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May 2018 Wrap-Up: Blog Move, Work and Reading Life

Dear friends, Hello and welcome to my blog! I am very happy to be back online. If you’re a frequent visitor, you might have noticed something is different here. Due to the new GDPR, using Google’s Blogger is no longer an option, so a blog move was necessary. Now, I have my own domain! (To…

April 2018 Wrap-Up: My 2018 Highlight has arrived!

Hello dear readers, April is over already – how time flies! This month was definitely better on bookish terms, but still not where I would like it to be. I finished six books and had aimed for ten, but this is also double the number of  my last reading month, so it’s fine for now.…

Von dieser Welt – James Baldwin: Hart, ehrlich und (leider) noch immer hochaktuell

James Baldwins „Von dieser Welt“ ist gnadenlos ehrliches Buch, das verschiedene menschliche Charaktere umfassend durchleuchtet, den Leser so schnell nicht wieder loslässt und zurecht noch lange im Gedächtnis bleibt. John Grimes ist ein schwarzer, empfindsamer Junge aus Harlem, sexuell unschlüssig, seine einzige Waffe zur Selbstverteidigung ist sein Verstand. Aber was nützt es, von den weißen…

March 2018 Wrap-Up: Book fair, Marvel and Macarons

Hello dear readers! It’s a little late, and to be honest I kind of forgot about writing a wrap-up for March (yes shame on me), but hey, it’s here now! It was an interesting month, although I once again finished only three books. This it made me think about why reading became more exhausting than…

Leipziger Buchmesse 2018: Spontanität, Neuerscheinungen und Bibliophile

Ah, die Leipziger Buchmesse 2018 – unvorbereiteter als ich hätte man wohl gar nicht auf die diesjährige Messe gehen können. Da es sich bei mir erst kurzfristig herausgestellt hat ob ich dabei sein konnte oder nicht, hatte ich weder konkrete Pläne, Termine oder Erwartungen und wollte mich einfach überraschen lassen. Und wenn man genug Glück…

Bullet Journal Flip Through: 2018 Set-Up

Hello to all bullet journal junkies and pen-and-paper-friends, the post you’ve been waiting for is finally here! It took me only three months to get to it but hey, the beauty of bullet journals is that you can set them up whenever you want, right? So, here we finally are. This is what my journal…

February 2018 Wrap-Up: Fewer books and bigger life decisions

Hello dear readers! Contrary to what I promised myself in January, this month was a difficult one and I spent even less time on reading, blogging, Instagram and other things that usually make me happy. This alone should’ve been a red flag, but sometimes you only realise how bad things are when you are feeling…