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Remember November (tag)

Hey there, my lovelies!

I was tagged for this by Mandy & Sha @ Book Princess Reviews and since this is one of their own original tags I feel really honored that they thought of me! XD They are both so awesome and it’s always a pleasure to read their blog! =) If you’re not already following them, you should definitely check out their site! XD This said let’s do this tag which is based on holidays occurring during the month of November. I guess I’m late with this but hey it’s still November so I guess that counts! *lol*

RULES

.x. pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews .x.
.x. tag the person who tagged you .x.
.x. find an answer to match each prompt .x.
.x. have fun! .x.

Sadie Hawkins Day
First Saturday

A female character who takes her fate in her own hands

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I’m currently reading „Flame in the Mist“ and if Mariko isn’t taking her fate in her own hands then I dunno. *lol* That girl is on fire and I really love to see her fight Okami. Haha! Those two have crazy chemistry and I’m just waiting to see where this is going to head. XD

Guy Fawkes Night
November 5

A plot that was stopped at the last minute

Guess that’s another of my recent reads. I just finished „The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein“ and you might say this was a plot stopped at the last minute. XD I don’t want to spoil anything though so I guess you’ll have to find out for yourself. 😉

Saxophone Day
November 6

A character with an uncommon hobby

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Okay, for this one I’ll have to think long and hard, because right now I can’t think of a single character that has an uncommon hobby, let alone a normal hobby! *lol* Mhmm… maybe Liesl from „Wintersong“? She composes music and for the time she’s living in this is pretty unusual.

World Kindness Day
November 13

A villain who is changed by kindness

I’ll go with „The Gray Man“ from „The Raven Cycle“ here. He started off as a villain and changed the longer the series progressed. I loved to see his change and it definitely had to do with the people he met and the kindness they showed him! ❤

Use Less Stuff Day
November 18

A character who gives up something in their life (i.e. a dream, a possession)

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Okay this gets a little bit philosophial now but I think Evelyn Hugo giving up her secrets was very brave and amazing! 😀 I mean she was a Hollywood star everyone knew and yet at the end of her life she still had the guts to tell everyone what really happened while she was a famous actrice. This was a very brave step even for an old woman that knows she won’t live all too long.

Start Your Own Country Day
November 22

A book with its own land / world

Jim Butcher’s „Codex Alera“! This fantasy world is so vivid you could almost believe it is real! Also I loved the unique magical system and all those different people! Butcher must have put a lot of effort into this series and I can’t say how much I appreciate it! This is such an underrated and amazing fantasy series! I’ll never get tired of recommending it to others! 😉

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Okay, since I’m already so late with this I won’t tag specific people! If you read this and still want to do this: TAG! You’re it! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

Autumn is in full swing over here so I was very happy when I was tagged for this by the ever marvellous Miri @ The Book Dragoness! Thank you so much for thinking of me! ❤ If you don’t know Miri’s blog already you should definitely stop by and send her some love! XD She’s amazing and deserves all the attention!! XD This said: Let’s go for the tag!

The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 7 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

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LIGHT A SCENTED CANDLE

A book that is lighthearted

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The first category and it’s already a tough one! *lol* I’m such a sucker for serious and sad books that rip out your heart and leave you empty and broken, so this is actually kind of a challenge for me. Mhmm… the only series I can come up with is Janet Evanovichs „Stephanie Plum“ series! XD I just love those books! Stephanie is basically a disaster on two legs and if that wouldn’t already be enough she’s having two hot love interests that make it very hard to choose! (Even for the reader!!!) Those books are a lot of fun and always make me laugh! And the antics of Grandma Mazur? They are epic!  Highly recommended if you want something light and funny! 😉

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DRINK PUMPKIN SPICED LATTES

A book that has a lot of hype

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Harry Potter! 😛 The hype is real! *lol* Especially in autumn! This series might be well known and the last book „The Deathly Hallows“ hit the stores in 2007 but the hype is still going! And honestly, fall is the perfect season to sit down with your HP book, drink some coffee and enjoy Hogwarts while it’s cold outside! No wonder I recently started to re-read the series again. ❤

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GO APPLE PICKING

A book that has fun friendships

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I recently read „What If It’s Us“ and I absolutely adored the friendships in this book. Ben and Dylan were such amazing besties and I could relate to them so much. Plus I liked how realistic all those friendships were portrayed! They argued, they hugged, they laughed and they cried together. They had troubles dealing with each other after there developed relationships in their circles of friends and they had even more problems trying to navigate through the shipwrecks of breakups. But through all that they still stuck together and this was amazing! ❤ If you want to read my review you can do it here!

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WEAR A COZY SWEATER

A book that warms your heart

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Well, technically I could have also chosen this for the fun friendships but I think it fits even better in this category. „The Raven Boys“ is one of my comfort reads and no matter how often I read it, it always warms my heart! ❤ This series is just awesome and I love everything about it. From the characters to the plot, from the atmosphere to the friendships, from the magic to the quotes! Just everything! Best cozy read ever! 😛

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BAKE CINNAMON ROLLS

A character who’s a talented chef

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The only book that always comes to mind when I’m asked a question like this is „Heartless“. Catherine is an amazing chef and she makes the best and most delicious food ever! XD Aside from her I can’t think of any other book that would feature a talented chef though. Where are all the nice amateur chefs in books?

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JUMP INTO A PILE OF LEAVES

A book that made you jump for joy

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I’m totally with Miri when it comes to this one! „Red, White & Royal Blue“ had me bouncing around my living room like a happy ferret! This book didn’t only make me happy but also gave me hope and it was perfection in every possible way! I loved how Alex and Henry fell in love, how their relationship developed, how intense they felt and how much they were willing to risk for a life together! But what I probably loved the most was the support they got and that this book was so diverse! ❤ Such a great read with a very important message! 😀

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This tag was a lot of fun and reminded me of all those comfy autumn books I love to reread when the cold season starts once again! ❤

I tag:

Melanie @ TBR and BeyondMandy @ Book Princess ReviewsAshley @ Ashes Book & Bobs, Lisa @ I got lost in books, Evelyn @ Evelyn readsElaine @ Elaine Howlin – Literary BloggerAlexia @ Right Writing Words

As always I tried to tag different bloggers and as always you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to! 😉 It’s up to you!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The End of the Year Book Tag

Hey there my lovelies! ❤

I was tagged for this by the ever amazing Anna @ My Bookish Dream. Thank you so much for thinking of me! 🙂 If you don’t know Anna and her blog already, you should definitely check it out! It’s really a lovely blog and her content is very interesting!

  1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

You mean except of the 4 that are on my „currently reading“ shelf right now? *lol* I always finish my books! XD It might take me ages to read some of them but I’ve never dnfd a book so umm yeah.

  1. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I’m a huge mood reader so I usually don’t read books conforming to the seasons, but every now and then I make exceptions. Especially in October because it’s Halloween month and who doesn’t want to read something spooky in October? 😉 This year I’m going to read these two:

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  1. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

I think I died about a thousand deaths waiting for THOSE TWO BOOKS to come out:

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By now „Wayward Son“ is already out, but I still don’t have my copy!!! T_T

  1. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Mhmm since I should read the books on My Book List 2019 I’ll go with those three! „Circe“ by Madeline Miller, „Defy Me“ by Tahereh Mafi and „One Day in December“ by Josie Silver! (Because I just ordered it from my library and I’m so planning to read it in December! *lol*)

  1. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

I really dunno! I’m pretty sure I’ll love all the books I just mentioned, but one that will shock me and become my favourite? Hard to say! This year the only book that managed to do this was „Red, White & Royal Blue“ because no matter how much I expected to love it, I certainly didn’t expect to love it so damn much! ❤ There are still 3 months left though, so who knows? 😛

  1. Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

As a matter of fact, YES! *lol* There are a lot of books I want to read next year and I already started to write my Book List 2020. I’m not going to make the same mistake I made in 2019 though. Haha! I wrote so many first books of entire series on my list and when I started to read the series, I couldn’t stop. So yeah, instead of the one book that was on my list, I suddenly read the entire series and didn’t read the other books that were still left on my list. (Typical me!) I definitely won’t make the same mistake twice. XD Plus since I’m a mood reader I’ll try to keep my list diverse!

I tag:

I hope you’ll enjoy doing the tag but if you don’t want to do it that’s okay too! 😉

This was a lot of fun, so thanks for tagging me Anna! I hope to read my answers was fun too! XD

Take care, my lovelies & have a nice day!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Real Neat Blog Award

Hey there my lovelies!

Elli @ AceReader nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award and I can’t thank her enough for it! ❤ Still, Neat Blog Award? *lol* Really? XD Thanks for thinking of me even though my blog seems to be rather chaotic most of the time. Haha!

Rules

  • Display the Award Logo.
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions from the blog who nominated you.
  • Nominate 7-10 bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.

