Friday, February 16, 2018

More Book Reviews

I'm still in the middle of my "being very lazy" spell. Just no ambition to get up and do anything. So I listen to books. And sometimes I read. I have discovered the listen/read books at Audible and sometimes I will read and other times I will listen. And it's great when I fall asleep while listening because  it's easy to find my place again. I also have a nagging cough left from my cold a few weeks ago. It is exhausting.

For my first book:

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom is the real life story of Corrie ten Boom from the Netherlands. She was helping hide Jews from the Germans and her family was captured and sent to the concentration camps during World War II. The story shows how her faith carried her through the horrors of the camp and her long fought battle to return to her beloved home. It is not really full of the horrors of the concentration camps (like some of the books I have read) but more about how she kept her faith that she would be able to stand the terrors of the capture. I really liked this book and will give it **** stars. It will stay with me for a long, long time.

Next I listened to (and read some):

Sydney Rose Parnell is a Railroad Police Special Agent who is brought in to help solve the murder of a young woman whose boyfriend is the main suspect. Sydney discovers that she knew this man, who has been severely burned by an IED, while she herself was serving in the Marine Corp in Iraq. Their platoon was hiding a horrible secret which most were unable to leave behind when they came home. It is threatening to unravel Sydney's world. This is the first novel of this author. She did a fabulous job. The story takes you on a thrill ride from the beginning of the story to the end. The characters are all well-developed and the storyline is intense. The side stories are all well-developed as well. In the end I fell in love with Sydney Rose and my hope was she survived not only finding the monster that killed the young woman, but the monsters who followed her home from Iraq. Both real and perceived. A solid *** for a really good story. 

Off to my next books. Already started reading one and listening to one. I need help! I need to get things done. Just not today!!

Happy weekend everyone.    

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like two good reads. I finally finished From Sand and Ash and really enjoyed it. I know basically nothing about current day football, but I read James Patterson's book about Aaron Hernandez - All American Murder- in one day. I couldn't put it down.

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  2. I'm on vacation next week and am so excited to have some reading time!

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  3. Take care of your cough. It took me a month to get rid of mine:(

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  4. I had a cough once that lasted for months. It drove me crazy, and I was so glad when it finally went away. I hope your's goes away soon.

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  5. Chuckling at your close and loving your giving "self" permission to be as lazy as you'd like. #1 sounds like something I should read, but #2 sounds more entertaining.

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    1. #2 was good. I enjoyed it very much. I listened! Do you do audible??

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  6. Take it easy. I know I haven't felt like doing much, either. I like to think when my body is telling me to veg out, it's because I need to rest and that the energy will return when it's time. Or blame winter.

    But you're making good use of your time reading. Those sound like good books. (But I won't check out the first one. I don't do Holocaust books.)

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    1. This Holocaust book was a good one. But I understand!

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  7. I will have to check out the Corrie ten Boom book. It sounds pretty good. I don't have a whole lot of ambition myself. I think this time of year is lazy for everyone!

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