25 juli 2011

In my mailbox (18): German edition

 In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren. 
There will be no links whatsoever this week.

Since I arrived home late yesterday, I did not have the time nor energy to do an IMM, so this week's will be a late one, but nonetheless an In My Mailbox. A German edition, since the honeymoon was spent in Germany, save a few hours in Salzburg, Austria.



Der Mann, der lächelte by Henning Mankell
Die Rückkehr des Tanzlehrers by Henning Mankell

I visited my host family, where I lived for three weeks eight years ago as part of an exchange program, and they were kind enough to give me some crime novels in German. In fact, the author Henning Mankell is Swedish but he's very popular in Germany, as are many Scandinavian crime authors. Even though he is Swedish, I have never read any of his novels but it will be interesting to do so in German.



In Wahrheit wird viel mehr gelogen by Kerstin Gier
Über den grünen Klee geküsst by Jana Seidel

I don't know what it is with German books for women but they almost always are very pink. German women (or perhaps publishers..?) must really love the color. I have read one novel by Kerstin Gier before and I really like it so why not try another one. I'm not familiar with Jana Seidel, but the story seems sweet enough and neither the plot or the language too complicated.


 Bayerns Märchenschlösser für Kinder by Sylvia Riedmayer
A bookmark featuring Schloss Neuschwanstein

Ever since I visited Schloss Neuschwanstein (the beautiful castle on the bookmark) in 2003, I've been mildly obsessed with this beautiful and romantic fairytale castle and the man who bought it, romantic albeit somewhat crazy king Ludwig II of Bavaria. A man living in a fairytale world of this own creating remarkable and beautiful castles. I think for a while I almost had a little crush on him, although him being crazy and well... most importantly dead for a rather long time. This is just the right book to entertain this crush and the love of his castles.

2 kommentarer:

  1. +JMJ+

    I wish I could read books in a foreign language. I'm competent enough in Latin, but it doesn't really count, does it? =P

    Your trip sounds wonderful. And how great is it that you get to extend the experience by bringing books home with you? =)

  2. You have a nice list of books in your mailbox this week. I cannot read German but the covers looks nice :o)
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous


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