Sunday edition. #booknbrunch
I don't know what took me so long to read this...but OMG! Such a good book! I finished it in a park - do not recommend unless you want to be that crying person in the corner of the park. Good story and we'll told. You can tell it's fiction, but don't really care. Solidly in my too 10 books on this time period.
This family was EXTREMELY lucky, from their established wealth to their “aryan” look to their special skills. If this weren‘t based on a real story I‘d have stopped reading because too unrealistic.
It was between non-fiction and fiction style, writing was lots of telling and little showing. The narrative seemed to glance over the most interesting parts.
Not really a book about the Shoa but more about the family‘s history.
We celebrated Father's Day today with a family membership & first visit to Gerald R Ford museum. I used the travel time wisely to read and am at chapter 24. This story is heartbreaking and yet I am amazed at how each family member pushed forward & did not give up!
I worked last night and again this morning so I had to wait all day to open my #MysteryMessageSwap. What a delight! Two wonderful books and many notes to keep surprising me for some time. Did I mention chocolate? Do I have to share? Thanks .... Ruth!!!
5 ☆ We Were the Lucky Ones is so remarkable and unforgettable you‘ll be shedding both sad and happy tears. It begins in 1939 Poland as the Kurk family gathers to celebrate Passover aware that the winds of evil and change are already starting to erode their way of life. This gripping debut is one to read and savor then pass along to friends and family (yes it‘s that good!) Is based on the actual story of Georgia Hunter‘s grandparents and family.
Hunter bravely tells a gripping recount of the treacherous ordeals of her family, the Kurtz( Polish Jews)before and during WWII. Their instincts, cleverness, survival, determination, and faith through the most horrific of times encompassing five different countries by the end of the war, will astound you as a reader. Must read the afterward😢
As I get deeper into this book, I fall in love with it more. Such a harrowing story of horror and hatred mixed with love and hope. I don‘t know how anyone faced with the horrors of the holocaust made it.
79 years ago today, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7000 prisoners. Last year on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Koolulam a singing initiative, invited Holocaust survivors their children, grandchildren & great grandchildren (600 in total) to join together and sing a song about resilience & hope. #WeRemember
Tagged book is a true story written by a Litten @Georgia_Hunter 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I felt like I needed to read this, not just because of the rave reviews, but because I wanted to listen to Hunter tell her family story on all the podcasts. Definitely go listen to @Bookshelfthomasville @annebogel and @Sarahsbookshelves AND READ THIS AMAZING BOOK! We Were the Lucky Ones had me turning the last page at 2am last Friday😴 Thankfully I could sleep a little late and drink a lot of coffee on Saturday...
❄️ ❄️Snow Day tomorrow = 📚 ❄️ ❄️
This was just lovely. Hunter's story of researching her family's experience during WWII was fascinating . . . so I put the book on hold. I'm so glad I did! Hunter alternates the chapters' points of view, telling the stories of her grandfather, his siblings, and her great-grandparents beautifully. She never falls into easy sentimentality, but I was emotionally and intellectually engaged throughout. Just beautiful!
1. Family trip to Knoebels amusement park. This is my niece and nephew Finn and Fiona.
2. Fall Out Boy a few weeks ago and next up, Justin Timberlake in a couple weeks! 😬 So excited!!
3. Procrastinating with everything!!
4. Just got caught up with Shameless and You.
5. Starting this next for book club.
My books set (at least in part) in #Poland that I have at home (more at the office). The first is a family‘s journey from Radon, Poland all over the world to escape Nazis. The second is a fantastically well-done account of a family sent to Auschwtiz from Hungary. The third, also set amidst the backdrop of WWII is partly set in post-war NY. The last is a children‘s novel based in the harsh reality of the author‘s grandfather. #augustisatrip
I love historical fiction and can‘t wait to travel to #Poland for this one! I‘ve heard it‘s really good and I love this cover! 📚💼
This is my little travel journal. I log all my stops in it! It says “I have not been everywhere, but it‘s on my list.”
So I'm jumping in on this #agameoffavorites challenge my other half @trioxin_sematary 😗 tagged me and thanks to @WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG
Many don't know but i love reading anything WW2 related I'm a history lover!!! This is about a normal family living there lives when the starts of war are beginning and the story of love and hope in the twentieth century's darkest moments. Georgia fav book is wonder by R.J Palacio