Books I am currently reading

At the beginning of the month I bought a Kindle. A kindle is an E-book machine that allows you to read books that are in the file format of an Ebook. You can download books from All are priced at very reasonable prices. I have purchased a few books. Here are two books that I am currently reading.

As one of the first post-WWII Baby Boomers, the author’s childhood and early teenage years were in the 1950s, a remarkable decade for the United States that saw enormous political, technological, and cultural changes. Although many books have covered the headline-making events of the era in great detail, few of these books give the reader a real feel for what daily life was like for Americans living in that decade, especially for kids growing up then. The author remembers the little nuts and bolts things of daily life for families during the fascinating decade known as the Fabulous Fifties. “Recollections” perfectly blends paying homage to the little day-to-day rituals with a larger scale examination of social issues and mores of the times, and it’s equally entertaining on either level. “Recollections” is a warm, lovingly honest, and fascinating portrait of America in the mid-20th Century.

This is a chilling account of ground combat of a young company-grade officer who fought with the 9th Infantry Division in North Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium, and Germany. Scheffel vividly recalls the terror, mind-numbing fatigue, raw emotions, and horrific conditions fighting men endured to achieve victory in World War II.

If you have been thinking about buying a kindle, I strongly encourage yourself to do so. It is one of my favorite purchases.

Thanks for reading,

Published in: on November 24, 2010 at 4:19 PM  Leave a Comment  

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