The Real Neat Blog Award

How do you organize your bookshelf?

Mhmm that’s a tricky question, but I think if I had to explain it I’d say I organize it in series and in genres. I always want the books of a series to be together and I hate it when publishers decide to change their size. >_< I don’t know why they do this but it looks ugly on my shelves. *lol* And well, recently I started to make my personal LGBTQAI+ shelf because I’m sick and tired of not seeing one of those at the library!! They have the books but they apparently don’t dare to give them their own shelf which makes me sad. >_< So yeah, at home I have one of these now and it makes me happy to look at it! 😀 ❤

Do you have any pets? – If yes what are their names and do you have photos? If no would you like a pet and what type of pet would you get?

I had a lot of pets when I was a kid. Two budgies (Piepsi & Timmy) and a hamster (Speedy)! 😉 But they all died years ago. 😦 At the moment I don’t have a pet because our flat is too small, but if I could have one I’d get a cat. I love cats but my mom was allergic to them so I couldn’t have one as a kid. >_<

What book(s) have you had on your shelf unread for the longest?

I’ve become pretty good at reading my unread books but if there is one series that’s been sitting on my shelf for ages it’s „A Darker Shade of Magic“ and I really, really need to change that. I borrowed a few of Schwab’s books from the library recently and I loved them all so it’s about time I start to read it. I’m worried I’ll love it though so I’ve been kind of procrastinating for years. *lol*

What time/event in history would you most like to see?

Ahh for a history geek like me this is a tough one. xD I was always fascinated by the French Revolution but those were dangerous times for people from foreign countries so it would be best not to go there. *lol* Mhmm… maybe the nineteenth century? The industrial revolution, London and the British Empire? Could be fun to see it but also bad for my lungs. Or I’d go to back to ancient Rome? The Greek Philosophers?  Damn, just too many options! You see, I’ve troubles to give a clear answer to this question. 😉

If you could travel anywhere where would you go? (fictional or real)

Fictional: Definitely Velaris!!! I really, really, would love to see this city! It sounds so amazing and I could probably spend ages wandering through its streets. 🙂

Real: Probably somewhere I’ve never been before. Like Tokyo, New Orleans (French Quarter!!!) or Sydney!

What was your favourite childhood movie?

Haha! It’s a tie between „The Lion King“, The Little Mermaid“ and „The Beauty and the Beast“. I loved all three of them for different reasons and I’m using my kid as an excuse to rewatch them now. *lol*

If you were a character in a YA novel what type of character would you be?(For example: Protagonist, sidekick, villain, the sister who’s killed for the sake of the plot, the forgotten about 3rd of a love triangle?)

I love this question! It’s really unique! 😀 And to answer it: I’d probably be the hyper, sassy, funny and occasionally cunning bisexual and gender fluid Dark Court faerie that ended up in a love triangle, has a tough past but still tries to make the best of it and always stays optimistic. *LOL*

I nominate …

Questions 

1) If you could jump right into a book which one would it be and why would you want to jump into it? 

2) Describe yourself in ten words! 

3) If you could choose only one side, would you rather go to the heroes or try your luck with the villains? And why?! XD

4) What’s your favourite song right now? 

5) What was the worst present you ever got? (I’m looking forward to interesting answers here. *lol*)

6) What was the last book that ruined you emotionally and caused you to cry rivers of tears? 

7) Do you like poetry? And if yes, do you have a favourite poem? 

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This was a lot of fun! Thanks for nominating me Elli! ❤ I hope everyone I nominated will have at least as much fun as I did! XD

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Song Request Book Tag

I was tagged for this by my favourite tagging person Caidyn and I’m very happy to comply with his request. 😛 I love music and I love books so that sounded like an awesome opportunity to combine both of my vices in just one post. *lol* Thanks for the tag! I’m sure I’ll enjoy doing this! ❤

Rules:

  • Thank and link back to tagger.
  • Credit to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Listen to tagger’s song requests! After you’re done listening to the three songs the person who tagged you has chosen, choose a book that you think best goes along with that song and tell us why you chose it!
  • Request 3 songs of your own! Give any three songs (and your corresponding book choices that think go well with said song) you want for your taggers to listen and respond to!
  • Tag 5 people!

Caidyn’s SONGS!

