Thursday, November 11, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

It has been so long since I have participated in Booking through Thursday's that I think it is about time to pull it back together and get my booty in gear. Since today is Veteran's Day today in the US this weeks question is related to the holiday.

Q: It is November 11th, known here in the U.S. as Veteran’s Day, formerly Armistice Day to remember the end of WWI but expanded to honor all veterans who have fought for their country, so …

Do you read war stories? Fictional ones? Histories?

A: No I do not read war stories. In college I read anything I could get my hands on about WWII and I can remember reading a comic book that are aimed at young adults to help them understand the emotional aspect of WWII. I do however remember being tragically moved by a non-fiction book that was compiled of WWII photo's of the the destruction of the war. I was shocked that in some of the pictures it showed the concentration camps and honestly it was pictures of humanities worst nightmares. I could not comprehend that people were treated that way and it shocked me to the point that even today over 15 years later I can close my eyes and see the horrid pictures crystal clear like it was yesterday.

Sadly my main reason for not reading anything set in America is that I am working on my own WWII set book and until I finish it I do not want to read something by someone else that might make its way into my own thought process.

A big thank you today for all of our brother and sisters who have given everything they had and more to bring us the freedom we sometimes take for granted. Thank you from the bottom of my heart with out you guys we would be all lost.
Gone but never forgotten
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds HistoryMaus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
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  1. This picture is so sad. I've been to the Vietnam Memorial Wall more than once and no matter how many times I go I cry.
    You are writing your own WWII books? That is terribly exciting :) I hope all goes well with them!!

  2. I wish I could say the same and say that I have been to the Memorial Wall, someday I would love to see it. I am working on my grandmothers story her brother died in the war and my grandfather was not able to be a solider because he was a victim of violence. He got caught in between a gangster brawl and was indirectly shot in the arm. The crazy part is that he was in the military and had a desk job and while working that desk job he managed to be a ring leader in marching for the what is now established as workers unions. The pair of them have unique story that I am trying to get it out into the world for them.


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