About this blog

My name is Charles and I like both books and classical music. This blog is about books I have read and any music that I associate with the subject of the book, its mood or its dominant characters. 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.

My journey through the world of classical music is documented on my music blog.

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 indicate the English titel of any translation I know of and I will give each book a personal appreciation, rankings go from ⭐️ to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.  Enjoy. Be inspired.

About privacy

According to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Personal Data Regulation in effect from 25 May 2018 on,  I must have a privacy policy for this website. You can read any content on this site in total anonymity. However this website collects personal data from its users for the following purposes and using the following services:

Analytics: WordPress Stats is setting cookies and processing user data. I do not see your IP address when you just visit the site, however WordPress Stats does. It is a service provided by Automattic Inc. (60 29th Street #343 San Francisco, CA 94110 USA) and being integrated into the website’s content management software (CMS) it relates your IP address to your country and shows me how many visitors visit the site and from which country the different visitors come. This is an inherent WordPress CMS function and the data is not being processed by myself and therefore it is deemed outside the scope of this policy.  Automattic Inc. has published a Privacy Notice explaining how the company governs privacy issues and the processing of personal data they may collect through my site. You can circumvent this by using a virtual private network (VPN) that will cloak your true IP address. You will have to share your IP address instead with the VPN provider.

Commenting: The WordPress comment function, another Automattic Inc. service, requires an email address and a user name. You can make the user name up if you like, and the email address does not have to be valid. The indication of your website URL is optional. Automattic Inc. and myself will see your IP address once you have posted your comment along with the user name and the email address you provide, fake or real. Your personal data – and thus your comments – will be deleted at your request provided you can identify yourself as the originator of specific comments.

You will have to explicitly consent to the processing of the personal data you submit by commenting before sending the comment into the moderation queue by checking a box. The ReCaptcha is to prevent the site from being saturated with spam.

Blocking tracker: By using a browser like Firefox and the add-on “Ghostery” you will be able to visualize trackers on this website and on others. You will also be able to block them. The personal data you decide to share with me by using this site will not be knowingly sold or shared by me with any third party.

The right to be forgotten: You are entitled to access the data you share by visiting this blog and have a right to have your data deleted. If you want to know what personal data of yours this website has processed or if you want to have it deleted: ask! It’s easy.

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I will try to answer your questions as good as I can though I am not a legal expert. But I do this “due diligence exercise” as good as I can because I consider privacy a paramount issue.