Typical British Summer: Rainy Days

Rainy Days: Read a book (or a few)

When the weather fails you, and you’re by yourself: pick up a few books, read and binge  watch Netflix shows, movies and youtube videos.

The Agricola and The GermaniaThe Agricola and The Germania by Tacitus

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I saw this in a second hand book shop, I was immediately interested in it. The introduction itself is lengthy and interesting. Having lived in Germany and England, and having a huge interest in historic aspects of both countries, this was an absolutely amazing find and an amazing read.

Britain and Germany are always compared to “contemporary Rome”, which allowed me to learn a bit more about historic Rome, as well. The character of Tacitus, despite the text having been translated into modern English, still comes through -for me anyway. The introduction does say, that there had been huge difficulties in translating his texts, since his personality is very dominant in his writing. Personally, I think they did as well as they could, without knowing the original texts, sources, etc.

Purely because of his personality, and the way the book is written, I’d recommend this book to a lot of people. For the writing alone is worth picking up this book. And it’s very short, but manages to convey quite a decent amount of information.

This book not only talks about the differing warfare of Britain and Germany, but also different germanic tribes and characteristics. I’m personally not one to enjoy reading much about warfare or anything like that, but I found it still very interesting.

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City Pink Nights

John Herbert

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Slow Week

Honestly, this is the third day in a row I tried to be productive and write a post.
I tried to read three books this month, to make up for missing out on march. However I struggled with that a lot, so To the Lighthouse is pretty much the only book I actually read in April so far.

Tonight, I feel quite positive about things weirdly. Evenings are usually the toughest times. But I guess, with group therapy earlier today, I got the peak anxiety and depressive mood out early.

Book Review

To the LighthouseTo the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first thing I loved about this book, and particularly this edition, was its cover. The cover is what immediately drew me to this book and basically the reason I got it. Usually, I don’t go by the cover. I just go by the blurb on the back, what I know about the book, etc. But for some reason, this cover alone convinced me that it was a good idea to buy it. So I did, and I read it. I found the writing quite poetic, which made me love it even more. All in all a quite amazing read.

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New York City
Jörg Sc
Dutch architecture, Zaandam
Reinier Snijders

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