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Finally Fall Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I was tagged for this by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and I want to give her not only a HUGE thanks but also an even bigger shout-out for being such a sweet blogger! I found a lot of interesting other bloggers through her blog post so please check it out and maybe you’ll find other amazing bloggers too! 😉 Also: Me actually doing a seasonal tag during the right season?!! I know it’s unheard of but there’s a first time for everything! *lol* ;-P

Finally Fall Book Tag

  • In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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I really loved this book and it was such an amazing journey! So creative and beautifully written! Also the world building and magic! Just great! I think I rarely read about such a vivid setting and the only other book I can think of that might play in the same kind of league is „Strange the Dreamer“. XD

  • Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
    We Are Okay
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I love this book with all my heart because it captures loss and grief like no other book I ever read. Such a beautiful and touching book! I think it shows that there are many facets of grief and that it doesn’t always have to be loud and screaming but that it can also be quiet and so painful that you can’t seem to be able to speak about it. >_<

  • Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
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My hubby loves this book and I got curious. Don’t tell him, but I think it’s actually pretty awesome. *lol* There went a lot of effort into the details of „Man-Of-War“ and the black humour you can find in every corner of this book made it a really enjoyable read. If you like history, ships and want to know how they were operated this might be a good fit for you! 🙂

  • In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be part of. The Shadowhunters
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Oh boy, there are so many but since I’m currently reading „Clockwork Prince“ I’ll go with the Shadowhunters! Just to see Jem and Will interact would make me so damn happy, also I love and adore the friendships and relatinships in TMI and TDA as well. The Blackthorns will always have a special place in my heart and yeah… well you get the idea! *lol*

  • The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
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I hope that’s enough?! 😉

  • Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
    Moby Dick
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I know this might be an interesting choice but hear me out! „Moby Dick“ is probably the embodiment of a book in which someone is telling a story. I mean it begins with the famous words: „Call me Ishmael.“ and is told from Ishmael’s POV. Also it’s a great classic and I learned a lot about whales and the sea while I read it. 

  • The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
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I read this in October and it was amazing! So many awesome, dark and creepy fairy tales! It was a lot of fun to read them and they were really good. Plus for a scaredy fox like me this was an awesome Halloween read. It was creepy and dark but not all too much!

  • The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
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„Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda“ will always warm my heart! ❤ I paged through this in no time and it’s such a sweet read. I could reread this forever and maybe I’ll actually reread it soon. I miss precious and relatable Simon and heaven knows we all need a little bit of warmth and happiness in our lives! 

  • Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
    Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
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I even put this on my Book List 2020 and I’m so going to read it soon! I love this faerie series to bits and pieces and I adored its characters long before Maas’s Rhysand, Tamlin and Feyre even became a thing. This is the first faerie series I ever read and it will always hold a special place in my heart. 🙂 Irial and Niall!!! ❤ My precious babies! 

  • Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!

 

Okay, so that’s definitely no typical reading accessoire but I need them for my reading like I need the air to breathe. *lol* I mark book quotes with them and I’d be totally lost without those Post-its. XD I’d never be able to write my reviews without them and they don’t hurt my precious books. Once I wrote down the quote I just remove and reuse them. 😉

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This was a lot of fun! Maybe I should try to do seasonal tags in their actual season more often? Nahhh, let’s stick with breaking the habit! *lol* ;-P I’m glad I made that exception though. XD So thank you once again for tagging me Riddhi! 🙂 

I’m pretty late with this so I’ll only tag a few people! As always you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. (I’d always love to read your answers though. ;P )

I TAG:

Brianna @ Brianna’s Books And Randomness
Maya @ Her Bookish Desires
Hollie @ My Thing About Books
Katie @ The Storybook Sisters
Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad
Elli @ AceReader

I hope you guys will enjoy doing this tag!
Take care and stay healthy!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

 

 

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Disney Parks Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies! 😀

I was tagged for this by Emma @ A Few Chapters ‚til Love a while ago and finally managed to get to it! XD So a huge thank you to Emma for thinking of me! You’re the best! ❤ Also I saw that some of those questions will be tough to answer but I love myself a good challenge so I’m all ready for the fun! 😛

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☆ Mention the creator of the tag (Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight) and link back to the original post!
☆ Thank the blogger who tagged you
☆ Answer the 10 questions below using any genre
☆ Tag 5+ friends
☆ Feel free to copy the heading graphics

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“Not only is it a seriously immersive adventure though the rivers of the world [also I’m low key screaming because we’re getting a movie] but I love the puny tongue-in-cheek humor of the skippers” –  Alexandra

Believe it or not but my knee-jerk reaction to this was that I can’t think of a single book that’s set along the river. Which is kinda crazy if you think about it. I mean there are books that mention rivers in them but they are never truly a big part of the plot. The only book that comes to mind because the characters made a journey on the Nil is „Blood Sisters“ so I think I’ll just go with this one for now. =)

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“Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirates life for me! Pirates of the Caribbean is a staple at any Disney Park. Did you know it was the ride that actually inspired the films? That’s right, Walt Disney himself oversaw the development of the ride which opened in 1967.” – Alexandra

I never knew the ride came before the movies! Color me surprised. XD This said „To Kill a Kingdom“ definitely falls into this category! It was such an adventure and I loved Lira and Elian! By reading this book I finally realized that I’m not only a huge fan of morally grey characters but apparently also a sucker for pirate princes and blood thirsty sirens. *lol* If you’re a fan of easy banter and snark too then you really should give this a try! 😉

