[Feature]#LoveAroundTheWorld-Challenge

This challenge got my attention when I was going through my twitter timeline and saw that Laberladen, a German bookblogger participated. My interest was picked. πŸ™‚

But what is this LoveAroundTheWorld Challenge?

Saskia from Life With Saskia (the blog is in German, so are the posts) started this challenge and the rules seem easy:

  • Write a post about the topic love/spread love; this means you can dedicate the post to a special person, write about any topic which is connected to “love”, you can write to a beloved person (directly, in a letter) or just spread your love (you can hug others, you can do something nice for your people around you etc.) and tell about it.
  • Rule #1 is only: do somerthing which is connected to love
  • at the end of the post you tag 7 people but it’s up to you how many you chose. πŸ™‚ those who are tagged are welcome to leave a small comment (with their blog post)
  • For those who don’t blog: you can participate also; do sth. nice for people around you, write old friends, be helpful to neighbours or simply have a smile for everybody you meet, doesn’t matter if it’s in the office, the subway/tram/train or in the supermarket πŸ™‚
  • If you like you can leave a comment
  • But: no stress, don’t feel forced to participate; but if you like, tell about your experience and spread love by yourself

The rules are set. Happy reading with my post. πŸ™‚

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Review: Antisocial

Dearest reader, as I mentioned I dedicate Heidi Cullinan’s latest book, Antisocial, its own post. Release day of this great book is August 8.

My blog tour post with a spotlight on Japan’s shrines can be read here. Don’t miss this post out for a giveaway. Also have an eye of the other blog participant’s posts, listed in the post.

But right now: focus on this review. Happy reading, my lovely reader. πŸ™‚

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Blog Tour: Antisocial – Spotlight on Japan’s Shrines (+ giveaway)

My dear reader, are you excited? Because I am. *^*

I am pleased to present you my blog tour post of Heidi Cullinan’s Antisocial (out August 8).
Next to a review which I dedicate a different post to (otherwise this post would be extraordinary long) I have a super informative blog post prepared. πŸ™‚
As soon as the review is online you find the link here. *click*Β 

My post’s topic is about Japan’s shrines and I hope you enjoy the information as much as I do. :3

Heidi really did a great research and you feel the love for the book’s topic and for the japanese culture. As a fan of the japanese culture myself this was such a great read – not only the book but this Spotlight on Japan’s Shrines,Β as I call this post.

See also a detailed list of the other blog participants further this post or check this list out, it will updated as soon as new content is up.

Also: don’t forget to check the giveaway at the end. You want to win a cool prize, don’t you? πŸ˜‰ And I dare say it is pretty cool. :3

But enough rambling, happy reading. :3

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I was a bit MIA…

My fellow readers,

I know I neglected my blog badly the last few days and haven’t posted a long time BUT, I had an excuse. xD
I was on vacation for one week. I spend seven fabulous days in Dublin, Ireland. πŸ™‚ I guess I will post a nice review of my trip (with pictures) this sunday. So, stay tuned for this post if you are interested. πŸ™‚

In the meanwhile you can prepare yourself for a few blog posts coming. \^.^/
I have a lot of blog tours planned this week and the next. πŸ™‚ So, the quiet time is over. πŸ™‚ Lot of great reads and I am so excited to share it with you. :3

Hope you haven’t worry about my MIA. πŸ™‚ And because I was a bit stressed before my departure I couldn’t post a longer info post. πŸ™‚ I am sorry for this. πŸ™‚

But now I am back. πŸ™‚ So, happy reading. πŸ™‚

Kisses & hugs,
Mikku-chan

 

[Opinion] What is literature? A small statement as an answer to…

Today I want to share a post from my personal facebook timeline (which I made public)
about an article from a german media site/broadcaster which made waves in the manga community.

The articles can be read here (all articles are german only):

Original article from Mister Otte @SWR
Official statement from the Leipzig bookfair
an article as an answer to the original article by Mr. Otte

I not only wrote about the article itself I also asked myself: what is literature?
Or at least I wrote about how I know the term, how I explore the term.
Maybe people disagree with me and have another opinion. But maybe people think it is worth to read my opinion about it. Share your opinion if you like. πŸ™‚ It’s very appreciated. πŸ™‚

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A few updates… small changes. ;)

My lovely reader,

some of you might have noticed it so far but I wrote my first “larger” manga review for this blog. *happy dance*
(A former entry was dedicated to Sternensammler, written in english.)

What does it mean? For those who worry: no, I don’t neglect my gay romance titles. They will be still the major part of my blog.Β  I will only add manga review to my range of reviews to enlarge the variety.

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Release Blitz: After The Fire

I am happy to announce the release blitz post to Felice Steven’s After The Fire. Happy release day, Felice. ❀

Check this entry out for an excerpt, a giveway and hot teaser picture. Grab the book at the retailer linked in the entry. πŸ™‚

Later this day there will be the review of the book. So stay tuned at my blog. πŸ™‚ I will add the link later. πŸ™‚

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Happy New Year!!

