The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

When the movie dropped on Netflix August 10, I didn’t think I would have time to watch it that night as I had a wedding to attend. I ended up leaving the wedding early and watching it pretty late that night.

It was an utterly inspiring movie that made me stop and think of my own writing. As a writer, I’m constantly plagued by “what ifs.” What if I’m not as good a writer as I think I am? What if my writing is too simplistic? What if I get a freelance job and I can’t write to their specifications? It’s absolutely incredible that a movie can help me to know that I am a good writer. All those what-ifs and the doubt is so damn leeching. It leeches all the positivity out of one’s soul, leaving the bearer uninspired, undetermined and unambitious. Continue reading “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society”

The Kaiser’s Last Kiss

While spending a lazy Sunday afternoon scrolling through IMDB I came across this movie. At the time it only had a small summary with no trailer. In the coming months I kept a close eye on the page in anticipation for the trailer but also for a potential release date. I googled a release date many times which is where I came across the book the movie was to be based on, The Kaiser’s Last Kiss by Alan Judd. Strangely, the book was not available in digital or hard copy until January 2017 though it was previously released in 2003. I promptly pre-ordered a digital copy of the book and patiently waited a little under a year for the release.

The summary of the book was absolutely intoxicating. I cannot help being attracted to forbidden love/sex set during WWII. Any whiff of off limits romance in the summary, I’M IN. Mention Germans soldiers falling in love with the “enemies” and vica versa, I am doubly in. Continue reading “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

Once We Were Brothers

I was intrigued by this book initially because of my undying love for WWII. I would not go as far as to call myself a history buff but I am indeed completely taken aback by WWII. As I have several historical fiction books just waiting to take me on a new adventure I fear this is only the first review of many. I’m sorry not sorry  in advance!

Normally I buy ebooks via Barnes and Noble since I have a Nook HD but since I was given an iTunes gift card for christmas by my Mother I opted to purchase this as an audiobook. I had looked into getting a few audiobooks to listen to while I run on the treadmill at the gym anyway, so this was a perfect oppurtunity. I’m not sure about you but I get ridiculously bored on the treadmill, I start staggering a bit then my mind wanders. I have concluded that audiobooks are the BEST IDEA EVER – for me at least. Continue reading “Once We Were Brothers”