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I am quite literally obsessed with The Haunted Mansion, namely it’s Parisian counterpart Phantom Manor with it’s more intricate, eerie theme. Located in the Western-esuqe Frontierland, Phantom Manor’s narrative centers around the bride herself and tells the story of Melanie Ravenswood who is haunted for all eternity by the menacing Phantom. – Alexandra

Ohh how I loved „Anna Dressed in Blood“. There’s a Victorian haunted house, Anna is the ghost and Cas Lowood is supposed to tackle the task of sending her to her final destination. Well, until for some reason Anna doesn’t murder him but starts to talk to him instead. XD Seriously, I got such a „Supernatural“ vibe (the early seasons) when I first read this and I really enjoyed it! If you want to read an eerie ghost story you’re in for a treat with this one. XD

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Knott’s Berry Farm eat your heart out because Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is the best mine cart ride. Ever. Set in a seemingly haunted canyon, Thunder Mountain is a thrilling coaster-like ride through a rickety gold mine. – Alexandra

The first book that instantly comes to mind is „Illuminae“! This book had me at the edge of my seat from beginning to finish and boy did I chew on my fingernails. *lol* I never read such a fast paced book that tackled so many interesting topics and to say my mind exploded would be the understatement of the century! I said it once and I’ll say it again: This needs to be an action movie!!!

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Ah, Splash Mountain – the best thrill ride in any Disney Park. Hands down. Nothing like a five story drop to ground below to get that heart pumping, am I right? Splash Mountain is a classic log ride though the bayou that features a cast of animatronic critters from The Song of the South. And, isn’t there just something so atmospheric about the Deep South? – Alexandra

Here’s an entire series that’s set in the deep south! 😛 Charlaine Harris’s „Sookie Stackhouse“ books play in a small town in Louisiana and even though the last few books of this series weren’t as good as the first 6 or so I still finished it. If you don’t want to fight through all 13 books you can always watch the tv series though. „True Blood“ is the on screen adaption and I’m sure if you like vampires you might enjoy that one as well.

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Of all the flagship castles, there’s something to be said about the sprawling simplicity of Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World Resort. I mean, the lofty spires, the climbing turrets, the ornate trims – the moat? It just screams happily ever after. Also, dinning in Cinderella’s Royal Table is a high priority of mine. – Alexandra

Don’t say you didn’t see that one coming! 😛 I mean „Cinder“ is kind of destined for this, right? And true to the fairytale original there was a castle in this one too. *lol* Also can we all agree on the fact that Cinder, Iko and Prince Kai were awesome? I really need to continue with this series because it feels like it’s been ages I read the first book. But oh well, too many books, too little time and all that jazz! XD

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No trip to Disneyland’s complete without taking a spin through the whimsy of Alice’s Mad Tea Party. I don’t know about you, but I’m always the one shrieking with laughter, spinning the teacup as fast as it can go and holding on for dear life. [Would not recommend riding after a Dole Whip] – Alexandra

And here comes another retelling! „Heartless“ was one hell of a whimsical book but considering it’s the story about how a young girl became the queen of hearts this should be no surprise. 😉 I might have a few issues with this book and how the character arc was executed, but that doesn’t change anything about my love for Jest! He’s one of the best and most intriguing fictional characters ever and if you haven’t read „Heartless“ yet you’re definitely missing out!

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Okay, so the Matterhorn isn’t as cool as Thunder Mountain but it’s snow-capped aesthetic and alpine vibe is seriously atmospheric. As you hurtle though snowy chutes and jagged edges, you might even glimpse the Abominable Snowman himself. – Alexandra

In Robin Hobb’s „Assassin’s Quest“ the characters spend a lot of time walking and hiking on the mountain so that’s the first book that came to mind. *lol* If you want to read it I recommend to read the first two books though! If you’re an epic fantasy fan you’ll most likely end up loving it because Robin Hobb doesn’t only write awesome fantasy but also amazing characters (especially Fitz, Nighteyes and The Fool)! I loved this series so much! ❤

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Ignoring that fact that It’s a Small World is the most annoying song ever written [try getting that one out of your head], I can’t fault it’s child-like celebration of world peace and unity. It’s whimsical and iconic as you board a boat and traipse across the globe. This might make me seem like a Basic White Girl™, but I’ve always been fascinated by French folklore and culture. – Alexandra

„The Grisha Trilogy“ is inspired by Russian folklore and mythology and you can read it in every single page. I guess that’s part of why I enjoyed it so much! Other countries, their culture and their languages always fascinated me and still do so it’s no surprise I was a sucker for this kind of fairytale! XD And Leigh Bardugo can write!!! If the Darkling and Nikolai Lantsov aren’t enough reasons to read this, then I don’t know. *lol*

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As far as roller-coasters go, you can’t beat the thrilling breathlessness of racing through the cosmos in Space Mountain. The attention the detail – the futuristic space station vibe, the swirling strobes and the nebulae as you hurtle through the void of space makes Space Mountain a truly immersive, out-of-this-world experience. – Alexandra

Okay, that promt was really hard because I think I never read a real space opera! If NetGalley decides to approve my ARC of „Seven Devils“ I’ll finally go for the experience though! *lol* I really can’t wait to dive into this and after reading Sabrina’s review I’m convinced that I’ll enjoy it immensely. 😀

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Iris @ Countless Words With Iris | Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm |  Amy @ Sparks of SpiritHollis & Micky @ A Take From Two Cities | Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad | Elli @ AceReader

