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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

Ginny & Georgia: This was quite a series. It felt like some weird mixture of „The Gilmore Girls“ meets „Pretty Little Liars“ with a little touch of WTH? *lol* I mean Ginny and Georgia definitely don’t have a lot in common with Rory and Lorelai but I could see some parallels like the young mom that’s cool and the silent broody kid that wants to fit in. XD Still, this series had dark secrets and that made it rather „Pretty Little Liars“ than „Gilmore Girls“. ;-P

Tiny Pretty Things: I always knew ballet was tough but boy, this series was an entirely different level of tough. *lol* These ballet dancers play dirty and they all have their tricks to get their place in the spotlight. Competitiveness is more than just merely a word and some of those students would do everything for a solo. So that leaves us with the question of all questions: Who pushed Cassie from the roof? XD

A – Author you discovered

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Emily Henry – Beach Read

This was something entirely different than I expected but I still paged through it and enjoyed it immensely. Emily Henry managed to mix some serious topics with romance and a dash of humour and I think she did it more than just well. XD I’ll definitely watch out for her other books now.


S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

This song is really slow and sad and it gives me all the feels! March was a tough month so I kind of listened to slow music? Guess I’m one of those people that show their mood through their music song choices. *lol*

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

How much I love and care about my online friends. I got really close with Jello and Sabrina and I can’t even remember my life without them. I mean I never met them in person and probably never will but they’ve both become such an important part of my life. ❤ I’m so glad I found such great friends and I hope our friendships will stay strong for the rest of our lives. @ My Yoongi: I want to meet your kids one day! *LOL* ;-P 💜

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

Songuage #13: Film Out – BTS by Pannaga @ The Tomboy’s Attic

Okay, so technically this post was written by Pannaga at the beginning of April but due to my health issues I was really bad at blog hopping in March and decided to go for a recent blog post I loved. Which brings me right to Pannaga’s! *lol* She’s an ARMY like me and her reaction to the new BTS MC „Film Out“ was so relatable that it made me happy and caused me to laugh! XD So if you like BTS you should definitely check out her blog and give her some love! 😀

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you discover some new series and are you a „mood listener“ like me as well? Do you have close online friends that feel like family to you?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*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

Fate – The Winx Saga! Luckily it’s been a while I watched the original series and read the comics. So I don’t remember all that much and while watching the series I got a feeling that this is actually working in my favour. *lol* (For instance I vaguely remember that Bloom had shoulder length straight red hair and no long red curls. XD) So I really found myself enjoying this tv series even though I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t have a lot in common with the original. Okay, I admit Bloom was a little bit too reckless, impulsive and rebellious for my taste but I definitely loved Terra and Musa! ❤

A – Author you discovered

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Nic Stone – This was the first time I read a book from her and I really liked that it caused me to think. This was definitely a thought-proving read and if you’re looking for something similar to „The Hate U Give“ I can totally recommend „Dear Martin“! They have similar topics but they are very different in their approach and I really liked this. 🙂 Also because this topic is still important and relevant: #BlackLivesMatter

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Dua Lipa – Physical

My sister is the reason why I love this song so much now. *lol* She wanted us to dance to this together on my birthday and well, you all know me, I love to dance so I said: Okay, I’m game. XD Little did I know that this song isn’t only earworm material but also very exhausting to dance to as well. We gave it our all and were really happy afterwards. Tired but happy. It’s been a while we were able to dance together but now that it’s allowed to meet another household again we just went for it. (We all got tested before meeting up too. Better safe than sorry! 😉 )

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

There were actually two things that surprised me in February:

1.) I reached 400 followers on my blog and since this was my longterm goal for 2021 I’m kind of… overwhelmed? *lol* I really need to celebrate this somehow! For now: Thank you guys so much for following me and for liking my blog and content! ❤

2.) I started my own booktube channel in February and no one is more surprised about this than I am. *lol* Like seriously, what am I even doing? XD My sister and my brother-in-law have way too much faith in me but well, I guess I’ll just try it out and see where this is heading. If you’re interested in my YouTube channel you can take a closer look at it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5JIlW3yzWkOH0PFewOqdbw

And before the question even arises: Yes, I’ll continue with my blog on wordpress! My channel won’t kill my blog, if anything it will be some sort of extension of it. 😉

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

Fanart Friday: Happy birthday j-hope! @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad

Yes, my Yoongi! This time it’s you in the spotlight! ;-P Sabrina who I affectionately call Yoongi because she’s the Yoongi to my V is one hell of an amazing artist and I love her drawings to bits and pieces! The picture she made for J-Hope’s birthday is amazing and I love all the colours and details she put into it! ❤ This must have been a hell of work but she’s so modest about it! So this is a shout-out to my dear friend and her skills! Give her (and Hobi) some love and take a closer look at that awesome drawing!

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Which series did you enjoy last month and did you dance to „Physical“ too? What do you think about me going for a YouTube channel? Did you get curious and do you want to join the freaky ride? XD

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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400 Followers Celebration Post & My BookTube channel

Hey there, my lovelies!!!

I know three exclamation marks is very enthusiastic but OMG I am very excited right now! On the one hand I recently hit the huge number of 400 Followers on WordPress and on the other hand I actually went for my own BookTube channel and recently posted my first video! So YAY! =)))

To be entirely honest I didn’t think I’d reach either of those goals so I’m really happy I actually did! I think to understand my enthusiasm I have to give some sort of backstory here, otherwise you might just think I’m weird. (Oh, well, you already do that, right? *lol*) Anyway!

I don’t know about you but when I started on WordPress about 2 1//2 years ago I was a total newbie (weren’t we all?) and had no idea what I was doing. I saw all those amazing blogs and they were all so unique and special and really nice to read. So I thought I want my blog to be a nice and safe space too, where people can read and skim through my content and enjoy a couple of minutes without any stress or commitment. I saw those huge blogs with so many followers and thought: Oh boy, I’ll probably never get there but it will be fun to try. So I started my blog, drew my fox and my paws rating, made some banners on Canva and just went with the flow. Back then I admired the blogs that had 400 Followers because, wow that was a lot for me! And that’s exactly the reason why I’m so excited right now, because I’ve hit that number that always felt so HUGE! And tell you what? It still feels pretty huge! *lol*

So after reaching this goal and thanks to a lot of support not only from the goodreads community but also from my family and friends I finally decided to go for my own BookTube channel. For now there’s just an introduction video and I already know that I still have a lot to learn! XD This said I know I can do better and I’ll try my best to make this work. And before you even ask: Of course I’ll continue with my wordpress blog because it’s my baby and I just love to write and to chat with you guys. I see my BookTube channel as some sort of extension to my blog and I’m sure this will be a great opportunity to broaden my horizon!

This said: Is there some content you’d want to see either on my blog or on my BookTube? I’m open for every idea! =) I can’t really do a giveaway at the moment but I’ll definitely give you guys a shout-out on my channel! XD I pondered the idea of another Q & A but I don’t know if you guys would be up for it? I suppose I could even answer them in video form since I have BookTube now. *lol* What I can already say is: THANK YOU!!! To all of you, no matter how short or how long you’ve been following me! ❤ ❤ ❤

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So what do you think? 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

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Hugs’n’Kisses OR Dismissed by the Missus/Messrs

hugs'n'kisses or dismissed by the missus

Hey there, my lovelies!

It’s been ages I last did this! In fact it’s been so long I needed to blow away the dust that settled on my blog meme! *lol* There! Better! XD I really should do this more often in 2021 and maybe I’ll even make a new logo. On the one hand it’s funny to see my old logos and creations because it shows how far I’ve come as a blogger, but on the other hand I can’t help but cringe whenever I see them. And this one is certainly no exception to the rule. Haha! Anyway, let’s do this! =)

The rules:

1.) Link back to the original post @ The Sassy Library Fox (I really want to know if it works out for you and I’m curious about your book choices! ;-))

2.) Choose 3 random numbers from 1 to the end of your TBR list. (In my case it are 3 random numbers from 1 – 295, so for instance I’ll pick 74, 138 and 252)

3.) Take a look at the 3 books on your TBR. (74 – Mind Games, 138 – The Darkest Night, 252– Broken Throne)

4.)  Then you follow the rhyme:

One to hug and read, (Broken Throne: This is a book that isn’t only on My Book List 2020 but also one I already own so this is perfect! 😀 )

One to kiss and keep, (The Darkes Night: This sounds like one of those books I might read when I crave for something fast that has a couple that can’t keep their hands from each other. *lol* So I’ll just keep it for now. You never know when THAT kind of mood hits you. ;-P )

One to dismiss and weep! (Mind Games: Hmm I can’t help but wonder why I added this to my list. Sure it’s paranormal and urban fantasy which I like every once in a while, but the plot really doesn’t capture my interest. Why did 2017-me add this to my TBR? *lol*)

5.) Read the book you hugged and kept within a month and repeat the process as often and as frequently as you like. (I’ll do this once a month and hopefully it will help me to reduce my TBR ;-P)

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I still didn’t reach my goal of 275 books but hey at least I’m at 293 now! *lol* With all the amazing books that are constantly hitting the stores it’s really tough to keep your TBR in check and considering it all I think I’m doing a good job. I was already at 306 once so as long as I’m slowly but surely approaching a number under 290 I’m good. XD

*hugs’n’kisses*

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to the tenth 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

Bridgerton! Okay, to say I loved it might be a little bit too much, but I definitely enjoyed watching it. There’s something to be said about English Ladies and Gentlemen that court them. *lol* The scandals, the love affairs, the little gestures no one is supposed to see. Still, I’m really glad I don’t live in 1813 because I probably would have died if I’d have been forced to marry a guy I didn’t love. Especially because my only purpose would have been to bear him children and urgh… can you even imagine a person like me living in times like those? XD Nope? I can’t either! So it’s nice on the TV screen but it can definitely stay there. ;-P

A – Author you discovered

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„A Curse So Dark and Lonely“ by Brigid Kemmerer! This was another „The Beauty and the Beast“ retelling and I really enjoyed reading it. With a storyline that started in modern DC and ended in a parallell world named Emberfall this had quite a unique spin and even though the MCs didn’t persuade me completely: Grey the side character certainly did! I love him and I can’t wait to read book two! =) Also we had a cerebral palsy rep in here and I think it was nicely done.

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

D’Angelo – Unshaken

I really had to think long and hard to come up with a song that isn’t from BTS because I’m currently once again obsessed with their music, *lol* This said, I really like this song as well. It’s the soundtrack from a Game named „Red Dead Redemption“ and according to my spouse this game was amazing. XD  (Apparently it’s some sort of cowboy/bandit game and you’re one of them.)

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

I guess by now you all know that I’m ARMY so I wanted to do something fun and took a „Which BTS Member Are You?“ Quiz on BuzzFeed a couple of days ago. *lol* I really love all of them and can never decide for just one member but when it comes to characters I thought I’d probably turn out to be like Jimin, J-Hope or JK. So I was really kind of pleasantly surpised when it said I’m like Tae. XD

„V

You’re just like V! Similar to Taehyung, you’re very open and friendly. You’re a kindhearted individual whose free spirited nature easily attracts people from all over the world. You’re beautiful on the inside and outside, so continue to be your amazing, friendly self!

Big Hit Entertainment“ 

Source: „Which BTS Member Are You?“ @ BuzzFeed

This is actually kind of funny because we definitely share the nickname „V.“ I don’t know about all the sweet things that were said in this though. I mean they are obviously true when it comes to Tae. ❤ (sweet boy that he is! XD) But I’m not sure if they fit me too. *lol*

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

Lessons from the Hedgehog @ The Library Lady Travels

I’ve been following „The Library Lady Travels“ for quite a while and I really enjoy her content. Since she’s a travel blogger her posts have become pretty scarce due to our current circumstances, but that doesn’t mean that she stopped posting them altogether. Every once in a while I get a gem like this on my feed and I’m very glad The Library Lady still writes. 😀 So if you read this, please take a look at her blog and send her some love! ❤

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you watch Bridgerton too and if yes, did you enjoy it? Are you a fan of online tests as well? Do you agree with me being like Tae? Did you take the test too and which member are you? *lol* (I would love to know!) What kind of video games do you like to play?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Achievements of 2020 & My bookish New Year’s resolutions for 2021

Hey there, my lovelies!

