If there was ever potential for two people in a relationship to lose their cool..it’s when their air conditioning goes out in 80-degree Hawaiian weather. Pun completely intended.
And I don’t know about you, but when you’re laying in bed in a room filled with sticky, dense, cut-it-with-a-knife air, sleeping rarely comes. So when you’re tossing around and thoroughly annoying your bedmate who is trying to sleep because his job requires waking up at 4am, yet you’re wide awake, the only logical thing to do is turn on your bedside light and read, right?
Not like that would completely annoy the other person at all.
(light goes on and illuminates the entire room)
Dane: “Kait, what are you doing?”
(as I reach for Lone Survivor): “Oh umm…well I can’t sleep.”
Dane: “You’re almost out of Afghanistan, aren’t you?”
(so guilty of being completely addicted to my book) “Yeah…I am.”
Dane (as he flips over and covers his face with a pillow): “You’ll finish it tonight.”
And that’s just what I did.
At 11:47, I had made it to the final pages of Marcus Luttrell’s book, tears streaming down my face, and a new sense of pride for my country, our Armed Forces, and my own Ranger.
Have you ever read a book and felt a call-to-arms over something? A new excitement you felt deep down in your heart and felt it was your duty, as the reader of that book, to tell each and every person you encountered something new?
Well that’s how I feel, because this book has changed my life. I know I’m a broken record by this point, but go out and buy the book, military and non-military alike. If nothing else, it will give you insight and perspective on the life 95% of Americans would never be brave enough to lead. The life of a member of our Special Forces.
And now, of course, I feel a bit like I just went through a break-up, which is always the feeling I get after I finish a book I couldn’t put down. So tell me, what’s the best book you’ve ever read?