The Book of Jonas, by Stephen Dau, is about a boy that survives a village raid in the Middle East. He loses his family in the traumatic event and spends the book unraveling the truths to the mom of the man that saved his life while back in America. I read this book with my dad's "coming over from Vietnam" story in my mind, knowing that it's never an easy journey. Though the two stories have different scenarios, I could find a lot that related them both to one another.
I'm not normally one to read "war" or "military" books, but this one was more of a mystery book for me. It was a page turner and can even be read in a day if you're persistent. It's an easy read with shorter chapters than others. My only complaint about the book was the flow of Jonas's stories. He seemed to jump back and forth with each story and it was difficult to make a timeline of the events.
Although I'd categorize this book as a mystery, the ending is easy to guess while you're reading. You're never sure of it, but it's tucked in your head throughout the book as you read. Overall? It's another book I'd highly recommend.
*This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.
One day while taking food blog pictures, I got a little tired of my Nikon camera strap. It smelled of my dad's cologne (since he was the original owner before giving it to me) and it just didn't seem personal. No offense, pops! I ventured onto Etsy and quickly found a solution to my lack of personality. After browsing through tons of camera straps, iMo caught my attention with their bright colors, unique designs, and customer service. At the time, they had a special price for 3 straps, so that's what I ended up with.
The package came extremely quick for being international-- about a week and it was at my door.
It came in a box of their own. Super cute! The packaging makes it great for gift giving.
Aren't they gorgeous? The quality is top notch and seem really well made. Visting the shop now, I see she added some new ones straps. I'm lusting over the white navajo strap. I wish it was there when I ordered cause I'd snatch it up in a second!
Here's a sneak peak of one on my camera via my Instagram: @kimberlywyn
Hi! I'm Kim, a 25 year old dabbling in just about anything I can get my hands on. Scrapbooking, photography, baking, home decorating... you name it! We all know what's going on in my kitchen (lots & lots of baked goods), but how about my closet and life in general? Here's where you'll find out!