Uh, world. You do realise Russia invaded Ukraine in March, right? All this week’s ridiculously belated panic would be hilarious if a few thousand Ukrainians weren’t already dead because of your inaction.
So, what did the monstrous Russians get up to this week? About the same as last week. A bit more rape, a bit more torture, a bit more murder. Around 800 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia invaded, and then there’re the civilians killed, too. Add it all up and it’s into the thousands.
Oh, and they decided to randomly abduct this Ukrainian woman and beat her up in the street – a place I have family trapped in.
Pamela Clare’s Blakewell/Kenleigh Family Trilogy is one of the best series I’ve read in… ever. With some of the oddest bodice ripper covers and deceivingly trashy blurbs you’ll find, if you haven’t heard of this author you might run away from the books. DON’T. It’s a brilliant historical fiction series taking us through colonial America from the 1730s to the 1760s, through the frontier and plantations and war.
Now, if only they didn’t force Australians to buy most of her books in paperback – it’s a real pain when I want to take her other series with me to Spain in a few days! And especially because the covers are embarrassing to be caught with!