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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA Daily Topic ~ Genre: Non-Fiction



Armchair BEA
May 28 to June 2

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Genre: non-fiction in all it's forms!







After Etan: The Missing Child Case that Held America Captive
by Lisa R. Cohen

True Crime

my post

On the morning of May 25, 1979, six-year-old Etan Patz left his apartment to go to his school bus stop. It was the first time he walked the two short blocks on his own.

But he never made it to school that day. He vanished somewhere between his home and the bus stop, and was never seen again.

Thirty years later, May 25 is recognized as National Missing Children's Day, in Etan's honor.



The Noticer  
Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective
by Andy Andrews


Philosophy/Practical Living

my post

A couple are having problems, she thinks he doesn't love her because he doesn't say it, he thinks she doesn't love him because she doesn't acknowledge all the little extra things he does around the house.

Just a small piece that needs a little perspective. I wish I could buy this for everyone!



Repairing Rainbows
A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices
by Lynda Fishman

Memoir

my post

A child leaves home with relatives, she'll be getting the summer place ready for the rest of the family. Mom and the other two girls will fly out for two months, Dad will come for the last two weeks. The plane crashes and the world ends for the Dad and the daughter that survives. Lynda takes us through the surprise, denial and pain of her experience. This is a book about tragedy. It is also a book about hope and perseverance. A book about choices.



Soft Spots
A Marine's Memoir of Combat and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
by Clint Van Winkle

memoir

my post

Clint Van Winkle has invited us into his life and into his nightmares. He'll be sitting in a bar sharing "normal" life with us but when the news comes on; the ghosts come out - and not just the dead ones.

The writing flows so smoothly between current events, nightmares and memories that it took awhile to get use to it. One minute we're sitting in the living room drinking a beer and the next paragraph we're sitting in Iraq. It happened that fast for him, it happens that fast for us.

This book taught me to be angry and thankful. Read about it, think about it, thank a vet.



Mistaken Identity
Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope

Don & Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak
with Mark Tabb

memoir

my post

I read a book earlier called Eye Contact and thought it was a mother's worst nightmare, getting a phone call from your child's school and hearing "I'm sorry, your child is missing from campus". Then I read Mistaken Identity with the late night/early morning phone call, and "there has been a terrible accident" and "I'm sorry, your child didn't make it".

A terrible accident, five funerals, one severely injured and comatose. Then five weeks later. . .

"Okay, Laura, I would like you to write your name for me," the occupational therapist said.

W-H-I-T-N-E-Y"


and some I didn't post about but should have. . .



Until Tuesday
The story of a wounded veteran and his service dog. The trials of life before they came together as well as the ups and downs they dealt with together.

by  Luis Carlos Montalvan










The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

by Allison Hoover Bartlett











The Gardner Heist
The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft

by Ulrich Boser












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