Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
The Equestrienne by Ursula Kovalyk
Summary: 1984, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic – two girls found a successful trick riding team however the fall of the Iron Curtain and the subsequent arrival of capitalism threatens to destroy them.
I’m thinking: No – not mad on the writing style.
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich
Summary: An oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia.
I’m thinking: No – reads too much like a history textbook.
Doom 94 by Jānis Joņevs
Summary: A Latvian (and Gen Z) coming-of-age story about a teen trying to find himself by exploring the rebellious subculture of metal.
I’m thinking: Maybe – like the style but the heavy metal angle is not my thing.