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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to another round of my montly blog meme „SASSY Saturday“!

How does it work? Well, that’s easy! 😉

All you have to do is to follow those three golden rules:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (The Sassy Library Fox) and link back. (so I can see all your amazing answers!)
2. Answer the 5 questions below!
3. AND enjoy doing the blog meme! 😛

„SASSY Saturday“ is planned to be a monthly meme but if you want to do it more often feel free to go for it! This meme was created to get to know other bloggers, their new obsessions and to reflect on your own last month! Above all it was created to have fun though! 😉 If you want you can also use the banner I created! This said let’s head to the good part:

S – Series you loved this month

You’re Beautiful: Okay this k-drama is definitely very unknown because I never heard of it until it popped up on my Netflix feed. *lol* But boy was it good!! I was buddy watching this with the Yoongi to my V once again and we both loved it so much. (Honestly it was so funny we laughed tears.) It’s about a girl that has a twin brother named Ko Mi-nam who’s an idol and his manager is desperate and convinces her to pose as her brother because Mi-nam has gone abroad in order to get surgery. So yeah, of course she says yes and suddenly finds herself in the k-pop bands apartment and is forced to pose as her brother for weeks. *lol* I guess you can already imagine all the trouble she gets into while she’s posing as her brother and if you know anything about k-pop idols you know they are all gorgeous and sweet. So yeah, being a girl among them… *flame and hearty eyes emoji* *LOL*

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Heartstopper: I won’t say a lot about „Heartstopper“ in here because I basically binge watched the entire series in a week (Yes, as a parent that’s binging for you. *lol*) and wrote an entire blog post about it! Yes, it was me raving about the series non-stop and if you’ve missed the blog post here’s the link: „Heartstopper“ TV series: I legit smiled through my tears! T_T Enjoy! ;-P

A – Author you discovered

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L. Philips – Sometime After Midnight

I legit only read 3 books last month and it’s a miracle but I actually haven’t read any of the authors before. *lol* So I’m kinda spoilt for choice but I’ll just pick the book that got the most paws from me and that was „Sometime After Midnight“! It’s about two boys that come from totally different backgrounds and meet one night at a concert, but before anything happens the boy in the converse runs away and Cameron is left with a picture of his shoes. *lol* So yep, it started out as some sort of Cinderella retelling but it turned into so, so, so much more! Honestly I will write a long review about this because it deserves it! ❤

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Jimin & Ha Sungwoon – With You

I swear as ARMY you never have a quiet minute! *lol* Especially not when our boys prepare for a comeback in June! First Jimin & Ha Sungwoon’s OST came out and only a couple of days later SUGA released his „That That“ with Psy. *lol* Since I’ll probably listen to „That That“ all of May and will feature it in my next SASSY Saturday I decided to go with Jimin’s OST this month. XD It’s really so good and his lovely voice gets a chance to shine. =) It’s very calming and I love to listen to it on the train.

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

Haha! There were so many things that caught me off guard in April. In good and bad ways I may add. *lol* The super bad surprise was that my hubby actually got Covid right before Easter and our Easter holidays were spent in quarantine. >_< My hubby had to stay at home for 10 days and my kid was at home too because she could have infected other kids at the kindergarten and I was the only one that was allowed to go out and do grocery shopping etc. So uff. It was a busy time. XD Plus even more busy because at the beginning of April I decided to go on an educational sabbatical for a year and I had to organize everything at work and in my freetime. But hey, it has to get better now, right? *lol*

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

BTS (Bangtan Boys): J-Hope @ BooksWithNatasa

I really like this series on Natasa’s blog and even though I’ve been ARMY for years I still find out new things about our boys! ❤ I love that she gives all of them a moment to shine and it’s always fun to read her posts! =) If you don’t know her blog yet and are ARMY as well you need to check it out. Also she posts a lot about books as well so as a reader you can’t go wrong either! *lol* 😉 I think what I want to say is: Go to Natasa’s blog! XD

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Have you watched „Heartstopper“ too and what did you think about it? Who is your fave character from the show? Did you have to go through quarantine as well and how is the current Covid situation in your country? (Over here it’s slowly getting better) And which new author did you discover last month?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

And as always, stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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„Heartstopper“ TV series: I legit smiled through my tears! T_T

Hey there, my lovelies!

For a long time I didn’t know what to write as my Saturday post but after finishing the Netflix adaptation of “Heartstopper” yesterday I decided that I needed to talk about this show because damn it!!! It’s so, so, SO good! How could I not rave about this show? XD

Just to give you a warning if you haven’t watched the series in full yet: There will be some spoilers ahead so please keep that in mind before you continued to read. I don’t want to hold back and honestly, I can’t hold myself back. I just need to rave and let it out! *lol*

So this said let’s jump right into it and talk about this awesome show!

  • The first thing I have to point out here is the actors! They all did such a great job and I love that they are all truly diverse!! If you follow the show on IG you might have seen some interviews with the actors and I just love that they are part of the LGBTQAI+ community as well. I mean Joe Locke who plays Charlie is actually gay, Yasmin Finney who plays Elle is a trans girl and the person that plays Darcy goes by they/them pronouns! I can’t say how happy it makes me that there is actual and real representation in this show! They know what they are acting and talking about because they made the experiences themselves! This is amazing and I love it so much!! Alone because of this the series feels so authentic and real!

