- Springfield, MO, USA
- member since October 17, 2010
Anne-Marie B’s last login was Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
Hi Anne-Marie, I just wanted to let you know that if you enjoy reading e-books, either on the computer or on a nook or iPad or Kindle, I have self-published the novel I was writing back when I corresponded with you last year. It is called Riverbreeze and it is divided into three parts. You can view the first part for free on www.smashwords.com. Just go to the website and type Riverbreeze, Part 1 into the search bar. I hope you'll give it a try. Thanks.
We've been watching the History channel too - very sobering and uncomfortable at the same time, though. Yesterday we watched Nazi Death Squads which was about executions by firing squads in Russia. It really shook me to see the neighbours of Jews just standing around watching and in many cases assisting. How do people turn on one another after a lifetime of friendship like that? I guess I've come to feel that you can't judge, since this is wartime. In the same circumstances I would like to feel that nothing would make me take part in any of these hate crimes, but how far would you go to protect your own? If your fear was great enough would you take part to protect your own? To avoid reprisals? How can we judge until presented with these circumstances? It's just hard to believe and to accept the numbers murdered, isn't it? I first became interested in the Holocaust when I was about 8 and in all these years I've never been able to make sense of how it happened.
Have you read The Wave by Morton Rhue? It's based on a true experiment that was conducted at a High School (in California, I think, but I could be wrong about that.) It goes some way to explaining how the Hitler Youth came to be as powerful as it did.
I saw your post to Starlet about the Harry Potter books and I couldn't stop smiling!!!!! I've read all 7 and seen all the movies, plus listened to them on various holidays with my boys in the car - we are a family who are all crazy mad keen fans!!!!
I also love books about WW2 and the Holocaust in particular. I used to worry that this said something bad about me, but it's just that I'm trying to grasp how something like that could have happened. Of course Germany is not the only country to have had to cope with Genecide, and if you're interested I read a fantastic and very moving book set in Siera Leonne called....oh no title gone out of my head! Will get back to you in a tick......
That would be great to see how an audio zip drive works for books - I don't think I've used that before -- it's worth a try to see if it works on my end!. i have gotten audios on loan from the library for the car and downloads from audible.com to use on the iPod/iPhone for listening in places other than the car. Recently, though, I discovered a new way to listen and that is to only get audible books from library that are no more than 5 disks long. This way I can listen to them quickly and not worry about having to return them before I'm finished. Also, I get a chance to read these books that I wouldn't normally use my audible.com credits for (since they are only 4-6 hours long. It works out great -- Just in the last month I've read a lot of good books that are Short!
Hi -- looks like we have a lot of books & genres in common, both read and want to reads! I have been going through a good run of books that I’ve really enjoyed ( Room, Hitler Youth, Among the Hidden) -- which is what we strive for. It's the books that are somewhat mediocre, which allows us to appreciate when the good ones come along. I have Involuntary Madness on my list and I brought it to the top. I really enjoyed Nora Vincent’s book "Self Made Man". Many of my books are of the World II and Holocaust / Nazi, which I have found thoroughly interesting. Sometimes it's difficult to get back into Fiction. I notice that you have read a few Harry Potter books, which I would like to try but they aren't available in Audible.com -- surprising because they have such an extensive inventory. There must be some issues about it...One day, though.
V. Woolf isn't dry. Or isn't so to me. When I put the book down, I always start up again three pages back to get "back into it." The writer is very intense and I loved "Orlando" more than any other book I've read by Woolf.
This book was a birthday gift to myself as an Undergraduate, and I read it with a pencil in hand.
Hi, your name came up on my page as a person who has read A Bride most Begrudging. I saw that you gave the book only two stars. I also gave the book only two stars. I was curious to know why you didn't like it. The reason why I am so interested in this book is because of the time period. I am also writing a novel that takes place during that time period and according to my research several of her historical facts were wrong, which drove me crazy. The writing was good and the dialogue was historically accurate, but other than that it was only so-so. Thank you for listening. By the way, I am in a book club at my local library and will be reading the Time-Traveler's Wife next. I see it is one of your favorites. P.S. I need to change my picture. Unfortunately my husband and I recently had to put our cat down. Her name was Peanut. thanks again