Bout of Books 14 Challenge #1: Fictional World Travel

As I just announced in the previous post the Bout of Books 14 has started and this is the first challenge.
The Rules etc. are here

I am currently in Austria and the books I chose are: (From top to bottom)

-Drums of Autumn – Historical Scotland
-The Invention of Wings – Historical USA
-The Island of the red mangroves – Historical Jamaica
-Longbourn – Historical England
-Die Ärztin von Tsingtao – Historical China
-Prodigy – Dystopian USA

As you can see I like all things historical 😉

Bout of Books read-a-thon

Bout of Books

Hey Guys 🙂

On My little book blog I saw that she is participating at the Bout of Books read-a-thon and I thought I´ll join her.

If you don’t know what this is, here is an explanation:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Maybe some of you want to join us as well, it would be really cool 😀

I don’t plan on planning a list of books I want to read during this week..that NEVER works out for me..I´ll just see what I am in the mood for!

xoxo

A little explanation..

Hey Guys (:

I know it´s been a while since I postet something..I kind of have a writers block right now..or something like that. I just don’t know what I should post here and sometimes I don’t feel like it. I am sure many of you know this feeling (;

But I promise this will change again!
I guess the reason why I didn’t post a review on Friday for the last two weeks is, that first I was on vacation and second I am currently reading the third book in the Outlander series and it is massive! But I am am page 761 from 1056 so I will do this until the end and I will be proud of me 😀
This Friday there won’t be a review..again..because I will be on vacation..again 😛 but I am so excited, we are going to Hamburg – Germany to see the musical “The Lion King”! I am so excited to see the musical and the city!!
I promise that I´ll try to post more regular again.
I have really no idea why I am so unreliable when I make a plan for this blog. I´ll try harder (:

I have to tell one last thing, the past few days I rediscovered audiobooks for me. It was kind of a spontaneous action that I registered for audible, but so far I love it! I chose Voyager (the book that I am currently reading xD) for my first audiobook and it´s really cool to switch between reading and listening. But I am going to tell you more about this when I am reviewing the book.

Have a nice week
xo

The “What If” Challenge

Hey Guys, today I am doing the “What If” challenge. I got tagged by Driftinglexi. Thank you Lexi 🙂 this challenge sounds fun!

The “What If” Challenge is where someone gives you a “what if” question for you to answer and then you do the same to others by nominating four other people to answer your question which you can make up.

My question: 

What would your life be like if you couldn’t read?

Ohhhhhh Lexi, you are so mean 😛 My life would be terrible if I couldn’t read. What would I do with myself? I think I would be bored out of my mind. Reading is my number one hobby and I read nearly every day. My life would be lonely. I would miss all my books and all the characters and worlds that are written in books. I don´t want to even think about a life where I couldn´t read. Besides that I would miss a big part of my life, it would also be terrible because I could not work or go to school. So much depends on reading. And sadly there are still people out there who can´t read. That makes me very sad. Everyone should have the possibility to learn to read, no matter how old they are or where they are from! But now I am straying from the topic 😉 So yeah..my life would be terrible!

I nominate: 

Catriona Miranda
books o´the wisp
Amanda under construction
inspired by a book

Your question: 

What would your life be like if you could just speak if you sing everything?

The Courtship Book Tag

I got tagged..again 😉 Thanks so much Lexi.. I start to catch up!

Phase 1 – initial attraction; a book that you bought because of the cover:
 hmmmm..thats not easy, I loose beautiful book covers, but I almost never buy a 

Source: haroercollins.com
Source: haroercollins.com

book where I don´t like the summary. But I´ll show a book that I just haaaad to have. It stands for the whole series (I read just the first one yet, and this I have as an e-book so that doesn’t count with the whole cover question ;))

Phase 2 – first impressions; a book that you read because of the summary:
I read this years ago, but I bought it spontaneously..just because I read the summary (and the cover is a nice bonus ;))

Source: bloomsbury.com
Source: bloomsbury.com

Phase 3 – sweet talk; a book with great writing:

That would be “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. I just love that book. I

Source: penguinrandomhouse.com
Source: penguinrandomhouse.com

loved John Greens writing style, how he could make me lough in one second and cry in the next. It is just such a special book!

Phase 4 – first date; a first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series:

Ohhhh that is a mean question..with so much answers! But I decide on just one series 🙂

Source: penguinrandomhouse.com
Source: penguinrandomhouse.com

I just fell in love with this series after book one! TEAM DIMITRI yeah 😀

Phase 5 – late night phone calls; a book that kept you up all night long:

There were so many..and again I am choosing one..actually a few, but all from the same author. I am talking about the books of Abbi Glines. Everytime a new one comes out I have to read it in one sitting..or at least as fast as possible! And that can take all night long.. 😉

Phase 6 – always on my mind; a book that you could not stop thinking about:

hmmm… I guess I´ll choose the books of Cassandra Clare 🙂

Phase 7 – getting physical; a book in which you love the way it feels:

I don´t have any special editions that I like most..I like the fell of a book in general very much.

Phase 8 – meeting the parents; a book in which you would recommend to your friends and family:

source: www.penguinrandomhouse.com
source: www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Phase 9 – thinking about the future; a book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future:

Harry Potter.I just have to mention ist 😉

Phase 10 – share the love; who would you like to tag?

I am lazy today..I tag all who want to do this!

Thanks again Lexi. I had real fun answering the questions 🙂

xoxo

Sisterhood of the world Bloggers Award

First of all thank you so much drifitnglexi for nominating me! I am so happy that you thought of me! I absolutely love your blog and reading your posts. People, go check out her blog! 🙂

The rules:

1) Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions the nominator has provided.

3) Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4) Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

The Questions:

1) What makes you motivated to blog?
I think a big part of my motivation is my everyday life, because I blog about books,tv shows, movies and other things about my life (I promise, you´ll get more of that :P) and this things are part of my everyday life. But another big part are fellow bloggers. Reading other posts makes you think about that topic and maybe publish something in that direction, and I think that is really awesome. I think that is what blogging should be like, inspire others and being inspired by others.

2) What is your favourite thing to write about on your blog?
So far that would be books 🙂 but my plan is to experiment a bit, but books will always be a part on this blog.

3) What is your favourite food?
Ohhhh that is not an easy question! I love food and eating, and I think I don’t have THE favorite food….I like so much.

4) If you had to pick a favourite book, what would it be?
I guess all of you who read my blog in the last week know this answer 😛 Its Harry Potter.

5) What was the last song you listened to?
Dare you to move by Switchfoot. I loooove that song 😀

6) What item is closest to you at this very moment (excluding what you are sat on and using to answer this question)?
A lamp xD

7) Do you have any tattoos?
No. And I am not sure I want to have one. I mean there are so many great tattoos out there! I have to be really sure that I want it to make one and at the moment I am not. But I am open for it.

8) What are you currently reading?
Garrett by Sawyer Bennett so far it is ok…

9) Do you prefer going to a shop to buy items or buying them online?
Shop!

10) What are you next looking forward to?
Summer holidays 😀

I Nominate:

mis´organised
by emily with love
aaryeh
Amanda under construction
mylitllebookblog
the girl who read too much
romance novels for the beach
infinite daydreamer
its dolly darling
writersmania

My Questions:

1. Do your friends/family know that you blog?
2. What was your best moment with your blog so far?
3. Why did you choose writing and not  for example youtube?
4. Where would you to travel if you had the chance to?
5. Do you cook?
6. Do you follow more female or male bloggers?
7. Do you follow blogs that are very different from yours in terms what they blog about?
8. How often did you want to blog per week when you started?
9. Are you a sweet or a salty person?
10. What tip would you give a person who wants to start blogging?

Have fun answering the questions! I am looking forward to read them 🙂
xoxo