Samstag, 28. Februar 2015

February Wrap-up

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5/ 5 Stars

You're a bad Man, Mr. Gum! by Andy Stanton
4.75/5 Stars

It by Alexa Chung
5 /5 Stars

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
5/5 Stars

Mr. Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton
4.75/5 Stars

A thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
5/5 Stars

Warte auf mich by Phillip Andersen and Miriam Bach
4.5/5 Stars (a German book)

Looking for Alaska by John Green
5/5 Stars

The Perks of being a Wallflower  by Stephen Chbosky
5/5 Stars (re-read)

 So I've read books by 4 femal author and 5 male author and
1 Classic
2 Children Novels
1 Non Fiction book
1 Thriller
1 Poetry book
1 Contemporary Fiction book
2 YA books

Added to my favorite shelf: The Little Prince, It, Gone Girl, A thousand Mornings und Looking for Alaska. And of course The Perks of being a Wallflower, but it was already there

Dienstag, 17. Februar 2015

50 facts about me

Well.. I never thought I would do that tag.. But because I figured out that would be the best way to introduce myself a little bit better, I am doing it now..

So, let's start.

1. I adore books. And if you follow this blog for a while now, that's not a surprise for you!
2. I am a little bit obsessed with owls, unicorn and flamingos...
3. The moon is my best friend.
4. I love Rock music and Country music.
5. My favorite musician is Bruce Springsteen.
6. I really love history!
7. I write. Because it makes me feel free.
8. I'm Christian. And I'm currently one a fantastic journey finding my place and finding my way of truly believing. It's a blessing! And I'm excited for whatever I will experience during my journey with God!
9. Yes, I am Christian, BUT I don't see any reason why I should talk bad about any other religion! I respect every religion and I find it horrible if you take your religion as an excuse for your terrible behaving! I love God and He taught me I should love everyone equally and I really hope you do that too!
10. I love quotes!
11. I'm a huuugeee dreamer. I have so many dreams.. And the hope to fulfill them
12. I'm really interested in culture from other countries or in culture in general!
13. I would love to write my own play or maybeeeee even my own film once!
14. I had two nightmares during my childhood, only these two. The first was that I was chased under a table by a witch and the second one was that I was imprisoned by a vampire.
15. I want to travel the world.
16. Sometimes I have a weird way to eat...
17. I'm and will always be searching for uniqueness.
18. I want to raise awareness of depression and mental health issues.
19. I'm a feminist and a fighter for equality in general.
20. I still believe in the beauty of everyday life and I hope this will last a long time!
21. I'm currently writing a book..
22. I danced ballet for 11 years.
23. I do still believe in a brighter future, of a world full of love. For everyone.
24. I'm a huge hockey fan, I grew up watching hockey and I still love it.
25. I could watch Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland over and over again. It's probably my favorite film.
26. I suffer from migraine. It was a lot worse and it's much better now. But I still have these terrible, terrible attacks.
27. I used to have the worst self-confidence. It much, much better now, but I still work on it!
28. I'm a philanthropist.
29. I'm scared of the changing of our society, this huge wave of hate and selfishness...
30. I'm also scared of heights, darkness, and I mean darkness outside and inside of me or anyone around me.., and Im scared that I will fail.
31. Twitter is my favorite social media side.
32. I'm glad I have a voice to speak up for myself and others, and I hope I use it right and wisely and that other do that too.
33. We can change the world. That's why we are here. We just need to do something.
34. The YouTube, especially BookTube, community has become a huge part of my life and I met some awesome friends on there, even though I don't have my own channel.
35. I want to work in a job where I help people with their problems and in general their everyday life.
36. I want to have my own bookshop once.
37. Nature is beautiful and I always find peace outside.
38. I'm fascinated with ravens..
39. I once was reeeeeaally obsessed with nail-polish and all that stuff.. Well..Not anymore... I mean I still do it sometimes but...nah...
40. I have the best friends in the entire universe.
41. Sometimes I'm a little bit crazy.. a little bit...
42. Others may buy a lot of shoes, I buy a lot of bags....
43. I'm also interested in the environment.
44. And, we only have one world, so, I want to be good to nature and pay attention to it!
45. I would love to write a childrens book.
46. I can't sing at all, but sometimes I still do it, when no one is listening.
47. I think inner beauty makes you even more beautiful. A bad character can ruin the most beautiful face entirely.
48. I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke.
49. I couldn't name you just one single favorite book. I have way too much.
50. I'm really glad I found 50 Facts.

Tell me, if we have something in common and let's have chat about it!

Montag, 16. Februar 2015

Looking for Alaska - A review in quotes

I just finished "Looking for Alaska" and because I cannot find any words to express how I feel and about how deeply this book touched me, I want to share my favorite quotes out of this book, with you. If you haven't read the book. this post may contain slight poilers!

