I was maybe 8 or 9 and I still remember getting a book from my mom’s best friend. I hated the book and didn’t want to read it. There were so many words, so many pages and less pictures. In elementary school I always had an A in reading, so my not wanting to read was not about my ability to read but rather about my lack of enthusiam. Crazy, I know, especially because I love reading these days and can’t picture my life without it. I guess it was just a phase or the wrong book and/or the wrong genre for me.
However, during 5th/6th grade I discovered reading books for me. I was totally obsessed with the “Freche Mädchen – Freche Bücher“ books (~”Sassy Girls – Sassy Books”). The books were aimed at girls in their tweens or early teens. The stories were about a bunch of girlfriends who had to deal with school, parents, clothes, boys, first love and the following first heartbreak. The great thing was that the books were not written from one author alone but from many. The “Freche Mädchen – Freche Bücher” theme was only the name of the series in general. Every author then wrote their own sub-series with their own characters and stories. My goal was to own every single one of the books, there was even a tick-list at the end of each book. And since I’ve always been someone who loved lists and tick things off a list, I did just that: I ticked off the books I already had and marked the ones I wanted next. Continue reading “My History of Reading – Sabrina”
Hey book lovers,
It’s time for our monthly recap. Since we have been fairly busy in March (high-five for being responsible adults!), our list of reviews is shorter than usual. We’ll try to get back on track in April. Here is our list for you to catch up:
We have some special blog posts for you in the coming month, so keep an eye on your blog news feed.
And here is our TBR and possible review list for April:
Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine, Paper Princess by Erin Watt, Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and The Letter to your Last Lover by Jojo Moyes.
Lots of bookish love,
Ashley & Sabrina
After reading The Allure of Julian Lefray, Ashley and I had to pick up The Allure of Dean Harper immediately. Because what is not to like about a sexy, fun, charming and successful bachelor in New York City?
As a restaurateur in NYC, Dean has opened up many successful restaurants over the past few years. For his new opening, he has his hands full again, which unfortunately has less to do with the new restaurant but more with one of his crew-members: Lily Black, food blogger, culinary school graduate and best friend of his best friend Julian’s girlfriend. With reluctance, Dean had to bring her on board and he is determined to get her off board as soon as possible. But Lily is not easily intimidated. She is hell-bent on showing Dean who the real food-guru is, even if it means war. Continue reading “The Allure of Dean Harper – Shared Review”
Can I just say, I love R.S. Grey?! When life sucks with entirely too much adulting going on (hello, responsibility), Grey’s books are a welcome distraction and escape from reality. Her writing is always fun, easy to get lost in, and witty.
The Allure of Julian Lefray was no exception! I enjoyed being able to buddy read this story with Sabrina and laugh together at the comical one-liners. We both agreed Julian was one of the dreamiest book boyfriends we’ve read of. He has practically no flaws, always thinks of the right thing to do and say, not to mention he’s Josephine’s hunky boss – ding, ding, ding, Jo hit the jackpot! Continue reading “The Allure of Julian Lefray- Shared Review”
To me, RS Grey is a genius. She can write about absolutely anything and it’s certainly going to be a success. Her previous works range from soccer and olympic romances, romantic holiday getaways in Italy and an epic roadtrip through Texas. With Anything You Can Do, Grey created another great novel that definitely will join her other successful ones. This book is not her first romantic comedy but the first one for me.
The story features Daisy and Lucas, nemeses ever since they were born. Now, at 28, they are both successful doctors and seize a chance in taking over a private practice in their hometown of Hamilton, Texas. As far as Daisy is concerned, Lucas is not part of the plan. She wants to take over the practice all by herself and is willing to do everything to make Lucas leave the practice and Hamilton for good. And Lucas? Well, he has his own little devious plan. Continue reading “Anything You Can Do – Review”
Title: Anything You Can Do
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Feb 2, 2017
Add to TBR – http://bit.ly/2jxlPZQ Continue reading “Release Day of Anything You Can Do”
Happy February dear book lovers! ♥
We hope you all had a good start into the new year? Have you set up your reading challenge for 2017 yet? We have and if you want to take a look, click the following:
People’s new year’s resolutions always include losing weight, eating healthier and working out more. And most of those resolutions are quickly forgotten only after the first few weeks. What about resolutions like “This year I want to read XX books!”? If you are not an avid reader (yet) and a newbie to this awesome book community, start small. Set your goal to five or maybe ten books for 2017. Even one is fine. We worked out quite a few tips for making time to read this year. Why don’t you check them out here.
Here are our reviews as well as cover reveals and book releases for January:
February is all about “Throwback Thursday”, or as we call it: “We try to re-read a few of our favorite books and review them”. 🙂 Among the re-reads we also plan to read a few new books, or new books to us, because all of our literally 100 unread ebooks on our ebook readers are, in fact, new to us. 😉 Here are the books we intend to read and review in February: roomies by Lindy Zart, God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo, Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin, How to Kill A Rockstar by Tiffanie DeBartolo, The Trace + Olivia Series by Micalea Smeltzer, Infinity + One by Amy Harmon, A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart, Marrow by Tarryn Fisher, Crossed by Ally Condie and Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher.
Lots of bookish love,
♥ Ashley & Sabrina ♥
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