Of course you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to! I just thought you might enjoy doing it! Disney is always a lot of fun, at least for me it is, so I wanted to share it! 😉

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This was quite a tough tag indeed. *lol* I really had to think long and hard before I could come up with a book for some of the promts. XD It was fun though! Do you like Disney and did you ever visit one of the parks? Do you agree with my prompts? What kind of books would you have chosen? Did you read and like some of the books I mentioned? Talk to me and let me know!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Sassy Library Fox

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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

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile

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

Today’s Topic is: Books That Make Me Smile (For any reason! Maybe tell us why? Submitted by Julia @ pagesforthoughts)

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1.) Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

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I cuddle this book when I sleep!! *lol* So it should be no surprise that it makes me smile! ❤ But seriously, Baz and Simon are everything and they are so fluffy and cute I can’t help but smile whenever I see this book at the library or at the book store. Just to know this exists and other people might read it makes me already so happy. (Yes, if you haven’t figured it out by now I’m Snowbaz trash and I’m not ashamed of it! *lol* 😛 )

2.) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

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This book was so much fun and since Simon is probably the most relatable character ever I love it with all my heart! Plus all the HP references and the dialogues and the friendship/family dynamics, Simon and Blue’s e-mails?! Simon being such an adorable nerd! I smile just thinking of it! ❤

3.) An Exaltation of Larks – Suanne Laqueur

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I’ll never get tired of telling you how awesome this book is!!! The banter and the conversations are perfection, the characters are multilayered and amazing! The story is … I really have no words to describe my love for this! My heart is so full whenever I think about „An Exaltation of Larks“ and I didn’t even finish it yet! I feel as much love for this as I feel for „The Raven Boys“ and you all know how deeply and unconditionally I love them! My heart aches when I smile – It’s THAT kind of smile!

4.) Percy Jackson and basically every Uncle Rick book!

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The mere thought of Uncle Rick is already enough to make me smile. XD His books are always funny and I love his humour and sarcasm. No matter which kind of series he writes they are always a nice adventure and his books never cease to amaze me. Plus they make me smile A LOT! I just love Uncle Rick’s characters. 😀

5.) Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

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This is the slow sort of smile that involuntarily tugs at the corners of your lips whenever you think about your childhood. I was the generation that grew up with HP and I read the first book when I was eleven. When I was 19 the last one came out so you might as well say that HP was my childhood and you wouldn’t be wrong with that. This series is like an old friend I’m always glad to see again and just like I do with friends I always give it a radiant smile. 😉

6.) The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

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Those boys are my bookish family and I’d die for them! ❤ My love for this series is not from this world and I’m hopelessly, madly and deeply in love with all of those characters. Whenever I sit on my chaise longue and look at my book shelf my gaze comes to a rest on „The Raven Boys“ and I smile. I’ll never stop loving those boys. NEVER!!!

7.) The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

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If we’re already at describing smiles this one is the kind of sad smile that quirks your lips while tears are steaming down your face. This book broke me in the best way possible and even after finishing it two years ago I still feel raw whenever I think about it. To see it in the shelves of my library gives me an odd sense of happiness and I guess I’ll always feel melancholic when I see it. Such a beautiful book! T_T

8.) Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

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Okay, RWRB made me laugh so hard it’s impossible not to list it here! Whenever I look at it I remember the „turkey scene“ and it has me laughing once again. *lol* This book was so refreshing and funny and I just lived and breathed for the family and friendship dynamics. Also RWRB gave me hope! I wish everyone would be as open-minded as the characters in here and I’d so help to support Alex’s mum! ❤ She was amazing! They all were.

9.) The Little Witch – Otfried Preußler

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This smile comes with childhood memories! =) I remember asking my grandma and mum to read this to me because I really loved „The Little Witch“. This story was just too cute and the little witch was kinda relatable. XD I think I really need to reread this with my child. ❤

10.) Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

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I just love this series! And basically every single one of Cassandra Clare’s books. They feel like home and I adore the characters so much. Especially the three MCs of this series. Jem, Will and Tessa will always make me smile and I love how much they love each other. This is a love triangle done right and ahh the feels! XD Those three love each other deeply and it’s so beautiful it makes me smile. 😀

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Which books make you smile?  Do we have some in common? Do you also think that there are different kinds of smiles and that not all of them are happy? What were or would have been your book choices?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines

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

This time around the topic is:

Opening Lines (Best, favorite, funny, unique, shocking, gripping, lines that grabbed you immediately, etc.)

I’m sure you can tell that I had a field day doing this! I live and breathe for quotes so this was the perfect TTT tag for me! ❤ And so without further ado let’s jump right into the fun!

1.) Beartown by Fredrik Backman

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„Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else’s forehead, and pulled the trigger.


This is the story of how we got there.“

Now if that isn’t a way to catch your readers attention, then I don’t know! XD This is quite a start for a book and I was immediately captured. Also Fredrik Backman’s writing is so good! ❤ I love this book!

2.) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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„Kell wore a very peculiar coat. It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.“

I’ve become such a huge V.E. Schwab fan and I’m going to read each and every single one of her books! With this first sentence I was already intrigued, the mere idea of a coat that has more than one side something completely different than we’re used to. There isn’t only magic in the title it’s also in the book! 😉

3.) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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„It was night again. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.“

Ahh, rarely did a first line capture my attention the way this one did. The prologue of „The Name of the Wind“ is one of the best prologues I’ve ever had the pleasure to read and considering how many books I already read this actually says quite a lot! XD Definitely one of my favourite opening lines and books! ❤

4.) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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„Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.“

I wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t have used „The Raven Cycle“ for this TTT. *lol* But seriously, how could you not continue with this book after reading the opening line? A girl that knows she’s going to kill her true love?! It’s definitely a unique and new approach. 😛

5.) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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„Late in the winter of my seventeeth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.“

I really loved this book with all my heart and I cried an ocean at the end. The way it started says so much about Hazel the MC and as a bookworm it also makes you relate to her. I mean we all have a favourite book we read over and over again so this first sentence resonated a lot with me. 😀

6.) White Oleander by Janet Fitch

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„The Santa Anas blew in hot from the desert, shriveling the last of the spring grass into whiskers of pale straw. Only the oleanders thrived, their delicate poisonous blooms, their dagger green leaves.“

It’s been ages I read this but I sill remember the beautiful prose. „White Orleander“ was probably the first book that showed me how you could capture your audience with your writing alone and after this first line I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading anymore!

7.) Dry by Neal Shusterman

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„The kitchen faucet makes the most bizarre sounds. It coughs and wheezes like it’s gone asthmatic. It gurgles like someone drowning. It spits once, and then goes silent.“

Now that’s a book I just finished reading and after the first sentence I was already thirsty. *lol* This opening line sets everything into motion and I think Neal Shusterman did a great job of describing a world without water. I just hope we’ll never experience anything like it in real life.

8.) Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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„People often shit themselves when they die.“
 
Well, I guess we can all agree that this is quite a unique start for a book. *lol* It’s such a short sentence but it really sticks with you. And the story that follows this kick-off, was at least as intriguing as the beginning of the book. 🙂 Nevernight was such a surprise for me and I really enjoyed this book! Tbh I can’t wait to dive into „Godsgrave“ soon.
 

9.) Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

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„Pretend, just for a moment, that you have attained your most deep-seated desire. Not the simple, sensible one you tell your friends about, but the dream that’s so close to your heart that even as a child you hesitated to speak it out loud.“

This was one of the books my Hugs’n’kisses OR Dismissed by the Missus/Messrs blog meme brought to my attention. It was lost somewhere on my TBR and even though I couldn’t remember adding it, I’ve to admit that I’m really enjoying it right now. This first sentence definitely made me curious about the rest of the book and so far it’s been a fast and enjoyable read.

10.) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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„I’ve been locked up for 264 days. I have nothing but a small notebook and a broken pen and the numbers in my head to keep me company. 1 window. 4 walls. 144 square feet of space. 26 letters in an alphabet I haven’t spoken in 264 days of isolation.“

If this opening line doesn’t get your attention, then not many things will. XD It was this first sentence that caused me to start with the „Shatter Me“ series and I’ve been a huge fan ever since! Is there a lot of drama, hell YES there is! But I’m loving it and Tahereh Mafi’s writing style is amazing! (At least for me it is! I know there are a lot of readers out there that would beg to differ. *lol*)

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What do you think about the opening lines I chose? Would you have continued to read the books? Did you read any of them and if yes, did you enjoy them? Were some of them able to pique your interest?

Talk to me and let me know! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Liebster Award – Part I

Hey there, my lovelies!

Over the last 3 months I was nominated for „The Liebster Award“ by not only one or two, but by FOUR different bloggers and I kind of get the impression that you guys really, REALLY want me to do this tag! *lol* It’s just a feeling and I could be wrong, but if four different people decided they want me to do this I better follow your instructions and finally go for it, right?

So since I aim to please (us Gancanaghs always do 😛 ) I concluded that it would be best to make two parts in which I answer two of my nominations at a time. That way you won’t have to read a super long-ass blog post you already forgot when you reached the ending. (Which is probably the same way you feel after reading one of my long-ass reviews, but let’s not go there, alright? XD)

Anyway! Back on track and right to the official part:

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RULES

  1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

First things first! I’ve been nominated for „The Liebster Award“ by Miri @ The Book Dragoness, Elli @ AceReaderBeck @ Smellfoy Can ReadEmma @ A Few Chapters ‚til Love! You guys know that I love you, right? ❤ Thank you so much for the nomination! I feel very honored that you all thought of me and I’ll try my best to answer all of your interesting questions! Also to everyone who’s reading this right now: Those four girls are amazing and their blogs have awesome content! So if you don’t know them already you should definitely check out their blogs! 😉

I’m going to answer Miri and Elli’s questions first so here I go:

MIRI’S QUESTIONS:

1. What are your blogging goals for the ’20s?

What a way to start your questions. *lol* You don’t make it easy, Miri! 😛 Pfff… that’s a tough one. I guess my main goal is just to do what I love and to write reviews and keep my blog going? XD Well, I suppose I also want to improve my blog and try out a few things. Like for instance my own tags, memes, etc. I also thought about probably posting a short video or maybe I’ll work on my layout and get even more creative. There are endless possibilities and I’m definitely going to explore them. 😉

2. What is your favorite (and least favorite) part of blogging?

You’re not letting me off the hook, huh? 😛 My favourite part of blogging is to put my ideas into practice. There are so many things I want to do and once I get the chance (and have the time) I really enjoy to write them down! Also it’s so good to be able to be creative and to interact with fellow book bloggers! 🙂 This community is really amazing and everyone is so welcoming! As for my least favorite part of blogging… Mhmm… I can’t think of anything. I just love my blog. ❤ I was born to blog. *lol*

3. Do you have any hobbies aside from reading? If so, let us know!

Way too many to list them all here, but I’ll just jump right into it. Here goes nothing! XD Dancing, listening to music (and to make it, even though I’ve to admit that I didn’t make music for quite a while – no time. T_T ), cooking, writing (role play posts, reviews & poetry), drawing, swimming, skiing, … I could go on and on. 😉

4. If you were accepted as a Hogwarts student, what class would you most be excited to take?

4*. Alternative: If you could visit a fictional land, where would it be?

