in case you’ve been wondering…

hello my lovely friends! ❤ how are you all doing?

it’s been a while since i posted anything on my blog or posted comments on your blog. there is a reason behind it and it’s called time. a lot of things happened the past weeks and i am still in a big project, that i will share with you, once it’s finalized.

the thing just is, that i don’t have time at the moment. i don’t know where it goes, but it’s just not there. you all know, that i have been dealing with health issues the past year and it got to a point, where i couldn’t ignore it anymore. the wonderful mischenko over @ReadRantRock&Roll posted her story in january and while reading that story, so much stuff just made sense to me. it clicked and i knew, that i needed to change some stuff in my life. and number one was my health. so i switched everything. like high detox and it just gave me more trouble. the health level last month was basically very, very bad. but i am feeling the change slowly and that’s a very very good thing. i will work on it more and i am very confident, that it will turn out for the best!

 

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i’m back! new year, new start, old faves

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hello my wonderful people! i am back! yes, you are reading right! your girl is back, because honestly, i missed you so much! i needed this break, but i also need you guys and this blog. 😀 i thought about my break a lot. i was at a point, where i wanted to stop it for good. then i was at the point where i wanted to post again. but knowing me, i would have rushed into this and it would stress me out again. so here i am. with some changes! first of all my theme. second of all, i won’t post daily anymore. that was really, really, really stressful and i don’t want to do that again. so i will choose specific dates, where i will post. right now i settled on www wednesdays to keep you up with my reading. i will also do a post on fridays, which will be either reviews, tags, awards or whatever. these two days will definitely be days i post. and everything else will just come, when it comes 😀 Read More »

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hey my lovely bookoholics ❤ ❤ ❤

i need to do something that i really don’t want to do. 😦 i am taking a break from blogging and maybe reading, i am not sure.

i’ve been struggling with my health a little bit the last few months. maybe you read about it here and there. but yesterday i went to the doctor and something popped up, that shouldn’t have. i am ok guys, do not worry. but of course i worry after the last months and i need to let go of all the stress. blogging is fun, but it can also be stressful. always posting, commenting, reading other blogs. and i think that i need a break, to focus on myself a little bit more. relax. meditate or whatever. 😀

so, yes, i am going on a hiatus. i may come back for a post if i feel like it, but don’t be mad, if i won’t read all your posts or comment on your blogs. i guess i just need some time for myself and sort this thing out.

i love you guys, you are amazing and i wish all this wouldn’t happen. but sometimes you have to do what you have to do! many hugs to all of you! i will talk to you soon! 🙂

“heir of fire” – buddy read discussion – part I (spoilers ahead)

happy sunday my lovelies ❤ it’s time for our first discussion for “heir of fire” by sarah j. maas. as you guys might know, i am doing a readalong with the wonderful adrienne from @darque dreamer reads and kathy over @books and munches. we’re in the middle of book three in the “throne of glass” series now and it’s time for another q&a. our final discussion will be next sunday, so watch out for the post. 🙂 there will also be a q&a on adrienne’s blog, so go over and check it out! 🙂 Read More »

“watching glass shatter” by james j. cudney – poll results

happy thursday my lovely bookoholics ❤ ❤ ❤ i hope you are all doing very well? 🙂

today, i have something very exciting for you guys! a couple of weeks ago, jay and i posted an exciting poll during the blog tour of “watching glass shatter”. you all know, how much i love jay’s book and i was so happy, that i could to the poll on my blog. we asked you guys, which actors or actresses should play the different characters, if “watching glass shatter” becomes a tv series or movie. i always love picturing different actors while reading a book, so this was very exciting for me. we chose three actors/actresses for each characters, whom you could vote for but you also had the option to put in your own choice.

and now, since the poll is closed, we want you to know, who won. yay!! so without further ado, here are the winners!

 

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Who would play Benjamin?

Frank Langella – 33,3 %
Sam Neill – 33,3%
Martin Sheen – 25%
Liam Neeson – 8,3%

Who would play Olivia?

Meryl Streep – 58,3%
Jessica Lange – 25%
Sigourney Weaver – 8,3%
Joan Allen – 8,3%

Who would play Diane?

Diane Keaton – 75%
Stockard Channing – 16,7%
Lily Tomlyn – 8,3%

Who would play Rowena?

Jennifer Connolly – 41,7%
Amy Adams – 25%
Elizabeth McGovern – 25%
Daniela Nardini – 8,3%

Who would play Teddy?

Matthew Bomer – 58,3%
Ben McKenzie – 33,3%
Allan Leech – 8,3%

Who would play Matt?

Sam Claflin – 50%
Nick Jonas – 25%
Zachary Levi – 16,7%
Paul Rudd – 8,3%

Who would play Caleb?

James McAvoy – 41,7%
Drew Van Acker – 33,3%
Jonathan Groff – 25%

Who would play Zach?

Kit Harrington – 41,7%
Jesse Metcalfe – 41,7%
Zachary Quinto -16,7%

Who would play Ethan?

Eddie Redmayne – 66,7%
Ben Platt – 16,7%
Taron Egerton – 8,3%
Dax Shepard – 8,3%

 

as you can see, the votes are pretty mixed. the most obvious ones are diane keaton as diane, eddie redmayne as ethan, meryl streep as oliva, matt bomer as teddy and sam claflin as matt. as for me, i am very happy with these results. 🙂

what about you? did you think, the results would come out this way? or did you picture someone completely different?

 

 

thanks again to jay, for letting me be part of the blog tour and hosting this exciting poll! i can’t wait for the short stories to come out and read more about the glass family! and to everybody who hasn’t read the book yet – please do so! it’s an amazing family drama with wonderful characters, that will save themselves a spot in your heart. there is mystery and suspense, the writing is beautiful and you won’t be able to put it down.

 

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book title: watching glass shatter
author: james j. cudney
pages: 278
publishing date: october 8th, 2017
publisher: creativia

Synopsis: 

The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. When Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her. Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life-altering, but she will not rest until her family is reunited after Ben’s untimely death.

We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re all a mix of quirky personalities. Will Olivia be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? What will she do when she discovers the son behind Ben’s secret? Check out this ensemble cast where each family member’s perspective is center stage, discovering along the way who might feel the biggest impact from all the secrets. Welcome to being an honorary member of the Glass family.

let’s do this – “heir of fire” by sarah j. maas

hello my lovely bookoholics! ❤ i hope, you have a wonderful first december weekend!! 🙂 today is a very, very exciting day!!

my girl adrienne from @darque dreamer reads and i started a readalong for “throne of glass” back in august and we made a blog event out of it. we sent each other questions before we started reading and then also during our reading to discuss the book. it was so much fun, that we decided to continue with “crown of midnight” in october. we were then joined by my girl kathy from books & munches and had such a good time with book two in the series. so, now it’s december and it’s definitely time to continue. starting today we will read book three in the series, “heir of fire”.

 

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here’s a short synopsis of “throne of glass”, if you haven’t read the book, just to get a feeling, what this series is about:

throne of glass” is about 18 year old celaena, who was trained to be an assassin and ends up as a slave. she is freed by crown prince dorian to participate in a competition, where the winner becomes the new assassin of the royal family. celaena doesn’t think twice, because she wants her freedom. but with her being in that competition, things start to happen, that make her life complicated: friendships, feelings, killings, magic & mystery.

 

 

adrienne and i will again do two posts to discuss our feelings for the book. this time we’re taking two weeks to read it, because “heir of fire” is huge and with my schedule i probably won’t be able to read it in one week. so we’ll discuss part one of the book on sunday, december 10th and our final discussion will be posted on december 17th. so watch out for the posts. if you want to read along and discuss with us, please join us in the comments 🙂

now it’s time for our first q&a. i have sent adrienne three questions before reading “heir of fire” and here are both of our answers. please be aware, that these will contain spoilers (!!!!!!!!), if you haven’t read the first two books in the series.

1.) After “Throne of Glass” and “Crown of Midnight”, which rating do you think you’ll give “Heir of Fire”?

adrienne: “I think I will be giving it a 4-5 star rating. I am hoping anyway. I think there is going to be some new developments, and more magic, so I am hoping for at least a 4.5!”

alex: “of course i hope, that this one will blow me away and i will give it five stars. but i also thought that about “crown of midnight” and i couldn’t do it because part one of that book felt too slow. and i also think, that “heir of fire” will be the same, since there is some change in the story. i think, i will enjoy it a lot and in the end give it 4.5 stars.”

2.) Since Celaena is going on a journey in this book, are you ready for new characters?

adrienne: “I don’t know if I am ready for new characters. I wanted things resolved with her and Chaol. I guess we will have to be. I expect new characters since she is traveling somewhere new and facing new problems. I just hope the new characters fit.”

alex: “honestly, i don’t know if i am. i am really invested in the lives of celaena, dorian and chaol. obviously. i don’t know if i am ready to let that go and go on a complete different path. it could work out, but it also could go very, very wrong.”

3.) What do you expect from Chaol and Dorian in “Heir of Fire”?

adrienne: “I am almost wondering if Chaol and Dorian will be put on hold in this book. With Celaena traveling somewhere new, we may not get any story with them. I think there will be tension between them if they do show up, though. There is no way Dorian’s feelings are completely gone.”

alex:i expect, that they will interact more with each other. i think it’s going to be weird between them, but i think they will talk a lot, especially about celaena. and even though it’s breaking my heart, i have a feeling that we will see a lot less from them.”

 

 

adrienne will also have up a post with her questions for me, so don’t miss that one! i hope some people are joining us in the discussion! have a great reading week 🙂

Thank you!

hello my lovely bookoholics! ❤

this will just be short post, because today is thanksgiving and i wanted to thank you! i recently reached 500 followers and you have no idea, how happy i am about that. when i started this blog earlier this year, i had no idea, that anyone would read it. i just wanted a place for myself and then i met all of you! ❤

 

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you all make my day every day. the people i met here changed my life. i am so very grateful for each and everyone of you! i met friends, that i do not want to miss anymore. i made so many new experiences and i am so happy about that. all your comments and likes, all the buddy reads, all the love and the kindness from you is just amazing! so, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

 

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everybody who is celebrating thanksgiving today, have a wonderful time with your loved ones. have a great meal, great converstations and just a wonderful time in general. everybody else, please have a wonderful day as well. i am sending all of you much love! ❤ ❤ ❤