I also caught up with Unbroken and the non-fiction story of Louis Zamperini's imprisonment by the Japanese in WWII. He survived a plane crash in the Pacific for months on an inflatable raft only to be imprisoned by the Japanese forces for the remainder of the war. His will to live in the camps is only part of this amazing story. You won't believe it. If you've seen the movie, it only covers about half of his experience.
The theme of the summer was catching up. I know that HBO has been showing Game of Thrones for years, but I've never watched or read the books. My dad has all the novels, so he lent me the set and off I went. So many names! And such a gruesome world. Yet I was drawn in by the characters of the Starks and began to cheer for the "heroes" of Winterfell. I spent more than a few summer nights up into the wee hours as the epic tale flipped between all the players. It is a giant chess game, and as Cersei Lannister says, "In the game of thrones, you either win or you die." I'm currently halfway through book three. This will be my escape for a few more weeks as the school year begins.