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Dragonsong (Paperback, 1977, Spectra Bantam) 4 stars

Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the …

Dragsonsong by Anne McCaffrey

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Dragonriders of Pern for a young adult audience...

short plot description: Menolly, the young daughter of the Master of Half-Circle Seahold on Pern, is unhappy in her life. She is assisting Petiron, the Harper of the hold educating the children and entertaining and discovers her gift for music. Unfortunately on Pern only men can be Harpers, so after Petiron's death she is forbidden to make music anymore. She decides to leave the hold and her adventures on Pern begin...

my thoughts: I'm reading the "Dragonriders of Pern" series in the published order, this was the third published novel and takes place shortly after the events of the first two novels. Different to the first two novels this was written for a younger audience and proved very successful. That said in my view it's typically for that genre, a young teenager, misunderstood by family and almost everyone has to undergo hardship …

Einführung in den Buddhismus (Hardcover, 2007, Verlag der Weltreligionen) 3 stars

"Einführung in den Buddhismus", Michael von Brück

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Keine populär-wissenschaftliche Einführung, daher recht trocken mit vielen Fußnoten und einer umfangreichen Bibliographie.

Betrachtet wird der Buddhismus in seiner historischen Entwicklung durch die Jahrhunderte bis in die Neuzeit und seiner Veränderungen im Laufe der Zeit in verschiedenen Ländern.

Dancing Girls and Other Stories (Paperback, 1993, Bantam) 3 stars

14 glimpses into ordinary lifes...

short plot description: there is no overarching plot to these stories and only one story might be considerer science fiction. We accompany several people for a short time during the course of their lifes.

my thoughts: generally I liked all the stories, Atwood has been one of my favourite novelists for some time, though this is the first time I read her short stories. Only thing bothering me was that some stories ended rather abrupt.

my advice: for everyone liking well crafted prose about normal people