1. Bad Guy by Billie Eilish

Believe it or not but this was the first time I actually listened to Billie Eilish. *lol* And for some reason this song reminds me of „Vicious“. There’s a haunting atmosphere to it, it’s about a „Bad Guy“ and I don’t know why but the beat fits so perfectly to the overall Victor and Eli play hide-and-seek vibe. Does that make sense? XD

2. Sucker by The Jonas Brothers

I love this song and it has such a chipper beat to it. *lol* I can totally see this going with the „Shatter Me“ series. There is action, drama, super powers, love and yes even some kind of obsession from the MCs. So in my humble opinion this would be amazing with the book series. 😉

3. Up On the Ridge by Dierks Bentley

Don’t ask me why but this reminded me of the „Mercy Thompson“ series by Patricia Briggs. I guess it made me think of the countryside and Mercy is a shape shifter that can turn into a coyote. So go figure my brain connections. ;P It’s a really nice song though, so thanks for bringing it to my attention, Caidyn! 🙂


My CHOICES!

I listen to a huge variety of songs so yeah, some of them might be old and others might be in the charts. XD So please bear with me, I just listen to the music I like. *lol*

1. Welcome Home, Son by Radical Face

I just finished „Warcross“ by Marie Lu and the last scene of the book, well, if it would have been a movie I would have used this song to accompany it. There was hope and determination in this final scene but also heartbreak and loss and this song… it would go so well with all those feelings. 🙂

2. This Is Me by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble

I love this song so damn much, I can’t even! ❤ I recently read „Red, White & Royal Blue“ by Casey McQuiston and this reminds me so much of Henry and his troubles to accept himself and his fear that others won’t accept him as well. His entire journey from being shy about himself to accepting himself for who he is and then shouting it into the world! This song gives me as much hope as the book did and for me it fits perfectly! XD

3. So Am I by Ava Max

Haha! I’m currently reading „A Court of Wings and Ruin“ and *lol* I’m sorry but if this doesn’t fit to Feyre’s and Rhys’s relationship in this book I dunno. XD Then again there are about a thousand other songs that would be perfect for them too. 😛

I tag:

Miri @ The Book DragonessDestiny @ Howling Libraries |Surina @ Book Reviews by the Bloggisters  | Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews | Ashley @ Ashes Books & Bobs

You don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to, but I’d definitely love to hear your thoughts on all those books and songs. 🙂

This was so much fun and I really enjoyed doing this tag! Thanks Caidyn! 🙂

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The “I Should’ve Read That Book” Tag!

Hey there, my lovelies!

I’m finally catching up with my book tags and decided that I’d go for the „I Should’ve Read That Book“ tag today! Funnily enough I got tagged for this by Elli as well as Caidyn! So a huge thank you to both of you for thinking of me while doing this one! 😀 It’s always nice to get tagged and it’s a lot of fun to answer the questions. 😉

Rules

  1. Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post .
  2. Link to the creator’s blog in your post (Link)
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag 10 others to take part.
  5. ENJOY THE TAG!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read.

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People keep telling me that I need to read „A Darker Shade of Magic“ by V.E. Schwab and after reading „City of Ghosts“ a couple of weeks ago and „Vicious“ right now, I can’t wait to get to it! XD I’m sure I’ll love it too!

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked up

That would be „War and Peace“ by Tolstoy… I don’t know how many years this has been on my TBR but it’s already been there when I joined goodreads about two years ago. It’s just so huge! And I’m kinda worried that I won’t like it and then be stuck with it. *lol* I recently read „A Tale of Two Cities“ by Dickens though, so there’s still hope that I’ll get to „War and Peace“ one day. Well, at least Dickens was on my list for ages as well. 😉

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet

„Hunted“ by Kevin Hearne. I love „The Iron Druid Chronicles“ so much, but my library still didn’t get the 6th book and now I’m wondering whether I should wait for them to get it or if I should buy it so I can finally continue. >_<

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

„Of Mice and Men“ by Steinbeck. It has a nice ring to it, yet I never actually read it. XD Mhmm, maybe next year? I’ll definitely put it on my „Book List 2020“.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

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Where to start? *lol* There are so many but if I’d have to chose one it would be „The Cruel Prince“ by Holly Black. Everyone and their grandmother already read it and I’m probably the last one who didn’t pick it up yet. And this even though it is on my „My Book List 2019″. To procrastinate is such a lovely habit. *lol* 😛

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

Okay, I’m so there with Elli when it comes to „The Umbrella Academy“! I loved the Netflix series as well and I can’t agree more! Klaus and Five are everything!!! I loved those two so much and I can’t wait to see season two! ❤ (There’s going to be one, right?! Because there’s no Gerard Way this is going to be the official ending!! I need more!!!)

