Literati GirlHello, I’m Conny, aka Literati Girl.

Books are an integral part of my life, and I’ve been a story-lover and avid reader for as long as I can remember.

It all started with Grimm’s Fairytales, and eventually progressed to Sherlock HolmesHarry Potter and a whole host of big names inbetween. I read those in German, and loved them.

But then I read The Hobbit; the first book I read in English cover to cover. And it changed my bookish life.  Very quickly, English became my go-to language to read in. It was J.R.R. Tolkien and his way with words, who really turned my reading life into a fully blown love affair with literature, and then, when I thought it started to flag a bit, I re-read The Lord of the Rings and soon after discovered the literary genius of Neil Gaiman.

To this day, English remains my favourite language to read in, although I do still read in German and very occasionally try my hand at simple stories in French or Spanish.

I hold a M.A. in Cross-Cultural Communication and my emphasis is on cultural differences within literature – my thesis was on how an author’s culture influences their work and variations within Australian Literature. Now I am getting away from cold hard news and moving more towards publishing and literature, but my background is in journalism (and tourism management – or “travel journalism” as my university called it). The thought behind studying a writing profession in English was just that: getting to read and write in English every day. Since 2006 I have been published as a writer and/or photographer online as well as in newspapers and magazines in Germany, UK, NZ, Australia, Ecuador, Ghana, South Africa and the US. You can say I’m a printed word kind of girl.

That’s where this blog comes in. With the amount of books I read, it’s only logical to dedicate a whole blog to them, as my other blog Study.Read.Write. is a bit too student-oriented for my book reviews by now. So check out what I think about the written word!

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. trentpmcd says:

    Hi Conny. I think I did see that you were starting another blog but was too busy at the time to follow the link.

    I get it with J. R. R. Tolkien. I used to read The Lord of the Rings at least once a year, sometimes twice. Yes, I’m one of -those- types of nerds…. But it’s been a while.


  2. Conny Kaufmann says:

    Hi Trent,
    I try to read at least The Hobbit once per year. The last time I read the whole lot was before the first Hobbit movie came out as I wanted to pay attention to what had been changed for the films – then I got so immersed in Middle-Earth I continued straight on with the entire Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion for good measure. Nerds unite! 🙂


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