Book Haul – My new beautiful books

I wanted this books (series) for so long, so I finally ordered them and here they are.IMG_4690

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Selection, The Elite, The One by Kiera Cass
Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

I seriously can’t get over how beautiful they are. Especially the Selection and Throne of Glass series.
As you can see, I ordered almost all the books from the two series, altough I haven’t read one book or even one line of them and don’t know if I’m gonna like them. I really hope so.
But even if I’m not gonna like the books, I’ll have these beautiful covers to look at. πŸ™‚

If you read one (or more) of these books, let me know in the comments if you liked them. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading.
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Top 5 Friday – My 5 favourite book quotes

This is my first blogpost in this series (I introduced it yesterday).
I’m still so excited about it!

As you can read from the title, I’m going to share with you my five favourite book quotes today.

First, I thought I’m going to say something to each quote, like what i like about it, why I like it and how I interpret it. But now I think it may ruins them for you.
I really want you to have your own interpretation without influence of someone else.

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These are the three books from which my five favourite quotes are.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (German edition in my picture)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (German edition in my picture)

So here are the quotes:

β€œI have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
– Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.”
– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

β€œThere were thousands and thousands of forms of joy in the world, but that all were essentially one and the same, namely, the joy of being able to love.”
– Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

β€œStrange as it may seem, horror loses its power to frighten when repeated too often.”
– Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

Obviously there are a lot of more quotes from books I really like, but these are my favourites.

I’d love it, if you’d leave your favourite book quote(s) in the comments.

Thank you for reading.
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I’m starting a blogpost series – Top 5 Friday

The idea just popped up in my mind to do a weekly blogpost on one topic. As I thought about it, I thought this could be a very nice idea to give my blog some kind of regularity. Like even if i wouldn’t post for a week or so, there would at least be this one post.
And the best thing is, I found a topic that I could write a lot of posts about.

So this blogpost is going to be posted every friday and the main topic is “Top 5 Friday”. That means for example Top 5 musicians, Top 5 song, just book related of course.
That means, every Friday I’m going to share some of my Top 5 book related things with you.

I really hope you like this idea as much as I do. πŸ™‚
The first blogpost in this series is going to be up tomorrow. I’m so excited!

Thank you for reading.
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~Simone~

Get to know me – 10 facts about me

I always wonder about the person behind a blog, just because I’m really curious. πŸ™‚

So I thought you might be interested to get to know me a bit better, so here are 10 random facts about me. I hope you enjoy reading it.

  1. I am absolutely in love (and i really mean absolutely) with the Harry Potter sereies. I read all the books a few times and even loved it a bit more after every time. Also do I love the movies and just everything about the world of Harry Potter.
  2. I live in Switzerland.
  3. My dream country to live in would be the USA. I spent my holidays there for the past few years and just fell in love.
  4. My most favourite animals are penguins. Altough I love (almost) every animal.
  5. I am a vegetarian.
  6. Other thank books, I’m a little obsessed with nailpolish. I own a lot of colors and love to paint my nails differently every week.
  7. I don’t like to go to libraries, because I want to keep the book when I read it, so I always buy them instead.
  8. My favourite book as a child was “The little Water-Sprite” by Ottfried Preussler and I still love it.
  9. My favourite authors are J.K. Rowling (of course), James Dashner and Hermann Hesse.
  10. I like listening to Heavy Metal, altough I also like contemporary music.

All for now. πŸ™‚ I hope it was somewhat interesting for you.

If you would write some facts about you in the comments, I’d love to read them.

Thank you for reading!
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~Simone~

Paper Towns by John Green (Review)

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Author John Green Title Paper Towns Publisher Bloomsbury
Languge English Pages 305 ISBN 9781408848180

Story

“Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow.

But the next day Margo doesn’t come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery – culminating in another awesome road trip across America – he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for.”

(Source)

My thoughts

I wanted to read this book for a long time. Especially since my sister told me she really loved this book. I read “Looking for Alaska” and “The fault in our stars” already from John Green and really liked those stories.

So as I saw that the trailer for the movie was out, I really had to urge to read it, just because I didn’t want to watch the trailer before i read the book (booknerd problem).
But now to my thoughts of the story.
I’d lie if I’d say that I liked this book from the beginning. I had some serious problems getting into the story and I have no idea why. I think it’s because the story starts to unwind after a few pages. It felt like there is some things that need to be said before the real story can begin.
So I immediately thought this wasn’t gonna be a favourite of mine.
But as I said, the story starts unfolding after a few pages and by then I couldn’t lay down the book anymore. Sreiously. I was so much into it and began to love it. I even began to feel guilty for not loving the book at first.

It took me about four days to read the first 70 or so pages and when i came to the real story (what I call it for now) I finished the rest of the book in two days! That’s how much i loved it.

I still think John Green’s writing is so unique and thrilling, I’m sure I’d recognize a book of him without knowing he wrote it. There is something about he describes the characters that’s just so unique and special. I also can see a similarity in all the protagonists of his books. And I think he has a thing for road trips, which i like.

You see, i really enjoyed reading this book, but there is something i didn’t like when i finished it. It was the end. I was so disappointed about how the story ended and my first thought was that there had to be something else. I felt like i have come this long way and in the end i had nothing. That were my thoughts right after i read it. Now my opinion has changed a bit. After thinking about the whole book and story i think it really fits the characters how it ended.

Conclusion

John Green’s books are always a good read if you want a pageturner you can read away in a few days. From all of his books i read i think i like this one a bit more than the others. I can’t really tell why, I just loved Margo as protagonist and the whole story.

So my sister was right (again) with saying this is a really good book and i need to read it.

And now I’m really excited to read another book of him.

My rating: 4/5 stars

Hi Book Friends!

I can’t believe I’m finally doing it and open my very own book blog. For so long I just was a reader (well not just, because readers are very important, obviously) of all the beautiful blogs out there. I just always wanted to have my own blog where I can write about books.

So as you can tell, my blog is ALL about books. And by all I really mean everything.
I just love books so much that I want to share my thoughts about them. In the future you’ll find book reviews, book hauls, pictures of books and just things i want to share with the world.

I’m really really excited about this and I hope I can connect with some of you to exchange our thoughts and just have fun! Because that’s the whole point in reading, right? Just enjoying a good book.

So that’s all for now, book friends.
Have a good time and don’t forget to read πŸ™‚

Simone