Announcements!

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5.10.2010

I've Joined Miscellany Monday's! {week 1}


This is a cool thing that Caressa over at lowercase letters has started and I thought it would be fun to join!!! Basically, you just post 5 really random things. My style, right?


{1} So I always hate the first day back at school after being absent for several days. Because you've missed so much schoolwork you can hardly keep up with what the teacher is talking about. Yuck........but on a lighter note, I finished my catch-up!

{2} I am in the process of reading this amazing book called Jackdaws by Ken Follett.

I would probably mess up trying to explain about it so here are two reviews from amazon.com-

"Each book by Ken Follett, one of the most successful suspense writers of our time, is a welcome event. With Jackdaws, he returns to his most successful era, the darkest days of World War II. It is 1944 and the Allies are preparing for the invasion of Europe. In the occupied town of Sainte-Cecile, the French Resistance is preparing to blow up the chateau that now houses the crucial telephone exchange connecting the French telephone system to that of Germany. Bombers have been unable to inflict enough damage on the chateau to disrupt communications for more than a few hours at a time, but the Allies need to make sure that communications is down for longer so that there will be as little warning of the invasion as possible.
Felicity Clariet, known as Flick, is a British secret agent patrolling the streets around the chateau waiting for the first explosions that will give the signal for the attack to begin. She is married to Michel, a Resistance fighter. When the operation goes horribly wrong, they barely escape with their lives and Flick returns to her home in London--but not for long. When Flick returns to France it will be as part of an audacious, quickly assembled plan to put female spies in the chateau as telephone operators and cleaners, enabling the Allies to destroy the ability of the Exchange to warn Germany in advance of the landing on the beaches of Normandy. The twists and turns of the plot will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Follett tells us that Jackdaws is based on a true story. The Special Operations Executive sent 50 women into France as secret agents. Thirty-six survived."

and...

"Time is running out. With D-Day rapidly approaching, the Nazis are actively trying to quash the French resistance. Meanwhile, Britain's Special Operations branch is working hard to supply the resistance with intelligence, supplies and agents. Felicity "Flick" Clairet is one of England's most effective operatives in northern France. Having failed in an assault on the Nazis' main European telephone exchange, she regroups in England for another attempt, this time with an all-female team that will infiltrate the exchange under the guise of a French cleaning staff. Unfortunately, finding female agents fluent in French proves impossible and Flick resorts to crash-training nonprofessionals for the task."

I am so engrossed in this book and can't wait to read more of his works!!!

{3} It is only this middle of May, and yet I am sick of the ice cream trucks already. I'm tired of hearing 'The Entertainer' over and over, and especially the really annoying trucks that play 'Pop Goes The Weasel'. A disgrace to music! It's gonna be a looooong summer......

{4} So I took a short break from writing this post to check facebook and update my status. And whatdayaknow? It's posted something on most of my friends walls about some diet plan with a link to this article I have never seen before. VERY odd......

{5} Isn't this randomness fun??? Final thing: During one field hockey practice last fall it was all drizzly and we were just scrimmaging. Well, the awesome thing was that as things were clearing up there wasn't just a rainbow. There wasn't just a double rainbow. There was a triple rainbow!!!!! Like how cool is that?

1 comment:

Ripplestar said...

I remember the triple rainbow! It made me happy.