Spring Books 2021

Another season has come and gone β„οΈπŸŒΈ Here in Colorado, it snowed well into the month of May, so I am very glad to see some green outside!! πŸŒ±πŸ˜„

Here are the books I read this past spring:

Yes.
Yes, I am going through an organized crime phase 😬
all very interesting
This manga was really very good, I just don’t know if I’m into manga anymore…

Okay, here’s the thing about this book ☝️ It aged me about ten years. It’s a very good book, don’t get me wrong. But it is not for the faint of heart.

I read war/military books. I read WWII books. I read books about the Holocaust. I read books about North Korea, and still Hungry Ghosts was the most difficult book I’ve ever read.

Moving on.

I was inspired to read Band of Brothers because of an awesome blog that I follow πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– And I am so glad that I did! I recommend this book if you like war/military history, but I also recommend it to the more sensitive people out there. Out of all the war/military history books I’ve been reading, this was the least gory (they can get pretty bad, depending on what you read). It’s written nicely for a wide audience, not too graphic, and I recommend it!

That’s it for Spring 2021 books! And yes, I’m still trying to get through this one…

The military vernacular… I think it’s what’s holding me back. So much lingo!

Anyway, what are you reading? 😊

μ•ˆλ…•! Bye! Ciao!

jarilissima

have a good one!

19 comments

  1. I went through a mob/organized crime phase years ago so I get it! Book on Mao does look brutal. I have a fiction book that haunts me 11 years later β€œA Fine Balance.” Brutal. Kite Runner and Little Bee are up there too, just not like that.

    I am reading various commentaries. I need to read more autobiographies and biographies. I used to. One of my all time favorite courses was my undergrad autobiography course. I’ve always loved hearing peoples stories and you do as well! You also tell stories really well which is so great!

    Thanks for sharing this!

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    • We watch a lot of true crime at home, and I was most surprised about the sheer amount of money these guys moved around and spent. Super high, especially for the time! Besides life insurance scams, I’ve not seen that amount of money in my true crime shows.

      Oh, I googled “A Fine Balance” to see what it was. You know, books about other parts of the world (other than the U.S.) can be very eye-opening. When people ask, “Pfft, what’s so great about the U.S.???” with their nose up in the air, I know they have never read much nor traveled much. Even Puerto Rico in the 80’s and 90’s was rough, and that’s U.S. territory!

      Well, I won’t go off on that πŸ˜„ I’m glad you enjoy my stories! Thanks so much for always participating in my blog πŸ₯° Many hugs!!

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      • My mom used to say I read depressing books. My answer was I read real life books. I predominantly read biblical theology books or commentaries these days for pleasure. I’m a (word) nerd NOT a saint! I am thankful for you sister! You are loved!

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  2. Some awesome booms you have listed. ☺️ I have read a lot about Mao’s famine and somethings I’ve read about have haunted me. The sheer lunacy of it all is heartbreaking.

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    • Yes, there’s definitely a few things I learned/read that will haunt me. That’s definitely the best word to describe it πŸ˜•

      If you’re interested in that topic, I’m currently reading “Mao” by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday and it’s good so far.

      I fell into this rabbit hole just because it puzzled me that Mao would get involved in the Korean War, and I wanted to know why. History is super interesting!

      Oh and enjoy your week! πŸ™‚

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      • The Cold War and all of its key leaders as well as modern warfare really interest me and I feel like we learn so little about most of Asia – especially China in the west. History is truly mind blowing. Thanks you too β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘‹πŸ»

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  3. Wow Yari, you sure have a wide range of reading interests! I think that’s great! β€œBand of Brothers” caught my eye right away. I wonder if it is available on AudibleπŸ€” Then I could listen and work on crafts at the same time LOL. πŸ‘πŸ»

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    • Having Kindle Unlimited makes it easy to sample different topics πŸ™‚ I like to read about all kinds of things!

      I would imagine Band of Brothers is on audible because it’s a famous/popular book.
      They made it into a show, and I watched the first few episodes a while back. They also kept it decent and not super gory, if I remember correctly.

      If you do listen to it, I hope you enjoy! Happy crafting! πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow, that is a lot of snow! Glad you are finally getting to see some green!

    Band of Borthers looks like something I would enjoy. I think I will put that on my TBR.

    I have been doing a ton of reading too. My favorite so far this year has been Educated by Tara Westover and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I just finished Before We Were Yours and The Passengers which were pretty good. And I am listening to Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker. I am finding it very interesting!

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    • It was incredible how much snow we got this year! I was really over it by mid-May πŸ˜„

      Those books sound very interesting. I didn’t know The Nightingale was set in WWII. I’ll see if the library has it (ours lends out Kindle books, don’t even have to leave the house).

      If you read Band of Brothers, I hope you enjoy it! Like I mentioned, as far as war books go, this one was pretty tame and not very graphic, and still very interesting!

      Happy reading, my friend! πŸ™‚

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