A new year just started and I thought it might be a good chance to take a closer look at my achievements of 2020. Once again this seems to have become a tradition and it’s always nice to take a closer look at what I wanted to achieve at the beginning of the year. I’m pretty certain most of my goals went right out of the window after Covid-19 hit us but maybe, just maybe, I actually managed to reach some of them? *lol* 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 2020. I need a positive outlook into the next year, because I’m sure it will be better! ;-P

This said 2020 was one hell of a year and it cost me quite a lot of nerves and produced one or another grey hair. XD I won’t go into detail here because most of you already know about everything that’s been going on but let’s just say I’m glad 2020 is over! *lol* There, I’m being positive already! ;-P

So without further ado let’s go right to the awesome achievements and the good things that happened to me in 2020:

–  I recently celebrated my second year of blogging and it’s been a wild ride for sure! *lol* I just love to have my little corner in the internet and even though it’s small in comparison to bigger blogs it’s still my baby and I’m so glad I can be creative and totally myself on here. =) To have a space to call your own is amazing and right now my blog is exactly where I want it to be. XD

– I managed to be consistent and continued to write 2 blog posts a week. Some weeks (when I did  a TTT topic) I even accomplished to post thrice. 😉 For me that was a huge step and commitment so I’m really proud of going through with it!

– I somewhat managed to live more healthy than I did last year or at least I wasn’t ill as often as I was in 2019. I guess lots of lockdowns (we’re currently in the third) and partly working from home might have helped in that regard. *lol* Still, work was very demanding this year and I continued to commute to Vienna twice a week and even increased my working hours. In fact I learned lots of new things, swapped into another team and had to reorganize my entire working life. This by itself is actually a huge accomplishment now that I think about it. XD

– Despite everything I still managed to read 91 books this year and exceeded my own expectations! Considering I initially only wanted to reach 42 this is more than just awesome! ❤ (I’m such a mood reader though and only managed to read 13 books of My Book List 2020. That’s okay though, 2020 was way different than I expected it to be and it’s always better to follow your reading instincts than to fight through a book list you don’t feel like reading. And hey, the good news is that I almost finished My Book List 2019. *lol*)

– I invented not only my own tag – The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!) – but also a monthly blog meme called SASSY Saturday and I’m so glad some people actually do/did them! XD I put a lot of effort into those two and it’s so nice to see that other bloggers enjoy to do them too! I’m still trying to continue with my discussion post Fuss, Cuss & Discuss and even though I didn’t do it for quite a while Hugs’n’kisses OR Dismissed by the Missus/Messrs is still a thing! I focused a lot on writing reviews this year and I’m still working on finding a balance. So I’ll hopefully come up with a plan in 2021. 😉

– I continued to write! I know, I’ve been doing that for years but 2020 really made me creative and I didn’t only create my own blog tags or memes but I also wrote a lot of poetry, rp-posts and reviews. I just love to write and as long as I can do it I’ll be happy! 😀

– I was asked by an author if he could use a quote from my review in his „Praise for ….“ section for the next edition of his book and …. OF COURSE I SAID YES!!! *lol* I mean that’s such an honour and I can’t believe he actually wants to quote me in his book! XD I’m still kind of blown away by that tbh!

– I finally had the guts to change my „About Me“ section and I love that it shows me exactly the way I am! No hiding behind anonymous pics any longer. What you see and read is what you get. 😉 For me this was a huge step because even though we live in the 21st century not everyone is accepting and of course we all want to be accepted the way we are. I’ve reached a point in my life where it’s more important to be at peace with myself than to please others or to live up to their expectations though, so here I am: Out and proud! And it’s liberating! XD Also just in case you didn’t notice: I have two different signatures now. V.Ronan is for the boy days and Virginia for the girl ones. 😉

– I hosted my second giveaway and had a lot of fun compiling the parcels! 😀 And I reached the glorious number of 350 followers just a couple of weeks ago. I think at the beginning of 2020 I wanted to reach 250 so umm yeah that certainly exceeded all of my dreams and expectations! *lol* O_o Hello and welcome to everyone who clicked that follow button btw! ❤

– For some inexplicable reason I managed to make it into the Goodreads „Best Reviewers of All Time Global list“ and I’m still kind of stunned. O_o I never expected to ever land on this list and the fact I actually did is… astonishing? XD I’m still speechless and if you know me, you know that I’m NEVER speechless. *lol* I’m very grateful people voted me on that list and I’ll try my best to live up to their expectations. 😀 So thank you to everyone who reads and likes my reviews, it means the world to me! ❤ (I know I said that already but I really MEAN it! Without your support I would have never gotten that far!)

