Turning Pages Blog

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Book Review

By: Christy Lefteri “Where there are bees there are flowers, and wherever there are flowers there is new life and hope.” My synopsis of the book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo is centred around a Syrian family affected by the civil war that is spreading around them.  The first few chapters show the reader how ordinary … Read More

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

By: Robert Kolker “…for almost as long, Donald has consistently and unwaveringly maintained that he is, in fact, the offspring of an octopus.” Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker is a true story of a post-world war II family, the Galvin’s, living in Colorado, USA. Through the Galvin family, … Read More

My COVID Lockdown Booklist

As a new year begins, the hopes of a new beginning away from COVID is slowly diminishing. In Switzerland, where I live, we enter into our 3rd week in lockdown, with three more weeks to go. One way I plan on passing the time is by reading some of the unopened books I still have … Read More

The Happy Ever After Playlist- Book Review

Author: Abby Jimenez “You can’t control the bad things that happen to you. All you can do is decide how much of you you’re going to let them take.” I want to start by saying that The Happy Ever After Playlist, by Abby Jimenez, is actually the second book of a series.  However, I didn’t … Read More


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