Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!!!

We here at the Cotton Patch want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. And to say thank you to all the men and women who will be spending this 4th of July away from their families while serving in the armed forces.

This is the time of the year in SEMO when watermelons are coming off the vine and families are gathering for reunions. This year the oppressive heat and dry conditions have caused more activities to be moved inside and fireworks to be banned. And overall, less time for books. (Which is my excuse for not posting a review in the last week)

With it being our nation's birthday I tried to think about books that would be patriotic in nature, short of being some kind of political book or biography of a president. One book that came to mind was

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero

This choice might be a little bit surprising, but Houdini found time to serve his country even as busy as he was with his great career. This was an awesome biography that was not only very intersting but written like a great novel. It was one of those books that I hated to see the last page come.

What books bring patriotism to mind for you?

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