Feeling ill so it’s time to get some reading done
Rereading Wolf Hall books 1 and 2 so I can get to… BOOK 3!! The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel, I’ve been waiting!!
The latest Jane has arrived!
5.6.2020. Re-reading Harry Potter for the billionth time. I’ve been too anxious lately to read anything else. Between this, binge watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: Clone Wars, I’ve regressed back to childhood favourites. And you know what? It’s not a bad place to be in amidst the choas of quarantine isolation. It’s comfort food and I’ve never needed that more than now.
Current read ❤
I’m around 200 pages in and I’m really enjoying this story so far. Haha tbh I dont remember purchasing this book 😬 and I just found hidden behind some stack of books so yea :))
These are some originals which really are close to my heart , because they mean so much to me . The world is in a dark place already, ( ignoring the current pandemic ) but we are falling more deeper into this inky nothingness . All we can hope is to live through it all and redeem ourselves , as well as our Planet .
You won’t believe me when i say this book is boring and i couldn’t carry on beyond page 121. Now i get how YA is not my cup of tea. However, i can see the appeal. The complexity of relationships, how labels can help define them but can still drag them down. The depth of emotions and self-awareness Too bad it didn’t grip me enough.
The characters felt robotic to me. It may be on purpose but it was odd to me. I was surprised of how random and accurately relatable some parts were to me.
The book seems original in its content. It stands out of the YA stereotypes. I guess that’s how it got popular among readers. But i couldn’t finish it. I may watch the show, though.
Review of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre - 10 Word Review: Mistreated orphan girl finds love, but it is very complicated.
Spoiler Free Review: This is probably my fifth time reading Jane Eyre and I feel like I love it more each time, and also discover something new. It’s a classic tale of an orphan girl who is mistreated at the hands of her guardians, but still manages to rise above it all. She has her own moral code and she will not waver on it, which is both frustrating and admirable. I know people can be intimidated by classic books, but this one is immensely readable and you will fall in love with the story! Go ahead and give it a try!
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Erfahrungen mit dem Schreiben
Mein erster Roman ist 2013 erschienen (“Gefangene der Welten”, Teil 1 der Weltentrilogie). Damals war das Schreiben für mich die Erfüllung eines Traumes. Ich wünschte mir kaum etwas mehr, als Autorin zu sein und meine Tage mit Stift und Papier zu verbringen. 💝
Damals schrieb ich einfach los - klassisches discovery writing bzw. typischer Pantser, das war meine Art. Ich erstellte keinen detaillierten Rahmen für den Plot, den ich bloß noch auszufüllen hätte. Oh, nein, ich legte einfach los und überdachte alles erst, wenn es vom Kopf zum Papier gewandert war. 😄
Mit den Jahren nahm ich Abschied von meinem alten Ich, nabelte mich von meiner Kindheit ab und wurde (vielleicht) endlich erwachsen. Dieser natürliche Reifeprozess war oft sehr schmerzhaft und er beeinflusste natürlich auch meinen Schreiballtag.
Bald bin ich 35 und nach inzwischen rund 7 Jahren als Autorin hat sich mehr Ordnung/Struktur, Routine und kritisches Nachfragen in mein Schreiben geschlichen. Langsam, aber sicher weiß ich endlich wer ich bin, wo ich im Leben stehe, und wer ich letzten Endes sein will. Das tut gut. Aber ich weiß auch: Die Entwicklung hört nicht auf. Das Leben geht immer weiter und beeinflusst jeden von uns auf seine Art. Wer weiß denn schon, wie ich mich in 7 Jahren betrachten werde. 🤗💭
What’s good about company is that it makes the moments easier to live, but at some point you’ll realise that growing only happens when you are alone.
4/5 stars :)
I’m a sucker for books with alternating perspectives - let alone a book with alternating perspectives AND timelines. Going back between 2019 & 2040 was definitely intriguing. Not only that I also enjoyed how the characters who narrated the story were vastly different. AND that within their own time-times there flashbacks to their childhood/life before the events of the main story.
I think these different time-frames were especially important as the book’s main theme was the environment, specifically water - it was interesting to see the take the author has on the future, comparing now and then. Honestly, it was quite realistic and despite it being a fiction novel was a good comment on today’s society. This was specifically good for me as I’m not motivated reading non-fiction for fun, so it was an enjoyable way to think and read about the environment with a compelling story and characters as well.
I think the book might have been lacking something, there wasn’t as much change across the book as I hoped there would be. I also didn’t necessarily agree with all the points of Signe (a stead-fast passionate activist for the environment) but I think that’s important to think about.
Overall, I really liked the book and would recommend to anyone who has an interest in the environment and though not technically YA, I read a lot of that genre and this book sort of read like that / had that type of pace and writing style.