A HISTORY OF WHAT COMES NEXT by SYLVAIN NEUVEL

Germany, 1945. Mia, a nineteen-year-old girl, is sent by the OSS to find Wernher von Braun. Her mission: stop the Russians getting hold of Germany – and the world’s – foremost rocket scientist. Von Braun is suspicious. And so he should be. For Mia is no ordinary girl. She only looks human. And helping theContinue reading “A HISTORY OF WHAT COMES NEXT by SYLVAIN NEUVEL”

Lange musst du leiden

Lange musst du leiden, kennend nicht was, bis plötzlich aus gehässig erbissener Frucht deines Leidens Geschmack eintritt in dir. Und da liebst du schon fast das Gekostete. Keiner redet dirs wieder aus “Long you must suffer, knowing not what, until suddenly out of spitefully chewed fruit, your suffering’s taste comes forth in you. Then youContinue reading “Lange musst du leiden”

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 unbejubeltContinue reading “You are the future * Rainer Maria Rilke”

LOVELY WATER LILLY BY JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Im Wasser wogt die Lilie, die blanke, hin und her, Doch irrst du, Freund, sobald du sagst, sie schwanke hin und her: Es wurzelt ja so fest ihr Fuß im tiefen Meeresgrund, Ihr Haupt nur wiegt ein lieblicher Gedanke hin und her! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist,Continue reading “LOVELY WATER LILLY BY JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE”

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Finished the book in tears. It’s a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Death is recalling the story and Death will be the one to visit Liesel three times.  During the second World War,  Death has never been busier. People dyingContinue reading ““The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak”

The book thief – the story of the second world war from the eyes of a German girl

Duden Dictionary Meaning #1 Zufriedenheit – happiness: coming from happy – enjoying pleasure and contentment. Related words: joy, gladness, fortunate, prosperous. I am slowly falling in love with this book. I have it in paperback format but I could never bring myself to open it. I have seen the movie a few years back andContinue reading “The book thief – the story of the second world war from the eyes of a German girl”

Everything you need to know about Berlin

Berlin brings to one’s min the great divide (or wall) that divided the city into two different political entities. However, the new rejuvenated and reunited Berlin is marching ahead into the future post millennium. It is casting itself as the most important new and modernistic city of Continental Europe. Berlin’s dark past as Hitler’s capitalContinue reading “Everything you need to know about Berlin”