Top 5 Tuesday: Books set in Austria

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week we get to pick five books that are set in the country we live in. For me, that’s Austria!

#1 The Third Man by Graham Greene:

This is an absolute classic and it’s closely intertwined with the history of the city Vienna. That’s exactly where I live and it’s amazing to read about places you can still go to today. There’s even a Third Man Museum here in Vienna!

#2 The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman:

I have to admit, this is a bit of a cheat. Technically, The Tin Princess is not set in Austria but in the fictional country of Razkavia. However, Razkavia is kind of modeled after Austria and it’s a great book. So I’m totally counting that one!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Cold War

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today I’ll name my favorite films on the Cold War!

#1 Dr. Strangelove:

If there ever was an iconic must-see Cold War movie, it’s Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb. It’s weird, it’s brilliant, it’s hell of a ride. One of my favorite Stanley Kubrick movies!

#2 The Third Man:

There are many reasons to check out this movie: it’s set in Vienna, which is absolutely fascinating as I am living in there. Furthermore, it really captured the atmosphere in Austria at the time after the Second World War. It’s an Orson Welles film, so there’s absolutely no reason not to check it out!

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Top 10 Black and White Movies

Black and White movies have a certain charm, they create the nostalgic feeling I absolutely adore. So here are my favourite b/w films, prepare for some classics and some new stuff! =)


1. Sabrina:
Audrey Hepburn is my favourite actress of all time. There’s not one film with her that I don’t like but Sabrina is clearly one of my favourites. The story of a girl who falls in love with a guy out of her league (who actually is a jerk anyway) is heartwarming.


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