This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell #Review

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A very interesting book I must say. This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell was not what I was expecting, but then again I am not sure what I was expecting. It’s a book of stories. Of lives that intertwine and connect and that affect each other along the way. It’s a story of traveling across the pond searching for something and finding something totally unexpected. A very interesting insight into people’s lives and the way they perceive events and people around them. We learn about divorce and the toll it has on people. Families and the way they …

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The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain #review

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Beautiful! Just finished The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain and I have to admit it’s one of those books that you don’t want to finish. Very easy and enjoyable to read. It’s the story of Gustav, a Swiss boy we follow from kindergarten onwards. From meeting his first friend, Anton, we go through the most significant moments of his life. We follow them and enjoy their friendship. “Master yourself!” A very personal view of events and over the life in the Swiss Mountains right after the Second World War. We follow him and his family in a troubled yet happy …

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Interesting German Word Construction | Schadenfreude

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I found an interesting video on Youtube that tries to explain some concepts from the German language. As you guys know I am trying to learn German (even if not very actively recently). I think that these types of videos help a lot in making the language (be it German or another) seem more fun and more interactive. Here’s the video: I find the term Schadenfreude very funny in a way – it means having joy at someone else’s fails, misfortune. And it seems very interesting how a very natural feeling that I am sure everybody felt at some point has …

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Stasi Child by David Young #review

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Stasi Child is an interesting thriller from David Young that starts with a body being found in East Berlin. We get in that world along with Karin Müller, the detective in charge of the investigation. And we soon learn it’s a tough world. Not many questions allow, and even fewer answers, as expected. The rhythm of the book is quite fast paced and nice to follow. We have two sides of the story that eventually meet up to reveal a dangerous story. Karin is a very good detective that wants to find the truth no matter what, and that proves …

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton #Review

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I had heard a lot of good things about this book before getting my hands on it. I was not disappointed, to be honest. A very interesting book, full of surprises and secrets. It’s a book that looks into the new life of Nella Brandt – a Dutch young woman who moves to her new home in Amsterdam. She enters a new world, a new society, a new way of doing things she thought were so simple. Her wedding gift is very interesting and amazes her and the reader as well. It’s very interesting to see how she adapts to …

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Book versus Ebook | Which one’s for you?

Book versus Ebook

I just saw a report on the BBC regarding book sales. Read it here. It basically says that paper books have gained a lot in sales recently taking away from the ebook market. The question paper book versus ebook has come up many times. That made me think of a similar type of report from a few years ago when it was the other way around.

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth #review

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A very exciting book from the author of the Divergent Series. Carve the Mark is set a new interesting world. We have nine planets, gifts, nations, war. A true page turner indeed. So I was interested to see how this book would turn out. A book filled with politics, diplomacy and murder. Isn’t it riveting? Secrets and oracles guide the characters through their fate. Some bound by it to actions they regret. They all possess gifts from the Universe they live in. Some are useful, some helpful, and some are painful, yet effective. We follow the action from two perspectives: Akos …

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