I live on the outskirts of Nuremberg, and I love walking with my dog in the forest, which starts just across the road.
My greatest passions are the English language, writing, reading, and my aquariums.
I also love photographing, digital painting and creating digital art, crocheting, singing, travelling, learning languages, watching documentaries, etc.
In short, I love being creative and I'm interested in a vast variety of subjects.
Some of my photos and digital paintings can be viewed here:
on Feb. 15, 2015 :
Except for the $.99 a section, I am loving the story between Ulrike and Carmen. They are two very different women, each with their own set of insecurities and powers. There are even distinct language and culture differences. But that makes for a better story, I think.
This is for section three. It's call book three, but I don't think any of these sections can be called a book. Long chapters, maybe.
Trauma is the title and trauma is what it is about. I found this section to be quite truthful in that poor Carmen does have some problems with PTSD/anxiety and depression going on. I think the author did a great job pulling the reader into how that feels from the inside of the person experiencing the mental anguish and what it looks like to those who love her. I don't think I have seen it all so well done!
So far, what I really like in this series of episodes is how well defined each of the main individuals relationships with others is and how the whole group of people grow through their experiences. Great job, Sophia DeLuna!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on April 17, 2014 :
Another wonderful instalment in this delightful tale.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Dec. 14, 2013 :
I have read the entire Taxi series thus far, including Timing, and I am very delighted by these characters, and the setting in particular. 1990's Berlin! How interesting to a oblivious American like myself! I like the way the author has used these short novels to engage the reader in the ongoing lives of Urlike and Carmen, an unlikely couple who struggle with cultural differences and also with the social stigmas of that era. I am curious to find out where the two of them find themselves next and am looking forward to the next installment.
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
on Nov. 04, 2013 :
I love this installment. From the recognition of my own early domestic habits as a young adult, (thanks for the giggle), to the insightful turns at the kind of revealing, sibling dynamic that is all the more astounding for its insightful depth, when considering the author is an only child. Well done, Sophia!
The second half, (which leads to a nicely set-up segue into the next book), nicely draws the separate paths of the two siblings right up to the front door-step, literally and emotionally, of the causes and effects of the entire, humanly flawed family unit.
This one hits its mark.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)