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Killing Time: My War in Iraq

Avoiding writing a paper lends itself well to completing books that I had started and was progressing through slowly.  Killing Time: My War in Iraq by Colby Buzzell was the Jan/Feb selection for Planet Books.  You can see how far behind, I am on this online book club. I had started it and noticed that at first the chapters were short and very easy to read. The author's enthusiasm and awe at the newness of things was contagious.  As the book went on, much like the war itself, the chapters go longer and the writing was more complicated.  At least one other blogger talked about skimming parts of the book.  I bet that a lot of us in the United States (at least) have been skimming the war coverage. 

Overall, I was glad to read this book.  It provided an insightful, first hand look at what is happening on the ground. I had started blogging about it during my first Sunday Salon.  I am going to use this book as a selection for the What is in a Name reading challenge.

Recommend to a friend? Yes

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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 1:44AM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | Comments2 Comments

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You know what's funny? I was wondering who the blogger was that skipped... and it was me?! It's just some words just don't stay with me and so why take them in? Like empty calories in food. That's what weaponry acronyms mean to me.

I was glad to have read this book, too.
April 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCare
You are VERY funny! I think there were other people who skimmed parts as well; I just could not remember them at the moment.
April 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma

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