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 reading outside the box. Here are my thoughts on the … 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 into German. It was fun but also lots of work … 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 as well. Oh, you don’t know what “Teaser Tuesday” is? … 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 intensive and I had to stop. But the course made … 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 is not viewed as “translated”. They are crazy those Brits … 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 Kill”. It caused a controversy who has the right to … Continue reading 50 Poets and Writers You Should Read before You Are 50! (Final part V)

50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50! (Part IV)

So we are more than half way through The Bee’s list of 50 poets and writers to read before you are 50. How do you like it so far? Do you know any of the author’s and poets? And could you give me some suggestions that I don’t know yet? Here you can find Part I, Part II & Part III Today we start with … Continue reading 50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50! (Part IV)

50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50 (Part III)

50 poets and authors? Really? Bee, don’t you think that’s a bit much to ask for? Sure but there is the “Cinnamon Challenge”, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and the ” Hot Pepper Challenge” why not challenge yourself to read????? Here are some more of The Bee’s suggestions of who and what to read! And if you are looking for more authors have a look here: … Continue reading 50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50 (Part III)

50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50 (Part II)

Yesterday I showed you the first ten poets and writers I think we should read before we are fifty. Did you know any of them? Don’t worry if not I am sure you still have time to read all of them. I did mention other lists that mainly contain authors from America and Europe. I did mention other lists that mainly contain authors from America … Continue reading 50 Poets and Writers you should read before you are 50 (Part II)

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (2.)

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino My rating: 2 of 5 stars 07.09.2011: Well, it is definitely an interesting book. Wikipedia is right saying that it does both telling a story but also showing the process of reading. But I think it also shows a bit the process of writing because it makes clear how the author wants the text to … Continue reading If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (2.)