In German: Bayreuther Abgründe von Herbert Meyer – eine Rezension

Also gut - für die Germanophilen (oder auch Anglophoben) unter euch gibt's jetzt auch mal einen Post auf Deutsch. Keine Ahnung, ob ich das regelmäßig machen werde oder nicht, aber es hat sich gerade angeboten. Ich habe nämlich diesen Monat Bayreuther Abgründe, einen Lokalkrimi, der an meiner ehemaligen Schule spielt, gelesen, und habe so einige … Continue reading In German: Bayreuther Abgründe von Herbert Meyer – eine Rezension

Spoilery Book Review: Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

Some Basic Info: Title: Absalom, Absalom! Author: William Faulkner Genre: Southern Gothic fiction (modern classic) First Published: 1936 Date Read: October 14-18, 2018 Rating: 2/5 Stars Goodreads Summary: Published in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! is considered by many to be William Faulkner's masterpiece. Although the novel's complex and fragmented structure poses considerable difficulty to readers, the book's … Continue reading Spoilery Book Review: Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

Spoilery Book Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Some Basic Info: Title: You Bring the Distant Near Author: Mitali Perkins Genre: YA contemporary Publication Date: September 12, 2017 Date Read: August 12, 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Goodreads Summary: Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden … Continue reading Spoilery Book Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Underrated Middle-Grade Books that I Loved in Elementary and Middle School

Ah, the good old school days... I guess there's nothing like university to make you nostalgic for when you were a kid and had tons of free time, even though you didn't realize it back then. And of course, part of those childhood memories have to do with reading. When I was in elementary school, … Continue reading Underrated Middle-Grade Books that I Loved in Elementary and Middle School

Rambly First Thoughts on The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall

To call this a book review would be sadly inaccurate because I have too many feelings to form coherent thoughts right now. So what you're going to get is rambly, somewhat incoherent gushing and thoughts that might not even make sense to people who have also read this series. But I have to talk about … Continue reading Rambly First Thoughts on The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall

Spoilery Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Some Basic Info: Title: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) Author: Tomi Adeyemi Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: March 6, 2018 Date Read: April 25, 2018 Rating: 2.5/5 Stars Goodreads Summary: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned … Continue reading Spoilery Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi