It was a poor month for reading, just two books finished.
So Disdained by Nevil Shute (Kindle): I found this when I was looking through the Kindle’s library for something to read. I don’t remember purchasing it, so it may be that it was Mum who did, or even my father-in-law.
“When Peter Moran picks up a man on the roadside while driving through a bitter rainy night on the South Downs, he embarks upon an adventure that will lead him into treasonous international plots, flying adventures and tests of both his bravery and his loyalty.”
I neither liked or disliked this story, although I was surprised and disappointed by the amount of casual anti-antisemitism. It’s a quick read; it would fill in a few hours on a flight or a morning on a beach. I doubt that I will reread it.
The Choice by Edith Eger: “In 1944, sixteen-year-old ballerina Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.”
When I read a book like this, I am in awe of just how much resilience, endurance and spirit a person can have. I was free with the use of a highlighter pen throughout the text.
Edith Eger is a truly remarkable human being.