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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday Snapshot-Antique Cars at Queen Victoria Market

Hey guys! This summer, my family and I traveled to Australia. I'm linking up with Melinda @ Westmetromommyreads to bring you pictures of my travels through Saturday Snapshots. I'm starting a series on my trip, so get ready to see loads of Australian sights!

This week, I'll be sharing pictures of some Antique cars we saw while at Queen Victoria Market (Melbourne). Hope all you car buffs enjoy!

Have any of you been to Australia? Or do you recognize any of these cars? Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Publication Date: January 11th 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction
My Goodreads Rating: 5/5
Source: Own Copy

This novel is based on the true story of two Slovakian Jews who survived the horror of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Lale Sokolov was made the tattooist at Auschwitz and had to scratch numbers into his fellow inmates' arms every day. He was forced to carve what eventually became a prominent symbol of this terrible time.

Lale used this position of relative superiority to create a small business of trade. His survival and that of those around him, depended on it. His post allowed him a certain degree of movement, which he used to exchange money and jewels taken from his murdered comrades for food and essential supplies. "Many owed him their survival"

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

                                                              Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Genre: Young Adult,
My Goodreads Rating: 5/5
Source: Own Copy

Starr Carter attends a fancy suburban prep school. She has friends who live in suburbia and spend hundreds of dollars on clothes and makeup. Starr can't afford that. Starr goes home to a poor neighborhood, where tragedy seems to be the norm.

The balance she's managed to strike between her two worlds is shattered when tragedy befalls her community again. Starr witnesses a policeman shoot her childhood friend, Khalil. He was unarmed.

Now his death is making headlines around the country. People are calling him a drug dealer, a gangbanger and so many other things. The cops try to intimidate Starr. The local drug lord tries to intimidate Starr's family. All the while, she's the only one who can attest to what really happened.

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