I picked up Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran at Books Between Friends. I had just read Paris 1919, and although he didn’t have a huge role in the Treaty of Versailles, it did paint him in an extremely charismatic and influential light. It also laid the foundation leading up to the start of his reign as Prime Minister. I was intrigued to read more about Churchill through the eyes of someone closest to him as his writings on himself are typically quite egocentric. Continue reading
I received this ARC while still working at Coles. While sports isn’t typically my jam, I was intrigued by the history aspect of The Big Scrum. Football is KK’s favorite sport, so it’s definitely been on my radar. Continue reading
I found Anne Frank’s Diary at The Haunted Bookshop in Sidney, BC. My friends and I were wandering around main street, and, of course, I stopped in this bookstore. I haven’t read the Diary of Anne Frank, but it’s been one of those must-reads on my list for years. I found the Modern Library version with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, and knew I had to have it for my collection. Continue reading
I was given this book by someone who found it left behind on a plane. It is a brick. This book is massive, but I LOVE English history, so I figured I’d invest. I’m glad I did, because it just made me fall even more in love with London. Continue reading
I had a beautiful afternoon to myself a few weeks ago and decided to hit up Books Between Friends. I found this one in the current events section. The title popped out at me, and then I read the tag line, “A true story of bank heists, ice hockey, Transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts”. How could I not pick this book up?! Continue reading
This book is another I had acquired through my extensive reading list from my friend who has me read everything first. A biography about Fidel Castro would not necessarily be at the top of her list; however, I was pumped to read more about someone who keeps his personal life so close to his chest.
I received The Big Short the same time I received Madness, Betrayal and the Lash. I had seen the movie prior to reading this book, and after seeing it, was recommended to read the book as it goes into so much more detail regarding the financial structure of the subprime mortgage markets. Sounds riveting, right? Well, turns out, it is! Continue reading