First I meet Alex via comments at my blog. I start exploring Alex's blog and it's love at first sight. Clearly this is a blogger who cares about kids and the effects that war has had on them. The Children's War deals directly with books about children during WWII.
Before I've even caught up on reading The Children's War, I discover Alex has blogged about BLUE. Finding a lovely review on a book blog is always a day maker!
Finding blog comments that lead me to another book blog is just icing on the BLUE Monday cake! Deborah has several blogs (prolific woman!). At A Bookish Libraria: The Dame Reviews she blogged extensively about polio and her mother's experience with it in the very epidemic that is at the heart of BLUE. I'm most eager to learn more about Deborah's mom's story.