My Year in Books 📚
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I bought this illustrated biography of frida kahlo the other day and it’s an incredibly charming book. the english version will be available from september 4 and will have the second picture (#swipeleft) as a cover. it’s perfect as a gift (hehe, to yourself 😉). #bookstagram #fridakahlo

comment 1 star 42 5 days ago

New book for € 3,99 lol i loved the first part of the series, hated the second one. so we’ll see how no. 3 goes. #bookstagram
#instabooks #instabook #reading #books #book #pictureoftheday #bookphotochallenge #bibliophile #booknerd #bookish #bookstagrammer #bookstagramchallenge #bookaddict #booklover #igreads #bookphotography

comment 5 star 34 4 weeks ago

In light of recent events i highly recommend these two books on russia. currently putin‘s puppet in the white house thinks it’s an interesting idea to let russia ~interview bill browder as well as former ambassador michael mcfaul. both books explain why and why generally russia sucks #sorrynotsorry #bookstagram

comment 4 star 42 4 weeks ago

Hasnain kazim ist journalist beim spiegel und weil weder sein name noch seine hautfarbe so sind, wie sich das die immer mehr werdenden nazis wünschen, wird er auf vielen wegen (twitter, facebook, e-mail, schneckenpost) angegriffen und beschimpft. in diesem buch hat kazim nun diese post und zuschriften und seine antworten veröffentlicht. kazim ist bewundernswert schlagfertig und geduldig, so dass man teilweise nicht weiß, ob man lachen oder weinen soll. aber letztendlich bleibt auch beim leser die wut, dass da draußen so ungemein viel rechter hass ist. ganz normal unter uns, getarnt als nachbarn, kollegen. ich gebe eine definitive kauf- und leseempfehlung, aber #postvonkarlheinz ist kein buch, was mut macht. mut hat eigentlich einzig und allein der autor, der immer weiter macht. #bookstagram #hasnainkazim

comment 1 star 37 last month

Happy #4thofjuly. ->> this book was an excellent read. usually, books by american authors have a very, well, american view. a lot of them don't know there's a whole world besides the us outside and whatever issue they're writing about, they only see it in the context of themselves. no wonder #maga is such a hit with them us folks lol
not so ziblatt and levitsky. they cover more countries even i expected or could wish for. they're current with hungary, poland, turkey, venezuele and they dive into the history with argentina, peru, chile and many more autocratic/dictarial countries.
they explain thoroughly the way a country can go from democracy to not!democracy and they offer a bleak outook for the future of the us. go vote!! honestly, whenever i thought, oh, i wish they'd cover this or that....they did. they even touched (albeit briefly but better than not at all) on the us electoral system. it's kinda a pet peeve of mine that nobody ever sees how full of pitfalls that system is.
and even tho it's been written at the end of 2017 it's super current; if you ever wanted to know what court-packing the supreme court means and could it happen in the us (in light of the current supreme court justice discussion), seek no more for information - buy this book.
it's an easy read without being too scientific but for those with more scientific needs it has 60+ pages of notes at the end.
honestly, it's a must read this summer. #bookstagram #grimdragon #allthebooksjuly18 #ampersand2018 #howdemocraciesdie

comment 2 star 47 last month

What a beautiful book @door_jadore 😍 🚪#bookstagram

comment 3 star 36 last month

My 30th read book this year and my 500th post on instagram 🎉 🎊 🍾 i loved the book, i give it five ⭐️ out of five. altho i’m glad i’m an adult living in europe. us high schools are weird 😂😉 #instabooks #instabook #reading #books #book #pictureoftheday #bookphotochallenge #bibliophile #booknerd #bookish #bookstagrammer #bookstagramchallenge #bookaddict #booklover #igreads #bookphotography #lovesimon #simonvsthehomosapiensagenda #lilgettingtoknowyou #mostrecentfavorite

comment 0 star 47 May 2018

What’s in my bag? a sweater, my kindle, my moleskine, sunglasses, lipgloss, tictacs, pen. #lilgettingtoknowyou #bookstagram

comment 2 star 33 May 2018

Reading in the sun. not pictured: my sunburn. the life of a ginger 😂 jaume cabré‘s "die stimmen am fluss" is so much better than "die bessere zeit". i’m right in the middle and ngl, reading about the 40-year-lasting franco regime in spain nowadays is kinda depressing. but a very finely woven story which i couldn’t put down the whole day. yay for sundays. #bookstagram #currentlyreading

comment 2 star 42 May 2018

I’m not that good with sticking to a #tbr plan but since #may is a month with two 4-day-weekends and one 3-day-weekend (and today is a national holiday too 😂) imma try to make a literary vacation happen. i’ll finish spain first and then i’ll probably move over to the hamptons with a book i won over at #lovelybooks and which should come any day now. and maybe i’ll have time for two trips to france and two more to the us 😉 #bookstagram #lilgettingtoknowyou #grimdragon #allthebooksmay #sarahkendzior #theviewfromflyovercountry

comment 2 star 70 May 2018

Last finished read in april: can it happen here? it‘s a good collection of essays which needed a bit stronger editor just for reader friendliness for some essays. if i wanted to read a scientific paper i would do just that. and as the forrest gump box of chocolates this one had boring or bad essays too. but then again, as a european critical of america exceptionalism i might not be the target audience. the last essay ends with these words: it would be a grave mistake to think that "it can’t happen here". #bookstagram #canithappenhere

comment 1 star 41 April 2018

Ich war nicht so ganz glücklich mit „eine bessere zeit“. ich habe meine rezi, die ich #lovelybooks noch schulde, noch nicht endgültig formuliert, aber für mich hatte der roman drei probleme: 1. der affektierte schreibstil des autors. 2. klappen- und informationstexte des verlages kommen direkt aus la-la-land, die zumindest bei mir falsche erwartungen geweckt haben. 3. es ist ein eigentlich langweiliger roman aus 1996 und hat der verlag kein besseres material, als das jetzt 22 jahre später zu übersetzten? aber: um mir ein besseres bild vom autor zu machen, habe ich jetzt „die stimmen des flusses“ angefangen und es gefällt mir schon sehr viel besser, obwohl ich erst auf seite 48 bin 😬 plus personenverzeichnis als lesezeichen 👍🏼 #bookstagram #currentlyreading

comment 2 star 51 April 2018