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Aoife

Witty Little Knitter

I read fantasy, crime, true crime, lgbt-romance and books written by my favourite comedians. List not necessarily complete.
Sometimes I write for Bibliodaze

Currently reading

Stephen and Matilda
Jim Bradbury
Progress: 52/262 pages
Krieg und Frieden
Michael Grusemann, Leo Tolstoy
Progress: 579/1024 pages

Bookish Q &A

 

Found here

 

  1. What is your favorite childhood book?

 

Good question. I was big into all sorts of teen detectives. It started with Famous Fiveand sort of spiraled from there, but there was never one book out of those I loved more than the other.

However, I still own this and occasionally leaf through it for nostalgic reasons:

 

I actually just had to google Leonie Löwenherz because all I remember is that she was a character from a TV-show. I now know that she was on the German version of Sesame Street and eventually got a spin off that was a bit like Alf.

I do not remember any of this. I don't even think I watched the series regularly. But I really liked this book which gave you information about animals in a child-friendly yet not condescending way.

 

 

  1. E-books or printed books?

 

I couldn't life without my e-reader anymore, but I am still at a point where I need some books as physical copy.

 

  1. What is your favorite place to read?

My bed or the living-room

 

 

  1. Is there any genre you would never read?

Horror. I'm a whimp.

 

  1. What’s your review rating system?

 

5 Stars = incoherent flailing

4.5/4 Stars = coherent flailing with a but

3.5/3 Stars = Not bad. If first in a series I might still pick up the next installment but if that isn't better I'll probably drop it

2.5 Stars = If somebody I know well enough swears on his grandmother's grave that the series picks up after that book I might consider giving it a try

2/1.5 Stars = I felt bored and/or vaguely offended (I don't think I give 1.5 often tbh)

1 Star = I felt very bored or more likely very offended (or both)

 

 

  1. What is your favorite fictional character?

 

And Peter Grant.

And Angua von Überwald.

And Mara Lorbeer.

And Dejan Sirco.

And Samweis Gamdschie.

And Bob Andrews.

 

Oh...we were supposed to pick one?

 

  1. What was the best film adaption of a book?

 

I really loved the adaption of Mara und der Feuerbringer as I will never ever tire of telling anybody who wants to listen (or...well also those who don't want to listen). I also enjoyed the first episodes of the Inspector Lynley mysteries, especially considering the length of the books.

 

 

  1. How do you chose the next book to read?

 

Whatever strikes my fancy. If my review-copies are starting to pile up I will pick one of those.

 

  1. Top 3 authors?

 

You saw how that one favourite character went? This would probably go the same way.

 

  1. Is there any book release you are particularly looking forward to?