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Bday Celebration and BRW – Those Who Save Us

1 Jun

I hate that it has been a week since I’ve written a post but alas, life continues to be very busy. However, I am home from work sick today so although I feel not great, I’m pushing myself to write. This past weekend was very busy as I celebrated my 25th birthday with my friends. I had been planning on making S’mores cupcakes but none of the stores around my apartment had graham crackers or marshmallow fluff! I was both shocked and appalled. Either other people also had s’mores on the brain or these stores need to start getting their summer grocery stock in! Anyways, I had to settle for making plain vanilla cupcakes but no fears, they were still delicious and had lots of sprinkles on them to get people in the party spirit! Once the party started, my sister surprised me by putting candles on the cupcakes that I made and singing me Happy Birthday. Kind of funny since I was the one who made the cupcakes but fun nonetheless!

Now, seeing as how it is Wednesday it is time for another book review! I just finished a book this week called “Those Who Save Us” by Jenna Blum. This book wasn’t amazing but it was good, easy to pick up and easy to get through. Growing up, I read a lot of books about the Holocaust and The Second World War but lately I haven’t as much so this was the first one I’ve read about this time period for a long time. It was interesting in the sense that it was a story about a German woman during the war so it had very little focus on the Holocaust as much as it did on the Second World War. This story follows two women, one as aforementioned, during the War and the other her daughter, about 45 years later. In the present, the daughter is trying to figure out her mother’s story from the war while the reader figures it out as the story switches from past to present. Although I enjoyed the story, I didn’t feel invested in it as I sometimes do in stories. I’m a big cryer and I didn’t shed a tear which always leads me to believe that there was something lacking in the writing. If a story doesn’t evoke a lot of emotion from me, I tend to think something in the story was missing although I can’t put my finger on it.

Okay, now that this post is getting long, I’m going to go lie down again and hopefully feel better tomorrow because I have tons to do at work! I hope that everyone is enjoying the warm weather that is finally here!