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The Kingdom by Robert Lacey #BookReview

The Kingdom by Robert Lacey #BookReview

The Kingdom is also the story of the House of Sa’ud, a dynasty that has fought its way from poverty and obscurity to wealth and power. A family characterised by fierce loyalty among its members, ruthlessness towards its enemies, and dedication to one of the […]

Inside the Kingdom by Robert Lacey #BookReview

Inside the Kingdom by Robert Lacey #BookReview

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country’s roiling disaffection produced sixteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. It is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology, and yet its […]

A Line in the Sand by James Barr #BookReview

A Line in the Sand by James Barr #BookReview

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions […]

Andreas Weiß (Short Story Series #20)

Andreas Weiß (Short Story Series #20)

So let’s continue with Andreas’ story in Salzburg. The last one was over here. After the weekend with his ex-wife and all their friends, Andreas needed a break. The whole exhibition went perfect and he was happy for Emma, she finally had her dream come […]

5 Great Reasons to Learn French

5 Great Reasons to Learn French

As you guys know, I am in love with languages in general, and some of them in particular. I have studied French in school for many years, and recently I wanted to rekindle that knowledge. And I wanted to remind myself why French is such […]

Conclave by Robert Harris #BookReview

Conclave by Robert Harris #BookReview

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over […]

5 Great Reasons to Learn Spanish

5 Great Reasons to Learn Spanish

I believe Spanish is one of the most important languages of the world today. I myself have some knowledge of Spanish and I wanted to think of some reasons why Spanish is useful. All of the below are my own personal opinion, of course, but […]

Corpus by Rory Clements #BookReview

Corpus by Rory Clements #BookReview

1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she […]

This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories | NatGeo

This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories | NatGeo

The West Bank wall is a living canvas of Israeli-Palestinian narratives. Source: This Is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories This is an amazing article. Definitely worth checking out. I found it recently on National Geographic, which you know I love. And I found the […]

5 Great Reasons to Learn German

5 Great Reasons to Learn German

German is one of my favorite languages. I have started this blog in Berlin, as you know, under the spell that the city had on me. And I couldn’t be happier. I have been trying to learn German for years, even if not as successful as […]

The Mayfly by James Hazel #BookReview

The Mayfly by James Hazel #BookReview

A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning seventy years in the making . . . When lawyer Charlie Priest is attacked in his own home by a man searching for information he claims Priest has, he […]

End Of The Earth: Climate Change | HuffPost UK / EcoWatch

End Of The Earth: Climate Change | HuffPost UK / EcoWatch

HuffPost UK travelled to Antarctica to see first-hand the effects of climate change. Miami Mayor: ‘If This Isn’t Climate Change, I Don’t Know What Is’ Source: End Of The Earth: Will Trump’s Climate Change Denial Be Tested? | HuffPost UK Source: Miami Mayor: ‘If This […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II by Jack Thorne, JK Rowling & John Tiffany

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II by Jack Thorne, JK Rowling & John Tiffany

How that’s a long title, but we are used to it in the Harry Potter world. I wanted to touch base regarding the latest Harry Potter story. The one after. After those 19 years that pass since the end of the main series. We all […]

Origin by Dan Brown #BookReview

Origin by Dan Brown #BookReview

Will God survive science? Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, […]

1984 by George Orwell #BookReview

1984 by George Orwell #BookReview

April 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. This major new production explores the world […]

Forget “learning a language.” Focus on the habit. via Fluent in 3 months

Forget “learning a language.” Focus on the habit. via Fluent in 3 months

So I found another amazing article I wanted to share with you over here. It’s about one of my favourite subjects, learning a language. As you know I’m a language learning enthusiast. I’ve been trying to learn German, although unsuccessfully lately, along with rememorating my […]

Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic from Saqi Books #BookReview

Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic from Saqi Books #BookReview

Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic Words and Pictures on How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door Edited by Lynn Gaspard How can you tell if your neighbor is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries […]

The Art of Blogging | Why I like it

The Art of Blogging | Why I like it

I have already said what inspires me to write and that I want to keep doing it. To write about what I read, to write about random stuff and some of my own short stories. But I’ve been thinking about writing, blogging in general, even […]

Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland #Travel

Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland #Travel

Hey again from Edinburgh. Told you guys I was going back 🙂 Well, this time I walked around in some other areas of the beautiful Scottish capital. And I wanted to share another amazing place with you all. Just so inviting, even with all the […]

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton #BookReview

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton #BookReview

What Happened? Let’s see, Hillary Clinton almost made it to the White House. This book tries to explain how that happened. Very interesting, and extremely well written. I couldn’t wait to get my hand on this book from Hillary Rodham Clinton. I loved the way […]