My February 2024 reads

February 2024 Reads

Another month, another great stack of books. I started off the month in Britain, with two psychological thrillers. First I followed the lives of a financially struggling heart recipient and the wealthy family whose daughter’s death provide the needed heart. As the heart recipient and donor’s family grow closer, the twists and turns go hard…

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Central Park’s Conservatory Garden

Central Park Conservatory Garden, New York/ Kimberly Sullivan

New York’s Central Park is a wonderful place to explore. One of the places I always enjoy returning is Central Park’s Conservatory Garden, in the northeastern corner of the park (between 104th and 106th Streets). The name comes from a glass conservatory that was installed in this spot in the late 1800s. That was removed…

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Book Review : The Patient

The Patient cover

Pleased to be invited on this Bookouture Book Launch tour for the new thriller, The Patient, by Teri Terry. This novel, released 13 February, was a fast-paced, page-turning psychological thriller.   This novel is told through the perspectives of two protagonists. Saphy is a young woman in her late twenties, living in London. Saphy’s life…

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On this Mardi Gras, celebrating Venice’s Carnival

Venice Carnival / Kimberly Sullivan

I’ve just returned from visiting Venice during Carnival season … and since today we’re already celebrating Mardi gras (thanks to a super-early Easter this year), I’d better post about Carnival before the more serious Lenten season begins… It has been years – decades, really – since I visited Venice during the Carnival season, but I’m…

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Visiting Via Tasso’s Nazi Prison Museum in Rome

Via Tasso Nazi Prison Museum, Rome/ Kimberly Sullivan

Recently, I visited for the first time Rome’s Museo Storico della Liberazione (Liberation Historical Museum). During WWII, the Germans occupied Rome between September 1943 and June 1944. During that time, the SS headquarters on Via Tasso served as a prison, interrogation facilities and the place where prisoners were tortured and killed. During that time, being…

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My January 2024 Reads

January 2024 reads

New year, and another great month in books. I started off the month on my way to a luxurious destinataion wedding, but got lost in a blinding snowstorm in Germany. After having found shelter in a Bavarian ghost town, strange things began happening. And then the bodies started appearing. Next I journeyed to a quiet…

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Malaga’s Ancient Roman Theatre

Malaga Roman Theatre / Kimberly Sullivan

It’s always pleasant to travel around and find traces of “my” city of Rome. This happened again on my visit to Malaga, Spain, where I visited the Ancient Roman theatre. The Roman theatre is (dramatically) located below the Alcazaba hill and Moorish fortress. It was originally built during the reign of Emperor Augustus, and was…

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