The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Book Review

The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Book Review

By: Heather Morris "Something off the tracks catches his eye, a flash of color. A flower, a single flower, waving in the breeze. Bloodred petals around a jet black middle. He looks for others but there are none.” The same author writes the Tattooist of Auschwitz as Cilka’s Journey, Heather Morris. She wrote The Tattooist [...]

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

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, [...]

My COVID Lockdown Booklist

My COVID Lockdown Booklist

As a new year begins, the hopes of a new beginning away from COVID are slowly diminishing. In Switzerland, where I live, we enter into our 3rd week of 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 [...]

Self Love Club Volume 2 – A Book Chat

Self Love Club Volume 2 – A Book Chat

I haven't fully finished reading Self Love Club Volume 2 yet.  However, I wanted to write this post anyway because I don't believe this book is one that needs to be fully read in one sitting. It is a collaboration of stories written by different women, focusing on their journey to self-love. I plan on [...]

How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division – Book Review

How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division – Book Review

Author: Elif Shafak This is a very short read but an important one.  In today's world of division it is sometimes hard to see where you fit, to see where your ideas, values and opinions meet.  Society focuses on the "us vs them" narrative leaving little room for people in the middle. How to Stay [...]