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  • They really held to the comic and there were scenes when you could have taken the comic in hand and would have seen the same scene on screen! ❤ I don’t even have to tell you how amazing this is because everyone who loves book series and saw the movie adaptations knows how often they get it wrong. Not here! Nope!! The “Heartstopper” crew did a marvellous job and I loved how many scenes they took from the comics. Also the leaves!!! AHHH! And the little comic moments like for instance the literal “lightning” that sparked over their hands when Nick wanted to take Charlie’s hand into his! ADKFASKFDASJDFK!
  • It was nice to get additional members of the cast and to see the girl’s school and troubles as well. In the comic their story was told through memories but in the Netflix show we see a lot of it happening in the same time line and that was just great! I loved that Elle and Tao’s story got a chance to shine as well and the fact that Darcy and Tara were such a huge part in the show made me really happy! =) Not to mention Tao’s amazing comebacks! That boy!! He’s at least as quick-witted as I am and whenever he talked back to Harry I was grinning to myself. *lol*

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  • The Tori and Isaac appreciation moment! I can’t even put into words how much I loved Tori and her short appearances! This girl always comes out of thin air and is the best sister ever! ❤ When she comforted Charlie I basically cried with them. T_T Also Tori has such great one-liners I can’t even. Haha! She’s amazing! Isaac is a character that wasn’t introduced to us in the comics and got included in the show but I really loved him and his calm nature. Plus the way he picks up on romantic feelings! It’s like he has some sort of radar for it! XD I really hope we’ll get more of Isaac in the next season and I can’t wait to see where his character will go. (My bestie and I talked about him and we both got an aro/ace vibe from him so yeah, I don’t know if that is true but it would be amazing to have an aro/ace rep in this show as well!)
  • Kit Connor’s acting! This boy is awesome! I absolutely loved how he conveyed Nick’s feelings! From the confusion he felt about falling for Charlie, right to feeling torn about his friends and the way they behaved towards the person he loved. His insecurity whenever he was confronted with his sexuality and his fear of coming out. ARADFKLASDFJASKDF! Also that scene when he tried to figure out his sexuality and did some research on the internet! I loved that they took this 1:1 from the comic and it’s such an important representation because ahh it really happens! I can relate and probably everyone else can too! XD

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  • The “lifeline hugs”!! And yes I’m giving them their own spot because they are so damn amazing!! Find yourself someone that hugs you like Nick Nelson hugs Charlie Spring!!! ❤ Like his life would depend on it, like he’s the only thing that matters, like he’s the only one that understands and sees him, like he’s the most precious and important thing in the world!! ADKFASDFJASDFLASDFJADFJKLFDJASDKFLASD! *dies*

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  • Ben and Harry! They were as horrible and despicable as in the comic and the two actors who played them did a really amazing job! Especially if you looked behind the scenes and saw that they are nothing like Ben and Harry in real life. *lol* That’s great acting right there!
  • And last but not least: My favourite scenes! Their first kiss in the empty ballroom had me laughing and crying at the same time! Not to mention the scene when Nick comes to Charlie the next day all wet in the rain! ARGH!!! They were so damn adorable and the chemistry of the two actors blew the screen! I absolutely loved and adored their acting. You could really feel their cuteness and I think the sentence I wrote the most to my bestie while watching was “Why are they so damn adorable?!” *lol* I think my two favourite scenes are the one when Nick wanted to hold Charlie’s hand – and you literally could see the sparks flying – and the scene of Nick coming out to his mum! I’m still crying about that one, I did when I read the comic and I did while watching the show. I really wish every parent of a member of the LGBTQAI+ community would react the same way Nick’s mum did. The way she made sure that he knew he was still her son and that she’d always love him no matter what… T_T I’m in tears again! ❤ This moment was so precious and my heart is bleeding for every member of the LGBTQAI+ community that didn’t get it. If you read this and your coming out wasn’t as smooth as Nick’s: You are loved and special and you are amazing! Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise! ❤

23 gay reactions to the Nick Nelson coming out scene in Heartstopper

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I probably could go on and on raving about this series but I think I’ll just end it here before it truly gets out of hand! (If it didn’t already. *lol*) As you can see I really loved the show and I’m so tempted to rewatch it again and to watch out for the things I missed the first time around. XD I’m sure I missed so many things because I was just too excited to finally see it on screen.

Anyway! What about you?! Did you read the comics and watch the show?! Did you enjoy it as much as I did and if yes what were your favourite moments? What do you think about the acting and the diverse representation? Do you think the series is as good as the comics or even better?!

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to another round of my montly blog meme „SASSY Saturday“!

