Book of the Week #30

The Thief Lord,

by Cornelia Funke

“Children are like caterpillars and adults are like butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar.”

As a kid, I often observed a few friends, and their peculiar attempts to act far beyond their actual age. At a time when I wanted to talk about my favourite Pokemon, they wanted to talk about their favourite stocks… Yeah, this was like ten years back.

And now, the same happens in the book clubs I recently joined. People want to discuss Dostovsky and Kafka and Voltaire, but I just cannot move past these genres that I do love.

And anyway, who cannot find gold in a gold mine? Most miners would tell you that it is actually quite drudgous work. Plus, you wouldn’t get to keep it. Finding it in an obscure riverbed is the real deal. Continue reading Book of the Week #30

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Book of the Week #9:

Inkheart,

by Cornelia Funke

Translated from the German by Anthea Bell

“Books have to be heavy because the whole worlds inside them.”

This single sentence does tell you a lot, does it not?

To all men and women who truly love books, this series would definitely make a lot of sense. After all, which one of us would not love to see their favourite characters come to life…

However, when you do come face to face with them, would you really love them as much as you would have expected? That is what this book explores… Continue reading Book of the Week #9: