Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday 56: Week 47 - You'll be Sor-ree: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War by Sid Phillips

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
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* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers The Pacific War

Here's mine from You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers The Pacific War   by Sid Phillips.   This is one of the books that formed the basis of the HBO series The Pacific.  I just received it on Thursday!

Here's my Friday 56:
Cardboard boxes of canned food fell apart and the labels washed off the cans.  Small mountains of useless, unlabeled cans were everywhere.  Therew ere no work gloves to be issued, and we had to handle thousands of rolls of barbed wire and thousands of cases of .30-caliber ball that were paced in dark green wooden boxes with stenciled letters stating each box weighed 110 pounds.


  1. I just finished a WWII story awhile back. I love The Pacific but not war (sigh)
    Looks like a very great read!

    I love posting on Friday!

  2. Here's mine:

    "I am telling you this because the taxi driver had exactly that kind of hair".
    From Little Bee by Chris Cleave