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January 2021 Read of the Month Review

 Happy to report that I finished my January 2021 Read of the Month , A Promised Land by President Barack Obama . This autobiography (the first of two volumes according to this work) covers mainly Obama's political career but the major focus is on his early political career as state senator in Illinois and United States Senator. It then shifts and covers his decision to run for the office of President of the United States, his journey to win the Democratic nomination and eventually the office of President of the United States. The remainder of the book runs through his first term in office as President of the United States. The book ends with his description of the events leading up to and the eventual capture of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, spoiler alert our Navy Seals were successful and killed Bin Laden in the May 2011 raid. Ok a few comments about the book, fair warning I am an Obama fan; not an owning Obama clothing/flag waving fan, but a fan nonetheless. As I mentioned in my

January 2021 Read of the Month

 My January 2021 Read of the Month comes from right from my 2020 Holiday Wish List.   "Santa" did bring me a copy of A Promised Land by President Barack Obama . It is not secret that I am a big Obama fan (but still not big enough to plant Obama flags all over my house/car) so asking for this book was a no-brainer. I am over 50% finished and today is only the 3rd of January so my review will be coming soon.  Showing of my new book...and my book t-shirts from Christmas Day One quick note from early in the book, President Obama started writing the book on his final trip on Air Force One after the inauguration of President Donald Trump....on a legal pad....pen/paper. I love it, it is amazing to me that this 768 page book came to together via pen and paper. 

Happy New Year, Welcome 2021

 Greetings and Happy New Year to all. After I reviewed my November 2020 Read of the Month   I made the executive decision to give myself some time off for the month of December to enjoy some time away from my computer screen. With most of my work time being on screen, the last thing I wanted to do was spend any additional time looking at a computer screen. So what did I do for the month of December then? Well besides going into work and setting up our remodeled library I: Finally read Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds . What a great book, written in free verse by Reynolds. It tells the story of Will (William Holloman) seeking revenge for his brother's violent murder. On his journey down the elevator from his 8th floor apartment Will is visited by a new person (that also died of gun violence) that enters the elevator at each floor. Each tells Will (and the reader) the story of their death. Give this one a read, powerful and you can finish it in a day or two. Consider this my mini Dec