Friday, May 26, 2017

The Book Blogger Hop/Book Beginnings/ The Friday 56 5/26/2017

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of A Coffee-Addicted Writer, Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading!  Also, I will now also include a brief synopsis.

This week's Book Blogger Hop's question.

What is the most fun part/aspect of being a book blogger? Seeing what others are reading and getting to interact them.  

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

A Brief Synopsis:  Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.

In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.

Beginning of the Book

One moment - that's all it takes for your entire world to slit apart.  For me that moment was when I was fourteen.  I returned home from school to discover that my hard-working immigrant parents had been taken away.  In one irreversible instant - in the space of a single breath - life as I knew it was forever altered.

Page 56

One of the children Mami was walking with was Lily's son.; when the ICE officer pulled up alongside her and got out of the car, Mami started to cry; she knew what was coming.  

I'll be starting this over the weekend.  I've been wanting to read this for quite awhile.

What are you reading this weekend?  


  1. Such a timely topic! Thanks for sharing, and I hope to read it soon. Here's mine: “IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND”

  2. This sounds good. I'm not familiar with the actress though. This week I'm reading Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost. Happy reading!

  3. The book community is a really fun group, isn't it!?

  4. Wow...this book sounds really intense! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my Friday 56!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. I'd read this for sure! Happy weekend!

  6. It sounds intense but very timely topic!
    Here's my Friday Reads

  7. Sounds fascinating - thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. Hey Kathryn! Just wanted to pop by to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Awards. :) Feel free to check out my post if you would like to participate!