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The Blogger Recognition Award

Hey there, my lovelies! ❤

I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the amazing Elli @ AceReader! Thank you so much for this nomination! If you don’t know her blog already you should definitely check it out! It’s awesome! 😀

And now to the fun part: It’s been a while I last did this so let’s see if I’ve become wiser and have better advice. *lol* 😛

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Rules

  • Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment/Pingback on each blog and let them know they’ve been nominated.

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How did I start my blog?

A long long time ago there was a little fox that loved to write long-ass reviews. 😛 Okay,  okay, I’m supposed to be wiser now so I’ll keep it short and simple! (Who am I kidding? *lol*) Anyway I’ll just write what I wrote the last time so there you go:

You know by now I told my story so often that I think it is going to be one of those “urban legends” that one day will be whispered among other bloggers. *lol* No, I’m just kidding. Seriously, there is nothing special about my story, it’s as ordinary as they come. I always loved reading and enjoyed to talk about books but it wasn’t until I joined goodreads about 2 ½ years ago that I actually started to write about my reading experiences. At first it were pretty short reviews and I had no idea what I was doing but with time they got longer and more elaborate and well, one day one of them (“Six of Crows”) was so detailed that it blew up the word limit on goodreads. This time I’m not kidding. I really couldn’t post it until I shortened it. *lol* So I figured to have my own blog would be a good idea, it took me quite a while until I dared to take that step, though. I wasn’t sure if people would really like to read what I write but the support I got from my readers (can I call them like that?!) was so immense and incredible that I’m still amazed! ❤ Without their encouragement and enthusiasm I probably would have never started my own blog! So thanks to everyone who is reading this now! =))

My Advice:

The last time I did this I was so new to the blogging world that my advice probably wasn’t all too helpful so I’ll hopefully be wiser now? XD

1.) Enjoy what you are doing!!!

After having my own blog for more than 1 1/2 years and actively writing reviews on goodreads for almost 3 this is one of the most important things! I know there is a lot of pressure that comes with blogging regularly but it’s very important that you still have fun! You’re writing reviews because you love to read books and enjoy to write about your reading experiences. Always remember that you’re doing it because it’s your hobby! 😉

2.) Try to keep a healthy balance and dare to say „no“!

As a working parent my reading time is sort of sacred to me, yet there are still days on which I don’t even manage to read a single word. My time to read books is limited and no matter how much I love to read, my family and friends will always come first. So if authors offer me an ARC or a review copy I can’t always say „yes“. At first it was difficult to say „no“ to them because I love books and it was so hard to pass on an opportunity to read one for free, but since I also like to read the books I pick it was necessary to find a healthy reading/blogging balance. Keep in mind that it’s okay if you go out into the world and live! 😉 Don’t have a bad conscience if you have no time to write or read. Your book and your readers will always wait for you! 🙂

I Nominate:

Well, I hope this was sound advice! If not you can blame it all on me! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Waffle Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I love waffles and my love for them is as old as my love for pancakes! *lol* I swear if I could, I’d eat them all the time. Unfortunately my mornings are always rather stressful and I don’t have any time to eat breakfast during the week. (At five in the morning all I can stomach is coffee so I suppose it’s my own fault for not eating anything solid until I’m at work.) >_< Still, when I’m on vacation I always make sure to eat breakfast and quite honestly that’s the best part of my holidays. 😛

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Anyway let’s get back to that awesome waffle tag! A huge thanks goes to Miri @ The Book Dragoness for thinking of me and tagging me for this one! I love waffles and I’m pretty sure I’ll get very hungry while doing this. XD *drools* So lets head from the „drools“ right to the rules! 😉

Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator, Kat @ Novels & Waffles
  • Feel free to use any of the waffle graphics in this post, just make sure to credit me (pretty pretty please with lots of maple syrup on top)
  • Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure here, folks 🙂

 

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5297You probably can’t hear it anymore but I’ll always go with „The Picture of Dorian Gray“ here! *lol* I’ll never get tired of mentioning how awesome this book is! XD You might say it’s my first true love when it comes to classics and after reading it for about a hundred times, at least it feels like it, I always find some new aspect that makes me think about all the characters and their relationships. 😀 Highly recommended because Oscar knew his stuff! 😛

 

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Red, White & Royal BlueRed, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! I can only agree with Miri here! This book gave me all the feels and it definitely was one of the best books I read in 2019. RWARB is everything I ever wanted and I wish our world would be as accepting as it was in here. This was such a wholesome story and it made me smile so much! ❤ Ahh and the ending, don’t even get me started about that awesome ending! I didn’t feel as content after reading a book for quite a while.

 

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22037424I’ll just rephrase Miri’s question here and ask: Is there anyone out there that didn’t think of HP first? *lol* If there is one series that fills me with nostalgia, then it’s Harry Potter! And haha quite honestly I feel really old when I see all those kids arguing about my fave characters. Sometimes it’s really strange to belong to that first HP generation that actually grew up with the books. Especially when you’re about 20 years older than the primary school kids that talk about it too. XD Okay, I feel old now. Ahh the nostalgia. 😛

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26795341Simon Spier! This boy is sooo damn sweet I can’t even. ❤ He’s just so precious and he needs to be protected at all costs! There aren’t a lot of fictional characters like that out there but Simon is definitely one of them. If I’d have to think of another character that’s as sweet as him the only other one that comes to mind would be Lazlo Strange. 😀

 

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35216509__SY475_I’LL NEVER GET OVER THAT ENDING!!! GAHHHH!!! This book made me feel super blue! Like seriously! I should have known when I picked it up and read the blurb, but being the optimist that I am I thought it couldn’t be that bad. Well, guess Adam Silvera proved me wrong. But then again what did I expect from an Adam Silvera book? I have yet to read one of his books that actually ends well. *lol* Oh boy, that would be a surprise. Haha!

 

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25524728That’d be Illuminae! I never read anything like it before and I certainly never read anything like it after I finished this series. Alone the format of the book is so very different to everything I ever read and boy was the plot amazing! This was clearly one of my reading highlights of 2019. Even though I’ve to admit that you actually DO get strange stares from people if you read it in public. *lol* Apparently they assume you’re crazy when you read a book upside down. 😉

 

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2292384__SY475_Pfff which one to choose? I read so many series I stuck with until the end. One of the longest is this one though and I’m still not at the ending. 😉 I’ve been reading the „Stephanie Plum Novels“ for years but I never get tired of it. Every time I need a good laugh I just read the next book and even though I’m already at the 15th book I’m still not done with it. Last time I checked it had 26 books but I think a 27th will be out this year. So lots of books I have to read! XD

 

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I could say bookmarks but if I’m entirely honest I don’t need them. *lol* I mean I use them but I could easily remember the page on which I stopped reading. So when it comes down to it my favourite bookish accessory would be my small and colourful sticky notes. I need them to mark all those wonderful quotes and I’d be totally lost without them. The more amazing quotes the more sticky notes in my books. They actually look like a hedgehog sometimes. 😛

I tag:

Rankenzeile

This was a pretty cool tag! And yep, it made me hungry as hell! I need waffles with lots of maple syrup now so excuse me while I go and get some! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Book Tag: Who Am I?

Hey there, my lovelies!

I know I’m super late with this tag but it always takes me a little while until I’m able to get to my tags. So don’t worry if I still didn’t do yours, I’ll get to it… eventually. *lol* This said, let’s get right to the „Who am I?“ book tag! A huge thanks to Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad who tagged me for this a few weeks ago! I’m sorry, I didn’t get to it sooner! XD Still, better late than never, right? *lol*

So without further ado, let the fun begin! 😛

1. If your life were a book genre, what would it be?

I think it would be Young Adult even though I’m already an adult. *lol* Does this make sense? It just feels like it would be YA because there are always obstacles and challenges I have to overcome. With the help of my family and my friends of course. So yep, definitely YA. XD (Also does anyone ever answer „thriller“ or „horror“ here? *lol*)

2. What villain from a book do you identify with the most?

Ohh that’s a tough one. I love villains in books because they are interesting characters but I don’t think I identify with them. Maybe Irial from Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely“ series. He’s the King of the Dark Court faeries and he’s not a bad person. He just has to act the way he does because someone has to do the job. Which reminds me a little bit of Rhysand from ACOTAR. Irial was first though!! *lol* Gosh, I love Irial so much! ❤

3. What protagonist are you most similar to?

I guess I might be a weird mixture of Simon Speer from „Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda“ and Ronan Lynch from „The Raven Boys“. *lol* I know that’s kind of crazy but it is the way it is. *shrugs*

4. Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?

