Celebrating the Little Things Tag


It doesn’t always have to be a major milestone to be worth mentioning! Celebrating the Little Things is just as important and therefore I want to thank the Orang-Utan Librarian for tagging me to do this lovely tag. Let’s spread some joy and love!

Who was your very first follower (if you can find out) tag them and give them a shout out!

Wow, seen as I’ve been doing this for more than three years, I am definitely going to have to check the stats page for that one! *does a quick change of tabs, mad typing and searching* The first person who absolutely made my day is – Emily Rose @Every Rose Has a Thorn. I am ashamed to say that I did not keep up with her blog, but from what I saw, her last post went up in 2014. I wonder what compelled her to stop blogging …

What was the last milestone you reached?

Just last week I surpassed 900 followers!

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What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us! If you can find out.

Ha! I totally remember that! It was a ranking of my Top 3 British TV shows and although tastes change over the years, those shows are still pretty high up there … mostly at least. Some of the panel shows I mentioned after the ranking I had to google though, because I couldn’t actually remember what they were …

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Who was your most recent follower, tag them and give them a shout out!

My most recent follower is Rafaela @The Portuguese Bibliophile. She just started her blog yesterday (?) and even though I know virtually nothing about her, she seems to have good taste in books. So that’s already a huuuuge plus!

What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out!

The last thing I posted was my weekly Trailer roundup and the first person who liked it was Megan @Bookslayer Reads! (Thanks for that!)

How many months have you been blogging for?

3 years and 4 months – HOLY SMOKES, WHERE IS THE TIME GOING?

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Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? Give them a shout out.

There are so many amazing people that I have met through blogging and I feel so very lucky to call some of them my friends! So huge shout out to Cátia, Cristina, Marie, Fadwa, Regina, Donna, Rami and The Orang-Utan Librarian who was kind enough to nominate me for this thing! I seriously hope I haven’t forgotten anyone, but if I have I AM SO SORRY!

Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out!

The last tag I did, before this one obviously, was The Ruler of Books tag, which was apparently created by Ariel Bissett, who is one of the few booktubers I watch. (I have nothing against BookTube, but I am spending enough time on the internet as it is!) She’s cool, you should definitely check her out!

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Have you any social media related to your blog?

Is TONS the right answer?


I also have snapchat (kat_impossible) but I very rarely use it …

Last but not least …. Just give thanks to all your followers.

I don’t even know where to start, because I am not lying when I say that I still get extremely excited about each and every person that visits my blog. Getting to know you and sharing opinions on here, finding support and this being such a great community as a whole just regularly makes my day! I LOVE YOU ALL AND CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH! Glitter bombs and hugs for everyone!!!

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So, that was really nice. I am going to do the same thing as the people before me and TAG everyone who got mentioned in this post! Also, if you just feel like spreading some love and celebrating the little things, you consider yourself tagged too! Just link back here and I will gladly look at your post!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 17-23)


I can’t believe this week is already over again … My holidays went by far too quickly. There’s no use on dwelling on that now though, so let’s just take a look at the movie and TV show trailers I found this week!



I WAS NOT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED FOR THIS! *cough* it looks so much better than the previous Wolverine movies though*cough*

Assassin’s Creed (Trailer 2)

I’m not a gamer, I have never played Assassin’s Creed, but I don’t get why people are hating on the music and the trailer so much already. In my eyes it looks really interesting.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Honestly can’t wait for that movie!

The Boss Baby

I am laughing so hard! Who on earth came up with that!?

Arrival (Trailer 2)

Aliens … kinda interesting still?

Nocturnal Animals (Trailer 2)

It’s Amy Adams’ Trailer week I guess.

My Dead Boyfriend

In my opinion, this looks silly … in a not so brilliant way. But maybe some of you like it?

TV Shows


Uhm … I have no idea how I feel about this … but Matthew Crawley (aka real life Dan Stevens) is a tempting choice casted as the lead!

Midnight, Texas

Charlaine Harris wrote another Texas-based supernatural series and another channel thought it would be a good idea to turn it into a TV show. Well, I guess I will have to watch it now …


I didn’t find pretty shows this week … sorry?

Nashville (Season 5)

I am not particularly eager for Nashville to go on and on and on, but I did not want it to end on a cliffhanger. So, I am glad there is another season.

Shadowhunters (Season 2)

I hope you all watched PBS’ Hamilton’s America documentary last week, because it was brilliant and inspiring! But what would you like to see from today’s selection?

September OwlCrate & FairyLoot Unboxings!


