I have already posted this few hours earlier but I don’t know what happened that the blog post disappeared >< That’s the first time this happened to me here. How can it disappear??!?! So that’s why I will only make this post very short.
Here is what I did in January:
- Went shopping and bought a new purse and a few weeks later I bought Dave Eggers’ The Circle.
- went to an All-You-Can-Eat buffet restaurant with my mum, sister and brother. It was sooo yummy!
- Went to Frankfurt for an AIESEC preparation seminar. Met a lot of new people and learned many important things about culture and prejudices. Stayed there for 2 days at the weekend and they even provided food for us, except for the dinner on sunday, because the seminar was already over in the late afternoon, so I went to town for donburi at a japanese restaurant. It was so good!
- Decided upon a title for my Bachelor thesis now: “Racism and Fascism in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series”. I also bought and lent some books for that by now.
What I read in January:
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: 5/5 stars – A must read for fantasy fans! I really was sad after finishing this book. I felt like something was missing. I liked it more than the LotR series.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: 4/5 stars – A beautiful story, a magical world, and an enchanting circus I wish would exist in our world. Favorite characters were Tsukiko, the twins especially Poppy, Chandresh and Herr Thiesen. The idea with the scarf was wonderful!
- Riddley Walker by Russel Hoban: 2/5 stars – The writing style destroyed the reading experience, although there were some funny sentences. It is a pity that it is such a book which is hard to read, since the theme of the novel is very interesting. It is set in a futuristic world that distinguishes itself not by being modern, but by being regressed into a Stone Age setting because a nuclear explosion as destroyed the modern civilization as we know it.
- The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What our Favourite Hero Teaches us About Moral Choices by Edmund M. Kern: 4/5 stars – Not only hardcore Harry Potter fans will enjoy this. It is both informative and entertaining.