We might have just enough bread, bread rolls and greens for the weekend. Just! 😂😂😂😂 (and cat food)
I read a bit of the tagged book while queueing. It's really good.
I knew nothing about what the Lativians faced...so much focus is often on other ravaged parts of Europe...I'm glad this piece of history was remembered...it brought some of the forgotten people to life...horrors of war with morsals of hope...family...love...and survivors.
There is no monopoly on common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology, regardless of ideology🎶
...though probably this was no comfort to the Lithuanians that were forced by Stalin‘s troops into Siberia in WW2...
#russians #wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
So heartbreaking! A story of working in prison camps and the strong bonds of the prisoners through the eyes of a young teenage girl named Lina. I really don‘t think I could have endured what they all had to endure.
Ahhhh an early birthday surprise! Thank you @BookishTrish !! They put the note in the book so I was very confused for awhile about where the mystery Amazon package came from, I thought maybe I sleep-ordered a book 😂
I am appalled that I (and apparently lots of people) had no knowledge of this part of history! My heart hurts for the people in Baltics who suffered so much and for so long and were not able to tell about what happened. Ruta Sepetys did a beautiful job telling this heartbreaking story. I think everyone should read this book!!
5 ☆ This story is tragic, highly emotional and not an easy read. I applaud Sepetys for bringing this part of history to light w/her extensive research of the loathsome cleansing by Stalin of deportations, murders + atrocities inflicted on the Baltic people during WWll. More than 20 million people were killed by Stalin during his reign of terror. I encourage anyone that hasn‘t read it to pick it up!
*Contains disturbing violence
I‘m not crying, I was just chopping some onions. 😭 I‘m grateful to whoever picked this for #thebreakfastbookclub - it‘s a part of WWII history that I knew nothing about. It tells the story of Lina and her family, Lithuanians who were deported to Siberia for 12 years. Well worth reading for history‘s sake and if you enjoy YA. 5⭐️
Between the Shades of Gray is my second from Ruta Sepetys and the first book I read this year. Ashes in the Snow is its film adaptation and its also the first movie I've seen this 2019. The book was better than the movie.
1/50 📚📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
So, I saw that they were adapting this book (under a new title, Ashes and Snow, I believe) so I figured it was time to finally pick it up. I love reading about the history no one talks about, and this was one of those. That's what I love about Ruta Sepetys. I only have one book left of hers to read now (Out Of The Easy) and I can't wait.
Hii, are u trending to watch movies based on books? I‘m more bookish person feel let down by the adaptation, but checked this post and got really intrigued to see the movie version.Probably this year I‘ll watch more movies.
1. Where‘d You Go, Bernadette
2. Between Shades of Gray
3. Five Feet Apart
4. P.S. I Still Love You
5. Little Women
6. All the Bright Places
7. The Woman In The Window
What about you?
A WWII HisFic novel, that takes place in Lithuania & Siberia. This part of history tends to be overshadowed by the Holocaust, but is no less horrific. A must read.
Also, there us a movie version coming out this year called Ashes in the Snow.
How could I not know of these events in history? HOW?!
This book is being read by my tutoring student‘s grade nine class. I am glad. Not only is it an important book, but it is excellent, and perfect for early forays into literary analysis.
I‘m glad to have read this one and grateful to have had it cross my path. Even if I‘m lying here equal parts devastated and angry.
Great read if you‘d like more personal accounts of what happened on the Serbian death marches during ww2, in the epilogue the author tells most of the eye witness accounts were based off of real stories, even though the characters are fictional. Also recommend her other book Salt to Sea
Yay! Pen Pals are the BEST!! Thank you so much Sarah 💚❤ I've gotten so many books by Ruta Sepetys lately I can't wait to get reading. Her books all sound so riviting. You're a wonderful friend & I'll be writting you soon. Merry Christmas! @Beatlefan129
Such a heartbreaking book 💔 - nearly finished and I‘m already dreading what the ending will be.....
This was one powerful novel. It reminded me a lot of The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. I feel bad saying that I had no idea that this awful time in our world history happened. That people in Lithuania were taken from their homes and made to work in the most awful conditions most of them dying and the others working for up to 15 years for crimes that they never even did. Like the author said I hope that we learn from the past.
My Black Friday will consist of starting this book. I‘m looking forward to it. It‘s been on my TBR for a long time.
Beautifully written story of a time in history I didn‘t even know about. Heartbreaking throughout much of the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Started this today. One of my students told me it was amazing and from page 1, it has been an attention grabber. It‘s easier to read these types of stories when I know they aren‘t true though. Makes me sad...
Today was WONDERFUL 💙I have never said this about any professional development... until now. Librarian Professional Development is AMAZING!! Got to meet all the librarians in my district (at the amazing new Highschool Library), do some refresher courses in processing, Maker-space, etc, and hang with my fellow librarians! During the book binding refresher, these two caught my eye and had to check them out 😜
I am so excited to jump into these books! And as you can see, I‘ve already started to use the pens! My 12 yo daughter was hysterical over the elephant dung bookmark. She insisted on smelling it right away!!! You are so generous and I‘m so grateful. I would love to take you up on the Audible share of A River in Darkness. I will email you shortly. Here‘s to a great school year!!! Thank you @Daisey #tcps #teachercarepackageswap
Where do I begging. This story touched my soul. I became Lina. I cried during her sadness, laughed when something funny happened. Fell in love with Andrius, felt the anger at the injustice of the NKVD‘s hands. All this time I knew about Hitler story but I finally learned about Josef Stalin. This story reached all the way at my heart. It let me in tears. Beautiful written and so important.😩😞
“Lithuania had never looked more beautiful. Flowers burst with color against the June landscape.”
What an eye-opening trip. Lina‘s experience is heartbreaking and tragic, a lesser known aspect of WWII, but with admirable strength, she determines to hope and survive nevertheless.
I may need some time to emotionally recover from my time with Lina. My literary travels will resume next week.
#BackpackEurope: Lithuania ✔️