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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Currently Reading

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  • What are you currently reading? Do you recommend it?
  • The book that is currently on my Nook is Evie's Knight by Kimberly Krey. That link will take you to my post about the book last week. Yes, I would recommend this book. I am enjoying it. Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to read this week so I'm not as far along as I would have liked.

    The next book I will be reading is WINTER OF THE WORLD by Ken Follett. I have not started reading yet but I am so excited. This is the sequel to FALL OF GIANTS and is book two in the Century Trilogy. I read FALL OF GIANTS for a book club last year and I loved it. It is historical fiction and takes place during the time of World War I. History was not my favorite subject in school but I did well. This book made me realize how much history I did not know. I would go into bed at night and ask my husband, "Did you know that Germany...?" or any one of a million other questions and he would just look at me and say, "yeah" all matter-of-factly like it was common knowledge. Anyway, I was entertained reading the first book and I learned a lot of stuff that I should have known already apparently. I need to wait until I can devote my time because this book is 940 pages. So, here is the Goodreads info for WINTER OF THE WORLD:

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.

    Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak. . . . American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. . . . English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. . . . Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war—but the war to come.

    These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever-increasing complexity.


    1. Hmm, I may have to give Ken Follett another try. I do like WWI. I read Pillars of the Earth and it was so bad I haven't picked him back up.

    2. Thanks for the shout out, dear! Much appreciated! :)