Rustic Life

Flat Broke with Two Goats  by Jennifer McGaha Move in an old, long-forgotten rural house, and then start a new, back- to the-land life. A bit like The Fixer Upper. Nice cover! Great receipts included! Vivid details of the family life, of the choice been made. But frankly,  I don’t really feel the same of farm animals as the […]

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Just for Kids

Friends – Snake and Lizard  by Joy Cowley The window and spider; the Rain Dance & Rock Dance; wither (walk and slither) Snake and Lizard  by Joy Cowley Snake and Lizard had adventures (wandering in the night and the surprise) and business (trade and helper) together. Fancy friendship !

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Aside Black Death

The Last Hours  by Minette Walters June till September in Develish in1348. Lady Anne of Develish saved the whole bondage from Black Death through wisdom. Eleanor as Anne’s daughter, demanding of attention, was foolish and stubborn all the time. The leading serf Thaddeus and  six other lads went out in search of food, and had really […]

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Tough Hero

The Hard Way – Jack Reacher Series, Book 10  by Lee Child (Not) Kidnapping of Kate and Jay Jack Reacher Series: 1    Killing Floor 2    Die Trying 10  The Hard Way 20   Make Me

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Koreans in Japan

Pachinko  by Min Jin Lee All four generations from a Korean family suffered from legal and social discrimination from Japanese during and after the war. Historical victims as they are, yet the whole family was brave and wouldn’t give up hope. Sunjia maybe poor and desperate, yet she was an honest person who earn her own living through […]

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On the Road

The Alice Network – A Novel  by Kate Quinn Audiobookread by Saskia Maarleveld 1947, American college girl Charlie, while pregnant, found out a town’s history of war in searching for her cousin Rose. Eve Gardiner worked together with Lili during WW1 into a female spy ring called The Alice Network. Unexpected ending. Good story.

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Bitter Times

Shanghai Girls  by Lisa See Timeline: Beautiful girls in Shanghai – father gambled and forced them married to brothers – Japanese invaded and the mother and elder sister being raped – sisters got in the US – little sister got the baby girl – all the hard life in Chinatown, all three generations suffered from unfair […]

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Girlish

The Crocodile on the Sandbank, Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1  by Elizabeth Peters Audiobook read by Barbara Rosenblat It is not charming at all for girls to be silly and label themselves with childish stupidity.

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