Tag: Holocaust

Mini-Reviews: Lethal White, In the Distance, I Am I Am I am, We Were the Lucky Ones

I didn’t have a chance to review any of the books I read in December because I was traveling, so I’m posting some mini-reviews of the more interesting books I read during my trip: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith: I will only say here that I was disappointed with this entry in the series, which…

My July Reading Wrap-Up

This month I torpedoed my 20 Books of Summer list by signing up for a pile of NetGalleys and ARCs.  I’m not saying I regret those reads, which were quite good; something just made me go “off-list” this month. Otherwise, my July was all about my sister – I got to visit her in Wisconsin…

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I always love reading Newbery award winners, and Lois Lowry has written many great books for children, including The Giver. So this book has been on my TBR list for a while. Considering my family’s history, learning more about the Holocaust is important to me. So many books have been written on the subject, but…

Review of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and the Disney Book Group.  The book will be released September 10, 2013. Rose Justice is a nineteen year old American pilot who is ferrying Allied fighter planes in Britain for the Air Transport Auxiliary Service.  Rose is young enough that, unlike her fellow…

It’s Monday, What are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next. Happy Monday everyone! I for one am still recovering from our long and tortured trip back to the U.S.  Let’s just say our travel day lasted…

Notes from Eastern Europe

Greetings from Budapest! It’s hard to believe our two week vacation will be drawing to a close in a few days. It’s been an exhausting and enriching experience. We’ve explored three major European cities in the last nine days, each with its own language, history, and currency. My math skills have been sorely tested on…

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