Posted: February 20, 2017 in Uncategorized
I’ve finally finished reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in German language – “Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen”.
I bought this book in July 2013 and it’s taken me nearly four years to read it! I’ve only been reading bits of it at a time, although I spent a bit more time reading it towards the end of 2016 in a bid to finish it!
Obviously, it’s still the same story, but in German, so I can’t really review it! However, it’s good to be able to use my German skills and read a full book in German, despite me knowing most of the book off by heart in English! That does help though as I can see the English version in my head as I read the German sentences! I found it useful seeing how the German grammar structure works and it’s good to learn new German vocabulary!
I probably won’t read the test of the series in German, although I’m considering getting one of the books in French next!
Found via Grammarly on Facebook, I think this is very true for us bookish people!
Posted: January 22, 2017 in Uncategorized
I’ve just read “We Were on a Break” by Lindsey Kelk.
I’ve never been one for reading romantic fiction but I actually really like Lindsey Kelk’s work and this is another book of hers which I enjoyed.
It’s basically about a proposal which doesn’t happen and then the relationship starts unravelling. It’s all about making stupid mistakes, being scared of getting things wrong, growing up and finding your own happiness with your own identity. And love, of course!
I find there are so many characters meddling in Adam and Liv’s relationship and lives, even though they mean well, the whole “he said, she said” thing gets frustrating and you can see why relationships break down when other people get involved.
It’s nice that this book is narrated from the point of view of both Adam and Liv so we see what they’re both thinking and how they see various events from their point of view. It also makes you want to bang their heads together and realise how stupid they’re being!
I found myself getting emotionally involved in this book, which isn’t a bad thing as it’s so well-written that you really care about the characters and want things to work out okay in the end for them.
I give it 8/10!