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Remembrance Day: 11 November 2012

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I in 1918.

Every year we observe a two minutes of silence in the workplace in remembrance of our fallen heroes. Although the event happens close to a century ago, I love the spirit of solidarity and remembrance when I saw fellow Londoners going to work with a poppy in their lapels. It reminds us never to forget those who have sacrifice their lives for the country.

Poppies in Westminster Abbey, London.

I brought this book on my Europe trip 2 weeks ago but I didn’t have a chance to read finish it (I always seems unable to finish any book these days).

I’ll finish this as soon as I can. It’s my tribute to the heroes.

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A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.

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10 thoughts on “Remembrance Day: 11 November 2012

  1. There’s a fantastic Kindle daily deal today (Sunday)about the heroic advance from the beaches of Normandy to Berlin.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=pe_151291_32843241_pe_button/?docId=1000577623

    Every time I go to Normandy I find myself thinking about the struggles that took place by ordinary blokes as they fought their way across the hedges and ditches of Northern France.

    Posted by www.acommonreader.org.uk | November 11, 2012, 8:10 am
  2. Think I’m entering a writing phase, thanks to not being able to finish one book in the last 2 weeks and at 400 pages in I’m loathe to abandon Hilary Mantel’s French revolution epic A Place of Greater Safety. I believe she’s a lot more compelling in her writing today, 20 years after she wrote this.

    Nice book you have there to read in remembrance, hope you manage to finish it.

    Posted by Claire 'Word by Word' | November 11, 2012, 12:04 pm
  3. I thought All Quiet on the Western Front was a very powerful book. I hope you like it too.

    Posted by jessicabookworm | November 11, 2012, 10:20 pm
  4. all quiet is a wonderful book ,I prefer graves bio of the war my self ,all the best stu

    Posted by winstonsdad | November 12, 2012, 11:32 am

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JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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