Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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

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

Life is mostly back to normal here, and I'm so glad for it!
I was able to go for lunch, or dinner in a restaurant a couple of times and I do hope to go on a summer vacation somewhere in Germany or France.
We'll just take a nice little road trip with our tent and check where the sun is and go there. I'm very aware that life is not back to normal everywhere and I know a lot of bloggers who still have to work from home or are in lockdown. I really feel for you all! I do hope things will gradually get back to normal...

The school year is almost over! 3 more days of work and Summer Break will start. I have a 5th/6th Grade class this year. 6th Graders leave Primary School to go to High School, so they are allowed to perform a nice musical for the school and the parents. I'll be busy organizing that the next two nights.
On Friday we'll have a nice high tea together and I will wave them goodbye and wish them all the best for the years to come. It's usually a very emotional moment for the kids!

I hope you will all have a great summer, regardless where you're spending the time. I wish you loads of great books and sunshine!


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Review: The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3)

Katherine Arden
Started reading: May 29th 2020
Finished the book: June 19th 2020
Pages: 384
Genres: Fantasy, History, Fairy Tale
Published: January 8th 2019
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.51
My score:

Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Review: Paper Princess (The Royals #1)

Erin Watt
Started reading: June 3rd 2020
Finished the book: June 16th 2020
Pages: 370 / 10:00:44 hours
Genres: Romance, New Adult
Published: April 4th 2016
Source: Audiobook
Goodreads score: 4.01
My score:

These Royals will ruin you… Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from. Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals. He might be right.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Two Short Stories #12

Today I will be highlighting two picture books.
One of them is a picture book about twins, you might recognize them if you've read my short stories posts before. The other one is a picture book about carrying a full backpack.

Let's dive right in.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Review: Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga #4)

Stephenie Meyer
Started reading: April 19th 2020
Finished the book: June 4th 2020
Pages: 756
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Published: August 2nd 2008
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.69
My score:

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the date of two tribes hangs..

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday Post #18

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.