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

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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

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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

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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

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Idas Teekränzchen #19 | Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Wenn man sich in den Tiefen von BookTube verliert, kommt man nicht umhin, auf verschiedenste Tags zu stoßen, die sich – wie sollte es anders sein – um Bücher drehen. Sei es die Top 5 YoungAdult-Bücher oder der Unpopular Opinions Book Tag, der Kreativität sind keine Grenzen gesetzt. So war es auch mit dem Mid… Continue reading Idas Teekränzchen #19 | Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

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Review | ‘King’s Cage’ by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

“He’s terrified. For a second, it makes me happy. Then I remember – monsters are most dangerous when they’re afraid.” Victoria Aveyard | King's Cage |  p. 144   Spoiler Alert! This is the third book of the ‘Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard, so this review may contain spoilers regarding the first book, ‘Red Queen’,… Continue reading Review | ‘King’s Cage’ by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

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

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Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.” – Glass Sword, p. 250   Spoiler Alert! This is the second book of the ‘Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard, so this review may contain spoilers regarding the first book, ‘Red Queen’.    In ‘Glass… Continue reading Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

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