4,000 pairs of shoes confiscated from prisoners at the Majdanek concentration camp. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. US.
Thinking of everyone who is in Florence's path. Please stay safe!! It's most likely going to be a very rainy weekend here, so I'm hoping to catch up on some reading and blogging. I'm currently enjoying The Night Watch by Sarah Waters and Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday 56… Book... Continue Reading →
Dear Mrs. Bird, A.J. Pearce Expected publication: July 3rd, 2018 Goodreads synopsis: A charming, irresistible debut novel set in London during World War II about an adventurous young woman who becomes a secret advice columnist—a warm, funny, and enormously moving story for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Societyand Lilac Girls.... Continue Reading →
Mariana, Monica Dickens First Published 1940 Persephone Book #2 I'm going to start by making a pretty bold claim: this is my new favorite Persephone Book. I had very high expectations going into Mariana - I even listed it as one of my five-star TBR pile predictions - and I am thrilled to say it surpassed those expectations. In... Continue Reading →
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Books On My Spring TBR Full confession, I haven't had the best track record when it comes to my previous two TTT seasonal TBRs. Of the twenty... Continue Reading →
The trailer for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society film is here!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTDNGv61-Dk I have to say, I have pretty high expectations for this adaptation, and I really hope it will not disappoint. Even if it's not that great, the fact that it features both Mathew Goode and Michiel Huisman means that it... Continue Reading →
Here are six used books I purchased from AbeBooks this spring: Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann I adore Rosamond Lehmann's writing and was very happy to get this lovely Virago edition of her first novel. Madame, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart This may not be the most attractive book, but I can't wait to lose... Continue Reading →