It’s time for … Halloween Bingo!

Yeah! I am really excited because today starts the Halloween Bingo! We were playing this for the last couple of years over on BL, and I am just so glad that it could be salvaged from the ruins of the site. Many thanks to Christine, Obsidian and Char for organizing this! We are playing over... Continue Reading →

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WWW Wednesday #5

This weekend, I was pretty optimistic. I managed to finish three books on a single day - one of which was for book club, which I finished a healthy two hours before it started. However, after Saturday, I am once again feeling rather overwhelmed with books and work, and I feel constantly stressed because of... Continue Reading →

Next of Kin

GoodReads ★★★★ This book again is completely different from the other books by John Boyne I've read. It's a subtle crime novel as well as an intrigue novel. I think this to be one of his best books. It was just so engrossing, I couldn't stop reading.London, 1936 That's a great start!Owen Montignac has a... Continue Reading →

Miss Brill

GoodReads ★★★ A woman sits in a park listening to the conversations of passersby and imagining the rest of their lives, all the while feeling better than them and looking down on them. A pure form of loneliness, and even worse, she doesn't realize that the other people consider her the strange woman who talks... Continue Reading →

The Muse of History

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday This short story from The Chronicles of St Mary's is one of the few good things to come out of the quarantine. You can read it for free at Jodi Taylor's blog (click here). It was very short but with all the humor and spirit that I really enjoy in the series.... Continue Reading →

Il Duro

GoodReads ★★ Il Duro was my introduction to D.H. Lawrence but I am not sure it was the best place to start. It contains writings from his travels in Italy and I think travel writing is something on its own that not everyone will enjoy. For me it was lukewarm, the writing was okay but... Continue Reading →

Goodreads Monday #1

Today I was very excited about my latest addition to the Mt.TBR, so much so that I decided to join in on the Goodreads Mondays. It is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turner, and it is really simple. Pick a book from the TBR and explain why you want to read it. My last new book... Continue Reading →

The Girl With All the Gifts

GoodReads ★★★★ During the corona lockdown there are two types of readers. Those who want to indulge in end of the world stories (possibly caused by some sort of pathogen) and those who want to stay away from them as far as possible.Me, I don't mind reading them even now. Still, it was mainly because... Continue Reading →

Circe and the Cyclops

GoodReads ★★★★ I think it is great that stories like the Odyssey have survived for this long and are still so well known. The pieces about the Cyclops and Circe are among the best known parts I think. I read these in class but it was a couple of years ago, so it nice to... Continue Reading →

How I Read – tag

I came across this tag over at Lost Girl's Books, and it looked a lot of fun, so I wanted to give it a try as well. I do not know where it originated though. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? There isn't really a place where I wouldn't read. I... Continue Reading →

The Night Circus

GoodReads ★★★★ Why have I never read The Night Circus before?I'm officially way too late to the party. I remember everyone raving about The Night Circus some time ago, but never got around to reading it myself somehow. Only now, with reawakened interested due to the release of The Starless Sea, I was reminded that... Continue Reading →

I Love and I Hate

GoodReads ★★ We didn't read this in school, so it was the first of Catullus that I read. It's another poetry collection. The title sums up quite well the problems that Catullus faces with the woman he loves, since it is clear that love and hate are not so different after all. While the poems... Continue Reading →

Daisy Jones & The Six

GoodReads ★★★★ Three little things loosely related to Daisy Jones & The Six:* I don't think there is book that I have had in my hands so many times before actually buying it (the Kindle edition that is) as this one. There always was a pull towards it, but it never seemed hard enough. I'm... Continue Reading →

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