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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!

Holy moly!! The last time I did this was more than a year ago! I can’t believe it took me so long to go for another round of my blog meme, but here I am. *lol*  Funnily enough I still got closer to my TBR goal even though I didn’t do the meme?! Maybe that’s because I read a lot of the books from my TBR? Who knows! Anyway! Let’s blow the dust away and go for another round! ;-P

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 – 288, so for instance I’ll pick 33, 172 and 253)

3.) Take a look at the 3 books on your TBR. (33 – Chain of Gold , 172 – An Ember in the Ashes , 253 – The Hunt)

4.)  Then you follow the rhyme:

One to hug and read, (An Ember in the Ashes: Okay, I wanted to read this one for ages and it’s actually on my 2022 or 2021 TBR? So that’s the perfect chance to actually go for it and to finally read the book.)

One to kiss and keep, (Chain of Gold: That’s a no-brainer because I definitely want to read the series. Just not yet. I need to read „Queen of Air and Darkness“ first and then I can continue. So I’ll get to this one, it just takes some time.)

One to dismiss and weep! (The Hunt: An assassin story and it actually sounds pretty good. The rating of 3,98 stars on goodreads doesn’t sound all too persuading, though. Well, for now I’ll dismiss this and weep. It’s been on my TBR since 2020 and I even forgot that it was on there so no good markings in favour of the book. *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’m currently at 288 books which is pretty good considering it used to be around 295. I’m still not all too close to my goal of reaching 280 books or so, but I’m getting closer and that’s at least something! =) I think I’m on a good way.

*hugs’n’kisses*

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March Wrap-Up

Wrap Up

Considering everything that happened in March I’m actually surprised I managed to read 5 books? *lol* Okay one of them was a manga, two were rather short and the last one I read for about a year but finally finished in March so I guess when you break it down to the basics… I didn’t really read THAT much. XD But we’ll just roll with this and say I did splendidly in March! ;-P

Anyway! March was a very intense month for me because at the begining of the month there happened something that forced me to rethink my current life situation and what I actually want from my life. To stop in your usual tracks and to actually and actively think about what you want is never easy and it’s always easier to just let things run the way they always did. So yeah, to realize I had fallen into a pattern and to actually break out of it took a lot of energy from me. But the only person who can change something about your life situation is yourself so I had to do it.

Okay, enough of being cryptic. XD I’m sorry I can’t be more precise but this story needs to be told on another day. Maybe in my next wrap-up. 😉 For now I’ll just let it stand the way it is and focus on the good things of last month. Like for instance spring! It finally came and I already spent one or two afternoons at my parents garden house. =) I swear it’s so nice to be out and to feel the sun on your skin. *lol* And because I’m ARMY and you all know it, I’ve to say that I’m so glad Hobi and JK recovered from Covid and are healthy again! ❤

So on that happy note let’s jump right into my monthly Wrap Up, shall we?! 😉

Books read: 5 (5 books & 1 webcomic, Let’s just say I did fine?! Okay? Okay! ;-P )

Pages read: 1.940 („Sorcery of Thorns“ and „A Court of Silver Flames“ certainly added to that pages count.)

Average rating: 4,20 (So many of those books were 4 paws so I’m not surprised about the high rating)

Books that were on my reading list: 2 ( 0 from 2019, 1 from 2021 and 1 from 2022. I finally managed to read two books from my TBR and considering I only read 5 books last month this is an achievement. XD)

March Reads:

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White Fox: 4 Pfoten

This book was so nice to read and I loved that it was told from the POV of Dilah the fox. =) You don’t read books about foxes all too often. XD Also this was a typical middle grade book with super beautiful illustrations by Viola Wang and they definitely added to my enjoyment. I guess my favourite character was Ankel, the weasel, because he was such a great character and never hesitated to stand up for his friends. This was sometimes very sad but still lovely!

Sorcery of Thorns: 5 Pfoten

„Sorcery of Thorns“ is a five paws read and it’s a five paws read! Like it’s one of those books that got five paws from me but would have deserved even more?! You know what I mean, right?! *lol* I loved this book so much and I actually mourn the fact that it’s just a standalone and not an entire series. T_T The characters in this were everything! I absolutely loved them all! Elisabeth and Nathaniel were great but the secret star of the book is definitely Silas! ❤ Gosh I love him so much!!! AKDFASJDFSAKDFJAS I need a second book about Silas! *dies* Oh, and the world building was excellent too. *dies again*

Blue Flag: 4 Pfoten

All I can say about „Blue Flag“ is that it was super cute and that I can’t wait to read the other volumes. Futaba kind of reminded me of Tohru from „Fruits Basket“ and Taichi was annoyed by her clumsiness but still liked her so there’s that. *lol* Very curious how the entire thing with Taichi is going to work out, not to mention Futaba’s bestie. I’m ready to find out how this complicated love quadrangle will unfold. XD

Almond: 4 Pfoten

I read „Almond“ as a buddy read with my BookTube friend Katja as one of the book prompts for the #Koreadathon2022! =) We chose it for the challenge: „Read a book recommended by a Korean celebrity“ because RM as well as SUGA from BTS read it during their show „In the Soop“! It was a really thought-provoking and interesting book and I enjoyed it a lot. I still have to write my review about it though so yeah, it will find it’s way on my blog sooner or later. 😉

A Court of Silver Flames: 4 Pfoten

I can’t believe it took Jello, Kaitlyn and me an entire year to buddy read this book but it did?! WOW! We started to read this on April 3rd 2021 and finished it on March 27th 2022. *loool* Oh boy, I think this was the longest buddy read ever. XD We probably broke a world record with that. Haha! Anyway, I enjoyed the book a lot and I really liked Nesta’s character ARC and how Sarah tackled all those important topics. For my taste there was a little bit too much smut (I KNOW!! V. too much smut, are you kidding me?! There can never be enough! Who are you?! *lol*) and too little of the actual plot. Don’t get me wrong, I love smut, but in this case I really would have liked to get more of the plotline and world building hence the four paws instead of five. I’ll make sure to write a very elaborate and long review about this book so please keep your eyes peeled for it.

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This said: How was your March? Was it a good reading month? Did you read any of the books I spoke about in my wrap up? =) And if you read ACOSF, how long did it take you to read this monster of a book? (Hopefully not as long as it took us to finish it. *lol*) Did you take part in the Koreadathon as well and if yes, which books did you read?

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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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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My 3rd Bloggiversary!! & Your Assumptions About Me!? ;-)

Hey there, my lovelies!!

I can’t believe I’m actually typing this but as my WordPress notifications pointed out to me I had my third bloggiversary yesterday! Wow! O_o I don’t even know how that happened but apparently it did? *lol* I can still remember how hesitant I was to start my own blog because I knew it would be a lot of work and I wasn’t really ready to commit to it. But then a lot of you guys and my goodreads friends told me that you’d definitely read what I write so I gave it a shot and I never regretted it! XD

Still, I can’t believe it’s three years already. By now I even have my own BookTube channel and without all the support I got from you guys over those last three years and without my goodreads friends I never would have started my own channel either. So yeah! I want to use this blog post and chance to give you a huge THANK YOU!!! ❤

Thank you to everyone who followed my blog ever since I started in 2018!

Thank you to everyone who only joined recently and decided to click that „follow“ button!

Thank you to everyone who still bothers to read my long-ass reviews! *lol*

Thank you to everyone who wrote me supportive messages, comments and tagged me over the years! =)

Thank you to everyone who still reads and likes my crappy poetry! XD

Just THANK YOU!!! ❤

It means so much to me that I became a part of this community and that my blog is still going strong. It’s my baby and quite honestly I never would have expected it to grow that much! I might even hit the high number of 450 followers soon so that’s about 400 more followers than I ever expected this blog to have. *lol*

If I actually hit that number I might go for another giveaway! I guess we’ll see and find out, because I have quite a couple of achievements to celebrate and might include my subscribers on BookTube too. Mhmm! I’ll have to think about it! XD Anyway what I wanted to say is THANK YOU! ❤ I hope you’ll continue on this journey with me and I’ll do my best to keep things interesting. 😉

So for now to celebrate my three year anniversary I thought it might be fun to collect your assumptions about me! I recently saw this on BookTube and it sounded like fun! *lol* So what are your assumptions about me? Write them down in the comments and I’ll answer them in one of my next blog posts! I’m sure you guys all have assumptions about me so I’m very curious to see what they are! XD

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So what about you? Do you enjoy my content? How long have you been on WordPress? Longer or shorter than me? XD What kind of content would you like to see more of? And which kind of assumptions about me have you collected over the years? 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, Book Tags

The Smaugette Award!

Hey there, my lovelies!

I got tagged for this amazing Award by Brianna @ Brianna’s Books And Randomness and Emma @ A Few Chapters ‚til Love! As always this was a while ago and as usually I only got to it now. *lol* Anyway! What I want to say is the following: For some reason I love the idea of this Award, I mean „The Smaugette Award“! What a nice name! And then look at the awesome Smaug picture! How cool is that? XD This is definitely one of the coolest Awards I ever came across and Beck did an amazing job! 😉 

This said I want to thank Brianna and Emma for thinking of me when they did this Award! They are both amazing (and super lovely) bloggers and if you don’t know their blogs already you should follow their links! Now. I mean it! ;-P Okay, let’s do this!

A Smaugette is… I don’t even know. I just came up with it randomly like eight months ago and I don’t know why I did? I just did. Anyway, this tag is for people who are generally amazing. And that’s all of y’all.

RuLeS:

  1. Tag the creator (meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)
  2. Make sure you have the rules and smaugette definition in your post!
  3. Tag 10 fantastic friends you believe are worthy of this prEsTigIoUs AwArD
  4. Answer the questions I have!
  5. Make sure you put the award in the post so people can bask in its fabulousness
  6. Give them a new thing to try (if they want) and (if you want) try the one I’ve given you!

What I was Supposed to Try:

„Write about something, anything, for at least ten minutes a day for a week. After the weeks ends, choose the piece of writing you’re proudest of and share it in a blog post. It can be anything, from a single sentence to the start of a novel, anything you want. Get out of your comfort zone a little bit and be creative!“

This prompt made me super creative and I even came up with a plotline for a book. Maybe I’ll write the beginning of it as a blog post. Right now my creativity is flowing so everything is possible.

What I want You to Try:

I’m such a sucker for poetry and have been writing poems for years. So I’d like you to try to write a poem. It can be short or long or some sort of rap. Whatever floats your boat! You decide how you want to go about it. 😉 And who knows, maybe you’ll even have some fun?

1. What is a random hill you would die on?

(If you don’t know what this means, it’s basically something totally random that you would fight for.) BTS are a family and they don’t fake their friendship for their fans! You can’t fake a friendship like that! Their closeness and their familiar friendship is real!!! Period! Fight me!

2. What are you being for Halloween?

Well, Halloween is still a long time away but I love to dress up so just let me think about it for a second. XD I think I’d like to go as a book character. The only question is as whom? Maybe a shadowhunter? That would be fun. Or a faerie?! (I’d love to dress up as Cardan hahaha) Mhmm… I’ll give that some thought and you’ll know when it’s Halloween! *lol* ;-P

3. Tell us about your favorite article of clothing and maybe(??) include a picture?

My favourite article of clothing… Mhmmm… I think that would be my BTS Hoodie. Let me see if I can find a picture of me wearing it.  There you go!

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4. What’s your favorite Thanos quote? Palpatine quote? Any quote?

“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless.” – Thanos

I really hated what Thanos did, but at the same time I had some grudging respect for him and his view of the world. His character was so morally grey and super well done. I couldn’t hate him but I really, really desperately wanted to. 😉

5. Who or what inspires you?

What a loaded question! Well, prepare for a long answer. What inspires me? My family, my friends, BTS, nature, life with all it’s ups and downs. The good and the bad times, the quiet and the loud seconds of my days, my darkest moments as well as my brightest, life in general. Every experience I make, every breath I take, every second I live and feel and hope and dream! ❤ Life is beautiful, you just have to accept it with all it’s good and bad sides. 

Umm… so in short: Our world and the people in it inspire me and will do so until I take my final breath. 😉

6. What are your top five favorite memes?
 
 
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7. Who is your favorite fictional dragon, (besides Smaug of course)?

I really don’t know all too many dragons but I think I might go with Incendiu, the dragon from Melika Dannese Hick’s „Deadmarsh Fey“. He was kickass! 😀

8. Top five favorite books right now?

I’m really glad that it says „top five favorite books right now“ *lol* because that way I can just go with the flow without overthinking my answer. ;-P Those are all books I read recently btw.

  • If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales (I had the privilege to read it as an ARC)
  • The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (because Cardan!!! ❤ )
  • I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
9. What is your ideal novel?

I’m a sucker for enemies-to-lovers, found family, bandlife, music/dance and the YA/fantasy genre. So everything that will include at least one of those tropes or be in the genre will make me happy as long as it’s done right. 😉 

10. What memory would you think of to cast a Patronus?

This is a really deep question and I thought long and hard about it. The strongest happy memory I have so far is the birth of my kid. Nothing. Really NOTHING beats that moment of happiness when you hold this little new life in your hands. (Well, the panic that hits right after when you’re afraid you’ll do something wrong is real too, but we won’t talk about this now. Happy memories, right?! *lol*)

I Tag:

Of course you don’t have to do the Award if you don’t want to but I thought you might enjoy doing it! 😉

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This Award was really interesting and I loved the questions! Very creative, unique and thought-provoking. 😉 Thank you so much for tagging me Brianna and Emma! As always it took me a while to get to it but I’m glad I finally went for it! Also I hope you enjoyed my answers! Some of those questions were actually kinda hard to answer. *lol* This said:

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

The Tale of Nokdu: Okay, it’s official: Hwarang got me hooked on k-dramas! Fictional historical k-dramas I may add! Gosh, I loved this story so much! It’s about Nok-du who was raised by his father not knowing who he is and when his family gets attacked he finally wants to get some answers and follows the assassin to a widow village. But only widows are allowed in there so he dresses up as one in order to find out who wants to kill him and why. And this is only the beginning, my friends! AHHH! This series gave me all the feels! At first I had to laugh, then I was shocked and by the end of this series I was constantly in tears! This was amazing!!! I’m still blown away! AHHH the feels! ❤

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A – Author you discovered

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Sylvain Neuvel – Sleeping Giants

This book was sold to me as some sort of „Illuminae“ and even though it’s a whole lot different than „Illuminae“ the interview style of the story is definitely similar. Still, this was not what I expected it to be, but it was at least as intriguing as the „Illuminae Files“! In the end I read this pretty fast and I think „Sleeping Giants“ actually managed to get me back into sci-fi! And the best thing?! There are still two more books left! 😀

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Isak Danielson – Power

There’s something about this song that got me! Maybe it’s because the style kind of reminds me of Hozier? I dunno! What I DO know is that the lyrics are great and that the combination of the music and the atmosphere fit perfectly to the songtext! ❤ Also Isak’s voice is great!

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

My sudden obsession with k-dramas! *lol* Like seriously. I started with „Hwarang“, continued with „Nokdu“ and now I’m so deep into the k-drama world I can’t even get out of it anymore. And to be completely honest I don’t want to. ;-P I’m fine in my k-drama rabbit hole and will make myself comfortable in there.

Also: At the end of June I reached a 100 subscribers on my BookTube channel and actually got my own URL now. Which is amazing! So thank you to everyone who’s also following me over there! ❤ You guys are amazing and I can’t thank you enough for all the support and kind words I got over the years! Without your constant encouragement I certainly would have never even thought about starting my own channel! ❤ This said: If you ever wanted to ask me something you can do it now! I’m celebrating my 100 subscribers with a Q&A and will answer your questions in a video! So don’t hesitate to drop me a comment and fire away. 😉

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

Please keep giving me all the f/f romances by Elli @ AceReader

I just loved that blog post and was so happy to discover new f/f romances. I still think there aren’t enough of those out there in the world and I sometimes have the feeling that they are drowned out by all the great m/m releases. We definitely need more amazing f/f couples in our lives and Elli’s blog post was amazing! ❤

Book Recommendations: Pride Month Edition – 10 Books with Trans, Non-Binary and Genderqueer Rep to Read During Pride Month! by CW @ The Quiet Pond

Since June was pride month I decided to feature two of my fave blog posts this month and this one also made it on my list! I’ve been following „The Quiet Pond“ (what an amazing blog name!!! <3) for quite a while now and they always have amazing content and well-thought-out blog posts. During pride month they even went for a Pride Month Edition in which they introduced lots of books with different LGBTQ+ reps and I lived and breathed for it! If you don’t know them already you should so click that link and discover their blog!!!

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you ever hear of „Sleeping Giants“? Which kind of series are you obsessed with at the moment? Any k-drama fans out there? *lol* Did you celebrate pride month as well and if yes how?!

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*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!

The last time I did this was about two months ago and since I’m currently reading the book I decided to „hug and read“ I figured it would be time to go for another round. I’m not doing this meme as often as I’d like to but I guess I can do it at least once every two months. That way I’ll still be able to reduce my TBR and feel no pressure to do so. This said: Let’s go for it! =)

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 43, 164 and 214)

3.) Take a look at the 3 books on your TBR. (43 – For a Few Demons More, 164 – Not Your Sidekick, 214 – Kushiel’s Dart)

4.)  Then you follow the rhyme:

One to hug and read, (Kushiel’s Dart: I’ve owned this book for about 2 years and I didn’t read it because I held out hope that my friend would buddy read it with me. After two years the chances we’ll actually read this are super slim though so I decided to just go for it. It’s time to move on and to finally read this!)

One to kiss and keep, (For a Few Demons More: This is book 5 in a series and I’m pretty certain I’ll continue to read it once my library opens up again and I get my hands on an English copy. *lol*)

One to dismiss and weep! (Not Your Sidekick: I’d usually be the first one to jump at the opportunity to read a LGBTQ+ book, but a lot of my GR friends didn’t really enjoy this and the ratings are pretty low. For now I’ll dismiss it and weep. I might come back to it one day though. Never say never.)

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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So I’m currently at 295 books and still far away from my goal of 275. I know I’ll get there one day though! I’m determined to reduce my TBR even though publishers and authors make it really hard to fight against the flood. *lol* If I can make it under 290 this year I’ll definitely count it as a win. XD

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Mystery Blogger Award! =)

Hey there, my lovelies!

It’s an established fact that I’m a snail so here I am finally doing „The Mystery Blogger Award“. *lol* I actually got nominated for it thrice which was such a huge surprise that I’m still not over it. XD The three bloggers who nominated me for this award are Mayu @ Bookshelf Life, Anna @ Anna’s Book Nook and Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. I can’t thank you guys enough for nominating me and thinking me worthy of the honor! ❤ If you don’t know their awesome blogs already you should definitely take a closer look!!! They are amazing!!

This said I decided to answer all their questions in one go because if not it might take me even longer to get to them! And believe me when I say that you don’t want that! *lol* You might grow a beard to your knees, write an entire book, get old and wrinkled or have a kid before I get to it. No kidding. Well, okay, I might be. *lol* Anyway! Let’s do this!

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

This award was originally created by Okoto @ Okoto Enigma’s Blog.

The Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator (Okoto Enigma) and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions provided by whoever nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions.
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Facts About Me

Okay, I think I can do that. 

  1. I’m mixed-handed. 😉 I don’t know why, it’s always been like that. *shrugs*
  2. I love coffee and Chai Tea Latte. (Oh gods, now I’m craving it even more…)
  3. I like to walk around barefoot and I’m the first one to get rid of my shoes when I see the ocean or green lawn. (Pretty random, I know. *lol*)

My Best Blog Posts

The BTS ‚BE‘ Book Tag – Because I love BTS and this was the first time I did a tag on my BookTube channel! 😀

The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!) – This is the first tag I ever created and of course I made a tag about something that is very important to me! ❤ I’ll definitely do it this June as well. 😉

Mayu’s Questions:

1. Why did you start your blog?

Oh, I see! You bring in the big guns. *lol* Well, there were many reasons but the most important one was that I wanted to have a space in which I could write my super long reviews without any restrictions. Haha! It might sound stupid but the Goodreads word limit was actually the main reasons why I went for my blog. XD That and the fact that I wanted to have my own space in the internet where I could talk about bookish things and publish my poems. 😉

2. What is your favourite book to movie adaptation? And why?

There are a couple of great book to movie adaptions but I think my favourite will always be Harry Potter. As for the reason why? I think they did an amazing job with the character cast and all those special effects and even though they didn’t always hold to the books they still managed to convey the most important plot points. XD Come to think of it the same applies to LOTR too. *lol*

3. What kind of posts do you love writing the most?

I love to write my reviews but I also enjoy doing tags. I guess it might be a tie between those two. They are both fun in their own way! 😀

4. I am a full time student. What about you, what do you do?

I work as an assistant/admin at an NGO and am a full-time parent. 😉 Well, and obviously I blog and have my own YouTube channel as well. I always joke that my blog and channel are my second job. *lol* I just don’t get paid for it. I do it because I love to do it, which in its own way is some sort of reward I suppose. 

