Samstag, 26. September 2009

Who´s that Girl?

Imagine if you could go back ten years and meet your younger self - would you recognise her? What advice would you give?

* Wear sunscreen
* Back away from those PVC trousers
* DON`T give that idiot your phone number
* Lemon juice won´t bleach your hair- it just attracts wasps
He´s the one- don´t let him get away
For Charlotte Merryweather, there´s no need to imagine. She´s about to find out for real. With some surprising consequences...

"Who´s that girl" was my first book by Alexandra Potter and I can just say that I absolutely loved it! Therefore, of course, I want to tell you a little bit more about it.

The main character Charlotte Merryweather seems to be living the perfect live with a successful PR company, the perfect boyfriend, designer clothes and a lot more. One day she suddenly meets her younger self, 21-years-old Lottie and and after thinking about her "old" life, Charlotte decides that she wants to help the young girl. She doesn´t want her to make any mistakes, and as Charlotte thinks that she knows the answer to everything she just wants to help her and assist her in any possible situation. Of course, finally it turns out that the "old" and successful Charlotte can still learn something from her younger self, but I am not going to tell you what exactly that is! ;-)

So, in general I have to say that I love Alexandra Potter´s writing style. It is absolutely hilarious and also very fresh and simple. The book is just perfect for one or two afternoons of lying around somewhere and having a few proper laughs. The story itself was very refreshing and new on the one hand, but on the other hand, after reading a bit you could already guess what would happen next. So, that´s a bit of a minus, but I still love the book.

So if you are looking for something sweet and funny to read you should absolutely try "Who´s that girl". It is going to get 5/5 points, just because I loved it so much and especially the heroine Charlotte/ Lottie is so cute that I couldn´t get enough of her.

Freitag, 25. September 2009

The Countdown Challenge

So, actually I am still completely new to this whole blog stuff, but anyway I decided to take part in a book challenge! I just really like the idea and I wanna try if I can do it ;-)

The one I chose is called the Countdown Challenge

And here are the rules:

1. The goal of this challenge is to read the number of books first published in a given year that corresponds to the last digit of each year in the 2000s — 10 books from 2010, 9 books from 2009, 8 books from 2008, etc. The total number of books required, therefore, is 55.
2. This challenge lasts from 9/9/09 through 10/10/10.
3. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and your lists may change at any time.
4. Sign up using Mr. Linky.
5. Have fun reading!

And this will be my list of books:


- Who´s that Girl byAlexandra Potter
- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
- Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Remember me? by Sophie Kinsella
- One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell

- Learning to Swim by Cheryl Klam

- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
- A girl like moi by Lisa Barham


- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stief Larsson
- A long Way down by Nick Hornby
- I was a non-blonde cheerleader by Kieran Scott

- Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich


- The devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
- Tintenherz (Inkheart) by Cornelia Funke
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


- All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
- The Eyre Affaire by Jasper Fforde


Donnerstag, 24. September 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

(Just to let you know, I read this book in German, this is why I´ve used the German book cover here, and also the quote from the back of the cover is in German!)

Die Geschichte von Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama ist schwer zu beschreiben. Wer zu lesen beginnt, begibt sich auf eine Reise mit einem neunjährigen Jungen namens Bruno. (Und doch ist es kein Buch für Neunjährige.) Früher oder später kommt er mit Bruno an einen Zaun. Zäune wie dieser existieren auf der ganzen Welt.

The cover of the book (at least the German one, I don´t know about the English one...) does not tell you a lot about the content of the book. It just mentions a little boy named Bruno who comes to a fence and fences like that exist anywhere in the whole world. I think it is a good thing that in the beginning you don´t know more about the content which is why I am not going to tell you a lot about it either.

One thing I can tell you though is that the story takes place during the Holocaust. Jews are being sent to concentration camps and Nazi Germany is being led by Hitler. Still "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" is not like other books about World War II. It is completely different because you get to see everything from the view of a 9-years-old boy: Bruno.

Bruno is very naive and doesn´t understand what´s going on at all. And that´s what I like most about the book. A little child cannot understand what is happening and to be honest I think that nobody druing that time really could. Even the Nazis themselves were just blind and following Hitler without thinking. But ok if I continue talking about that now I would probably be writing for ages, because World War II and the Holocaust is something that always really concerned me.

One thing I have to mention though is that historical facts and dates and so on are not always correct, but after all that´s not really important for the books. No, because the story is more like a fable or a tale. And I think it is really important to keep that in mind while reading the book.

So after all I´m just going to say that this book belongs into every bookshelf and even though it may appear to be a book for children, especially adults should read it! And be aware, because not only John Boyne´s writing style is amazing, but also the turns in the story are breathtaking and above all shocking!!!

Now it´s really hard to decide how many points I´m going to give to this book.... But I would say it gets 5/5 (with a slight tendency to 4/5)

Dienstag, 22. September 2009


Welcome to my new blog "Dreamworld of a Bookaholic"!

This blog will be about one of my great passions: BOOKS

I am addicted to reading and whenever I walk past a bookshop I cannot resist. I have to go inside and buy books...
But do you know the feeling when you see a book, and the cover looks nice and you want to read it, but actually you don´t know anything about the content? Well... that´s why I started writing a blog--> I want to inform others about books I´ve read! Of course when I review a book it will always be my personal opinion about the book, and as everybody has a different taste you might not agree with me, so just keep that in mind ;-)

Also I read books in different languages (German, English, Italian and Spanish), so in my reviews I will always mention wich language I chose to read the book in, because it sometimes makes a really big difference whether you read something in the original language or not!

You can also always recommend books! If they appeal to me I will definitely review them!

And of course I´d love to get comments and to read about your opinions as well! So don´t hestitate!- Just start writing! ;-)

So, have fun reading my blog,


Kathi (the bookaholic)