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#224 ~ I Never Saw Another Butterfly

I Never Saw Another Butterfly edited by Hana Volavkova When I signed up for Anna and Serena‘s War Through the Generations 2009 Reading Challenge, Jill from Fizzy Thoughts offered to send me her copy of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a compilation of drawings and poems written by children detained in the Terezin Concentration Camp […]

#221 ~ The Mistress ~ DNF

* This post is brought to you by the nearly 2 feet of snow Mother Nature brought our area over the weekend. Since I couldn’t be out doing last minute Christmas stuff, I spent some time catching up on my reviews. * The Mistress by Philippe Tapon I signed up for the War Through The […]

Congratulations, Libby Cone!

Last year, Libby Cone, the self-published author of War on the Margins, sent me a copy of her novel for review. I really enjoyed reading about the impact on World War II on the Channel Islands and how the people found ways to resist the Nazi occupation. Here is a link to my review.  I […]

#166 ~ Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I am happy to be Jamie Ford’s tour host today as part of his Pump Up Your Book Promotion blog tour. I won a signed ARC copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet from Marcia at The Printed Page last year and have been looking for an opportunity […]

#163 ~ The Story of a Marriage

The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer Pearlie loves Holland. She has since they were growing up  in Kentucky, before he went into service during World War II.  Despite all odds, they run into each other in San Francisco after the war. Holland is hesitant to start a relationship, but eventually he gives […]

#160 ~ Coventry

Coventry by Helen Humphreys During World War II, the city of Coventry was bombed during a long, terrible night of destruction. Coventry, a novel by Helen Humphreys, takes us through that night through the eyes of Harriet, a war widow from World War I and Maeve a single mother of a nearly grown son. That […]

Mailbox Monday ~ 02.09.09

After the Zappos.com excitement from my previous Mailbox Monday post, last week was a light book week. This is good, because if there was a deluge every week, I could not keep deluding myself that I’m ever going to be completely on top of my ARCs. 🙂 Here’s what I found in my mailbox over […]

#140 ~ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows In this novel, Shaffer and Barrows tell a story of chance encounters and destiny through letters mailed mainly between Juliet Ashton, a British author, and several citizens of Guernsey in the Channel Islands.  Relationships that begin as a fluke when […]