How does it work? Well, that’s easy! 😉

All you have to do is to follow those three golden rules:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (The Sassy Library Fox) and link back. (so I can see all your amazing answers!)
2. Answer the 5 questions below!
3. AND enjoy doing the blog meme! 😛 

„SASSY Saturday“ is planned to be a monthly meme but if you want to do it more often feel free to go for it! This meme was created to get to know other bloggers, their new obsessions and to reflect on your own last month! Above all it was created to have fun though! 😉 If you want you can also use the banner I created! This said let’s head to the good part:

S – Series you loved this month

All of Us Are Dead: I don’t know if you already know that about me but I love zombie movies and series. So there was no way I could miss out on that new South Korean series on Netlfix. And boy am I glad I started to watch it because this was great! XD Okay it was very gory and extremely suspenseful too but from a sociological POV this series was also very interesting. I loved how it played with the fact that humans are sometimes worse than mindless zombies. Highly recommended if you love zombie movies/series too! =)

A – Author you discovered

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Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson

Okay, almost all of the books I read in March were actually books from new authors I discovered so it’s hard to pick just one, but I decided to go with „Sorcery of Thorns“ because it’s been the only 5 star book last month. 😉 This was such an amazing read and I loved it to bits and pieces!! Alone the idea of huge libraries that hold dangerous thinking and feeling grimoires which are guarded by wardens?! Amazing! Add the great characters to it and you get one of the best books I read this year. My absolute fave was Silas though! I want more Silas in my life!!! AHHHHH!!!! ❤


S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Clarity – Sam Tsui & Kurt Schneider cover

I know this song cover is super old but I love Sam Tsui, Kurt Schneider and their „gang“! *lol* I swear they make some of the best covers ever and I always rediscover them again and again when I scroll through my i-pod. Also I love the lyrics to this song… ahh my heart. ❤

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

Lots of stuff that has to do with my work, but that’s a story for another day. I’m trying to think of something else that surprised me but quite honestly, this time around I can’t think of a single thing? Maybe it’s because I was so busy in March that I basically lived in my own bubble. >_< I guess if anything surprised me then it was the fact that my allergies were halfway okay this month!? *lol* Apparently my therapy works and it’s not as bad as it used to be?! *knocks on wood*

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

My Book Buying Experiences and Habits by May @ Forever and Everly

I really enjoyed May’s post about book buying habits because I could relate to it so much! I’m on BookTube and Bookstagram too but I don’t get how so many of the people on there can make bookhauls with more than 30+ books. Like how?! *lol* I’d be broke if I’d buy so many books so about 90% of the books I read are actually borrowed from my library. ❤ Libraries for the win! 😉 Anyway, May’s post was great, so please check it out! =)

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Which song did you love last month and do you have songs you always return to as well? Was there something that surprised you last month? And which series did you watch? (Do you find zombies fascinating too? *lol*)

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

And as always, stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to another round of my montly blog meme „SASSY Saturday“!

How does it work? Well, that’s easy! 😉

All you have to do is to follow those three golden rules:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (The Sassy Library Fox) and link back. (so I can see all your amazing answers!)
2. Answer the 5 questions below!
3. AND enjoy doing the blog meme! 😛

„SASSY Saturday“ is planned to be a monthly meme but if you want to do it more often feel free to go for it! This meme was created to get to know other bloggers, their new obsessions and to reflect on your own last month! Above all it was created to have fun though! 😉 If you want you can also use the banner I created! This said let’s head to the good part:

S – Series you loved this month

Hotel Del Luna: I was so curious about IU’s „resting bitch face“ in this series and of course about IU herself! I mean she’s a legend! 😉 Boy, I had no idea what we’d get ourselves into. Because yes, I buddy watched this series with, my Yoongi once again and it was amazing! XD So for everyone of you who has never heard of it before: It’s a series about a hotel for ghosts that were violently torn from their lives. Hotel Del Luna gives them a place to recover before they continue to go into the afterlife. And IU is the cold hearted owner of said hotel. She always needs a human manager to do mange the human affiars though and so it comes that a young man named Chan-sung enters her hotel. And the rest. Well, you’ll have to find out for yourself but I can promise you this series will give you all the feels!!! ❤ I loved it so much! Also IU and Yeo Jin-goo are both gorgeous. XD

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A – Author you discovered

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Namina Forna – The Gilded Ones

I only read 4 books last months and Namina Forna was the only author I didn’t know yet. The first half of „The Gilded Ones“ was pretty tropey and felt like I already read similar books but I’m glad I continued to read because the rest of the book was great and it developed into its own story. =) I’ll definitely pick up the sequel as well! I’m curious where the story is heading. XD

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Jung Kook – Stay Alive (produced by SUGA)

I just can’t help it but as long as BTS and their members release amazing music like that I’ll have to rave about it! XD I mean this is a a masterpiece and Jung Kook’s voice is heavenly!!! The fact SUGA produced the song and gave it his own voice as well is the icing on the cake and ahh! I just love what my two boys did here! ❤ I’ve been listening to this song all February long and I’m still not tired of it.

