In the beginning was the word…


To all followers from my music blog – hello again! To all newcomers – welcome! Music and reading have always dominated my life. To a large extent, the music I enjoy and the books I read reflect what keeps my mind busy, they mirror my universe. Music had and still has an influence on literature and many a composer have been inspired by the poems, plays or novels they have read during their life.

Since my musical preferences are well documented on my music blog, I came up with the idea to present my reading list as it develops over time. This blog takes over a section from the music blog, so we do not start from scratch. Each book I have read will be presented in a separate post in a few sentences with a link to a post on music where appropriate. Books presented will be in German, English and French, the languages I command.  I will give each book a personal appreciation, rankings go from ⭐️ to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.  Enjoy. Be inspired.

My current lyrical travel fellows are:

Rainer Maria Rilke: Die Gedichte. ISBN 978-3-458-17333-5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoy Rilke’s poems when I travel or when I can’t sleep. They are brimful with philosophical ideas and Romantic wisdom.

Heinrich Heine: Gesammelte Werke in zwei Bänden. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoy Heine’s poems when I am too tired to read anything else. Or when I have no other good book at hand. I have read them all and now I read them again.

© Charles Thibo