The Silence of the Term Papers

It has been awfully quiet on the blog this month. No, my blogger is not already hibernating again (although that would be a reasonable assumption considering past experiences), but she is DUN DUNNNN term papering *cue the Imperial March* Continue reading

Favourite German Books (Part #1): Classics – E.T.A. Hoffmann

Or: Lena Fangirls About A Dead White Man

E.T.A. Hoffmann books 1Sorry this is late =__=” Choosing the month with all the term paper deadlines for extensive blogging projects might not have been the best idea. So SORRY! SPORADIC BLOGGING AHEAD IN MARCH! I will still try to get out as many posts as I can manage (although I should probably focus on my papers). Anyway, let me tell you about this dead white guy. Continue reading

Book Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Anomaly
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: November 2014
Copy: Bought


Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening… Continue reading

March TBR 2015

This month’s TBR is probably overambitious considering what else I have to do except read books. But pressure is fun, right? (Ok, who am I kidding. I never stick to my TBR, but I find them fun anyway.) Continue reading

February Wrap-up

I didn’t read very much this month. I am in this limbo that occurs everytime one procrastinates on important things, so one doesn’t allow oneself to read books but instead surfs the internet the whole day. Yes, that one. Continue reading

Birthday Books

Birthday Books HaulI aged and my family gave me books for it Continue reading

Mini Review: Seraphina – The Audition (#0.5) by Rachel Hartman

alignleft
Seraphina: The Audition
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: June 2012
Copy: Free on Scribd


In this prequel, Seraphina auditions for the position as music assistant and tutor at court that she holds in Seraphina (#1). You get to see how her relationship with Princess Glisselda, crucial to book #1, is formed and takes its first steps. You also get more uncle-niece interactions between Orma and Seraphina, this time without impending doom hanging over their heads, highlighting Orma’s odd behaviour in a quirky way. Continue reading