Some picks for #inmemoriam for #MayBookFlowers. It's a bank holiday here, but we don't have #memorialday our day for remembering service men is Remembrance Day/Sunday. But I have taken that as my inspiration though - but particularly World War One/the Great War. So here we have 2 books by authors who were there, 2 about being there and two about the ramifications afterwards.
"In this soldier's story, first published in 1929, poet Robert Graves traces the monumental loss of innocence that occurred as a result of World War I."
#inmemorium I started this book several years ago, but I don't think I was ready for it. I definitely would like to read it for Memorial Day 2018.
I likely wouldn't have finished this if I hadn't had to read it for class. I'm not on for WWI memoirs, and this one had too much information packed into it. I understand the significance of Robert Graves, and the importance of his writing, especially through the lens of breaking barriers talking about the war, but this didn't capture my fancy unfortunately. ⭐️⭐️ #readingforfunmmd #genreiusuallyavoid #LitsyAtoZauthor @BookishMarginalia
Cuinchy bred rats. They came up from the canal, fed on the plentiful corpses, and multiplied exceedingly. While I stayed here with the Welsh, a new officer joined the company... When he turned in that night, he heard a scuffling, shone his torch on the bed, and found two rats on his blanket tussling for the possession of a severed hand.