A Child Called It ::: Book Review; Spoiler Free

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games—games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how toContinue reading “A Child Called It ::: Book Review; Spoiler Free”

The Tattooist of Auschwitz ::: Book Review; Spoiler Free

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years,Continue reading “The Tattooist of Auschwitz ::: Book Review; Spoiler Free”

Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener

Strangers in Budapest Jessica Keener Fiction   Synopsis: Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past.  It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. For Annie, it is anContinue reading “Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener”

My Bookshelf

A wooden glider chair, decorated with plush green cushions. Musty smelling. Curled into my mother’s warm arms, together we read. We started with Dr. Suess. He’s still my all-time favorite author. He taught me to read, to imagine, and to enjoy books. We graduated to Roald Dhal. He’s yet another favorite that I can turnContinue reading “My Bookshelf”

New Year, New Start, New Me

New Goals. That’s what the changing of the years is all about… right? For some people, it’s finally getting to the gym. But they’ll give up after three weeks because they didn’t plan right, and don’t know how to stay on top of their schedule. For others, it’s finding the perfect soulmate… for the fourthContinue reading “New Year, New Start, New Me”

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