Dienstag, 23. Mai 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #7 - Sommerliche Cover













Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Der Sommer ist bald da! In Vorfreude darauf stelle ich euch diese Woche 11 sommerliche Cover vor!


Als erstes Cover mit Eiscreme:

Samstag, 20. Mai 2017

Rezension - Nasty Women hrsg. von 404 Ink

Synopsis

With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their experiences. We must hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century.

People, politics, pressure, punk - From working class experience to racial divides in Trump’s America, being a child of immigrants, to sexual assault, Brexit, pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice online, role models and more, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Zeba Talkhani, Chitra Ramaswamy are just a few of the incredible women who share their experience here.

Keep telling your stories, and tell them loud.


My Opinion

Being a woman is still very tough today, in the 21st century. To read this collection of essays, though, gave me encouragment and empowerment. 

In these essays women talk about their stories, fears and hopes. Their stories resonated with me deeply. A must read for everybody.


Rating

 

Freitag, 19. Mai 2017

Rezension - Seeking Mansfield (Seeking Mansfield #1) von Kate Watson

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend, the Bertram's son Oliver. If she could just take Oliver's constant encouragement to heart and step out of the shadows, she'd finally chase her dream of joining the prestigious Mansfield Theater.

When teen movie stars Emma and Harlan Crawford move next door to the Bertram's, they immediately set their sights on Oliver and his cunning sister, Juliette, shaking up Finley and Oliver's stable friendship. As Emma and Oliver grow closer, Harlan finds his attention shifting from Juliette to the quiet, enigmatic, and thoroughly unimpressed Finley. Out of boredom, Harlan decides to make her fall in love with him. Problem is, the harder he seeks to win her, the harder he falls for her.

But Finley doesn't want to be won, and she doesn't want to see Oliver with anyone else. To claim Oliver's heart—and keep her own—she'll have to find the courage to do what she fears most: step into the spotlight.


My Opinion

I enjoyed this book much more than Mansfield Park, does that make sense? I guess it's because this book was shorter and more modern.

Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017

Rezension - Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3) von Jenny Han

Synopsis

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?


My Opinion

I don't remember the other two books to be so sickeningly sweet. Mind you, I read those two years ago. So if I were to read them again now, I'd probably question my sanity as to why I rated them so highly.

Mittwoch, 17. Mai 2017

Rezension - Mansfield Park von Jane Austen

Synopsis

At the age of ten, shy, vulnerable Fanny Price leaves behind her impoverished family in Portsmouth to go and live with her rich relatives at Mansfield Park.

Growing up with her cousins Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia, she is aware that she is different from them and that her place in society cannot be taken for granted, although she is not treated unkindly. A dashing couple from London, Mary Crawford and her brother Henry, enter this stable, rural world. They succeed in dazzling everyone at Mansfield Park, except for Fanny, who sees through their shallow veneer. Throughout the dramatic events that follow it is she who is able to bring back some stability to the ruptured lives of those around her.


My Opinion

Mansfield Park is my least favourite book by Jane Austen. It's not that I have that big of a problem with our heroine Fanny, it is just that I find this story excruciatingly boring.

Dienstag, 16. Mai 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #6 - Die besten Mütter aus der Literatur













Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Da am Sonntag Muttertag war, war uns das Thema freigestellt, solange es was mit Müttern zu tun hatte. Ich habe mich für die besten Mütter aus der Literatur entschieden und stelle euch meine vier vor.

Montag, 15. Mai 2017

The Harry Potter Spells Tag
















Ich wurde von Imagoala getaggt, vielen Dank übrigens dafür, als großer Harry-Potter-Fan freue ich mich sehr diesen Tag zu machen. Schaut euch doch auch mal ihren Tag an.

Los geht's!

Samstag, 13. Mai 2017

Bücher, die ich nochmal lesen will

So toll die neuen und noch von mir zu entdeckenden Bücher auch sein mögen, so sehnt es mich doch auch danach, altbekannte Bücher wieder zu lesen. Welche Bücher dies sind, die ich, wenn's geht, dieses Jahr noch lesen möchte, werde ich euch heute vorstellen.


  • Emma
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Persuasion
  • Mansfield Park
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Northanger Abbey

Seit langem wollte ich Jane Austens Bücher auch mal auf Englisch lesen, und da ich nun fast im Besitz aller bin, wird es auch langsam mal Zeit, dass ich damit anfange.

Mittwoch, 10. Mai 2017

Rezension - Die Verschwörer (Die Legenden von Attolia #4) von Megan Whalen Turner

Inhalt

Prinz Sophos war sich immer darüber im Klaren, dass sein Leben gefährlich sein konnte. Nicht ohne Grund wurde er von Kindheit an darauf vorbereitet, sich und seine Familie zu beschützen. Dennoch hat er seinen Entführern nichts entgegenzusetzen. Und plötzlich befindet er sich mitten in einem Abenteuer, dessen Ausgang nicht nur sein Leben und das seiner Freunde verändern, sondern die Geschicke der ganzen Welt bestimmen wird!


Meine Meinung

Nach dem dritten Teil hatte ich große Erwartungen an dieses Buch. Ich weiß, dass es schwer sein würde, Teil drei zu übertreffen, aber Megan Whalen Turner hat sehr gute Arbeit geleistet!

Dienstag, 9. Mai 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #5 - Ten Things On Our Reading Wishlist













Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Im Mittelpunkt stehen diese Woche die Themen, die ich mehr in Bücher vertreten sehen will. Hier sind meine acht: