Comments: 19
Obsidian Blue 2 months ago
Nice shelves!
Lillelara 2 months ago
Thanks :)
Bark's Book Reviews 2 months ago
Your shelves are so tidy! You don't want to see mine :)
Lillelara 2 months ago
Lol. Compared to the rest of my apartment, my shelves are the tidiest objects in my flat.
Char's Horror Corner 2 months ago
Wow, your shelves are so neat and they're deep! I need ones like that.
It's nice to know more about you. :)
Lillelara 2 months ago
Thanks, Char :). Those are ordinary Ikea Billy shelves and I love them.
Hello Lillelara! I totally agree about "Unterleuten" ... in fact, I was wondering about the same thing while I was reading it. How do you even begin to translate the title? (Let alone convey both the background and the literal meaning of the other villages' names, and half of Juli Zeh's choice of words?) And yeah, the general state of the German book industry is deplorable.

I see you've got that gorgeous HP hardback set, too ... *and* the complete Poirot box set. And I also think I recognize some of your nonfiction reads ... :D
Lillelara 2 months ago
Should anyone ever attempt to translate Unterleuten into English, I would try to read the translation. Just to see how that works out.

Some of these non-fiction books have very distinctive spines, don´t they? The Harry Potter´s are the paperback set, but with the same gorgeous covers as the hardcover ones :).
And yes, I bought the complete Poirot box set a while ago when it was on a bargain and I has to put it on display. It´s one of my prized possessions.
Re: Poirot -- of course it is! :)

And I'm fairly certain there will be a translation of "Unterleuten" at some point -- they've translated pretty much every other one of her books ... Btw, the final twist in "Schilf" relies on a play on words that only works in German, too. I've so far refrained from trying to sneak-peek the English edition to see what the translator did with that one ... (but, hey, OTOH they've translated Thomas Mann -- so who's afraid of Juli Zeh, right?)
Jennifer's Books 2 months ago
Such lovely, well-organized shelves! I love the meaning of your blog name, too. :D
Lillelara 2 months ago
Thank you :D
My Never Ending List 2 months ago
Hello! Your shelves look great! Very organized. I see that your favorite genre is sci-fi, which is a genre I am not all that familiar with but would like to be. Is there any book(s) that you would recommend to me? Thanks.
Lillelara 2 months ago
Thanks :).

Mmh, recommendations ... "The Day of the Triffids" by John Wyndham would be a great place to start, which has a dystopian setting (with killerplants, btw). "Planetfall" and "After Atlas" by Emma Newman are both great books and I really liked Philip K. Dicks "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". At the beginning of this year I´ve read "The Children of Time" by Adrian Tchaikovsky and I loved it. And if you are in the mood for military science fiction I can recommend "All You Need is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. You might know the movie "Edge of Tomorrow", which is based on this book. Military sci-fi is normally not my thing, but I really liked this book.
If you want to read something more thought provoking, an Ursula K. LeGuin novel might be something for you. I´ve read "The Left Hand of Darkness" and it was so good. Not sure if her books are a good place to start, though. They can be a bit dense.
My Never Ending List 1 month ago
Wow, thanks for these recommendations. I greatly appreciate it. I will definitely look into them. Our Friends of the Library had a book sale today at the library and it was Sci-Fi day so it was a lot of Sci-Fi. I found a few books that looked interesting, some oldies that the cover made me smile so I had to grab them. They had a lot of oldies there and I loved the covers but I thought I'd just better grab a few today just to get me started.
Murder by Death 2 months ago
I love the origin story of your blog name, it's perfect. :)

I love your shelfies too, but I think I'm most envious about the empty spaces you have on them, lol. Between you and Moonlight Reader, I'm going to have to move 9 Coaches Waiting up the list.
Lillelara 2 months ago
Thank god my shelves are as empty as they are. I´m already intimidated by the fact that my TBR shelf contains more books than my read shelf ;D.

Nine Coaches Waiting is going to be my next Mary Stewart read. I think as soon as the weather gets better, I might pick it up.
Midu Reads 1 month ago
Hi Lillelara! *waves*
Obsession with words 1 month ago
Wow, your shelves are so clean looking. Mine are crammed full of books since I don´t have enough shelves or space. I love that you can read in so many different languages. I am trying to learn Spanish and want to be able to read books in Spanish too. I have a long way to go but I am starting to understand some spoken Spanish in TV shows and movies.
Rachel's books 1 month ago
Very nice!