my first ever buddy read and what it made me realize – pt. I

It has been a while since I last posted on my blog. But it is okay with me because I had a lot to do with family, friends, work and my personal life overall. Still I can’t get my mind off of blogging (or reading for that matter). So with the new year still in blooming I decided to participate in something I never did before – a buddy read, hosted by my fellow german instagrammer Ariana over at @solaire_writing. Because this is all new to me, I decided to share my experience with you in a post series of four parts.

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why it is okay to take a break from blogging

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.

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review: norse mythology by neil gaiman

The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days, myths of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them.

This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE.

Since I was little I loved to read everything related to mythology – mostly greek and egyptian, but norse mythology was also dearly loved. The daughter of friends of my parents taught me everything she knew – which was quite a lot – because she loved mythologies as well. So when I stumbled over Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman I couldn’t do anything else than buy and read it. It consists of various short stories that weave around the norse gods and goddesses and interlace with each other.

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review: flame in the mist by renee ahdieh

Sometimes we must fall forward to keep moving. Remain motionless—remain unyielding—and you are as good as dead. Death follows indecision, like a twisted shadow. Fall forward. Keep moving. Even if you must pick yourself up first.

This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE.

A beloved Disney-tale fashioned into a whole new story by a wonderful, strong and well-known author? Set in feudal Japan, the original story of Mulan follows the way of young Mariko who desperately needs to find her own destiny in a world ruled by men. Raised with her only purpose to marry the son of the emperor, she finds herself between thieves and murderers after an ambush – just to discover dark secrets that force her to question everything she’s ever known.

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wrap-up: may 2017

After I missed posting about my April wrap-up, I couldn’t pass the chance in sharing the books I’ve read this month. After preparing for the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin – aka a reread of A Court of Mist and Fury – was extremely thrilled to read above mentioned book. So my whole month of May was originally dedicated to the book I waited so long for. Still I managed to read 6 books in total which makes my quite happy considering the fact that my average goal is to read 3 books. But now, without further ado, here are the books as well as some thoughts on them:

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