Thursday, September 30, 2021

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

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

First; I want to thank all of you who supported me so much in my last month-post. I shared something very personal and was a bit scared to do that, but I won't regret it for a second after reading all your sweet comments.

This month has been a bit better. It's been with ups and downs. Sometimes I have to call in sick from work, because I have days that I'm just so, so tired. I've been doing some fun things, and I've been sporting. I do feel that I'm on my way back, but I'm not there yet!

At school things were a bit rough as well, because there was, for the first time since this pandemic started, a positive tested student. Then things went from bad to worse and we had to go into quarantaine with the whole class for 10 days. So I have been home-teaching for a bit. Luckily we've been going back to school for some days now.

Overall, this month has been so-so. I'm just very happy that fall is around the corner! It's getting a bit more chilly and the leaves start to fall. I can't wait for the nature to turn so beautiful with all those lovely colors.

Thanks for sticking with my blog and for reading!
Have a great month with loads of sunshine.


Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Post #33

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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Review: The Anatomy of Desire

L.R. Dorn
Started reading: August 27th 2021
Finished the book: September 16th 2021
Pages: 320 / 08:14:14
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Published: May 11th 2021
Source: Storytel
Goodreads score: 3.63
My score:
Claire Griffith seems to have it all, a thriving career, a gorgeous, successful boyfriend, a glamorous circle of friends. She always knew she was destined for more than the life her deeply conservative parents preached to her. Arriving in Los Angeles as a flat broke teenager, she has risen to become a popular fitness coach and social media influencer. Having rebranded herself as Cleo Ray, she stands on the threshold of achieving her most cherished dreams.

One summer day, Cleo and a young woman named Beck Alden set off in a canoe on a quiet, picture-perfect mountain lake. An hour later, Beck is found dead in the water, her face cut and bruised, and Cleo is missing. Authorities suspect foul play and news about Cleo’s involvement goes viral. Who was Beck and what was the nature of her and Cleo’s relationship? Was Beck an infatuated follower who took things too far? If Cleo is innocent, why did she run? Was it an accident? Or was it murder?

As evidence of Cleo’s secret life surfaces, the world begins to see just how hard she strived to get to the top— and how fast and far the fall is from celebrity to infamy.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Review: The Beast of London (Mina Murray #1)

Author: L.D. Goffigan
Started reading: August 20th 2021
Finished the book: September 8th 2021
Pages: 238
Genres: Fantasy, Vampires
Published: April 17th 2017
Source: Digital Copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.77
My score:
Mina Murray once lived an adventurous life, but after a tragedy in the forests of Transylvania, she left it all behind. Now she has settled into a quiet routine as a schoolteacher in London, engaged to the respectable solicitor Jonathan Harker, attempting to fit into the stuffy upper class London society to which he belongs.

Her dark past comes careening into her present when Jonathan is abducted by a group of vampires from a society ball. Determined to rescue him, she teams up with her former paramour Abraham Van Helsing and his colleague, Scotland Yard Inspector John Seward.

As they pursue Jonathan’s abductors from England to the Low Countries and beyond, Mina realizes that Jonathan’s abduction is tied to a larger threat against humanity…

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

ABC Book Challenge Letter J

Today I'm going to continue the ABC Book Challenge. I'm on my way to the end of the alphabet! 

I've seen this Challenge on various blogs in all kinds of different ways. I hope you'll like the way I'm approaching this!

Feel free to join in.

Let's dive right in!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Review: Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir
Started reading: August 11th 2021
Finished the book: September 6th 2021
Pages: 481
Genres: Science Fiction, Space
Published: May 4th 2021
Source: E-book
Goodreads score: 4.55
My score:
Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission--and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
His crew mates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that's been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it's up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Review: Later

Stephen King
Started reading: July 10th 2021
Finished the book: August 25th 2021
Pages: 248
Genres: Horror, Fiction, Thriller
Published: March 2nd 2021
Source: Storytel
Goodreads score: 4.04
My score:
The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine - as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

Later is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King's classic novel IT, Later is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.