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kanada, demenz, krieg, reise, meer

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Emma Hooper
Flexibler Einband: 272 Seiten
Erschienen bei Penguin UK, 29.01.2015
ISBN 9780241185865
Genre: Romane

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amerika, italien, freundschaft, new york, deutschland

Antonio im Wunderland

Jan Weiler , any.way , Cathrin Günther
Fester Einband: 384 Seiten
Erschienen bei ROWOHLT Taschenbuch, 01.04.2011
ISBN 9783499255700
Genre: Romane

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weihnachten, lustig, familie, humor

Berichte aus dem Christstollen

Jan Weiler , , ,
Fester Einband: 112 Seiten
Erschienen bei ROWOHLT Kindler, 01.11.2013
ISBN 9783463406541
Genre: Romane

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pubertät, humor, familie, erziehung, mädchen

Das Pubertier

Jan Weiler , , ,
Fester Einband: 128 Seiten
Erschienen bei ROWOHLT Kindler, 07.03.2014
ISBN 9783463406558
Genre: Humor

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Four: A Divergent Collection

Veronica Roth
E-Buch Text: 304 Seiten
Erschienen bei HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 08.07.2014
ISBN 9780007554065
Genre: Sonstiges

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Endgame - The Calling

James Frey
Fester Einband: 464 Seiten
Erschienen bei HarperCollins US, 01.10.2014
ISBN 9780062332585
Genre: Kinderbuch

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psychology, sign language, gesellschaftskritik, bookerprize.shortlist, umgang mit tieren

By Karen Joy Fowler - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler
Flexibler Einband
Erschienen bei Profile Books Ltd, 19.02.2014
ISBN 8601200700916
Genre: Sonstiges

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lebensliste, freunde, trauer, beru, suche

The Life List

Lori Nelson Spielman
Flexibler Einband: 352 Seiten
Erschienen bei Cornerstone, 01.08.2013
ISBN 9780099580157
Genre: Romane

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tod, trauer, contemporary, non-linea, verlust

The Shock of the Fall

Nathan Filer
Flexibler Einband: 320 Seiten
Erschienen bei HarperCollins UK, 13.02.2014
ISBN 9780007491452
Genre: Romane

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italien, bayern

Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht!

Jan Weiler
Flexibler Einband
Erschienen bei Ullstein Tb, 01.01.2012
ISBN B0045383W0
Genre: Romane

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mathemetik, jojo moyes, alleinerziehend, hund, one plus on

The One Plus One

Jojo Moyes
E-Buch Text: 528 Seiten
Erschienen bei Penguin, 27.02.2014
ISBN 9781405909068
Genre: Sonstiges

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bridget jones, bridget jone, tagebuch, london, liebesroman

Bridget Jones - Mad About the Boy

Helen Fielding
Flexibler Einband: 325 Seiten
Erschienen bei Jonathan Cape, 24.10.2013
ISBN 9780224098106
Genre: Liebesromane

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The Casual Vacancy

Joanne K. Rowling
Fester Einband: 480 Seiten
Erschienen bei Little Brown & Co, 27.09.2012
ISBN 9780316228534
Genre: Sonstiges

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lustig, kurzgeschichten, kurzgeschichte, humor

Mein neues Leben als Mensch

Jan Weiler , Larissa Bertonasco , ,
Flexibler Einband: 232 Seiten
Erschienen bei ROWOHLT Taschenbuch, 02.04.2013
ISBN 9783499258688
Genre: Romane

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We Are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas
Flexibler Einband
Erschienen bei Simon & Schuster US, 19.08.2014
ISBN 9781476777689
Genre: Romane

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(WARNING: spoilers included)

Eileen Leary who grew up in the postwar period as the only child of an alcoholic mother and a hard working father always dreamt about a luxury life. She wanted to own a house and earn enough money to set it up in loftiness. Once she met Ed her world seemed to change and she finally found her way out of her parents’ scanty lifestyle and started to construct her own.

Luckily both of them get the chance to work fulltime in good jobs and earn enough money to make a living and save for dark days. As Eileen gets pregnant and gives birth to a healthy lively boy, their life seems perfect. But still there’s something Eileen’s longing for. She starts getting annoyed by common things and does not seem to find satisfaction in her life.

Their marriage develops to a certain routine and they start fighting more often and distance from each other. Both try to find recovery in their jobs. After a while of non-stop working, Ed seems to change. He forgets important things and gets tired of his everyday life.  After being forced by Eileen to go see a doctor the diagnosis is clear: Alzheimer’s disease.

