I am not a professional book reviewer but I am an avid reader who loves to talk about books and will share my personal takeaways, thoughts and bookish ideas.
I would love for you to add your comments, book suggestions, and thoughts as well. Did you read a book you think is must read? I would love to hear about it. Ideas for recipes, outings, online excursions, please share!
I will be adding menus, recipes, music, and travel ideas that are based on book’s I finish as a fun way to connect, learn and explore. Again please share your ideas as well. I would love to connect with other bookish people here.
So without further delay here are my two recently completed books.
1.The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
I loved the idea concept for this time period in history because I have not seen this particular scenario written about before. So initially I was very invested in the story but less than half way through it disappoint set in. Had I not paid full price for a new copy I would have closed the book at that point.
Pros: Unique view of a time period that was fresh and like no other.
Cons: The language and character responses seemed out of time and context. Historically felt flawed me. Character development was not done in a way that kept me interested I felt they were underdeveloped. There could have been more emotional depth but this felt flat without dimension.
Foodie Suggestion: Cabbage, Potato, and Sausage Soup in the Crockpot/Instant
Reading Suggestion: Night and Dawn by Elie Wiesel
Explore: Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Virtual Tour at. hmlc.org
2. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins
Sex, drugs and Rock and Roll and the 70’s. I will admit I loved the 70’s a little too much. But I learned after the first 20 or so pages that the interview style for me does not work in a full length book. The story would have felt more satisfying as a reader had it been a fully developed traditional book style. And to be honest the story was a little underwhelming but that could have been because of the interviewing style. I would recommend it if the style works for you and you want to just get lost in the 70’s rock vibe for a while.
Pros: I enjoyed the authors writing so I will be looking for other books by her. Historically an awesome time for music and a window into the world of the characters who lived it. I think the characters were very well developed.
Cons: The interview style works in a magazine but not in a full length book for me.
Foodie Suggestion: Grilled Burgers with Onions and something cold to drink..any way you like it.
Music: Listen to Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Foghat, I could go on…
Explore: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on line at http://www.rockhall.com
These are just my own personal thoughts…about what I am reading and liking or not liking so much.