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text 2015-12-07 09:46
It's Monday! What are you reading?
(HARRY POTTER UND DIE KAMMER DES SCHRECKENS = HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS) BY Rowling, J. K.(Author)Hardcover Dec-1999 - J.K. Rowling
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch

So, last week I set out to read yet another Nobel prize winning author. But soon it turned out I really wasn't in the mood for a depiction of rural China. For the first time ever I got the winter blues. I coudn't go on reading.

So I picked up something to cheer me up, and that was Harry Potter. I finished that in no time, so this Monday, I'm reading the second installment of Harry Potter, The Chamber of Secrets. I remeber enjoying this more than the first book back when I first read the series in 1999. Remember how it was not knowing how everything would turn out?

 

The other book I'm reading now is The Lies of Locke Lamora. I must say I'm not so much into it as I'd expected. I somehow managed to ignore all the comparisons with Oceans Eleven. I mean, I love a good heist story, but this is so much darker than I want right now. But I queued up for it at the library and now that it's my turn, I don't want to let go without trying.

 

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text 2015-11-30 10:15
It's Monday! What are you reading?
Dragons at Crumbling Castle - Terry Pratchett
Soul Mountain - Gao Xingjian

I started listening to the audiobook for Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Sir Terry Pratchett. It's a collection of early short stories and they all feel very familiar. Stefan Kaminski reads them as expected with full verve. His imitation of an arrow hitting the ground is pure perfection. So, entertaining, if not as masterful as Pratchetts' later works. Short and fun.

 

Later today I want to start with my last Nobel Prize laureate for 2015, Gao Xingjians' Soul Mountain. I don't know that much about it, but I'm glad to tackle another of my tbr books if nothing else.

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text 2015-06-29 10:02
It's Monday! What are you reading?
Girl on the Train - Du kennst sie nicht, aber sie kennt dich.: Roman - Paula Hawkins,Christoph Göhler
Das Lied von Eis und Feuer 7: Zeit der Krähen - George R.R. Martin

I spent a whole delightful Sunday reading The Girl on the Train to my fiancé. Still, we're only halfway through and I feel I should go read ahead over this week. I got my copy from the publisher a while ago and it is time for the review. But it is entertaining so far, and you get more clues as to the truth when you pay close attention to what the characters say and how they say it. Very interesting, well crafted story. Yet, I wouldn't call it a thriller so far. I hope to finish this book in June.

 

Since finishing the Song of Thorn and Sorrow series on audio, I spent some hours catching up on my favourite podcast. After that I started listening to the next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Feast for Crows. I have a hard time to remember all the names and events. One argument against taking it slow with the series. But I don't want to be yet another reader desperately awaiting the next book in the series...

 

When I finish the Paula Hawkins book, I'm going to pick up the oldest book on my TBR: Der König der purpurnen Stadt, a historical novel by German author Rebecca Gablé. I have no idea why I haven't read it before, I really enjoy her writing and her amount of research is superb, while the stories are easy to get through. Only problem: Close to 1000 pages.

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text 2015-06-08 11:55
It's Monday! What are you reading?
Golem und Dschinn - Helene Wecker
Der Untertan - Der Hörverlag,Heinrich Mann,Hans Korte
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

I made quite a dent into The Straw Man during #TBRTakedown and plan to finish it this week. Protagonist Diederich is the most abominable creature and it is quite hard to bear him. Also, the story is realy slow and alien for liberal, modern me.

 

This week I also hope to get back into The Golem and the Jinni, which I really enjoyed, but dropped for TBRTakedown.

 

Oh, and I sneak peaked into For whom the bell tolls last night. I hope to marathon through it this week, but I have a feeling that won't work. I've never been fond of Hemingway's writing, but I am interested in this book.

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text 2015-06-01 09:46
It's Monday! What are you reading?
Der Untertan - Der Hörverlag,Heinrich Mann,Hans Korte
Jules und Jim: BRIGITTE Die Liebesromane - Henri-Pierre Roché

Guess who's back in the "It's Monday" game?

 

I'm participating in #TBRTakedown and started this week with The Straw Man by Heinrich Mann, which I got as an audiobook by the publisher. My plan is to use this book as "first in a series" while it is in fact first in a cycle about the German Kaiserreich. So far, protagonist Diederich has been the most abominable creature in literature. But I know that is kind of the point.

 

The other book I plan on starting today is Jules and Jim by Jean-Pierre Roché. A sneak peek convinced me it would be a quick read and I am looking forward to it. Also, I need to rea a book that has been adapted to a movie for another challenge.

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