Tag Archives: WWII

First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Jan. 27/17

Well, finally, an opportunity to fill you in on some new books on my bookshelf this year.  I’ve been gathering more, both in paperback and on my iPad, despite my resolution to get my TBR list whittled down to something manageable. … Continue reading

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Child of the River by Irma Joubert

I received a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.  Honestly?  I loved it! This is the first book by Irma Joubert I’ve read and I’m hooked.  The Child of the River is Pérsomi Pieterse, … Continue reading

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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

Setting:  WWII, Berlin.  When postwoman Eva Kluge delivers one of those letters to the Quangels in Jablonski Strasse, it changes the lives of Otto and Anna Quangel forever.  Otto, who has always been loyal and law-abiding, becomes a totally different … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

First chapter, first paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. My current read (one of two, actually — something I don’t normally do) is Anthony Doerr‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, All the Light We Cannot See.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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Year Round-up 2015

I’ve noticed that many bloggers are doing a wrap-up of their favourite books, movies, whatever from 2015 so, with this being New Year’s Eve, I thought I would do likewise.  To begin with, I found it very hard to pick … Continue reading

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