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Book Review: The Hitman and the Thief

Book Cover The Hitman and The Thief

Title: The Hitman and the Thief

Author: Richard Dee

Published: 1. September 2020

Genre: Sci-Fi

Part of a series: No

Rating: 🐝🐝🐝

( Bee’s Rating System: 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 This is an extraordinary read;
🐝🐝🐝🐝 I love it; 🐝🐝🐝 It was ok; 🐝🐝 There were a lot of problems; 🐝 I could not read it)

In one sentence: An exciting journey through a crazy world but not quite my thing

From the blurb of “The Hitman and the Thief”:


Assassination can be a messy business, especially if you’re having a bad day. Dan Jones is the ultimate problem solver, the hitman for crime boss Fliss Bauer.
Fliss has a rival, Kalindra Dallin. She runs a particularly unpleasant planet. Dan is told to arrange her demise. It’s just another job; until a random event means that it all goes horribly wrong.
To save his skin, Dan is forced to try again, only this time he has to work with a partner. He doesn’t want to but it’s the only chance he’s going to get; if he wants to put things right.
Can the hitman and the thief get the job done, more importantly, can they keep each other alive?

My Review: You probably should not take on a book review just when you start chemotherapy. It’s a long journey to health, and the chemicals bugger more with your mind than you anticipate. Well, at least I didn’t expect mind fog on a big scale. 

On the other hand, it is such a wonderful thing to escape your exhausting reality into a faraway world where two strong females fight for supremacy over their planets. Struck between are Dan the hitman & Lydia the thief. Not by choice, of course, which gives their interactions so often enticing tensions while figuring out how to finish their job.

These tensions kept me reading even though I could not entirely sympathise with either character. They are well-drawn but aren’t the sort of character’s I love to follow. Too business-like and sleek, I guess. They kept my interest well enough because I really wanted to know if they’ll be a couple or if Dan stays with Hesta Fliss’s right-hand woman. Sorry, for this romantic streak. 

Richard Dee is brilliant in his world-building and bringing in a technical reality that makes you feel like you are right there. You can smell the fumes and feel the cold wind blow over an industrial planet lead like a dictatorship. However, I enjoy reading about the psychological development of characters. 

Where do they come from? Why do they act the way they do? And while “The Hitman and the Thief” tells enough about the character’s pasts I couldn’t quite feel their realities. I feel though that is simply a question of preference.

The fast-paste twists and turns in this story are exciting and make you want to read all night long. The characters carry the story wonderfully, and I really didn’t expect the end. So, all in all, it was a good reading experience but just not quite my thing. 

If you like to read sci-fi brimming with action and worlds that make you want to go and explore then this book is for you. Richard Dee has written many books, and I am going to explore more of his work once I feel better. 


Beta Readers comments:
“Richard’s latest book, The Hitman and the Thief, takes the reader on a twisting journey through different worlds. The action moves swiftly, with unexpected twists and turns. As usual, Richard’s excellent technical knowledge conveys a gritty reality with ease. This is a fun read, hard to put down and I sure hope there is a sequel in the making.

Purchase Links.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53350972-the-hitman-and-the-thief
 http://mybook.to/Hitman-and-the-Thief

Portrait Richard Dee

Author Bio –
Richard Dee is from Brixham in Devon. Leaving school at 16 he briefly worked in a supermarket, then he went to sea and travelled the world in the Merchant Navy, qualifying as a Master Mariner in 1986.
He has also worked as an Insurance Surveyor, Lockmaster, Harbourmaster and Ships Pilot, taking over 3,500 vessels up and down the Thames, passing through the estuary, the Thames Barrier and Tower Bridge.
Since the publication of his first Science Fiction novel, Freefall, in 2013, Richard has written another twelve novels, a textbook and a selection of short stories. He has been featured in several anthologies, including 1066 Turned Upside Down and Tales from Deepest Darkest Devon.
He writes Science Fiction and Steampunk adventures and also chronicles the exploits of reluctant amateur detective Andorra Pett.
Richard is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.

Social Media Links –
If you’d like to know more about my writing, my website is richarddeescifi.co.uk. Head over there to see what I get up to, click the FREE STUFF tab or the My Novels and Short Stories tab to get all the details about my work and pick up a free short story. Why not join my newsletter and get a free short story, unavailable anywhere else.


I’m on Facebook at RichardDeeAuthor and Twitter at Richard Dee Sci-Fi


My Amazon author page is here.
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Re-post: Teaser Tuesday ~ The Long Earth ~ Baxter & Pratchett

book cover The Long Earth Pratchett Baxter

Image source Goodreads

August 2020

I didn’t realise that it is such a long time ago when I started reading this series. It still excites me, and I finished all the available books last year.

June 2015

I know, I know I already did a Teaser with Stephen Baxter’s and Terry Pratchett’s “The Long Earth” but is’s just such a great book so please bear with me and read another one 🙂

For a moment, the three of them stood at the entrance of this house of bones. Joshua felt utterly dismayed at the sight, yet somehow it seemed an appropriate culmination of this lethally disappointing place.

Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett, The Long Earth, page 273, Hardback, published by TransworldBooks

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“Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the

following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!”

Re-blog: When Your Mum Speaks – Mum Chats about My Book! By Ritu Bhathal

What an incredible family! 🤗

Unfortunately, I could not re-blog the original post, so you have to click around a little but it’s so worth peeps. 👍

And while you are at it, sign up for Ritu’s newsletter and get a copy of the book. 😇

I’ll let you know what I think once chemo brain fog decides to leave me. Happy Saturday to you all! 🙋‍♀️🐝

If you want to read about what my Mum thought of Marriage Unarranged, please, click below!

When Your Mum Speaks – Mum Chats about My Book!

India with Sanjeev Bhaskar/ Indien mit Sanjeev Bhaskar

August 2020

And another way to travel while we can’t 🙂

September 2017

I posted this book review for the first time in 2012. The book is a wonderful introduction to India and even though we do not want to go anymore I would read this book time and time again:

India with Sanjeev BhaskarIndia with Sanjeev Bhaskar by Sanjeev Bhaskar

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sanjeev Bhaskar known from the hilarious sitcom “The Kumars at No 42″ travelled to India and let us take part with his personal and funny way of telling about it. The pictures are beautiful and many of his encounters with the people of India as well as Pakistan are really touching.

He remembers his visits to India as a child when he met his extended family both on fathers and mothers side but also tries to find out more about the events in 1947 when India and Pakistan were created and which impacted his family greatly. He tells us about the millions of people who had to leave places they have lived all of their lives and had to experience a lot of violence due to the political insecurities. He also gives us an insight into Indian culture, modern India as well as giving a lively image of the places he visited. “India with Sanjeev Bhaskar” is a book I would love to own
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Sanjeev Bhaskar, der in Grossbritannien von der Serie “Die Kumars von Nummer 42” bekannt ist, reiste nach Indien und laesst uns daran teilhaben durch seine sehr persoenlichen und lustigen Erzaelungen. Die Bilder sind wunderschoen und seine Begegnungen mit den Menschen von Indien wie auch Pakistan sind sehr beruehrend. Er erinnert sich an seine Reisen nach Indien als Kind, als er seinen weiteren Familienkreis sowohl vom Vater als auch der Mutter besuchte. Er versucht mehr ueber die Ereignisse in Indien 1947, als Indien und Pakistan getrennt wurden, heraus zu finden.

Er erzaehlt von den Menschenmassen, die ihre Heimat verlassen mussten, in der sie ihr ganzes Leben verbrachten haben und die Gewalt erfahren haben, die durch die unsichere politische Lage hervorgerufen wurde. Er gibt uns auch einen Einblick in die indische Kultur, das “neue” Indien und zeichnet ein lebendiges Bild von den Plaetzen, die er besucht hat. Dies ist ein Buch das ich gerne besitzen wuerde!

