Inga Fiedler was an intern with us at City Language School. She spent two weeks at the school and she really was a great help with the students, tours and everything and anything we asked her to do. Before she returned to Germany she wrote us a wonderful blog of recommendations that we have turned into a short series. Over the next few weeks, we will share her selections and her thoughts with you. So without further ado, let’s get an introduction to Inga and find out about her first book…
By Inga Fiedler
Are you indecisive when it comes to new books the read? If so, have a look at this handpicked reading list for a rainy night in Dublin, personally curated by me, Inga Fiedler, an intern from Germany currently working in City Language School. I have a deep appreciation and passion for the written word. I recently completed my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literary Studies at the Otto-Friedrich-University in Bamberg. The books you will read about over the coming weeks are works of fiction that I’ve read over the last couple of years and they are my absolute personal favourites. From celebrated classic masterpieces to contemporary gems, each book on this list is sure to captivate your imagination and make your rainy night in Dublin an unforgettable literary experience. So, grab your favourite blanket, settle into a cosy corner, and allow these treasures to whisk you away into a literary adventure as the raindrops softly dribble on your windowpane.
The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Known as the father of fantasy in literary circles, J.R.R. Tolkien’s spectacular and adventurous world of Middle-earth has been fascinating readers all over the world for almost a century. With a cosy blanket wrapped around you and a nice cup of tea, you can immerse yourself into the heroic story of the reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who is swept away from his comforting hobbit hole into a grand quest to find the mighty treasure of the dwarves. On his journey alongside the wise wizard, Gandalf, and thirteen dwarves, Bilbo Baggins encounters numerous perils such as venomous spiders, blood-thirsty goblins, a cursed ring and the notorious dragon.
Smaug. Tolkien’s rich and vivid world-building, filled with all sorts of imaginable creatures, captivates readers of all ages. This is a heart-warming story about losing the comforts of one’s home while simultaneously realising that the whole world can be your home as you explore it with your companions as well as becoming the hero you never intended to be. The Hobbit offers the perfect comfort read for a rainy night.
“In a hole in a ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing to sit down or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that means comfort” (Excerpt from THE HOBBIT from lithub.com)
City Language School Dublin
City Language School is right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Dublin is the proud and vibrant capital of Ireland and with its cosmopolitan and modern feel, it has repeatedly been voted Europe’s friendliest city by Trip Advisor. Dublin boasts strong links with literature, music, dance and storytelling. As you walk through the streets of Temple Bar, you can absorb the musical tradition which spills onto the streets from the many bars and restaurants; truly a city of enormous beauty! Dublin is surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery that will leave you with lifelong memories. It is perfectly located on the eastern coastline of Ireland and is a convenient gateway to the rest of Europe.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, giving you easy access to the whole city of Dublin as well as bus and tram lines for you to get around.