Monday, April 15, 2013

Wow...CRAZY!

This might just be my favorite article about Dickens studies EVER:


When Dickens met Dostoevsky

This article is long...but it is so worth it!

I finally read Outlander!


So, I finally read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It is an interesting book...I liked it for the most part, but I do have issues with the characterization of Claire. Some things struck me as totally unrealistic. I was also amazed at how much sex was in this book. I don't care, but I found it funny that so many people complained about the amount of sex in Into the Wilderness (by Sara Donati) when there is clearly much more of it in here. People amaze me sometimes! Still, like I said, that didn't bother me. For the most part, the scenes were well done. My only complaint has to do with some of the things Claire does. Anyway, I just started Dragonfly in Amber (it might take me a while), but so far I like it.


I am also reading A Clash of Kings, the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. I am totally obsessed with the show (I had read the first book before watching it), and I LOVE Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Wow. AMAZING!!! He is just awesome!


Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Skipping out on "Top Ten Tuesday"...

So, I wasn't really feeling the "Top Ten Tuesday" theme for today, so I thought I would make my own. As you might have seen in my last post, this week is the U.S. Holocaust Days of Remembrance, so I thought I would make a list of ten books about the Holocaust (or that are related to the Holocaust)...

1. Night (really, the Night trilogy) by Elie Wiesel.

2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

3. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

4. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum.

5. Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli.

6. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally.

7. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.

8. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.

9. Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman.

10. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

Of course, there are so many more...but this is a place to start.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Holocaust Days of Remembrance

A great way to honor victims of the Holocaust is to participate in the U.S. Holocaust Days of Remembrance. At the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum WEBSITE, you can see pictures and read stories of victims. Then, you can share one of those stories on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media.

Today, I share with you the story of Tchiya Perlmutter. Click HERE.