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Re-Post: Teaser Tuesday: The Authors Guide To Working With Book Bloggers

August 2020

I am not quite sure how uncertain authors are today about working with book bloggers. Blogs are certainly much more “a thing” than they were in 2015. So maybe this quote isn’t that up to date anymore. However, Barb Drozdowitch is a brilliant social media advisor, and it’s worth checking out her page and books. That is why I re-publish this post. You find the link later on:

June 2015

Today’s Teaser Tuesday goes a little non-fictional. But as most of us here are bloggers or book authors and blogs, that review books, become more and more important, I found this book a great idea.

About the author

Barb Drozdowitch is a Social Media and WordPress consultant and has written 6 books in her “Building Blocks to Author Success” series. I am reading her newest “The Author’s Guide to Working With Book Bloggers” for BookTourTips and found it a very helpful book.
Looks to me like authors have a lot harder nowadays to be discovered as there are so many more books out there. So even though publishing itself has become much easier for authors, the promotion work has become much harder.
Any guide that can help you find out what to do and how to get readers is a good thing in my eyes.
Find out more about Barb on her page: Helping One Author At A Time.

My Teaser

And here is my teaser:
A common complaint I hear from authors is that the questions are stupid or a waste of time. My response is that the authors need to take what their given and form it into something they want to represent them and their books.
Barb Drozdowich, “The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers”, BookTrope Editions, Chapter 9 “The Interview”

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“Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the

following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!”

photo of mountains and dawn sky. White Writing with quote by Shakespear: We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

Re-Post: Book Review: The Author’s Guide to Working with Bookbloggers by Barb Drozdowich

Author photo Barb Drozdowich

image credit: Barb Drozdowich

August 2020
This is an excellent book for all authors who are not internet savvy. Barb has written many more books since so please check her out anyway.
June 2015
Publisher: Booktrope
Publishing Date: 2. April  2015
Edition: E-Book
Genre: non-fiction
Formats: E-Book, Paperback
Source: BookTour.Tips (free copy in return for an honest review)
Bees: 5 of 6

About the Author:

Barb Drozdowich is a book blogger and author coach in all things internet and blog. She uses everyday language that is easy to understand to explain how book promotion works on the internet and has several books published and more in the making about the topic.

Honey Bees in the book:

I think this book is brilliant as it is short, gives you easy to understand explanations and many, many useful tips on how to approach book blogs and bloggers. It also advises you well on what to make your mind up about when you decide to use book blogs as a promotional tool for your book. It is logically structured and gives you an overview of book blogs and book bloggers, in general, about queries, giveaways, interviews, cover reveals and much more.
However, I am a book blogger myself so much of her information is already known to me. I have to say though that all suggestions and tips are down to earth and spot on. Barb Drozdowichhas did a survey of fellow book bloggers to find a broader basis for her guide. I doubt you can go wrong if you follow her advice. You certainly would find a spot on my blog if you use her tips and guidance.
And she made me aware of Google Alerts, which I didn’t know yet, and it already has helped me. So thank you very much Barb!

Stinging Bees in the book:

What I am going to write now is not really a stinging bee rather something to keep in mind: The readership this book is aimed for are those authors who have no idea yet about how blogs and the internet works. If you as an author are a blogger yourself then a lot in this book is already known to you. Yes, I know I repeat myself a little here but better safe than sorry.

And the mead of it all?

This book is a must if you are an author looking into promoting your book via blogs and have no idea how they or the internet work. If you are a blogger, much of the information is known to you but it still gives you some more ideas on how to make your blog a better place for authors. All in all a great read and excellent guide!

Cover of The Author's Guide to Working With Book Bloggers

photo credit: Barb Drozdowish

 

Blurb:
 
Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with book bloggers? If book bloggers are the new gatekeepers to ‘book publishing success,’ do you wonder how you can tap into that source of free promotions? How you can move comfortably into that world, putting your best foot forward?
Look no further, because The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of over two-hundred bloggers, covering all aspects of communication between authors and review blogs. Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers demystify the promotion of your book on a book blog.
You’ll learn about whom and where book bloggers are, as well as the following:
• The Query
• The Review
• The Giveaway
• The Guest Post
• The Book Blurb Excerpt
• The Cover Reveal
• …and more!
˃˃˃ Start your journey to publishing success today!

