Saturday, July 4, 2009

A great read!

I really enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The characters were wonderful and while the letters format seemed a bit boring at first, it did get good fast. I have been on a World War II kick lately, I read Defiance (after really enjoying the movie. I loved Daniel Craig, but I also was fascinated at the story of 1200 Jews surviving in the forest for 2 1/2 years during WW II). I also had the Rape of Europa on my "to read" list but instead saw the documentary on our netflix view on demand (I love our Blu-Ray player!) and was fascinated about the art that was stolen during WW II. When I visited the Hermitage with my mom, stepdad, and sister in 1996 (I think it was 1996), we saw the Hidden Treasures exhibit, and I was amazed at all of the impressionist pieces that Russia had stolen from the Germans who had stolen them from .... many nameless folks.

2 comments:

Judith said...

Gil and I listened to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in our motorhome on our last trip. We also enjoyed it. Neither of us knew that Guernsey was under German occupation.

Claire Straebler said...

I enjoyed that book too, especially as I visited Guernsey as a child. Our family had friends there whom they had met during the war! I have just finished reading "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert which I loved. Highly recommend it!