Me, Mr Fritz and the Naked Death

In my last post I asked for book recommendations. Since Hyperaboutbooks and  By Hook or By Book strongly recommended the In Death series (with very convincing arguments of leaving husbands etc…) I wanted to post a picture in the comments showing that I followed their recommendations. Apart from the fact that one cannot post pics in comments (which I just found out then), my temporary houseguest (Mr Fritz) had other ideas. This is what happened:

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Book Series – looking for recommendations!

I.LOVE.SERIES. I dig them, I devour them. I wanna have cute little babies with them. Give me a series and I am happy.

I love watching TV Series and sometimes I wait a whole season in order to binge-watch them over a weekend. The same goes for book series (I love a proper binge-read). I like that with series there is so much more character development and so much more space for sidekicks and their story. Well, this used to be true for both books and TV-shows but lately I have to cross the first from my list. I don’t know what happened: Either it is me or there aren’t any decent series out there any longer. Every second or third instalment to a series I read feels totally stretched out and simply boring. I start losing interest in the characters and skim the book rather than actually read it. Is it me or are getting book-series more flat lately?

I would really appreciate recommendations for a good (gripping) book series (with romance of course 🙂 ).

A walk down memory lane – A Kingdom of Dreams

a walk down memory lane

Walking with: Judith McNaught – A Kingdom of Dreams
Type: Historical Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
Set in: Medieval ages England
Reread: more often than I can count
Publishing date: 1989

I discovered Judith McNaught in an English bookstore in Lausanne, Switzerland ages ago. There was not much to choose from in the romance section so I went for this one. The shop assistant smiled and said: „Better watch out with this one. You will get hooked.“ Oh boy was she right.

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A Book Blog Directory! (Well actually two)

While using the WP stalker tool (aka “the Stats”) I found out that I have been listed in a book blog directory. Yvo from It’s All About Books has taken the trouble to compile an extensive list of recommended book related blogs. Check it out here: Recommended Book Blogs by It’s All About Books

For book bloggers from Austria/Germany there is also this directory: Austrian and German Book Bloggers put together by Birgit from The Book Garden

Past Imperfect – Alison G. Bailey

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Type: NA
Rating: 1 Star
Steamy: hm

A lot of people love this book. But I just … didn’t. Well I couldn’t. In fact this book made me want to curl up in a corner and rock back and forwards until someone would take me to Disneyland assuring me that the world is pink and bright and little birds that sing will help me getting dressed everyday.

Disturbed heroes and/or heroines can be intriguing. A bit of difficulties in the past and obstacles to overcome are the kind of drama that adds spice to some of the best romantic stories, but in this book it is not a bit of a difficulty or a bit of an obstactle: The heroine needs to be put under psychiatric surveillance. This is not romantic at all, this is worrisome.  This review contains minor spoilers:

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A walk down memory lane – My Lord Conqueror

a walk down memory lane

Walking with: Samantha James – My Lord Conqueror
Type: Historical Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
Set in: 11th century England
Reread: about 50 times
Publishing date: 1995

Long before everyone would freak out because of an “alpha male” or would choose to read a book because it said “alpha male” on the cover, there was the concept of the conqueror (so we freaked out because it said “conqueror” on the book cover). And to be honest, they were far more cooler than the alpha male is today 😉

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A walk down memory lane – my own super cool amazing meme

Guys I was really busy these last couple of days with rearranging my books. Since I have started reading before the invention of the e-book that means rearranging a LOT of books. You can imagine that this took a while. Well, to be honest it maybe took a bit longer because I reacquainted myself with my old historical romance books. And as I have a blog now (whoop whoop whohoo) I decided I will share my rediscoveries with you and what better way to do that than with a meme?

I love all those memes that are out there (wild Wednesdays, and what do you read Thursdays etc) therefore I created my own that is not bound to a certain day: “A walk down memory lane.”

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Feel free to join me (a link back to my site would be nice) and enjoy!