Showing posts from January, 2018

New Books: The Christmas and Upcoming Semester Edition

I'm trying a new thing! A book haul, obviously, of the books I acquired/received within the last months. Honestly, these are a lot of books, especially for my standards. I usually get 2-3 new books every couple of months (unless I find some on the street/go to a secondhand bookstore but then again those aren't "new" books A bracket presented to you by: me justifying excessive book-buying) but my family is awesome and likes to give me lots and lots of books as presents. Also this haul includes the books I knew I'd need to get for the next semester. (Plus three more books I purchased for various other reasons.) So, yeah, I don't know whether people are actually interested in this but I thought I'd give it a shot, it's not like I could do this often.  Christmas Presents Fun fact: These are all books I'm suuuper excited about. My family made me create a list of books I really want to read so they could have a reference for presents (though there is o…

The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she's pretty sure they're only good for one thing – spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother's shop.
So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

"Note to self: Caymen is very good at sarcasm."
"If you're recording notes for an official record, I'd like th…

Fight Club

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Sie sind jung, sie sind stark – und sie sind gelangweilt: Normale, berufstätige Männer und Familienväter auf der Suche nach einem Mittel gegen die Leere in ihrem Leben. Sie treffen sich auf Parkplätzen und in Kellern von Bars, um mit nackten Fäusten gegeneinander zu kämpfen. Der Anführer dieser "Fight Clubs" ist Tyler Durden, und er ist besessen von dem Plan, furchtbare Rache an der Welt zu nehmen, in der es keine menschliche Wärme mehr gibt.
Ich weiss das, weil Tyler es weiss.
Jetzt habe ich auch mal ein Chuck Palahniuk Buch auf deutsch gelesen, was für eine Wendung der Dinge! Nuna ja, ich muss zugeben, dass mir sein Stil auf English besser gefallen hat, wobei ich auch einfach grundsätzlich lieber das Original als Übersetzungen lese, also muss das nicht viel sagen. Was tatsächlich von wenig Vorteil für meinen Genuss dieses Buches war, dass ich den Film schon kannte.
Der Film ist eine grossartige Umsetzung des Buches, kann ich jetzt …

2017 Recommendations: A List of Books I Read in 2017 That You Might Like

Welp, 2017 is already over. Honestly, so much happened last year yet it felt like it just flew by at an incredible speed. I feel totally out of the loop BUT that doesn't keep me from recommending to you some of the books I read last year. I created a similar list last year (Auch dir könnten diese Bücher gefallen) but I do want to re-establish some of the rules I adhered to in my 2016-Recommendations-List: This isn't a list of all my favorites. Some of the best books I read last year won't be on this list because I don't find them as accessible (or other reasons) but I'll include some books I personally didn't enjoy as much as I could have because I see some inherent value in them which might make them very accessible for someone else.I try to split these books into different categories to make more sense of the list. Last year I recommended 44 books, this year it's going to be 41 so I really think categories are warranted. But I hope you won't be constr…