One book that came up recently in my book club discussions was Little Princes by Conor Grennan. I am not sure why we did not select it but, about a month ago one of my best friends, Lisa Duffy, emailed me that she had something for me. I showed up at her house to collect the mystery item and she had a stack Conor Grennan’s book Little Princes on her counter, one of which she picked up and gave to me. She told me that she had checked it out of the library, read it, loved it and then realized after finishing it that some of the cost of the book went to the foundation discussed in the story. She said that if she had known what the book was about, and how it would have touched her, she would not have borrowed it from the library but purchased it. So, she went right out and bought several copies to give to her friends. She said “read it and you will understand.”
I recently posted August Book Club and it was one of the four books I wanted to read this month. I picked it up and was riveted from page one. Lisa was right…this is a special book. Many of you do not know me well but, those who do, know that when I like something I talk about it…number one reason why I have a blog!
I loved this book! You must read it and buy it (if you do not win the giveaway)! Below is my stamp of approval!
It is an amazing true story about a man who decides to quit his job and travel around the world for a year. He thinks that if he volunteers at an orphanage in Nepal for three months his journey will be justified to his family, friends and peers. What he does not know is that he will find a new meaning in his life, be challenged beyond belief, loved unconditionally and build an unbelievable organization all because he volunteered at an orphanage in Nepal. It is so much more than what I have just written but I do not want to give it all away!
Here is a short video about the book and Connor Grennan’s journey:
But… I want to give away five – YES FIVE – books to you! I want you to read what I have read and feel what I have felt: to know that there are people out there who do the most generous acts of kindness for other human beings. It makes you want to be a better person. I, like Lisa, want to contribute to Next Generation Nepal so that their great efforts do not go unnoticed or unsupported.
It is pretty easy…you must be a follower, subscriber of Ridgely’s Radar, and/or “like” Ridgely’s Radar on Facebook and live in the United States. To enter: leave a comment* on this post (here or on Facebook) about a place you would like to visit if you took a year off to explore the world. My family and friends are also welcome to participate. If you think someone you know would be interested to enter, please forward the post. The five winners will be chosen at random on Friday, September 23rd (which also happens to be my birthday…what better gift to give myself than a gift to others?!?)
Good Luck and Namaste!
*If you have any questions about how to comment please email me – find my email up at the top of this post when you click CONTACT