Ida's English Reading Corner · Young Adult

3 Reasons why you should read ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’

This summer, I've read a whole stack of stunning books. I even ventured from my usual path of dark and haunting retellings, fantasy and classics in order to read some contemporary - which I haven't in quite some time. Most fittingly, in June we celebrated Pride Month! So I was thrilled to read a young… Continue reading 3 Reasons why you should read ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’

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Ida's English Reading Corner · Poetry & Short Fiction · Quick Review

Quick Review | Milk and Honey

There once was a name that refused to go out of my head. And with it the title of a certain book. But somehow, I never bought said book or took a closer look at it. Until one day, when 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur finally moved in on my shelf, and then went… Continue reading Quick Review | Milk and Honey

Ida's English Reading Corner · Poetry & Short Fiction · Quick Review

Quick Review | Seasons of Magic

Social Media can be exhausting. But sometimes, you're lucky and find a treasure amongst the data flood. This was the case when I noticed another beautiful post by Friederike (Instagram: @buchundgewitter), where she recommended a certain collection of poetry and short fiction called 'Seasons of Magic' by Katy Who. Several hours later, I fell in… Continue reading Quick Review | Seasons of Magic

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

Comics · Ida's English Reading Corner · Quick Review

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

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