5. Name a thing that can get your book lover card revoked.

I don’t think there is anything that could get my book lover card revoked. I’m a book lover through and through. ;-P

Anna’s Questions:

1. What is your favorite book from your childhood?

I loved „Fiery Frederica“ by Christine Nöstlinger and „The Little Witch“ by Otfried Preußler. I don’t know how often my Mum or my grandma had to read them to me. *lol*

2. If you could only pick one hobby to entertain yourself with for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Oh, boy!! That’s a tough question! I couldn’t choose for the life of me! I love music and I love books and dancing! Ahhhh!!! I can’t choose. It’s impossible. >_<

3. You are designing your dream home. What is the one thing that you must have in it?

There are actually TWO things I must have in it and that’s a HUGE library (surprise, surprise. *lol* ;-P) and a big kitchen with a kitchen island. XD I’m a real connoisseur so good food and lots of great books are absolutely necessary. Haha!

4. If you could remake one Disney movie, what would it be and why?

I liked all of the Disney movies so I wouldn’t want to remake any of them. I think they are all great in their own way and have a good and important message. If you’d have said musicals I would have had a couple of ideas though. 

5. Who is your favorite super hero?

Just one? *lol* Ahhh, Anna you don’t make it easy. XD I love morally grey super heroes so I’m more the fan of Batman and Iron Man. Spiderman is great too, but he definitely belongs to the good boys.

Riddhi’s Questions:

1. What is one Christmas themed book you want to read this year?

Since I’m doing this award really late I have about a year to figure that one out, but I think I might actually read „Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares“ around Christmas this year. I saw the Netflix series last year during Advent season and decided I wanted to read the book too. 😀

2. What is your fatal flaw? (Yes, you can take a quiz to find out)

I took a quiz and it gave me this answer: „You got: Other. you are a special person.“ Hahahahahaha! OMG! What does this even mean? *lol*

3. What is you Hogwarts house?

It’s Gryffindor! But apparently I’m like Harry Potter and have a very pronounced Slytherin side as well. *lol* At least the entire analysis of the Pottermore test showed that it was a neck-and-neck race and Gryffindor won. XD Must be my cruel and cunning faerie ancestry! ;-P

4. Who is your godly parent?

According to the readriordan.com quiz it’s Athena?! Guess that makes Annabeth my sister which is pretty cool. =)

5. Name three authors whose books you read this year for the first time.

Emily Henry („Beach Read“)
Lev. A.C. Rosen („Jack of Hearts“)
Brigid Kemmerer („A Curse so Dark and Lonely“)

I enjoyed all of them as well! *lol* ;-P

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I Nominate:

Brianna @ Brianna’s Books and Randomness
Beck @ Ghost With No Cares
Elli @ AceReader
Lia @ Chain of Novels
Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad
El @ Papertea & Bookflowers
Juli @ Ich Lese
Leah @ Leah’s Books
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Micky & Hollis @ A Take from Two Cities
Evelyn @ Evelyn reads

Of course you don’t have to do the award but I’d love to see your answers and your blog post! XD

My Questions:

1. If you could only take three things to a deserted island, what would you take with you?
2. What is your favourite flower?
3. What was your favourite tv show as a kid? (And can you still sing the opening song? *lol*)
4. If you’d have to play a role in a movie what would you rather like to be: The superhero that saves the day or the villain that tries to cause destruction? And why?! XD
5. How many languages do you speak and which ones? =)

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This was a lot of fun to do! I almost forgot how interesting those awards can be! *lol* I hope you enjoyed my answers and I’m looking forward to read yours! I’m sorry it took me so long to get to this Award but I got to it… eventually. *lol* Thanks again for nominating me and for asking all those amazing questions! =)

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

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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