Mhmm „Divergent“?! I loved the first book and was hooked right from the beginning but I didn’t enjoy the second book as much and the third one was kind of a disaster. xD So this series was disappointing for me and after the first book I couldn’t connect to the rest.

5. What recent book would you love to be a character in?

I’d love to be a character in „Red, White and Royal Blue“. Like OMG!! I’d sooo love being friends with the English/American crew! They are amazing! ❤ And of course I’d love to live in a world in which people are so accepting that they’d support love between an English Prince and the son of the American president. Like: Please give me this world!!! It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of! *lol*

6. What do your reading habits show off in your personality?

I adore books with great humour and easy banter and I think that reflects a huge part of my personality. But I’m also reading a lot of serious and sad books so that says quite something about me too. And haha I love LGBTQ+ books so yeah, kinda obvious what that means, right? *lol*

7. What book taught you something about yourself?

Harry Potter. I basically grew up with the series and read the first book when I was about 11 and the last one when I was 19. So HP taught me a lot of things about myself. I think in some way it moulded me and made me the person I am now. XD If anything the question should rather be: What didn’t Harry Potter teach me about myself? *lol*

Rankenzeile

This one was a lot of fun but also kinda tough. *lol*  I’m going to tag:

Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

Elli @ AceReader

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Hamad @ The Book Prescription

Lyn @ Nomadic Worlds

And anyone else who wants to do it! Feel free to link back to me! 😉

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The Identity Crisis Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I saw this tag a while back on Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen’s blog, and it sounded like a lot of fun. XD I’ve always loved to make online tests but I didn’t do one for quite a while so I just couldn’t resist this tag. I mean there are all of my fave series wrapped into one tag and who doesn’t want to know which character you’d be in them? *lol*

Anyway here are my results:

Rules:

  • Take all the quizzes down below and record your answers.
  • NO CHEATING. You get one shot to take each quiz, my friends. I’m watching you.
  • Use this post to give credit to the creator Loretta @ The Laughing Listener or tag me on twitter @LaughnListener so I can see everyone’s answers!!
  • Tag some friends to spread the fun!

Red Queen: Mare

Where would we be without the Lightning Girl?! You hold tight to your principles and are always willing to sacrifice yourself to protect others. But your impulsiveness can sometimes get in your own way. Make sure you give yourself a break every once in a while!

Haha! I’m Mare! Oh dear! I hope I’m the older Mare then and not the one of the first two books! *lol* I liked Mare but she really made some stupid decisions. Oh wait, scratch that. She continued to make them until the end. >_< I mean Cal?!! Seriously? Okay, let’s just be honest and say it: WHAT THE HELL?! Why Mare? XD

 

Shadowhunters: Jem Carstairs & Alec Lightwood

You’re selfless yet guarded, protective and romantic. You value those around you more than yourself, and sometimes you need to be reminded to take a moment for yourself! You’re the friend that everyone loves to have around, even if you doubt it sometimes.

I can’t argue any of that, because it’s actually the truth. I do care about the people around me and I’ve been told that I don’t take enough care of myself so …  Touché! You got me there. Also I always loved Jem and Alec so I’m really happy with this result. 😉

 

Throne of Glass: Dorian & Nesryn

Shockingly, you’re an overwhelmingly sarcastic bookworm! You try to look on the brighter side of things, but your snarky sense of humor hides depths of concern. You’re probably the most responsible of your friends, as they know they can always count on you.

I love this! *lol* Dorian is my fave character and as it seems he’s my fave for a reason. I wouldn’t describe myself as an „overwhelmingly sarcastic bookworm“, but I do tend to be very sarcastic in certain situations. My mom could probably sing a song about it. Haha! And yes, I’m probably a very responsible friend.

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Hunger Games: Cinna

You don’t need to be loud and flamboyant to be popular. Your loving nature and easy personality make people warm to you. You’re creative and have many hidden talents, and although you’re not a big fighter you’ll always play a big part in peoples’ lives.

Now that came as a surprise. I wouldn’t have expected to be Cinna but just like him I’m a very creative person so I guess it makes sense somehow. As for the hidden talents, dare to find out? *lol*

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Harry Potter: Albus Dumbledore

You’re wise, quirky and very trusting. You’re loved and respected by everyone but sometimes you put too much pressure on yourself to make everything right.

Ahh damn. I think the majority of my goodreads friend would agree with that. >_< I don’t think I’m that loved and respected though but I suppose that only emphasizes the putting too much pressure on myself thing. Okay, okay… I’m Albus. (and hopefully will never grow his long beard. 😛 On second thought… it might suit me though. *lol*)

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses: Cassian

Boisterous and crude (and always hungry), you bring a special lightness and humor to even the darkest of days. Your friends love your jokes and your warrior’s spirit, but do they know those are simply shields you use to protect your heart?

And here’s another surprise. I really like Cassian but I didn’t think I’d turn out to be him? Well, at least I’m at the Night Court where I belong. So there’s that. XD I suppose the thing about my humor is true though. I tend to protect my heart with humor so I guess this test was right once again. Jeez! They are good! *shakes head*

 

The Raven Cycle: Ronan Lynch

You are extremely passionate, with your emotions always ranging from one extreme to the next. Although blunt most of the time, you have a tendency of keeping secrets from those close to you. You keep up a facade of toughness and badassary, but you are actually a huge softie on the inside.

HELL YES!! Do I even have to say anything to that?! I’m the embodiment of Ronan Lynch and this really didn’t come as a surprise. Any of my friends could have told you that. *lol* So thanks test for only proving the obvious. 😛

 

Twilight: Jacob Black

Excuse me, yes, you, with the abs of steel? HELLO. Yes, you’re nice to look at, but you’re even nicer to talk to. Your loyalty knows no limits; your heart, ever expanding. Sure, sometimes you don’t like to take no for an answer, but that just means you’re determined! And hey, it worked out fine in the end, right? *cough cough* Renésmee *cough cough*

First of all: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Yep, that dude with the abs of steel is definitely me. *lol* But yep, I was always Team Jacob so I sort of expected this outcome. Still, I don’t know if I’m as nice to look at as Jacob (I mean those abs… *drools*) but I like to think that I’m nice to talk to. So at least I have that one going for me! 😉

 

Folk of the Air: Jude

You are strong and once you make a decision, you won’t back down. Your resilience is both admirable and terrifying at the same time.

Well, they certainly got that one right. Once my mind is set on something I won’t back down. I always have my own opinion about everything and nine times out of ten it’s a very strong one. 😛 I don’t know about the resilience part but it sounds nice. XD

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Lunar Chronicles: Kai

After the death of his mother and father Kai becomes Emperor at a very young age. He is kind and cares deeply for his people and country. Other world leaders believe he is too young to lead and try to pressure him into doing what they want. He always chooses what is right for his people even if he must sacrifice his own happiness.

I just started to read „The Lunar Chronicles“ and Kai is one of my faves! ❤ It’s an honor to have him as a test result and yes, I think I might be kind of like him. Thankfully I don’t have his responsibilities though. Just imagine the pressure of running a country at such a young age! Poor boy! *sends hugs to Kai*

Rankenzeile

This was so much fun!!! ❤

I tag:

Mandy & Sha @ Book Princess Reviews

Miri @ The Book Dragoness

Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad

Elaine @ Elaine Howlin – Book & Journal Blog (I don’t know if you do tags so if you don’t want to do it that’s okay too! 🙂 )

Evelyn @ Evelyn reads (Once again I have no idea if you do tags. If not I’m sorry, don’t mind me! XD)

Alexia @ Right Writing Words

AND YOU!!! If you want to do this feel free to link back to me! 😛

 

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Anything but Books (tag)

Hey there my lovelies!

