Monthly Archives: December 2014

The TBR Double Dog Dare

The TBR Double Dog Dare. I’m taking up this dare as many of my friends know I have too many books in my to-be-read pile and I just keep adding to the pile!

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Factual Friday (Special Sunday Edition)

USS Arizona Memorial (photo courtesy Wikipedia) Today, Sunday, December 7, 2014 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Over 2,500 military personnel and civilians lost their lives that day and while their souls went to rest, … Continue reading

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Factual Friday

(Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero) Welcome to Factual Friday! Today’s topic: The Mitsubishi A6M fighter, aka the Zeke or Zero. This fighter was one of the most fearsomely consistent fighter planes of WWII. Over 10,400 were built. Of those, only 2 remain … Continue reading

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Deal Me In – 2015

This year I’m joining Jay at Bibliophilopolis and Dale at Mirror with Clouds in Jay’s Deal Me In project. The project works like this: assign a short story to each card in a standard deck of cards. Then each week, … Continue reading

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“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand

This book takes the reader through the life of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic athlete and WWII veteran who survived being a prisoner of Japanese POW camps. It is 398 pages and a bit of a tear jerker as well. The book covers the … Continue reading

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“The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw

“The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw is a story about the town of Bedford, Virginia and the men in their National Guard unit who were activated to the Army during World War II. This town suffered more loss of life … Continue reading

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“Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior” by Rorke Denver and Ellis Henigan

I love the movie “Act of Valor”. Most people aren’t impressed with it because they tell me people in the movie can’t act and it’s at that point I let them know that it’s because they aren’t actors, they were … Continue reading

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