Happy Memorial Day! Today we honor all those who have served or are currently serving for our county and freedom. Today especially, we send you and your families our sincere gratitude.
At Delicious Reads we've read some amazing and inspiring books over the years (2013 Picks, 2012 Picks, 2011 Picks, 2010 Picks, 2009 Picks). Many of these books explore various perspectives of people who have fought for their beliefs. Today I'd like to highlight four of them.
One of my all-time favorite books--and I've read a ton--is Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand.
"Unbroken"is mesmerizing, humbling and life-changing. Everyone should read this book. It will make you see the world differently.
I'm so excited that Unbroken is being turned into a movie scheduled for release at the end of the 2014! Angelina Jolie is directing the Coen Brother's adaptation of the book. Tom Brokaw sat down with Angelina and Louis last month to discuss:
Here's the Summary of our Discussion about "Unbroken."
Here's the Picture Recap of "Unbroken."
Another book we read this year also took place during WWII and was just released as a major motion picture. "Monument's Men," by Robert M. Edsel is the story of special forces chosen to locate, protect and preserve cultural artifacts during WWII. This story focuses on six men and their quest to preserve artwork from the Nazis.
Here's the Picture Recap of "Monuments Men."
Last year I moderated our discussion of a book that became very dear to me, "Between Shades of Gray," by Ruta Sepetes (not to be confused with Fifty Shades of Grey)...
Here's the summary of our Discussion about "Between Shades of Gray."
Here's the Picture Recap of "Between Shades of Gray,"
The last book I want to highlight for Memorial Day is "The Book Thief," by Markus Zusak.
To all those who have served or are currently serving in the military and their families--a sincere thank you. Thank you for being so courageous and nobel. We honor and remember you today.
Your Writerly Ranter,