With the holiday last week, plus my in-laws taking the kids for a few days, I was able to get some extra reading done. Always feels like a gift when that happens. Hopefully you got in some good reading time as well. Among other things, I finished a slim novel by James Michener — an author far more well known for his gargantuan epics. I also raced through one of the craziest WWII non-fiction stories I've ever come across. Let's get right to it.