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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    What do you do when Death tells a story? You listen, of course. This book is set in Nazi Germany from 1939-1943. It’s the story of Liesel, “the book thief,” as Death names her. The book starts with Liesel, her mother and brother on a train; her brother dies on the way. And this is where Death first sees Liesel. We find out that her mother was taking her to live with foster parents. This is Liesel’s story during those years. Considering the time period it’s set in, Death is very busy during those years collecting souls. This story offers you a glimpse of what it was like for regular…

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    The Genius of Women

    When you think of someone who is a genius who comes to mind? Did you include any women in that list? Maybe Marie Curie was in your list? What about other women genius like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fei-Fei Li, and Oprah? Throughout history there have been brilliant women who provided the world extraordinary accomplishments even in the face of adversity. It boggles my mind that women today are still having to fight to be recognized for their accomplishments. I enjoyed reading about how the women in the book overcame the obstacles that they faced. It was an interesting and insightful read and I highly recommend it.

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    Bloodline by Jess Lourey

    Wow! This one had me fascinated from the beginning. It’s set in the 1960’s and Joan moves to the perfect town with her boyfriend. It soon becomes obvious that the town isn’t so perfect and it’s hiding terrible secrets. There were some twists that I didn’t expect. This book kept me interested until the end.