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review: What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

What I Saw and How I Lied Judy Blundell Scholastic/YA, Mystery, Historical Release Date: January 1, 2010 When Evie’s father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young […]

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review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Main St. Book Club)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Random House/non-fiction, biography Release Date:  November 16, 2010 On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on […]

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Monday Munchies: War Ration Chocolate Pudding

Today’s Monday Munchie is inspired by Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  Although not a focal part of the book, it does mention them having chocolate pudding more than once.  I found this unusual, since that part of the book was set in Wales during World War II, and “sweeties” were a rare treat due […]

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