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AngelaMarie
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I'm just about to start this book and was wondering has anybody read it and what your thoughts are (without spoilers 😅)? It seems to be very popular at the moment so I wanted to give it a go.

Oana7 I've read it and I can say it was a wonderful book. I recommended it to my students also and they loved it too. It really is a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📙 11h
AngelaMarie Thank you @Oana7. It sounds great. I can't wait to read it now 😁 11h
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AWildMandaPanda
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I‘ve read her diary several times but this is the first time I‘m reading an account about Anne that she didn‘t write. I‘ve heard wonderful things about this book and I can‘t wait to give it a try! #mustread #annefrank #nonfiction #biography

Daisey I really enjoyed the perspective of this book! 2d
AWildMandaPanda @Daisey I‘ve heard really great things about this! Have you read the graphic adaptation of her diary? 1d
Daisey @AWildMandaPanda Not yet, but it‘s on my list! 1d
AWildMandaPanda @Daisey I highly recommend it! It is very well done! 1d
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DimeryRene
Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay
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New book and new bird. I am blowing through this. The chapters are so short. I‘m trying to take my time, given the subject matter. A lot of picking up and putting down.

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Connster
Ordinary Men | Christopher R. Browning
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This is absolutely crazy! All the time I‘ve taught about the Holocaust, I‘ve always understood that there was a punishment for anyone who didn‘t obey orders...clearly this wasn‘t the case! Browning goes on to consider the potential for a ‘fascistic‘ personality, which is so interesting.

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Butterflyamore
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Can you guess what I got for my birthday? You can find out what‘s in the bag right here: https://youtu.be/T1bGQRMhgpQ

I should note that since this video was filmed this morning, I‘ve acquired more books. 😂

TheSpineView Happy birthday! 🤩 4d
tjwill Happy birthday! 🎉 4d
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Suet624 Happy birthday!!! 4d
Butterflyamore @EadieB I almost forgot to tag you! 4d
BridgetteM Happy birthday! 🥳 4d
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EadieB @Butterflyamore Happy Birthday! First, I want to say that I love watching your husband as you did this video. You are such an amazing couple and I can see how much he loves you! Lucky lady! A Fire Story looks very interesting. I love true stories but this one sounds devastating about the California fires. But hopeful too in their rebuilding. I've read 13th tale and loved it. I've read her other books too. (edited) 4d
EadieB @Butterflyamore Bellman and Black is slow until the 2nd half and not as interesting as 13th tale. I found myself liking it more and still thinking about the message afterwards. Once Upon A River is a magical realism and I liked that one too. Her books don‘t grab you until after you finish and think about what you have read. But I love her writing! Hope you enjoyed your day - it sounded so nice! Anxiously waiting for you next video! (edited) 4d
Butterflyamore @EadieB Thanks! He is a wonderful husband and he was definitely well worth the wait! A Fire Story is definitely sad but I really appreciated having a better understanding of the firsthand effects rather than just hearing about it on the news. I loved that the author included bits and pieces of other people‘s stories as well. I‘m definitely interested in Once Upon a River, too! We ended up going to the bookstore so I could use my gift card yesteday 4d
EadieB @Butterflyamore Money for books goes fast! Ha ha! 4d
Butterflyamore @EadieB It was burning a hole in my pocket, ya know? 😂 The other book Josh had ordered for me through store was in. It was Recursion by Blake Crouch and I am excited about that! I got Romanov by Nadine Brandes and an Alice in Wonderland journal with my gift card. 4d
EadieB @Butterflyamore Recursion is on my TBR as I have read Dark Matter and enjoyed it very much. Romanov looks interesting too. It seems to be a mixture of Fantasy and Historical Fiction. I need a new journal too and I was going to ask for one for my birthday in September! Enjoy your Alice one as I know you love AIW! 4d
Curiouser_and_curiouser Happy Birthday!!!! What a beautiful thing to receive such wanted and lovely gifts. You have a very caring hubby. Glad to see your birthday was wonderful xxx 🎂🍰🧚‍♀️💗 2d
Butterflyamore @Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you! He really is a wonderful husband! 2d
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Connster
Ordinary Men | Christopher R. Browning
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This book tells a story that‘s fascinating and horrifying in equal measure. How could such ordinary men commit such atrocities? I know the climate is different than it was in the 1940s, but the basic concepts of good and evil, right and wrong are common to all time periods, aren‘t they?

Exbrarian I'm not sure the political climate is much different. People do horrible things because someone manages to convince them that they do them for noble reasons, or out of fear of a tyrant. 4d
Connster @Exbrarian It‘s not quite as black and white as that though - that‘s what this book illustrates. 500 men were told what the task was and given the option to step forward and not do it. Only 12 did. Testimony says the ones who didn‘t step forwards knew the killing was wrong, found it deplorable and didn‘t want to do it. They had the option and didn‘t take it - that‘s what this book explores and it‘s fascinating! 4d
Connster @Exbrarian On a side note, I don‘t mean the political climate, but more socially. The social norms of today are rather different from back in the 1940‘s! 4d
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Butterflyamore
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Amazing book gifts have arrived from a special friend for my birthday! Technically, one arrived on Saturday but I was aware of the fact that Amazon had shipped items separately so I waited for the other to arrive so they could pose together for a photo!

I am really looking forward to reading The Librarian of Auschwitz and I am so thankful to have this gorgeous hardcover, full color edition of A Fire Story to replace my flimsy, black & white ARC!

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Connster
Ordinary Men | Christopher R. Browning
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I‘ve been at the final session of the ‘Lessons From Auschwitz‘ Project today. Day 1 was an orientation seminar in Manchester; day 2 was a day trip to Poland to visit Oswiecim, Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau; day 3 was the final seminar in Manchester again, to debrief and disseminate learning from the visit and course as a whole. In the book of names, I found a Jewish woman who shared my name and birthday. I feel linked to her in a strange way.

Connster I also feel like I really need to find out more about her and am sad that there isn‘t a great deal of information on the Yad Vashem website. 6d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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KarynGood Sounds very intriguing 1w
OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 1w
PaperbackPirate I loved this book! 1w
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