March Wrap-up – Shorts

 

On train rides or on days when I really want to read something but don’t feel like committing to more than a couple hours – and with my binge-reading habit that means a novel is usually out – I like to read novellas or short stories. However, I only read those by my favorite authors or anthologies that include something by someone I like to read. Normally I prefer longer books to really get into a world and the characters. Still, some shorts are seriously amazing, so if anyone has recommendations, leave them in a comment!

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March Wrap-Up – Novels

Okay, so it’s taken me ages, but here it is. Also, when I finally finished writing this, it turned out waaay too long, so I broke it up into two parts. I didn’t feel like re-writing the intro though, so it’s still there the way it was.

 

Okay, es hat ewig gedauert, aber jetzt ist es hier. Und als ich es endlich fertig geschrieben hatte, war der Post viiiel zu lang, also habe ich ihn in zwei geteilt. Ich hatte aber keine Lust die Einleitung umzuschreiben, also ist sie noch so da, wie sie am Anfang war.

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Review Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5)

It’s taking me a while to write all the reviews I want to write, because I’ve been reading so many wonderful new books – and I’ve been really busy. But I wanted to post at least this one and then the March wrap-up which will tell you some of my thoughts even if I don’t go into that much detail, so stay tuned!

Es dauert eine Weile, alle Rezension zu schreiben, die ich schreiben möchte, weil ich so viele tolle neue Bücher gelesen habe – und ich habe echt viel zu tun. Aber ich wollte wenigstens diese hier posten und dann meinen „Im März Gelesen“ Wrap-Up, der euch meine Meinung vermitteln wird auch wenn ich nicht so ins Detail gehe, also könnt ihr euch darauf freuen!

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Review: Strange the Dreamer

strange the dreamerby Laini Taylor, published 28.03.2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Hodder & Stoughton

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

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Reading goals 2018

Here is a list of goals that I’m hoping to achieve in 2018 in my reading to try and address some feelings of frustration I’ve been having – more explanation about how they came about below:

  1. Read more crime fiction (pure crime, not romantic suspense) and try some thrillers
  2. Read one Jane Austen book that is not Pride and Prejudice
  3. Read at least 2 books from Japanese authors
  4. Read at least 12 non-fiction books (that I already own)
  5. Read at least 12 German books (4 can be rereads)
  6. Read at least 5 unread fiction books from my shelves
  7. Read one Shakespeare play
  8. Read at least 10 e-books (that have been on my kindle for a while)

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