I went to my first rugby match // A Life Update

Last sunday was amazing.

A few weeks ago DHL emailed our branches about a giving away 10 x 2 tickets to the Anglo-Welsh Cup game between Harlequins and Worcester Warriors. And guess what?

Two of my colleagues won each 2 tickets.

And guess again who got to go as guest?

This one here.

I have to admit. I’ve never been to a rugby match before and never really cared about it. My heart belongs to football. At least I thought that. The match was super intense and me and my colleagues had super fun supporting Harlequins.

And then another cool thing happened.

About two weeks ago an author contacted me on Goodreads and asked me if I wanted to read his book. His book sounded very interested so I said yes. And the first book arrived that weekend.

I’m super excited to read it and will share my thoughts with you.

Have a great day!

xoxo Jasmin

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Books I want my kids to read // #TopTenTuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can choose your Top Ten Everything based on the theme.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read


1. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

2. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

4. Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud

5. Every Day by David Levithan

6. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

7. The Snatchabook by Helen and Thomas Docherty

8. The Fault in our Stars by John Green

9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Bookshelf Tour #22 // The beginning of the world in the middle of the night by Jen Campbell

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‘These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.
That’s why I bought her heart online.’

Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
A boy is worried his sister has two souls.
A couple are rewriting the history of the world.
And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.

I got was really excited when I heard about this book. I’ve read a few of Jen Campbell’s books and absolutely loved them. So hearing that she was going to write a collection of fairytales got me super hyped.

All the books I read // October Wrap-Up

Oh another month passed by. I really enjoyed doing Booktober and hope I can do it again next year. I read some really good books this month and hope you like my Wrap-Up.

October WrapUp

Books I read for Booktober

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

In Northern Lights we follow the story of Lyra. Lyra grew up on the campus of Oxford University and lives a rather happy life there. But suddenly kids start to disappear and her best friend Roger is one of them. Her quest to find her friend and the other missing kids leads her far north, to a place were armoured bears and witches rule.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 1 here.

My Rating: ★★★

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

In Rivers of London we meet Peter Grant. Peter is a regular Police Constable. At least he thinks he is. But Peter has a special gift for the supernatural and soon joins Inspector Nightingale in a special Supernatural Police Unit.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 2 here.

My Rating: ★★★

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

The boy who lived. Harry’s life couldn’t be more miserable, growing up under the stairs in his Aunt’s and Uncle’s house. But on his 11th birthday his life is going to change. From a stranger he learns that he is a wizard, just like his parents, and is accepted into Hogwarts.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 3 here.

My Rating: ★★★★★

Monster Hunter Alpha by Larry Correia

Earl Harbinger, leader of Monster Hunter International is on his first holidays in forever. But the supernatural world doesn’t know anything about holidays. Soon Earl tangled up in a werewolf problem in a small town in the middle of nowhere.

You can find my link for Booktober Week 4 here.

My Rating: ★★★★

Other books I read in October

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Turtles all the way down by John Green

This book was simply amazing. I don’t even know what to say.

Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

My Rating: ★★★★★

 

“Books are uniquely portable magic.” // My current tbr-list

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You may remember the tbr-list I posted about 4 months ago. At that time I only had 3 books on it: Monster Hunter Alpha, Monster Hunter Legion and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I’m currently on Monster Hunter Alpha for Booktober and already read Harry Potter. That makes it 2 out of 3 books, I guess that’s something.

And since I just added a few books to my tbr-list I thought I’d share it with you.


A darker shade of magic

Now I read a lot of good thing about Schwab’s writing and after holding this book in my hands a few times I finally decided to buy it. And I’m very buzzed to read it.

You can find the book here.

Turtles all the way down

A new John Green novel? Sign me the F up!

You can find the book here.

The language of thorns

Another book from our Queen, Leigh Bardugo. With language of thorns we get more stories from the Grishaverse and I’m so excited to read and absorb all of them.

You can find the book here.

Monster Hunter Legion

I still don’t know much more than last time. But Hunter meeting and the return of an Old God sounds like it’s going to be hella good.

You can find the book here*


I included some links in this post and marked them with a ” * “. These links are affiliate links and will lead you to bookdepository.com. By using these links for your next purchase, I will receive a small commission. There are no extra costs for you.


I’m curious, what is currently on your tbr-list?