I know, I know – we are coming towards the end of October and I just now decide to do the unboxing post for the September boxes? Well, for one, they came extremely late last month and then I never had good light (still didn’t, but I just gave up on waiting) and it therefore took me a while to get around to the post. However, I did subscribe to not only OwlCrate but also FairyLoot last month (Click on the names to find out more details about each service). So, you will get to see not just one, but two unboxings! YAY!


This is the fourth time that I have ordered an OwlCrate box and I not once have I been disappointed so far. You can imagine that I didn’t get around to reading the book yet, but let’s break down what was in last month’s “Darkness” box:

The Book

I’ve had my eyes on Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake for a while now and was extremely pleased to find it in this box. It’s a tale about three sisters who have to fight each other (to the death? probably not …) for the throne. As always in the past months, the book was accompanied by a hand-written letter from the author, as well as a signed book plate. I love how my collection of signed books is just growing and growing.


The Goodies

I hope the picture sort of shows everything that was in the box, but just in case it doesn’t, here’s some more info:

  • A canvas pouch by Out of Print – it has a quote from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on the other side. I am not yet sure what I am going to put in it, but I always wanted to have something from Out of Print and now I do!
  • Candle from The Melting Library – it’s inspired by Celaena’s Cake from the Throne of Glass series (which I still haven’t read – SHAME). I quite like it, although I cannot place the smell at all.
  • Fortune Telling Bath Bomb from Da Bomb – I cannot wait to finally try this! Before throwing the bath fizzer into the water, you are supposed to think of a question that can be answered with yes or no. Then, as soon as it’s dissolved, the bath bomb will reveal the answer to said question. SO COOL! (and inspired by our favourite psychics from 300 Fox Way)
  • Crooked Kingdom bookmark by Evie Bookish – I shall read the series soon. The books are already on my shelf!
  • A passport to a new world – it’s a first look at the now already released, but at the time not yet released, novel Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast. Not only can you read an excerpt but there are also two images you can colour in. So, it’s double the fun.
  • Remade – have you ever read a serial novel? I sure haven’t, but Remade is Episode 1 of Season 1 of the Remade series. There are about 14 more episodes I think, however so far I have only found them as ebooks. I will see how desperate I am for answers after I’ve actually read it though.


This was my first FairyLoot box and I was extremely excited to finally try another service other than OwlCrate (which I still love, but you know, variety is key). I can tell you right away, that you see with how much love and effort these boxes are created and I was not disappointed with what I got. Here’s the breakdown of the “Magic & Mayhem” box:

The Book

The September box featured Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter. From the theme and mention of Russian folklore, I was pretty sure that I knew which book we were getting and I am always happy when it turns out that I was right. The story includes the myth of Baba Yaga, which already has me very intrigued, however, I have a bit of a reading vs. writing struggle going on again, which is why I am not very far into the book.

There was also a letter and signed book plate from the author, which I really appreciated. Also, the book was in a cloth bag, which is so awesome! I never want my books to get hurt, you know? Another fun feature of Fairyloot is that you also get a hashtag and number, which only your personal buddy shares. Mine was #FairyLoot2007, but no one ever answered or I just didn’t find anyone with the same #, which is too bad really. I am just going to read it by myself now!


The Goodies

The goodies all featured a very common theme, which was mostly related to Leigh Bardugo’s writing. In general, I like theme’s like that, but since I have read neither the Grisha books nor the Six of Crows duology, I felt like I couldn’t appreciate it as much as some people who are fans of the books might have. But I am getting ahead of myself, here are the goodies:

  • Grisha Notebook by Literary Emporium – a girl can never have enough notebooks!
  • Materialki candle from Castle of Fables – there were 3 different candles you could get, all representing one of the Grisha orders. I like the colour of mine, but I am afraid that’s it. The first time I smelt it, I thought it was fine, but then it made me quite nauseated and I just can’t stand it anymore. It’s too bad, because I usually like scented candles a lot.
  • Felix Felicis sticker by BookOtter – it’s cute and I will be forever scared of putting it on anything because I won’t want to waste my one chance.
  • Russian doll necklace by Pastel Cloud – by far my favourite item in the box! It’s so cutesy and adorable and pretty! (and one of the things you definitely cannot really see on the photo … sorry)
  • Shade of Magic badges by BookOtter – I love that series and instantly recognised the badges. They are awesome!
  • Grisha print by GoodNightKittens – as mentioned above. Pretty, but I just don’t have an attachment to the series yet.
  • Vassa bookmark by Behind the Pages – it’s a really beautiful bookmark, with actual sparkly stars. I love it!
  • Bonus: Six of Crows postcards!

So, that was it from my side. I did not order any boxes for October, so there won’t be any more unboxing posts soon. I did order the November box from OwlCrate though. I had to decide between OwlCrate and FairyLoot (the latter being already sold out by now), because I think they feature the same book. If you want to talk about my guess on the book, just ask in the comments. I just don’t want to spoil people who don’t want to know!

Have you ordered a book box lately? 

The Ruler of Books Tag


An embarrassingly long time ago, the lovely Sara @Freadom Library has tagged me for the Ruler of Books Tag (originally created by Ariel Bisset) and now, after months of waiting, the day has finally come – here is the tag!!


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Hmmm, ultimately I would like everyone to read The Book Thief. It’s history (especially one that has a lot to do with my country as well), compassion, emotions and love for books all wrapped up in one beautifully written novel.


From here on out, publishers would have to pay a mighty fine for changing covers/sizes in the middle of a series. There are very, very few examples of books where it was good that they did that, so under extreme circumstances, they can do a public poll and let readers decide if they want the cover change.



Easy! Pierce Brown!!! The reasoning behind that is also very simple. Besides his magnificent, complex, emotional and deep writing, the man himself is also gorgeous. Commissioning him to write a book would mean that I’d get to meet him – SEVERAL TIMES! *swoon*


The Chocolate Run

Apparently I only have one 1-star-book on Goodreads and that’s Chocolate Run … but I can’t remember what it was about or why I didn’t like it. But if it was that forgettable it couldn’t have been majorly amazing I suppose.


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Whoever did the covers for the Firebird series! You are my man/woman!


My baby August Flynn! Maybe that would indirectly show him how much he is valued *wink, wink* and people wouldn’t see his eyes all black like they would on a photo. So, that’s another plus.


Hamilton: The Revolution

Gosh, there were SO many good books this year! Where do I even begin!? To make it easier, I am not choosing a fictional piece, but rather Hamilton: The Revolution. THIS BOOK IS BEAUTY IN ITSELF! Lin’s side notes are hilarious and the stories behind everything are inspiring and heartbreaking and I still don’t know why I am so obsessed with an American founding father, but I clearly am!


As always, feel free to ignore this if you’ve done it before or simply don’t want to! However, everyone who feels inspired or likes the tag is more than welcome to try it to. CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED!

Fall Activities Book Tag


I’ve been tagged by the Orang-Utan Librarian and Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions to do the Fall Activities Book Tag (originally created by Dreaming Through Literature). Usually I am very late with tags, but I made an exception with this one, because I sort of wanted to get it done before the end of fall (it seriously wouldn’t have been much a of a shocker if I stumbled up this again in Spring 2017 had I not seen it today). Thanks for tagging me! Let’s do this!


A book on your TBR that looks so delicious you can’t wait to take a bite out of it

A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3)

I was trying to find something with actual food on it, but I failed. Instead I got a whole different kind of beauty to present to you. The Firebird series has some of the most gorgeous covers out there. I cannot wait to read this one!


A book that’s so much fun to get lost in

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

The Raven Cycle as a whole is a series to cherish, but while reading the Dream Thieves, I felt so very connected with the boys and Blue. It’s like I had been a member of their group all along.


A book that scared you silly

Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

Hmmm … I don’t really do scary, but in terms of constantly being afraid for my babies, Morning Star is still on the top of that list. Pierce Brown gave me some serious trust issues (I am just going to pretend I didn’t have before) and I was crying because of that book!



The latest book you picked up (purchased)


It’s been a while to be honest. I have this massive physical TBR pile staring at me, so unless I get that one a little smaller, I won’t be allowed to buy anything new. However, last month I went on a mini book buying binge.



A book that is lyrically beautiful

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Shatter Me definitely isn’t for everyone, but as to this day, I cannot get over how unique and beautiful that writing style was.



A book you didn’t like and wouldn’t mind carving up

The Movie Version

I would never harm a book, not even the ones I really dislike (although I may or may not have thrown one across the room once). Since I had to choose though, I went with The Movie Version. I just wasn’t very happy with the portrayal of the mental health issue at all and that made me quite sad and angry while reading.



A sweet book to curl up under the covers with

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)

This is probably a very ME kind of opinion, but I would cuddle up with This Savage Song any day. Just reading about my baby August fills my heart with warmth.



A book that reminds you of your childhood

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Always and forever the Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke! That book, that movie! I was just in love with it all and still am.



Your favorite spooky read

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

Again, I don’t do spooky! But for a lack of better idea I am saying Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. At least the pictures were kinda scary.



A book with an eclectic cast of characters

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1)

The Girl from Everywhere, because why not?