My bookish New Year’s resolutions for 2020 vs. what actually happened and what is hopefully going to happen in 2021:

– Don’t read more than 5 books at the same time! (Well, mostly I actually followed that rule. *lol* Not always, there were times I read 7 books at the same time, but in general this rarely happened so I’m pretty confident I’ll be able to continue in that vein in 2021. 😉 )

– Don’t add more than 290 books to my TBR pile. It are 295 at the moment. I failed! NUUU!! XD Joking aside I did well though. I remember years in which I had 310 books on my TBR so considering it all it’s not that bad. As always I still want to get the number down to at least 275 though. Let’s hope I’ll reach that goal in 2021. (I’ll just have to kick myself in my behind and do more „Hugs’n’Kisses“ posts again. ;-P)

– Read the books I already own!! (Now that’s finally something I accomplished and I can pat myself on my shoulder. *lol* I read a lot of e-books that were on my e-reader and I read even more that were in my shelves so there’s that!)

– Don’t borrow more than 15 books at the same time from my library! At the moment it are 16 and there were times it were only 13 so I think I finally managed to follow through with this goal! XD Sure once or twice it were 21 but I didn’t use the max of 25 and that’s some big accomplishments for me! 😉 I think for 2021 I’ll go with those 15 again! Looks like it worked and we all know: Never change a running system! *lol*

– Stick to My Book List 2020 and finish My Book List 2019! Umm yeah… this wasn’t happening. At all! XD Like seriously, what did I even think? Haha! I kind of managed to almost finish my Book List 2019 (I’m so going to finish it in 2021) and didn’t even get close to finishing my 2020 list. >_< Still, I learned from my mistakes and put a lot of books I know I’ll read on my 2021 list so let’s see if this plan works out. *crosses fingers* (There are still 5 spots left, any recs from you?)

– I didn’t really continue with my „Hugs’n’kisses OR Dismissed by the Missus/Messrs blog meme but this was mostly due to me creating new blog memes and being way too much of a mood reader during 2020. I vow improvement. ;-P

– I might try to create an own book tag! (I actually did that! YAY! My The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!) was a lot of fun to do and I think I’ll continue to do it every year during pride month! XD I put so much effort into it, it needs to be used. *lol* Also I’ve a lot of ideas for new tags and I hope I’ll be able to create some of them in 2021.)

– Get 250 followers on my blog! With a current number of 375 I think we can all agree that I reached that goal? XD I have no idea how but, I did it and I’m certainly not going to complain! *lol* Quite the contrary! Thank you for joining me on this fun ride! 😉 I think in 2021 I want to make it to 400. For me that’s such a milestone, Quite honestly I’ll probably faint if I actually reach that goal. ❤

– Reorganize my physical bookshelves. I did that! YESH! Also I’ve a nice LGBTQ+ section now and it is such a pleasure to look at it! ❤ I might have to reorganize my book shelf soon though. I just got too many books. 😉

– Start an Instagram? Make a short video? Instagram didn’t let me create an account (why not, Instagram??!) and I still didn’t make a video. I have no idea if I’ll ever do it. Depends if you guys actually want me to do one or not, I guess. XD

– Relocate some of my longer reviews from goodreads to my blog. I definitely did that! 😀 I managed to get a lot of my older reviews on my blog so I’m really happy this worked out! Especially with the GR wordlimit getting less and less each year. I have to save them before they are gone!! AHHH! *lol* I’ll try to continue to save some in 2021 as well. 🙂

– Go through with my „German speaking Authors Year“ Hahahahaha! I failed spectacularly at that one! >_< But in my defence: 2020 so didn’t turn out the way I thought it would and mood reading was the only thing that kept me reading so I can’t feel bad about not going through with it. With the sitation as it is right now and our third lockdown in place I won’t go for a special year theme in 2021 though. I wouldn’t be able to follow through with it so I better wait for 2022. Maybe the world will be back to normal by then. XD There’s always hope.

