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The Books I’ve Read: Faking Friends by Jane Fallon!

Pic by Franzi. What would you do if your best friend is secretly having an affair with your fiancé? Would you cry in your sheets and break-up the relationship immediately? I certainly would, but Amy – the heroine of Jane Fallon’s novel Faking Friends – chooses another way… When she arrives unannounced in her flat …

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The Books I’m Reading Right Now: Veilchen im Winter // Violets in Winter by Amei-Angelika Müller!

Pic by Franzi. A few weeks ago I sat on  sofa in Osnabrück and had a relaxing break. Suddenly I found the novel Veilchen im Winter (translation: Violets in Winter) by Amei-Angelika Müller, published in 1990, in my hands and started reading: Julia spends her first winter vacations with her skiing-obsessed husband in a sports …

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The Books I’ve Read: Bretonische Flut // Breton Flood by Jean-Luc Bannalec!

Actually, the title of today’s post should be changed into “The Books I’ve Listened to….”. Bretonische Flut (Breton Flood) by Jean-Luc Bannalec is the fifth book of the „Commissaire Dupin“ series. I only read the very first book and then switched to the audio versions read by Gerd Wameling, who is a fantastic reader and …

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The Books I’ve Read: Unter dem Moskitonetz // Under the Mosquito Net by Elizabeth Dunkel!

Pic by Franzi. Since Elizabeth Dunkel’s 1980s novel Every Women Loves a Russian Poet is one of my favorite books, I had to read her second novel Under the Mosquito Net as well. Again, the story is about a single woman: Maia Rose is a successful beauty editor living in New York. She seems to …

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The Books I’ve Read: Reykjavík Café // Ganze Tage im Café by Sólveig Jónsdóttir!

Pic by Franzi. At this point everyone reading this blog might possibly know that I am totally into novels about women finding their own way of life. The book Reykjavík Café (German title Ganze Tage im Café) from the Icelandic author Sólveig Jónsdóttir falls just into this category and was a real treat to read. …

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The Books I’ve Read: James Miranda Barry by Patricia Duncker!

Pic by Franzi. Currently I’m reading lots of books about tough women finding their own way. That’s why a colleague of mine lent me her copy of James Miranda Barry by Patricia Duncker. To be honest, I was quite sceptical if I would like it: It deals with the historical figure James Miranda Barry, a …

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Bittersüße Schokolade/Like Water For Chocolate/Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel!

Pic by Franzi. This book by Mexican author Laura Esquivel is both, a novel in the style of magical realism and a cookbook. It’s divided into twelve chapters, each one describing one Mexican dish. The main character Tita is cooking it and while this happens her story is told: As the youngest daughter she has …

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What I’m Reading Right Now: Capital by John Lanchester!

Pic by Franzi. A colleague of mine gave me this book: Capital by John Lanchester. Since I follow the good-old book-nerd-rule to always give orange/yellow books a chance, I started to read it. This is what it’s about: The residents of London’s Pepys Road regularly receive postcards with pictures of their own front doors and …

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