I was tagged for this by Sha & Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews and I’m glad they thought of me. They have an amazing blog and I’m always honored when they decide to tag me. 😀 If you don’t know their site yet you really have to check it out! XD (I’ll never get tired of saying this. *lol*)

Rankenzeile

name a cartoon character that you love

I’m not really the cartoon kinda person but I always loved animes and I adore „Yuri on Ice“! I swear I watched this series about a thousand times and Victor and Yuri are the best thing ever! ❤

what is your favourite song right now?

Ohh that’s a tough one! I love music so to choose only one song is kinda cruel. XD It’s Christmas time though so I’ll go with a Christmas song here: „Shakin‘ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone“. I swear that song always causes me to dance Jive in my flat! *lol*

what could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)? 

Definitely blogging and writing. I swear I could sit in front of my computer and write for ages. It doesn’t matter if it are blog posts, roleplay posts, poems or reviews. I just love to write. 😀 I have so many thoughts and ideas I want to get down on paper but unfortunately I don’t have all too much time to do it. >_<

what is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Mhmm I dunno. Is there anything that would still surprise you? *lol* I think you all know that I’m a very musical person and that I love to bake and cook. I just spent an entire afternoon in my kitchen dancing to songs that played on the radio while I made Christmas cookies, but I don’t think that’s a surprise. XD

what is your favourite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about? 

Useless knowledge? *lol* I have a weakness for things like that. I mean who else knows that a little fly which was found in the Amazon rainforest was named after Arnold Schwarzenegger and is called: „Megapropodiphora arnoldi“? And did you know that Empress Elisabeth from Austria also known as Sissy had a tattoo? (For the curious among you: It was an anchor on her shoulder 😉 ) I could probably go on and on with this. I swear I have so much useless knowledge I could fill an entire book. Unfortunately a lot of people already did that so *lol* I’m not going to be a writer soon. XD

what is something unusual you know how to do?

Define unusual. Mhmm okay I think this is kinda unusual: I know how to fold a paper three times so that it fits perfectly into an envelope. Whenever my hubby needs to send a letter he comes to me and asks me to do it. By now I only use my visual judgment. *lol* Guess that’s what you get when you have to fold about a thousand letters for a bulk mailing. (Apparently my first job had it’s use after all. XD)

name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us if you can)

The aforementioned Christmas cookies and the birthday cake of my little one! *lol* And yes, I think I’ll induldge you with pictures. 😛 The quality of them is bad though because they were taken with my super old phone. Are you ready? Et voila:

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what is your most recent personal project?

To be healthy again!! I’ve been ill so often this year and I’m really trying my best to strengthen my immune system. This definitely counts as a personal project. XD

tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows)

Okay this might get a little bit philosophical but I think a lot about the world we’re living in and how I am supposed to raise my child in it. I see the trend towards egoism and that a lot of people get what they want just because they are loud and assertive and I can’t help but wonder how my little one fits into it. I want her to be compassionate, honest and open-minded but I’m really afraid that those are characteristics that won’t get her far on the long run. How are you supposed to swim in the ocean of life if you’re the only one who cares for the feelings of others? Maybe my job caused me to be embittered but I see this world and its relentless and ugly parts every single day and it breaks my heart how little those who have everything care about the people that are not so fortunate. I can only speak for myself but my parents raised me to be a righteous and compassionate person and no matter how thankful I am for their education and their values I have to admit that I never had it easy. And *lol* damn this got really philosophical here! Sorry! >_<

give us something that’s your favourite, but make it oddly specific

Lying down on my sofa (after a long and cold day) with a good book when the little one is finally in bed and getting all sleepy while I read. So sleepy that my eyes close and I startle out of my sleep because the book fell on my nose. *lol*

say the first thing that pops into your head

I’m already done?

Rankenzeile

I tag:

Miri @ The Book Dragoness

Hamad @ The Book Prescription

Elli @ AceReader

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

readingtonic ( I don’t know if you do tags but if you do them I’d love to read your answers!)

*hugs’n’kisses*

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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! 😉

Rankenzeile

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! 🙂