Book Bloggers Made Me Buy It

Book recommendations – They come from all corners of our social circles. Friends, family, neighbors, teachers, book store sales people and of course, from book bloggers, as well. Especially from book bloggers.

Everyone knows what the sole purpose of a book blogger is.

Yes, us book bloggers spend time reading and post book related topics on our blog. We take pictures of books and post them on Instagram and what not. Book bloggers are what I like to refer to as the “middle men”. Us underpaid lot stand between the publisher and consumer. Even if we love our book blogger life we can´t ignore the fact that we´re holding the asshole card in this game. We´re highly needed in this business but our work is often not valued as it should be. Our reviews are read but the effort behind our reviews hardly bear visible fruits. I´m not saying the efforts book bloggers invest in reviews and other book promotion are worthless. It´s actually quite the opposite case. What I´m saying is – Book bloggers hardly know when their book recommendations have paid off. We have no way to track down how much our reviews have helped. Because people are silent ninjas who want to avoid any form of communication / interaction. Do anything, just don´t talk to the book blogger.

That´s a crying shame, if you ask me. As I´ve mentioned in my What Does A Book Blogger Do post – Book bloggers don´t need a lot to feel appreciated. Our modesty is screwed down so low we´re happy when we receive a single comment. This needs to stop.

Here´s a thought: Wouldn´t it be nice if our hard work actually paid off? Wouldn´t it be fab if our reviews received more than just a like or a comment? The answer is: YES!

This is why I´ve decided to include another monthly theme on my blog.


Book Bloggers Made Me Buy It


A simple post where I reveal the books that were recommended by other book bloggers.  I´ll also include where the recommendation came from and how I was convinced to buy said book. I will also include a monthly insta feature and a blog mention in my review. 

Because working the book bush drums isn´t always helpful. Positive word to mouth promotion works slow ( unlike negative book promo. That shit travels at the speed of light ).And guess what? This whole thing isn´t some new invention of mine. This is me reviving what worked beautifully back in the book blogger glam days. At some point this simple act of courtesy died and it´s high time this cool way to spread the book love is brought back from the dead. Aside from that –  I like recommendations from like – minded book people. I love being convinced to buy a book. So, here we go:

A HUGE thank you goes out to…

Paige @ Bookish Paige 

Love Song

Thanks, girl, for recommending `Love Song` by Sophia Bennett. 

It´s been a while since I last had a chance to read a rockstar romance. Fingers crossed that I´ll love this as much as Paige did. ❤


And again, I have to thank Paige for giving me that last push for `Throne Of Glass` by Sarah J. Maas. I have to admit that this one has been on my shit list for so long that I´ve developed an unhealthy distaste towards this series ( because of the fact that many have tried to shove this book in my  face and down my throat ). Paige assured me there was romance in this book. No harm can be done when romance is involved, right? RIGHT? 

Cinder and Ella

A warm thank you goes out to the mother of my daughter´s best friend, Simone, for recommending `Cinder & Ella` by Kelly Oram What would have been a 30 minute drive to Ikea turned out to be a 1 hour detour ride because Betty made me miss the exit twice with her book recommendation abilities.



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There ya have it. These are the books recommendations I´ve taken to heart .Be sure to stick around for my reviews on each book. But before you leave…. 

Tell me: How do you find your next reads? When a book blogger recommends a book, do you read it and share your feedback with that blogger? Let´s chat! ❤

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Book Review- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

Book Description

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. This book inspires girls with the stories of great women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams

My Thoughts

As a mother, I´m always trying to find ways to empower my two girls. I want them to know that they´re not on this planet to cook and clean for their future partners, nor do I want them to have the impression that girls / women can´t achieve their goals because of their gender. We live in 2018 so my efforts aren´t too tiring.

Now, I´m not a Social Justice Warrior or a 2.0 Feminist. I don´t rant about gender equality nor do I go on a strike at home, at work ( That would be stupid since I´m my own boss) or anywhere else.

No movement has ever helped me become the strong person I am today and I still don´t need a movement to help me achieve my goals. If I want something then I´ll sure damn well make sure I get it, just like everyone else.

So, with that being said- I want my girls to become strong individuals when they grow up.

Sometime after Christmas, Mirjam ( my dear friend and partner in crime) brought my girls a Christmas present. I´m always uncomfortable when friends of mine bring gifts for the witches because many just don´t „get them“. Mirjam does. And what a wonderful surprise she brought.

„Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women“ by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.Goodnight Stories

I am in LOVE and so are my girls.

A beautiful book about international women who dreamed big and aimed high in their lifetime.

From Coco Chanel to Helen Keller. From Joan Jett to Jane Austen…. So many women who went against the stream and made a difference with their actions.

Each mentioned woman has a one page biography , including an illustration of said woman, with a glimpse of their lives including their achievements.

I cannot begin to say how often my girls sit on the sofa and read about Jane Goodall or Cleopatra and all the others with sparks of awe in their eyes. And at night, when they´re in bed, I steal the book and read through it myself because it´s THAT interesting.

A great, inspiring book for little women and even adults. I wish I could buy this book for my neighborhood just because it´s that well put together and fabulous.

Would I reread this book? I already am.

Would I recommend this read? Absolutely! There´s no way around it- Every little girl needs this book. It´s colorful, it spotlights many inspiring women ( besides Oprah. Oprah isn´t in this one.) and it´s also a great book for young girls to learn about historical figures ( Queen Elizabeth, Katharina the Great).

The Cover – 5 Stars ( It´s cute. It´s colorful. It´s busy but not pushy.)

The Stories – 5 stars ( Love. )

My emotional state after finishing this book: Happy I have a friend with such great taste and ecstatic I have a friend who shows love for my girls. I´m also over the moon with joy that this book exists for children!

I´m giving `Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women 5 out of 5 stars.

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