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Monday—The Reading Corner

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Books I've Been Reading Lately


Unbroken:  A World War II Story of Survival, Resillience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit) — True story about an American 1939 Olympic runner from Torrance, CA, who survives a B-24 crash in the Pacific, drifts at sea for 40 days, is captured by the Japanese, and spends over 2 years as a POW.  Just finished this one.  Incredible story!

Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunterby Seth Grahame-Smith — Entertaining historical fiction.  I'm a vamp fan, but holy cow, this book is gross...So gross, it's campy.  Young Abraham Lincoln goes around hunting and killing vampires.  Splat!  There goes another one.  I am currently reading this and am having a hard time getting through it.  I hear they're going to make a movie out of it, so I'll keep plugging away.

A Dog's Purposeby W. Bruce Cameron — A real tear - jerker!  Plan on crying a lot.  The main character starts out as a puppy and lives 4 very different lives as a different…