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

That I actually celebrated my 1 year anniversary on BookTube. Like how?! I vaguely remember coming up with the idea after my birthday last year and my sister and brother-in-law encouraged me to go for it, but quite honestly I never would have thought that I’d actually go through with it and that it would be so much fun. *lol* I really hope that I’ll celebrate even more BookTube anniversaries. Also I can’t help but be surprised by the number of subscribers. I mean it’s only been a year and 243 people are actually watching my videos. I’m mind-blown! And very, very grateful for all this support! ❤ T_T

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

#TTT 8/2/22- Queer Books Coming Out in 2022 I’d LOVE To Read by Hundreds & Thousands of Books

I really enjoyed this blog post by Hundreds & Thousands of Books and of course I was super happy to get LGBTQ+ book recs for 2022. 😉 I’m always here for LGBTQAI+ content so to discover this blog post was perfect. Can’t wait for the books to come out! So if you’re looking for your next queer read just check out her blog post and when you’re already at it give my friend some love! ❤

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Are you reading „Chakho“ too and if yes, do you like it’s theme song as well? Which kind of series did you watch in February and did you discover a new author you can recommend?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

And as always, stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to another round of my montly blog meme „SASSY Saturday“!

How does it work? Well, that’s easy! 😉

All you have to do is to follow those three golden rules:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (The Sassy Library Fox) and link back. (so I can see all your amazing answers!)
2. Answer the 5 questions below!
3. AND enjoy doing the blog meme! 😛 

„SASSY Saturday“ is planned to be a monthly meme but if you want to do it more often feel free to go for it! This meme was created to get to know other bloggers, their new obsessions and to reflect on your own last month! Above all it was created to have fun though! 😉 If you want you can also use the banner I created! This said let’s head to the good part:

S – Series you loved this month

Emily in Paris: I needed to watch something nice that would let me dive into another world for a little while and „Emily in Paris“ was the perfect series to do that! XD I basically binge watched this, because the episodes are all between 25 – 30 minutes and there were only about 10 in every season. This said: I absolutely fell in love with Mindy and Luc. *lol* Those two are amazing and ahh Mindy can sing! ❤ I loved all the covers she sang in this series! Especially „Dynamite“ and „La vie en rose“. So good! =)

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A – Author you discovered

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Natasha Ngan – „Girls of Paper and Fire“

This was the first book of the series and I really enjoyed it. When I went into this I didn’t know that the demons look like animals so that was quite a surprise, but it somehow still worked for me? XD I dunno. *lol* The f/f relationship was such a slow burn but I found myself enjoying it a lot. I think the romance was very realistic and it was forbidden love so that kinda added even more spice to the story. Very curious about book two.

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

No More Dream – BTS

I already knew this song (of course I did because I’m ARMY ;-P) but I kinda rediscovered it in January and I love it so much! XD One of the most interesting things about the „2 COOL 4 SKOOL“ album is the fact that Jungkook actually started out as rapline! Which only proves that he’s truly the golden maknae of the group. He’s so good at rapping! And knowing this album exists makes me kinda sad that we don’t get to see a lot of rapping JK anymore. *lol* Also TaeTae could have easily been a part of the rapline too. =)

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

That I was all alone at work for two weeks because all of my co-workers were knocked out due to Covid. >_< I never saw that one coming. I somehow always thought that at least two of us would be in the office but no such luck. Now some of them are back again and I’m so glad I’m not alone anymore. Still, I’m super exhausted and you can bet that I won’t do anything this weekend. I feel like I need a holiday. XD

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Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

„Book to movie adaptations coming in 2022“ by Elli @ AceReader

I really enjoyed this blog post because I didn’t know so many book adaptations will come out this year! I’m especially pumped for „Heartstopper“ because OMG!!! And it’s even going to be on Netflix so YESH!!! ❤ If you want to know which other books will be made into movies or series I highly recommend you to read Elli’s amazing post! 😉 Thank you, Elli!

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you watch „Emily in Paris“ too and if yes, who was your favourite character? What surprised you last month? And which song were you obsessed with? XD

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to another round of my montly blog meme „SASSY Saturday“!

How does it work? Well, that’s easy! 😉

All you have to do is to follow those three golden rules:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (The Sassy Library Fox) and link back. (so I can see all your amazing answers!)
2. Answer the 5 questions below!
3. AND enjoy doing the blog meme! 😛 

„SASSY Saturday“ is planned to be a monthly meme but if you want to do it more often feel free to go for it! This meme was created to get to know other bloggers, their new obsessions and to reflect on your own last month! Above all it was created to have fun though! 😉 If you want you can also use the banner I created! This said let’s head to the good part:

S – Series you loved this month

Her Private Life: I was still watching „Her Private Life“ because I was horrible at watching TV series before Christmas. Too much stress had me falling asleep on my sofa so *lol* no tv series for me in December. I did manage to watch a couple of christmassy movies though so I suppose there’s that. I guess next month I’ll have watched more series again so stay tuned. 😉

A – Author you discovered

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Mexican Gothic

I rarely read in the genre of horror but this book was great! I really loved the atmosphere of „Mexican Gothic“ and the cemetery next to the house, the constant fog surrounding it, the mysterious happenings at High Place and it’s very odd and cold residents drew me in like nobody’s business. XD So if you’re looking for something mysterious that isn’t all too creepy and rather rocks the gross vibe I’m sure you’ll enjyo that one too. 😉


