A required reading filled #FridayReads…

Haven’t done one of these in a while although I actually quite like them. It’s Friday and this means: time for reading! In my case, I am swarmed with books for university, although I probably feel like that because I’m having difficulty concentrating at the moment x__x Continue reading

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March Wrap-up

There I am again, half dead from term papering but finally alive enough to blog. I hope I don’t have to take a term paper induced hiatus ever again, but who am I kidding – my next deadline is 15 May *sobs* But anyway, I am proud to announce that I managed to read four books off of my March TBR, although it was looking like I might deviate completely since I picked up something entirely different on 01 March *epic fail* But I’m kind of proud that I somewhat stuck to my TBR after all. 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

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

5 Classics I Want To Read in 2015

Several classics have gathered on my shelves (and Kindle, mainly) over the years and the more I read, the more new ones I find that I want to read. But while I shovel them all on my Kindle (because they are freeee), there are few that I am as intent on to read as these. These are the classics I want to get to soon. Continue reading

Book Review: Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Agnes Grey Agnes Grey
Lena’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: 1847
Copy: Bought


Agnes Grey is about a young lady who takes a post as governess to help her financially struggling family. But her occupation turns out to be far from the idyllic ideal Agnes had imagined: the children are unruly and the parents are not allowing her to discipline their children, but also don’t do it themselves. Agnes struggles as she is confronted with a lack of morals in these higher classes, that is so very foreign to her own nature. Continue reading

Lena’s FridayReads (16 Jan 2015)

The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies I will be reading another book for university this weekend – Roaring Girl by Thomas Dekker. This will be my last book for uni (or so I think. The last time I thought so I took another class the following semester. Oups.). Continue reading