Books & Wine Monday & Being Bookish Productive

 

This self-isolation business…. I think it´s great. The time I´m able to spend on reading is incredible. Book blogging has crawled up the priority ladder. I´m finally able to get shit done since everything else has taken a back seat. I´m actually enjoying my healthy self in my little isolated bubble * knocks on wood 3x *.

So yeah, I´ve been reading.

3 books last week and 2 the week before that. I´m mostly finishing up on duets and trilogies and sneaking in a standalone, which I´m loving. This feels just like the old days when I used to constantly read.

There was a moment of weakness when I thought about picking up a hyped book but then decided against it. As much as I liked the idea of giving a hyped book a chance I just can´t jump over my shadow. Once a hyped book, always a hyped book. I´d rather reread my favorites than cave in and buy an overly praised book.

 Other than that I’ve been working on some book sleeves which I´m excited to feature this week. All I´ll say is: Making a book sleeve was an adventure.

So what else is new? Well, I bleached my hair by myself. Didn´t necessarily turn out the way I would´ve liked it to but okay. I´m at home. It´s not like people will get to admire the multi-shades of yellow. Kind of looks like I have a yellow helmet on my head. * sigh *

Ooooh! I also watched the Tiger King on Netflix. People said it was bad. I think it´s just one sad piece of film work as it doesn´t really focus on the problem at hand- Big cat ownerships. I mean, with all due respect… Does a guy with a mullet who wears glitzy shirts need 150 tigers? Does anyone need a tiger?
What can the human race learn from someone who calls themselves Joe Exotic? Nothing. The Tiger King was a huge miss for me.

I guess that´s it for now. Not much excitement in my neck of the woods but that´s okay. I´m thriving. Living off of books and wine!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Books & Wine Monday. ❤

Sending out much bookish love,

 

Book Review Bar – April ´20 Edition

The Book Review Bar…

A place where Short Stories Receive Short Reviews… 


 

 

Sinful Abandon

( Abandon Collection #4 )

Jeannine Colette

You know… In a way, this novella was picture perfect. Only 8 chapters long and 101 pages. The story about a * cough cough * bitch who needed a guy with money only to end up falling for a guy who doesn´t have any… Well, that was great, too. It´s just that the Heroine wasn´t anywhere near my cup of tea and that made it so hard for me fully ship the romantic couple.
A cute and short standalone romance perfect for in-between reads!



Off Sides 

( Off #1 )

Sawyer Bennett

Here´s the deal: 158 pages. 18 chapters and an epilogue. Dual POV. The writing was right up my alley… the story wasn´t. I´m convinced Off Sides ( Off #1 ) and I weren´t meant for each other. I felt underwhelmed from start to finish ( which didn´t take long ). Also, I didn´t like the characters. On a positive note: I´ll definitely have a look at the author´s other works because the writing really drew me in.


 

Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women

Otegha Uwagba

Any woman with common sense would do best to not buy this book. Every piece of advice offered in this booklet is nothing new. Nothing groundbreaking or life-changing. I kind of expect toolkit booklets to be a tad more enlightening.  113 pages filled with Meeh.  Would not recommend it.


What Would The Spice Girls Do: How The Girl Power Generation Grew Up

Lauren Bravo

 

This book was a real treat. A fab walk down the 90´s memory lane. I wasn´t much of a fan of the Spice Girls but I definitely grew up with their music and their “girl power”. Their message impacted me just as much as it’s touched any girl/teenager/young adult back then.

A nice reminder of what happened back in the day and how the events shaped our world today. I would highly recommend reading as it shines a new light on feminism the Spice Girls era delivered.


Buchrezension: Gold & Schatten ( Buch der Götter #1 ) – Kira Licht

  • Buchtitel:  Gold & Schatten ( Buch der Götter #1 )
  • Autorin:  Kira Licht
  • Genre:  YA, Fantasy
  • Buchseiten:  541

 

Teil 1 einer spannenden Dilogie rund um die griechische Götterwelt mitten in Paris

Seit Livias 16. Geburtstag gehen seltsame Dinge mit ihr vor. Plötzlich kann sie die Stimmen von Pflanzen hören und mit ihnen reden. Auch der Umzug nach Paris vor ein paar Wochen hat nichts daran geändert. Zum Glück kann Livia sich ablenken, als sie den draufgängerischen und geheimnisvollen Maél kennenlernt und sich Hals über Kopf in ihn verliebt. Er verbringt seine Zeit am liebsten in den verbotenen Katakomben der Stadt. Was Livia noch nicht weiß: Er ist niemand geringeres als der Hadessohn – und sie eine Nymphe, deren Hilfe er dringend braucht …


 

Leider, leider ein DNF Buch für mich. Es war nicht so als ob ich es nicht versucht hätte. Abend für Abend hatte ich mich gezwungen ein paar Seiten von Gold & Schatten ( Buch der Götter #1 ) zu lesen. Und Abend für Abend konnte ich keine Bindung zur Geschichte aufbauen.

