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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

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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

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

Ida's English Reading Corner · Mystery & Crime

Review | ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ by Agatha Christie

“I must get this clear,” he said. “Who exactly are you? And where do you come in?” “I represent the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons Lits.” He paused, then added, “I am a detective. My name is Hercule Poirot.” Agatha Christie | Murder on the Orient Express | p. 52 In the nick of time, just… Continue reading Review | ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ by Agatha Christie

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Review | ‘King’s Cage’ by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

“He’s terrified. For a second, it makes me happy. Then I remember – monsters are most dangerous when they’re afraid.” Victoria Aveyard | King's Cage |  p. 144   Spoiler Alert! This is the third book of the ‘Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard, so this review may contain spoilers regarding the first book, ‘Red Queen’,… Continue reading Review | ‘King’s Cage’ by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

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Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.” – Glass Sword, p. 250   Spoiler Alert! This is the second book of the ‘Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard, so this review may contain spoilers regarding the first book, ‘Red Queen’.    In ‘Glass… Continue reading Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2018 · Historical Fiction · Ida's English Reading Corner

6 Classics in 2018| #2 | ‘The Great Gatsby’| Review

“You must know Gatsby.” “Gatsby?” demanded Daisy. “What Gatsby?” – p. 21 When I first read ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I read the German translation and fell madly in love with it. Then I watched the latest movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and was completely blown away by how fantastic… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018| #2 | ‘The Great Gatsby’| Review

Ida's English Reading Corner · Science Fiction

Review | ‘The Running Man’ by Richard Bachman (1982)

“You symbolize all the fears of this dark and broken time. It wasn’t all show and audience-packing out there, Richards. They hate your guts. Could you feel it?” – 'The Running Man', p. 56 Since my last reading year only included two books by Stephen King (picture my surprised and flabbergasted face when I realized… Continue reading Review | ‘The Running Man’ by Richard Bachman (1982)

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Review | ‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard (2015)

Silvers are different, I remind myself. Their scars don’t last. They don’t remember pain. With skin healers waiting in the wings, violence has taken on a new meaning for them. A broken spine, a split stomach, it doesn’t matter. Someone will always come to fix you. They don’t know the meaning of danger or fear… Continue reading Review | ‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard (2015)