I feel like it’s been forever since I wrote my last blog post! I’m still here and I’m still reading!!! I’ve also been cooking. Last night was breakfast for dinner, a fav of mine when I have no clue what to cook. Lunch was a simple but delicious salad of romaine, beets, and low fat shredded mozzarella cheese drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar!
Dinner tonight is a Southwest Ground Chicken burrito bowl! My lord this is delectable!!! I cooked my rice while I browned the ground chicken with some onion. Then, while the rice was finishing up I added a little organic vegetable broth, black beans, diced tomato, chili powder and cumin to the dish. When that was heating up I added the finished rice, mixed together and let it heat for a few minutes longer. Then serve in a bowl topped with cheese, salsa and guac! 😋 Delish!!
I’ve finished three books recently, Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums by Jamie Davis, The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson and The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe. All three books were fantastic! Some spooky haunted locations, a creepy serial killer, and WWII concentration camp horrors.
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe is a Young Adult Non-Fiction book written about the life and remembered events of Dita Kraus during her years in the concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau and lastly Bergen-Belsen. Her story is a story of a survivor full of hope, tragedy, and the despicable crimes committed against the Jewish during WWII. I learned so much about the conditions and treatment of prisoners inside concentration camps, but also of what the events leading up to the imprisonment and after the liberation were. I cried with Dita, and I cried for Dita and everyone else who had to go through that. What an amazing story of pure horror and hope! This book was definitely one of the best books, during this time period, that I’ve ever read. In fact, this book is making my top 10 best books I’ve read so far this year! It was not dry at all, and the story sucks you in. I highly recommend to all who love reading about the WWII era or the Holocaust. Five stars!! ⭐️
Next up on the reading agenda is continuing to read IT by Stephen King and Carry the Wind by Terry C Johnston, and start Norman : The Doll That Needed to Be Locked Away by Stephen Lancaster. Continuing my pile of books that I pre- selected for my October Spooky reads! I’m hoping to get through all of them, but I’m finding that I may have chose too many.😂 Oh well, that’s the life of a book nerd for ya!
Happy Reading 🤓