If you’ve already done the tag or don’t want to, just ignore this! And if I haven’t named you specifically, but you feel like this is your kind of thing, feel free to do the tag as well! My tag-posts are always an open invitation for everyone who feels inspired!

Writing Insights #5: Lacking Energy


Writing is great! It’s a way to express yourself, to tell your story. However, that doesn’t always mean we have the time or energy to actually write. What can one do in such a case? This question was asked by Chrissie @Bloggin’ and Writing and it’s such a good topic, so I am going to center this whole post around it. (Which is also a reminder that if you ever have questions or want me to talk about a certain topic, just say so in the comments or shoot me a mail! I am very open to ideas!)

I’d say there are two reasons of why we aren’t writing when we want to. One is that life is simply getting in the way and we actually don’t have one free minute to do what we would like to do. And the second is that there is something blocking our writing chi, and that’s always extremely difficult to pin down, and then we end up in an endless loop in procrastination station. Well, fear not! I have some tips for you (but without guarantee, because all writers are unique unicorns and the same methods don’t work for us all)!

  • If you are just hurrying from one appointment to the other, how about you take a little notebook with you? And I am not talking massive, heavy thing that will just weigh down your purse/backpack/whatever-you-use-to-carry-things. I am talking about something that’s maybe an A6-format notebook with about 30-40 pages. It’s thin and very easy to take with you. I have about a gazillion of them, because they cost approximately 1 Euro each at the art supply store. They are filled in no time, because unlike with super pretty notebooks, I am not afraid to write in them or to mess up and scratch things. Since I suggest you use them on public transport, lunch break or while you are waiting for an appointment, it’s not even meant to be filled with full sentences, but notes that you can get back to later on. As long as you can read the handwriting, you WILL be able to transcribe it later on.
    Side note: they are also super handy for sketches and observations!

So, that advice was obviously for people who don’t have much time, but what if you are like me and YouTube, Tumblr or Pinterest swallows all your free time? Deep down, you know that there’s a story just waiting to be written down, but … cute kittens can be so distracting! Well, here are some ways to channel that procrastination power:

  • YouTube and Spotify can be a hole that’s difficult to get out of. But if you hear a song that really speaks to you, start making a playlist for your story. Maybe one of the songs seems like the perfect theme song for your character or it inspires you to write a certain scene. It may seem unimportant in that moment, but it might just trigger a great writing session later on!
  • Not all of us are artistically inclined people, but some of you out there can draw and paint things that give me serious heart-eye-emoji! So, why not get inspired by your own work? Even if you aren’t a painting wiz or super tech savvy, there are a lot of things you can do. How about a map for your world? I once had a story set in the real world, but I printed out different Google maps images, rearranged them and added in parts with pencil. It was so much fun. Or how about character aesthetics? I just made one for a new character in the story called Findlay. Finding pictures that I thought would be fitting for him took a long time, but it also gave me a clearer picture of who I wanted him to be. Even if I changed my mind afterwards, it was a sort of character study.


Obviously nothing t I just said is fool proof! But it is a way to get to know yourself, the story and characters a little better, so that even when you aren’t writing actual chapters, you don’t forget about your WIP altogether. That’s already worth something in my book.

Finally, I have updated Arcadia on wattpad again! You can read the whole story as well as the new chapter here. Since I wasn’t able to post much last week, I might treat you to a second chapter and maybe even Writing Insights post this week!

How do you feel about my advice? Do you have helpful tips to add?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 10-16)


I have not posted much of anything this week due to various reasons that I don’t even want to get into. However, I now have an entire week off and I hope it will help me get back to my true blogging form! Until then, here are some trailers from (which are as meager of a bounty as my number of posts this week):


Collateral Beauty Trailer 2

I still think this looks beautiful!


This is another version of ‘Her’ hahaha I do love Mae Whitman, so I will watch this.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I don’t know how many trailers are out there. It’s Star Wars, so I am excited. I am a simple girl.

One Man Army

This might be too weird for me, even though it did make me laugh eventually by the end of the trailer.

Life on the Line

Movies like that make me paranoid sometimes that simple things, that usually seem quite regular and safe, will kill me.

Priceless Trailer 2

I keep seeing this everywhere, pretty much all the time. So, here we go sharing that again. This trailer is so much more heartfelt than the other one though and the movie is already out I guess … but there were slim pickings this week.

TV Shows


Just this week I found out that Tom Hardy had a TV show coming out soon, so here’s the trailer for that.


Someone said it was the more grown up sequel to Sex in the City, like a sort of “what happens after the fairy tale”. No idea if that’s true, because I haven’t watched it yet.

How was your week? Tell me all about it!