Sunday, March 18, 2012

Abducted by Sundays in Bed with...3.18.12

My dear friend Kate started a meme last week about what books we spend Sunday mornings reading in bed! I didn't get to participate last week, but here is what I am in bed with this Sunday morning!

This weekend I will be spending Sunday morning (and most of the rest of the day) in bed with Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. This book was selected by my friend Amanda for our book club meet up this month, which is next weekend.

I was a little reluctant to start this one, mostly because it is very long and that was overwhelming to me. But yesterday I just started reading and couldn't stop. I read 100 pages in one day and that was with family in town I had to visit with and three movies set in Ireland I had to watch as part of my St. Patrick's Day celebration!

Unbroken is the biography of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian who enlisted into WWII and was trained as a bomber on a B24. While aboard a B24 called the Green Hornet, attempting a rescue mission, the plane lost an engine and crashed into the Pacific Ocean swarming with sharks!

And that is as much as I know, because that is exactly where I left off! Actually, the part I am reading now is all about how the friends and family of the men in the Green Hornet are finding out that the plane and crew are missing, and I keep having to put the book down because it is making me cry!

I have made it a habit that I don't write reviews on my blog for books that I read for book club, so I wont be writing a further review on this one. But if the rest of the book continues to be as riveting as what I have read so far, I know I am going to give it a very high rating!

I will be honest and say that I don't always know what is going on. When Hillenbrand describes in detail every move the plane is making and all the different parts of the plane, well, I don't really know what she is talking about but I know enough to keep following along. Also at the end of every couple of paragraphs she includes personal touches about the men involved, that is all I need to keep me pulled along into each chapter.

"[Phil] began carrying two talismans. One was a bracelet Cecy had given him. Believing that it kept him from harm, he wouldn't go up without it. The other was a silver dollar that jingled endlessly in his pocket. On the day that he finally ran away with Cecy, he said, he'd use it to tip the bellboy." 

So...what are you in bed with???


Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I'm so glad you're liking this book! I don't know if I'll ever read it, just because my TBR pile and all the other books fighting to get on my TBR pile, is too daunting already, but this does sound like something I'd enjoy.

Thank you for participating in this meme! I just love when people take real photo's of their books. It just makes it more real.

Hope you had fun yesterday! We started with Leap Year, which Kim really liked, but she liked all the movies! And I even made her watch Battle Royale in order to prep for Hunger Games. It was a blast, but all would have been just a little bit better if you'd been here!

fakesteph said...

Not sure if it's the book for me (but I also need to start reading outside my comfort zone), but I'm glad you're liking it!

Kimberly @ Midnight Book Girl said...

I've heard good things about her books but I have a hard time reading non fiction so I'm not sure I'll ever read it. Sounds interesting though.

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Such a good book, and one I'll definitely be recommending to others! I was surprised I liked a biography so much! And we had such a great talk about it at book club. It's definitely made me more open to trying more biographies. My review will go up on my blog soon.

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