A book you see all over Instagram (Twitter) but haven’t picked up yet

Well, erm… that question makes me feel like a dinosaur now, because I neither have Instagram nor Twitter. *lol* Is that bad? XD I thought about getting one of them but I never know which would suit my bookish purposes best. Maybe some of you can give me tips?

I’m tagging:

This was a lot of fun and I hope you’ll enjoy doing the tag as well!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The BW Mid Year Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

Caidyn was so nice to tag me for his and Chantal’s tag so I’m happy to comply with his request and will try my best to answer their questions. 😉

I might not like my answers though, but that’s an entirely different matter. *lol* Maybe this will give me one more reason to keep to my „Book List 2019“. XD (Yeah, I know, I already have enough reasons to read my books, but one more can’t hurt, can it? 😛 )

1. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR GOODREADS CHALLENGE? AHEAD OR BEHIND?

I’m actually ahead! OMG! I’ve bumped it up once already and I’m thinking about doing it again. Maybe to 62 books? I dunno, I’ll wait a little longer before I decide. XD

2. HAVE YOU REALLY BEEN READING YOUR TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR?

No! *facepalm*

I was procrastinating too much and therefore only read two of them. >_< But I’m working on reading the rest of them in the second half of the year. *lol*

3. ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE SOME OF YOUR TOP TENS HALFWAY THROUGH?

I dunno! Maybe, maybe not. Depends on what I’m going to read and if I’ll like it.

4. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE BOOKS SO FAR THIS YEAR?

Mhmm gimmi a second. Those five were awesome!

  1. Illuminae (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
  3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
  4. Gemina (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)
  5. The Heart’s Invisible Furies (John Boyne)

5. ANY NEW RELEASES YOU’RE EXCITED FOR?

„Chain of Gold“ by Cassandra Clare. I love all her books and I’m always super excited when they hit the stores. ❤ And of course „Call Down the Hawk“ by Maggie Stiefvater! I would read everything this woman writes. Hell, I’d even read her grocery list! Maggie is just awesome like that. *lol* 😉 Plus „Wayward Son“ by Rainbow Rowell!!! Do I even have to mention why?? 😀

6. FAVORITE CHARACTER OF A NEW (EITHER RELEASED THIS YEAR OR NEW TO YOU) BOOK THIS YEAR

Nik Malikov from „The Illuminae Files“! I love that boy so much! He’s the living proof that there’s more to a person that initially meets the eye! ❤ This series would have lost a lot of humour if Nik wouldn’t have been in it. *lol*

7. WHAT’S A BOOK YOU REGRET NOT HAVING READ SO FAR THIS YEAR?

„King of Scars“ because I love Nikolai Lantsov and I really should read it!!! I want to read this so badly but… I’m procrastinating too much. I could really bite myself. Haha!

8. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS/MOVIES YOU’VE WATCHED THIS YEAR?

The Rain

I dunno what it is but this series got me hooked! It’s really intriguing and I love the soundtrack and the idea of this group of young people that just tries to survive and to be there for each other. But boy the ending of season two was cruel! T_T

The Blacklist

I just started with this series but it’s really so, so, so, so GOOD!! I love the suspense and I know I might get weird looks for admitting that but I’m in love with Raymond Reddington’s mind! *lol* That man knows everything, has spies everywhere and is just so cunning and manipulative that I can’t help but adore him for it. XD

9. WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO WATCH BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT?

I wish I could watch „Gentleman Jack“, but over here the series isn’t out yet and I don’t even know if it will hit our Austrian Netflix accounts soon.

10. WHAT’S ONE SONG YOU’VE BECOME OBSESSED WITH?

It has no lyrics because it’s played by „2Cellos“ but I just love the melody of „The Resistance“. If you don’t know those two amazing guys already, you better check them out now! 😉 They are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! ❤

11. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SONGS/ALBUMS SO FAR?

I’m probably really late with most of the songs I like right now but I always discover new music so it’s pretty normal for me to like those three songs. Aside from my „2Cellos“ obsession I just can’t get enough of those three songs:

Bad Liar – Imagine Dragons

Welcome Home, Son – Radical Face

Don’t Give In – Snow Patrol

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This was a really nice tag so it will be fun to see your answers! XD

I tag:

Elli @ AceReader (I told you I’d tag you in my next tag! 😛 ), Hamad @ The book prescriptionAnna @ My Bookish DreamKaren @ Karen Writes, and Gemma @ The Real Books McCoy (now that you’re back I can tag you again!! XD )

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The Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

It’s been ages I was tagged for this by Miri @ The Book Dragoness (okay, it was beginning of June but it still feels like it was half a lifetime ago. *lol*) and I finally got some time to do this tag! XD But hey, it’s still summer so I guess I shall be fine! 😉 Anyway, thank you for thinking of me, Miri! It was a lot of fun and I hope the people I tag will enjoy to do it too!

