Thursday, 23 March 2017

Thursday Quotables #5 - The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan

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I'm not really one for memoirs, but The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan is an exception. "One Gift, three rules and a life changing journey around the world". Kim's travels definitely turned her into a wonderful storyteller. I'm about 70% done with this journey and will have my review up somewhere during the next week or so. For now, let me just share a few note-worthy quotes:  


Monday, 13 March 2017

It's Monday - What are you reading? #6

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It's Monday! What are you reading? This weekly feature is hosted by Bookdate and it's a great way to get your reading week sorted. All you need to do is: 

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  • Tell us what you are currently reading
  • What did you finish reading last week
  • What do you plan on reading next
  • Add your link to the linky provided by your host
  • Visit the other bloggers who also deal with terrible Mondays, but still find the time to prioritize their reading schedules
  • Make sure to read really awesome books in order to increase the above mentioned bloggers' stress levels by adding even more books to their TBR list
  • Stop whining and get reading

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thursday Quotables #4 - The Light Between Oceans

13158800Welcome back to Thursday Quotables hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage during your past reading week. Whether it's something funny, startling, gut-wrenching or just really written beautifully - this is where you must share! Just remember to link back to bookshelffantasies.com 

I don't do a Thursday Quotable every week, heck - I haven't done one in months! I haven't really read anything notable or quotable in months. And then I came across this book..... The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman and I simply can't stop quoting and unquoting. Funny how the right book can cross your path at just the right time. There are so many beautiful quotes and passages in this book that just speak to my heart so dearly at the moment.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Cover Characteristics - The ELEPHANT in the room

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Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week they give us these gorgeous themes and then you have to pick 5 covers featuring that theme. If you want to participate: 
  • Pick your covers 
  • Post it to your blog
  • Share your post's URL in the linky provided by Sugar and Snark
  • Go and check out the other guys who also posted! 

Monday, 6 March 2017

You take my s(h)elf, you take my s(h)elf control - *ohoho ohoho*

TakeControl2017Welcome to the Take Control TBR Challenge hosted by Kimberly over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. With this challenge, you need to take a bit of s(h)elf control. Let's be honest, (you are in a safe space here) who doesn't struggle with s(h)elf control?

I for one do not have a lot of things under control at the moment, least of all my TBR list. And unless I press delete (*gasp* Oh the shock and horror of even considering that), it is not going to be sorted anytime soon. But I guess if you want to move a mountain, you have to start kicking a few rocks. 

Here's the rules for the challenge: (Yup, I did copy/paste here. The "me" is Kimberly, not me)

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Sunday Post - Headlines and the Failure of Super Powers

Image result for So what happened?Greetings! Missed me and The Sunday Headlines much? Don't worry - so did I. I've been absent from the blogosphere for just over 4 months, but hopefully I'll start floating around again. I did manage to read a couple of blog posts, but didn't write (or read for that matter) anything myself.

(Note: Don't you guys miss Gene Wilder? And can somebody please tell me why does that picture of him just fit every possible meme you can ever think of?) To answer: Well, that's a rather long and sad story. It's Sunday and nobody feels like a sad song. So let's rather just give a few headlines. 

Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday Meets 03 March 2017

Meet me on Friday @ Friday 56 for a bit of Book Blogger Hop to kick-start the weekend with Book Beginnings.


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Just peeking to see if I will be allowed back on the blogosphere's stage anytime soon. I'll just stay here behind the curtain until I feel like making a grand entrance again. In the meantime, I'll  play stage prompter and tell you what to read next.... (I have absolutely no idea what to read myself actually) 


Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice. For this date, you will need the following:
  •  Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently reading)
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader
  • Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this)
  • Post it!
  • Remember to post your link on Freda's Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky.
  • And don't forget to list the title of the book and the author as well.

Monday, 27 February 2017

It's Monday. Day one.

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So many Mondays have passed since I last partook in this meme. I might as well make today Day one and not just One day.

It's Monday! What are you reading? This weekly feature is hosted by Bookdate and it's a great way to get your reading week sorted. All you need to do is: 

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  • Tell us what you are currently reading
  • What did you finish reading last week
  • What do you plan on reading next
  • Add your link to the linky provided by your host
  • Visit the other bloggers who also deal with terrible Mondays, but still find the time to prioritize their reading schedules
  • Make sure to read really awesome books in order to increase the above mentioned bloggers' stress levels by adding even more books to their TBR list
  • Stop whining and get reading 

Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday Meets 28 October 2016

Meet me on Friday @ Friday 56 for a bit of Book Blogger Hop to kick-start the weekend with Book Beginnings.

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Hey Guys! Missed me much? I sure missed you. No, I did not turn into a mermaid in the gorgeous, clear waters of Mauritius. I'm still mostly human. Just been a bit under the sea weather the past couple of weeks and whenever I feel like surfacing, I really just want to be where the people are. Especially the ones with books.

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So let's talk books!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

28389305Title: The Other Einstein
Author: Marie Benedict
Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication date: 18 October 2016 
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 304
ISBN:  9781492637257
Mareli's rating: 3 stars
Recommend to: Lovers of historical fiction and strong female characters
Description: A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.
What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.
In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever. Goodreads


Monday, 24 October 2016

It's Monday! (Oh gosh, really??) What are you reading? #4

It's Monday! What are you reading? This weekly feature is hosted by Bookdate and it's a great way to get your reading week sorted. All you need to do is: 

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  • Tell us what you are currently reading
  • What did you finish reading last week
  • What do you plan on reading next
  • Add your link to the linky provided by your host
  • Visit the other bloggers who also deal with terrible Mondays, but still find the time to prioritize their reading schedules
  • Make sure to read really awesome books in order to increase the above mentioned bloggers' stress levels by adding even more books to their TBR list
  • Pop a Rescue for your own nerves or pour a glass of wine and get reading 

Hello darlings, I'm back. How are you? 


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Yes, I've been back from holidays for over a week, but I struggle a bit to get back in the swing of things. But we can talk about that at a later stage. Holidays were good, but I didn't read even half as much as planned. I have not been feeling all that well over the past couple of weeks and reading does not bring the comfort I so trust-worthily bestowed on it. But I can't stay away from the blogosphere any longer. My strict Protestant upbringing does not allow any more absent days. 

So let's see what I managed to accomplish on the reading front lately:

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