Sunday, July 10, 2016

Weekly Book Haul......July 10, 2016

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, The Sunday Post is another great site hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  The Sunday Salon is a Facebook page where great readers share what they've read this week and Mailbox Monday is a weekly roundup of the new books people have received.

Summer is officially in bloom.  We had a horrible heat wave here a few weeks ago where we were routinely in the 120's, but it's dropped now into the 100's and it feels so much better.  I always say this is just like an Illinois winter, you go from work to car to home and don't spend much time outside unless it's for a sport - in my case, floating in the pool reading is a sport that I am an Olympic level athlete in.

I've been tearing through books, so today, I'm going to be disciplined and sit and knock out some reviews.  

I got turned down to review the new Jennifer Weiner book, and I had to laugh at my initial reaction, and how offended I got.   I don't get every book I ask for, but I think since I'm such a fan of hers that it felt like a personal slight - as if she was saying she didn't want to be my friend.  Yes, I understand that I sound like a complete lunatic.  But I got a settlement credit from Barnes and Noble, so I'll be buying her book anyway.

Today, I'm going to start Jane Green's Falling, and I'm sure it will be a one day read.  Love, love, love her.  I'd probably say she is my most favorite author of all, and that's a huge list of favorites. I've had the book for about a month, and I've just been savoring it, waiting for the right time to start it.  As you can see, it's holding the place of honor in my book box......

This is the last day to enter my giveaway of First Comes Love by Emily Giffin.  This was a good read, so take a chance to win!

I have been so busy reading that I've only added one book to my list, and here it is.

Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Baison....Lena Woodward, an elderly woman,
enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland. At the same time, Lena’s son Arthur presents her with a hefty lawsuit under the pretense of garnering her estate—and independence—for his own purposes. Where these stories intersect is through Lena’s dubious account of her life in war-torn Poland, and her sisterhood with a childhood friend named Karolina. Lena and Karolina struggled to live through the atrocity of the Holocaust, and at the same time harbored a courageous, yet mysterious secret of maternity that has troubled Lena throughout her adult life. In telling her story to Catherine and Liam, Lena not only exposes the realities of overcoming the horrors of the Holocaust, she also comes to terms with her own connection to her dark past.

Karolina’s Twins is a tale of survival, love, and resilience in more ways than one. As Lena recounts her story, Catherine herself also recognizes the unwavering importance of family as she prepares herself for the arrival of her unborn child. Through this association and many more, both Lena and Catherine begin to cherish the dogged ties that bind not only families and children, but the entirety of mankind.

 photo signature_zpsc91ef999.png

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive