Goodreads Winners Are In: Who were my favourites for 2018?
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Goodreads Winners Are In: Who were my favourites for 2018?


The wait is over! Goodreads has announced its winners for 2018, which also marks the ten-year anniversary of the book awards. Readers get the chance to vote for their favourite books based on different popular categories like fiction, sci-fi, and Romance. It is basically the Oscars for books. This year, Goodreads recorded over five million … Continue reading

A review of Rosie Garland’s “Vixen”: what happens when we don’t check our beliefs
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A review of Rosie Garland’s “Vixen”: what happens when we don’t check our beliefs


I read this book on my flight from Switzerland to Australia. Usually long haul flights tend to soften the sparkle of most reading experiences, in fact one could argue that they soften the sparkle of almost every experience. It is something about the snoring, the crying babies… not to mention the recycled stale air and … Continue reading

Fire and Clay: a Review of Helen Wecker’s “The Golem and the Djinni”
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Fire and Clay: a Review of Helen Wecker’s “The Golem and the Djinni”


The Golem and the Djinni is, like many fantasy stories, long. With close to 700 pages it’s a commitment sort of book. Nothing you would hastily rush into, something that requires diligence and effort. Something that requires patience. For a long time, it was a book that I could not read because I lacked the time … Continue reading

Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes: Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Germany today
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Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes: Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Germany today


I bought Timur Vermes’ book, Look Who’s Back, as an ebook just because I felt uncomfortable about the looks that I might get for reading a book that has an outline of Hitler’s famous comb-over and the title molded into his iconic moustache. The main idea behind the book is that Hitler miraculously comes back … Continue reading

Can white people write about slavery? – A dicussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings”
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Can white people write about slavery? – A dicussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings”


I just finished reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. This book was actually suggested by the book club I am in, and so I started to read it without much knowledge of the author or the real story of the Grimké sisters, Sarah and Angelina. To be honest, I was not even … Continue reading