12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2019 · Idas Leseprojekte

12 Klassiker für 2019| #7 | Around the World in 80 Days

Since last years’ reading project (the goal was to read 12 Classics in 12 months) was both a success and such great fun, I decided to do it again and read 12 Classics this year – one each month. I chose twelve Classics that had already been waiting for me on my bookshelf, of which… Continue reading 12 Klassiker für 2019| #7 | Around the World in 80 Days

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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

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2019 · Idas Leseprojekte

12 Klassiker für 2019 | #5 | ‘Great Expectations’

Since last years’ reading project (the goal was to read 12 Classics in 12 months) was both a success and such great fun, I decided to do it again and read 12 Classics this year – one each month. I chose twelve Classics that had already been waiting for me on my bookshelf, of which… Continue reading 12 Klassiker für 2019 | #5 | ‘Great Expectations’

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2019 · Idas Leseprojekte

12 Klassiker für 2019 | #3 | ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Since last years’ reading project (the goal was to read 12 Classics in 12 months) was both a success and such great fun, I decided to do it again and read 12 Classics this year – one each month. I chose twelve Classics that had already been waiting for me on my bookshelf, of which… Continue reading 12 Klassiker für 2019 | #3 | ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2018

12 Klassiker für 2018 | FAZIT

Das alte Jahr neigt sich dem Ende zu, und ich kann es noch immer nicht wirklich glauben, dass bereits ein Jahr vergangen ist, seit ich beschlossen habe, jedem Monat des Jahres 2018 abwechselnd einen deutsch- und einen englischsprachigen Klassiker zuzuordnen – und dass ich es tatsächlich geschafft habe! Hier nun also mein Fazit zu dem… Continue reading 12 Klassiker für 2018 | FAZIT

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

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2018 · Classics

6 Classics in 2018 | #5 | ‘Jane Eyre’ | Review

“What a consternation of soul was mine that dreary afternoon! How all my brain was in tumult, and all my heart in insurrection! Yet in what darkness, what dense ignorance, was the mental battle fought! I could not answer the ceaseless inward question – why I thus suffered; now, at the distance of – I… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018 | #5 | ‘Jane Eyre’ | Review

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2018 · Classics

6 Classics in 2018| #4 | ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’| Review

 ‘So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master, - so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018| #4 | ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’| Review

12 Klassiker im Jahr · 2018 · Classics · Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

6 Classics in 2018| #3 | ‘The Wizard of Oz’| Review

‘Come along, Toto’, she said. ‚We will go to the Emerald City and ask the great Oz how to get back to Kansas.‘ L. Frank Baum | The Wizard of Oz | p. 18 When I started my own little challenge to read 6 Classics in 2018 in January, I was quite excited for some… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018| #3 | ‘The Wizard of Oz’| Review

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