Reading Year

My 2016 Reading Year in Review

Happy New Year 2017!! Yay we survived 2016, I am grateful for all the things I got to experience, the people I got to meet and the wonderful books I got to read! But here’s to all the beautiful books I will read in 2017! I plan to read 50 books this year and hopefully I’ll succeed. In 2016, I’ve read much more books than I did in 2015 and I’m really happy about it! So I guess 2016 wasn’t completely bad!


READING STATS:

Read: 49 books – 16,200 pages

Shortest Book: Oedipe-Roi by Sophocle – 80 pages

Longest Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling

Average Length: 345 pages

My Average Rating for 2016: 4,1/5 stars


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Book Review

The Precious Stone Trilogy by Kerstin Gier – Book Review

Hello everyone!

This is the little story of how I came across the series:

Fun fact, my twin sister and I are born in Germany but now we live in France, and my sister’s name is Kerstin, now this name is not common in the world but it is in Germany where the author, Kerstin Gier comes from; consequently my sister and the author share the same name¬†how cool is that?! So my said-sister picked up the books in 2014 and really enjoyed them! Two movies adaptation were made from the two first books¬† and my sister enjoyed them so much that she shared them with me! And I fell in love with the movies. Accordingly, since the third and last movie comes out this year, I decided to read all of the books before the movie release.

8835379 Synopsis: The story is about Gwendolyn Sheperd who unexpectedly inherits the time traveling gene, instead of her cousin Charlotte, and Gideon de Villiers the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through the male line. Together, Gwendolyn and Gideon, unravel secrets from the past and present.

Originally published in: (whole series) 2009-2010

Read: (All three books) during May and June 2016

My review: 4/5 stars (for the three books, even though the third one is my favorite).

Thoughts about the plot: This was my first time reading about time travelling and I am pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed learning about the past and as Mrs Rossiny would say: it’s all about authenticity. One of my favortie thing about the books were the quotes, or various documents related to the story before each chapter. It enriched the books.I laughed at loud MANY TIMES and I have not been bored one second. I even thought that the first book was too short.

I really enjoyed Kerstin Gier’s writing, it was absorbing and captivating and I thought it ended well too soon. I deeply cherish these books and I wish more people had read them.

“-Bereit?

– Bereit wenn du es bist.”

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