Posts

Es werden Posts vom 2017 angezeigt.

Bookreview: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

Bild
FACTS ABOUT THE BOOKTitle: The Handmaid's Tale Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: Vintage (Penguin Random House) Price:  £8.99 Pages: 324 Genre: Dystopia, Feminism Year: 1985 BACK OF THE BOOK

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to bread. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. MY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK It took me a while to get into this book because the main character, Offred, felt so entirely different to the last protagonist I've read about. (click here to see my review on the last book I read, "The Bell Jar") The writing style was also quite different, which is why I needed some time to get used to it. I really enjoyed te short paragraphs and short chapters because such a thing always fastens my reading speed. I found the general p…

'Buch vs. Film' Rezension zu HARRY POTTER UND DER ORDEN DES PHOENIX von J.K. Rowling

Bild
FAKTEN ZUM BUCH
Titel: Harry Potter und der Orden des Phoenix Autor: J.K. Rowling Verlag: Carlsen Preis: 12,99€ Seitenzahl: 1021 Erscheinungsdatum: September 2013 Buchart: Taschenbuch Genre: Fantasy KLAPPENTEXT

Es sind Sommerferien und wieder einmal sitzt Harry bei den unsäglichen Dursleys fest. Doch diesmal treibt ihn größere Unruhe denn je – warum erfährt er nichts über die dunklen Mächte, die inzwischen neu erstanden sind? Noch ahnt er nicht, was der geheimnisvolle Orden des Phönix gegen Voldemort ausrichten kann ... Doch dann schlägt der Dunkle Lord wieder zu. Harry muss seine Freunde um sich scharen, sonst gibt es kein Entrinnen. MEINE GEDANKENDiese Rezension eignet sich nur für diejenigen, die den Inhalt von "Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix" kennen. Schwärmereien Selbstverständlich habe ich dieses Buch nicht zum ersten Mal gelesen, jedoch war es tatsächlich schon einige Zeit her, dass ich es zuletzt gelesen hatte. Warum ich gerade diesen Teil gelesen habe? Ich habe m…

Book Review: THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath

Bild
FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath Publisher: Faber and Faber Price:  £8.99 Pages: 234 Genre: Novel, Mental Illness, Feminism Year: 1976 BACK OF THE BOOK


WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
"I was supposed to be having the time of my life." When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic. The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its da…

Book Review: WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Bild
FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Publisher: Harper Collins Price: 5,99€ Pages: 64 Genre: Feminist Essay Year: 2014 BACK OF THE BOOK

WHAT IS IT ABOUT? A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. "I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently..." What does "feminism" mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities…

Book Review: THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli

Bild
FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED Author: Becky Albertalli Publisher: Balzer + Bray Price: $12.00 Pages: 336 Genre: Coming of Age, Romance, Family, with LGBTQ* elements Year: 2017
BACK OF THE BOOK

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.
There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could…

Rezension zu STAR WARS EPISODE III DIE RACHE DER SITH von Matthew Stover, Gelesen von Philipp Moog, Random House Audio

Bild
FAKTEN ZUM HÖRBUCH
Titel: STAR WARS EPISODE III Die Rache der Sith
Autor: Matthew Stover
Sprecher: Philipp Moog (Synchronsprecher von Obi-Wan Kenobi)
Verlag: Random House Audio
Preis: 11,49 €
Länge: 13 Std. 59 Min.
CD Anzahl: 2 MP3 CDs
Genre: Science Fiction
Amazonlink: hier klicken
Rezensionsexemplar?Ja. Dieses Hörbuch wurde mir freundlicherweise vom Random House Audio Verlag kostenlos als Rezensionsexemplar zugeschickt. Dafür möchte ich mich an dieser Stelle ganz herzlich bedanken. :)
Meine Meinung bleibt selbstverständlich meine eigene.
VORAB INFORMATION Dieses Hörbuch erzählt die Geschichte des Films STAR WARS Episode III Die Rache der Sith. Ich kann dieses Hörbuch vorallem STAR WARS Fans empfehlen, finde aber, dass diese Hörbuch Reihe auch toll als Einstieg in das STAR WARS Universum dienen kann, wenn man vorher noch keinen STAR WARS Film gesehen hat.
Meine Rezensionen zu den anderen STAR WARS Hörbüchern findet ihr hier zu STAR WARS Episode I hier zu STAR WARS Episode II
hier zu STAR WARS Ep…

Rezension zu DAS GROSSE AUSMALBUCH DER KUNST von Susanne Rebscher und Annabelle von Sperber, PRESTEL Verlag

Bild
FAKTEN ZUM MALBUCH Titel: Das große AUSMALBUCH DER KUNST Autor: Susanne Rebscher, Annabelle von Sperber Verlag: PRESTEL Verlag Genre: Malbuch für Groß und Klein Seitenzahl: 48 Erscheinungsdatum: August 2017 Buchformat: C4 (23,2 x 1 x 32 cm) Preis: 12,99 € Amazonlink: hier klicken
Rezensionsexemplar?
Ja. Dieses Malbuch wurde mir freundlicherweise vom PRESTEL Verlag kostenlos als Rezensionsexemplar zugeschickt. Dafür möchte ich mich an dieser Stelle ganz herzlich bedanken. Meine Meinung bleibt selbstverständlich meine eigene.
KLAPPENTEXT / RÜCKSEITE

WORUM HANDELT ES SICH? Dieses wirklich große Malbuch dreht sich um Kunst, insbesondere um die Geschichte der Kunst. Es soll eine "Ausmal-Reise" durch die Zeit darstellen und ist sowohl für Kinder als auch für Erwachsene gedacht, da es unterschiedlich detaillierte Zeichnungen zum Ausmalen beinhaltet.

MEINE MEINUNG

POSITIVES Das Buch ist optisch auf jedenfall ein Hingucker. Es besticht sowohl durch seine Größe, als auch durch die Stabilität de…

Book Review: QUEENS OF GEEK by Jen Wilde

Bild
FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK Title: QUEENS OF GEEK Author: Jen Wilde Publisher: Swoon Reads Price: $10.99 Pages: 262 Genre: Fangirls, Convention, LGBTQ* Year: 2017 BACK OF THE BOOK

WHAT IS IT ABOUT? "QUEENS OF GEEK" tells the story of the three geeky friends from Australia, Charlie, Taylor, and Jamie, who go to their first convention in the USA. Charlie has 3 million followers on her youtube channel and fans who are very invested in her love life. Charlie has dated her co-star Reese Ryan for a while and all the fans adored them together and shipped them as "Chase". But now they broke up because Reese cheated on Charlie and Charlie plans to portray herself as an independent woman at the convention. Charlie is a proud bisexual girl and always had a crush on the youtube superstar Alyssa Huntington, who also happens to be at the convention. When the two meet, everything changes. Then there's Taylor, Charlie's best friend, who is very introverted and has social anxiety. The …

13 REASONS WHY EVERYONE SHOULD READ 'THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE' BY MACKENZI LEE

Bild
1. Can be used as both a book and decor As you may have noticed already, this book has an exceptionally beautiful cover! It's definitely one of my favourite book covers ever and it represents what the book is about so amazingly, in my opinion. Not only is the cover gorgeous though, the book's spine is also a sight to gawk at. So for the very impossible case that you should not like this book, it will still look stunning in your bookshelf. :D

2. The main character Monty aka drama personified I always loved dramatic characters, and Monty tops them all. I adored him from page one onwards, because he is just an overly excentric , quite hysterical drama queen who is way too full of himself. And although one might not think this at first, he has so many layers and is a pure joy to explore and an amazing choice for a protagonist. Reading this story through his eyes made everything way more fun and entertaining and amusing and I just love him so much. I actually related to him so ma…