The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen

So excited to read this book tonight!

In the tradition of Alan Furst, the number one international best-selling author delivers his first stand-alone novel, a psychological thriller set in World War II Nazi Germany and 1970s England.

British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front.

In a moment of desperation, they throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. The pilots’ only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren’t the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness.

Millions of fans around the world – and in this country – know Adler-Olsen for his award-winning Department Q series. His first stand-alone, The Alphabet House, is the perfect introduction for those who have yet to discover his riveting work.

 

Oscars red carpet

The Oscar’s is the fashion’s biggest night in Hollywood! Some of the most iconic dresses have come from The Oscar’s red carpet. This year was more shy in color and there was only a few ladies brave enough for red. Rosamund Pike in Givenchy and Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent were some of them. Whites, blush and nudes were the 50 shades that were shining on the red carpet.

As always there was the always classic black and navy…

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The Oscars 2015

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter! I’ll be live tweeting The Oscars and sharing my thoughts on the red carpet fashion. Who do you think will surprise with their choice of fashion? Who will disappoint and who will be the most memorable on the red carpet? What do you think about #AskHerMore and more will be covered!

Meanwhile check out the style through the years for the Oscar Nominees:

Julianne Moore

Reese Witherspoon

Felicity Jones

Marion Cotillard

 

Parisian Chic Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard, ambassador for Dior, has a great selection of couture to choose from and she is not shy!

Marion Cotillard

Whether she’s going high-fashion glam or minimalist chic she will be the one noticed on the red carpet!

Marion Cotillard

Her red carpet choices are never boring, very unpredictable and brave, definitely fashion forward!

Marion cotillard

 

It will be interesting to see what she picks for the Oscars. I’m sure it will be memorable!

PIC Credit :JustJared.com

Too much TV while sick

day 2 of being sick

Last 2 weeks have been brought to you buy sniffles and coughs! First it was the monkeys who were sick and now it’s our turn, not too excited over this!

I spent the first day of being sick on the couch watching Little Women LA. This was my first and probably last time I will watch it, so much drama and petty fighting! I truly hope some, if not all, of it is for the cameras. Lifetime just sucks you in and next thing you have spent watching something for 6 hours that you have never had any interest in.

Day 2 I moved on to whatever I had on my Tivo and hadn’t had time to watch, like Downton Abbey. I love that show and will miss it dearly once they confirm that it will be the last season!

Hopefully this weekend will be better! I hope I will feel better and nobody else gets sick, sharing is definitely not caring at this point!

Long weekend

Wurzburg

This weekend is a long one. For our family it’s a 3-day but most of the military will have 4 days to enjoy and relax. If you are stationed in Germany, or just travelling, I’m sure you have noticed all the beautiful places that are only a few hours away. Wurzburg is one of them, only ~2 hours from Ramstein and Grafenwoehr , it makes it a perfect getaway spot.

Wurzburg Residenz  was a set for the movie The Three Musketeers.

Although in 1945 the city was destroyed by British air raids it was reconstructed in the following 20 years and is one of the most beautiful towns in Germany with very interesting history from witch trials in the 17th century to the destruction of Holocaust.

Make sure to visit the Residez and its beautiful gardens but don’t forget fortress Marienberg that overlooks the town.