Why did I wait so long to read this? It was wonderful! I haven't been so emotionally involved with characters in ages. I might even have teared up some at the end. In the 1870s, Capitan Kidd travels Texas bringing news of the larger world to small towns. He is entrusted with returning a child kidnapped by the Kiowa to her family. Their story is perfectly told.
I made the local paper‘s monthly section. ☺️ It‘s not just Littens who call me MrBook, now it‘s the whole county! 🙈 It‘s already happened a half-dozen times since it was published this morning and besides the library I‘ve only gone to the supermarket.
I love these “long-lost” stories 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!
Breaking news! Congratulations to #ElizabethAcevedo 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳! Any fans of hers here?!
Hello! That‘s a lot of reading ahead for #GoT fans! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
NEWS OF THE WORLD is filled with beautiful, descriptive writing that pulls you in.
I truly enjoyed NEWS OF THE WORLD mainly because of the characters and definitely the warmth and kindness of Captain Kidd.
If you need a quick, enjoyable, heartwarming read, NEWS OF THE WORLD fits the bill along with a history lesson. 4/5
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Happy Saturday! Lucas and I tried to go to a library sale, but it was canceled due to weather. It's literally sunny & 75, so we took that as a sign from the book gods that we didn't need more. But we did meet the library's pet lizard. 🦎
We went out to brunch, & then I decided to flip all of our books sideways so we could fit more. That turned into sorting by size, genre, etc.🤦🏻♀️
So, now I'm taking a break & I LOVE this book. #BlameItOnLitsy
It is a cold & rainy day in Southern Idaho today! My pictures are all weird colors because I have no natural light. 😜
Anyway, this book won by a landslide when I asked you guys to vote a few days ago, so News of the World is up next! 🤓📚
As a shock to nobody I'm sure, we could not resist the discount day at the friends of the library sale. For $2.50, we got all of these books! Some of them have even been on my wishlist for a while. 😍
Just finished this wonderful little gem on a cold, dreary day. Some people have a tendency to romanticize the “Wild West” but I feel like this book touches on the brutality of the time without sensationalizing it for shock value. I had just finished Ron Chernow‘s book Grant when I picked this up. I think I appreciated it even more having just learned so much about Reconstruction. It was a short read, but a good one!
Such an amazing book. Joanna, 10 years old and former captive of the Kiowa, and Captain Kidd, the cranky 70 year old man who makes his living reading news stories to small town audiences, make quite the incredible and unlikely pair. The 400 mile journey they make from Wichita Falls to San Antonio to return her to her German family of origin is both fascinating and terrifying.
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Absolutely loving this book. A 70 year old man, who reads news to crowds for a living, agrees to transport a 10 year old former captive of the Kiowa back to her German family, which entails a dangerous 400 mile journey from Wichita Falls to San Antonio via horse and wagon in 1870. Isn‘t this sign at a printing press office along the route just marvelous?!
1) Born in St. Louis, moved to NYC at 18, where I lived for almost 40 years. Relocated to Santa Fe almost 2 years ago and absolutely love it!
2) John Boyle, Joy Harjo
3) According to Goodreads, 1,618 books but I don‘t have all the unread books on my shelves/Kindle in there so actually higher.
4) Couch in my living room while my honey plays video games with headphones on.
5) Tagged book.
They were discussing these biblio-trends a couple years ago at #BEA. Good to see they're making the rounds to a broader audience now. 😁👍🏻👍🏻
This is a fun literary prize to watch play out every year, lol!
I‘m on a Western kick, reading this on the heels of Lonesome Dove. Lonesome Dove was a tough act to follow, yet I just loved this story with two more characters I won‘t soon forget. Captain Kidd is an older gentleman who travels through 1870s Texas reading the news in small towns where such information is scarce. He is tasked with returning Johanna, a young girl captured by the Kiowas, to her relatives outside of San Antonio and adventure ensues.
12 books in November— an excellent month for me. News of the World was my favorite, SO SO great, but I liked or loved them all except Madam Bovary which was just okay. The Lottery and Madam Bovary are #gilmoregirlsreadingchallenge titles and Xenogenesis Book 2 wrapped up #litsyAtoZ. #fallintoreading #BestofNov #serialreader
@AmyG thank you thank you thank you for this wonderful #FeedaReader package. I love everything! Great book choices, awesome socks, lovely tea towels and spatula, and dark chocolate with sea salt 😍😍😍 The recipe certainly sounds interesting, I can't wait to try it out! I really needed a smile today, so this arrived at the perfect time. Thank you again!
Proof that we did move from this chair today. Or at least that Doggie moved. 😆 This is a beautiful, quiet story of an elderly ex-soldier who travels around Texas reading newspapers, and his journey returning a young girl rescued from a Kiowa tribe to her family. I was a bit verklempt near the end and surprised by how attached I became to these characters. They don‘t speak the same language and say little throughout, yet communicate multitudes.
My wild Friday night plans. 😁
After a very long week of clearing out a storage unit full of dusty, smoky boxes and furniture, an adrenaline-fueled job interview, a tiring though good visit from my mother, and way too much driving, I need this weekend to restore my sense of calm. Doggie emphatically agrees!
NEWS OF THE WORLD is an unforgettable historical fiction novel of courage and responsibility. It‘s full of suspense and danger as the Captain and Johanna journey onward. A respectful and dignified emotional bond develops between these two valiant travelers as they learn to depend on each other to survive. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/news-of-the-world
Really enjoying this! It's a #blameitonlitsy purchase from early in my Litsy days. I've finally gotten around to it!
Excellent. Finished in less than 24 hours. Terrific story based on a true character , combined with true events that happened to kids out west who were captured by Indians.
5 Golden Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Just read it. It‘s short and SO GOOD.
Current read. Interesting to know that the main character was based on an actual person . I‘ve learned something new from the book already. The fact that so many people in 1870 were either poor readers or couldn‘t read at all, so they paid to have this man and come to read them “ news of the world” from many newspapers available at the time. Fascinating to think back to a time when news was harder to get and people were so eager to hear it.
Our latest episode of Books On The Go is up! We discuss the Golden Booker and review News Of The World. This one crept under my radar in 2016 & is not a book I‘d normally be drawn to, but was a revelation. Loved it! But what did @mr_annie think? Have you read it? Love to hear your thoughts. 🎧📖
Kicking off my #24in48 a little early since I know I‘ll probably be too busy Sunday night! Didn‘t realize how short this #audiobook was when I started it so I‘m thinking I can finish it this weekend! 📚