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Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"

Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!

Currently reading

Amy Falls Down: A Novel
Jincy Willett
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel Phd
Yes Please
Amy Poehler

City of Thieves: A Novel

City of Thieves: A Novel - David Benioff A very good read.

The premise of the story takes place during the seige of Leningrad, where Lev Beniov is arrested for looting a knife off a German paratooper and thrown into the same cell as Kolya, a writer and deserter.

Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya must secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake.

In their search, Lev and Kolya run into a lot of strange people and things, such as: cannibals and their grisly wares hanging from the ceiling chains; the dying boy Vadim and his rooster, Darling; the antitank dog bleeding in the snow; and the dead Russian soldier rooted in the ice.

However, this story is told in such a way that these horrific and brutal events seem humorous.

Thrilling and heart-wrenching all at the same time this is a must read for those who enjoy historical based fiction.