Monday, April 7, 2014

Books: Lone Survivor

One thing I have enjoyed about rotations, is the "free" time I have. It is not necessarily free time, but I am not spending all my time studying, so actually want to read and have time to do so. While I have been on rotation I have been able to tackle a few books. The first one I read has probably one of my favorites books to date.

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
This one I absolutely love, love, loved! After I adopted a soldier last year, I decided that once a year, I want to read some type of book with military influence. I am sure y'all are all aware of this book by now, if anything you have heard about the movie. I highly suggest reading this one even if you saw the movie. As with most books that are turned into movies, the book is a million times better! The book goes into detail about Marcus's life prior to joining the Navy SEALs, his time during his service, and after he returned home. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book.

I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down i will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my enemies and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.

Fear is a force that sharpens your senses. Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can't do anything.

Because above all, we’re patriots. We will willingly carry the fight to whoever may be the enemies of the United States of America. We’re your front line, unafraid and ready to go in against al Qaeda, jihadists, terrorists, or whoever the hell else threatens this nation.

Hope you have a wonderful week loves!


  1. I've got this book sitting on my shelf to read and just haven't gotten to it yet, but it's next up!!

  2. I've heard great things about this book. Your rave reviews speak highly of it too!