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If you read all this you get a medal from me! ;-P I know this was long but it kind of reflects 2020. It felt like a long year but at the same time it also felt short. XD How was your 2020? Did you follow your TBR or did you become a mood reader too? Which goals did you set yourself and were you able to accomplish them? What got you through this pandemic year? (Not gonna lie. For me it was mostly watching cute Netflix movies or series, listening to and watching BTS dance, and lots of Netflix & Chill ice cream when I had an especially bad day *lol* and of course reading.) How did you cope with 2020?

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

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to the ninth round of my new 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

The Umbrella Academy! I finally started with season two on Netflix and even though I only watched the first 4 episodes I can say that I already love to be back with the team. *lol* I just adore the characters and how different they are and the occasional film noir vibe paired with the humour is just great! ❤ And of course I still love Klaus, Five and Diego! They seem to cause the most trouble which is probably the reason why I love them so much. XD

A – Author you discovered

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Kim Fielding. I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of „Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love“ and it was a really sweet romance. 🙂 I’ll definitely watch out for her other books now and I really wish this would have been longer!

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

BTS – Dynamite

I love this song so much! I could listen to it all day and I could watch the video of it even longer! I love my 7 boys and ADKFAKSDFALKSDFK! They are all so amazing! ❤ Their music and their positive attitude basically got me through 2020. So thank you BTS! You might not be able to perform in front of your fans now but we love and miss you at least as much as you love and miss us!!! Also I didn’t just spend an hour watching a youtube tutorial how to dance this… Nope. Totally didn’t, but if I did I would dance to it now. *lol* (I hate that my injured knee can’t keep up with some of the dance moves… T_T)

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

Some of the Christmas presents I got! They were really creative and my family and friends put a lot of effort and thought into them. 🙂 It was so nice to see how much they cared, especially this year so I’m very grateful for all the amazing things I got and I was definitely surprised by almost all of them. XD (I didn’t get any books though, but I got gift coupons to buy them myself which is probably better anyway because my family lost track of all the books I already read. A long time ago, I might add. ;-P)

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

2020 Releases I Haven’t Read (but still want to) by Elli @ AceReader

I’ve been following Elli’s blog for a while and I love it! ❤ The content is amazing and I just enjoy to spend time on Elli’s blog! XD This post was once again a great one because there are so many amazing books I want to get to too. *lol* So thank you Elli for writing them all down. It’s great that we have a similar taste in books. 😉

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you discover a new author and which songs had you dancing through your home? Are you a BTS fan too and were you happy with your Christmas presents?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Merry Christmas! & My Answers to YOUR Questions (350 followers celebration)

Hey there, my lovelies! 🙂

I want to use this blog post to wish you all a Merry Christmas! ❤ I know 2020 has been a tough and crazy year and Christmas is definitely going to be way different than all the Christmases we had before! I still want to wish you a lovely time though! We might not be able to celebrate with all our family members but they are in our hearts and with us, no matter if we have to celebrate without them. For us it’s the first year in forever that we can’t visit my in-laws (they live in Germany and the borders are closed) so we’ll at least try to spend some time via Skype or WhatsApp. It’s not the same as being with them, but at least my kid will be able to see her grandparents. 🙂 

This said: However you spend your Christmas Holidays and no matter in which kind of form you’ll be able to see your loved ones: I still wish you all a Merry Christmas! XD May you all be healthy and happy on this special day! ❤

And because I promised it a long time ago and didn’t get to it earlier: Here are my answers to your questions when I hit the 350 followers mark! I hope you enjoy them! 😉 

1.) What’s your favorite color? 😉 from Caitlyn

It used to be violet when I was a kid but now it’s green! 😉 Especially emerald green. (must be the hidden Slytherin in me. *lol*)
 

2.) Bookstore or Library? Where would you rather spend your time if you had to choose? from Latanya

That’s an interesting question! I like bookstores but if I have to choose I’ll always go for the library. All those bookshelves filled with treasures and cozy corners you can hide in to skim through or read books. I just love the atmosphere. XD For me every library is some sort of sanctuary and I could get lost for hours. 
 

