18 September 2017

Deep Economy - Bill McKibben (it took my forever to read this non-fiction book, but not because I didn't enjoy it)

The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
this is the third book by Bill McKibben I read
and it's the third book that I enjoyed
as usual McKibben delivered a thought-provoking story
one that is now as relevant as it was ten years ago
maybe even more so in our present political climate and situation
there were some parts in the story
in which I think his conclusions might have been a bit simplified and not completely correct
however that did only happen a handful of times
so I can live with it
I listened to the other books by McKibben I read
in audio book format
and have to say
that this is my preferred way to follow his words
I'm not sure why
but in audio book format it is easier for me to immerse myself completely 
in what McKibben has written
and I don't need as many breaks while listening to the story as I did reading it
if you are interested in ways to strengthen communities
to strengthen a regional production of food and more
then I recommend this book to you. 

17 September 2017

Unendlich nah (Backstage Love #1) - Kathrin Lichters (a German rock band romance I was disappointed by)

#1 in the Backstage Love series
German romance
it was time to finally read a new German book
and because Kathrin Lichters is writing romances many German readers enjoy
I was pretty excited about the first book in her Backstage Love series
however from the get go I had some issues with the story
the writing style was ok
but nothing that managed to fascinate me
I also struggled with connecting to the characters
especially to the male main character
at times I wasn't the biggest fan of him
and then there were all these unbelievable dramatic developments
towards the end of the story
you know that this rarely works for me
I'm sad that this German book didn't manage to entertain me
originally I planned to read more books by the author
but I don't think that that makes any sense.

13 September 2017

Book haul August 2017

Last month I didn't manage to read a lot of books, so it's good that I also didn't buy a lot of new books, all in all just five. I also bought four new bookmarks, I honestly have more than enough already, but I have no willpower when it comes to saying no to bookmarks. 

In August I concentrated on other hobbies besides reading, I spent a lot of time learning something new. I love reading books, don't get me wrong, however from time to time it's nice to focus on something else. 

My new bookmarks are from the German seller Nastami-cards, I like the quotes on them and their design appeals to me.

The new books are

I already read, enjoyed and reviewed "Secrets in Death". "Ökoroutine" is a German non-fiction book I'm super excited about, it's about ecological issues and solutions (more or less). I finally bought two new cozy mysteries, both feature cats on their covers. I haven't read a cozy mystery by a new to me author for some time, it's time to change that. And then I bought a sports romance by Kate Meader. I like the sound of the book and heard good things about it, so I'm excited to give it a go myself.

Which new books did you buy/get in August 2017?




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