It´s way too early in the year to declare that I´ve found my personal best book of the year already (especially if said best book is actually from last year), but that´s about the only thing holding me back from making exactly that declaration. I´ve read a lot of good books over the years, books…… Continue reading Myth and History in old Russia or This month’s reading (The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden)
I have a habit of stumbling into my reading. No, really, I can have everything planned out, for months ahead on goodreads, knowing exactly which book I´m going to read in which month, and then suddenly a reading trend emerges which I didn´t see coming. Last year, it was catching up on books I´ve had…… Continue reading Accidentally making this the year of reading (fantasy) classics
I hesitated for a long time on whether or not I should, could write this post, Because yes, when the news about Le Guins death broke two days ago, it was a shock, a moment of grief for a science fiction and fantasy writer, whose name I´ve heard since the first time I started to…… Continue reading Ursula K. Le Guin: Remembering someone I sadly barely knew
Holly Black is sometimes called the Queen of Faeries and her new book proofs this. Returning to a topic and a world she has visited from her earliest writer Days (Modern Fairy Tales/The Spiderwick Chronicles), Cruel Prince is taking her story telling to a whole new level. I´ve admittedly not been sold on this book…… Continue reading Intrigue at the Faerie Court Or This months reading (The Cruel Prince by Holly Black)
For the last few Years, a new kind of tradition has become popular in my country: Bauernsilvester or Farmes New Year. Basically, you celebrate the New Year twice, a little bit on the 30th and the main party on the 31st. The party on the 30th is the Bauernsilvester. There are a lot of stories…… Continue reading New Year´s Eve and the best books of 2017
The holidays are slowly drawing to a close, just like the old year, and I finally managed to drag myself from the weird limbo that is the week between Christmas and New years to write this post. I honestly, didn´t expect to be finished with this reading challenge already, with time to spare, but that´s…… Continue reading #ReadersCrossing Camp Log Week Three: I´m so late with this post…and also finished with my Challenge!
I know, I´m late with this post, but the Christmas preparations (ok, Christmas parties and meeting friends one last time before the holidays start is more accurate) are eating up all of my time. But, I actually managed to get a lot of reading done in-between all the parties, so all in all I´m ready…… Continue reading #ReadersCrossing Camp Log: Week Two: Settling in is going along greatly