• The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz
    EN,  Fiction

    The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz

    Diana Cowper plans her own funeral and is murdered a few hours later. Can this be a coincidence? Such is the premise of The Word is Murder, a murder mystery by Anthony Horowitz, starring an unlikeable ex-detective named Hawthorne and…

  • Titanlord // M.G. Darwish
    EN,  Fiction

    Titanlord // M.G. Darwish

    It was very difficult to find something to read for Bahrain – after hours searching the highs and lows of the internet for contemporary Bahraini literature, I settled for a book that I probably wouldn’t have picked up were it…

  • A Skinful of Shadows // Frances Hardinge
    EN,  Fiction

    A Skinful Of Shadows // Frances Hardinge

    A Skinful Of Shadows is the story of Makepeace, who lives with her mother at her aunt’s place in a Puritan congregation, without knowing who or where her father is. In her sleep, Makepeace is haunted by ghosts – to…

  • Life On A Rock // K.A. Albury
    EN,  Memoirs

    Life On A Rock // K.A. Albury

    I don’t watch a lot of TV, but one of my guilty pleasures (okay, I don’t really feel guilty) is Goodbye Deutschland, a reality show that follows German families who move abroad. These families usually move to some picturesque holiday…

  • Book of the Month July 2019
    Book of the Month,  EN

    July 2019: Book of the Month

    Oh, July, where did you go? With a lot of real-life things going on, I barely noticed that the end of the month was approaching again, but here we are already in August! The Nowhere Child // Christian White Der…

  • Reading Around The World - A
    Around the World,  EN,  Lists

    A-Countries… finished!

    I have finished reading a book from every country starting with A, so it’s time for a little recap! I started this project with few concrete intentions or expectations of what would happen, except that I wanted to broaden my…

  • The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins
    EN,  Fiction

    The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins

    A few years ago, back when Project Gutenberg was still accessible in Germany, I was on vacation and devoured Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. I loved the drama and suspense and British society of that book so much that I put…

  • Beyond the Book,  EN

    Wrong Theories: The Silent Patient

    One of the pleasures of reading mysteries is trying to guess what the big secret is while you’re reading. I must admit that I’m notoriously bad at figuring out what will happen, but I’m very good at coming up with…

  • The Nowhere Child by Christian White
    EN,  Fiction

    The Nowhere Child // Christian White

    Australia! A child gets abducted in Kentucky but lives out her life peacefully with her supposed parents in Australia. Until her brother finds her – what follows is mystery, torture, a fundamentalist cult, and many weird new family members. This…

  • Permutation City by Greg Egan
    EN,  Fiction

    Permutation City // Greg Egan

    In the not-so-distant future (at least from where we are now, Permutation City was first published in 1994), virtual copies of humans have become a thing. Since it takes a lot of computational power to run these, the faster (as…