Thursday, November 10, 2011

Follow Friday (19)


Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Question: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.

My favorite fictional soldier is Brigan from "Fire," by Kristin Cashore. I guess I just admire how he's super selfless and responsible and how he's willing to put his own desires below the needs of his country. Also, he's hot.

Choosing a real-life favorite is harder, because there are so, so many awesome people who have served their countries. But the one that comes to mind is from this story I was researching for work recently about a solider during the Vietnam War who worked with a scout dog. And the soldier extended his tour of duty twice just so he could stay with the dog. Maybe I was just feeling really emotional that day, but that story seriously almost made me cry.

13 comments:

  1. Already a follower. Happy FF. My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-2.html

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  2. Have you ever heard about the story of Chris Duke and his dogs in Afghanistan? It's an amazing story that will bring tears to your eyes.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/29/eveningnews/main6726122.shtml

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm a new follower of yours and I agree, there are so many great soldiers out there. I never heard of the one in "Fire" but it sounds like a great story!
    Follow My Book Blog Friday

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  4. That dog story sounds really good! I want to read about it now!

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  5. Hi, new follower!

    The story of the soldier extending his tour of duty just so he could stay with the dog is very sweet! Such strong bonds between humans and animals are so precious.

    You can find my FF here.

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  6. I love to hear like that about dogs and humans since I'm a total dog lover (as you will from all the pictures of my little doggie on my blog).

    Here's my FF: Goldilox's FF

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  7. What a wonderful story about the Vet who extended his service to keep working with the dog.

    Here's my hero:
    11-11-11 at My Head is Full of Books

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  8. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  9. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  10. hey! I'm a follower here, happy veteran's day!

    I just got a SHINY new blog makeover!! Come by and let me know what you think!! :)

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. Happy follow Friday!!! My blog is hosting two giveaways currently (the one that just started today is for your choice of a Wendy Delsol book! Stork, Frost or The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls!) I would love it if you would stop by and enter! Thank you and TGIF/Happy Veteran's Day!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma
    The Writers Voice:
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

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  12. Hi I am a new follower :) I mentioned in my post about animals that help in wars too :)
    I read a book about a man who is trying to help the homeless animals he met in Afghanistan get homes in his country, England.
    I sent him a donation. Anything to help homeless animals. My soft spot :)
    U have a nice blog. Have a gr8 weekend.
    Follow Friday@BOOKS & BEYOND

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