Friday, February 8, 2013

Weekend Library Reading (2) Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks

Weekend Library Reading is hosted by Reading in Winter.

Book: Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks.

Why I took out this book:  I have to read one nonfiction book every quarter for a class I'm taking called independent reading and I have been wanting to read this book for a number of years. It keeps getting put off so this is my chance.

Summary (from goodreads):

The day the brochure came was a typical one. With a wife and five small children, a hectic schedule, and a new book due to his publishers, Nicholas Sparks was busy with his usual routine. The colorful mailer, however, described something very different: a tour to some of the most exotic places on Earth. Slowly, an idea took hold in Nicholas's mind and heart. In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. And as they voyaged to the lost city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes. . . to mysterious Easter Island. . . to Ayers Rock in the Australian outback. . . and across the vast Indian subcontinent, the ultimate story of their lives would unfold. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings, daredevil Micah and the more serious, introspective Nicholas recalled their rambunctious childhood adventures and the tragedies that tested their faith. And in the process, they discovered startling truths about loss, love and hope. Narrated with irrepressible humor and rare candor, and including personal photographs, Three Weeks with my Brother reminds us to embrace life with all its uncertainties. . . and most of all, to cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the wonderful people who make them possible.

So far I'm 139 pages in and I'm loving this book. I love Nicholas Sparks as an author so reading this book is like seeing what Nicholas Sparks is like as a person and not just an author who writes amazing novels. There will be a book review up on this book soon.

Thanks for reading



  1. I've never read any Nicholas Sparks! I've seen a few of the movies made from his books, but just have never picked up one of his books. I'm going to have to one of these days.

    Thanks for participating in my feature! :)

    1. I love Nicholas Sparks and if you like the movies I can guarantee that the books are even better.


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