Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I have bookshelves full of nothing to read ...

University starts again in October. So right now, I am on a break and would have enough time to read and relax. I also have enough new books to read but they do not appeal to me.  
Did you ever experience this?

Last week I found a blog post at a German blog I am reading, where the author writes that she has the same problem. She would love to read but cannot pull herself together and start a new book or continue with the book she is now reading.

I was so happy when I read this because I felt the same. After I came back from London I was so enthusiastic. I bought many new books which all sounded so interesting. I had a crime novel and Tina Fey’s biography to finish back at home and after I did so I couldn’t get myself together. I was absolutely unable to find a new book. I started some but I always put them back on the shelf after about 10 pages because they didn’t feel right. It was so strange.

But yesterday everything changed. I was so relieved. In the morning our postman brought my Amazon order. I bought Kerstin Gier’s book “Rubinrot – Liebe gehtdurch alle Zeiten”, which could roughly be translated “Ruby red – Love follows you through time”. Kerstin Gier is a German author who is widely known for her chick-lit books. But some years ago she started writing young adult books which are known as the “Gemstone Trilogy”. Unfortunately they can only be purchased in German right now. 

So, back to my story: I get my package shortly before I had to leave for work. I never leave the house without a book and because I read so many good reviews about this particular book I put it in my bag and went to work. I started it on my tube ride to work and was immediately blown away. It tells the story of Gwendolyn, a young British girl and her life. The only problem is that there runs a time travelers gen within her family and everyone thinks that her cousin is the one who inherited this gen. So she was brought up learning all the important stuff about time travelling and what to do or not to do when time travelling and all the information was kept secret in front if the family. But somehow something was miscalculated and Gwendolyn inherited this gen and starts to time travel without any knowledge of what to do or not to do in the past.

I haven’t read to much till now because yesterday was a pretty hectic day and I only had time to read on my tube ride to and from work and my tram ride from a friends surprise farewell party (which went really well by the way) but I am eager to start reading on my way to work today. I really want to know what will happen with Gwen and her family, especially when they find out that she inherited the gen and not her precious cousin.

So, I will now pack my bag and head to work!

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