S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

V – Christmas Tree

How could I not talk about this beautiful song? I love Tae’s voice and the kind of music he makes as a solo artist. ❤ His music is so soothing and it always makes me happy to listen to his voice. Honestly, he never ceases to amaze me and I could listen to his songs for hours. (Scratch that, I actually DO listen to them for hours. *lol*) Anyway! This is the soundtrack to a new k-drama named „Our Beloved Summer“ and it just got on Netflix so you can bet I’ll watch the hell out of this too. *lol* Yoongi are you ready to watch it with me? XD

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

Last month there was something positive and something negative that surprised me and caught me off guard:

1.) My BookTube channel grew immensely and I’m so thankful for all the new people that subscribed to it! Like seriously! You guys have no idea how much it means to me that you’re following my blog and subscribing to my channel. ❤ I think I’ll never stop being amazed by that. =)

2.) 3 of my precious seven boys are having Covid right now! T_T And that information reached ARMY on the 24th and the 25th of December. So it kind of felt like a blow in the middle of the holiday celebrations! I really wish them all the best and that they’ll all be healthy soon! NamYoonJin take care and take your time to get healthy again. ARMY will wait for you guys so you don’t have to worry! We’ll always be with you! Fighting! ❤

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

New Year, ____ Me by Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

You all know I’m a sucker for poetry so it probably won’t surprise you that I chose a poem blog post this month. I loved Isabelle’s poem and I think it has a great message! We all should go into 2022 with positive thoughts and do what we love. Heaven knows the world is a grimm place right now so we should try to find happiness in the little things that give us joy! XD

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you already listen to „Christmas Tree“? Did you watch more series than I and if yes can you recommend me some? XD What surprised you last month and who wrote your favourite blog post?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

And as always, stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Achievements of 2021 & My bookish New Year’s resolutions for 2022

Hey there, my lovelies!

Soon a new year is about to start and since it’s basically a tradition now I thought it would be good to take a closer look at my achievements of 2021. It’s always nice to take a closer look at what I wanted to achieve at the beginning of the year and what I actually achieved during it. I’m pretty certain most of my goals went right out of the window once again because Covid-19 still kept us busy and the stress I had at work got me into a big reading slump that lasted for almost 6 months. >_< But maybe, just maybe, I actually managed to reach at least some of my goals? XD Anyway, let’s find out and compare notes so I can go right into the next year with a super clean slate. Also it’s always good to remember and to celebrate what we achieved, especially in 2021. I need a positive outlook into the next year, because I’m sure it will be better! ;-P (It just has to be!!!)

This said 2021 was: Horrible! *lol* To sum it up with just one word. I swear 2021 cost me quite a lot of nerves and produced a couple of new grey hairs and I realized a lot of things about myself and my life. The only person who can change anything about it is me though so I’m determined to make some changes. I want to be happy again and I realized that there were a lot of things that made me unhappy last year. Due to that it feels like I haven’t been happy for a long time and I think I deserve to be happy. We all do! So 2022 here I come! Things will change because they need to!

So without further ado let’s go right to the awesome achievements and the good things that happened to me in 2021:

–  I recently celebrated my third year of blogging and it’s been one hell of a freaky ride so far! *lol* I love to have my personal space in that huge place we call the internet and l’m very glad I managed to keep my baby alive. I need my blog because I can be creative on here and because I can be myself. =) To have a space to call your own is amazing and I really want to be more active once again. In 2021 it felt like I was stumbling from one blog post to the next and I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to plan ahead and give you the content you deserve. So I’ll do better next year. I promise! ❤

– Despite my struggle to keep my blog running I still managed to be somewhat consistent and continued to write 2 blog posts a week. And yes, that IS an achievement. Some weeks (when I did  a TTT topic) I even accomplished to post thrice and I’m glad I was able to be a part of the blogging community. 😉 I didn’t do a lot of blog hopping due to time issues but I definitely want to do more of it next year. Your posts deserve to be read and I’m sorry I was such a bad friend.

– I managed not to get another gastritis!? *lol* Yes, that’s actually an achievement for me. Work and life in general had me so stressed out that I almost got one before Christmas. (Which would have sucked because all that good food!!! XD) Considering the impossibility of going for a healthy diet it’s no surprise my stomach revolted though. I mean I commute to work 4 days a week and get up at 5 a.m., I can’t eat in the train because FFP2 masks, so I only eat breakfast at work and once I get home after picking my kid up from kindergarten. Which is about 3:30 p.m. So one goal for 2022 is definitely to eat healthy and to take more care of myself.

