Flyboys by James Bradley

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana
It took me about four months to read through this (which is a really long time for me). It is so sickening, heart-breaking, and revolting; yet it is such an eye-opening, vital read for this generation.
There truly is nothing to ‘like’ about this book (excepting, maybe, the fact that someone actually took the time to uncover the truth). Continue reading

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson

   Let’s go back to the 15th century, the War of Roses (English civil war). Though, in all honesty, this book focuses more on the two main characters than the war itself.
I actually really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. I started reading it after I bought it from a thrift store and discovered I had no other books to read on the drive home (just to clarify- I wasn’t the one driving).
Quite a few people have said they found it hard to understand the language. I’m not sure why, but I love reading Middle English literature (think Canterbury Tales).

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Bad Ground by W. Dale Cramer

     Bad Ground is the second book written by W. Dale Cramer. I bought it after reading his first book, Sutter’s Cross ( a great friend sent it to me and I can’t thank her enough).
Seventeen year old Jeremy Prine’s mother dies, leaving him a letter. In the letter is her last request: to find his estranged uncle, his father’s brother, a bitter rock miner. Once Jeremy finds his uncle there ensues a long train of events, eventually leading to his growing up and his uncle’s forgiveness. Continue reading

The Princess Bride

I’ve watched this movie at least 15 times. It’s one of the most quotable movies I know of.
The book on the other hand, reminds me a tad of The Phantom of the Opera book (speaking of The Phantom of the Opera, the movies are strange but the book outdoes them all in that area). This is one instance in which the movie is actually better than the book (strangely enough).
The Plot:
A girl (Buttercup) and boy (Westley) fall in love and Westley had to go away for awhile. Continue reading