It’s been long over due but now that I’m passed this insane work push and fully entrenched in a new role at said work, I’m now able to dedicate significantly more time to this site. So I’ll be back and consistently posting, I promise!
Factual Fridays will be back this starting this Friday.
Starting in January, two new somewhat regular features will be introduced. The first is a project I have long wanted to undertake and that’s Project President. My current book rotation is to read a non-fiction, military history book and alternate with a fiction book (to avoid burnout). Now I’ll be adding a presidential biography into the mix and it will be reviewed in its own section: Project President. This will go in order of the presidency and the only exception will be Grover Cleveland – I’ll just read one covering his life instead of two (one before and one after Benjamin Harrison – I’ll read his before Benjamin Harrison).
The second is based on a project over at Bibliophilopolis called “Deal Me In” in which each blogger is encouraged to select a short story, tie it to a card in a standard deck of cards (so 52 in total) and each week, read the story tied to the card you drew. Most bloggers choose fictional short stories but I selected mine based on military history short stories. I’ll be publishing a list of the stories I’ve chosen in December and these will also be listed in their own section: Deal Me In 2015.
I will be posting this week reviews of “Rising Sun, Falling Skies” by Jeffrey R. Cox, “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior” by Rorke Denver, “The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw, and “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. I may not have been able to post but reading is starting to catch up. 🙂
I hope you’ll continue to follow me on this journey and any suggestions for books on military history, presidential biographies, and Factual Friday topics is always welcome!