What if, instead of a Jew, a gentile atheist was arrested and thrown into a concentration camp? That’s exactly what happened in the book Scheisshaus Luck, Surviving the Unspeakable in Auschwitz and Dora by Pierre Berg with Brian Brock. This is Pierre’s actual story of enduring the Holocaust. When I looked at the cover, I … More What if an atheist wrote about the Holocaust?
I’m not a fan of the Horror genre but I have to respect a man who has sold so many books which were made into blockbuster movies. For those of us writers who are struggling with penning a novel, his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is sweet freedom. When he writes gems … More Stephen King set me free
I recently finished reading an e-book novel called My Outcast Heart by Anna C. Bowling. I don’t normally read romance novels (mostly because they are all sex and very little romance) but this one held my attention. The story takes place in colonial New York in the 1720’s. It is a sweet story of a … More My Outcast Heart – I recommend you read this book!
The book “Angela’s Ashes” burst on the scene two decades ago and of course it was made into a movie because any good book should be made into a movie, sure as I’m tellin’ ya. Francis “Frankie” McCourt tells us of his poor father who can’t keep a job he likes the pint so much, … More Rereading McCourt for NaNoWriMo
Daily Prompt: What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now? The book that brings back the best memories for me is Twas the Night Before Christmas. My father read this book to us with his own twist. For example: When out on the lawn there arose such a … More ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas….
I went to the library the other day to pick up 2 books that were reserved for me. One is by Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch woman who hid Jews during WWII. If you know anything about Ms. ten Boom, she was a very strong Christian, and had her faith tested severely when she and her sister … More What are you reading lately?
Book Review: The Gendarme by Mark Mustian. I was walking through the Public Library and the cover of this book jumped out at me. It is a picture of a young woman, and only one side of her face can be seen. The title caught my eye, “The Gendarme.” [ This is because I am addicted … More The Gendarme