Ahhh, Miri you’re killing me with those questions! *lol* I think DADA would be super interesting but I’m sure I’d also enjoy Potions (without Snape), Herbology and Flying. Hell, I think I’d love them all! Why do I have to chose? T_T

5. What book group cast would you want to be part of?

If it would have to be a real life book cast I’d be totally down for being a part of the „Red, White & Royal Blue“ cast! ❤ I loved that crew so much! If it would have to be a fantasy cast I’d be so down for being a part of „The Raven Boys“. I’m basically Ronan anyway so I’d fit in perfectly. 😛

6. Do you DNF books/series? Do you generally finish them?

I’ve never DNFd a book and even though I sometimes had to fight through it *cough* „The Death Cure“ *cough* „Genuine Fraud“ *cough cough* Boy, I’m sorry, must be my allergy. 😉 Where was I again. Oh yeah, even though I had to fight through some of the books I read I still always finish them. I feel an odd sense of responsibility to finish books I started because I believe that the author deserves it. Also I don’t want to write down my opinion if I don’t even know if the book was bad or good until the end so yeah, I always finish books before I write/speak about them.

7. What is the favorite blog post you’ve written?

Honest answer? I haven’t written it yet. I don’t think that any of them was good enough to be my favorite so I still aim to write that perfect blog post. Guess this is a good motivation for keeping my blog up and running, huh? XD

8. Go to the 77th page and the 7th line of your current read. What does it say?

„The same thing he always is. Delivering mail.“ Haha! Okay, that sounds so boring even though the book is amazing! (It’s from „A Darker Shade of Magic“)

9. What kind of day is the best day for reading for you?

It used to be rainy days but now it are windy days. I can’t go out when it’s too windy because my ears are very sensitive and this even when I wear a hoodie or hat. So I try to stay indoors when it’s too stormy outside and read. 😉

10. What is a book you loved as a child?

Ohhh, before I discovered Harry Potter I was such a huge fan of „Die Knickerbockerbande“. It’s a child series written by an Austrian author. If we’re talking about one single book then it would have been „The Little Witch“ by Otfried Preußler though. *lol*

11. What was the last time you couldn’t put down a book? What book was it?

Definitely „The Illuminae Files“! I lived and breathed with those characters and I was totally absorbed in the books. ❤ It’s rare for me to page through an entire series but Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff succeeded to glue me to the pages.

ELLI’S QUESTIONS

1. What book are you dying to get your hands on?

Ouch, that question hurts. *lol* I’ve been dying to get my hands on „The Silvered Serpents“ and I even made a NetGalley account to get it as an ARC. Unfortunately my request was declined because I’m from Europe… Tbh I’m still licking my wounds. T_T

2. If you could re-read any book for the first time, what would it be?

That’s a tough question, but I think it would be „The Song of Achilles“. I loved this book so much when I read it for the very first time and it made me not only happy but also sad. Madeline Miller’s writing style is just so beautiful, I basically kept weeping throughout the entire book. *lol* ❤

3. Your go to pizza order?

Pizza with all kinds of cheese, onions, ham and corn. Though I love to vary and have a preference for weird pizzas. Like I eat them with garlic and broccoli. *lol*

4. Your favourite book cover of 2020?

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I just got an ARC from NetGalley and I’m in love with the cover! I love that it’s so unapologetic LGBTQ+ and then there’s the skyline of Toronto in the background as well! One of my favourite cities ever! ❤

5. Are you addicted to watching TikToks until 3am? (because same.)

I’ve to admit that I only discovered them recently, but yes, they are so much fun! XD (I can’t watch them until 3am though because my little one gets up at 4am atm. *silently dies*)

6. What’s your favourite character from your favourite series (book or show)

I have so many! Favourite series and characters I mean. As you all know I’m kind of in love with „The Raven Cycle“ though. So I’m Ronan Lynch and I’d die for Adam Parrish! Just saying. 😛 (Guess I just outed myself as queer af. *lol*)

7. Best food to eat when you’re drunk?

Pizza! When I was a teen I went out to dance quite often and every time when I danced I got hungry (I guess  too many drinks didn’t help either XD). So I’d take my friends and we’d head to that tiny pizza shop at „Schwedenplatz“. I swear nothing was better than that pizza! ❤

8. What are you favourite random book tropes/dynamics.

I’m such a sucker for the „enemies to lovers“ trope but I’ve to admit that I love „family dynamics“ in books too! Plus a decent best friends rep is making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 😉

9. Your favourite vines?

As in alcohol? I’m more the type for sweet vines so I like Porto, Lambrusco or Samos. If we’re talking about actual vines I like ivy (though it’s poisonous) and taro vine. (I have a green thumb, don’t aks. *lol*)

10. Do you bake/cook?

Yes, I do both! 🙂 At the moment I’m cooking more than I’m baking though. Now that I have so much time at home I can let out my inner gourmet chef once again and it’s actually kind of nice to have the time to cook and to eat in peace. I think my family is pretty grateful for my cooking skills as well. XD

11. What book do you recommend always and forever?

You mean which kind of books (plural) do I recommend always and forever? 😛 Because it always depend on the person’s preferences. You know what they say: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that jazz. *lol* One of my personal favourites is „The Picture of Dorian Gray“ though.

