It won’t come as a surprise to anyone in the U.S. that Sunday marks a very important anniversary; it’s been 10 years since September 11, 2001.
Our world changed in so many ways that day. Never again would we casually run to the airport to catch a flight. We eyed strangers or those who looked different warily. We accepted curbs to our civil rights that would have been unthinkable just days earlier. To get an idea of how drastic it all was, I remember that the summer prior to 9/11, the big news was the disappearance of Chandra Levy (a big story here in D.C.) and multiple shark attacks.
In those first weeks after 9/11, I don’t think I did much reading since I was too caught up in the 24-hour news cycle. Then, thankfully, I got my hands on a review copy of The Fiery Cross and I was lost in the adventures of Jamie and Claire in the new world.