Olivia Smith... and her BookWorld

Reading is something you can learn, love or just enjoy.

To me, reading is my passion.

I travel through words and stories, live in the past of great centuries, get disturbed by characters who need my attention and fall in love adventures I wish I had.


This is my world of BookLikes






Ich liebe das Lesen. Ich finde es immer so toll, in Welten einzutauchen, die man nicht kennt, die man entdecken möchte. Dieses Gefühl in etwas vertieft zu sein oder das Gefühl nicht mehr aus dieser Welt hinauszugehen. 

Mit einem guten Buch ist man nie allein *.*

Fight. Love. Hope. Dream.

Les Misérables / Die Elenden - Victor Hugo

When I first heard of Les Misérables I watched the latest movie in cinema including stars like Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe and Anne Hathaway (...), and I loved the story, the music and the characters! It was a fantastic experience to go through this century with so much suffering, but also hopeless dreams and the ambition of a free France!


The story:


Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. A compelling and compassionate view of the victims of early nineteenth-century French societyLes Misérables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830.




Of course, the book is always better than the movie. And I really liked the book. It was exciting and I couldn't stop reading. At the beginning you have to have some patience, because to me, it was a bit boring. But after the actual story, with Jean Valjean came, I couldn't leave the book and its story.

Victor Hugo wrote this book with titles above every new chapter. It's easier to continue and I had much more fun with the book. The writing is well and also exciting.

I don't like some characters, because in the movie they were different. But these little aspects are always there, when you watched the movie first and then read the book.


For everyone who loves the movie or even the music of it: you can't do anything wrong if you read the book!

Ich lese gerade

Emily Brontë
Die Zarin der Nacht (insel taschenbuch)
Eva Stachniak