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!
Can we imagine this scenario for a moment? Let’s say it’s a rainy saturday afternoon. You hadn’t been able to read much over the week and decide now is the perfect time to catch up on some reading. Since you had finished your latest book you needed to find a new one.
So you walk over to your bookshelves to get your next read off your ever-growing TBR pile. While your eyes scan the various titles you mindlessly brush your finger over the spines of the books on the shelves. Until your finger comes to rest on one book in particular. A book you could have sworn you haven’t bought.
Being your curious self you pick the book of your shelf and sit down in you favourite reading spot. You are a little confused when you couldn’t find a title on the spine or the front of the book, but open it anyway.
But even more confusing is the content.
It shows you what your life will be in 10 years.
2017 – The year of me taking breaks
But jokes aside. The next few weeks and months are gonna be pretty special to me. And probably also very hectic and stressful.
Tomorrow, on the 1st June, I will board a plane to London. I’ve been dreaming about this for a while and I can’t believe this is finally going to happen. So while I’m trying to figure everything out and settle down things on here will be put on pause.
I will be a little more active on Facebook, Twitter and Co. so feel free to follow me there.
See you guys soon!
A few days ago – on the 21st March to be exact – I got a message from WordPress: Happy Anniversary. I can’t believe it’s already a year since I created my blog and joined the wonderful Blogosphere. So for this special occasion I thought I’d do something different.
Have you ever..
ditched school to do something more fun? Only once and I was 21 at that time. So rebellious *cough cough* Did I feel bad skipping class? Yes. Was I paranoid that someone would catch me? All day.. Do I regret it? No, because I went to a concert of one of my favourite bands with a close friend of mine
gotten a tattoo? Not yet. But I have this short list of tattoos I want to get done and where I want them and I’m totally getting them. Not yet, but definitely some time in my future.
drank? Well, I do go out for drinks occasionally with friends. More like rarely because that happens maybe every 2-3 months. But when I am out I never overdo it, I will be tipsy and laugh at everything – literally everything – but that’s it.
How are you all doing?
After being gone for over two weeks I’m so glad to be back again. I’m slowly adapting to my blogging schedule so please bear with me.
Since it’s March now, why don’t we check up on my Goals for 2017? How has it been going for me?
#1 More time for blogging + #2 So much to read – Working on that one
Well .. I’m not doing very good on that. I had planned to only go on Hiatus until I had passed my oral exam. But instead I just took the following weeks off as well, because if I’m already on a Hiatus I could just focus on myself for the rest of the month and not worry about anything else. Anyway March just started and I’m back 🙂
#3 Love myself more – I’m on a good way
This has been going surprisingly good this far. I have been enjoying myself a lot so far. Doing what makes me feel good, spending quality time with friends. I even went to WWELive in Germany. I can’t wait for the rest of the year.
#4 I’m finishing training – ACCOMPLISHED
Earlier this months – or at the beginning of February if I post this in March – I finished training by passing my oral exam. Being able to work at a bookshop was a dream come true and gosh I can’t believe it’s already over.
#5 Let’s move out – Almost there
A few months from now I’m going to move to the UK for a year. I can’t wait to discover more of this incredible city and even more about myself. To be honest, I’m scared about moving away so far, but this is going to be an important journey for me.
But enough about me, do you have goals for 2017? How are your goals going?
That’s pretty obvious isn’t it? But who wouldn’t want to visit Hogwarts at least once – or just move there completely – after reading the Harry Potter series? A never ending supply of food. Cosy common rooms. And a freaking huge library. That’s more than I could ever aks for.
There are two places I wanted to be at when I was reading Lord of the rings. One was the Shire. Mainly because I’m at least half hobbit. But also because the landscape is absolutely beautiful.
And the other place is Rivendell. This place .. is stunning. I’d love to take a walk around these halls, wander through the libraries and listen to the elves play music.
Howl’s Castle is my second favourite castle ever. I wanna explore all the secret of the many many rooms in there and explore the world behind the magical door. Continue reading
A teacher once gave me this advice: If you want to achieve something, tell other people about it. Because by telling other people about your goals will help you reach your goal(s), by creating a positive pressure.
So here I am.
I feel so sorry for being absent for such a long time. There have been quite a few things going in my life that made me pause the blog for a while. But I’m gonna be back soon.
Round 2 of our Youth Reading Tips
The first big thing that happened was our Round 2 of an event I organized with three of my fellow trainees. Tho all of the others have been on vacation the weeks before I had been left with getting everything done.
But I’ve made it and on the 12th November it was time for Round 2. And this time was so much more fun than last time. The kids have been so responsive and stayed around for a little longer to get to know more about the books we’ve presented, even though it had been a little late.
I’m only a bit sad because this was my last time participating..
My finals are tomorrow
Aaaand that brings me to the second big thing that is happening. I’m writing the second part of my finals tomorrow and spent the last weeks studying for it. I even went back to Frankfurt for the past weekend to meet a friend who’s also having her finals tomorrow.
Despite all the studying I’m so nervous. This will make 70% of my grade for the written part and I need to score a good grade.. Wish me luck?
See you guys soon!
I’m so sorry I haven’t been online much these past days I’m so busy for work right now. My fellow trainees and I are organizing a “Youth Special” of the Book-Recs event we have in our store. Usually this is only for adults, so we were very excited when we got the permission.
We had been working out all the details for the Flyer we wanted to give away these past days; talking to our advertising department, asking different publishing houses for a cooperation, working out the text and how it should look. Today we got the finished Flyer from the advertising department and gosh they looked amazing. We are so excited for it!
Okay so much to my private life. About the blog now. I won’t have much time this month because I’m re-reading most of the books I’m gonna present in, but I have a few posts in mind for this month and I’m also planning a little Challenge for next month. for next month I have a little Challenge planned. Details will follow soon so stay tuned.