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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! 😀

Rankenzeile

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!

Rankenzeile

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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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! ❤

Rankenzeile

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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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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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Brianna @ Biranna’s Books and Randomness back in May and I’m so sorry I’m only getting to it now. XD Thank you so much for the tag Brianna! If I keep up my snail pace you guys will read my summer tags in winter. Might be a nice change to all those seasonal tags though so *shrugs*. ;-P Anyway, let’s do the Award! XD

Rules

  • Thanks the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post/or on your blog.

Brianna’s Questions:

1. When did you learn to read?

That’s such an interesting and relevant question but funnily enough I can’t remember anyone ever asking me when I learned to read. XD And to answer it: I think I learned it in kindergarten, well at least the basics. I could read books on my own when I was in primary school. As soon as I learned to read, I basically read everything. From signs to street names, posters, etc. And of course books. Plenty of books. *lol*

2. What is one book you want to be turned into a movie/t.v. series?

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I’d love to see „The Illuminae Files“ as a movie series! I’m sure it would be amazing! I mean the format already reads like some sort of screenplay and if they’d follow the books and wouldn’t deviate all too much from the plot or characters this would be great! Just to see all the action and those beloved characters on screen would be such an experience! 😀 It definitely would make for an awesome action movie! 

3. What was your favourite book when you were a kid?

I think this might be a tie between „The Little Witch“ and „Fiery Frederica“. I loved both of them when I was a kid. What’s interesting is that both of the MCs were the odd ones out and sort of underdogs. Guess I always pulled for the outsiders, even as a child. *lol*

4. What book do you plan to read next?

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Mhmm… Well it’s Halloween month and I might as well start with a spooky read. I don’t know if that qualifies as spooky but I heard great things about „The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle“ so I really want to get to this one soon. Also can anyone explain to me why it’s sometimes 7 and then 7 1/2 Deaths? *lol* I kinda stumbled over this and I have no idea why they changed the title of some copies to only 7. It’s kinda odd. 

5. Who is one of your favourite bloggers or what is one of your favourite blogs?

Only one? ARGH!! I can’t just name one so I’ll name two, okay? Let’s bend the rules a little bit, I mean they are made for it after all, right? ;-P So there are two blogs I’ve been following closely and I must have read every single post of those two bloggers. Can you already guess? It’s Sabrina @ Note from A Paper Plane Nomad and Elli @ AceReader! I just love them and their content and I’ll never get tired of reading their blogs. ❤

6. What is one genre you absolutely hate?

There’s no genre I really hate but there are genres I rarely or as good as never read because I just can’t seem to get into them. I’m no huge fan of biographies, self-help, spiritual or religious books. Which is not to say that I never read them. I mean I read „The Holy Bible“ and some of the „…. for Dummies“ books but I usually read for entertainment and escapism and all those aforementioned genres can’t give me what I need. 

7.  If you could help one of your favorite authors write a book, who would you choose to write with?

SUANNE LAQUEUR!!!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to write a book with her. I mean it would be like an epic Aled Last and Frances Janvier collaboration. I can imagine us throwing thoughts and ideas at each other and shaping them into an amazing book. Ahh… now I’ll never get that thought out of my head. *lol* Suanne if you’re reading this, ignore my fanboy moment and gushing… except of if you actually DO want to write a book with me. Then I’d love to get started. Send me a mail asap! ;-P (I can always dream, right?) 

8. Do you enjoy reading more in the morning or at night?

I used to do both when I was younger but nowadays I only read at night when my kid is sleeping. XD In the morning she’s way too active to even think about it. So for now the answer would be at night because I enjoy the silence! *lol*

9. How do you come up with creative ideas for blog posts?

At the strangest times and in the weirdest situations. I swear! XD That’s why I always carry a journal with me in which I can write my crazy thoughts. It’s something very personal and aside from my bestie (who only was allowed to take a peek at it 3 weeks ago and this for the very first time) no one ever was allowed to take a look into it. I guess that’s because I write a lot of things into it, also poem ideas, writing ideas, etc. Just everything that comes to mind. I always say it’s my brain. *lol*

10. What book did you hate having to read in school?

Haha! There were so many!!! So, so, so many! Where do I even start? *lol* One I definitely didn’t enjoy to read was „A Village Romeo and Juliet“. I just didn’t see the point of this book. I mean we all know „Romeo and Juliet“ why sort of rewrite it again in a village setting? Makes no sense! Especially because all the similarities are still there. There was no unique and new spin. 

11. Which is better: Marvel or D.C.? (Please say Marvel!)

I really like Batman and Catwoman but they are the only two D.C. characters I like. So I think I’ll definitely go with Marvel here! They just have the better superheroes and therefore also the better stories! 😉 

I Nominate:

My Questions:

  • 1. What was the first book that really got you into reading and why?
  • 2. McDonalds or Burger King? (I’m always interested in that one. *lol*)
  • 3. What is your least favourite book that got only one star or even less? (Of course I’d like to know the „why“ as well. 😉 )
  • 4. Which bookish character is the most like you?
  • 5. Your perfect breakfast?
  • 6. Tell me something totally random about you!
  • 7. If you could help one of your favorite authors write a book, who would you choose to write with? (going to steal that one because I loved it. XD)
  • 8. I know we all have our reasons for starting a blog, but what motivates you to keep on writing? 
  • 9. What’s your favourite animal?
  • 10. Do you collect anything aside from books? 
  • 11. And because it’s Halloween month: Is there something that truly scares you? (like spiders, or clowns, etc.)

Rankenzeile

This was such an interesting Award and I loved all of Brianna’s questions! So thank you once again for tagging me! I hope you had a lot of fun reading through my answers and I’m looking forward to read yours! As always you don’t have to do the tag, I’d love to see you doing it though. (No pressure, really. *lol* ;-P)

*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 fifth 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

Yuri on Ice!

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There will never be a universe in which I won’t love this series to the moon and back! ❤ And I’m so glad I finally have it on DVD and Blu-Ray! I swear Yuri’s and Victor’s relationship is EVERYTHING!!! I mean, how could you possibly not love them and this show?! There’s competition, there’s figure skating, there are amazing friendships, there’s love and trust and hope and fear and ARGH!!! It’s just amazing! If you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favour and take a closer look! Yuri and Victor are the best! 😉

A – Author you discovered

This month it would be Nora Sakavic! I wanted to read her „All for the Game“ series for ages and finally managed to get to it. I mean, it only took me three years to pick it up, but we all know I’m a snail! *lol* Still, no matter how late I jumped the hype train: THIS STUFF IS GOOD!!! I didn’t expect to get addicted to it so fast but three things are for certain: 1.) Neil Josten is a precious cinnamon roll and needs to be protected at all costs!!!! 2.) Andrew Minyard is a dangerous and volatile minx and I adore him!! 3.) I’m so going to read those two sequels. XD

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Greg Laswell – Dodged A Bullet

There’s something about this song! I just can’t seem to get enough of it. Maybe it’s the melody or the lyrics, but it speaks to me somehow. Don’t ask me, I can’t describe it! All I know is that this soft guitar version is amazing. 🙂

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

My bestie and I recently went to a new Japanese restaurant that has an „all you can eat“ buffet! So we decided to try it out because as you all know by now we’re suckers for Japanese food. *lol* Anyway, we ordered our drinks and barely sat there a few minutes when all of a sudden a robot rolled towards us and offered us our drinks. XD As it seems it’s name is Yuki and it hands out the bevarages at the restaurant. This was really funny and I’m sure we’ll go there again. Guess we got a glimpse at the future. 😉

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

SHINING A LIGHT ON BOOK BLOGGERS’ WORK: WHAT DO WE REALLY DO?

I absolutely loved Marie’s blog post!!! There were so many things she mentioned and I agreed with a lot of them! I think this was a really nice way to appreciate book bloggers and to point out that to be an influencer doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve to be a book tuber. We’re fond of the written word and there are plenty of people that still read it! XD So keep on writing guys and check out Marie’s amazing post! 😉

Rankenzeile

What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you discover a new author and what was able to surpise you last month? Do you think server robots might actually become an integral part of our near future?!

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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Real Neat Blog Award

Hey there, my lovelies!

A while back I was nominated for the „Real Net Blog Award“ by Brianna @ Brianna’s Books And Randomness and I thought it was about time to say THANK YOU and to actually do this! *lol* I’m always a few months behind with things like that but I promise I’ll do better in future. Or well, you know, at least I’ll try?! ;-P „A fault confessed is half redressed.“ or so they say! XD

Rules:

  • Display the award logo.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from the blog who nominated you.
  • Nominate seven to ten bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.

Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?

Oh wow, that’s a tough one! *lol* So many of those characters are awesome and I really love them all. If I’d have to decide I’d go with either Harry Potter himself or Lupin though. I always loved Harry and his defiance and even though he thinks he’s not cool or has no control over things he still tries to do the best he can. Also Lupin is amazing! He’s legit the best DADA teacher they ever had and I love his compassion and calmness. ❤

Do you play any instruments? If yes, which one(s)?

All right, you got me! ;-P Yes, I DO play instruments (plural), but it’s been ages I played them with others. XD Also I haven’t practiced properly for a while. (Having a kid that’s like a little tornado will do that to you. *lol*) Anyway, this said I play e-bass, a little bit guitar and the piano. I think I suck at the latter two but I’m pretty sure I play a decent and mean e-bass. Haha! (At least I think I do.)

If you could reread any series or book for the first time again, which would you choose?

Definitely „The Raven Cycle“!!! I loved this series so damn much and just to feel that magic all over again, to see how those friendships form, this deep connection to Cabeswater and between all those lovely characters! ❤ Don’t even get me started on Adam Parrish or Ronan Lynch! I would love to read this series for the first time again! =)

What do you like to do on rainy days, (besides read)?

I think the next best thing to reading would be to watch Netflix, make music, listen to music or to draw?! Oh, boy, even an imaginary relaxed day sounds kinda busy with me, doesn’t it? *lol* But honestly, I have so many hobbies and just to be able to indulge them would be enough. As it is my rainy days are spent with taking care of my kid so none of the above is actually happening. XD Guess it will get better once my child is older. 😉

What is your favorite band?

This is a dangerous question to ask because I don’t have only one. ;-P There are so many great bands out there, there’s no way it could only be one. If I’d have to name just three I’d say the following though: One Republic, Imagine Dragons and Thirty Seconds To Mars

Would you prefer a cold day with lots of snow or a warm day perfect for the beach?

Always a warm day perfect for the beach!!! I might be born in winter but I really don’t like the cold! *lol* I love warm summer days and I’m definitely a summer kind of person!

Share a picture of your bookshelf!

This is just the part I rearranged a while back, but I hope that one day I’ll manage to get a decent picture of my entire shelf.

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I nominate the following people for this award:

My questions are:

  • How do you drink your coffee/tea?
  • What is your personal kryptonite trope in books? (e.g. broken boys, enemies-to-lovers, found-family, etc…)
  • If you could time travel for just one day: Which year would you pick and why?
  • What kind of job would be your dream job and why?
  • Are you rather an extrovert or an introvert?
  • You’re at the beach and only have a couple of minutes left before you have to be somewhere else. What do you do? (read, bask in the sun, sink your feet into the sand, etc.)
  • What’s your favourite season and why?

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So this was actually a lot of fun! XD Thanks again for tagging me, Brianna! I hope you guys enjoyed my answers! And I’m really looking forward to read yours! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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300 Followers Celebration – The next milestone and a Give-Away!!! :D

Hey there, my lovelies! 😀

I know I said that already when I hit 250 followers but I think I’ll have to say it again: OMG!!! How did that even happen?! *lol* I remember having the respectable goal of getting 250 followers until the end of the year (I wrote this in January 2020) and now I’m at 309 (if you count my e-mail followers too)! O_o You guys have no idea how much this means to me and how happy I am that so many of you decided to follow my „sassy antics“. 😛

I’m kind of in awe that you actually seem to like what I write and I’ll never get tired of thanking you for reading my weird blog posts, super long reviews and sometimes even my really depressing poerty! *lol* (You might get tired of me saying „Thank you!“ though so I’ll try not to go overboard: Still, thank you! ;-P ) It’s kinda funny that last year about exactly that time I actually hosted my first giveaway when I reached 150 followers. Ahh how time flies by!

Anyway!! Let’s stop my musings and get right to the good part of this blog post! THE GIVEAWAY!!! I’ve wanted to do one of those for ages but when I hit 250 followers COVID-19 got in my way and now the world is still far from normal but at least I can go to my post office again. (Well, for now it’s still open. 😉 ) So since I’m one of those „Carpe diem!“, „seize the moment“ and „No risk, no fun!“ kind of people I decided to well, … just go for it! *lol*

So here’s how we’ll do this: Just like the last time I’ll let you throw your hat into the ring. I know we all have different tastes, so I once again resolved that there’ll be two different kinds of books you can choose from:

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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And

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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All you have to do is to write a comment and to let me know which one of those two books you’d like to win. (Well, if you’re no direct wordpress member a contact mail would probably be nice too. After all I’ll need to know your address when I send the book to you. XD)

As always I’ll place all your names in a bowl and then I’ll let fate decide. 😉

I guess I’ll wait about 1 – 2 weeks before I draw the names so you have plenty of time to take part in my giveaway! 😉 I really hope many of you will participate and I wish you all the luck!

Giveaways are always so exciting and I love to arrange the package! I had so much fun doing it the last time and it almost kind of ended up being some sort of bookish subscription box. Haha!

This said: Thank you so much for following my blog!! ❤ I hope you’re all still healthy and safe! Take care!!!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

Allgemein, Sassy Antics

SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to the fourth 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

SUPERNATURAL!!! I love this serie so much and after taking a looong break right in the middle of season 9 I decided to continue with the series now. (Mostly because I saw that my library has season 10 – 12 *lol*) I didn’t know how much I missed the Winchester brothers until I rewatched the beginning of season 9. XD I still love Dean with all my heart and Sammy is adorable. Also Castiel and Crowley are THE BEST! I swear just listening to Crowley’s gives me goosebumps. I’m in love with Mark Sheppard’s voice because it’s kinda… soothing and pleasant?! I dunno! (Apparently my voice has the same effect on other people… *shrugs*) Either way I love Supernatural and I can’t wait to dive into season 10!

A – Author you discovered

Sierra Simone! I’m currently reading „A Lesson in Thorns“ and haha well, this book most certainly isn’t for the innocent, I can tell you that. *LOL* Still, the atmosphere of it is amazing and I love how all those six characters are bi and it’s no big deal for them. Truth be told, I can’t wait to get to the juicy smut parts. 😛 I’m so ready to go down that dirty road and if you’re along for the ride, just join me and follow my updates on goodreads. XD

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Jonas Brothers – What A Man Gotta Do

Haha! I know, I know! I’m super late and Jonas Brothers?! But seriously, they always made good music and I already liked them when they were teens. 😀 Now they are even cooler because they make catchy tunes and I just can’t stop dancing to this one. Plus, they feature their wives in their videos which is awesome! ❤

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

I’m used to gush about my favourite authors and I make no secret of my love for them, because we all know they DESERVE it! (capital letters) What truly surprised me is that one of my new favourite authors actually became sort of friends with me after I read and gushed about her book. *lol* I really thought she’d like… I dunno… take to her heels and run away from my stalkerish self as fast as possible but no?! And here comes the huge plot twist: Turns out she stalked me first. *LOL* I love her even more for that. Haha! ❤

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

The Fourth Annual 2020 Book Blogger Awards

Okay, so technically this was posted by May at the end of June but I voted for it in July so I think that still counts. XD Also I need to mention this because May is amazing! To host those Awards is a lot of work and I’m so happy she’s willing to do this for her fellow bloggers. Plus, I love that we can appreciate some of our favourite bloggers by nominating them and just to see how happy they were when they saw my nominations made me happy too! ❤

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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 blog post of another blogger? Did you nominate book bloggers for „The Fourth Annual 2020 Book Blogger Awards“ too?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Throne of Glass Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I got tagged for this by Brianna @ Brianna’s Books And Randomness in March and the fact that I’m only doing this now is testament to my „Snaildom“ and yes, this might be a word I made up but it definitely is a thing. *lol* 😛 Anyway, thank you Brianna for thinking of me when you did this tag! I’m a huge fan of the „Throne of Glass“ series and it made me really happy to get tagged for this. XD

So before I do this tag there’s only one thing I need to get off my chest first: WHY IS THERE NO DORIAN HAVILLIARD PROMPT!!!??? Like seriously?! How could you forget about my baby!? T_T Not fair! I still love „Throne of Glass“ though so I’ll do the tag even though not having a Dorian prompt is kinda killing me. A slow and painful death. *lol*

Anyway, let’s do this and wallow in my justified pain later. 😛

~LYSANDRA~

A book with a cover change you loved

I think that would be Jay Kristoff’s „Nevernight“. When I first got curious about the book I always saw the cover with Mia on it but I rarely like book covers with people on them. (Of course there are plenty of series that do this and I love them still. *lol*) Well, and then I discovered the other cover and was blown away! ❤

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I don’t know about you but in my opinion the second cover is way more awesome than the first. XD Especially because there are so many details in the drawing! It’s amazing!

 

~ABRAXOS~

A book that’s better on the inside than it looks on the outside

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Seriously, the cover of „Assassin’s Apprentice“ couldn’t have been any more boring. It has that typical 90ies epic fantasy vibe going on and when I first picked it up in my library I was like: Mhmm let’s see if this is going to be good. AND boy, was it awesome!!! By now there are about three other covers but none of them does Fitz’s story justice so I think I’ll never be satisfied with the covers for this book. *lol*

~ERILEA~

A series with great word building

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Jeez! I could go with about a million fantasy series here but I’ll go back to the roots and say „Lord of the Rings“. XD Because let’s face it, this was one of the first epic fantasy series I read. I was 13 when I first picked it up and so immersed in the story that I didn’t only read all three books in about a week but also learned Elvish. (yes, I was THAT obsessed!) *lol* I guess that says quite a lot about the great word building of J.R.R. Tolkien. Eleni sílar antalyannar! 😛

~RIFTHOLD~

A book that combines genres

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Well, if the combination of a fairy tale and science fiction isn’t the perfect pick for this, then I don’t know. 😉 I loved how Marissa Meyer combined those two genres in „Cinder“ and I’m really looking forward to read the rest of the series. 😀

~DAMARIS ~

A book based on/inspired by a myth/legend

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I will never get tired of telling everyone how wonderful this book is! „The Song of Achilles“ is one of the best books ever! ❤ Madeline Miller nails fictional myths and legends like no other author I ever encountered and I don’t even hesitate before I pick up one of her books.

~KALTAIN ROMPIER~

A book with an unexpected twist

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I don’t know how often my head was spinning while I read the „Red Rising“ series but Pierce Brown definitely threw me for a loop! *lol* There were soo many twists and turns throughout the entire series that I was reduced to a nail biting mess by the end of it. Haha! Such a great series! ❤

~ASSASSIN’S KEEP~

A book with an unreliable narrator

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I guess Cady from „We Were Liars“ is the only character that comes to mind. I probably should read more books with unreliable narrators. XD

~ASTERIN BLACKBEAK~

A book that’s got squad goals

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I’m sure that if you’ve read „Six of Crows“ this is the first book that will come to your mind. And if you haven’t read it already you certainly should because that squad is truly #SquadGoals!!! I loved Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina and Matthias. ❤ All of them were such amazing characters and the way they work together and appreciate each other (and their skills) is nothing but awesome.

~TERRASEN~

A book that feels like home

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I could go with „Harry Potter“ here because it’s basically my childhood but I discovered so many great series over the years and if I have to choose I’ll go with „The Raven Cycle“ and „An Exaltation of Larks“.  HP feels like my childhood and therefore is dear to my heart and feels like home, but those other two …. they are my everything! ❤ Just to think about them makes me feel all cozy, homey and loved.

~AELIN ASHRYVER GALATHYNIUS~

A book with the power to destroy you

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I’ll go with the only book I never managed to write a review about: „Kingdom of Ash“. This book was so good and destroyed me in the best way possible. It took me about 5 months to even think about writing a review and there are so many characters, quotes and things that happen in here that I still didn’t finish my review. I feel like Patrick Rothfuss writing „The Doors of Stone“. *LOL* So if I ever write and post this review I’ll drink a good whiskey and lean back in my chair. Haha! 😛

~MANON BLACKBEAK~ 

A book that intimidated you

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„The Poppy War“ intimidated me big time! For one thing it’s HUGE! The sheer amount of pages was already intimidating enough and then add all the trigger warnings I read about. This was definitely no easy read and quite a tough journey. (and this is probably the understatement of the century. XD) But it’s a really, really good book and I can totally recommend it. (Even if it’s super tough to read.)

~ROWAN WHITETHORN~

A book that makes you swoon

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I haven’t read this yet but the mere idea of diving into Javier Landes’s story is already enough to make me swoon! I love this man so much! And yes I say man and not character because for me he’s a living and breathing person! ❤ I can’t wait to read this and I hope I’ll finish a few of my books soon so I can finally tackle this gem!!!

~CHAOL WESTFALL~ 

A book that challenged you to see things differently

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I’m from Austria and my country is so very different from America. So to read this definitely challenged me to see things differently. I think „The Hate U Give“ gave me a good glimpse at America and the racism that’s still going strong. It was good to read this from Starr’s perspective and it helped me to understand the problems she had to deal with. It’s a really important and great book and I think everyone should read it!

~FLEETFOOT~

A book you received as a gift

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I really just got this as a very belated birthday present from one of my besties! (COVID sucks… XD) I wanted to borrow this from the library about a thousand times but I never got to it so I’m very glad I have it in my own collection now. I won’t have to worry about library deadlines when I start to read it and for me this is a big plus! *lol*

~ EYE OF ELENA~

A book you found right when you needed it

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I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started to read this but it turned out to be exactly the kind of book I needed at that time. „Traitor’s Blade“ was easy to read, the characters were likable and it was something different than I’m used to. It was a really light and enjoyable book and it helped me to escape the world for a little while. XD

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I’m still kinda miffed about the fact that there is no Dorian Havilliard prompt but I guess I’ll have to live with it. Why, oh why, does everyone always forget about my precious boy? *sniff* Still, this tag was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoyed my answers! XD

This said let’s tag a few of you to join the fun. 😛

I tag:

Miri @ Rosy Musings

Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad

Elli @ AceReader

Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm

Lia @ Chain of Novels

and anyone else who wants to do this tag!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox