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Review | Wilder Girls

“It’s like that, with all of us here. Sick, strange, and we don’t know why. Things bursting out of us, bits missing and pieces sloughing off, and then we harden and smooth over.” Rory Power | Wilder Girls Salty air from the cliffs of Raxter Island used to ruffle the hair of wandering students from… Continue reading Review | Wilder Girls

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Idas Leserückblick | Oktober 2019

Genau wie im September kann auch mein Lesemonat Oktober nur mit lediglich 3 ausgelesenen Bücher aufwarten – und mit zwei Hörbüchern. Nachdem ich mich noch immer durch “A Short History of Nearly Everything” von Bill Bryson schleppe (ich habe es tatsächlich immer noch nicht geschafft, diesen Wälzer zu beenden) – kam ich trotz eines vollen Lesestapels nicht… Continue reading Idas Leserückblick | Oktober 2019

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Review | Sorcery of Thorns

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 | Sorcery of Thorns

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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

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Review | ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs (2015)

“It had become one of the defining truths of my life that, no matter how I tried to keep them flattened, two-dimensional, jailed in paper and ink, there would always be stories that refused to stay bound inside books. It was never just a story. I would know: a story had swallowed my whole life.”… Continue reading Review | ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs (2015)

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Review | ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

“There was romance in the unknown, but once a place had been discovered and cataloged and mapped, it was diminished, just another dusty fact in a book, sapped of mystery. So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather… Continue reading Review | ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

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Review | ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)

“I don’t mean to be rude,” I said, “but what are you people?” “We’re peculiar,” he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. “Aren’t you?” “I don’t know. I don’t think so.” “That’s a shame.” – p. 142 ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is the first book to commence the trilogy ‘Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children’. This… Continue reading Review | ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)