3.) Go on then tell me the best Christmas cookie recipe so I can drool! from Fran

Haha! You can not only drool you can also try baking them! 😜
Vanillekipferl recipe: (they are something typical Austrian)
250g flour
210g butter
100g grated almonds
70g powdered sugar
 
Now you take all the ingredients and knead them into a dough. (Tough on the hands and takes some time) The dough needs to rest about 30 minutes in the fridge before you take it out. Well and then you form little croissants out of it. (The best way is to take little dough portions and to roll them between your palms until you have some sort of little dough string you can form into a croissant. 😉) And once you’re done with all of them you put them into the oven (180°C) for about 10 minutes. Make sure to bestrew them with a mixture of powdered sugar and vanilla sugar as long as they are still hot. They taste best when they had a few days in a cookie jar because with time they get soft and melt on your tongue. XD

And because I promised Fran a picture, here it is! 😊

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4.) Where is your favorite place to read and with what beverage? from Phillip

Since I don’t have all too much space it’s my sofa! *lol* As for the beverage: Always coffee! There’s nothing better than to sit on my comfy sofa, wrapped into a blanket while reading a book and drinking coffee. (Some days when I read at night I might exchange that coffee for a good whiskey though. 😜) 
 

5.) What’s your favorite movie? from BG

Oh that’s a tough one. Just one? *lol*
It’s always a close tie between „Moulin Rouge“ or „Love, Actually“. I must have watched them both about a thousand times, guess that’s the hopeless romantic in me. Still, the beginning of Moulin Rouge is so strange. XD
 

6.) Since you brought food up, what’s your LEAST favourite foods? Gurl gotta know what no to feed you on a dinner party 😉 from Maja

Haha! Love the thought behind your question! XD 
And to my mum’s chagrin it’s „Erdäpfelgulasch“ (potato goulash). My whole family loves it but I don’t, probably because they didn’t eat it as often as me. There’s a story behind it and I promised to write it in this blog post so here I go:
 
When I was 13 years old my mum went back to work (I know! Best mum ever for staying with her kids for so long) and of course she didn’t have all too much time to cook for us. So being the sweet and caring mum that she is, she still wanted to cook me something for lunch. My dad ate at work, my sister at school and I was the only one who still ate at home. So she went for something easy that could be heated up in no time: Erdäpfelgulasch and basically every other sort of goulash you can think of. She just made the potato goulash more often than the others. *lol* So yeah, I ate a lot of goulash that first year of her being back at work and I kind of overate on it. I can’t even smell it anymore. >_<  So yep, that’s my least favourite food because I ate it too often. XD I know that’s a luxury problem but it is how it is. 
 

7.) What are some of your favorite songs? from David

Ohh that’s a dangerous question. As a musician I live and breathe music so I have many favourite songs. I’ll go with a few of my faves, okay!? *lol* 😜
Rainmaker – Iron Maiden
Hallelujah – Damien Rice
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
Unconditionally – Katy Perry
My Heroine- Silverstein
Sky Full of Song – Florence + the Machine
White Doves – Cider Sky
Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
Bad Liar – Imagine Dragons
Hurt – Johnny Cash
BTS – Dynamite
The Rules For Lovers – Richard Walters

And about a gazillion more, but it’s already a long ist so I’ll leave it at that. 😅😂

 

8.) Favorite animals? from Sabrina

3 of my faves are definitely foxes, owls and axolotls. ❤
 
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Thank you so much for all those amazing questions! It was a lot of fun to answer them and I’m so glad you guys seem to enjoy my blog! 😀 I’ll try my best to keep it interesting! And I’ll think about something nice when I hit 400 followers. *lol* (Whenever I get there. xD)

This said: I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ❤ Enjoy it with your family and loved ones and please try to stay healthy and safe! =)

*hugs’n’kisses*

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to the eight round of my new 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

„Dash & Lily“! I’m so glad Netflix is still going strong because during this second lockdown I definitely need some series and movie distractions. *lol* This said „Dash & Lily“ was great! I loved that they got to know each other through a book and the back and forth between them was fun! XD I didn’t know this was based on a book but once I figured it out I did my research and found out that Rachel Cohn and David Levithan wrote this together. Considering the cuteness I’m not surprised. ;P I think I might give it a try when I’m in the mood for Christmas cheer. For now I can really recommend the series! It’s very sweet and gives you all those happy giddy feelings. =)

