Horror · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | Stephen King – IT

The month of October is finally upon us, and with it creeping fogs and cozy evenings spent with spooky stories. Most of the time, those stories are filled to the brim with witches and monsters, murder and cases of manslaughter. Or you dig up movies, tv shows and books that are all about magic, ghosts,… Continue reading Review | Stephen King – IT

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Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | The Graveyard Book

The month of October is finally upon us, and with it creeping fogs and cozy evenings spent with spooky stories. Most of the time, those stories are filled to the brim with witches and monsters, murder and cases of manslaughter. Or you dig up movies, tv shows and books that are all about magic, ghosts,… Continue reading Review | The Graveyard Book

Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner · Retelling

Review | Christina Henry – The Mermaid

"Do not mistake the revelation of my body for the revelation of my heart. My heart keeps its own secrets, and they don't belong to you or anyone else just because you've seen me with a fish tail." Christina Henry | The Mermaid| p. 155 Do you remember the story of a little mermaid who… Continue reading Review | Christina Henry – The Mermaid

Ida's English Reading Corner · Young Adult

3 Reasons why you should read ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’

This summer, I've read a whole stack of stunning books. I even ventured from my usual path of dark and haunting retellings, fantasy and classics in order to read some contemporary - which I haven't in quite some time. Most fittingly, in June we celebrated Pride Month! So I was thrilled to read a young… Continue reading 3 Reasons why you should read ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’

Ida's English Reading Corner · Poetry & Short Fiction · Quick Review

Quick Review | Milk and Honey

There once was a name that refused to go out of my head. And with it the title of a certain book. But somehow, I never bought said book or took a closer look at it. Until one day, when 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur finally moved in on my shelf, and then went… Continue reading Quick Review | Milk and Honey

Ida's English Reading Corner · Poetry & Short Fiction · Quick Review

Quick Review | Seasons of Magic

Social Media can be exhausting. But sometimes, you're lucky and find a treasure amongst the data flood. This was the case when I noticed another beautiful post by Friederike (Instagram: @buchundgewitter), where she recommended a certain collection of poetry and short fiction called 'Seasons of Magic' by Katy Who. Several hours later, I fell in… Continue reading Quick Review | Seasons of Magic

Classics · Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | Christina Henry – The Chronicles of Alice

The old woman looked at her sharply. “Did you not see the creature in the fire? Do you not believe the truth of your own eyes?” “No, I don’t,” Alice said. “Once, I saw a Rabbit, who was also a man, and everyone said I was a liar.” Christina Henry | Alice | p. 47… Continue reading Review | Christina Henry – The Chronicles of Alice

Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner · Quick Review

Quick Review | Fortunately, the Milk

Lately I have been in quite a Neil-Gaiman-fever, and I think it begins to show! After reading 'Art Matters', an inspirational little booklet about - you've already guessed it - why art matters so much, I picked up another story of his: Fortunately, the Milk.    N E I L    G A I M… Continue reading Quick Review | Fortunately, the Milk

Comics · Ida's English Reading Corner · Quick Review

Quick Review | Monstress #1

It has been such a long time since I last got my hands on a really good comic. And then I bought ‘Monstress’ – a fantastic story about fear and courage, about gods and humans and about those who are called the arcanic. “Would you believe me, Tuya, if I told you I’m empty on… Continue reading Quick Review | Monstress #1

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2018 · Classics

6 Classics in 2018 | #6 | ‘Oliver Twist’ | Review

“Come,” said Mr. Bumble, somewhat less pompously, for it was gratifying to his feelings to observe the effect his eloquence had produced; “come, Oliver! Wipe your eyes with the cuffs of your jacket, and don’t cry into your gruel; that’s a very foolish action, Oliver.” It certainly was, for there was quite enough water in… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018 | #6 | ‘Oliver Twist’ | Review