Today’s post will be slightly different than anything else on this blog. In lieu of Hafsah Faizal’s upcoming release We Hunt the Flame (May 14th 2019), we (meaning one of the groups of her Street Team) brought a Blog Hop to life. I am extremely thankful for being part of this awesome Street Team and furthermore the #Sarasinners! When it was time to think about my contribution to the Blog Hop, I knew I wanted to make something special – something different.
After a somehow longer pause I am now back with a very personal post about blogging. I love to write – about my own thoughts, books and basically everything that crosses my mind. And yes, I also love blogging. But for I time now I have been silent – mainly because I had a lot going on in my life but also because blogging sometimes can be a real pain. I realized this in especially stressful times.
One of my absolute favourite genres is and will always be the fantasy genre. Most of the fantasy books I’ve read until now are set in a fictional world with its own rules and – mostly – every kind of magic. I love to see a good world building which gives me a place I want to escape to and explore in all its oddities. Together with a fictional world mostly comes a map of it. And that is what makes a book even more interesting for me. I love seeing maps in books and while I love a wonderful drawn one, I also love to take a look on it while reading. Maps are not only useful when giving a first impression but they are also perfect to comprehend the travels of the characters. Some maps I know better than my home country and this shows how much I love looking at maps of fictional places. So I thought about putting up a list with beautiful maps featured in books and why I love them so much. To see the maps, just click on the arrow behind each name.
This is going to be a personal post, but I believe that this theme is extremely important. So thank you for reading. As a child, I have always been an avid reader. I started reading at a very young age – my mom still loves to tell the story how we went shopping and I started reading the ads to her – at I just couldn’t get enough of books. I wanted to have more and more and when the book was too hard for me to read, someone else was needed. I loved to devour the words and my parents weren’t able to buy the amount of books in the time I wanted them. Then came school and over the years I somehow lost my interest in reading bit by bit over the time. The reason for this simply was the fact that I had to read books for school I wasn’t interested in. I found my interest once again when I started to explore English books. As a non-native speaker the beginning was hard for me but I found that I loved the English language more than my native one.
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: