Reading slumps: Acceptence is the first step

Every reader has been there, the dreaded reading slump. I’ve managed to have 2 this year. The first came in March. This is my husband and my anniversary month and we always take a week to travel somewhere. Travel + me = a severe reading allergy My mind seems to focus solely on the trip…

Cooking adventures

My husband and I recently moved to South Germany. He landed a great job in Nürnberg, so we now have the chance to live in his home state of Bayern. While we look for apartments, we are living with his family. It’s a pretty small town, which means jobs, for me, are quite limited. And…

A work in progress

  After taking a much-needed break from this blog, I’ve managed to gain some new insight into my future plans. At first, this whole site was a bit of a ‘spur of the moment’ idea: a desperate attempt of generating inspiration. A few months, some long meaningful conversations, and a change of scenery have all…

June book haul

As I’ve mentioned before, my husband and I live in a very small space. I try to limit my book collection by purchasing e-books and audio books rather than print books. Every month, I usually give myself the permission to buy at least one book. After hearing so many great things, on booktube, about Han…

Aesthetically pleasing books

We are all told, at a young age, to never judge a book by its cover. And yet, like most people, I am guilty of breaking this golden rule. Sometimes it’s the spine, the colors, the finish of a book that leads me to pick it up while browsing bookstores. I will be the first…

Favorite world

I was given a copy of Shades of Grey by my sister-in-law about three years ago. I devoured it in just two sittings, and it’s probably one of my biggest regrets…Damn you, Jasper Fforde for writing such an amazing book and then leaving us all in suspense…I have so many questions!! It’s been 7 years since this…

Open book

Here are 5 facts about me: 1) I’m embarrassingly clumsy. 2) I’ve moved a grand total of 16+ times in my life. 3) I could eat sushi for every meal and be totally okay with it. 4) My wardrobe consists of 80% black clothing. 5) I paint my nails just to pick it off. Lots…

Multiple copies

Living in a studio apartment with another person has some very unexpected challenges. One thing I wouldn’t have expected was the limit on my bookshelf. At the moment we are sharing an eight cube shelf from Ikea. With the inclusion of those storage boxes, I get a grand total of three cubes to stuff my…

Books in your favorite color

Yellow! Yellow! Yellow! No color makes me as happy as yellow and when I find books in a lemon shade, my heart is filled with joy. To illustrate this point, even more; I had a bright yellow scarf that I wore relentlessly for about 4 years. Or, I did, until my husband’s nagging about how…

Graphic novels/Illustrated books

It wasn’t until more recently that I discovered the magic of graphic novels. The first one that I read was Maus for a course I took on the holocaust. After that, I used my husband as my recommendation hub.  His box set of Scott Pilgrim was my next step into the world. It was honestly…

Name and shame your TBR

I’m still not sure if I’m understanding this correctly, but I’m going with it. I took it as, books I have on my TBR that seem to be fighting for attention, every time I pick up a new book. Granted these are only the books I physically own (and not even all of them)…that doesn’t…

People on book covers

I have noticed that I have a very particular aesthetic when it comes to books. That doesn’t usually involve people on them. There are a couple of books on my shelf that have a nice and simple The question is, do I have a cover bias? Am I missing out on great books because I…