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Coffee Bean Bookshelf

I'm a 32 year old mom of two who loves to read (obviously)! I'll read just about anything - if it sounds interesting, it makes it's way to my to-read pile!

Currently reading

How My Summer Went Up in Flames
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith
Nanjing Requiem - Ha Jin I actually really enjoyed this, despite the reviews I read. It felt authentic to me, mostly...although in a few places I think the characters said things that probably were a bit too modern. I liked Minnie and Anling, and felt crazy with rage when they were helpless to control the things happening around them and within their makeshift camp. Not AT them, but at the circumstances and the terrible people perpetrating the crimes. I wholeheartedly disliked Mrs. Dennison, I wanted to slap her because of how she treated Minnie.

I do intend on reading The Rape of Nanking, which other reviewers have said is better than this one. The thought that humans can do these type of things to other humans because of race or borders is horrifying...