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February 2013 Read of the Month

I actually started my February 2013 Read of the Month at the end of January.   I did this for a couple of reasons:
  • The book I selected is a little longer than previous reads
  • February is a shorter month
  • Along with my day job at Carlson, I am back to teaching at Wayne County Community College District and I am taking a college course to keep my teaching certificate current.
Ok, enough of how busy I am, on to the book.  For the month of February I am reading No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden.  Wow, I guess the title really says it all huh?  The book, by former Navy Seal "Mark Owen" was an instant best-seller.  So far the book is a great read and I do not think I will have any trouble finishing the before the 28th.

February 2013 Read of the Month

Like most Americans, this story has an important place in my heart.  Actually, I will never never forget when President Obama called a press conference late on a Sunday.  Everyone commented that is must have been a major event for such oddly timed Presidential statement.  Another reason I always remember this day, May 1st/2nd 2011.  My birthday is the 1st, and I remember thinking what a great way to end my birthday in 2011.  I look forward to spending February with this book!

In other news, I did some housecleaning here at the blog and added my Twitter feed to the right.  Now readers are able to keep up with my tweets, and even respond right from this site.  Enjoy!

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