I only read ONE book this month. One. And it took me the entire month, every day, to finish it. Well, to be honest, I may not have read as much as I normally do because the hubby and I have started binge-watching “24”. I watched it all last summer, but he’s never seen it and we’re trying to watch all eight seasons before the new ones starts in May. So we watch one, two, five episodes a day… It’s so addicting!
So the one book I read… One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick. It is an excruciatingly detailed account of Fick’s training to become an officer in the Marines, his deployment, and his time in Iraq right after 9/11. Every. Single. Detail. He also expresses much distrust in the combat leaders and provides some eye-opening glimpses into how combat decisions are made and what life is really like out there. For someone who is very interested in war stories, it’s spectacular. If you’re not, it’s not a fun read. I fall somewhere in between, so I pressed forward in it, even though it was hard sometimes. I am glad I did because the last few chapters, which he titles “aftermath”, is an inspiring and emotional account of his feelings and experience once returning home.
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