The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

Hit the Beach – A BOOK SET BY THE WATER

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I rarely read a book that felt so connected to the sea. I could almost feel the salt on my skin and I loved the island setting. Hell, I just loved everything about this book, but then again this is a Maggie Stiefvater book and we all know how much I love this woman! <333 She’s a master of complex characters and an amazing atmosphere.

Watch Fireworks – A BOOK THAT HAD A FIREY ROMANCE

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I think I have to agree with Miri here! The romance between the Darkling and Alina turned pretty hot very fast. *lol* I loved them together and I shipped them very hard. XD They definitely had a rather dark and sexy chemistry but it was so good to read about them. <333 I really wish there would have been even more of that because they set the pages on fire. 😛

Go For a Roadtrip – A BOOK THAT INVOLVES A JOURNEY

The first book I can think of is “The Odyssey” and if you haven’t been forced to read it yet, you definitely should give it a try! It might be an old classic but it’s worth to be read. Odysseus is a really intriguing character and his journey is captivating. 😀 You might even say it’s THE book that involves a journey. XD

Camp Under the Stars – A BOOK THAT LEFT YOU STARSTRUCK

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I’m thinking kind of unconventional today so the first book that comes to mind when I think about stars is “A Court of Mist and Fury”. *lol* (Guess that says a lot about the way I think…) Anyway, ACOMAF is one of my favourite books and legit the best sequel I ever read. I love everything about this book and if you read ACOTAR already you should take this with you on the beach! “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.” *sobs*

Marathon Some Movies – A BOOK YOU COULDN’T PUT DOWN

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That would be “Illuminae”. XD I swear when I started that book I had no idea what I was getting myself into but boy did I get glued to the pages! I was at the edge of my seat and always wanted to know what would happen next. If the format of the book wouldn’t be so unique I’d say it’s a “one more chapter” book but since it doesn’t even have chapters this isn’t appropriate. *lol* Let’s just say it’s a book you wolf down. 😉

Go Out For Ice Cream – A BOOK WITH A SWEET ROMANCE

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I’d go for “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” here because let’s face it, this book is pure sugar for your battered nerves! It’s fluffy balm for your soul and I love it with all my heart! ❤ This sweet romance made me so happy that I’m once again grinning while I write this. Simon and Blue are two precious cinnamon rolls that need to be protected at all costs and they are A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!! ❤

Picnic in the Park – A BOOK THAT WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

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“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This book was unlike anything I read before and I loved the old Hollywood aura! This story is diverse, it’s human, it has a wonderful atmosphere, a complex and morally grey MC, amazing side characters, it has an awesome bi rep, a great friendship, it doesn’t shy away from addressing difficult issues and did I already mention that I loved it? *lol* If a book deserves to be called “a breath of fresh air” then it’s definitely “Evelyn Hugo”!

Go For a Hike – A CHARACTER WHO CONQUERED AN OBSTACLE

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Every fantasy book ever written? *lol* I’m just kidding. XD I’ll make it difficult here and say “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover. It’s no fantasy book but a contemporary romance (leave it to me to think of fantasy first and to choose a completely different genre in the end. *lol*) and I loved the MC for being so strong!! Lily is amazing and I felt so much love for her! The way she dealt with her obstacles was nothing but admirable and I genuinely hope that many people will read this book and draw strength from it. It’s certainly no light summer read but it’s so worth reading it!

Grill Some BBQ – A BOOK FEATURING DELICIOUS FOOD

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I just have to think of “Heartless” by Marissa Meyer and I’m already drooling! Admittedly we’re talking about sweets here but boy, this book caused me to crave for Cupcakes, pies and cake! *lol* If you decide to give this book a try you better have something sweet in your immediate vicinity. ;P Be warned though, it doesn’t only feature delicious food but also a very delicious and sweet love interest! XD

Watch the Sunrise – A BOOK THAT INSPIRED YOU

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I’m sure you can’t hear it anymore but “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde is a book that inspired me in so many different ways. ❤ It got me into complex and grey characters, it made me feel with the MCs, it caused me to question myself as well as my beliefs and it got me into writing. Believe it or not but whenever I write my characters I have Lord Henry, Basil and Dorian Gray in the back of my mind. I want people to feel with my characters, I want them to understand what moves them, I want them to laugh and to cry with them because I think if you achieve that, then you’re truly a great writer. =)

