Saturday, February 29, 2020

February Wrap up - Book Haul & What to Expect Next Month

Welcome, welcome my dear readers.
Welcome to the blog.

This month I had a lovely vacation and last week the kids went to school again.
This was also the first week that I worked 5 days instead of 4. I had a lot of fun with the kids, they are so sweet and it's a lovely classroom to work with. It's just not my ideal situation...

I also bought 4 cute fishies, and I hope they already feel home now!

I did some fun things this month, like going to the cinema and having dinners and lunches with friends and family. 

Overall it was just a lovely month with work, relaxing, sporting, reading, pets and doing all kinds of fun stuff!

I hope you had a great month as well and I wish you an amazing March.
I'm SO ready for Spring!


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Review: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer
Started reading: February 1st 2020
Finished the book: February 19th 2020
Pages: 453
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Retelling
Published: November 8th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.05
My score:
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday Post #15

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Two Short Stories #8

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a picture book about letters and reading, and the other book is a tropical story about a Tasmanian Tiger.

Let's dive right in!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Review: Frozen Secrets (Europa Academy, #1)

Author: Myles Christensen
Started reading: January 24th 2020
Finished the book: February 19th 2020
Pages: 298
Genres: Science Fiction, Middle Grade
Published: January 25th 2020
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.23
My score:
Thirteen-year-old Max Parker is a grounded Earthling with the soul of a space explorer. So when he learns his family is relocating to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, he readily agrees to stay out of trouble. But his promise is soon forgotten, and his snooping lands him on a shuttle doomed for a fiery disintegration.

Convinced someone sabotaged the craft to cover up the theft he witnessed, Max digs into the incident. What else could they be hiding? Dodging a series of deadly accidents, he follows the clues to an abandoned outpost and discovers a secret that could blow the lid off a moon-wide conspiracy. Can he solve the mystery before his interplanetary escapade gets him killed?

Saturday, February 15, 2020

I Want To ... But I Don't - Book Tag

Welcome, Welcome dear readers.
Welcome to the blog!

I'm sorry for going AWOL the last few weeks. Life has been BUSY! Fun, but busy. I had to work more, because one of the teachers at my school is sick, and this is going to take longer, so I'll be working 5 days a week the next couple of weeks. I also played in 3 handball teams, since 2 teams needed substitutes. It was a lot of fun, but instead of reading the evenings, I was playing handball. Then I went away for a weekend trip two weekends in a row; to Bottrop and Paris!
So now you know where I've been! 
I have a week vacation now, so I plan to catch up with all of you guys. I can't wait to read your comments and to read your blogs and comment over there as well.
I have been reading, but did not finish a book yet. I'm currently reading 4 books and all are round 60%-80% done. So prepare for some reviews next week.

For today I'm doing the "I Want To ... But I Don't" Book Tag. Originally created by Jamishelves
This tag is about books that you see a lot and books that are on your TBR, and you (maybe) want to read them, but for no specific reason you did NOT read them yet... Ya get me?

Let's dive right in!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Review: Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2)

Author: Sara Shepard
Started reading: January 22nd 2020
Finished the book: January 30th 2020
Pages: 330
Genres: YA, Mystery
Published: March 26th 2007 
Source: Books2Door
Goodreads score: 3.94
My score:
Spencer stole her sister's boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes her new friend Maya . . . as much more than a friend. And Hanna's obsession with looking flawless is literally making her sick. But the most horrible secret of all is something so scandalous it could destroy their perfect little lives.

And someone named "A" is threatening to do just that. At first they thought A was Alison, their friend who vanished three years ago . . . but then Alison turned up dead. So could A be Melissa, Spencer's ultracompetitive sister? Or Maya, who wants Emily all to herself? What about Toby, the mysterious guy who left town right after Alison went missing?

One thing's for certain: A's got the dirt to bury them all alive, and with every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message A sends, the girls get a little closer to losing it all.