Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Letter

I'm not much of a fan of reading. It's just not my cup of tea. But once in a blue moon I like to read books that catch my attention. I love reading books about the real struggles of real people and the many different paths of life. You know, memoir and biographies.  How about you?
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The book I'm currently reading is "The Letter" by Marie Tillman. 

After the 9/11 attacks, professional football player, Pat Tillman shocked the sports world when he left the NFL to join the U.S. Army Rangers. Tillman was later tragically killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Here's the summary:
"In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom dresser. For months it sat there, sealed and ever-present, like a black hole through which Marie knew her stable life would be pulled if she ever had reason to open it. Then, in April 2004, Marie's worst nightmare came true. In the days following his death, it was Pat's letter that kept her going and, more than that, it was his words that would help her learn to navigate a world she could no longer share with her husband."

My heart goes out to all the fallen heroes, victims and survivors of the 9/11.



Avi said...

OMG! I LOVE LOVE to read. I'm not really into biography unless it's required (remember Jose Rizal in college?) but I am definitely interested in reading this one. I'm wondering what could her husband wrote in that letter? Wow! Thanks! BPC hop!

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Chie said...

Oh my, this books seems very interesting sis...how sad but heroic act the guy deed by joining the Army. People like himn are heroes indeed.

emzkie said...

sounds like a really good book Dhemz! i like to read sci fi books, a bit of love stories and some mysteries. =)

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Ano ang nasa laman ng letter sis? Would love to read it hehehe..

Jessica Cassidy said...

I love to read education books that I can learn but am sure you do not want to know what I am reading ky sensored nyahahaha Dropping by from BPC.

Rcel said...

Hahaha. Katawa ko sa comment ni Momi Jessica. Unsa kaya na nga censored man. For adults only galing ah! LOL.

This book sounds very nice to read Dhemz. I am a voracious reader pero wala pa ko time karon. Naa nag-abot pa akong basahonon diri. :D I like to read biographies, too, and real-like experiences by real people. Most of them that became authors are fascinating people and I like to know what they went through and what they learned. :) Most of the times, ang drama sa akong ginabasa kay makapahilak pud naku. You know na, OA ang show! LOL.

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