Stacking the Shelves!

This is something I just found out about, started by Tynga’s Reviews.  You get to list books you’ve acquired with the intention of reading.  Gulp!  I try not to think too hard about my TBR list, but actually at the moment it’s not too bad.  So here are some books I’m planning to read soon, or […]

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“Zinky Boys” by Svetlana Alexievich

In “Zinky Boys,” Alexievich weaves together interviews with those who have been affected by the Soviet war in Afghanistan–soldiers, yes, but also doctors and nurses, civilian contractors, and, most tragically of all, the mothers and widows left behind–to create a document that is heartbreaking, harrowing, and utterly damning. Those who ended up in Afghanistan did […]

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