So you´re wondering who I am? My name is Bina, I´m a twenty-something grad student living in Germany.

I´ve been blogging for a couple of years now but decided to make a seperate blog about books as most of my posts were about reading.

I read widely and I’m trying to read more diversely as well: Fiction, non-fiction, academic as well as speculative genres and sequential art. I’m happiest following the tales of awesome feminist women of color.

Some of my favorite authors: Nnedi Okorafor, Daniel José Older, Banana Yoshimoto, bell hooks, Jasper Fforde, Noelle Stevenson, Attica Locke, Roald Dahl,  Astrid Lindgren, Arundhati Roy, N.K. Jemisin, Xiaolu Guo, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Agatha Christie, Octavia Butler etc.

Some of my favorite books: Ronja Robber´s Daughter,  Binti, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Lumberjanes, The Cutting Season, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Cards on the Table, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Princeless, The Inheritance Trilogy

You can contact me here: ifyoucanreadthis at hotmail dot com

Oh, and I love comments! 🙂

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13 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Bina!

    I saw your link on Mrs Q’s Bookn Addict and I had to click your blog. I love the blog name and was curious to see what books you had on your review list. I’ve been eyeing Alan Bradley’s The Weed The Strings The Hangman’s Bag for some time and now I have to buy it after reading your review. I will definitively buy this serie since I’ve heard these positive accolades.

    Love Roald Dahl, you have to get his “The Collected of Short Stories of Roald Dahl”. All the stories have a great twist and dark themes for readers who aren’t aware of his adult humour. Loved it!

    Will drop by again to see your upcoming reviews

    PK Reeves

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! 🙂 Glad I could convince you to read The Weed The Strings The Hangman’s Bag, have you read the first book? I think it´s best to read them in order.

      I adore Dahl´s dark and twisty stories. I´ve read Kiss, Kiss and the follow-up, I need to look up the book you mentioned, I´d love to read more stories like that! Quite fun that the children´s books come from the same mind, although the children´s classics are pretty twisty as well 😀

      My next review will probably be The Lace Reader, which I´m enjoying more than I thought I would.

  2. Banana Yoshimoto, Stewart O´Nan, Jasper fforde, Charlotte Bronte, Roald Dahl, Kazuo Ishiguro, Lemony Snicket, Astrid Lindgren, Dorothy Parker, Xiaolu Guo, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Agatha Christie etc.A fantastic list of writers, where in Germany are you based as it’s a country I love, having worked there on & off in the early 90s.

  3. Hi Bina,

    I am so glad to have discovered your blog. 🙂

    I read a couple of blogs and thoroughly loved them. Looking forward to reading more. 🙂

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