FIVE RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MYSELF:

(you’ll get the other 6 in Part II 😉 )

1.) I’m a Gryffindor with quite a few Slytherin traits so I guess even though I’m always sorted into Gryffindor I might be some sort of Gryfferin like Harry?! *lol* Funnily enough lots of people told me I remind them of Harry Potter so I guess that’s okay? *scratches head and shrugs*

2.) I only have about 60% of hearing on my right ear and a tinnitus on my left one. According to the docs the bad hearing is due to a birth defect and kind of caused the tinnitus when I scraped past a burnout. Funny times. 😉

3.) Whenever I develop an unhealthy obsession about a certain food product you can be sure that it won’t be available in future. Like I’d love those amazing steakhouse potato chips from Kelly’s and all of a sudden they’d discontinue it. The same goes for Billa Chai tea, Ölz blue berry muffins, etc. You name it! I swear somewhere out in this world there’s a person that tracks my eating habits and has a blast removing all my favourites from the supermarket shelves! *lol*

4.) I used to draw Mangas when I was a teen. It was mostly fanart but every now and then I actually came up with something original. Some people thought I was good but ehh… I don’t think so. >_<

5.) I’ve been told that I have a deep, pleasant and soothing voice and I have no idea why people seem to like it so much. Apparently I should be on the radio or become an audio book narrator. XD (fun fact: My company once asked me to record a text for their phone loop. I bet lots of people that had to wait until someone answered the phone might have started to hate my voice. Haha!) Anyway if you know how to start a carreer like that, let me know! It sounds like it might be fun! 😛

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So, that’s it for now! 🙂 I hope you guys enjoyed my answers and random facts. In Part II I’ll answer Beck’s and Emma’s questions, add 6 more random facts, will give my own questions and I’ll make sure to tag 11 other people. And yep, I think it’s going to be an even longer blog post than this one. Sorry bout that! >_<

This said: Stay safe and healthy! ❤ (and if possible optimistic as well. XD)

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Totally Didn’t Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

A while back Sahi @ My World of Books did this tag and I found it pretty interesting so I decided that I feel tagged and snatched it for my own blog! 😛 I think this might be kind of a challenge because the questions won’t be easy to answer, I still want to do it though. We all need a challenge every once in a while, right? And before I jump right in: If you don’t know Sahi’s blog already, take a look at it! She’s a great person and her blog has amazing content! 😀 This said, let the fun begin!

1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels.

2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view.

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Now that’s a tough question. I usually love books with more POVs so I can’t think of a single book that should have only had one. I can think of one POV I definitely didn’t need though. Adam’s POV in the „Shatter Me“ series. I really dislike his character and I probably should have never read the Novella from his POV. *lol*

3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series.

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I don’t know if that counts but I reread the „Precious Stone Trilogy“ a few weeks ago and this time around I went for the English version. I’ve to admit that I like the German version way better than the cover art of the English books.

4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle.

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Haha! I’m so with Sahi when it comes to this answer! Yes, yes and once again yes! The love triangle in „The Hunger Games“ was totally pointless!

5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series.

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It’s been a while I read this series but I remember thinking that „City of Lost Souls“ was the weakest book in the entire series. The idea was good and some parts of it I actually enjoyed but at the same time I was kind of pissed that my HEA was destroyed and that everything started all over again.

6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger.

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And once again I can only agree with Sahi. The ending of „War Storm“ frustrated the hell out of me too! I just wanted more than that! There were still so many open questions and I didn’t get any answers. Guess I’ll have to read „Broken Throne“ soon! Thanks for the tip! 😀

7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view.

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This might be an unpopular opinion but I would have loved to see different POV in the ACOTAR series! I mean we see everything through Feyre’s eyes (okay a little bit from Rhys’s POV too) but since I love all those characters I would have enjoyed to know their thoughts! Especially Lucien’s! I need a Lucien Vanserra POV so badly I can’t even! *lol*

8. Totally didn’t need that much hype.

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And here I go with another unpopular opinion, but seriously why did „Divergent“ get so much hype?! I loved the first book and it was amazing but boy did I hate what Veronica Roth did with the rest of the series. „Insurgent“ wasn’t as good as the first book and don’t even get me started on „Allegiant“. *sighs*

9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference. (Eg, For example: Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)

Okay, here comes the moment where I have to point out that Goodreads gives the weirdest recommendations and relative book references! I mean it recently told me I’d enjoy „American Psycho“ because I read Akairya (The Fractured Soul)! Just to explain this: „Akairya“ is a fantasy middle grade book and „American Psycho“ is… well it’s FREAKING „American Psycho“ that’s what it is!! *lol*

10. Totally didn’t deserve my time.

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Oh gods, don’t even get me started! XD I guess the worst book that comes to mind is „Genuine Fraud“ though. It made absolutely no sense and it went exactly nowhere. I enjoyed „We Were Liars“ but „Genuine Fraud“ definitely wasn’t for me!

