11 November 2011

Follow Friday #5

Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This is a great way to discover new blogs and make new friends! This weeks featured are Mother Load and The Book Nympho.

Q: 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.

A: Well I would have to say my grandad even though he is no longer with us he was in the Navy back in World War 2 so he did in part help us have the world we live in today. My grandad always celebrated Poppy Day even when he was to ill to remember he would still remember the days he was in the Navy and always tell us stories. He is no longer with us as he died this year but at the grand old age of 90 so I hope that can give hope to the soldiers out there today. I will always remember my grandad but I will especially remember him on this day. (I will try and find a picture of him in his Navy outfit and post it later he was so proud of that photo)

I thought I would also put in a fictional character to be a bit lighter as Poppy Day is supposed to be a celebration. I seem to read more books with warriors but I did read a book recently called Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel and the soldier in this was called Captain Bram Griswald, I loved his character he was a zombie but he wanted to help both humans and zombies.


  1. Your grandfather sounds wonderful! Great post! Here's my FF: Mom Reads My Books

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

  3. That's nice! I don't know any soldiers in real life. I totally forgot about Bram being a soldier for my fictional pick!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Hi there, Kate. Hopping through. That's a very nice answer on this 11.11.11. Have a great day.

    The Overnight Bestseller

  5. my grandfathers both served in WWII, one of them wrote a book about his experiences, you can check out what i said here


  6. Great taste in books :) Thanks for stopping by, and happy #FF!
    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter

  7. 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

  8. Thanks for stopping by and nice answer :).


  9. Thanks so much for stopping by and following me! I'm following you back now as well :)

    I've seen several people pick their Grandpa's today and I think it just goes to show how much people really love their families and how great these men really were, my Grandpa included :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Good choice and nice site. I am your newest follower :)

  11. happy vet's day! I'm a follower here!

    stop by my blog?! I just got a SHINY new scifi design to go along with my book! :)


  12. Thanks for stopping by :) I am going to read Dearly Departed this weekend. I saw Bram mentioned a few times.
    My Dad was in WW2 too. He had me pretty late in life. I miss him he died young by today's standards (72).
    Don't be a stranger & I will stop by again.
    Follow Friday@BOOKS & BEYOND Follow Friday@BOOKS & BEYOND

  13. Happy follow Friday!!! My blog is hosting two giveaways currently (the one that just started today is for your choice of a Wendy Delsol book! Stork, Frost or The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls!) I would love it if you would stop by and enter! Thank you and TGIF/Happy Veteran's Day!!!

    The Writers Voice:

  14. Hey there,
    Your poppies are beautiful, and your grandad sounds like quite a person. Hope you had a great Veteran's Day!
    Ninja Girl

  15. Hey Kate, Thanks for stopping by and following, I'm following back.;)
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

  16. How strange that it never occurred to me to think of my grandpa or uncle! Great answer- thanks for stopping by my blog!
    (new follower!)

    GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog