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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to the third 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

After a super long break I fell back into „The Blacklist“ rabbit hole! *lol* I really love this series and I made it to season 4 before my interest started to crumble. I dunno why but for some reason it felt like the series lost its bite. (Or maybe it was just me overindulging?) Either way I really enjoyed the second half of season 4 and right now I’m at the beginning of season 5. Red is such an intriguing villain and I love the way he thinks. He’s so cunning it’s astounding. Also I LOVE and ADORE Dembe and Aram! ❤ Still, Samar is starting to annoy me and if she isn’t nice to my man Aram I’ll stop shipping them! He deserves only the best!!! XD

A – Author you discovered

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I got an e-ARC of „An Exaltation of Larks“ by Suanne Laqueur and I already love this book so much! ❤ It’s been a while I read a book that stretches over a couple of decades and accompanies its characters but I’ll never get tired of those books! Laqueur’s writing style immediately managed to capture my interest and I’m so glad there are 2 more books in this series waiting to be read! (The fact I didn’t even finish the first one says A LOT about how much I’m enjoying it right now! *lol*)

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Andra Day – Rise Up

I love the lyrics of this song and Andra Day’s voice is amazing!!! ❤ I always get goose bumps just listening to her and the way this builds up is just beautiful. XD

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

I GOT APPROVED FOR AN ARC!!!! *lol* No, seriously! I joined NetGalley a couple of months ago and so far all my requests got declined and the books I got were from the „Read Now“ section. But not this one!!! I’ve been dying to read „Boyfriend Material“ and it’s been on my TBR for months. (though another goodreads glitch apparently deleted my pre-review >_<) Well, either way! When I logged into NetGalley last week I was so excited to see that I got approved for the e-arc! I swear I quite literally jumped up and down and did an embarrassing happy dance! Needless to say that I was too pumped to sleep. *lol* As an international book blogger it’s kind of tough to get the books you want so I’m even more excited it worked out this time around! YAY! 😀

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

„The School for Good and Evil“ Book Tag (original)

It’s about time to give the lovely Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad a shout-out! I loved her original book tag and even though I still didn’t manage to get to it, you can bet your lovely behind that I’ll definitely go for it in near future! 😛 I loved her graphics and the promts! ❤ And I think it’s about time I start to read this series! Sabrina is making me really curious! *lol*

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you discover a new favourite song and what was able to surprise you this month?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Awesome Blogger Award

Hey there, my lovelies! 🙂

A while ago (in March, I’m such a snail 😭) Miri @ The Book Dragoness nominated me for „The Awesome Blogger Award“ and I can’t thank her enough for tagging me! ❤ Miri is awesome, as is her blog, so it’s no wonder she was nomitated for this award. (I have no explanation for my nomination though, so umm yeah, let’s move on. *lol*) I can’t wait to answer all those interesting questions and I hope you’ll enjoy to read this blog post as well. 😉

The award was created by Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala. This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger. 

The Awesome Blogger Award Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Credit the creator (I would have loved to place a link to Maggie’s page but the one I followed wasn’t active anymore. Does anyone know if her blog still exist?!)
  • Tag this post with #AwesomeBloggerAward
  • Answer all the questions given to you
  • Nominate some people
  • Write 10 questions for them to answer

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1. What is your favorite spread on bread (jam, butter, etc) if you eat bread?

It used to be butter and honey, but since I started to have allergic reactions to honey (apparently being allergic to bees and wasps has something to do with it) I decided to go with strawberry jam. *lol* If the bread is fresh I love to eat it without anything though. There’s nothing better than fresh bread. XD

2. Describe your perfect reading nook! (stealing from my own answers)

Ahh don’t even get me started. I’m still dreaming of my own library room in my own house! There’d be a cozy window bench with an amazing sight into my garden and in winter when it’s cold and snowy outside, I’d sit there sipping my coffee while reading a book. I’m thinking about something like this:

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Unfortunatley I neither have my own house nor my own garden and therefore this will have to be a dream. T_T

3. Did you experience any funny #oops moments as a blogger?

Mhmm I don’t think I had one of those yet. *lol* If I ever experience one I’ll make sure to let you know! 😉

4. Which book review you wrote is your favorite?

According to goodreads I wrote 343 reviews and I still think that I haven’t written my favorite review… yet. XD Maybe I’m too hard on myself but I still think that there are way better and more talented bloggers out there than me. I know I’m kinda shooting myself in the foot here, but it’s the truth. Can’t argue with the truth, right? *lol*

5. How has your blog changed over time?

I think content-wise it changed A LOT. When I started my blog I mostly posted book reviews and rarely went for a tag. It was all over the place and I didn’t have a schedule and posted whenever I could. With time I figured out a schedule, started to create my own blog memes and since last year I even managed to do a monthly wrap-up. Also: My graphics improved! *lol* At the beginning I drew everything by hand, now I’m working with Canva and it really helped to give my blog some colour! Plus it looks a little bit more professional. At least I think it does. XD (Okay, my review and privacy policy might have helped too. 😛 )

6. If you could eat or drink one fictional treat, what would it be?

BUTTERBEER!!! *lol* And Bertie Bott’s beans! Also I’d love to get my hands on „Lashani Blue“. It’s an alcoholic beverage that’s mentioned in Scott Lynch’s „Gentleman Bastard“ series and it sounds great. XD

7. What’s your opinion on cliffhangers?

I love to hate them. 😛 Cliffhangers and I have some sort of love-hate relationship, because they can be soo good but destroy you at the same time. (especially if you have to wait 2 years until the next book comes out!!)

8. If you could read one book NOW that’s yet to be published, what book would it be?

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I think I’ll still go with „The Silvered Serpents“ here! Just in case I didn’t mention it (and I’m sure I only must have mentioned it about a thousand times by now) I really, really, really, really, REALLY want to read this book! BADLY! T_T

 

9. How did you choose your blog name?

Well, that’s kind of a little bit difficult to explain but I’ll try my best. Okay, admittedly the „Sassy“ and „Library“ part is easily explained: I’m sassy and I love libraries (I always say they are my sanctuary) so those two came rather naturally. 😉 As for the fox part: The fox isn’t only my spiritual animal but it also stands for a lot of character traits I seem to have. 😛 Plus another reason, of course, is that in mythology (Japanese folklore) they are shape shifters and if that doesn’t fit to me perfectly then I don’t know. XD

10. Finally, what made you start your awesome book blog?

I still blame it on the goodreads word limit! *lol* But seriously, if they wouldn’t force me to use less and less words to describe all my thoughts and feelings, I probably would have never started my own blog. XD I’m a wordy person, I just can’t help it! 😛 So if you enjoy my blog and my super long reviews you might as well thank goodreads for causing me to start my own blog! 😉

I tag:

My questions:

  1. Which kind of music do you like?
  2. Are you rather an introvert or an extrovert?
  3. Which city is your favourite city in the world and why?
  4. In which kind of bookish universe would you love to live in?
  5. How has your blog changed over time? (I’ll just steal that one from Miri because it’s really such an interesting question!)
  6. When you meet someone new: What do you pay attention to first?
  7. Describe yourself in 7 words. (Why seven? Because it’s the magical number! 😛 )
  8. Which kind of superpower would you love to have?
  9. What’s your secret talent?
  10. Why did you start blogging?

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This was a lot of fun! So thank you once again for nominating me, Miri! ❤ To everyone I nominated: I hope my questions are as interesting as Miri’s and I’m looking forward to read your answers! XD

Stay safe and healthy!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

Welcome back to the second 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

I don’t know how long this series has been on Netflix already but I just discovered „Soundtrack“ and I loved it! I’m such a sucker for musicals and musical series in general and I’ve been looking for something new ever since I saw the last episode of „Glee“. *lol* Okay, the actors don’t really sing in this one and only lip-sync but still! They dance and the music was great and the story was so heart-warming but also very sad. I loved how it has all those different characters and their lives overlap with time! ❤ Plus the mixture of songs was awesome, from Kelly Clarkson to The Weeknd, right to Etta James and then back to Ray Charles and Judy Garland. Okay, I think you can already tell how excited I’m about this. XD

A – Author you discovered

Sebastien de Castell! I just finished reading „Traitor’s Blade“ the first book in the „Greatcoats“ series and I’m surprised about how much I enjoyed it. XD This read really fast and was very entertaining so I’m pretty sure that I’ll read the rest of the series as well. 🙂 So definitely a new author I just discovered.

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Brandon Flowers  – Between Me and You

I swear this song has been stuck in my head ever since I discovered „Soundtrack“ on Netflix. I love the lyrics and that it’s so slow! Brandon Flowers knows how to get his message across! ❤ (P.S: I’m a huge „The Killers“ fan too!)

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

The kindness of the staff at my favourite Running Sushi restaurant! Over here our restaurants were allowed to open on the 15th of May (after 6 – 7 weeks) and now that they are open again (with lots of rules and restrictions) barely anyone eats at the restaurants. So my bestie and I almost sat there alone and even though it was pretty cool for us because usually the reastaurant is packed it still made us sad to see that our fave eating place struggled so much. So yeah, we started to talk with the cook and the waiters and it was so nice to interact with them. They all knew us because we’re regulars and they were so happy we came! Before we even knew it they asked us if we had a special wish and if they could cook it for us. This was so sweet! The cook was so happy to have someone to cook for and my bestie and I were in food heaven! ❤ The food kept coming, even new creations they wanted us to try out. I never experienced anything like this and I’m so glad we decided to eat at their place and to give them a chance to get back on their feet. The world needs more amazing places and people like them and we’ll definitely visit them again soon! ❤

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

The „forever and everly“ amazing May created her own original book tag and of course it’s about Percy Jackson and the „Heroes of Olympus“ series! I did this tag recently and I loved it so much!! ❤ May really put a lot of work into it (16 hours!!!) and created all the artwork/graphics herself! Which is more than just awesome! And because I love PJ AND May I’m using my own blog meme in order to shamelessly promote her awesomeness! *lol*

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you discover a new author and what was your favourite song?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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SASSY Saturday

SASSY Saturday

Hey there my lovelies!

I already said that I want to come up with something original this year and decided to host another blog meme! So welcome to „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

I started with „Tales of the City“ on Netflix and I’ve become addicted to it pretty fast. *lol* This series is right up my alley! I mean we have San Francisco, the queer community, lots of different representations, humour and a mystery on top of all the crazy family and relationship dynamics! What’s not to love?! Plus I really like Ellen Page and she’s one of the MCs! 😀

A – Author you discovered

Kerri Maniscalco! Her „Stalking Jack the Ripper“ series was all over my feed for months and I finally managed to read the first book! She has a really nice and easy writing style and if Thomas Cresswell isn’t enough reason to read the rest of the series, then I dunno! 😛

S – Song you couldn’t get enough of

Papa Roach – Come Around

I don’t know what it is about this song but I really love it! Whenever it plays on my radio I turn the volume up and sing along with it! XD Guess „stuck at home me“ kind of relates to the text somehow. *lol*

S – Surprise – Something that totally caught you off guard

Well, my sudden addiction to webcomics definitely counts as a surprise! At the beginning of April I kind of fell into the webcomic rabbit hole and I guess I never climbed out of it. *lol* On tapas there are just too many awesome comics and I found quite a few favourites I’ll continue to follow. 😀

Y – Your fave blog post of another blogger

„Don’t Miss This! – How to Travel When You’re Stuck at Home“ @ The Library Lady Travels

I love Geanie’s travel blog and this blog post was amazing! I didn’t know about „Google’s Art and Culture“ website and definitely learned something new by reading her post! 😀 What I loved the most were the „10 Incredible Libraries of the World“! So beautiful! This instantly made me want to tavel to other countries and see them for myself. *lol* (Which sadly isn’t possible right now but that’s another story. XD)

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What do you think about „SASSY Saturday“? Would you like to join the fun? Did you watch „Tales of the City“ too? What surprised you last month?

Tell me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Hey there, my lovelies!

I’ve seen this about a thousand times on other bloggers sites and decided that I’d give it a shot. I usually don’t post on Tuesdays but I think I’ll make an exception for this one. So from now on I’ll do one of those „Top Ten Tuesday“ posts every month. 😉

It’s a small start but it’s a start and I hope my blog will get a little bit more interesting once again!

This said, let’s jump right into the fun! XD

„10 Titles That Would Make Good Band Names“ (It’s like I’ve been waiting for a topic like this to come up! I love music and this is so perfect for my TTT start!)

White Hot Kiss

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This series was so addicting and I always thought that this first book sounded like a band name! *lol* I mean „White Hot Kiss“ you can already imagine the rock music just reading the title. 😛

Radiant Shadows

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Okay, this is already book four in Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely“ series but you’ve to admit that the title is amazing! As is the entire series! If you love faeries and a slightly darker atmosphere in your books, well then this one’s for you! It was the first series that got me into faeries and I can’t get enough of them ever since. I think a band named „Radiant Shadows“ might go for rock, alternative or indie music, don’t you agree? Maybe something like „Imagine Dragons“?

The Raven Boys

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Don’t tell me you didn’t see that one coming! *lol* Seriously, how could I not choose „The Raven Boy’s“ for this TTT! They are perfect! Not only the name of the book but they are four boys and they are all different but like a family! If they would be a band every girl would find a type they’d like. Like Gansey would be the handsome girl crush, Ronan the bad boy, Adam the clever rebel and Noah the shy baby. Haha! Ahh you can already tell I gave way too much thought to this. XD Anyway, they’d obviously be a pop band or a band like BTS! *lol*

The Fault In Our Stars

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One of my favourite John Green books and definitely a good name for a band. If you ask me they’d either make super slow music like Damien Rice or they’d go for something like „Panic! At The Disco“. XD And yep, their fans would shorten the band name and say: „OMG the TFIOS concert last night was amazing!“ 😉

 

The Subtle Knife

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Gosh, I loved this series when I was in my teens! It was something different and new and I really, really loved to watch the characters grow. 😀 As for the kind of music „The Subtle Knife“ would make: Something very atmospheric along the lines of „Florence and the Machine“ or „Ruelle“?!

Empire of Storms

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Is it just me or does this title actually scream for metal, hard-rock or screamo? *lool* I mean even the cover! XD I could imagine a band with a title playing this kind of music so well and with all the fighting scenes I’m sure the crew of EoS would approve! 😛

Lord of Shadows

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Now that sounds kind of dark and sinister! Totally hard rock or heavy metal! Funnily enough it could either go all „Lordi“ or „Iron Maiden“. I think my mind just can’t decide. To be honest, the plot of the book wouldn’t be heavy metal though. XD Cassandra Clare probably would go all like O_o when she reads this. Haha!

Wintersong

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This already sounds rather soothing and slow so I’m pretty sure „Wintersong“ would make music like Lana Del Rey or Imogen Heap. Since Liesl and the Goblin King like to play the piano I could also imagine something like Ludovico Einaudi’s music. And if you have no idea who that is you should definitely youtube (is that even a word??) him! He composes some of the most beautiful piano pieces ever! ❤

Flame in the Mist

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For some reason I can’t stop thinking of 2Cellos. „Flame in the Mist“ sounds like it would combine classic instruments with modern songs, but then again I can also imagine music like „Passenger“ makes it. Mhmm… that’s a tough one. I suppose a band with a name like that could try a lot of different styles. 😛

Annie on My Mind

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Okay, so this is an LGBTQ+ book with an f/f relationship so you can’t blame me for thinking about „Tegan and Sara“ or „Hozier“ when I wonder about which kind of music this band would make! XD But honestly, they both make slow and beautiful music and this book was very slow and beautiful too so this would fit the overall mood perfectly!

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What do you think? Did you like the book titles I chose? Did you read any of the books I mentioned? Do you like the kind of music I matched them to? Do you disagree with my music/band choices? What kind of book titles and bands would you have chosen?

Talk to me and let me know! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Book Tags

My Bad Reading Habits Tag

I was tagged by the amazing Caidyn and his answers were a lot of fun to read. Mostly because I found myself in them, too. XD If you don’t know his blog yet, you definitely should check it out! It’s a really lovely blog and I enjoy reading it a lot!

I think I have many bad reading habits, so I guess I had this tag coming. *lol* Okay, let’s get this over with. *braces for the painful truth*

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READING WHILE DOING SOMETHING ELSE.

Haha! I totally agree with Caidyn here, I’m king at this one too. *lol*

I’ve the very bad habit to listen to music while I read. Which is probably one of the main reasons I haven’t tried audio books yet, because listening to a book while reading one would be kinda crazy, but then again I listen to music while I’m reading so erm yeah….you get what I mean, right? Also I can watch TV while I read and sometimes I even cook or eat while reading. Jeez! I just realized this is a really bad habit indeed. XD

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DESPERATELY WAITING FOR NEW RELEASES BUT NOT READING THEM ONCE THEY ARE ACTUALLY OUT

Of all my reading habits this is probably the worst! Whenever I see an amazing book that’s going to be released in a year I whine and want to buy and read it immediately but once it’s actually out I just D.O.N.T R.E.A.D I.T! Why am I like this?! I’ve been like that with “Restore Me”, “Kingdom of Ash” and about ten thousand other releases. Once I get to them they are already at least three months out and the hype has died down. *lol*

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IGNORING MY PHYSICAL BOOK SHELF

*ignores the death glare from my books*

Before I joined goodreads there was a time when I could say that I read almost every physical copy that was in my shelf. Now? Not so much! XD One and a half years later and I have to avoid their laser death stare. *lol* I swear I haven’t bought that many books in ages and there are entire series waiting to be read. And what am I doing? I go to the library and borrow other books I read before I even pick up the ones I already own. I. AM. HORRIBLE.! I know! >_<

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READING A MILLION BOOKS AT ONCE

I’m exactly like Caidyn when it comes to this! It’s funny that our reading habits are so similar because I have different times to read my four or five books too. I usually read one in the morning when I’m on my way to work, one in the afternoon when I drive back from work and another one in the evening when my kid is in bed. And because this only makes three different books per day, I vary every other day. Haha! Wow, talk about bad reading habits.

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COUNTING PAGES

I really dunno why I do this!! Maybe it’s the statistician in me; maybe it’s my inner control freak, but I ALWAYS look at the amount of pages first! And when my reading time is limited I even count the pages of the chapters in order to gauge if I’ll be able to finish the chapter or not. When I start a buddy read I’m even worse because my buddies and I usually set an amount of chapters we’re going to finish per day and then I’m basically forced to look up how long they are. It’s the dynamic of the buddy read, I swear. *lol*

 

Well, that were five of my worst reading habits and I’m kinda alarmed now because I could have added so much more! XD

I’m tagging Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, Ashley @ Bubbly Booknerd and  Camile @ This Chamber of Books! As always you don’t have to do the tag, it would be fun to read your answers though. 😛