June 2018 Wrap-Up

June 2018 Wrap-Up: Glasgow, Reading and New Beginnings

Hello my dear friends! I cannot believe June is already over. It’s usually my favourite month of the year, and indeed it was. The fact that I started it in the UK probably helps, but there were a lot more contributing factors. First, though, books! BOOKS I READ The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R.…

Open book, aesthetic candles and flowers

May 2018 Wrap-Up: Blog Move, Work and Reading Life

Dear friends, Hello and welcome to my blog! I am very happy to be back online. If you’re a frequent visitor, you might have noticed something is different here. Due to the new GDPR, using Google’s Blogger is no longer an option, so a blog move was necessary. Now, I have my own domain! (To…

April 2018 Wrap-Up: My 2018 Highlight has arrived!

Hello dear readers, April is over already – how time flies! This month was definitely better on bookish terms, but still not where I would like it to be. I finished six books and had aimed for ten, but this is also double the number of  my last reading month, so it’s fine for now.…

Von dieser Welt – James Baldwin: Hart, ehrlich und (leider) noch immer hochaktuell

James Baldwins „Von dieser Welt“ ist gnadenlos ehrliches Buch, das verschiedene menschliche Charaktere umfassend durchleuchtet, den Leser so schnell nicht wieder loslässt und zurecht noch lange im Gedächtnis bleibt. John Grimes ist ein schwarzer, empfindsamer Junge aus Harlem, sexuell unschlüssig, seine einzige Waffe zur Selbstverteidigung ist sein Verstand. Aber was nützt es, von den weißen…

March 2018 Wrap-Up: Book fair, Marvel and Macarons

Hello dear readers! It’s a little late, and to be honest I kind of forgot about writing a wrap-up for March (yes shame on me), but hey, it’s here now! It was an interesting month, although I once again finished only three books. This it made me think about why reading became more exhausting than…