Books 1-3: #52in52 Challenge

I just finished reading my third book of my #52in52 challenge. Instead of blogging about each book, I decided I would choose my favorite of each group of 3 and share my thoughts.

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My favorite book out of these 3? By far: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

I didn’t read this book because I thought it would teach me anything specific I could apply towards my career path in student affairs. I read the book because a good friend recommended it.

This book is about a military war veteran and his squadron who are home from war for a short period of time, being honored as heroes for their work in Iraq. Again, while the book had nothing to do with higher education, the number of veterans returning to college continues to rise. I think there are some great examples in this book, reminding us how veterans may/need to be treated and how to better help this population transition.

“Or maybe not so much a function of calendar days as the way Iraq aged you in dog years…”

I highly recommend this book whether you’re looking to learn more about veterans or just read a good book!

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