MissWatson's BFBs in 2021


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MissWatson's BFBs in 2021

jan 5, 2021, 12:41 pm

I'm glad to be back and I hope to read more big books than last year, but won't commit to a firm number. Happy reading all!

jan 5, 2021, 12:55 pm

Hi Birgit, welcome back to this group too.

jan 6, 2021, 5:35 pm

Hi Birgit, welcome to the group again my dear.

feb 3, 2021, 6:07 am

The first BFB of the year is Maria Christina : Tagebuch einer Tochter, a fictional diary of Maria Theresia's favourite daughter and tells her romance with Price Albert of Saxony. Unlike her siblings, she was allowed to marry for love.

feb 19, 2021, 3:05 am

The second BFB is Orley Farm. Not my favourite Trollope, most of the characters didn't seem like real people.

maj 17, 2021, 2:37 am

The third BFB is Drei Kameraden. Last of a trilogy about the First World War, this time three veterans run a car workshop together and try to make ends meet. It's the late twenties, the economy is getting worse, and the politics becoming more bloody. The youngest meets a girl who dies of tuberculosis.

jun 29, 2021, 2:33 am

The fourth BFB is Les deux régentes, a non-fiction book about two French queens who ruled during their sons' minority: Marie de Médicis and Anne d'Autriche.

jul 2, 2021, 2:55 am

The fifth BFB is an omnibus edition containing the first three novels of the Alatriste series: Alatriste.

jul 10, 2021, 10:56 am

The sixth BFB is a collection of pieces that Joseph Roth had published in the "Prager Tagblatt" between 1917 and 1937: Heimweh nach Prag.
It's not a book you can read in one go, the topics of the various pieces are heterogeneous and often bleak, given the times they report.

aug 2, 2021, 2:35 am

The seventh BFB is 1794, a historical Scandinavian noir of unrelenting bleakness. You need a really strong stomach for this, and the worst thing is that it is open-ended. The third book will be published in January 2022, and I don't know yet if I really want to know how this misery ends. It probably will just go on...

aug 2, 2021, 4:15 am

That sounds terrible!

aug 3, 2021, 2:32 am

It is a very, very dark story, and the people are dirt poor, literally, there's mud and dirt and vermin everywhere. And the evildoers are truly evil.

aug 3, 2021, 4:06 am