Dienstag, 3. Januar 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays - Ten books I am excited to read in 2012

This is part of a meme hosted by THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH

So - which ten books am I excited to read this year?

Well.. Maybe not excited - but I am for sure looking forward to read them:

1. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett (2009)

~ love the colours of this cover.. ~

2. MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY by Winifred Watson (1938)

~ I love the Italian cover.. ~

3. LADY SINGS THE BLUES by Billie Holiday (1956)

~ This is such a great cover.. love this handwriting style.. ~

4. THE WINTER OF HER DISCONTENT by Kathryn Miller Haines (2008)

~ even the cover is a mystery.. ~

5. DIANA DORS : HURRICANE IN MINK by David Bret (2010)

~ wonderful, glamourous cover.. ~

6. ANATOMY OF A MURDER by Robert Traver (1958)

7. MOULIN ROUGE by Pierre La Mure (1950)

~ yay for vintage cover!! ~

8. FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters (2002)

9. ROSEMARIE NITRIBITT : AUTOPSIE EINES DEUTSCHEN SKANDALS (= which you could translate into "Autopsy of a German scandal") by Christian Steiger (2007) - A non-fiction book about a German callgirl who was murdered in 1957

~ pretty daring Miss Nitribitt, hm? ~


~ I like this cover.. It's kind of retro.. ~

So - any books you're looking forward to read?

Thank you for reading (at all and especially this blog..)



Montag, 2. Januar 2012

It's Monday - What are you reading?

This is part of a Meme hosted by BOOK JOURNEY.

This month is right now filled with books - though I planned to have a slow start.. 

With my Goodreads-Reading group I am reading:

THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)

With one of my friends I will soon start to read 

WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys (1966) 

- I am pretty excited to find out all about Mr. Rochester before he met Jane Eyre and even more to find out about the first Mrs. Rochester.. I already know the BBC film with Rafe Spall - but still.. A book might telling me more.. they usually do..

I am also reading - because he is our guest star of the month at the new film blog I am doing together with one of my best friends Monty Hawes LET THE SHOW BEGIN

BOGART by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax (1998).

So - have a great start into the New Year - and read lots and lots of wonderful books!



Sonntag, 1. Januar 2012

Is it just me? - or: What happened to the books I resolved to read in 2011?

Some long, long - loooooong - time ago in January 2011 (gee.. we were so young and carefree back then..) I participated in the TOP TEN TUESDAY MEME - and resolved 10 books to read in 2011.. 

Of those ten titles I actually read 

ASH by Malinda Lo (2010) which was okay.

IT SEEMED IMPORTANT AT THAT TIME : A ROMANCE MEMOIR by Gloria Vanderbilt (2004) which underwhelmed me..

The German Edition of Vita Sackville-West's Gardening Columns - which made 3 books in the whole. Small books to be honest..

THE WAR AGAINST MISS WINTER by Kathryn Miller Haines (2007) - which I enjoyed very much..

MANSFIELD PARK by Jane Austen (1814)- which I loved. Well - JANE AUSTEN!!! What shall I say..

Two of them I began to read - but didn't finish them:

THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS by Eva Rice (2004) - and I can't even remember why I ceased reading - because I liked the book (as far as I read it..)

MY WICKED, WICKED WAYS by Errol Flynn (1959) - which I enjoy that much that I'd like to read it forever.. so I just read a bit and put it away - and then read again a little bit later.. 

A few books from that list are still on my To Read Pile - but they don't have to be finished this year:


PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS by Michelle Zink (2009)

So - did you count? Well - if you did you now know that there is one book left - one book I want to read this year for sure:

ANATOMY OF A MURDER by  Robert Traver (1958) - and: yes - I also want to write a review about the film then.. 

Did you read all the books you want to read in 2011?? 

Anyway: I hope this year will be for all of us just marvellous!