This Book Blog With Have Info-Labels From Now On

`On A Kind Note…`

 

Sometimes a little reminder can´t hurt. Starting now, these little notes will be included in every blog post ( reviews not included ).

I´m aware that these reminders take the fun out of book blogging but it seems they´re necessary for those who refuse to see a blog post for what it is – A blog post.

 

KR1

 

KR2

 

KR3

 

KR4

 

 

 

And last but not least….

 

GTK1

 

GTK2

 

A total buzz-kill, I know. But as I said… Some people need a reminder, or they simply cannot exist in a word without little labels.


Did I miss anything? Do I need to include more? Let me know in the comments below. I´m open to new suggestions or additions.  


 

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Thank The Books It´s Friday

Hello everyone!

 

Welcome back to another wonderful Friday. I hope your week wasn´t as tiring as mine was. If it was then do not fear, I´m here ( that rhymes! ). All ready to share my most apocalyptic bookish find for the week. But first- I need to see Frank, the squirrel.

 

squirrel fuck

 

I´m sure I gave him a different name before. But since I can´t remember it I gave him a new one. This is Frank. Frank looks just as relieved as I feel about Friday.

With that out of the way I think I should start with my most exciting bookish experience I went through this week. It all happened on Tuesday…

I was shopping for school supplies when I decided to do a quick pit stop at the bookstore. Well, needless to say: I aimed straight for the English book section, knowing that new releases would be on the shelves, etc.

And to my horror, the whole section looked like it had been attacked!

Books were lying everywhere except on the shelves. Such bookish chaos. I felt a strong urge to place every book neatly back where they belonged. To top it all off I noticed the usual books were missing. WHERE THE HELL WERE MY BELOVED BOOKS?!

After my mini panic attack, I noticed this.

bookstore notice

 

They even included a self-drawn map of the new location! I´m not only shook I´m deceased. Done. Finished. I can´t.

Yes, I WAS looking for my favorite books.

Yes, I WAS they were gone. Judging by the book abuse I figured someone went mental.

So THAT`S WHY the craft supplies were gone? I honestly wondered why they practically disappeared overnight. I was wondering about that.

( Fun fact: The bookstore had an awesome craft supply corner. Expensive as hell but still fabulous )

And then the “Here´s a fancy map.”  OMG. I was close to tears from laughing so hard.

 

So, my favorite book corner moved. Nearly gave me a heart attack but thanks to the notice and fancy map I was able to make it home alive. After that, I needed a drink and a nap ( not necessarily in that order ).

 

So, there ya have it. That was this week´s most exciting bookish experience I had.

This goes to show that the little things in life can make a major impact. ❤ I love my go-to bookstore.

All my love goes out to Thalia in Darmstadt. You guys are the best!

 


Tell me about your week? What did you read? What books did you buy? What are your plans for the weekend? Let me know in the comments below. I´d love to chat. ❤

 

Have a wonderful weekend, my dear bookish Padawans.

Feel hugged.

Feel the book love,

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Hello August.

Hot damn! Time seems to fly by quicker than I thought it would. It´s August, my beloved bookish squad.

Instead of doing a book cover post, a monthly recap post or something heavily book related but I decided not to get too bookish this time. No. I want to welcome you all and the beginning of the new month by letting you in on something personal. Something that could possibly cost me a few followers. An insider joke, if you will. Okay, it´s not much of an insider joke when I´m the only one who knows about it ( and also finds it amusing as hell ) but hey… It´ll be fine. Don´t worry, a book is involved so this post won´t be completely bookless. All in the name of books, right?

I want to share what I found on one of my late-night searches for book covers.

 

 

For this to make any sense I think it would be wise to start with a little personal fun fact.

My husband. He´s a wonderful guy. We´ve been together for 19 years ( married 14 years ). What I love most about him are the many quirks he has. You know, the stuff people do that seem odd sometimes. That and his non-existent humor ( bless him for trying, though ).

Well, there´s something I call the “Stefan pose”. It´s where he stands like he´s preparing to analyze something. Hands on hips and a serious stare. Much like this:

 

Stefan
A most recent Stefan Pose

 

Don´t waste your time trying to figure out what he´s analyzing. He´s looking at a waterfall. There were no ancient drawings or signs to read. * sigh * I´ve learned it´s best to let him do his thing. Don´t ask questions.

Well, he does this all the time. No matter where we are, who we´re with… He´ll whip out that move unintentionally. I have this type of pic for every vacation we´ve been on.

Okay, so now you know about the `Stefan Pose`. It´s time to get to my private joke.

The other night I was looking for specific book covers for upcoming posts. I stumbled upon a gem that had me laughing all night. I´m talking a hysterical laughing fit with tears and hiccups. I usually laugh this intense when I watch comedies or favorite movies ( Christmas Vacation- The squirrel scene ). When I saw this book cover I just couldn´t.

 

 

Best Book Cover pose!! Like Stefan
The `Stefan Pose` on a book cover!!

 

 

Do you see it? Do you?!

Ever since I spotted that cover I cannot unsee the bogus image of my husband playing a part in what looks like a romance novel. My husband. Stefan. In a romance novel.

 

 

I don´t think I´ll ever get over this.

