Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi

I don’t think there has ever been a book that touched me as much as Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi did. Most people probably know de Rossi as an Australian born actress who played parts in Ally McBeal, Arrested Development and more recently Scandal. Personally, I have only seen Arrested Development, although Ally McBeal has been on my to-watch-list forever. Mostly, I know de Rossi as talk show host Ellen DeGeneres’ wife. That is also where I became aware of Unbearable Lightness and de Rossi’s eating disorder for the first time. Continue reading “Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi”

Favourite book series

I do love a good book series, I always have. Returning to favourite characters or worlds is something truly magical. So without further ado, here are my five favourite book series.
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Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella’s newest book Surprise Me did just that. It surprised me. (Sorry, for the bad play on words, but I had to.) Whenever I thought I knew what direction the book would take next, it went somewhere else. And I loved it. Continue reading “Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella”

The Light Behind The Window by Lucinda Riley

About five years ago I read The Light Behind The Window (The Lavender Garden) for the first time. The minute I saw the cover in a magazine of an Austrian retail chain that sells books, stationary and electronics, I fell in love with it. So, of course, I had to buy it. It was the first time I had heard of Lucinda Riley and I immediately fell in love with her writing. I wasn’t even half way through the book when I had to buy Das Orchideen Haus (Hothouse Flower/The Orchid House) as well. Thus began my love for Lucinda Riley. Continue reading “The Light Behind The Window by Lucinda Riley”