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’

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Fiction · Historical Fiction · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | ‘Hunting Prince Dracula’ by Kerri Maniscalco

“A body had been found staked through the heart near Braşov – the very village we were traveling to – leading the superstitious to believe in the impossible: Vlad Dracula, the centuries-dead prince of Romania, was alive. And hunting.” Kerri Maniscalco | Hunting Prince Dracula | p. 4 This is the 2nd book of the… Continue reading Review | ‘Hunting Prince Dracula’ by Kerri Maniscalco

Fiction · Historical Fiction · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | ‘Stalking Jack the Ripper’ by Kerri Maniscalco

“Monsters were supposed to be scary and ugly. They weren’t supposed to hide behind friendly smiles and well-trimmed hair. Goodness, twisted as it might be, was not meant to be locked away in an icy heart and anxious exterior.” Kerri Maniscalco | Stalking Jack the Ripper | p. 306   On this cold and uninviting… Continue reading Review | ‘Stalking Jack the Ripper’ by Kerri Maniscalco

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

Idas Regal der ausgelesenen Bücher · Thriller & Horror

Rezension | Bram Stoker: Dracula (1897)

Diese Kraft, die Ihrem Wohl und dem anderer zugute kommt, haben Sie sich aus dem Leid erworben, das er Ihnen zugefügt hat. Alles ist dadurch so besonders wertvoll für uns, weil er davon nichts ahnt und sich aus Gründen des Selbstschutzes selbst von der Kenntnis unserer Gedanken abgeschnitten hat. Wir dagegen sind nicht nur blind… Continue reading Rezension | Bram Stoker: Dracula (1897)