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Olivia (Livi Ryddle)


Geez it’s been a minute since I was here xD Still passing all my classes though, so that’s good!

I would definitely be interested in reading your short story! And I totally understand the whole “books need a point” thing… I’ll keep you in mind when my WIP is ready for human consumption 😉

And yes! The Auschwitz Volunteer – Beyond Bravery is a good read. Very grim, but that’s to be expected. It’s the first-person account of Witold Pilecki, a man who volunteered to let himself be captured and taken to Auschwitz so he could try to gather intel and sneak people out. I also really enjoyed The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich. It’s a little different – it’s bits and pieces of interviews that the author had with a bunch of women who were involved in WWII somehow (as medics, messengers, soldiers, etc). We usually hear about the wars from mens’ perspectives, so it was very interesting to me to read what the women had to say about it from their experiences, and what things they struggled with. Also a very grim and heavy read, so just be forewarned.

May life rue the day it gave you a yellow-painted rock and told you to make lemonade.

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