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Since I kind of snatched this for my blog I’m not going to tag anyone! Feel free to do the tag if you want to though. =) Just make sure to link back to me so I can read your answers! What did you think about mine? Do you agree or do I actually have quite a lot of unpopular opinions? *lol*

Tell me and let me know! ;P 

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The Waffle Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I love waffles and my love for them is as old as my love for pancakes! *lol* I swear if I could, I’d eat them all the time. Unfortunately my mornings are always rather stressful and I don’t have any time to eat breakfast during the week. (At five in the morning all I can stomach is coffee so I suppose it’s my own fault for not eating anything solid until I’m at work.) >_< Still, when I’m on vacation I always make sure to eat breakfast and quite honestly that’s the best part of my holidays. 😛

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Anyway let’s get back to that awesome waffle tag! A huge thanks goes to Miri @ The Book Dragoness for thinking of me and tagging me for this one! I love waffles and I’m pretty sure I’ll get very hungry while doing this. XD *drools* So lets head from the „drools“ right to the rules! 😉

Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator, Kat @ Novels & Waffles
  • Feel free to use any of the waffle graphics in this post, just make sure to credit me (pretty pretty please with lots of maple syrup on top)
  • Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure here, folks 🙂

 

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5297You probably can’t hear it anymore but I’ll always go with „The Picture of Dorian Gray“ here! *lol* I’ll never get tired of mentioning how awesome this book is! XD You might say it’s my first true love when it comes to classics and after reading it for about a hundred times, at least it feels like it, I always find some new aspect that makes me think about all the characters and their relationships. 😀 Highly recommended because Oscar knew his stuff! 😛

 

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Red, White & Royal BlueRed, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! I can only agree with Miri here! This book gave me all the feels and it definitely was one of the best books I read in 2019. RWARB is everything I ever wanted and I wish our world would be as accepting as it was in here. This was such a wholesome story and it made me smile so much! ❤ Ahh and the ending, don’t even get me started about that awesome ending! I didn’t feel as content after reading a book for quite a while.

 

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22037424I’ll just rephrase Miri’s question here and ask: Is there anyone out there that didn’t think of HP first? *lol* If there is one series that fills me with nostalgia, then it’s Harry Potter! And haha quite honestly I feel really old when I see all those kids arguing about my fave characters. Sometimes it’s really strange to belong to that first HP generation that actually grew up with the books. Especially when you’re about 20 years older than the primary school kids that talk about it too. XD Okay, I feel old now. Ahh the nostalgia. 😛

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26795341Simon Spier! This boy is sooo damn sweet I can’t even. ❤ He’s just so precious and he needs to be protected at all costs! There aren’t a lot of fictional characters like that out there but Simon is definitely one of them. If I’d have to think of another character that’s as sweet as him the only other one that comes to mind would be Lazlo Strange. 😀

 

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35216509__SY475_I’LL NEVER GET OVER THAT ENDING!!! GAHHHH!!! This book made me feel super blue! Like seriously! I should have known when I picked it up and read the blurb, but being the optimist that I am I thought it couldn’t be that bad. Well, guess Adam Silvera proved me wrong. But then again what did I expect from an Adam Silvera book? I have yet to read one of his books that actually ends well. *lol* Oh boy, that would be a surprise. Haha!

 

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25524728That’d be Illuminae! I never read anything like it before and I certainly never read anything like it after I finished this series. Alone the format of the book is so very different to everything I ever read and boy was the plot amazing! This was clearly one of my reading highlights of 2019. Even though I’ve to admit that you actually DO get strange stares from people if you read it in public. *lol* Apparently they assume you’re crazy when you read a book upside down. 😉

 

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2292384__SY475_Pfff which one to choose? I read so many series I stuck with until the end. One of the longest is this one though and I’m still not at the ending. 😉 I’ve been reading the „Stephanie Plum Novels“ for years but I never get tired of it. Every time I need a good laugh I just read the next book and even though I’m already at the 15th book I’m still not done with it. Last time I checked it had 26 books but I think a 27th will be out this year. So lots of books I have to read! XD

 

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I could say bookmarks but if I’m entirely honest I don’t need them. *lol* I mean I use them but I could easily remember the page on which I stopped reading. So when it comes down to it my favourite bookish accessory would be my small and colourful sticky notes. I need them to mark all those wonderful quotes and I’d be totally lost without them. The more amazing quotes the more sticky notes in my books. They actually look like a hedgehog sometimes. 😛

I tag:

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This was a pretty cool tag! And yep, it made me hungry as hell! I need waffles with lots of maple syrup now so excuse me while I go and get some! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Book Tag: Who Am I?

Hey there, my lovelies!

I know I’m super late with this tag but it always takes me a little while until I’m able to get to my tags. So don’t worry if I still didn’t do yours, I’ll get to it… eventually. *lol* This said, let’s get right to the „Who am I?“ book tag! A huge thanks to Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad who tagged me for this a few weeks ago! I’m sorry, I didn’t get to it sooner! XD Still, better late than never, right? *lol*

So without further ado, let the fun begin! 😛

1. If your life were a book genre, what would it be?

I think it would be Young Adult even though I’m already an adult. *lol* Does this make sense? It just feels like it would be YA because there are always obstacles and challenges I have to overcome. With the help of my family and my friends of course. So yep, definitely YA. XD (Also does anyone ever answer „thriller“ or „horror“ here? *lol*)

2. What villain from a book do you identify with the most?

Ohh that’s a tough one. I love villains in books because they are interesting characters but I don’t think I identify with them. Maybe Irial from Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely“ series. He’s the King of the Dark Court faeries and he’s not a bad person. He just has to act the way he does because someone has to do the job. Which reminds me a little bit of Rhysand from ACOTAR. Irial was first though!! *lol* Gosh, I love Irial so much! ❤

3. What protagonist are you most similar to?

I guess I might be a weird mixture of Simon Speer from „Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda“ and Ronan Lynch from „The Raven Boys“. *lol* I know that’s kind of crazy but it is the way it is. *shrugs*

4. Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?

