Every year I stumble across one book that leaves a deep impression, that moves me, and that stays with me for days, weeks, and sometimes even months. I already know that The Jungle will be that book for me in 2017.Read More
Fighting Attraction will hit shelves on April 4, and I absolutely encourage you to give this author a read, especially because of her great writing style and the convincing narrative voice.Read More
I’m usually hesitant to review erotic romance books. However, with this book, I’ll go ahead and do it anyway, because as a science-fiction and erotic romance fan (which is still a somewhat rare combination) I couldn’t resist a book that was both.Read More
With the new movie on the verge of hitting theaters, now is a good time to sum up my Fifty Shades of Grey experience. I’ll be comparing James’ work to the actual lifestyle, and (in the end) give recommendations for works of other authors.Read More
Born A Crime is the new (and first) book by Trevor Noah in which he tells about his childhood growing up as a mixed child in South Africa during apartheid.
This isn’t a story of the American “from rags to riches” dream. This is a story about how comedy, resiliance and creativity can get you through even the worst hardships in life.Read More
When The X-Files revival was announced over a year ago, I was thrilled yet worried at the same time. Up to this day, “The X-Files” is one of the few shows I frequently rewatch. The final episode “The Truth” was to me one of the best final episodes in television history.
Did the new season of The X-Files live up to my expectations?Read More
A while ago, somebody encouraged me to practice writing more autobiographically to improve the depth of my writing in general. This is what came out of it, but at the time I filed it away. Today I found it again in my writings folder, and I liked it enough to be comfortable publishing it. So enjoy.Read More
Linguistic research has come a long way during the past 50 years, and many methods still applied in classrooms are outdated.
So let’s debunk a couple of myths and address a few unexpected problems that arise with second language learning.Read More
After the blockbuster screening of the first two films, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons,’ here comes the third installment of Dan Brown’s best-selling novel to be released in theaters in October. ‘Inferno’ will again feature Tom Hanks and his quest to uncover the truth. The film was shot in Venice and Budapest last year and it is slated for release in 3D (IMAX) and 2D formats on October 28.Read More
Shortly before her 18th birthday, Hyeon-seo Lee leaves her mother’s house and crosses the border between North Korea and China to visit her Chinese aunt and uncle for a couple of days.
She never intended to escape North Korea. But things go wrong. Her family is put under surveillance as she’s suspected to have defected to China. Returning would mean interrogation, and most likely imprisonment not only for her, but her entire family. Thus she begins a life as an illegal immigrant in China.Read More
This article explores the legal reality of the relationship between fanfiction and copyright, based on law professor Aaron Schwabach’s work “Fan Fiction and Copyright”.
Although all information in this article has been gathered with the utmost care, I am not a lawyer, therefore you shouldn’t take this article as legal advice for a specific case!Read More
It’s Valentine’s Day again—the day to celebrate your love, go out on a date or just indulge in romantic dreams. What better day than today to snuggle up on your couch with your loved one, spouse or alone?
This blogpost introduces two anime romance dramas, “The Garden of Words” and “5 Centimeters per Second”, to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day.Read More
The Lovely Bones is the story of Susie Salmon, who gets raped and murdered when she’s 14 years old. From her heaven, she watches her family and friends on Earth cope with the tragedy. But she also keeps watching the man who murdered her, always hoping that someday her family and friends might uncover the truth about what happened to her.Read More
It’s been a while since I wrote the last blogpost in this category, mainly because I wasn’t as active searching around Youtube anymore. (It takes a lot of time. ;) ) And even though I stzill don’t do that the...Read More
Image: Creative Commons – deviantart.com: Halli Well Are you also a fan of the Tomb Raider...Read More
A few months ago, I asked myself the question why we never got any Stargate SG-1 barbie dolls. I...Read More