Thursday, November 10, 2011

Follow Friday (23)


Follow my Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Allison 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.


Real life?? My aunt and uncle served in the Navy years ago. Their son, Derek has been in Afghanistan for the past two years and just recently came home! Whoo! I am extremely close to my family, and it was very stressful knowing what was happening in that part of the world and being totally helpless for my cousin. Individually, he is not saving the world. But he is part of a team that is  working toward a better future. 
Here are a few pics of Derek's arrival home.





















In the book world?? Jasper Hale. He can save this damsel in distress any day, distress totally optional.


Who is your strapping soldier?

If you have any YA book recommendations, please let me know!!



One more for the road. He has the best smile under the sun :D

 

14 comments:

My anxious life said...

I love the welcome home pictures!! Thanks to your family for serving!

Angie
Angela's Anxious Life

The Brunette Librarian said...

Your pictures are so wonderful and heartwarming

Happy Veteran's Day!

http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

Shirley said...

Awww.. love those welcome home photos <3 Oh gosh, why didn't I think of Jasper Hale? I totally forgot!
New Follower :)
Here's mine: http://shiirleyysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-13.html

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Whew...have to calm down after seeing that last pic of Jasper. Wow!
And thanks to your cousin.
My Hop

Alison Can Read said...

Err..I meant Jackson - who isn't actually Jasper :-)

Shellie said...

Hi *waves* old follower swinging by =) I have alot of family in the service too. And I also picked Jasper =) Here is mine if you'd like to check it out!
-Shellie
My FF

Sharon @ Obsession with Books said...

Hey Sonny! Happy Friday :)

Great news your cousin is now home! I love the welcome home pics.

I totally forgot about Jasper this week.

Have a fantastic weekend! Sharon

PS. YA Books I loved recently - Exiled by M.Merrick, Obsidian & Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout & Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laney Taylor.

Jennifer L. Bielman said...

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

Novels On The Run said...

Awwww...wonderful pictures!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

MIchelle

Tristan said...

Hey Sonny, I totally forgot about Jasper! My favourite reads this year (so far) were Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton and Blood red Road by Moira Young. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, I'm following back. Happy FF ;)
Tristan @ reads With wreckless Abandon

janiera said...

Yea, jasper is definitely one sexy soldier!
Follow My Book Blog Friday

Anne Bennett said...

Thank your relatives for their service.

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

Howard Sherman said...

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

Emily said...

Happy Veterans Day