Mhmm „Divergent“?! I loved the first book and was hooked right from the beginning but I didn’t enjoy the second book as much and the third one was kind of a disaster. xD So this series was disappointing for me and after the first book I couldn’t connect to the rest.

5. What recent book would you love to be a character in?

I’d love to be a character in „Red, White and Royal Blue“. Like OMG!! I’d sooo love being friends with the English/American crew! They are amazing! ❤ And of course I’d love to live in a world in which people are so accepting that they’d support love between an English Prince and the son of the American president. Like: Please give me this world!!! It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of! *lol*

6. What do your reading habits show off in your personality?

I adore books with great humour and easy banter and I think that reflects a huge part of my personality. But I’m also reading a lot of serious and sad books so that says quite something about me too. And haha I love LGBTQ+ books so yeah, kinda obvious what that means, right? *lol*

7. What book taught you something about yourself?

Harry Potter. I basically grew up with the series and read the first book when I was about 11 and the last one when I was 19. So HP taught me a lot of things about myself. I think in some way it moulded me and made me the person I am now. XD If anything the question should rather be: What didn’t Harry Potter teach me about myself? *lol*

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This one was a lot of fun but also kinda tough. *lol*  I’m going to tag:

Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

Elli @ AceReader

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Hamad @ The Book Prescription

Lyn @ Nomadic Worlds

And anyone else who wants to do it! Feel free to link back to me! 😉

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Anything but Books (tag)

Hey there my lovelies!

I was tagged for this by Sha & Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews and I’m glad they thought of me. They have an amazing blog and I’m always honored when they decide to tag me. 😀 If you don’t know their site yet you really have to check it out! XD (I’ll never get tired of saying this. *lol*)

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name a cartoon character that you love

I’m not really the cartoon kinda person but I always loved animes and I adore „Yuri on Ice“! I swear I watched this series about a thousand times and Victor and Yuri are the best thing ever! ❤

what is your favourite song right now?

Ohh that’s a tough one! I love music so to choose only one song is kinda cruel. XD It’s Christmas time though so I’ll go with a Christmas song here: „Shakin‘ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone“. I swear that song always causes me to dance Jive in my flat! *lol*

what could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)? 

Definitely blogging and writing. I swear I could sit in front of my computer and write for ages. It doesn’t matter if it are blog posts, roleplay posts, poems or reviews. I just love to write. 😀 I have so many thoughts and ideas I want to get down on paper but unfortunately I don’t have all too much time to do it. >_<

what is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Mhmm I dunno. Is there anything that would still surprise you? *lol* I think you all know that I’m a very musical person and that I love to bake and cook. I just spent an entire afternoon in my kitchen dancing to songs that played on the radio while I made Christmas cookies, but I don’t think that’s a surprise. XD

what is your favourite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about? 

Useless knowledge? *lol* I have a weakness for things like that. I mean who else knows that a little fly which was found in the Amazon rainforest was named after Arnold Schwarzenegger and is called: „Megapropodiphora arnoldi“? And did you know that Empress Elisabeth from Austria also known as Sissy had a tattoo? (For the curious among you: It was an anchor on her shoulder 😉 ) I could probably go on and on with this. I swear I have so much useless knowledge I could fill an entire book. Unfortunately a lot of people already did that so *lol* I’m not going to be a writer soon. XD

what is something unusual you know how to do?

Define unusual. Mhmm okay I think this is kinda unusual: I know how to fold a paper three times so that it fits perfectly into an envelope. Whenever my hubby needs to send a letter he comes to me and asks me to do it. By now I only use my visual judgment. *lol* Guess that’s what you get when you have to fold about a thousand letters for a bulk mailing. (Apparently my first job had it’s use after all. XD)

name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us if you can)

The aforementioned Christmas cookies and the birthday cake of my little one! *lol* And yes, I think I’ll induldge you with pictures. 😛 The quality of them is bad though because they were taken with my super old phone. Are you ready? Et voila:

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what is your most recent personal project?

To be healthy again!! I’ve been ill so often this year and I’m really trying my best to strengthen my immune system. This definitely counts as a personal project. XD

tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows)

Okay this might get a little bit philosophical but I think a lot about the world we’re living in and how I am supposed to raise my child in it. I see the trend towards egoism and that a lot of people get what they want just because they are loud and assertive and I can’t help but wonder how my little one fits into it. I want her to be compassionate, honest and open-minded but I’m really afraid that those are characteristics that won’t get her far on the long run. How are you supposed to swim in the ocean of life if you’re the only one who cares for the feelings of others? Maybe my job caused me to be embittered but I see this world and its relentless and ugly parts every single day and it breaks my heart how little those who have everything care about the people that are not so fortunate. I can only speak for myself but my parents raised me to be a righteous and compassionate person and no matter how thankful I am for their education and their values I have to admit that I never had it easy. And *lol* damn this got really philosophical here! Sorry! >_<

give us something that’s your favourite, but make it oddly specific

Lying down on my sofa (after a long and cold day) with a good book when the little one is finally in bed and getting all sleepy while I read. So sleepy that my eyes close and I startle out of my sleep because the book fell on my nose. *lol*

say the first thing that pops into your head

I’m already done?

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I tag:

Miri @ The Book Dragoness

Hamad @ The Book Prescription

Elli @ AceReader

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

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*hugs’n’kisses*

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