These are quotes which describe the characters so well or mean a lot to them or me, or are just simply beautiful.
So here they are:

"I'd never been born again with the baptism and weeping and all that, but it couldn't feel much better than being born again as a guy with no known past."

"I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails."

"I may die young, but at least I'll die smart."

"But why Alaska?' I asked her.

'Well, later, I found out what it means. It's from an Aleut word, Alyeska. It means 'that which the sea breaks against,' and I love that. But at the time, I just saw Alaska up there. And it was big, just like I wanted to be."                

"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present."                

"Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war"

"So why don't you go home for vacations?' I asked her.
I'm just scared of ghosts, Pudge. And home is full of them."

"When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books."

"So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane."                

"I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to."                

"I know so many last words. But I will never know hers."

"That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him that the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without."

"If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can't know better until knowing better is useless."                

"Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful."                

Freitag, 6. Februar 2015

Gone Girl !Spoiler! Discussion

Wooooooaaa, this book is one crazy messed up story..

It did entertain me.. A lot.

This review is going to be full of spoilers, so if you haven't read the book or at least watched the movie, don't read the rest. You don't want to be spoiled about this book believe me.

First I want to say, that I really, really loved this book a lot, it's definitely a new favorite of mine. But, I can also see why people couldn't like it.

At the beginning I was a little bit irritated because I had this instant feeling that the book pushed me in the direction of not liking Nick, our male main protagonist. And I mean, I still dislike Nick a lot at the end of this book. But my view on him definitely changed throughout the story.

Even if it was way too obvious for a book, which was praised for the huge plot twists, I was pretty sure Nick had to do something with Amys disappearance.
So, Amy did manipulate me pretty well.
I liked her. Well, at least I felt some sympathy for her. There was one point in the book where I indeed start thinking that something wasn't right with Amy. But I really thought that just had to do with something Nick did.
And when I found out that Nick had an affair and he treated Amy badly, I was really angry and I thought I found the point why I felt this way about Amy.

Well, I thought wrong. Completely.
I mean, I already guessed that Amy knew about the affair. But I didn't guessed her reaction. Well, and her general actions. I mean, throughout the whole first part of the book, she manipulated me. Her whole diaries were just fake. Made that we would like her and feel sorry for her about what Nick did to her. Made to overlock that she's a complete psychopath. A genius psychopath, but a psychopath.

But let's be honest. That's exactly what fascinates us as a reader. This, at least for me, unexpected twist. The perception that we just were perfectly manipulated by a book.

I can see that the end could be a little disappointing. Amy is still crazy as hell. Nick starts to freak out too. And then, all of the sudden, they live together, with a baby, happily ever after...
But, let's be honest again... That was the perfect ending for this book. Two psychopaths living their "happy" psycho life together. A crazy ending for a crazy book

5/5 Stars

Montag, 2. Februar 2015

BookTube (Blogger) Partner Tag with Erika!

Im very, very happy to tell you that today I'm going to do the "BookTube Partner Tag" with Erika over "Snogging on Sunday Books"

We asked eachother 10 book-related and 2 non-book-related questions!
Check out her channel. she will post a video where she answers my questions!

So here we go :D!

1. What are your top three favorite books at this point in your life?
You start with a hard one!
I think:
The Perks of being a Wallflower
Pictures at an Exhibition
Saving Francesca

2. Any book boyfriends?
Probably Gus from "The Fault in our Stars" :D and Ron from the Harry Potter series

3. Its a desert island and you only have one book- what is it?
Oh, that would be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Yes, not The Order of the Phoenix :D!

4. Do you have a favorite genre you like to read?
Hmm... I like quite every genre. If I have to choose one then Contemporary Fiction.

5.You are freezing- what book do you burn to keep warm?
There's only one single book I would choose for that! It's a german book called "Generation Doof" it's the stupidest book I've ever read

6. What are some of your favorite classics? Im pretty new into reading classics. So, I go with "The Great Gatsby" and the German author Goethe

7. What is one of your favorite bookish quotes?
A quote out of a book: "It looks like all the hopes we were foolish to hope" (The Fault in our Stars)
A quote about books: Reading is dreaming with open eyes

8. If you could live in one book for one day where are you going and why?
Definitely Harry Potter! I mean Hogwarts, Hagrid, Unicorns!! Everything!

9. What is a subject in books you wish people would talk about more?
Feminism. 100 %. Equality in general. Also less known illnesses

10. What is a song that describes your favorite book?
Uuugh! Hard! I could do a whole Tag about that :D!
I choose "Tougher than the rest" by Bruce Springsteen for "TFIOS"

1. If you could meet a booktuber who would you meet? Answer ME!!!!
Of course it would be you!! Who else :D!

What is your favorite candy?
Hmm.. I loooooveee candy :P !I think I go with gummi bears :D
Do you have any pets?
Yep. Two budgies!

Thank you my wonderful friend for asking me so many great questions!
It was so much fun!
Love you lots! :* :*