Thursday, October 27, 2011


in case you didn't know this I love history. I especially love things about the Holocaust. I know it was a tragic tragic event but something about it is so interesting. So when I stumbled across this book I knew I just had to read it. Sarah's Key.

 It is about a small girl who was Jewish and lived in Paris (not Germany) The Paris police came and got her family in the middle of the night. During all the chaos Sarah told her little brother to hide in the small hidden cupboard that locked and that she would be back to get them. As you know she didn't because she had to go to a camp. They took them to a coliseum type building and they stayed in awful conditions. Then they took them to a camp where they took the fathers first then the mothers. Every Father and mother that left that camp died. They left the children at the camp and that's where Sarah escaped. Then in flashes to now and this lady is told to write a story about how the French police made over 2000 people go to camps in France not Germany. As she is doing research she discovers that her family has something to do with the things that happened that night to all the Jews. The rest of the book is about Sarah's life after the camp and the lady's life and everyone in it. You will need to read the book to find out what else happens. It is a very moving story about love, lost, and finding yourself. It is really a great book and a pretty quick read. It also is a movie that is coming out next month. Needless to say I will be seeing that movie as soon as it comes out!! 

Keep on reading!!!! Let me know if there are any recommendations! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

we drove away from the past, from the present, and straight into our future

I have got to stop waiting so long in between posts!

I finally read a new book!! This is a very big deal because for the past like 2 months I have been in a book slump. I read two great books this summer and I was scared to read another one because I didn't think I would love anything as much as I loved those books. Well I finally found one!! Always Something There to Remind Me by Beth Harbison.  

It is about a women who never really gets over her high school sweetheart. Yes, she moves on with her life and has a child, dates, and has a wonderful job. But when her boyfriend proposes to her, her first thought is of her high school boyfriend (who she hasn't seen in 20 years and had an AWFUL breakup). The book goes back and forth to from past to present and you really understand the characters. Of course she runs into her old boyfriend and that's when things really get good! Read to find out! This book does a great job capturing what its like to lose your first love and how you feel like the world is ending! This book was funny, sweet, sad and had a great ending. It was a book that you really didn't know what was going to happen. You knew what  you wanted to happen but not what would happen. There were so many turns and loops. It was just great! I love books that get you thinking about your own life and this was a book that did it. During the whole book I was thinking about old memories and little things about my life.It also reminds you that you can't live in the past. You have to live in the present and look towards the future. It was an amazing book and it was just what I needed to get me out of my funk. It was just a fun, easy read and I loved it. I would recommend it to anyone. 

I have decided that I'm still not ready to just start reading again so I am going to reread one of my favorite series. Queen of Babble. I'll let you know how it goes.

Keep on reading and go outside!! It is perfect reading weather!