The family now has to stick together and find a way to cope with the disease.

In ‘We are not ourselves’ by Mathew Thomas you can find a story that is reflectable to your own.

Our nowadays lifestyle often seems to force us living a rushing life full of never ending desires. Advertising and media show us how different, better, our life could be with a certain product, in a different part of the world, the perfect body (define perfect) or with another partner. We are not allowed to be satisfied with the way things are, the way we create our life. For implementing those insignificant desires caused by brainwashing we have to work for hours until we come home collapsing on the couch and being too tired to find joy in an evening walk with our friends or a swim in the sea.

We often neglect our real longings buried deep inside of us by the weight of the media’s influence. We start to visit our families and friends only rarely even though we feel best in their company. We work for months to fulfill a material wish and once we have it we start to lose interest. Captured in our filled time schedule we rush through life and before you realize it you’ve aged ten years. We notice changings in the state of mind or health of our family too late, so that our time left with them is limited. Only then we realize that we have to change something, we have to take time to see people who are important to us, to make others happy and enjoy their company. When I meet friends, in the end of the evening there is a common sentence ‘We should do this more often!’. So why don’t we? Why can’t we just fight free from the influence of our surrounding , take some moments to listen to our bodies  and minds and do what really makes us happy?

This book, especially Eileen’s character, made me rethink my lifestyle. I often hated her for doing certain things, for being egoistic, for letting herself being influenced so easily and never seem to find satisfaction. But unfortunately I partly could find her thinking in my behavior. For almost three years now I’m working from 8 to 5, and I hated it from the first moment. I know that this is what we have to do, to become a part of society and to make a living. I know of the importance of a job. But I just don’t find myself being thankful for this opportunity. After closing time I find myself being too tired to go out for a run even though in the morning I told myself to do it and was excited. Even though I love cooking, on some days I can’t bring myself to do it and buy some crappy fast food instead, which definitely isn’t good for me. But still I do it. When I moved out from my parents’ I promised to call at least once a week. It sometimes seems to be a huge progress when I call twice a month. I see myself neglecting what’s really good for me and try to find comfort in material things which I earned for working hard. But in the end those things can’t make me happy.

From this book I learned that we should stop letting our lives pass by and keep our eyes open for actions that really make us and our beloved ones happy. We don’t need a lot of money for reaching that goal, as best things in life come for free. Shielding from the ever existing influence can be hard but to find satisfaction we have to try ‘cause right now We Are Not Ourselves!

 

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träume, jugendbuch, hörbuch, silber, fantasy

Silber - Das zweite Buch der Träume

Kerstin Gier , Simona Pahl
Audio CD
Erschienen bei Argon Sauerländer Audio ein Imprint von Argon Verlag, 26.06.2014
ISBN 9783839840603
Genre: Jugendbuch

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traumberuf, arbeit, aushilfe, studenten, studium

Nichts werden macht auch viel Arbeit

Anne Köhler , Katharina Bitzl
Flexibler Einband: 143 Seiten
Erschienen bei DuMont Buchverlag , 23.08.2010
ISBN 9783832195915
Genre: Romane

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seattle

Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

E L James
E-Buch Text: 594 Seiten
Erschienen bei Vintage, 17.01.2012
ISBN B007IXWL2C
Genre: Sonstiges

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In the 3rd and final book of the controversial bestselling trilogy, Ana and Christian are dealing with conventional problems in their new found marriage and scary threats by some mysterious criminal.

After the first two books predominantly dealt with hardcore sexual practices, this book shows way more character with a lot more real story being told.

It seems like a typical Cinderella’s tale became true for Anastasia Steele. After meeting Christian Grey, the wealthiest of all wealthy and finding out that his feelings for her are true and from invaluable worth, her life suddenly changes. After the wedding she moves in with Christian and spends a wonderful honeymoon with her husband. But as soon as they’re back home, old problems seem to have been waiting for their return. Anastasia is being threatened by her ex-boss; girls from former “relationships” of Christian try to destroy their peace and last but not least their apartment was broken into.

I started reading this series because everyone was talking about it as well as everyone was crucifying it. Let’s say I was curious.

I like the fact that you, the reader, get a pretty good insight in Christian’s past and the reason why he has become the man he now is. Even if he still tries to hide his worries from Ana she finds a way to deal with the peculiarities of her husband.

Even though he still is dominant and quite frightening Ana falls more and more in love with Christian and dares to defend and fight back.

