top 5 wednesday: let’s be a grinch today

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this weeks topic is:
Bookish Things You’re a Grinch About

— Since being a grinch is a funny thing, try not to make this serious topics that make you angry (like lack of diversity or abusive relationships in fiction, etc) as this is supposed to be more of a petty bookish things you hate. This can be stuff about covers, dumb tropes, etc. Have fun with it.
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my lovely fellow bookoholics ❤ today is saint nicholas day in germany and usually kids get chocolate in their boots. i am not a child anymore, so no chocolate in my boots. but that’s ok. i should be in a good mood but i am not. one of my best friend told me something another person said to her (i am not going into detail, because she doesn’t want to). let’s just say, that the other person said something very terrible to her and i just can’t understand how there are people out there who can hurt other people that way. words are so powerful and now my friend is crushed and i am soooooo mad. yes, let’s be a grinch today, which fits perfectly with the topic 😀 (ok, my mood is kind of getting better, because i need to smile about that)

 

1.) this one specific font

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i think i told you before, that there is one font in books, that i absolutely don’t like. you can find it in the uk paperback of “a darker shade of magic” by v.e. schwab. i read all the books of the series on my kindle, because i wanted to avoid that font. and the reason is so stupid haha. i just can’t read books fast with that font. my eye always get stuck and it takes me way longer to read a book. i don’t know why. i’m weird 😀

 

2.) love triangles

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i am not the biggest fan of love triangles. i know, that they can be executed very well. but, the thing is, i am a hopeless romantic. give me a good romance and i am totally down for it. best thing ever! i watch romcoms all the time, i love a great love story. me happy. but, with a love triangle, my heart always breaks. there is always heartache involved and not just on character side, also on my side. i am in between and when someone gets hurt, i get hurt. yes, i am that empathetic. i don’t want anybody to suffer and with a love triangle that’s just not avoidable.

 

3.) different sizes in a book series

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soooo, usually i don’t mind the editions. but when i start a series i want it to match. of course everybody wants that. so one day, i bought the “anna and the french kiss” trilogy by stephanie perkins. i heard about it, bought it and of course i haven’t read it yet. that’s me. but i have all three books on my shelf. the thing is, i bought all three books at the same time. and they all arrived at the same time but book three was bigger than the first books. i asked myself: why? why are you doing this? this doesn’t make sense! it’s a series. it should match!

 

4.) mass market paperbacks

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if you had asked me two years i ago, i wouldn’t have mind mass market paperbacks at all. but since i am reading this much lately, i really do not enjoy them anymore. they are small, they have the smallest font and if you break the spine it doesn’t look good. i mean i don’t mind broken spines at all, but there are nice broken spines and not so nice broke spines. you know what i mean? 😀 it’s more the size of mass market paperbacks that bothers me.

 

5.) physical/ebook/audiobook

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this one could be controversial, but i just need to say it. i read physical books. i read ebooks. and i listen to audiobooks. so i am using three different formats. sometimes i am traveling and i would love to only have my kindle with me. sometimes i am walking long distances and want my audiobook. if i really want to finish a book, i only have one possibility. i get why it’s not easy and why authors deserve their money for their awesome books. but sometimes i wish, that there would be a discount for ebooks/audiobooks if you already purchased the physical copy. i mean it’s the same book and i don’t want to spent more money, just to have the book in a different format. as i said, i know why this isn’t possible, but a discount would be great. i am not even talking about for free. give me the book i already bought for a discount so i can get it in another format. that would make my life so much easier. 😀

 

 

that’s it guys! here are some things, i am a grinch about. and it’s ok to be a grinch from time to time. but now, i don’t want to be a grinch anymore and happy times are ahead. have a great day and let me know what bookish things you are a grinch about! 🙂

top 5 wednesday: authors i’d want to write like

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this weeks topic is: Authors You’d Want to Write Like
— In honor of NaNo wrapping up, discuss some authors you’d like to write like. Whether its their writing style, what genre they write in, or how many books they manage to churn out a year!
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happy wednesday my lovely bookoholics! ❤ how are you all doing? i feel better with my muscle tension – whooop whooop! 🙂
i am not a writer and i never want to be, because that’s just not a thing i want to do. i want to read the works of others, but i do not want to write. but, there are authors of course, that i love very much. i love their writing, their stories. and if it should ever happen, i would want to write like them. so here’s my list:

 

1.) john green

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i think this one isn’t surprising, because john green is basically on every list of mine. i can’t help it. he is one of my favorite authors of all time and he always will be. i love the way he writes. how poetic it is. how it touches me. all those wonderful quotes. his writing touches me to the core and i am so thankful for every book he wrote.

 

2.) andy weir

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this one shouldn’t be surprising as well. “the martian” was my favorite book of last year and i also really enjoyed “artemis”. andy weir writes science-fiction, which is one of my favorite genres. but he also writes science. his books are full of scientific stuff, which can be boring for some people, but i was always a fan of science, chemistry, biology, physics in school and i love reading about it. he also has a way of writing, that you can understand him. it’s so interesting. but the most important thing is, that he writes the funniest characters. i love my heartbreak books, but once in a while i like to laugh. and andy weir can do that. his characters are amazing, hilarious, funny, sassy and that combination of it all just gives a great book.

 

3.) victoria schwab

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victoria schwab became one of my favorite authors this year. i have read the “shades of magic” trilogy, the “monsters of verity” duology and “vicious” this year and i loooooove her writing. she builds wonderful fantasy worlds, her characters are deep, likeable and they worm their way into your heart. each book is easy to read and you just get lost in them. i am so thankful for discovering her this year.

 

4.) mitch albom

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i think i have read four books by mitch albom so far and i loved them all. he has a way of writing, that pulls you in. the stories touch you deeply and you just get lost reading. there is also always a message and i always feel good after reading his books.

 

5.) harlan coben

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this shouldn’t be a surprise either, because you guys know, how much i enjoy harlan cobens mysteries and thrillers. i am so thankful for this man’s work, because he changed my life. and i love his writing. you always get confused during his books, because it always turns out differently than you imagine. there are so many twists and turns that will keep you on edge, it’s brilliant. if i should ever write mystery and thriller books, i would love to write them as good as harlan coben.

 

 

so that is it. it’s not surprising that most of my favorite authors are on this list, haha. there’s a reason why i love them and they deserve a spot on this list. 🙂 who’s the author you’d want to write like? let me know in the comments!

top 5 wednesday: books i’m thankful for before 2017

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top 5 wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. you can find more information about it on goodreads.
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this weeks topic is: Books You’re Thankful For
— For whatever reason, big or small.
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happy wednesday my lovely friends! ❤ hope you are very well. my ear is way better than yesterday. i can’t hear fully yet but i have no pain anymore, yay! and no cold so far. whooop whooop! thanks for all the best wishes! you are amazing! yesterday i talked about books that i am thankful for in 2017. today i will focus on books, that i am thankful for before 2017. so let’s get started! 🙂

 

1.) “the fault in our stars” by john green

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i guess it’s no surprise, that “the fault in our stars” is on this list. i love this book. it’s still my favorite book of all time, although i have read so many amazing books these past two years. i just have a connection to this book. it reminds me of certain times in my life. i learn something new every time i read it. it’s just amazing and i am so thankful, that this book exists. i’m already looking forward to rereading it for the 8th time next year. 🙂

 

2.) “the martian” by andy weir

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i was always a fan of movies set in space. as long as i can remember, i loved watching them, because i am fascinated with space, galaxies, stars and all that stuff. after reading “the martian” last year, i knew, that i love sci-fi books as much as movies. it sparked my love for sci-fi and i had a huge crush on mark watney ever since. i love this book and i am so thankful, that it exists and made me love sci-fi books! ❤

 

3.) “jane eyre” by charlotte bronte

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since i really started with reading books again last year, i wanted to catch up on so many books, including classics. i participated in the “rory gilmore reading challenge” because i love gilmore girls and want to read as many books as possible from that list. to that point i read some classics, but not many. and they were ok. but then came “jane eyre”. i fell in love with that book. with the characters and the story and the writing. this is a phenomenal classic, that i love so much and after that i was eager to read all the classics and i enjoy them to this day. thank you “jane eyre”. 🙂

 

4.) “see jane run” by joy fielding

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i recently asked myself, why i love stories about memory loss and now i know why. “see jane run” was the first thriller/mystery that i have read in my life. i remember being lost in this book and it is the reason, why i love thrillers and stories about memory loss to this day. this book was captivating and i enjoyed it so much. i am very thankful, that it is still with me and that it had such an impact on me. 🙂

 

5.) “es gibt hier nur zwei richtungen, mister” by reinhold ziegler

now, i don’t have a cover for that one. it is a german book and it probably is the reason why i am the person i am today. i have read this when i was very, very young. it’s a story about a young man, who leaves his life in germany behind and goes to the usa. he buys a car and starts driving. on his journey through the united states he experiences a lot of things before making a big decision for his life. when i read this, i was fascinated. first of all, this sparked my love for roadtrips. not just roadtrips in books, roadtrips in general. i love going on roadtrips. secondly, this book sparked my love for the usa. i became a huge fan. i learned english like crazy, i started watching movies and series in english, reading books in english and basically i was obsessed. i learned “the star-spangled banner” by heart, i learned all the names of the states, i started watching baseball. yes, it became my dream to go there. after i started my studies i found out that we had an exchange program with the san francisco state university. i worked my a** off to make this happen. i got a scholarship and i lived my dream. i studied there for five months and the rest of my stay i traveled through the usa on my own. it was the best time, that shaped me into the person i am today. and all because of one book. isn’t that crazy?? i will cherish this book forever! ❤

 

 

ok, that was more information i wanted to share haha. but sometimes you have to say what you have to say, right? which books made a huge impact on your life? let me know! 🙂

top 5 wednesday: nostalgic character crushes

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this weeks topic is:
Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends
— Characters you swooned over when you were younger. This was a topic from our suggestion board 🙂
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hello lovely bookoholics ❤ how are you all doing today? this topic could be a little hard for me, since i didn’t read that much when i was younger. but let’s see where this journey back into the past will lead us to 😀

 

1.) pretty much everybody from susan elizabeth phillips’ books

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i was in a very big susan elizabeth phillips phase when i was younger. what can i say, i love romance. i am a romantic. so her books were awesome to me. basically every male character stole my heart and i loved them all. but gabriel bonner from “dream a little dream” was always my favorite. if you love romance books, then give her books a try, you won’t regret it. lean back, shut off your brain and just enjoy an awesome romance book! 😀

 

2.) edward cullen from “twilight” by stephenie meyer

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yes, i admit it. i was always team edward. always. i fell in love with him back then and i am not even ashamed of it. because so many other girls did too 😀

 

3.) mark darcy from “bridget jones’s diary” by helen fielding

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oh how i was in love with mark darcy back then! i enjoyed the books and i loved the movies. until today. they are just fun. i laughed. and colin firth is one of my favorite actors so of course i was in love with mark darcy. 😀

 

4.) legolas from “the lord of the rings” by j.r.r. tolkien

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well this one is the only fault of orlando bloom. i had a huge crush on orlando bloom and somehow my mind decided, that he is my favorite character. 😀 today i can say, that sam is definitely my favorite character from “the lord of the rings”. but back then it was all legolas. ❤

 

5.) augustus waters from “the fault in our stars” by john green

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when i first started reading “the fault in our stars” by john green, i immediately fell in love with augustus waters. it wasn’t slowly and then all at once. it was all at once 😀 so you can imagine what happened to me throughout the books. i was a mess. but he was my favorite for a very, very long time.

 

 

wow, going back into the past is weird! 😀 it’s so funny to realize how you develop throughout the years. i am not ashamed of my choices. that’s what i felt back then. tell me the characters you had a huge crush on back then! 🙂

top 5 wednesday: problematic faves

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this weeks topic is:
problematic faves
— Characters you don’t want to love, but you can’t help liking.
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happy wednesday people! ❤ how are you all doing? this week’s topic could go either way. i am doing this spontanously 😀 we’ll see what comes out of it 😀

 

1.) joe goldberg from “you” by caroline kepnes

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joe is a killer. he is a stalker. he is crazy. but i love him! i rooted for him during this book and i don’t even know why, because it’s wrong to root for him. but caroline kepnes wrote this book so well, that i couldn’t do otherwise. i didn’t like beck at all. it was all joe for me!

 

2.) aidan from “illuminae” by amie kaufman & jay kristoff

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aidan is a computer. crazy computer. but i loooooved him! he was my favorite while reading “illuminae” at the beginning of the year!

 

3.) august flynn from “this savage song” & “our dark duet” by v.e. schwab

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august is a monster. a very bad monster. but he also has a very human side. he wants to be a human. he doesn’t want to be bad. he wants to be good. and that’s what i love about him! he needs all the love there is! he’s a monster that can kill many many people, but i love him so much! 🙂

 

4.) kaz brekker from “six of crows” and “crooked kingdom” by leigh bardugo

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i think i don’t need to tell you how much i love kaz. you all know it! and this guy is a thief. he is a criminal. he is a guy who doesn’t let anyone in. he is bad. but i love him. he is somebody i want to hug all the time! he had such a bad past and i cried while reading his story. i know why he is the way he is. but someone needs to give him some love. please let it be me! 😀

 

5.) ove from “a man called ove” by fredrik backman

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ove is a grumpy old man. he is annoying, he is unfriendly, he says bad things. he is not likeable at all. but i love grumpy, old man. ok, that sounds wrong. but it is, how it is. my grandpa was a grumpy man, to most people. but to me he was always nice. he was the best person on earth. i loved him with all my heart. that’s why i have a special place for grumpy, old man in my heart. and ove hit that spot right from the start. his story is heartbreaking. i sobbed my eyes out and my love for him grew more and more throughout the book. hach, ove! 🙂 ❤

 

 

that is my list. it went surprisingly well haha 😀 let me know your characters, that you shouldn’t like but actually really love! 🙂

top 5 wednesday: books with paranormal creatures

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this weeks topic is:
Books Featuring [paranormal creature of your choice]
— Here is the previously mentioned paranormal creature topic. This topic will revolve around one type of paranormal creature of your choice. So books featuring vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, demons, fae, zombies, etc.
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here’s what you need to know! i have read way to less paranormal books or books about paranormal creatures. fantasy, paranormal is still a genre i am starting to dive into, so i don’t have a top five for each of these different creatures. that’s why my top five will be a mix of everything. yes, i am cheating, but it’s my list so i can do what i want 😀 😀 😀

 

1.) “the enemy” by charlie higson

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i love zombies. i would always prefer zombies, i don’t know why. although i hate horror and hate being scared, i somehow like zombies. i refused to watch “the walking dead” for so long, but then i started it and binge watched almost the whole series. it was great! zombies are ok for me 😀 so, when i read “the enemy” by charlie higson i was pleasantly surprised. i enjoyed it a lot and i immediately read “the dead” after it. i haven’t continued with the series yet, but i know i will, when my mood for zombies is back 🙂

 

2.) “throne of glass” by sarah j. maas

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i have read “throne of glass” in august and i loved it. i had so much fun. there is definitely some magic/fae thing going on, which i don’t know yet, but i am very excited to find out. on sunday i will be starting my readalong for “crown of midnight” with the wonderful darque dreamer and i can’t wait to see, where the story goes.

