The Poppy Field Diary


Look what came in the mail today!

I love to receive books in the mail…there’s just something about opening a package and seeing a brand new book inside, beckoning you to open it up and discover the adventure written inside.  A most wonderful feeling indeed!

The Poppy Field Diary is being added to my reading list for March.  It’s a book I received from the author, Carey Richard.  This makes it a book I have agreed to review in a timely manner which makes it a high priority book.  My goal is to begin reading it tonight, hopefully finishing it within a week or two.  It’s an honor to be contacted by a publisher/author and I try my best to read and review these type of requests within a 3-4 week time-frame. This doesn’t mean I’m not going to read the other books I’ve listed, it just means this book will take precedence over the other two until my assignment is complete.

2015-03-04_22.39.04Why did I choose to review this book?  Well, to be honest, at first I thought I would decline the request.  When clicking on the link provided by the author, I was directed to the book’s Amazon page.  After briefly skimming through the story’s synopsis, which told me it was about a young Afghan woman, I decided I wasn’t really interested in reading about Afghanistan.  Later that day, however, I decided to click on the link again. This time I began to read the description of the book more thoroughly and as I read, I discovered this was more than a book about Afghanistan.  This was a story about a lady’s life journey.  Of how the events in her life helped to shape her perception of love and forgiveness.  It became more personal, and my curiosities about this young lady began to grow.  It was at that moment I decided I would request a copy to review.

It’s going to be a pleasure to read The Poppy Field Diary, or so I’m hoping.  I’m already invested in the main character’s life, and I don’t even know her name yet!  All I know is she’s about to share her journey with me…and from reading the book’s back cover, I can tell it’s going to be one incredible journey filled with some fun adventure; Russians invading Afghanistan, meeting a Czech spy, caring for an Afghan dancing boy, and the Twin Towers are even mentioned.

Yes, it sounds like a fun adventure and although it’s already late (after 11pm), I am going to read a few chapters before I tuck myself into bed.  It’s an adventure I’m going to begin…tonight!

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