Comics · Ida's English Reading Corner

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

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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

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

Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | ‘The Sleeper and the Spindle’ by Neil Gaiman

“She was one of those forest witches, driven to the margins a thousand years ago, and a bad lot. She cursed the babe at birth, such that when the girl was eighteen she would prick her finger and sleep forever.” Neil Gaiman | The Sleeper and the Spindle Who doesn’t know the fairy tale of… Continue reading Review | ‘The Sleeper and the Spindle’ by Neil Gaiman

Fantasy · Fiction · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | ‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik

“There was a song in this forest, too, but it was a savage song, whispering of madness and tearing and rage.” Naomi Novik | Uprooted Over the last couple of months I have been in the perfect mood for fairy tales, I couldn’t possibly get enough of them. So this book fell into my hands… Continue reading Review | ‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik

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

Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

Why I won’t reread the ‘Red Queen’ series | ‘War Storm’ Review

I love you is a promise we both made, and we both broke. It should mean I choose you above all else. I want you more. I need you always. I cannot live without you. I will do anything to keep our lives from parting. Victoria Aveyard | War Storm | p. 4 S P… Continue reading Why I won’t reread the ‘Red Queen’ series | ‘War Storm’ 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