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Reviews135 reviews

Tagsfiction (373), historical fiction (201), WWII (145), Jane Austen (136), Holocaust (59), non-fiction (59), Pride and Prejudice retelling (49), women's fiction (47), christian fiction (47), middle grade (45) — see all tags

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About meI spend much of my time reading and reviewing books on Diary of an Eccentric, a cozy online space I've occupied since 2007. I'm addicted to WWII novels and Jane Austen spin-offs, but I read basically anything that catches my fancy.

About my libraryI accept some review copies from publishers, but most of my books are purchased, obtained through library sales, or borrowed from the library.


Favorite authorsBeverly Lewis, Joyce Carol Oates, Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Amy Tan (Shared favorites)


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Real nameAnna


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Member sinceJul 18, 2008

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Forbidden Places by Penney Vincenzi is an excellent novel of England during World War 2.
Don't let the "Lifetime" for Woman type cover and title fool you. This is a good story of
3 woman who really grow up and learn to think for themselves. Thinking outside the box
is the forbidden place in the title not some trysting place!
I am currently reading War Brides by Helen Bryan. Similar in a way to the above book.
I also enjoyed Our Yanks also about England during the war and our soldiers arriving there.
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy is a deeper,more serious novel about the occupation
of England's channel islands by the Nazis. A subject brought to the forefront by the very
popular Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society novel.
Reeves W. Honey
I think you have to have seen the film or be scared by clowns to really get the book. There was another aspect that revolted me but I'll wait until you have read it and chat then.
I'm trying more Stephen King but I'm a bit disappointed.As I read in small snatches I forget who all the characters are. I was warned that "Under the Dome" was overwritten.I'll plod through and then try something lighter.
Ah, there you are.

I did like it. in fact I think I admired it. It made me wish I could write like that.
Isn't it funny how you come to like Death?
The cover on my copy was by far the best - a dancing Death and girl.
I'm just going to see if the book stays with me. If I forget it, then it won't be one of my all time favourites.
Hi Anna

I have ordered Hitler and Mars Bars from the library but they said, "Is it American?" so I assume it will take longer to find than usual.
I've started on Jodie Picoult books and I was wondering whether to record all the children's books I have kept from years ago.
I did find a thread that discussed children's books but I didn't know about stars and I lost it.
I wanted to ask if anyone remebered "The Tree that Sat Down," by Beverly Nichols. Perhaps I'll do some research on it. It might be valuable. It was published in 1945, although I have a later copy.
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