All in all I think this book is a nice mixture of the erotic novel it shall be, a typical romance and part wise almost a criminalistics adventure book. I know that a lot of people couldn’t find much sympathy for this trilogy and the topic it mainly deals with. But for an in between novel I found these books quite readable and entertaining. Even though I didn’t have any problems with the author’s style I still can understand the critics. Sometimes the way those typical scenes are being told seems a bit washed out and stereotypical for those kind of novels. Nevertheless this book deserves 3 stars.

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tod, young adult, mobbing, familie, lauren oliver

Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
Flexibler Einband: 496 Seiten
Erschienen bei Harpercollins Childrens Books, 28.10.2011
ISBN 9780061726811
Genre: Kinderbuch

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hörbuch, familie, philosophie, mathematik, außerirdische

Ich und die Menschen

Matt Haig , Sophie Zeitz , Christoph Maria Herbst
Sonstiges Audio-Format
Erschienen bei Der Hörverlag, 31.03.2014
ISBN 9783844514032
Genre: Romane

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freundschaft, bücher, tod, judenverfolgung, familie

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
Flexibler Einband: 560 Seiten
Erschienen bei Transworld Publishers Ltd, 02.01.2014
ISBN 9780552779739
Genre: Romane

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death, developing countries, money, crime, corruption

Confessions of an Economic Hitman (Unabridged)

John Perkins
herunterladbare Audio-Datei
Erschienen bei audible.com
ISBN 978B0009JKV75
Genre: Sonstiges

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jette, merle, mord, flucht, luke

Der Sommerfänger

Monika Feth , Barbara Nüsse , Julia Nachtmann , Kai Schumann
Audio CD
Erschienen bei Jumbo, 28.04.2011
ISBN 9783833727405
Genre: Krimi und Thriller

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träume, london, jugendbuch, dämon, fantasy

Silber - Das erste Buch der Träume

Kerstin Gier , Anna Carlsson
Audio CD
Erschienen bei Argon Sauerländer Audio ein Imprint von Argon Verlag, 20.06.2013
ISBN 9783839840504
Genre: Jugendbuch

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rabbi, faith, god, eulogy, albom

by Mitch Albom Have a Little Faith, A True Story

Mitch Albom
Fester Einband: 267 Seiten
Erschienen bei RSphere, 01.01.2009
ISBN B002YE05X2
Genre: Sachbücher

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Mitch Albom who has never really been deeply into religious faith gets the unexpected request from a reb to write his eulogy.

Struggling with himself he doesn’t think he’s the right one for the job. He doesn’t even really know this man. But after a long time of deep thoughts and getting to know each other Mitch is fascinated by the reb and finds access to religion and faith. It’s even more…the men become true friends.

But sooner or later the inevitable has to happen -

the reason for Mitch to write the eulogy…

On his journey through the unexplored field of faith Mitch also meets Henry. A once criminal, drug abusive man who more than once fell deeply into the abyss of scum but always found his way back to life after finding hope in his prayers to god. Finally gaining back his senses Henry founds the ‘I am my brother’s keeper’ church and begins to take care of people who spend their lives in the same fucked up bubble that he lived in for years. But nevertheless there is a punishment for each and every sin.

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I wanna be honest with you! I have never really been into religion and I also never go to church or send prayers to the almighty watching over us. But I cannot assert that I do not have any faith at all. I mean, seriously, there is a point some things can no longer be declared by science and mankind is not able to understand those happenings. In those times I start to doubt that we are alone and haven’t sprung from the amniotic sac of our maker. But on the other hand there is so much cruelty in this world and it’s still getting worse because of our breed. Why would the most powerful being create a race that harmful for this beautiful planet?

BUT what this book taught me is that you do not have to be afraid of anything when there is something in your life you truly believe in, you always can hold onto and each and every time you find comfort in. The reb in this book might sometimes seem, let’s say, a bit awkward because of his strong and somehow unfounded faith but he has never been afraid, even in his darkest hours. This reassurance he spread in his church and helped many people through times of despair. This selflessness is what made me like and marvel at him.

The story of Henry, god’s fallen child, and his reincarnation is probably the best part of the book. And it proves again: if you honestly regret your sins and there’s no greater wish than making amends you deserve and presumably get a second chance.

Of course the book had to end quite sad, I mean it’s about an eulogy, and perhaps, yeah maybe I cried just a tiny little tear… or a waterfall, but that is what makes the book so special and what I really loved about it. At the same time this story gives you hope and teaches you about real faith but still doesn’t lose the harsh side life comes with.

Once again I am overwhelmed and deeply in love with Mitch Albom’s emotional writing style and the quintessence I took from this book.

5 stars - Huge recommendation!

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