A – Author you discovered

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Erin A. Craig! I’m currently reading „House of Salt and Sorrows“ and I think I’m on my way of becoming a huge Craig fan. The dark and gloomy atmosphere of this book is just amazing and I love the world building so far! I can’t believe this is actually her first book because damn this is great!! So yes, Erin A. Craig is THE new author I discovered last month! 😉

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Billie Eilish – when the party’s over

I know a lot of people say this and I’ll say it too: I love Billie Eilish and her songs! They are all so meaningful and her voice! Boy, this girl has such an amazing voice! ❤ „when the party’s over“ is a really beautiful song and you can’t help but hurt with her. I think we all made experiences like that and Billie manages to convey them in such a careful and gentle manner. I can really recommend to watch the video Billie Eilish carpool karaoke with James Corden! It’s amazing and captures Billie, her life, her songs and how she recorded them (in her own room btw!!!) so well!

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

November was a very sad and tough month for Austria. We didn’t just go into another lockdown but we also grieved. On November 2nd terrorists attacked people in the first district of Vienna and our whole country was upset, angry, confused and twitchy. Still, no matter how hard the blow, despite all the restrictions and keeping our distance in times of Covid, we still managed to give each other strength and the solidarity of the people in my country was overwhemling. ❤ I’ve never been so proud to be Austrian and I loved that everyone was taking care of each other. So yes, the strong solidarity surprised me but it also gave me hope for the future and made me very proud. 😀

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

The BTS ‚BE‘ Book Tag + song commentary by Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad

I love it when people create original tags and Sabrina’s original tags are some of the best! ❤ I recently did her „The School for Good and Evil“ book tag (which was a lot of fun) and this month she went for an original BTS ‚BE‘ Book Tag! Since I outed myself as a BTS fan by liking her TTT about them she tagged me for this one too and of course I’ll go for it! (I just don’t know when… sometimes it takes ages for me to get to certain tags because as you all know I’m a snail. *lol*) Anyway! I’ll definitely do this one and I hope you’ll give it a try too! Sabrina deserves all the love so if you’re a BTS fan too: What are you even waiting for?!! 😛

6 Years of Book Blogging: A look Back and Forward by Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

This is a blog post in which Marie told us about her blogging journey and if you’re a fellow book bloggger you should definitely read it! 😀 Marie’s been blogging for six years and that’s no small feat! I’m very glad she’s still around to tell us the tale and I hope she’ll be around for the next 30 years! 😉

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you discover a new series and what was your favourite song last month? Are you as much in need of happy movies as I am right now? How is your country doing during these trying times?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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350 Followers Celebration Post – I’m in awe!!! <3

Hey there, my lovelies!

At the end of last year I had the goal to reach 250 followers by the end of 2020 and I can’t believe there are 350 of you out there already. It’s awesome, amazing, crazy and yes, even a little bit intimidating. XD I never thought my blog would get that big (yes, 350 followers is A LOT!) and when I started to write on here I had no idea how much fun it would be. I’m constantly in awe that people actually seem to enjoy what I write and I’m very aware that to follow a blog is a big commitment.

So thank you all so much for staying around and for keeping this blog (my little baby) alive! I’m very thankful for all your comments, tags, discussions, feedback, etc. 2020 has been a tough year but with all you lovely bloggers it’s been half as bad as it could have been! So thanks for that and all your support! I can’t even put it into words but it really means the world to me! ❤

This said I want to celebrate this huge step and since I already did a drawing (250 followers) and a Give-Away (300 followers) this year I decided I’d go for another round of „Questions & Answers“. There are 150 more of you since the last time I did this (Hey there!!! =D ) and I’m pretty sure you might have interesting questions for me as well! So hit me with your questions and I’ll try my best to answer them thruthfully. (Or as thruthfully as a faerie is able to. We’re cunning and eloquent creatures after all. ;-P )

I’ll collect them all and will go for another blog post to answer them soon! As always you can ask me whatever you want. Favourite colour, books, ice cream, drink, how I drink my coffee, Christmas cookie recipe etc. *lol* It’s up to you! Just fire away! 😉 I mean how often do you get a chance to ask really specific questions? XD (Why aren’t more bloggers doing things like that? I’d have so many questions for them. Haha!) Anyway! I hope you have fun thinking up questions and I’m already looking forward to answer them!

And as always: Take care and stay healthy!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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