I havent taken part in this meme for a couple of weeks because i havent really read much! Its taken me three weeks to read the book that I was reading. I’m just not having the time to pick up books and read at the minute which is so annoying for me! I don’t know when i’ll have more time to read but hopefully i can read a bit more than i have been!
I finally finished a book! Its taken me three weeks but ive finally finished Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I really enjoyed this book and have had it on my shelf for the past couple of years but have only just got around to it. I think i would definitaly like to see the movie and really liked the twist at the end i thought it was very clever.
I am currently reading Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre de Laclos. This is the choice for the months reading circle and i have to say im really struggling to get into this book. I dont really get the language and i’m struggling to understand what is going on with it.
Next up I’m going to read a book that was brought for me before i went away on holiday, Ground Truth by Patrick Bishop. I read another one of his books a few years back and really enjoyed this so i am hoping this one is as good.
Synopsis – Afghanistan, 2008. After their eighteen-month epic tour of Helmand Province, the troops of 3 Para are back. This time, the weight of experience weighs heavily on their shoulders.
In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle Group was despatched to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on a tour that has become a legend. All that summer the Paras were subjected to relentless Taliban attacks in one of the most gruelling campaigns fought by British troops in modern times.
Two years later the Paras are back in the pounding heat of the Afghanistan front lines. The conflict has changed. The enemy has been forced to adopt new weaponry and tactics. But how much progress are we really making in the war against the insurgents? And is there an end in sight?
In this searing account of 3 Para’s return, bestselling author Patrick Bishop combines gripping, first-person accounts of front-line action with an unflinching look at the hard realities of our involvement in Afghanistan. Writing from a position of exclusive access alongside the Paras, he reveals the ‘ground truth’ of the mission our soldiers have been given. It’s a sombre picture. But shining out from it are stories of courage, comradeship and humour, as well as a gripping account of an epic humanitarian operation through Taliban-infested country to deliver a vitally needed turbine to the Kajaki Dam.