Tag Archives: WWII

Enemy Action – Mike Hollow

Just going to get this out of the way at the beginning: as a former fan of Mad Men, I got a giggle from the name of one of the main characters here. There. Now then. This is the tale … Continue reading

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The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir – Jennifer Ryan

The parallels between this book and [book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society] are obvious – both epistolary novels about women on the homefront of England as WWII heats up, telling the story from several women’s points of … Continue reading

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These Dark Wings – John Owen Theobald

I’m just not sure about this one. I think I’m kind of getting used to teenaged (or thereabouts) main characters that I just don’t like much – and I don’t like that, either. When her mother is killed by German … Continue reading

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All Clear – Connie Willis – Katherine Kellgren

“That’s no way to talk in the presence of ladies, you bleedin’ sod,” the first man said belligerently…. “Beggin’ your pardon, misses. I shouldn’t ‘ave called ‘Itler a little bastard. ‘E’s the biggest bastard what ever lived.” I think I … Continue reading

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Angels of the Underground – Theresa Kaminski

Here’s where Netgalley is not necessarily beneficial to the books it is supposed to promote. The copy I received of this book (in exchange for an honest review, thank you) seemed as though it was sent to me right in … Continue reading

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Flight of Dreams – Ariel Lawhon

It was a bit unsettling to read about how big a part of the Hindenburg the Third Reich was. Not that I knew much about the zeppelin, apart from oh-the-humanity and the Mythbusters segment on why it went up so … Continue reading

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Murder by Matchlight – E.C.R. Lorac

It’s so lovely to find a new-to-me golden age mystery, and one that almost lives up to favorites of its era. Murder by Matchlight – which I received through Netgalley, thanks very much – is a Dover reissue of a … Continue reading

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Some people juggle badgers…

I didn’t intend to read/listen to yet another alternate WWII fantasy novel this spring… (I didn’t know there were that many alternate WWII fantasy novels…) But there it was in my Audible library, and as I’ve been using earphones defensively … Continue reading

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Searchlights and Shadows – Martin Turnbull, Lance Roger Axt, Audiobookblast

“This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.” Isn’t it interesting how, despite (despite?) the Hays Code, racism, McCarthyism, homophobia and faux marriages, and a studio system … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr, Zach Appelman

I’m a huge voice fan. And last fall I had the tremendous good luck to see Zach Appelman as Hamlet at The Hartford Stage. If it hadn’t been the last day, I would have gone back as often as possible, … Continue reading

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