My fellow follower,

I wish you a Happy New Year.

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Let us start the new and hopefully better working year with a lot of amazing stuff.

Be prepared to see on this blog several things. You ask what I’ve planned? Here are a few tentative things I will try to do during the first quarter (Q1) of the new year. :3

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Catching up some entries – update

My dear follower,

sorry for the delay of some posts, for the silence on the blog and the lack of interaction. The blog is NOT dead, of course not but I was so busy the last 2 weeks I had trouble to catch up the deadlines a bit and the daily things exhausted me… Anyway. No need to be sad. πŸ˜€

I wanted to inform you that I TRY to write a few reviews over the holiday, maybe tomorrowe there will be the reviews I have a delay for.

I also will do a few editorial things and organize new entries for 2017. I plan to start the year with a few things, one of the biggest plans are having author interviews. I actually got answers of several and have to manage the best time for all who are interested. :3

So please stay tuned. :3

Sorry for the short updates the last days… I hope to fix it for the next year, but I assume since I will have a bit more time. December was helluva month. xD

I wish you all Merry Christmas or the holiday you celebrate, a happy New Year and a great start into 2017.

Kisses & hugs,
Mikku-chan

 

 

 

Delay in a few posts…

My dear follower,

I am so sorry I’m so behind my schedule. I missed a few weekly posts, but those will be posted later (they will have their “original” date, so don’t be confused).

Because of work and heavy shifts I have to delay a few things I wished I have had written a long time ago… ORZ *sigh*

But don’t worry, in the next days there will be a few posts, maybe not that much but there will be. :3

Tomorrow there will be a teaser for the review of the book All in Fear, an anthology by several gay romance authors. :3 So stay tuned and check it out. πŸ˜‰

 

Kisses & hugs,
Mikku-chan ❀

 

Casual asking – my answers # 3: statistics 2016

Because I don’t attend every week to certain events, I want to create a column where I collect all those blog actions/questions or interesting inspirations (by other blogs/follower ;)).

Have a look at the entries, they don’t will be maybe updated weekly but it is worth to have a bookmark maybe on this category. πŸ˜‰ Feel free to suggest me interesting blog actions/features. πŸ™‚

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Casual asking – my answers # 2: trigger

Because I don’t attend every week to certain events, I want to create a column where I collect all those blog actions/questions or interesting inspirations (by other blogs/follower ;)).

Have a look at the entries, they don’t will be maybe updated weekly but it is worth to have a bookmark maybe on this category. πŸ˜‰ Feel free to suggest me interesting blog actions/features. πŸ™‚

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News: Leaving out this week’s…

Top Ten Tuesday because I can’t find an answer to the topic. πŸ™‚ Next week I will participate again. πŸ™‚

Also the next Throwback Thursday issues will be left out. πŸ™‚ But for a longer time.

BUT: Don’t worry, TT will continue on CW # 48 (november 28th until december 4th; 2015: november 23rd until november 29th). πŸ™‚

I only want to inform you. πŸ™‚

 

Kisses & hugs,
Mikku-chan ❀

 

 

 

News: K.C. Wells’ Lightning Tales and Personal series in German

Proudly I can announce this: I was recommended by several lovely person to do a proofreading of a German translation (by great translators). ❀

My first proofreading was to N.R. Walker’s Red Heart Dirt, which was self-published in German under the title Rote Erde. *check it out* πŸ™‚ [I am also mentioned in the credits ;)]

Then I was asked – a few weeks after this – by K.C. Wells to help with two series. :3 Of course I said yes and I was so honored. ❀

And those books I’ve proofread were volume 1+2 of the Lightning Tales series and one ofΒ  the Personal series. Check the books out below. πŸ™‚ [synopsis is in German but I post the english link, so have a look]

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News: Broken Pieces – Zerbrochen (Broken Pieces # 1) by Riley Hart in German

I admit I freaked out a bit when I saw this news today on the Facebook page of the German publisher Sieben Verlag. *^*

They will publish the first volume of Riley Hart’s Broken Pieces series.
The German title will be Broken Pieces – Zerbrochen
Release date is May 2017

The second volumeΒ  – Full Circle in english – will follow in the next publication schedule. πŸ™‚ ❀ Can’t wait to read it, too and to have a look at the cover. :3

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Casual asking – my answers # 1: why do you blog?

Because I don’t attend every week to certain events, I want to create a column where I collect all those blog actions/questions or interesting inspirations (by other blogs/follower ;)).

Have a look at the entries, they don’t will be maybe updated weekly but it is worth to have a bookmark maybe on this category. πŸ˜‰ Feel free to suggest me interesting blog actions/features. πŸ™‚

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Release day: It Was Always You (Anthology) – October 4th

Today is the release day of the high anticipated anthology It Was Always you by Cardeno C., Ella Frank, Riley Hart, Lane Hayes, Christina Lee, Felice Stevens, N.R. Walker. ❀

This means, the book is now live! Grab you copy here: http://amzn.to/2dYmBMU or at any retailer you trust. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

Happy release day, dear authors. :3 ❀

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