Uta’s Books and Diary from January 19, 2021

I like this picture of Millie, my son’s dog! 🙂

Uta’s Diary auntyutaBooksDiaryLife in AustraliaOld Age  January 19, 2021 


These are the trees I like to visit nearly every day!

Yesterday I looked at a lot of Peter’s books and also at some of my books. I wanted to make a decision, which books I definitly wanted to keep, just to keep, and then which books I also wanted to read. I came up with a plan! So, my plan is to aim at reading two books every week, meaning over the year I should be able to read about 100 books!

Hopefully I’ll be able to read about 100 books every year that I am still alive!

Recently I already read ‘HOLY SMOKE’: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-7868-6349-5

I do like stories where there is a lot of dialogue to read, especially when it comes to a more meaningful dialogue. There is quite a bit of it in ‘HOLY SMOKE’. The book I just started today, seems also to be full of very meaningful dialogue. It is a historical novel. I am very much looking forward to reading it. It is written in German by Renate Feyl and called ‘Aussicht auf bleibende Helle’.

Here in German what it says about this book:


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BIOGRAPHIESSophie Charlotte Königin in Preußen

Sophie Charlotte Königin in Preußen

Sophia Charlotte Queen of Prussia

born on October 30, 1668 in Iburg near Osnabrück
died on February 1, 1705 in Hannover
300th anniversary of her death on February 1, 2005

BiographyLiterature & Sources


She was left with little time to pursue her diverse interests. Sophia Charlotte died of pneumonia in Hannover on February 1, 1705 at the age of only 36. She had originally planned to celebrate Carnival with her family there. She calmly explained to the priest who had been called that she did not need him—she was prepared for death.

Sophia’s mother, Sophia of the Palatinate and later Electress of Hannover, had great things planned for her only girl. A beautiful, well-educated daughter was a trump on the European marriage market. In line with the spirit of high baroque ideals, the little princess was taught bienséance (propriety), contenance…

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6 thoughts on “Uta’s Books and Diary from January 19, 2021

  1. I am also in a quandary with regard to books – I have a full wall of bookshelves in my bedroom, and many more books languishing unread in my basement. VERY hard to part with my old friends, though I know I haven’ read some of them for 30 years or more! But I shall have to tackle that task soon.

    1. Good luck with this task, Catt. I agree, our books are like old friends. So, it is indeed very hard to part with them.
      Thinking of you. Hope, you are well.
      HUGS, Uta ❤

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