bookstagram challenge: #starswholistenApril

I’m so happy, I want to jump up and down right now! Today I’m proudly presenting you something new – at least for me. I’m co-hosting a challenge for the month of April on #bookstagram! In anticipation of A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR) some wonderful girls and me will be hosting a challenge called #starswholistenApril which mostly covers our love for the ACOTAR series as well as the fantasy genre in general. These are the prompts: Most of the prompts are self-explanatory and some are open for interpretations we can’t wait to see. Please let your imagination be […]

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books I always wanted to read but didn’t

Since my shelves are about to break underneath the weight of all the unread books I finally need to sort through them. Seriously. How can it be that there are so many unread books in my dragons cave? I might be ignoring the simple fact that I love to re-read my favourite books instead reading new ones. So after taking a careful look without touching anything – we don’t want to risk me getting buried beneath hundreds of books, right? – I finally found my problem. I do own too many books I always wanted to read but ended up […]

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review: the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE. A picture that wilts and ages instead of the man whom was painted. A wonderful basic for an interesting story, one can assume. I owned my copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray for quite some time now – considering I actually bought it because of the beautiful cover – but I never got myself into reading it. This month is was picked for me from another member of Goodreads and I simply loved the challenge that came with […]

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review: six of crows by leigh bardugo

“She wouldn’t wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn’t be rid of.” This is a review containing minor spoilers which can also be viewed HERE. By the time I finished the Grisha trilogy by the wonderful Leigh Bardugo I had already heard a lot of the Six of Crows duology and the felt the hype around it. The books were already on my wishlist for some time and I just couldn’t resist buying them. I hoped to race through them but my life thought otherwise and put a lot of stones in my path. […]

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review: the grisha trilogy by leigh bardugo

“Na razrusha’ya. I am not ruined. E’ya razrushost. I am ruination.” This is a review containing spoilers. The story of these books – namely Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm as well as Ruin and Rising – and yours truly is one that needed quite some time to develop. I bought the first book back in 2014 on my second trip to London. I was quite intrigued by the cover and the synopsis sounded pretty good so it was one of the few that were allowed to travel back home in my luggage. Once arrived at home it found a […]

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#bookwormproblems

Well, as bookworms – or bookdragons, as I prefer to say – we all know those typical problems that come with having too many books. Okay, this one is a lie because one can never have too many books. All there is is not enough books! But what I actually want to say is – I am not the only one with those absolutely – more or less – ridiculous problems, right? You know the feel! Mom, Dad? I need a new bookshelf … again! Well, this is the biggest problem I have to deal with. My daily reminder of […]

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review: caraval by stephanie garber

“Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.” This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE. My dear gentlemen and fair ladies, welcome, welcome to Caraval – a fantastical and wondrous story about love and betrayal. This is the debut of author Stephanie Garber and it promises so much with its circus-like atmosphere. But for me it’s not easy to begin with this one. Waiting for this book felt like a torture since I heard so many great things from the people […]

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bookstagram 101: post ideas

I’ve been on bookstagram for half a year now and I’ve come across some struggles every user encounters sooner or later. After searching the web for solutions to my own problems – and not fidning enough helpful tips – I decided to start a new series called bookstagram 101. Here I’m focusing on different aspects concerning our beloved hobby. So my main problem is often the creativity. I love to take pictures but from time to time I do get the feeling that everything just looks the same. Well … on every picture there’s at least one book and so […]

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review: throne of glass by sarah j. maas

“My name is Celeana Sardothien,” she whispered. “But it makes no difference if my name’s Celeana or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.” This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE. I’m not quite sure whether I can label this one as a full review or whether these are just some scattered thoughts put together. But nevertheless I have the urge to talk about this book even after I gave myself some days to think about it. And yes, I am aware that I jumped on the TOG-train extremely […]

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cover reveal: a court of wings and ruin by sarah j. maas

So who is ready for next installment in one of the greatest fantasy series ever written? Well, I certainly am. I’ve only been a fan of Sarah J. Maas since last year, but I rushed through the series of A Court Of Thorns And Roses and instantly fell in love with it. But when I finally got the chance to pick up A Court Of Mist And Fury, the series completely stole my heart with its world and the wonderful characters. With this Sarah J. Maas helped me to remember why fantasy had been my favourite genre a few years […]

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