20 years of Harry Potter: a story

Hoohoo, this is a very special blog post for me. Why? It is a very special day. Exactly 20 years ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published. Wow, Harry Potter is not even one year older than me. Why do I realize this just now? Anyways, it is all about Harry Potter today.… Continue reading 20 years of Harry Potter: a story

Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Book: The Star-Touched Queen Author: Roshani Chokshi Pages: 325 (Paperback) Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Published: 28th March, 2017 Synopsis: Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is… Continue reading Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Book: Illuminae (Illuminae Files #1) Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Pages: 604 (Hardcover) Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Published: 20th October, 2015 Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations… Continue reading Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rezension: Geheimauftrag Mauritius von Patrick O’Brian

Buch: Geheimauftrag Mauritius (Aubrey/Maturin #4) Autor: Patrick O'Brian Seitenzahl: 400 (Taschenbuch) Verlag: Ullstein Veröffentlicht: 1. August 2001 Inhalt: Der Auftrag, den Captain Jack Aubrey erhält, ist mehr als riskant, denn er soll die wichtigsten französischen Stützpunkte im Indischen Ozean - La Réunion und Mauritius - für die Briten erobern. Obwohl die Chancen mehr als schlecht… Continue reading Rezension: Geheimauftrag Mauritius von Patrick O’Brian

ATWI100D – Countries & Books

This is the post where I will list countries and the books set in them. Of course, you do not have to read the books on this list, you can read others as well. These are just recommendations if you don't know where to start. I'll update it whenever I can and get new recommendations.… Continue reading ATWI100D – Countries & Books

books for hot summer days

It's that time of the year again. The hottest weekend so far is behind us but it seems to only get warmer and warmer. You still have to work or study or go to school and long for a nice bowl full of ice cream or the cool lake. Fear not, summer holidays come nearer… Continue reading books for hot summer days

AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 DAYS – a reading challenge

HELLO HELLO! I asked on several social media if people would be interesting in travelling the world in a literary way. The answer was most definitely yes, so it is happening: I'm hosting a reading challenge which takes place for a full hundred days! When does the challenge start, when will it end? What is… Continue reading AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 DAYS – a reading challenge

Recipe: Raspberry rolls

ENGLISH BELOW Hallöchen, ihr Lieben! Ich hatte vor ein paar Tagen richtig Lust auf Erdbeeren, wollte aber keinen klassischen Erdbeerkuchen backen und hab mal meine Backbücher durchstöbert. Was ich gefunden hab waren aber Him-, statt Erdbeeren. Und da gefrohrene Himbeeren sowieso Dauergast in meinem Gefrierfach sind, hab ich das gleich mal ausprobiert. Wie immer habe… Continue reading Recipe: Raspberry rolls

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Book: Geek Girl (Geek Girl #1) Author: Holly Smale Pages: 356 (Paperback) Publisher: Harper Collins Published: February 28th, 2013 Synopsis: Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a jiffy lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left… Continue reading Geek Girl by Holly Smale