Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"We Were Soldiers Once...and Young"

So here we go......

Several weeks ago, I suggested we read the book, "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young" by Lt.Gen. Harold G. Moore(Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway.

Please feel free at this point to comment on the book. If you would prefer to write a synopsis (oh my, sounds so serious) or answer any or all of the questions below...it's your choice.

1. Did you like the book or not? Did you enjoy it? Is it possible to find a book interesting without 'enjoying' it?

2. Was there a specific passage that had left an impression, good or bad? Share the passage and its effect.

3. Did the book read like a story, a newspaper article, a report, something else?

4. What one new fact did you learn from reading this book?

5. Did this book change your life in a positive or negative way? Please explain.

6. How do characters change or evolve throughout the course of the story? What events trigger such changes?

7. Did certain parts of the book make you uncomfortable? If so, why did you feel that way? Did this lead to a new understanding or awareness of some aspect of your life you might not have thought about before?

8. Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

My only request is that we remain respectful of each other's comments.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shall We Begin?

Several weeks ago, I brought up the idea of an Online Book Group. Several people seemed interested, so here we go...

I felt it best to create a separate blog, specifically for our Book Group.

Please give me feedback, on how you feel this will work best for all of us.

On Tuesday, I will publish a post for the book, "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young". I've pulled together a few questions for those who would like to participate in a question/answer format. If you prefer to write your viewpoints on the book, please do so. I welcome you to take as much space as you desire.

Your words matter to this blog! Please post your comments! It is important to me, we remain respectful of each other.

I truly hope we can make this work!

I thank each of you!!!