Started reading Catch-22 today for my book club. Tbh I don't think it's working for me. Would dnf, but want to finish it so I can say more at book club. Maybe the whole satire thing is not for me, but I'm only on page 30 and am mightily bored. Anyone else felt this way?
What a heartbreaking memoir! I must admit that I knew very little about the Syrian War ( or Syria, for that matter) before reading this book. Marwan‘s struggle with losing his home to religious extremism (which didn‘t even come from the Middle East) is terrible! 13/15 #Jumpstart2020 #Nonfiction2020 - “About a 21st century war torn area” #Booked2020 - “#LiveAndLearn - a subject you know little/nothing about”
This is a dark & beautiful book. Searching the depths of human feeling ... the characters are wounded physically & emotionally. Speaking of those they had lost to wartimes , Sonja says “ maybe we try to find them in other people, in kindness & generosity “
Such truthful & brilliant writing.
I will use for #millennialauthor #booked2020
Reading by my fire , I want to bail , but the writing is waking up a part of me that wants to hear this/these stories - of war & the people who lived through this time - 2004 the second Chechen war , I‘ve become very invested in the characters now , it‘s too late to bail , a woman curved like a comma , an eclipse, metaphors that cut to the truth 👍🏻💔❤️ Thankyou #booked2020 I‘m reading books I might never have #millennialauthor