Suspenseful with some wonderfully creepy bits. Just the right number of red herrings to keep you guessing. #aty2020
Wonderful, yet heartbreaking, story about personal growth and defining love
Well this was fun and so British! Dido has a wild irresponsible mother and prefers spending time at the neighbors, an - on the surface - normal family. She grows up in the 80s with the neighbor‘s kids and it‘s so nostalgic: the music, the atmosphere. A delightful read and a great storyline.
Such a perfect gift, @squirrelbrain 💕 thanks again!
When the Soviet Union collapses and it satellite countries are opening up to the the world, Jason Lockwood at 26 spends a year in #Slovakia, teaching English. This book is about his experiences. He published it himself and it‘s actually an entertaining and enjoyable read. I learned a lot about this relatively unknown country.
#ReadingEurope2020 🇸🇰 #ATY2020
Jente and Neni are a young Cameroonian couple with kids living illegally in NYC. Jente works as a driver for the very wealthy Mr Edwards, a hotshot at Lehman Brothers. We all know how that ended. It is a sad and loving book about different cultures getting to know eachother but the gap is too big. And year there is a happy ending - sort of. A very enjoyable book, thanks for sharing this one Cindy 💕
And it is so cool to own #BOTM books🤩
In her fifties Wendy Mitchell is diagnosed with Alzheimer‘s. In this book she shares how she deals with her changing world and the functioning of her brain. She fights dementia in the best way she can, by organizing her life and sharing her experiences online and at meetings all over England.
She is so incredibly courageous and positive. My heart breaks for her and for everyone with this diagnosis. I feel so sad now.
I am glad I made it through. If it weren‘t for the #bunnyread I‘m hosting myself, I might have bailed. An encouragement by @Cinfhen was helpful too and now that I‘m finished I appreciate the book more than while reading it. It‘s clever and conceptual and touches deeply upon the theme of belonging, but it won‘t end up among my favorites.
Looking forward to the #Back2School weekend and discussion! 🐰 🐰🐰
“... a system that‘s on its knees in a city that‘s coming down. That‘s not evil out there, that dark cloud, the Securitate, the motorcade, the decoy dogs... it‘s not evil. It‘s failure, that‘s all, failure. “
This quote about the last hundred days of Ceaucescu‘s #Romania, seen through the eyes of a British ex-pat, says it all. Scary times and betrayal all around.
#ReadingEurope2020 🇷🇴 #ATY2020 #BookInspiredByALeadingNewsStory
The fact that I am sailing in #Greece now adds a lot to this book. It‘s about tasting and smelling and feeling Greece and I literally do now. I enjoyed the stories about three sisters growing up, as we learn by getting glimpses of their lives through three consecutive summers. Lovely book!
#ReadingEurope2020 🇬🇷 #NYRBBookClub #NYRB #Summerfun #SummerInTitle #LitsyBitsy #Wave #ATY2020 #RelatedToOlympicSummerGames