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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows More like 3 3/4 stars.It's a light read. An easy read. The letter format doesn't annoy and is well used. You hear or learn about things from different people and it adds to the charm of this novel.Because that's what it is, it's charming. Not in a cutesy way because it does take on some difficult subjects. How does one survive a terrible period in this case Guersey's German occupation during WW2? Humans can be true to their values and humans can be animals to one another. This is the stories of people who found the strength to go on and survive through friendship and reading books. This Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the lifeboat that the characters grab on and held on to in order to survive. Even Juliet who is writing about the events, who wasn't there but finds herself involved beyond anything she ever thought possible. Charming with lots of interesting characters maybe some are a little too excentric (I'm thinking Isola here) but still not enough to annoy me.