This was a bit more interesting of week for me because my library book group actually met in person on a glorious sunny day ...in the park...socially distanced of course. Although only 8 showed up (we are all seniors except for 2 members), it was great to see readers in person after 6 months apart. Planning more outdoor meetings, weather permitting for September and October), The book we read was one I didn't think I'd have interest in but, it was very good. Everyone liked this book to some degree, parts were quite sad. Next month's book is Unsheltered; Barbara Kingsolver
which I read and reviewed in October of 2018.
Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.
Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.
In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.
Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.
Beautiful sunny day with high temps 76 degrees, windows open for sleep tonight for sure. Looking forward to fall temps but not what follows.
I didn't watch any of the RNC, I've heard more than enough lies from this administration in the last 4 years. The news was sad enough with yet more shooting of black men that just didn't need to happen. We did watch (2) repeat movies that I loved: Hidden Figures and The Help.
I've read 9 of 10 books I selected for my Summer Reading List. The exception was: Kept Animals (hopefully, I'll get my hands on a copy by year's end).
This week I finished -
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon.
- One By One; Ruth Ware (in progress)
- The Lying Life of Adults; Elena Ferrante