 

3.) “this savage song” & “our dark duet” by v.e. schwab

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there are so many monsters in the “monsters of verity” series by v.e. schwab and it’s dark and creepy, but i loved this duology! it’s so much fun and the story is amazing. the writing is exceptional and i will always be a fan of it! definitely need to reread it at some point!

 

4.) “twilight” by stephenie meyer

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yes, i need to put “twilight” by stephenie meyer on this list. first of all, it has vampires and werewolves in it. secondly, so far i still have the opinion that i liked this series. i have read it ages ago but i loved it back then. it was totally addicting and i rushed through all the books in one go. so yeah, i enjoyed it. i know, many people say it’s trash and maybe it is but i can’t say that until i have read it again. now, after so many books later, i can maybe make a different opinion on this series, but so far, i just can say, that i loved it. and so did everybody else. i know it. it wasn’t successful for no reason.

 

5.) “the girl with all the gifts” by m.r. carey

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now, i won’t lie. this book made it very hard for me. i started it three times. the first time i have read the first 50 pages and put it away. the second time the same thing happened. i was almost at the point of dnfing it. but i didn’t. i tried a third time and i am so happy i did, because it picks up. it really does. after reaching a certain point, i couldn’t put it down, because it was thrilling and a great story. i encourage everybody to go through with it, because it’s a really good book. zombie time guys! 😀

 

so that’s my list. i know it’s not much and at some point in the future my list could be completely different. but that’s what you get right now! 😀 have you read these books? which paranormal creatures are your favorite? let me know! 🙂

top 5 wednesday: favorite creepy book settings

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this weeks topic is:
Favorite Creepy Settings
–These don’t have to be from horror books, but any setting from any book that gave you the heebie jeebies…in a good way.
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oh my, that’s not really a topic for me, since i am a chicken. yes, i get scared so easily. it creeps me out myself, how creeped out i am 😀 i do not read a lot of horror books, basically none. but there are a few thriller/mystery books, that i have read, which had scary and creepy settings. so let’s get to the list, shall we?

 

1.) “the woods” by harlan coben

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now, i do not want to spoil the plot for you guys, but this book takes place in the woods, ha 😀 no, basically something is happening in the woods and yeah, it’s creepy as hell. for me. why? because i hate the woods. i am scared. i need someone with me in the woods by daylight. and by nighttime i would never go there. so this creeped me out big time. it’s an awesome thriller by my favorite thriller writer and i can totally recommend it.

 

2.) “the shining” by stephen king

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well, there you have a horror on this list. i have read this when i was 15 maybe. i was soooo scared. i couldn’t sleep for days. i always had to have the light on and i was so creeped out. and also, as if that wasn’t enough, i watched the movie and then it was over. i was done. as to this day, like 17 years later, i still sometimes dream of the twins. yepp, that’s me! 😀 but come on, a psychopath and a lonely hotel. what creepier setting is there?

 

3.) “the ice twins” by s.k. tremayne

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this book creeped my out mostly because of the setting. i mean, imagine strange things happening and you are on a tiny island, where there is basically no way to go or hide. come on! whaaat? who does that? i would run to the mainland and never go back. but that’s me. these guys just live with the mysterious things happening. and it’s creepy!

 

4.) “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” by ken kesey

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this book is creepy in itself. and it’s weird. but the setting of course fits with the story. it takes place in a mental institution and there are a lot of weird characters. the writing is weird as hell and it’s confusing and messes with your mind. so all in all, this book is perfectly done. it’s not easy to read, but definitely something, that is worth a try.

 

5.) “the last one” by alexandra olivia

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i wasn’t the biggest fan of the ending of this book, because i expected something different and i was kind of disappointed how it turned out. but the setting definitely creeped me out. it’s basically about a reality survival show, where you’re supposed to be the last one standing. from there the contestants need to do challenges and survive in the woods or other places. it’s creepy, it plays with your mind. as i said, i was not satisfied with the ending, but the setting definitely gave me chills.

 

that was it guys! i hope you liked my choices. did you read any of these books? do you agree? let me know your choices in the comments 🙂