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September Book Haul

Hello, Bookworms. here is another "autumn themed" book haul. My Stephen King collection is slowly growing and Misery is one of the books I'm most exciting to read. Furthermore, I found The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons in a paperback sale. It's the second book in the Max Wolfe series, so I absolutely had to buy the first one as well. By now, I already read the first one, The Murder Bag, and I totally don't regret spending my money on the series. 



Title: Misery Author: Stephen King Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Thriller Published: 1987

Synopsis Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing.

That's when the car accident happened, and he woke up in pain in a strange bed. But it wasn't the hospital. Annie Wilkes had pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his ma…

September Wrap Up

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Hello, Bookworms.

To be honest, this is the wrap up of August and September. I would be amazingly happy if I had read so many books in just one month. But in August, I just read Philadelphia, Radio Silence and Casino Royale. Furthermore, I didn't manage to write a review of any of those books, so I thought a wrap up would be useless. I'm still behind with my reviews but I hope, some more will follow soon. 

I'm so happy that autumn started and I'm so caught up in thrillers at the moment, that I'm wondering how and why I read this genre so rarely even though it's one of my favouites.

Books I Read in August
"Radio Silence" by Alice Oseman
"Casino Royale" by Ian Fleming
"Philadelphia" by Christopher Davis

Book I Read in September
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
"The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James
"Dolores Clairbone" by Stephen King 
"Riding The Bullet" by Stephen King
"The Outsider…

Short Review: "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James

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Title: The Turn of the Screw Author: Henry James Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Classic Published: 1898 Stars: 4.5/5 
Synopsis A very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.
Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls...
But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.
My Thoughts I honestly can not remember if a book ever managed to scare me like this one did. I remember suffering from a constantly racing heart while listening to the audiobook of Darkside Park, but here I knew that something creepy was going to happen at any t…

Review: "Radio Silence" by Alice Oseman

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Title: Radio Silence Author:  Alice Oseman Publication:  2016 Genre: Romance, YA, Fiction, Contemporary, LGBT Stars: 3/ 5
Synopsis What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.
But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favorite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.
Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past… She has to confess why Carys disappeared… Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets. It’s only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it’s only by being y…

Autumn Book Recommendation 2017

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Hello, my lovely Bookworms.
First of all, I have to announce that this week is the 2nd anniversary of this blog. I can not believe, that I’m doing this for two years already. Moreover, I can not believe, that I nearly forgot it. I just recognized, that last years autumn recommendation was also published on the anniversary, so I was slightly scared that I already missed it this year. However, for the fact, that autumn is my favorite season of the year and that I’m looking forward for this recommendation all year, I thought that this could become a thing. Which is also good for my, not to forget the anniversary by accident.
So, here we are, so let’s pour yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee, whatever you like, and enjoy this years autumn recommendation.
Classics
Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Author: Washington Irving Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Classic, Short Stories Published: 1820
Synopsis Sleepy Hollow is a strange little place...some say bewitched. Some talk of its haunted valleys and stre…

August Book Haul 2017

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Hello, Bookworms.
This month it's all about Classics, Crime and Thrillers. I'm getting myself prepared for autumn and I'm really excited to dive deep into my "autumn TBR". Well, I don't have a real TBR but I have some books in mind, that I definetly want to read this fall, including The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James and The Restless Death by Simon Beckett.

Futhermore, I'm extremely happy about my copies of  Dolores Clairborne and Jane Eyre. They are both first prints of the German editions. Jane Eyre has been printed 1986 and Dolores Clairborne 1993. I absolutly love old book and my most precious books, next to the ones mentioned above, are a copy of  Trucks by Stephen King from 1986 a copy of the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm from the early 1960s, which belonged to my mother when she was a child.


Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other Stories Author: Washington Irving Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Classic, Short Stories Published: 2012


Synopsis Washingto…

Review: "Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell

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Title: Attachments Author:  Rainbow Rowell Publication:  2012 Genre: Romance, Adult, Fiction, Contemporary Stars: 3.9/ 5


Synopsis Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy. But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's wa…