The Plum Tree – Book Review

The Plum Tree – Book Review

By: Ellen Marie Wiseman My Goodreads Review: 4.5/5 Stars I have been really looking forward to reading this book.  It comes highly reviewed and seems like a great historical fiction novel, showing a new perspective on World War II. “I want you to understand something. War makes perpetrators of some, criminals of others, and victims [...]

Going Back To Historical Fiction!

Going Back To Historical Fiction!

I recently noticed that I wasn't enjoying my books as much as I used to, and I couldn't figure out why. I'm reading books that come highly recommended or reviewed, but they just aren't resonating with me. After some reflection, I think I have realized the problem: I have veered too far and for too [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cilka’s Journey- A Book Review

Cilka’s Journey- A Book Review

By: Heather Morris Cilka's Journey is a sequel to the bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  I have not read The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and I was a bit concerned that I would be confused reading Cilka's Journey, but that was not the case at all.  This book stands on its own very well.  Heather Morris [...]