Lists and favourites

Summer TBR! | 2017

If you’ve been reading my blog since last summer, you might remember that I go back to Germany, where I grew up, every year around this time. And of course, I always take some books with me! Last year I didn’t have my own laptop, so blogging was a bit difficult and I basically went on hiatus for a few months, but now I’m bringing my laptop along, so hopefully I will find some time to blog and read everyone’s posts!

Now, let’s get into my TBR!

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Poetry collection review: Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi | On masculinity, music & race

On these papers will be written, in a script only you can decipher, your original name.

I first saw Kayo Chingonyi read some of his poems when I went to the London Book Fair, and I immediately decided to request a review copy of his collection, Kumukanda. His poetry deals with race, identity, and masculinity, and his language is beautiful.


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Lists and favourites

Ten Book Blogger Confessions

About a million years ago, Hilary @ Songs Wrote My Story posted ten book blogger confessions, and I thought it was a really cool idea, so I decided to do it too! I kept pushing it down my list of things I want to post, because there always seemed to be something I wanted to write about more, but today I am finally getting this done. Here goes nothing!

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Play review: No Dogs, No Indians | Colonialism and revolution in India

Hello everyone! I just quickly want to say that this review is a bit less personal and more ‘fancy’ than my usual posts. That is because I originally wrote it without knowing if I would put it on my blog or publish it somewhere else, so I went with a more safe and ‘professional’ (whatever) approach. Of course, it still consist of my own opinions and thoughts, so I hope you like it!

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Book review: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase #2)

If you know me at all, you know how much I love Rick Riordan’s books. I am obsessed with the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series. However, you might also know that I wasn’t super impressed with his two current spin-offs, the Magnus Chase and the Trials of Apollo series. I gave both first books five stars, because they are still fantastic, but they just pale when compared to his other┬ánovels.

Now, this book completely changed my mind. While The Sword of Summer was, in my opinion, a weak start to the new series, The Hammer of Thor brought back everything I love about Rick Riordan’s writing. It’s funny, it’s interesting and fast-paced, and it’s lovingly diverse.

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Can you enjoy difficult books? {Discussion}

When I finished reading Asking for It by Louise O’Neill a few weeks ago, I realised how much I had actually enjoyed it. I gave the book five stars in my review, so you’d think it’s obvious I enjoyed it. However, when it comes to books that deal with difficult topics, books that have terrible things happen to the characters, the ratings are often based on the importance of the book as opposed to the actual enjoyment of reading it. So today I want to ask you this: can you actually, genuinely enjoy difficult books?

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