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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Follow Friday--Sad Books

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Follow Friday

Increase Blog Followers, gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
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The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What is the last book that made you cry? Tell us about the scene...

The last book that made me cry that I can think of was Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley. It's such a great book and a true story! The very first couple of pages made me tear up. Bradley is the son of one of the marines who helped raise the flag in the famous photo from Iwo Jima. 
The first part talks about how Bradley's father never talked about the war. Whenever reporters called for interviews, the children were instructed to say he was fishing in Alaska and such. Not until after his father's death did he find several boxes of World War II paraphernalia. He was shocked because, despite knowing who his father was, or had been as a young man, it simply wasn't part of Bradley's life. All this is explained in the first two pages and then he reads a letter from his father to his grandparents about the famous flag-raising.
His father wrote (and I'm paraphrasing because I can't find an excerpt and my younger brother stole my copy) "I had something to do with the flag-raising a few days ago and it was one of the proudest moments of my life."
Bradley was stunned. So began his journey to discover what really happened back then and who his father really was.
There are parts when the narrative drags just a bit, but for the most part I bawled through this book. It was soooo good!
How about you? What was the last book that made you tear up?


  1. I haven't read this but it looks like it would make me cry buckets.

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

  2. I can only imagine the tears during this one especially because it is a true story. I am an old follower just stopping by! Happy holidays ... Witchy Reviews

  3. wow that sounds like a great book. New GFC follower....

    MY FF: http://2ndbooktotheright.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

  4. Haven't read that one either, but I don't like crying when I read! Luckily few books have made me do so!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. old follower. I will have to get this book....my grandson and I will share it together! Thanks for sharing Liesel!
    Beth at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  6. I can definitely see how this one would make you cry. I would probably be bawling for sure. Thank you for stopping by my FF. Old Follower :D

  7. That looks like such a sad book.
    Old follower
    my F&F

  8. That book sounds really good.


  9. What a cool story Liesel. I don't kno9w if I'd cry, but I definite;ly would be choked up.

  10. This story made me cry as well!

  11. I've wanted to read this book for a long time. Can't wait to read it :) Happy reading!

    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz

  12. Thanks for stopping by my post :)