Die Geschichte ist gut geschrieben. Sehr detailreich. Sehr YA mit ein hauch von Mystery. Allerdings mochte ich die vielen Details nicht. Und die Chemie zwischen den Hauptcharaktären war kaum vorhanden. Ich hatte, nachdem ich die Buchbeschreibung gelesen habe mehr erwartet.

Das Problem ist– Wenn ich schon über 200 Seiten gelesen habe und es passiert so gut wie nichts dann verliere ich schnell die Interesse. Sehr schade weil das Buch vielversprechend aussah.

Nichtsdestotrotz würde ich das Buch weiterempfehlen. Ich bin mir sicher es gibt einige Leser die dieses Buch schätzen werden.

Spam Box Treasures: April ´20

Oh, how I love my Spam Box Treasures. Every spam comment is so full of wisdom and advice. They´re helpful and uplifting ( insert sarcasm ). They´re so comical that I´m actually looking forward to reading them at the end of each month.

And just like every other month, I received spam comments that were just full of shit. These magnificent comments are too good to not share.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

#1 – If you say so, Joe. 

 

 

 

#2 – Eileen, I´m happy for you. But… I have a Samsung.

 

 

 

#3 – Dear Pokemon, I´m allergic to Amoxicillin. 

 

 

#4 – Justin, for a moment there you almost fooled me.

( On a side note: I love this idea. Having a guest blogger is always awesome )

 

 

#5 – However, what about this? What if you pissed up a rope? 

I ain´t saying your comment isn´t solid, but I´m guessing your life is as exciting as that of a dry slice of toast bread.
No fucks given,

Morgana xx

 

 

 

#6 – Naaw ❤ Bless you. 

 

 

 

#7 – What a mix-  Mom, playscoobydoo and anal?

 

 

 

#8 – Sorry DannyCum, I´m married.

 

 

That´s it for April, folks. I hope you found these just as inviting as I did.

Have a wonderful day!

Much bookish love,

 

 

 

 

Mug Monday Turns Into Books & Wine Monday

Hello, my dear book-loving-Padawans!

Today is somewhat special because I´ve decided to make one minor change to my very apocalyptic Monday post feature.

Sprummer has arrived ( Spring + Summer ) which means we´re enjoying April´s unusual but steady 26 Degrees ( 78 °F ). I can´t stomach another hot chocolate, not even if someone paid me. And since I don´t drink coffee or any other bougie café drink I thought I´d jump over to the next best beverages -Soda, water, and/or wine.

I know, I know. Hot chocolate and a book go hand in hand. But so does a glass of wine and a book. Don´t believe me?

 

 

So this is what we´ll be getting a lot of for the next 5-ish months. If this sort of feature is frowned upon then just keep in mind- This isn´t the worst idea I´ve had lately.

Speaking of ideas… Guess who came up with a new book blog addition last week? It was at the ass crack of dawn when I thought about all the short stories I´ve read. The short stories I haven´t reviewed because I had no flipping clue on how to write reviews for them. My reviews are usually just as long as some short stories are.
So, I came up with the Book Review Bar.

 

 

A once a month feature where I give 1-2 liners for a short story, or basically anything with less than 200 pages. Short stories are usually measured by words not by pages, but in my case, I don´t care because whatever is slim enough to get lost between all my other books is a short story for me. So, that´s another thing I´m looking forward to seeing on my blog.

 

As for other bookish news: I´m currently in a “Should I… Should I not…” reading mood. There´s one book I´m dying to read but I´m also petrified of starting it. 797 pages plus an Epilogue. That´s a commitment. I mean, look at the size of this puppy!

 

You wouldn´t believe how often I´ve pushed this one aside. Not only because of its intimidating size but also because it´s from Sarah J. Maas. Experience has taught me that the author’s books are either a total hit or total miss. Fingers crossed that I won´t be too disappointed. Fingers crossed I´ll start this one… soon.

 

That´s it for this week, my wonderful book squad. I hope you enjoyed.

Before I go…

Tell me: Have you read Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas? What are your thoughts on the book? What are your thoughts on wine and books? What have you been up to lately? 

I´m currently suffering from a lack of human contact so feel free to leave a comment below. I´d love to chat ( with anyone other than the people in my house ).

 

Until next week!

Much bookish love,