Where did February go? Why, it feels like just yesterday I was writing about my January reads and now here I am telling you about February. Holy cow! Don’t forget to link up all your reading-related posts for the month of January with Tayler and I!
So here’s my update on my 2016 Reading Challenge:
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That’s some steady progress, right? It feels good to be ahead and I would love to keep up this pace. One of the big differences this month is that I decided that I would read a little each day. I use the momentum app to track my progress and I did pretty well in February. Sometimes, I can only do a page, but that’s still a little each day and I think it’s been part of what’s been pushing me to cruise through books! And these, I have to say, I really enjoyed!
I received a free copy of the following book through Blogger Babes in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I plan on finishing out the series (umm, they were free?), but I’m super disappointed so far. The first book in this series, which I reviewed here, was only mediocre but this one was a real disappointment. Hopefully, as I progress through, there’s more value to come.
While at face value, his steps seem easy, they are really really hard. As I progress through them, I’ll be sure to write more here. I hope that you’ll join me through my journey to financial freedom.
Now, the book itself is full of military jargon, so if you’re not into that you might get lost. I felt myself sometimes reading a word I didn’t know and have to google it or accept defeat and move on. You don’t have to understand the military or what their equipment is called to get everything out of this book, but it certainly does make things a lot easier.
While sad, I certainly felt this was a page turner. The recounting was so well-written that I felt myself feeling really invested in the different folks involved. It’s hard to look at this and not call them “characters” and a “story”. The fact of the matter is that these are real people with real lives some of whom did not make it home to their families. This book captured their stories and their commitment to protecting Americans in the best way possible. I believe and pray that their memories live on.
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Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.