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I tag: may @ my 1st chapter, Caidyn @ BW ReviewsKayla @ Books and BlendsMay @ Forever and EverlyMelanie @ Mel to the Any

And umm no, I wasn’t mainly going for names that start with an „M“. *lol* I only try to tag different bloggers whenever I do a tag. Well, except of Caidyn of course! Sorry, pal but you’ll be tagged for eternity. 😛

If you want to do the tag and I didn’t tag you, feel free to do it! I wouldn’t want to keep you from the summer fun! 😀

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Third Annual Book Blogger Awards (2019)

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If Hamad wouldn’t have nominated me I probably would have never known this exists. So a big thank you to Hamad for making me aware of this (and of course for nominating me!! <3) and another big thank you to May who decided to continue the awards this year! It’s not easy to host such a huge Award so you have all my respect for doing it this year! ❤ This is the first time I’m participating and I haven’t been a blogger for all too long so I’ll try my best to nominate some of my fellow bloggers.. 🙂 They definitely deserve it! XD


 BEST OF THEIR AGE


 BEST GENRE BLOGGERS


 BEST OF BOOK BLOGGING


 MISCELLANEOUS


 MOST IMPORTANTLY


I’m sorry I couldn’t vote for all of the categories (if you want to see the entire list you have to click on the link to May’s page 😉 ) but I think I just haven’t been in the blogging community for all too long. XD (It’s not even a year yet. O_o)

This said, I really wish I could have voted for all of you, because you guys are all awesome and the bookish blogging community is really the best! ❤

Anyway, this is still a wonderful chance to get to know new bloggers and to support the ones you already love! ❤ Will you participate and nominate bloggers too? =))

*hugs’n’kisses*

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30 Interesting Questions Tag

To answer those 30 questions took quite a while but I’m still glad that I did it! It was a lot of fun and I’m sending a big thanks to Caidyn for tagging me in this! You’re made of awesomesauce (yes, that’s actually a compliment *lol*) and I hope you know it! 😉

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  1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

Oh boy, I have about a thousand of nicknames. I guess that’s because people have a field day inventing new ones for me. *lol* The most frequently used are Gin, Ginny and V. though. Or Ronan, Lynchy and Kier. Always depends on the person and day. Did I confuse you already? Haha! So much for easy questions… XD

  1. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like?

Quite often tbh. I like to doodle comic animals, hearts, stars, leaves, flowers… Well basically everything that floats my mind. I’m a creative person and I like to draw so when I let my mind wander my fingers always act on their own initiative. *lol*

  1. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and turn? Try to get up and do something productive?

Ha! You’re asking the right person. I have insomnia and it appears and disappears in phases. So there will be months (like now) in which I can sleep for ages and almost instantly fall asleep when I lie down and there will be months I sleep about 2 hours per night (if I’m good). So when I can’t sleep I read, listen to music or I just let my mind wander.

  1. Do people consider you to be talkative or quiet?

*looks at my first three answers* Mhmm… what would you say? *lol* I’m definitely talkative, which seems to be rather unusual for a bookworm. xD

  1. What makes you cry?

A lot of things. I’m an emotional person so sad books and movies always make me cry. Plus I can’t stand it if people I love and care about are in pain or cry. Their sadness always makes me cry too. >_<

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Same as Caidyn! Just one thing?? *lol* I recently sat in the train to my work place and there was a guy that sat down next to me and started to chew on his nails and his nail bed. Urgh! For some reason this drives me crazy. Also I don’t like it when people pull on their knuckles and it makes that horrible popping noise…*shudders*

  1. How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?

Honest answer? In the morning and when I see my face I’m like: “I don’t know you, I won’t put make-up on your face!” *lol*

  1. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

That the Easter bunny took away my dummy and sucked on it while it hopped on the fields. XD

  1. What is the guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

I don’t think I have something like a guilty pleasure. I mean I love to read and every few weeks I’ll sit down with a sip of fine whiskey and enjoy it while I read, but yeah that’s it. Jeez! I’m too boring to have a guilty pleasure. Haha!

  1. Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know?

Pff that’s a tough question. There are three people that instantly come to mind and they all do different things. I’d say my mom, my aunt and my best friend. =)

  1. How often do you read the newspaper? Which sections?

About 4 days a week. So basically whenever I head to work. I mostly read global news, politics and sometimes our home country section.

