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What are you currently reading?
Home and Away is a historical fiction novel. It’s a World War II Christmas story and is told from the perspective of a son fighting on the battlefields of Europe during World War II and his mother, struggling with worry and uncertainty about her soldier son while she tries to keep a semblance of a normal, happy Christmas holiday back on the homefront. Norma Hayes has always tried to make Christmas special for her family, but 1944 will make that more difficult with money being tight and wartime rationing making everything hard to come by. Aware of his mother’s hardships and the worry from having her eldest son at war, second son, Dennis, is determined to buy his mother a special gift this Christmas, a lavender blue dress he hopes will bring her comfort as a symbol of special times gone by and the hope of a brighter future with the family reunited at war’s end.
I also started listenting to A Corner of White on audiobook. I am really liking the storyline. Two characters in two different worlds discover a gap – a rend, a tear – between their worlds and can exchange notes. Like penpals.
But other things start happening on both sides of the gap. Peculiar things.
I’m not sure if I want to review this one for the blog, or just enjoy listening to it. If I do decide to review it, look for that in late September or in October.
What did you just finish reading?
Westly was an adorable read! There was one really adorable and motivating read. It is a wonderful book to read with kids as it touches upon many lessons you can discuss using the book and Westly’s character as a springboard.
This will be reviewed in late September, so keep your eyes peeled!
A Rare Nativity is a different approach to The Twelve Days of Christmas. The book is illustrated with photographs that tell the story of the narrator begrudging his enemy various “gifts.” It is obvious they are enemies, but in the end the gift the narrator receives will show you the power of forgiveness.
I’ll be reviewing this one in mid-October.
What do you think you’ll read next?
This section hasn’t changed much since last week. I have no idea what I’ll read next. I think I am going to do random picks on my Kindle.
How about you? What are you reading this week?