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400 Followers Celebration Post & My BookTube channel

Hey there, my lovelies!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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So what do you think? Talk to me and let me know! =)

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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

Hey there, my lovelies! 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

8.) Favorite animals? from Sabrina

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

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

*hugs’n’kisses*

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

Hey there, my lovelies!

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

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

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

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

And as always: Take care and stay healthy!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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250 Followers Celebration Post!!! Woot! – What should we do to celebrate? =)

Hey there, my lovelies!

I thought that 250 Followers would qualify for an unscheduled blog post! XD I mean, dang! That’s so amazing!!! There are 257 of you out there now and I couldn’t be happier!

(I’m a horrible person though because I didn’t even realize that there are so many of you now….*lol*)

When I wrote down my New Year’s resolutions in January I definitely didn’t expect to hit this number so soon. XD So a huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s following my blog! No matter if you’re already a regular or a newbie I really appreciate your support! ❤

I initially planned to make a Giveaway when I hit that number but I’m not all too convinced this is a good idea right now. Especially not in the times of Covid-19. (I could send the winner the package but I really dunno if it would even get to you in those rather turbulent times.)

This blog is a democracy though (is it really? *lol*) so I decided to give you guys a choice! I came up with three ideas and the one that gets the most likes from you (just say which one you prefer in the comments) will be done! 😉

1.) I’ll try to draw your favourite book character in my own manga style. (Oh gods! It’s been ages I last did something like that…) I’d make a blog post and you’d write your favourites into the comments and then I’d pull 2 (?!) of them out of my bowl and try to draw them? Sounds good? XD

2.) I could make a 250 Followers celebration video and upload it on here? Maybe answer 3 questions in (video)person as well? Okay, that idea isn’t fully developed yet but maybe you have some ideas?! 😛

3.) A book giveaway! I know I said that I don’t think it’s wise to do one in these times but if you really want to go for it and think that the parcel would still be able to get to your place I’d try my best to make it work! (Yes, I love you guys enough to give it a shot and to disinfect everything before I send it to you! 😉 *lol*)

Sooo the choice is up to you! I’ll let you know what it’s going to be as soon as I have all of your answers! =)

Have fun voting! And as always:

Try to stay healthy and safe! Take care! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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