– I read 57 books in 2021 (so far, I still have a couple of days left ;-P ) and was able to finish my goodreads challenge. I initially set it on 45 books and despite my horrible reading slump I still managed to exceed it. ❤ I count that as a big achievement but I still hope that I’ll be able to read more next year. *lol* I don’t feel like myself when I’m not reading. XD

– I went for the second round of my own tag – The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!) and I did my SASSY Saturday blog meme each and every single month! I just love to do that one because it’s nice to talk about other things than books every once in a while! It’s always good to talk about things that excite you. 😉

– I continued to write! I might not have gone for a lot of rp-posts (I’m so sorry!! T_T ) but I still wrote reviews and poetry. And I even started to write the prologue for a book idea that has been spinning in my head for months. 😀 I don’t know if I’ll ever finish this story, but I definitely want to try! Maybe it will become a book one day… who knows? XD

– The publishing house Simon & Schuster asked me if they could use a quote of my review of „Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe“ for their mailing box to promote the second book. Which was such an honour! Of course I said YES immediately! Naive me only asked to see a picture of the finished product but the publisher asked me for my address and even sent the entire box my way! Including book one and two!! If you ever wanted to see me freak out you can watch my Unboxing video here: ARC Unboxing – Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World!  I’m still so happy about this I could cry! T_T

– I finally had the guts to start my own BookTube Channel and Instagram! (thesassylibraryfox3) 😉 And it’s going great! =)) I never thought I’d have so much fun creating my own video content and to edit it but I do?! It’s one of the few things that actually brought me a lot of joy in 2021 and I definitely want to continue with it. I hope even more people will join me on this freaky ride because I’m having the time of my life on BookTube! *lol* ❤ As for Instagram. So far I only posted my photography on there but I think I might go for a couple of Bookstagram pictures too. I want it to be a mixture of life, photography, Bookstagram and whatever else I can think of. I don’t want to commit myself to just one thing because I’m too multifaceted for that. XD Do what you want with that statement. *lol*

– I reached the glorious number of 400 followers on my blog and I couldn’t be more happy. I’m so thankful for all your support and for everyone who still bothers to read my blog posts. You have no idea how much this means to me! ❤ Also, hello and welcome to everyone who clicked that follow button! I’m glad you became part of my „kits“ and I promise I’ll try my best to keep it interesting. 😀

– I joined NetGalley in 2020 and in 2021 I actually managed to get approved for some of the ARCs I requested! XD I know that might sound like a small achievement but believe me for an international book blogger and BookTuber it’s not. So there’s that! 😉

My bookish New Year’s resolutions for 2021 vs. what actually happened and what is hopefully going to happen in 2022:

– Don’t read more than 5 books at the same time! (Well, I think it’s safe to say that I failed terribly at following this rule. Most of the time I had 7 books on my „currently read“, because stupid me thought that to have a big variety would get me out of my reading slump. Haha! I couldn’t have been more wrong. Kits, whatever you do, don’t start to read a gazillion books when you’re already in a slump. It won’t help. Lesson learned. Let’s move on. XD)

– Don’t add more than 275 books to my TBR pile. (Okay, I’m such a fail! *lol* There are 296 books on my TBR right now. And I didn’t just fail to get the number down to 275 I also added a lot of books to it so no wonder I failed! >_< I think for 2022 I’ll just try to get it down to 290? Is that a realistic goal? Yep, I think I can do that. =)

– Read the books I already own!! (Actually I was pretty good at that one. I read almost all of the physical copies on my shelves and there aren’t a lot of books left I haven’t read. As for my e-reader… umm yeah… that’s an entirely different story for another day. ;-P )

– Don’t borrow more than 15 books at the same time from my library! Never change a running system! XD I was right to keep to this number because at the moment it are 16! And this even though there was a lockdown and I was tempted to borrow more books than usual.  Let’s keep that number for 2022 as well. 😉

– Stick to My Book List 2021 and finish My Book List 2020My Book List 2019! Umm yeah…  I can only repeat myself here: This wasn’t happening. At all! XD Like seriously, what did I even think? Haha! I still didn’t manage to finish My Book List 2019 and didn’t even get close to finishing my 2020 list, let alone to finish My Book List 2021. >_< Still, I know 2022 is going to be the year in which I finally finish my 2019 list! I know I can do it! I got this! I repeat, I got this! *lol* (Or I’m just delul. Haha!)

– I voved improvement and said I would continue with my „Hugs’n’kisses OR Dismissed by the Missus/Messrs blog meme but that didn’t really happen. I think I only did it twice? Why am I like that? T_T *lol* No wonder my TBR grew again! In my defence I was super consistent with my SASSY Saturday though! I did one every month and it was fun to talk about other things than books as well. So for 2022 I’ll definitely keep it and will try to throw in a couple of „Hugs’n’Kisses“ posts too. Wish me luck! I’ll need it. Haha!

– I said I’d try to create more of my own book tags and …. I didn’t. *lol* I went for volume two of my The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!) though and it was fun to see how many new LGBTQ+ books I read during just a year. Still, I’ve a lot of ideas for new tags and I hope I’ll be able to create some of them in 2022. I just need time. Ha! Don’t we all? T_T (My original BTS Book Tag is going to happen no matter what though! I just need to do that one! It’s been on my mind for ages. 😀 )

– Get 400 followers on my blog! Okay my current number is 465 and I have no idea how that happened but obviously I reached that goal? Not that I’m going to complain! *lol* Quite the contrary! Thank you for joining me on this fun ride! 😉 To all of you who wondered if I fainted when I reached my goal of 400: The answer to that would be „yes!“. For me to reach 400 followers is such a milestone becaue when I started with my blog every blogger that had more than 400 followers was my heroine/hero and I was in awe of such a huge following. (Tbh I still am. I mean woah there are 465 of you out there reading my blog posts… T_T) Let’s not think too much about it or I’m gonna cry for real. ❤ I think in 2022 I want to make it to 500. I know it might be impertinent to hope for even more, but I’m a very driven person and you always should have a goal in life.

– Reorganize my physical bookshelves. I did that! YESH! Finally something I did! Haha! Something tells me I might have to reorganize it soon though. There are a couple of books I want to get rid off and others I want to add, plus I think I could use even more space in my shelves if I pile books on top? Ohh this is going to be fun. *lol*

– Start an Instagram and make a short video. Haha! OMG! I think I kinda exceeded my own expectations on that one. XD I created my own Instagram account (thesassylibaryfox3) in December (At least I think it was only a couple of weeks ago?! TMI: I joined the day BTS joined with their private accounts. *lol*) and I started my own BookTube channel  in February 2021. So umm yep, that was definitely more than I ever expected to go for. Haha! If you have Instagram or BookTube let me know! I’d love to follow your acounts! 😉

– Relocate some of my longer reviews from goodreads to my blog. I definitely did that! 😀 Every time I went for a TTT blog post I posted thrice a week and got another one of my old reviews on my blog. So I guess we can put a checkmark on this. 🙂 And because I wrote so many reviews I’ll continue to transfer them to my blog in 2022.

– I hoped to go for a reading theme in 2022 but considering the current Covid situation I doubt I’ll go for one. I just want to read the books I want to read and follow my instincts. I WILL host a Readalong on my BookTube, Blog and Instagram though so watch out for that one! The more the merrier! ;-P

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So if you read all this you get a medal from me! ;-P I know this was super long so I’m very thankful if you actually read this post until now! 2021 felt like it was over in the blink of an eye and it was pobably one of the fastes years ever. At least for me it felt that way.  XD How was your 2021? Did you follow your TBR or did you become a mood reader? Which goals did you set yourself and were you able to accomplish them? What got you through this second year of the pandemic? (Not gonna lie. My formular to get through 2021 consisted of watching k-dramas on Netflix, listening to and watching BTS dance, lots of Netflix & Chill ice cream when I had an especially bad day *lol*, reading and dancing my heart out whenever I could and of talking with my besties for hours.) How did you cope with 2021?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

Allgemein, Sassy Antics

SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to another round of my montly blog meme „SASSY Saturday“!

How does it work? Well, that’s easy! 😉

All you have to do is to follow those three golden rules:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (The Sassy Library Fox) and link back. (so I can see all your amazing answers!)
2. Answer the 5 questions below!
3. AND enjoy doing the blog meme! 😛 

„SASSY Saturday“ is planned to be a monthly meme but if you want to do it more often feel free to go for it! This meme was created to get to know other bloggers, their new obsessions and to reflect on your own last month! Above all it was created to have fun though! 😉 If you want you can also use the banner I created! This said let’s head to the good part:

S – Series you loved this month

Her Private Life: My Yoongi and I are at it again and are buddy watching another k-drama together. And this one was such a perfect choice for us because it’s about a museum curator that’s secretly a fangirl and adores Si-an the singer of a k-pop band! *lol* She’s the creator of a fanpage named „The Road to Si-an“ and I just love this series so much! It’s funny but also cute and has all those „awww“ moments I crave for atm, plus it surprised me which is always rare. So yep, this is amazing and I can totally recommend it if you’re part of a fandom as well. 😉

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A – Author you discovered

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Kacen Callender – Felix Ever After

I really enjoyed this book so much and it made me think a lot and I just love it?! Kacen Callender wrote such a good and thought provoking story and I was so here for it! XD I can’t wait to read more of them and I’m sure their other books will be amazing too! Also that gorgeous cover! I’ll never get tired of looking at those beautiful bright colours. ❤


S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Never Not – Lauv

I love this song so much! It’s beautiful with wonderful lyrics and very slow and calm. And I can actually sing it with mostly hitting the right notes. *lol* I think every ARMY knows this one, because JK as well as Tae sang it. I’ve known „Never Not“ for quite a while but for some reason I just rediscovered it. Maybe because I need calming music lately.

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

My reading slump! I had no idea that I even was in one until I realized that I barely read anything these days and that I’m always too tired to pick up a book. T_T I only managed to read 3 books and 2 mangas last month and it’s not funny. It’s not that I don’t want to read or that I’m not in the mood for it, it’s more that I just don’t have the time and when I do I’m so tired from work and my private life that I just can’t read without my eyes falling shut after 3 pages. >_< Send help!! I want to get rid of this slump. XD I need a vacation… badly.

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Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

3 Signs You Probably Should DNF That Book @ BooksWithNatasa

I never ever dnf’d a book but I really liked Natasa’s blog post and totally agreed with everything she said at the beginning of her blog post. So far it seems like I’m mostly lucky with my book choices but if I ever see one of those signs I’ll know what to do. *lol* Thank you for that blog post, Natasa! =)

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you already know „Never Not“ through BTS as well? What kind of tv show did you watch last month and was it good? How do you get out of a reading slump?! Any ideas how I can get out of mine? (Aside of going on a vacation, of course. *lol*)

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Sassy Library Fox

Allgemein, Sassy Antics

Your Assumptions About Me

Hey there, my lovelies!

At the end of September I celebrated my 3rd Bloggiversary and asked you about your assumptions about me. So many of you sent me assumptions and some of them were surprising while others caused me to smile or even made me laugh! *lol* Since three years is such a long time I decided to involve my BookTube as well and in the end didn’t only ask for assumptions about me over there as well but also decided to make a video out of all the assumptions I got. It was fun! XD Well, at least for me it was! *lol* I hope you’ll have fun watching it too! So without further ado: Here are my answers (truths) about your assumptions about me!

BookTubers & YouTubers I mentioned:

Lauren @ https://www.youtube.com/c/PaperbackEm…
Ellen Onoda @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3_…
Johanna @ https://www.youtube.com/user/jolroyo/
EpicTalez @ https://www.youtube.com/c/EpicTalez
Katja @ https://www.youtube.com/c/KatjaWeinert
Kaitlyn Hantz @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aW…
Sara Jesus @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdcX…

Book Bloggers & Bloggers I mentioned:

IB @ https://itsib.home.blog/
Andge @ https://downtherabbitholeblog.com/
Brianna @ https://briannasbooksandrandomness.wo…
Pannaga @ https://stateofcrazee.wordpress.com/
Sabrina @ https://paperplanenomad.wordpress.com/

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This said I wanted to thank you all for joining the fun and for sending me so many assumptions! I had such a blast when I read through them and it was even more fun to answer them! =) So what about you? Were you right with your assumptions about me or did I give you an answer you would have never expected?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

Allgemein, Sassy Antics

SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to another round of my montly blog meme „SASSY Saturday“!

How does it work? Well, that’s easy! 😉

All you have to do is to follow those three golden rules:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (The Sassy Library Fox) and link back. (so I can see all your amazing answers!)
2. Answer the 5 questions below!
3. AND enjoy doing the blog meme! 😛 

„SASSY Saturday“ is planned to be a monthly meme but if you want to do it more often feel free to go for it! This meme was created to get to know other bloggers, their new obsessions and to reflect on your own last month! Above all it was created to have fun though! 😉 If you want you can also use the banner I created! This said let’s head to the good part:

S – Series you loved this month

Sex Education: So since my October was a disaster (reading wise and life wise) I found myself binge watching „Sex Education“. The episodes were pretty short (45 – 50 minutes) and Otis’s and Jean’s love lives were just too entertaining. *lol* I really enjoyed watching those episodes and quite honestly I think it’s the perfect series for teenagers because it tackles a lot of serious topics and this in a humorous and sensitive manner. It’s sex education, indeed! XD Also I think the characters I loved the most were Eric and Aimee. Aimee is such a sweet girl and I loved her to bits and pieces! ❤

A – Author you discovered

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Philip Reeve – Railhead

So this is among the favourite series of my bestie! She’s the Yoongi to my V and of course I had to read it! And let me tell you this: I was not disappointed! Quite the contrary! This was amazing and I loved every second of exploring this strange and intriguing world! „Railhead“ is definitely something different and I loved the sentient locos and the world building as well as the characters. If you want to know more you can always read my full review: here!


S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Jung Kook – Falling

I know another BTS song but seriously can you blame me for loving this masterpiece??!! JK’s voice is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! I didn’t even know he could have such a slightly gritty/gravelly (is this the right word?!) voice! Like OMG!! It feels like I listened to him for the very first time all over again! This hit so hard! Especially the part when he sings that super long „again“. Like AHHHH!!! I actually had tears in my eyes when he hit that note. I love it. I love it! I LOVE IT! Seriously, JK’s voice is not from this world and I’ll forever be in awe of his vocal range! This man is awesome! And my music loving ARMY heart is happy!

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

How little I actually managed to read in October. T_T Life was pretty tough this last month and I had a lot on my plate so this shouldn’t have come as a surprise but when I wrote my monthly Wrap-Up I only started to realize how little I read. *lol* Let’s just hope November will be a better reading month and that I’ll manage to read more books. (And that I will actually be able to write reviews about them as well, because currently I’ve a backlog. >_< )

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

How I learn Korean Pt.4 @ It’s IB!!

I’m so bad at blog hopping at the moment and I’m so sorry I don’t give everyone the attention they deserve but UGH October was really not my month and I had a tough time keeping everything running. This said: I DID enjoy Ib’s blog posts about how she’s learning Korean though! They are really, really helpful and I discovered a couple of new ways to learn Korean through them! So if you want to learn Korean too: Ib is your girl! 😉 Thank you, Ib! Your blog posts are great, informative and help a lot!

Rankenzeile

What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you already listen to „Falling“ and did you once again fall head over heels for JK as well? (This man!!! ❤ ) Did you watch „Sex Education“ too and if yes what did you think about the series? Which new author did you discover last month?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

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