Re-post: Sophie’s World/Sophie’s Welt

September 2022 Still a favourite of mine 😁 June 2017 I just read this book at the beginning of the year again. And it still made me think a lot about the state of the world and even read more about philosophy. Here are my thoughts from 2011: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I was in my twenties when…… Continue reading Re-post: Sophie’s World/Sophie’s Welt

Tiny Book Review: Banana Yoshimoto ~ Kitchen/Kueche

Previously posted in September 2017 This month’s read on #supporttranslatedbooks is another Banana Yoshimoto book: Goodbye Tsugumi and I can’t wait to read it. But here my 2011 review of Kitchen: October 2011 Sorry, dear readers, our internet is playing up therefore just a “lazy” entry: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto My rating: 4 of 5…… Continue reading Tiny Book Review: Banana Yoshimoto ~ Kitchen/Kueche

Blast from the Past Book Review: The Colonel ~ Mahmoud Dowlatabadi/ Der Colonel ~ Mahmud Doulatabadi

March 2020 So, it looks like I am going to have lots of time for reading in the near future. My doctor told me yesterday that I am going to have an operation soon to beat cancer in my breast. There will also further treatment but the operation will lead to which treatment would be…… Continue reading Blast from the Past Book Review: The Colonel ~ Mahmoud Dowlatabadi/ Der Colonel ~ Mahmud Doulatabadi

“The Fat Years” by Chan Koonchung/ “Die fetten Jahre” von Chan Koonchung

This entry was first posted in December 2011. However, as it is or was a banned book I make it part of the 2017 banned book week: The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung My rating: 3 of 5 stars Old Chen one of the main characters in the story is meeting some old friends one…… Continue reading “The Fat Years” by Chan Koonchung/ “Die fetten Jahre” von Chan Koonchung

Blast from the Past: Good Morning Writers! ~ Read Something Different

March 2019 It’s old but the book suggestions are still good 🙂 January 2018 Are you reading the same genres again and again? I do and I suspect I am not particular experimental with this years reading, however, I still do the #supporttranslatedbooks book group on Goodreads and reading non-english writing authors can be considered…… Continue reading Blast from the Past: Good Morning Writers! ~ Read Something Different

Letter to Sophie (Traveller of the Century)/ Brief an Sophie (Traveller of the Century) ~ a #bilingual #blogpost

April 2019 Blimey, is it so long ago I wrote this one???? September 2016 This post appeared first on one of my Blogger blogs which are now integrated here at “Just Fooling Around With Bee or “The Bee Writes…”. It was a bilingual blog where I wrote an English blog post and then translated it…… Continue reading Letter to Sophie (Traveller of the Century)/ Brief an Sophie (Traveller of the Century) ~ a #bilingual #blogpost

Teaser Tuesday ~ Herman Hesse ~ Siddhartha

January 2019 Interesting to see what I have been reading throughout the years March 2015 Since a few weeks, I come across a meme called “Teaser Tuesday”. I found it on different blogs and it’s teasing me to take part ;-). So today I will have a start and I will start a new book…… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday ~ Herman Hesse ~ Siddhartha

Blast from the Past : Bee’s Teaser Tuesday ~ One Hundred Years of Solitude

January 2019 A great old post about one of my favourite book genres… January 2017 I am a fan of magical realism ever since I discovered Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez about 20 years ago. In autumn I was determined to do a Future Learn course about the latter however, it was too time…… Continue reading Blast from the Past : Bee’s Teaser Tuesday ~ One Hundred Years of Solitude

Bundu ~ Chris Barnard ~ About a book/Ueber ein Buch

December 2018 In 2013 I was still a member of a reading group which concentrated on translated fiction. (In Great Britain there is a prejudice, that translated fiction isn’t really like the original and that is why people do not read it so much. Unless it is a classic or a crime novel. Then it…… Continue reading Bundu ~ Chris Barnard ~ About a book/Ueber ein Buch

50 Poets and Writers You Should Read before You Are 50! (Final part V)

At last! We are there! The last 10 poets and writers you should read before you are 50. And without further ado here they are: 41. Stieg Larsson: His “Millenium Series” made the headlines after his death as his publisher gave David Lagercrantz the go ahead to finish the fourth book “That Which Does Not…… Continue reading 50 Poets and Writers You Should Read before You Are 50! (Final part V)