  1. Which animal scares you the most?

Everything that crawls. Seriously, I don’t like earwigs or all too big spiders.

  1. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage with it?

I used to avoid conflicts when I was younger, now I’m always engaging. I learned my lesson and got to a point where I always say what I’m thinking. Not everyone might like it but it’s better to be honest than to swallow your own opinion for peace’s sake.

  1. What is the most recent compliment you’ve received?

My closest friend told me that she loves me just the way I am. That might sound simple but she’s really the only person who knows everything about me and accepts it without batting an eye. It’s good to have a friend like that. It’s good to be accepted like that and it’s important to have someone who acknowledges your strengths and weaknesses. ❤

  1. What question are you tired of hearing?

I think there’s no question I was asked so frequently that I can’t hear it anymore. XD

  1. What is the strangest thing you have eaten?

I dunno, maybe oysters, calamari or bull testicles soup? *lol* Hell, I had to taste so many different things in my training as a chef that I can’t remember it anymore. Maybe my mind decided to repress the most deterrent things. *lol*

  1. Do you have a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few very close friends?

Same as Caidyn! A mixture of both. I have a lot of acquaintances and friends, no matter if it’s over goodreads or in real life, but I only have a few very close friends. I guess it’s easy to make acquaintances but to find close friends? Well, that takes time and trust. 😉

  1. Do you have a catchphrase?

I don’t think so. My friends and family might know this better than I.

  1. What’s your all-time favourite town or city? Why?

London and Toronto! I just love those two cities! They are both old and intriguing and they have such an amazing atmosphere. London is just… London! *sighs dreamily* And I love that Toronto has this awesome mixture of old and new. You go for a walk and you find an old little church among all those high skyscrapers. ❤

  1. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

I already kinda did. Virginia is my artist name but my friends all think that it suits me better than my real name (don’t even ask, you wouldn’t even be able to pronounce it properly *lol*) and started to call me a broad variety of nicknames. And yes they all suit me better than my original name. 😉

  1. When was the last time you lied?

Pff I dunno. I’m a very honest person and I reached a point in my life where I only deliver blunt honesty, because I’m sick and tired of beating about the bush. It’s take it or leave it and yes, that sometimes causes people to call me an ass but amazingly I found out that I can live with it. *lol*

  1. What’s something that amazes you?

Children! They are so open-minded, perceptive, curious and direct and they always say what they think. I wish we wouldn’t lose those abilities when we grow up but apparently it happens.

  1. Would you rather be the first person to explore a planet or be the inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease?

The inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease. I’ll leave the exploration of a planet to more competent hands. ;-P Joking aside I think that to help people is really important so that’s what I’d go for. To be able to stop suffering is always good.

  1. What is your favourite amateur activity?

I have so many hobbies but I’m really into music, writing and photography. Since my free time is almost non-existent I kind of focused on taking pictures though. XD

  1. What was your first thought when you got up this morning?

“Oh, no. You gotta be kidding me.” Because it was 5:15 a.m and I already heard my daughter running around in our flat. >_< I need coffee. Desperately. *lol*

  1. What is your favourite song (at least at the moment)?

At the moment it’s “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons. I dunno what it is but for some reason I love this song. The music and the lyrics fit together so perfectly and it has a certain atmosphere to it.

  1. List someone you know and describe them in five words.

I think I’ll go with my bookish bestie! Funny, caring, clever, optimistic, charming.

  1. You can select one person from history and have them truthfully answer one question. Who would you select and what would the question be?

That’s such a tough question. I love history and there are so many people I’d have loved to meet but mhmm I think I’ll go with Alexander the Great here because I think that he was a very fascinating personality. Considering it’s pride month right now I’d probably ask him if Hephaestion and him actually were a couple! *lol* I really would love to solve that mystery. XD

  1. Which celebrity or artist do you resemble the most?

Umm, I don’t think I resemble a celebrity or artist. When I was a teen there was someone who told me that I look like Kirsten Dunst, but in all honesty, I never saw any resemblance. Haha!

  1. What do you want me to know?

I want you to know that you’re amazing and that I’m glad I got tagged for this! 😉

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*whistles* Those were really interesting questions! XD

I’m going to tag:

Miri @ The Book Dragoness |  Kacey @ Tales of a BibliophileMayumi @ The Quotex

And everyone else who actually bothered to read through those 30 questions! If you managed to get that far you really deserve to be tagged! *lol* ;-P