 

Yes, I´m fully aware that there´s a huge possibility that you don´t find this funny. I have a very odd sense of humor sometimes. My deepest apologies. I can be weird.

Before things can get any weirder I think it would be best if I logged off for the day.

I hope you enjoyed this little personal tidbit. If not, just leave me a comment below. I´m not sure I´ll be able to justify my humor but I´ll see what I can do to make up for this weird welcoming post for August.

 

Sending out lots of bookish love.

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Mug Monday Without A Mug

Greetings, my lovely bookish Padawans. Welcome back to yet another glorious Mug Monday.

As you might have guessed from the title of this post, there won´t be a mug feature today. Why? Because I seriously can´t be bothered.

The reason for this is – The excruciating high temperatures and unwanted sweating.

 

 

I kid you not- I´ve reduced my movements to a minimum and I still have sweat on my eyelids. Is this normal? For countries without air conditioning – sure. With temps reaching close to 35 degrees I feel like I´m being prepared for my future trip to Hell.

A little useless fun fact about myself: I don´t like to sweat. You´re welcome.

As for bookish news: There aren´t any. No reading updates or anything else I can offer you. Just an update on my current water intake. 3 liters a day, including the occasional glass of ginger ale or coke. I´ll still humor you, though, with a glass I prefer to use when not drinking hot chocolate.

coke

 

Here´s another fun fact: I´m not only an avid coke drinker I also collect coca – cola drinking glasses. Yup, I´m one of those people. My obsession started when I was a teenager and it has stuck with me ever since. From pink to purple to red and gold… I have ´em all. And today I´m using the turquoise glass.

If you´re curious to know what´s hanging on the wall in the background… I can explain.

It´s a mega-sized post – it / sticky label for my youngest daughter, Lillian. Since she´s having difficulties with maths ( and the teachers can´t seem to find time or energy in their busy schedules to help my kid ) I´ve taken matters in my own hands. What you see is a small portion of what´s actually hanging on almost every wall of my house. From metric units to small multiplication, double-digit addition, and subtraction and estimations- things she has to know at age 8, it´s hanging on my walls. So, what we´re doing at home is, aside from the regular homework ( which she has difficulty understanding without the basic knowledge ) we´re teaching her the basics starting from the very bottom.  She´s the type of person who learns visually best, meaning: She has to see to understand or else she´ll have a hard time. It´s not a disability. It´s just a struggle.

For example: Telling her 1 meter is 100 cm won´t stick. Showing her what 1 meter is and how that can be converted into 100 cm by giving her examples / finding 1-meter objects will give her a sense of the measurement.

A bug can be a cm. A car is measured in meters. Distance in km. The table is likely 1 meter high. The door frame most likely 2 meters tall, etc. If you line up 100 bugs you have a meter. So, yeah… That´s that. Now you´ve got a small take on what life is like for a book blogger offline. Add all the school meetings, school fests ( and the elementary school my kid goes to loves to throw parties for everything ) you can say we´re a busy bunch. Why am I doing this when there are teachers who are capable of teaching my kid? Well, with today´s teaching speed it´s hard for some children to keep up. Mine can´t keep up.

Okay, I´m going to stop right here before I bore you any further.

I guess that´s it for today. It´s time to step away from the heater I call laptop and take another refreshing shower.

Until next week ❤

Enjoy your Monday. Feel hugged. Share the book love!

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Thank The Books It´s Friday

Hola, bookish family.

Guess what? It´s Friday…

squirrel fuck

 

Thank fuck, indeed. It´s been a busy one, I can tell ya that much. Reading. Thinking. Blogging. It´s no wonder I´m in desperate need of all those cocktails I pictured myself drinking throughout the week.

But nonetheless- I had a great time roaming the internet and reading all sorts of book-related blog posts ( more about that next week ).

Since it´s Friday I thought we´d cast all the negative shit from the book community aside and shift our focus on what´s really important: Enjoying a few days off.

My grand plan is: To have no plans for the weekend. Maybe I´ll do a little reading, relaxing and let my paper white skin fry in the June heat or maybe I´ll do none of that and just sit outside and listen to my neighbors threaten each other with the cops again.

 

 

As long as I have a cocktail to slurp then I don´t really care.

 

As for my reading options…

I´m going to play a round of `Eenie, Meenie, Miney, mo` with a stack of unread books. Hopefully, that´ll help me pick my next read ( because flipping a coin wasn´t creative enough for me ). I have 3 romances and 3 fantasies waiting for my attention.

 

sbc

 

Has anyone already read any of these? Are they any good? Make sure to drop me a line in the comments. I´d love to know what your thoughts are ( if you´ve read these, of course ).

Speaking of books. Remember my ramblings on book covers? Weeeell, I finally gave myself that much needed last kick and came up with a concept and even put it into action. Yay for me! One that hopefully works. What exactly my new concept is will be revealed next Thursday, so stay tuned folks. ❤  ( a little tip: One look at my blog menu will tell you everything )

I guess that´s pretty much it for this week. Lots of everything and nothing has happened. The usual, I´d say. And with that, I´ll leave you and wish you all a wonderful few days off.


 

Before I leave:

What are your plans for the weekend? Do you have anything special planned? Or will it be another wonderful time doing absolutely nothing? Let me know so I can envy you.

 


 

Stay safe. Have a blast. Feel hugged.

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