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You want to know more about Barb Drozdowich and her books? Please look here:

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Book Review: The Many Lives Of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan

August 2020

I published this review first in June 2015. You can now buy the whole series.

book cover ruby iyer book series
cover taken from Goodreads
Publisher: Amazon White Glove
Publishing date: 13th November 2014
Edition: Kindle E-Book
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Formats: Paperback, Kindle E-Book
Source: BookTourTips in return for an honest review
Bee’s 3 out of 6

About the story:

Ruby Iyer, a young woman with a troubled past, gets thrown off a train platform. When waking up, she realizes she has survived an electric surge of a thousand volts which has tattooed a lightning tree on her back. That is not the only “gift” though: She has gained enormous strength and her so far hidden anger erupts more easily. 

This leads her on a journey through her home city of Bombay, which is in danger of being destroyed by the teenage army of Dr Braganza to save her best friend. Will Vikram Roy and her be successful?

About the author:

BookTourTips says about Laxmi Hariharan: “A near life experience told Laxmi Hariharan to write. She never stopped. Laxmi is the creator of Ruby Iyer, and the Amazon bestselling, eLit Gold winner The Destiny of Shaitan (Bombay Chronicles, 1). She has been a journalist with “The Independent” and a global marketer with NBCU and MTV. Laxmi also blogs for Huffington Post, among others. London is where she writes. Bombay is what fires her imagination.

Honey Bees in the book:

“The Many Lives Of Ruby Iyer” is an action-packed story that does not get boring. You are lead through the city of Bombay experiencing its heat and claustrophobic masses of people. An exciting tale evolves before you about the end of Bombay but maybe also about the end of the world. 

Ruby’s mother’s words pop up many times to remind her where she comes from and makes the reader want to find out what happened before. And you hope she will find her place in the city that she never felt belonging to

Stinging Bees in the book:

I had a hard time to get into “The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer”. You get thrown into Bombay and Ruby’s life with hints of her past, but I could not figure out precisely what lead her to be the person she is. For me, there seemed to be too many jumps from one situation to the other without a logic development in herself.

I also had trouble with the language used. It seemed to me very American and not in sync with Bombay. But I do not know an awful lot about Bombay besides it being a significant city for filmmaking and software development. It might be that a more Americanised English is used as many might have studied in the United States. Besides, it is a YA novel, and this sort of language might appeal to a younger audience.

And the mead of it all?

“The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer” is an action-packed, fast-paced story that never lets you get bored. If you like YA novels you like this one but if you prefer books that show you more of the psychological development of a character this one is probably not for you.

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Please find out more about Laxmi Hariharan and her books here:
Laxmi’s Authorpage
Laxmi on Twitter
Laxmi on Amazon
Laxmi on Goodreads

Blast from the Past: Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century

This review was first posted in April 2012:

Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st CenturyVoice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century by James Byrne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I still do not have a clue how to do a proper book review for a poetry book. If you want to do a sophisticated one you probably need to know about the use of language, about verses, rhymes ect. But well ~ even in school that kind of talk about poetry seemed to be a bit of a blabla to me.
For me poetry is like an explanation of life, it arouses emotions, it creates images in my mind, it responds to my experiences and if it is really good it makes me think and inspires me to write one as well.
Looking at “Voice Recognition ~ 21 poets for the 21ST century” from that point of view I found a lot of it.

The 21 poets, all born betweet 1977 & 1990, are the “new stars” of British poetry according to the editors James Byrne & Clare Pollard . You can find a great variety of forms from a ballad kind style of Siddharta Bose to free poetry which uses visual effects of Ahren Warner.
They talk about relationships, death, sex, immigration and the challenges one has to face growing up in ever faster changing world.
If you want to have a peek into one of the poets find your way to Adam O’Riordan’s page and poems.

This book is definitely worth reading and I think about buying it.
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Ich habe immer noch keine Ahnung, wie man eine Buchsprechung eines Lyrikbandes richtig macht. Wenn sie gebildet sein soll, muss man vermutlich etwas ueber den Gebrauch von Sprache, etwas ueber Verse, Reime ect wissen. Aber tja, sogar in der Schule schien mir diese Art von Annaeherung an Lyrik ein grosses BlaBla zu sein.

Lyrik is fuer mich eine Erklaerung des Lebens, sie erregt Gefuehle, zeichnet Bilder in meinem Geist und wenn sie wirklich gut ist bringt sie mich zum Denken und inspiriert mich, selber ein Gedicht zu schreiben. Wenn ich “Voice Recognition ~ 21 poets for the 21ST century” von diesem Standpunkt aus betrachte, finde ich eine Menge davon.

Die 21 Lyriker und Lyrikerinnen, die alle zwischen 1977 & 1990 geboren wurden, sind die “neuen Stars” des Britischen Gedichts. Das jedenfalls finden James Byrne & Clare Pollard die Herausgeber des Buches. Man findet eine grosse Vielfalt von Lyrik von den balladenhaften Gedichten des Siddharta Bose zum eher freien Stil, der mit visuellen Effekten arbeitet, von Ahren Warner.
Sie sprechen von Beziehungen, Tod, Sex, Einwanderung und den Herausforderungen, denen man gestellt ist, wenn man in einer sich immer schneller veraendernden Welt aufwaechst.

Falls Du einen kleinen Blick auf einen der Lyriker des Buches werfen moechtest, schaue einfach bei Adam O’Riordan’s Seite nach.

Dieses Buch ist es wert zu lesen und ich bin am ueberlegen, ob ich es mir nicht kaufen soll.

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Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Tiny Book Review: The Essential Oils Handbook/ Kleine Buchbesprechung

June 2020

Essential oils have more than once healed my colds and kept my depression to bearable levels. It’s good to know about how to use essential oils and I feel at the moment they are more than needed. The review is extremely short but the links after the German part are very informative. Happy Sunday to you all despite everything!

I posted this first in February 2012:

The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality and Well-BeingThe Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality and Well-Being by Jennie Harding

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good information on the use of essential oils for massage, bath and aromatherapy. Gives insight into how to massage, use oils in baths and other healing methods. The biggest part is left for single essential oils where the author gives information to safety, use, origin and characteristics of them.

This is definitely one I would buy!

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Gute Information ueber den Gebrauch von aetherischen Oelen in Massage, Hydrotherapie und Aromatherapie. Hier wird ein Einblick in Massage-Techniken, in den Gebrauch von Oelen zum Baden und anderen Heilmethoden geben. Der groesste Teil des Buches gilt den einzelnen Oelen, wobei die Autorin informationen zur Sicherheit, zu Gebrauch und Einzelheiten zu jedem Oel gibt.

Dies ist definitv eines der Buecher, das ich kaufen wuerde.

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You can also find my photos on Dreamstime (affiliate link, you do not need to buy anything but if you do I get 10% from your purchase)

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Background is a snow covered mountain with a cloudy sky. In front of it a forest coming from both sides hugging a lake. You can see the mountain and clouds in its water. In white writing it says: Anything you can imagine is real ~ Pablo Picasso

Blast from the Past: Have you ever "window shopped" in a library?/ Hast Du schon mal Schaufenster in einer Buecherei gebummelt?

This post was first published in March 2012:

I visited the Millenium Library in Norwich yesterday. Originally I was looking for books about writing and grammar but could not find anything that inspired my lust for writing.

So I started to wander around the library and enjoy the vast offer on books of all categories. I ventured into the feeling that a library gives me: A sense of abundance of wisdom, adventure, creativity and just entertainment.

It occurred to me how important books have been all of my life: It started with my Granny reading Grimm’s fairy tales to me. I could not get enough of it and dear me if she let anything out I rioted. She had to read it precisely the same way all the time.

My family loves to read and encouraged both my brother and me to read with presents of good books. There was my mother’s edition of  Astrid Lindgren‘s “The children of Bullerby”  and Else Hueck-Dehio’s “Liebe Renata” a story of a woman’s youth in the east of Europe around the First World War. I loved Michael Ende‘s “Momo” and “The never-ending Story” as well as Saint Exupery’s “The Little Prince”. When school introduced me to the local library I was in heaven. There was no week when I did not go there to get my next fix of books.

Lately, I have started to take a closer look at books that have been advertised on the bookshelves of the libraries I go to. It feels exciting to take a chance of reading a book I have never heard of but which sounds interesting. That way I discovered the Dollanganger series from V.C. Andrews and “The particular sadness of lemon cake” by Aimee Bender.

I call this way of getting a book to read “window shopping in the library”, and I encourage you to do the same as it gives you the chance to get out of your trodden path of reading habits and lets you discover new and exciting authors.

Image of signs in front of the Forum in Norwich

September 2017

Dieser Beitrag wurde zum erstenmal im Maerz 2012 veroeffentlicht:

Gestern habe ich die Millenium Bibliothek in Norwich besucht. Eigentlich wollte ich Buecher ueber Kreatives Schreiben und Rechtschreibung holen aber irgendwie habe ich nichts gefunden, das meine Lust am Schreiben inspiriert haette.

So bin ich einfach in der Bibliothek umher gewandert und habe das riesige Angebot an Buechern aller Kategorien genossen. Ich bin in das Gefuehl vorgedrungen, das Bibliotheken in mir hervorrufen: Ein Gefuehl von Reichtum an Weisheit, Abenteuer, Kreativitaet und einfach nur Unterhaltung.

Es wurde mir klar, wie wichtig Buecher immer schon in meinem Leben waren: Es begann mit meiner Grossmutter, die mir die Grimm’schen Maerchen vorgelesen hat. Ich konnte nicht genug davon bekommen und wenn sie etwas auslies, lief ich Ammok. Sie musste sie immer genau gleich lesen.

Meine Familie liebt es zu lesen und hat meinen Bruder und mich mit guten Buechern, die sie uns schenkten, zum Lesen angeregt. Da war zum Beispiel die Edition von Astrid Lindgren’s “Wir Kinder von Bullerbue”, die meiner Mutter gehoert hatte oder  Else Hueck-Dehio‘s “Liebe Renata” die Geschichte einer jungen Frau im Osten Europa’s um den Ersten Weltkrieg herum. Ich liebte  Michael Ende’s “Momo” und “Die unendliche Geschichte” wie auch  Saint Exupery’s ” Der kleine Prinz”. Und als die Schule uns zur Dorbuecherei brachte war ich im Himmel. Es verging keine Woche, in der ich nicht hinging, um mir meine naechste Ladung Buecher zu holen.

In letzter Zeit habe ich angefangen, mir die Buecher, die die Bibliothek austellt, naeher anzusehen. Es ist aufregend, ein Buch zu lesen, von dem ich noch nie gehoert habe, das sich aber interessant anhoert. Auf diese Weise bin ich auf die Foxworth Serie von  V.C. Andrews und “Die besondere Traurigkeit von Zitronenkuchen” von Aimee Bender gestossen.

Ich nenne das ” einen Schaufensterbummel in der Bibliothekt machen” und ich rege Euch an, das Gleiche zu tun, da es Euch die Chance gibt, aus dem “Alltagstrott” Eures Lesens herauszukommen und neue aufregende Autoren zu entdecken.

Please stay a little longer and find my poetry posts on The Bee Creates… on Weebly. Thanks!

You are more into photography? Then please check out my photo posts on Bee Wordless on Blogger.

You can also find my photos on Dreamstime (affiliate link, you do not need to buy anything but if you do I get 10% from your purchase)

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.