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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
Yup that's the official explanation from the English Wikipedia page....
Just let it sink in....
I think you know what I want to say, don't you?

Yes! The word commercial is in this sentence... And every year I ask myself: Why is everyone making such a fuss about this? Why can't you say the same on the 12th January or 25th June? Why only at this year?

People buy flowers and chocolate, go and have dinner and buy cards and stuff but why? I mean if you really truly love someone, you can buy them flowers on their Birthday or any other day of the year just to make them happy and tell them you love him/her, don't you? EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR! So please explain to me - if you celebrate Valentines Day - why this day? I truly don't get it... It is a mystery to m…

Writing - Plan, Structure, Recipe

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“You can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page.”
― Jodi Picoult
While writing I had the idea of creating a blog post about this exact theme.
You know I think some people might ask themselves how to write best. I did too when I started a few years ago... Was there a recipe? A plan? A structure? For some, maybe. For me there really isn't. I just do it. 
Most of the time I truly say "I write now", it doesn't fully work. Then there are those moment's when you can't save yourself from ideas and scenes that pop into your head.  Where I always have ideas is, when I take a long hot shower or bath and think about my stories or possible scenes that could happen with some characters. Most of my Sherlock fanfiction happend like this to be honest. And they are rather good - yes I know I haven't published something yet but oh well...

What I wanted to say is, that you have to do it after your own concept. There's no book titled "How To Write&qu…

[book-review] Robert Galbraith - The Silkworm

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“...writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.”
― Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm

 Time to review book #2 of the Strike Series. Also since Career of Evil will be out in a few weeks on BBC One.


I hope you guys got a taste of Strike in my first review and maybe some of you started reading. 😊

There won't be lot's of thoughts on the main characters this time because we already had that so I'll start with the plot of the book...
Because of the Lula Landry case in The Cuckoo's Calling, Strike got very popular as private investigator and had quite a few cases during the beginning of the book. Mostly cases like "is my partner cheating?", quite boring to be honest. A "friend" of his, Cullpepper, and journalist, sometimes has some cases for him too. But one morning…

[book-review] Robert Galbraith - The Cuckoo's Calling

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“Strike was used to playing archaeologist among the ruins of people’s traumatised memories;”
― Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling

Many of you may have heard of this book/ series by now. The story of owning/reading this book is kinda funny in some ways... I had ordered The Cuckoo's Calling ages ago, a few weeks after it got published. Mostly because of the story, I didn't even knew by the time that actually Robert Galbraith was a synonym for J.K.Rowling. So I ordered it and put it in my shelf. I was very bad at reading all this stuf in English. I was slow and had to look up so many words so I put it away every time I wanted to start it again and forgot it somehow. I moved and put it - once more - in my shelf. By the time I was addicted to English. I only read and watched English things and I got quite good at the language, at least way better than all those years ago with my school Englisch. Anyway... Then I heard - via Twitter - that there would be a TV Show. I saw tha…

[review] The Greatest Showman

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Went to the cinema to see this with a friend a week back. I had heard the soundtrack before but couldn't get much out of it, I didn't really know what this movie was about but I heard such good reviews I had to see it.
Well anyway it was awesome!

[CAUTION: spoilers ahead!]



So I loved all the songs but obviously I had a few favorite scenes / songs.

I loved the beginning when The Greatest Show is presented and you see all the success before you just realise it's just a young boy dreaming for now...  And of course where Barnum and Charity visit this old house. It was fantastic as beginning, seeing him still dreaming and she supporting him. I was very happy to see, that he finally had THE idea for starting a business and even tho he cheated on the bank, he got successful. My first "love it" moment was the song Come Alive. Fantastic text, beautiful scene...

Seeing him trying to please high society hurt me somehow... He tried so hard to be accepted by the rich guys, mo…

Simple Things

You know, it's not only the big things that count and make me happy these days. It's more like the simple things in life.

I always have been very calm but since I moved out, I got even calmer. I haven't been out to party for ages and I don't want to to be honest. Yes sometimes the feeling is there and I plan something but it never happens because then I think, why do it? I can't drink because I've to drive, it's expensive and loud and when you're out alone, guys are being rude and insistent so I'd rather stay home curled up with a good book or watching Netflix.

I love "big things" to happen tho, don't get me wrong but since I can't afford most of it anyway it's small stuff I buy/ do and I'm happy too. Also a tip of my old therapist. Yes I had one a few months after I quit Uni. It really did help to make me fell better. By the time it was hard to get out of bed and do anything at all because I felt like a complete failure fo…

Sundays

“The city takes a breath on Sunday. Of all that’s lost with the pursuit of what’s next, I hope we don’t lose that…” ― Hawksley Workman, Hawksley Burns for Isadora
Sonntag. Domenico. Dimanche. Domingo. Sunday...

Always loved those to be honest. It's like an official holiday. You don't have to work, no shops are open, you can go and have dinner tho and the world seems calm and a bit asleep.

Sunday is my day. The day I usually do nothing except the things I love. (Well except I've a huge and important test in school but that's a different story.)
Sometimes I'm at my parents and my mum and I cook together. But when I'm alone it's mostly lazy.

But there are some things I always do on a Sunday. Things that I enjoy and that got a bit of a ritual like making myself a nice cup of tea in the morning. Wandering from my bed to my comfortable sofa to enjoy my cuppa and read or write or watch a show/movie.
Sometimes I also enjoy a long hot shower or a nice bath in the ev…

The Art of Writing

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“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison
I said it myself and I hear others say it: I write.

Some will now say "Any idiot writes these days!" others might say "Not everyone can write!" and then there are the ones - like myself - who say "Everyone CAN write."

It doesn't matter if you publish it, or where you publish it. I doesn't even matter what you write. It can be a fanfiction, a novel, a short story, a poem, a children story etc. It doesn't matter! If you want to write, if it makes you truly happy, if you feel good while doing it: do it! Keep going!

Is it art? It is in my opinion. Books are art. Like paintings. Like music.
Over centuries the human race created stunning things. Amazing things no one could have thought of at the beginning.
The Colosseum in Rome, the Seven Wonders of the World, La Gioconda, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, L'Opera... etc etc... Thi…

1st post!

Hello everybody!

I don't really know how to beginn... All you need to know is in my bio but well...

I'm a 25 year old girl from Germany. I'm working as a freight forwarder in a quite big European company and I really do love my job. I'm still in training but just until April, then we'll have our final tests. Anyway...

I love books, my car, archery, writing, taking pictures and all things "England". I'm addicted to this country and truly fell in love when I visited it once in 2009. I miss it and hope, I'll be back soon.

I'm pretty active on Twitter and I have found some amazing people there I can call friends. One also has a blog here, please follow her if you're interested. You can find her blog here.

The idea of a blog existed years ago and that was the reason I started a Tumblr blog. I kinda used it for fandom things and not too much for personal ones so I decided to start this one. I'm not very strict with posting stuff so feel free…