23 March 2017

Thursday Quotables #5 - The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan

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I'm not really one for memoirs, but The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan is an exception. "One Gift, three rules and a life changing journey around the world". Kim's travels definitely turned her into a wonderful storyteller. I'm about 70% done with this journey and will have my review up somewhere during the next week or so. For now, let me just share a few note-worthy quotes:  

13 March 2017

It's Monday - What are you reading? #6


It's Monday! What are you reading? This weekly feature is hosted by Bookdate and it's a great way to get your reading week sorted. All you need to do is: 

  • Tell us what you are currently reading
  • What did you finish reading last week
  • What do you plan on reading next
  • Add your link to the linky provided by your host
  • Visit the other bloggers who also deal with terrible Mondays, but still find the time to prioritize their reading schedules
  • Make sure to read really awesome books in order to increase the above mentioned bloggers' stress levels by adding even more books to their TBR list
  • Stop whining and get reading

09 March 2017

Thursday Quotables #4 - The Light Between Oceans

13158800Welcome back to Thursday Quotables hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage during your past reading week. Whether it's something funny, startling, gut-wrenching or just really written beautifully - this is where you must share! Just remember to link back to bookshelffantasies.com 

I don't do a Thursday Quotable every week, heck - I haven't done one in months! I haven't really read anything notable or quotable in months. And then I came across this book..... The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman and I simply can't stop quoting and unquoting. Funny how the right book can cross your path at just the right time. There are so many beautiful quotes and passages in this book that just speak to my heart so dearly at the moment.

07 March 2017

Cover Characteristics - The ELEPHANT in the room

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Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week they give us these gorgeous themes and then you have to pick 5 covers featuring that theme. If you want to participate: 
  • Pick your covers 
  • Post it to your blog
  • Share your post's URL in the linky provided by Sugar and Snark
  • Go and check out the other guys who also posted! 

06 March 2017

You take my s(h)elf, you take my s(h)elf control - *ohoho ohoho*

TakeControl2017Welcome to the Take Control TBR Challenge hosted by Kimberly over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. With this challenge, you need to take a bit of s(h)elf control. Let's be honest, (you are in a safe space here) who doesn't struggle with s(h)elf control?

I for one do not have a lot of things under control at the moment, least of all my TBR list. And unless I press delete (*gasp* Oh the shock and horror of even considering that), it is not going to be sorted anytime soon. But I guess if you want to move a mountain, you have to start kicking a few rocks. 

Here's the rules for the challenge: (Yup, I did copy/paste here. The "me" is Kimberly, not me)

05 March 2017

The Sunday Post - Headlines and the Failure of Super Powers

Image result for So what happened?Greetings! Missed me and The Sunday Headlines much? Don't worry - so did I. I've been absent from the blogosphere for just over 4 months, but hopefully I'll start floating around again. I did manage to read a couple of blog posts, but didn't write (or read for that matter) anything myself.

(Note: Don't you guys miss Gene Wilder? And can somebody please tell me why does that picture of him just fit every possible meme you can ever think of?) To answer: Well, that's a rather long and sad story. It's Sunday and nobody feels like a sad song. So let's rather just give a few headlines. 

03 March 2017

Friday Meets 03 March 2017

Meet me on Friday @ Friday 56 for a bit of Book Blogger Hop to kick-start the weekend with Book Beginnings.

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Just peeking to see if I will be allowed back on the blogosphere's stage anytime soon. I'll just stay here behind the curtain until I feel like making a grand entrance again. In the meantime, I'll  play stage prompter and tell you what to read next.... (I have absolutely no idea what to read myself actually) 

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice. For this date, you will need the following:
  •  Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently reading)
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader
  • Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this)
  • Post it!
  • Remember to post your link on Freda's Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky.
  • And don't forget to list the title of the book and the author as well.