Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
What She Lost | Melissa W. Hunter
post image

This is a fictonalized account of the true story of the author's grandmother and her time spent in the concentration camps and her time after. I started just yesterday and am 82% finished.

#neverforget #neveragain

Cinfhen Thanks for tagging me #stacked l just signed up for a Jewish Roots trip to Poland. My grandfather was born there and though he and all 9 of his siblings and parents got out between 1934-1937 all of his first cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents died in the Holocaust. I‘ll be visiting Poland and all the sites in February. I‘m going with my daughter. I‘m mentally preparing myself 💔 2d
Insightsintobooks @Cinfhen oh, I'm so sorry 💔💔. I'm sure the trip will be hard. Glad your father and his siblings and your grandparents were able to get out. 2d
Cinfhen It‘s my grandfather who fled Poland , so I got to know my great grandparents and all of my great aunts and uncles. In this sense, I‘m lucky. It‘s going to be a very emotionally draining trip, but it‘s something I‘ve always talked about doing. We will be joined on the trip with a survivor who will be our guide along with another guide from Yad Vashem, Israel‘s Holocaust Museum😢😭 2d
See All 9 Comments
Insightsintobooks @Cinfhen oh wow. I don't know for sure, but I've always had a feeling I had Jewish ancestry. No one on my mother's side ever talked about their past and now there's no one to ask. So I was doing family history research and found a lot of Jewish last names... this eventually led me to Yad Vashem and I looked up a few names that I know and there were so many... like I said I'm not positive still looking into it. You are very lucky. 2d
Insightsintobooks @Cinfhen sorry you mentioned Yad Vashem and that kinda brought me back to all those names. I'm sure the trip will be draining, but it will be informative to have a guide who is a survivor and one from Yad Vashem as well. 2d
Cinfhen It‘s vey chilling to make that discovery @Insightsintobooks good luck with your search 💚 2d
Insightsintobooks @Cinfhen I agree, thank you. ❤ All I know for sure is when I converted It felt like I was coming home. (I know many converts feel this way, but i don't know its hard to explain). 2d
Cinfhen Converting to Judaism is not easy at all. I admire your dedication and strength 💜 2d
Insightsintobooks @Cinfhen Thank you. I couldn't imagine my life without Judaism. It's like air. 2d
57 likes1 stack add9 comments
post image

#luckystar #MOvember

Careful, don't look directly at it 😎


Cinfhen Why have I never heard of this book before??? Sounds amazing #stacked 2d
batsy Well played! And a brilliant book ⭐ 2d
Billypar @Cinfhen I hadn't heard of the book or Lispector until I was looking for stuff to read around the world for @GatheringBooks 's challenge last year. It was okne of my favorite discoveries ☺ 2d
See All 6 Comments
GatheringBooks awesome!! :) 2d
Billypar @batsy I don't think I remember a single thing about what happens in the book even though I read it last year. I just remember being so invested that I put off sleep to keep reading (not typical for me!) 2d
Cinfhen The beauty of reading challenges!!! Discovering all the new authors 2d
43 likes1 stack add6 comments
post image

DAY 18 #LuckyStar | I‘m purely choosing this book from the “lucky” portion of today‘s prompt. This is a harrowing memoir of surviving Auschwitz.


Eggs @Insightsintobooks Have you read this? 2d
Insightsintobooks @Eggs no, I haven't. Thank you. 2d
Cinfhen I‘m not aware of this memoir either. #stacked 💔 2d
80 likes2 stack adds3 comments
post image

This one tells of the author‘s return to the places she knew as a child, close to the ever-moving #Borderline between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen #stacked sounds so interesting!!!!! 5d
33 likes1 stack add1 comment
post image

A friend of mine read this years ago and thought it was such an amazing story..

In 1959, a group of experienced hikers set out in the Russian aural Mountains. Months later, their bodies were discovered #frozen and in such an odd and mysterious way that so many theories abound. I know I want to read this, though something tells me I‘d have to read it in the daylight, since some theories are a little unsettling. #Movember

Hooked_on_books I have this and you‘ve made me want to move it up the TBR. 5d
valeriegeary Oh my gosh! A friend was telling me about this incident when we were hiking in the woods! I have to read this book! 5d
See All 8 Comments
BarbaraBB Sounds very intriguing and indeed perfect for next year! #ReadingEurope2020 5d
ljuliel I read this a few years ago. Interesting book ! 5d
Reagan-reads I loved this book. His final theory was very, very interesting and pretty realistic. 5d
Crazeedi I'm keeping list of some of your suggestions! 4d
Librarybelle @Crazeedi 😁❤️ 4d
77 likes7 stack adds8 comments
Where the Shadows Lie | Michael Ridpath
post image
Freespirit This looks good! 5d
BarbaraBB I‘m going to make a list with European books per country! Thanks Cindy! 💕 5d
64 likes3 stack adds3 comments
A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
post image

This sci-fi classic is still on my TBR, at the heart of it is an argument about the innate destructiveness of #humannature I'm not saying I completely agree with Miller, I'm not saying I don't either...
#MOvember @Cinfhen

rwmg A great book 6d
Cinfhen Oh, my interest has been peaked #stacked 6d
vivastory @Cinfhen I've only heard great things about it 6d
Cinfhen Maybe I can get my IRL bookclub to read this....those ladies help keep me accountable #TheresNoBailingAtBookClub 😊 6d
66 likes2 stack adds4 comments
post image

This book sounds good.

39 likes3 stack adds2 comments
post image

Why have I waited so long to read this book?? It‘s absolutely compelling. To read about the breakdown of a health care system in just a matter of days is horrifying. Hurricane Katrina was an unfathomable disaster but the lack of a plan for rescue is just mind boggling. All the praise to the nurses who showed what it means to be angels of mercy. #NonfictionNovember

Cinfhen Read it @AlaMich it‘s SO GOOD 1w
Chrissyreadit Oh! It‘s on my irl bookshelf waiting for me. 1w
BarbaraBB I always think of this book when hearing about Katrina. Did you read it? (edited) 1w
See All 23 Comments
AlaMich @Cinfhen It‘s definitely toward the top of my TBR! 😊 1w
emilyhaldi Such a stunning read isn‘t it?! 🤯 1w
AmyG @BarbaraBB I think of this, too, when I think of Katrina. Amazing book. And yes, read Zeitoun. (edited) 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve read Zeitoun @BarbaraBB @AmyG and it was very good but this book is on a whole different planet! It‘s something you can never imagine. Ever!!Bump it up your TBR @Chrissyreadit it‘s definitely in your wheelhouse 1w
Cinfhen I know you have a soft spot for NoLa @emilyhaldi 💔 1w
Kalalalatja I don‘t know much about Katrina, but this book sounds beyond interesting! #stacked 1w
BarbaraBB You are very convincing. Stacked! 1w
KarenUK This sounds frightening and heartbreaking in equal measures! 1w
LeahBergen I found this to be such a harrowing read! (edited) 1w
AprilMae I bought this book after I came home from New Orleans. I went on a guided tour and my lovely guide told us about this book. It's on my TBR 1w
Cinfhen I really recommend reading this book or listening on audio @AprilMae @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @KarenUK so many ethical issues to think about! It‘s great for bookclub discussion 1w
Cinfhen I must have been living in a bubble @LeahBergen because I don‘t recall the ordeal at Memorial Hospital. I remember hearing about the deplorable conditions at the NO stadium and all the riots and looting. 1w
arubabookwoman There were also several nursing homes that had issues similar to those at Memorial. I believe some of the owners were criminally prosecuted. I think the book may have touched on this. (edited) 1w
Insightsintobooks This sounds good. 1w
Cinfhen I‘m still on Day 5 although I think I logged 8 hours of listening time already @arubabookwoman but I‘m curious to see what other instructions are mentioned when I get to part 2/ Aftermath 1w
Cinfhen It‘s excellent @Insightsintobooks 1w
IamIamIam I stacked this. It looks really intense!!! 1w
Cinfhen I can‘t stop listening @IamIamIam so many moral and ethical dilemmas. I wish I read this for bookclub. 1w
Reviewsbylola I need to read this on audio. It‘s been awhile. 7d
99 likes8 stack adds23 comments
We Are Called to Rise | Laura McBride
post image

Las Vegas, city of opposites, where glamour and wealth seem never far away from poverty and harshness.
A refugee boy, a lonely wife, a war veteran with PTSD, another veteran in rehab, and a social worker. I‘d like to read more about each of them.
But this book is about the tragedy that interweaves their storylines. A tragedy that represents the major themes of current times. It is sad with a glimpse of hope. I loved it.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Nevada

Kalalalatja Great review! 👏 1w
JennyM Fantastic review - and sounds totally my type of read. Thanks for sharing #stacked 😘 1w
MicheleinPhilly I just went to stack this and then thought, “This sounds familiar.” On Kindle. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
See All 13 Comments
Librarybelle Great review! 1w
Cinfhen Beautiful review! So glad it was a pick❣️I‘m always a little worried when I recommend a book. You‘re almost there 🙌🏻 1w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Most of the time we‘re in sync 💕 1w
Cinfhen True @BarbaraBB 👯‍♀️ 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love this cover! But I think I saw a different one in BN. Great review! ❤️ 1w
BarbaraBB @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thanks! It‘s the UK edition I think. I bought it from BookDepository. 1w
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly I hope you‘ll get to it soon! 1w
Reggie This sounds great. Stacked! 1w
66 likes4 stack adds13 comments