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.
I Remain in Darkness by Annie Ernaux
Why I have it: Lizzy’s powerful review.
Summary: Ernaux describes her attempts first to help her mother recover from Alzheimer’s disease, and then to bear witness to the older woman’s gradual decline.
I’m thinking: Yes, even though it will make me cry.
My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss
Why I have it: Because I love her cookbook, Classic German Baking.
Summary: Luisa Weiss was working in New York when she decided to return to her childhood home in Berlin, and cook her way through her massive recipe collection.
I’m thinking: Yes – live my Berlin dreams vicariously (through cake).
I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley
Why I have it: Because of Theresa’s review.
Summary: On track to be an Olympic gymnast, Osborne-Crowley was violently raped on a night out. The injuries she sustained that evening ended her gymnastics career, and eventually manifested in life-long chronic illnesses.
I’m thinking: Yes, although I’ll leave it a bit given that I’m still recovering from Know My Name.