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[7 Days 7 Books]: Updates Day #4

Sorry about yesterday. It’s just that I didn’t read a single page. Instead, I continued cleaning up my room, which consisted mostly of sorting heaps of paper into their respective folders. The room’s getting a tiny bit better, meaning I can see parts of the floor again. I want to be done with everything before I move to Würzburg for my internship. Afterwards, I was pretty much staring into space because I had no motivation whatsoever. Then, I decided to go on cataloguing my books & adding the data to goodreads so I scanned and edited a couple of covers and synchronised the data …

[7 Days 7 Books]: Updates Day #3

Good morning everyone – or rather, good night! Just a „very short“ update before I turn off the lights …

[7 Days 7 Books]: Updates Day #2

Hello everyone! Before I can start reading today, I have to write a couple of important emails and get a little cleaning done. I hope to finish these wearysome tasks in the next couple of hours so that I can start around 14:00 with my read for the day, which is The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, the first Veronica Mars novel. More on that later. Toodles! …

[7 Days 7 Books]: Intro + Updates Day #1

I decided to participate in this easter special of 7 Days 7 Books, which in a nutshell challenges you to read as many books as you choose (but seven would be nice) in seven days. As a special easter treat, we get an extra day, so it’s actually eight days and you only have to read four novels to take part in the raffle – at least, if you have pledged to do so in advance. Although I trust myself to be able to read four novels over the course of eight days, I decided to go with the other version in which you can choose your own goals …

Review: Der rosa Hengst

I bet you thought that this is a horse novel, but really, it is not. It’s more or less the 1987s version of a New Adult novel that has incidentally horses in it because it’s set on a farm. You’re probably not convinced yet. After all, there’s a horse on the cover and it has ’stallion‘ in the title (well, one could read it metaphorically, but we really, really don’t want to go there) . . .

Review: Das Buch der Dornen

I can’t remember how I first learned about this novel. I can’t remember what made me buy it. However, I remember that I ordered it at my local bookshop one early summer shortly before I went on holidays in France with my Mum and my sister. I remember, because I started this novel when we hit the road and couldn’t put it aside. I read it while we drove through Germany, I read it at that strange and blazing hot hostel in Freiburg, I read it on our way through half of France, and I finished literally the second we arrived at the campsite in the Gorges du Chassezsac. It was the magic of the novel that glued me to its pages. Since then, including this one, I reread it three times . . .

Review: Der lange Ritt nach Hause

Ja, es ist mal wieder ein Pferdebuch – allerdings eines, das mir wirklich viel bedeutet und das ich schon unzählige Male gelesen habe. Warum das so ist? Nun, die Hauptperson heißt Cara und als ich das damals im Klappentext gelesen habe, war es vollkommen um mich geschehen. In meiner ganzen Zeit als Leseratte sind mir bisher nur zwei Bücher untergekommen, in denen die Hauptperson Cara hieß (beides Pferdebücher, das andere, noch viel verblüffendere, ist ebenfalls für die Challenge vorgesehen), und auch als Nebencharakter machen sich die Caras rar. Auf Anhieb fallen mir da nur die Sword of Truth Reihe (die ich selbst noch nicht gelesen habe) und Divergent ein. ‚Kara‘ bin ich allerdings schon etwas häufiger begegnet, aber das zählt beim besten Willen nicht. Interessanterweise heißt die Protagonistin im Original noch nicht einmal Cara sondern Carey . . .

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