Book Reviews

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Book review

It's been a while since I've read this gorgeus book - poetry in the form of a monstrous story. Man trying to be God by creating life - in his own form and shape - and then having to deal with the birth of identity, free will and intelligence. Does it sound familiar to you?… Continue reading Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Book review

Book Reviews

Find Me book review * by Laura van den Berg

After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel--a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. I bought this book after reading a review on the Culture section of BBC News. Find Me was listed as one… Continue reading Find Me book review * by Laura van den Berg

Excerpts

Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color * Quote from Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi

“Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color. I imagine I’m wearing warm socks and sitting by a fire. I imagine someone’s given me a book to read, a story to take me away form the torture of my own mind. I want to be someone else somewhere else with something… Continue reading Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color * Quote from Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi

Fanfiction

Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

Not since Margaret Atwood's Fallen women that I had the opportunity to see another way of falling. Falling in love. “And I've fallen. So hard. I've hit the ground. Gone right through it. Never in my life have I felt this. Nothing like this. I've felt shame and cowardice, weakness and strength. I've known terror and… Continue reading Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

Excerpts

Margaret Atwood – Fallen Women Quote

it was about men, the kind who caused women to fall. I did not ascribe any intentions to these men. They were like the weather, they didn't have a mind. They merely drenched you or struck you like lightning and moved on, mindless as blizzards. Or they were like rocks, a line of sharp slippery… Continue reading Margaret Atwood – Fallen Women Quote

Book Reviews

Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander: Reveries of an Itinerant Poet

Langston Hughes’ autobiography from the years 1931 through New Year’s Day 1938 covers his early years as a professional writer during the Great Depression, in which he travels extensively and observes practices and politics as well as the status of black people throughout the world. "Most of my life from childhood on has been spent… Continue reading Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander: Reveries of an Itinerant Poet

Places

The Assumption of Mary * 15th of August

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Mariae Himmelfahrt, Mariä Aufnahme in den Himmel) is celebrated in some states in Germany on August 15 each year. It is a public holiday in Saarland and some parts of Bavaria. Many Catholics attend special church services and some people collect herbs as a tradition for the day. The fourth… Continue reading The Assumption of Mary * 15th of August

Book Reviews

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them * J.K. Rowling Book Review

Oh, I've seen the movie when it was released and I quickly went to the store to get my copy of the lovely manual - Thank you for the lore, the additional Harry Potter universe addition and the new and fantastic characters! So excited to share the cover of #FantasticBeastsIllustrated with art by Olivia Lomenech… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them * J.K. Rowling Book Review

Fanfiction

You are the future * Rainer Maria Rilke

Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot über den Ebenen der Ewigkeit. Du bist der Hahnschrei nach der Nacht der Zeit, der Tau, die Morgenmette und die Maid, der fremde Mann, die Mutter und der Tod. Du bist die sich verwandelnde Gestalt, die immer einsam aus dem Schicksal ragt, die… Continue reading You are the future * Rainer Maria Rilke