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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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

 

 

 

Stacking the Shelves # 12, # 13, # 14 (triple edition)

Stacking The Shelves, hosted gracefully by Tynga’s Reviews, is a weekly feature. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Throwback Thursday #9

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Kisses & hugs,
Mikku-chan โค

 

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Feel free to suggest me interesting blog actions/features. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Feel free to suggest me interesting blog actions/features. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Follow Friday # 7 (november 18th) – reading/review doldrums/slack

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Hosted gracefully by Bรผcherwurm (Patricia) from FiktiveWelten this meme is asking every friday a particular question. The question is “valid” until the next thursday.
The purpose behind is to get in contact wiht other blogger and to maybe gain new follower or meet interesting people in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰
General info and rules here (blog entry in German).
A general overview page will be posted soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Follow Friday # 6 (november 11th) – karneval

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Hosted gracefully by Bรผcherwurm (Patricia) from FiktiveWelten this meme is asking every friday a particular question. The question is “valid” until the next thursday.
The purpose behind is to get in contact wiht other blogger and to maybe gain new follower or meet interesting people in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰
General info and rules here (blog entry in German).
A general overview page will be posted soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Follow Friday # 5 (november 4th) – library card

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Hosted gracefully by Bรผcherwurm (Patricia) from FiktiveWelten this meme is asking every friday a particular question. The question is “valid” until the next thursday.
The purpose behind is to get in contact wiht other blogger and to maybe gain new follower or meet interesting people in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰
General info and rules here (blog entry in German).
A general overview page will be posted soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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News: Leaving out this week’s…

Top Ten Tuesday because I can’t find an answer to the topic. ๐Ÿ™‚ Next week I will participate again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also the next Throwback Thursday issues will be left out. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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). ๐Ÿ™‚

I only want to inform you. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Kisses & hugs,
Mikku-chan โค

 

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday # 10 (november 2nd) – A Walk Through Fire (Through Hell and Back # 1)

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted gracefully by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


I was waiting for this since I was informed it get a re-release/second edition. โค

A Walk Through Fire (Through Hell and Back # 1) by Felice Stevens
release date: november 8th

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Feature – Halloween Tag

Actually created by NeylaKunta for Nomnivorsย #Halloween-Wochen, my friend Vi from Gone With The Books tagged me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for this, my dear.

halloweentagThe rules/how it works: all questions are Halloween related, so it could get a bit spooky. ๐Ÿ™‚ Try to answer the question as honest as possible.

Although I’m not traditionally celebrate Halloween I like the idea and it’s interesting to answer the questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you very much, Vi, for include me in this funny feature. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Follow Friday # 4 (october 28th) – Halloween

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Hosted gracefully by Bรผcherwurm (Patricia) from FiktiveWelten this meme is asking every friday a particular question. The question is “valid” until the next thursday.
The purpose behind is to get in contact wiht other blogger and to maybe gain new follower or meet interesting people in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰
General info and rules here (blog entry in German).
A general overview page will be posted soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Throwback Thursday #8

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Waiting on Wednesday # 9 (october 26th) – Jumpstart (Crossroads # 3.5)

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted gracefully by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Always a delight to be informed about new releases of beloved authors. โค And even better when these authors have a earlier release date. โค
Jumpstart (Crossroads 3.5) by Riley Hart
release date: october 27th

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Top Ten Tuesday #7: Top 10 books with a Halloween topic (october 25th)

In this TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) meme which is hosted weekly with the utmost grace by The Broke and the Bookish I list my Top 10 Books with with a Halloween topic. I admit it’s a bit difficult because I don’t read this many halloween themes books. xD But here is my list. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also included books which are fitting to the whole halloween theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Follow Friday # 3 (october 21th) – Bookfair

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Hosted gracefully by Bรผcherwurm (Patricia) from FiktiveWelten this meme is asking every friday a particular question. The question is “valid” until the next thursday.
The purpose behind is to get in contact wiht other blogger and to maybe gain new follower or meet interesting people in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰
General info and rules here (blog entry in German).
A general overview page will be posted soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Throwback Thursday #7

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Waiting on Wednesday # 8 (october 19th) – Interborough (Five Boroughs # 4)

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted gracefully by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Freaked out when I saw this cover and read a few teaser in the Group H2 (former Hassell & Hall) Facebook group and on Patreon.
Interborough (Five Boroughs # 4) by Santino Hassell
release date: october 24th

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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). โค

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* ๐Ÿ™‚ [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. โค

And those books I’ve proofread were volume 1+2 of the Lightning Tales series and one ofย  the Personal series. Check the books out below. ๐Ÿ™‚ [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 volumeย  – Full Circle in english – will follow in the next publication schedule. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Feel free to suggest me interesting blog actions/features. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Follow Friday # 2 (october 14th) – review rituals

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Hosted gracefully by Bรผcherwurm (Patricia) from FiktiveWelten this meme is asking every friday a particular question. The question is “valid” until the next thursday.
The purpose behind is to get in contact wiht other blogger and to maybe gain new follower or meet interesting people in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰
General info and rules here (blog entry in German).
A general overview page will be posted soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Throwback Thursday #6

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Top Ten Tuesday #5: Top 10 Books I Read Because of Recommendation (october 11th)

In this TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) meme which is hosted weekly with the utmost grace by The Broke and the Bookish I list my Top 10 Books I read because of recommendation.

Last TTT (october 4th) I left out because I couldn’t really find titles where I like the villains more than the MC or where they were more appealing. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Follow Friday # 1 (october 7th) – the treatment of my books

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Hosted gracefully by Bรผcherwurm (Patricia) from FiktiveWelten this meme is asking every friday a particular question. The question is “valid” until the next thursday.
The purpose behind is to get in contact wiht other blogger and to maybe gain new follower or meet interesting people in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰
General info and rules here (blog entry in German).
A general overview page will be posted soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Throwback Thursday #5

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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. โค

This means, the book is now live! Grab you copy here: http://amzn.to/2dYmBMU or at any retailer you trust. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy release day, dear authors. :3 โค

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Throwback Thursday #4

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Waiting on Wednesday # 5 (september 28th) – It Was Always you (Anthology)

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted gracefully by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


This week I’m totally looking forward to be able to buy and read
It Was Always you (Anthology) by Cardeno C., Ella Frank, Riley Hart, Lane Hayes, Christina Lee, Felice Stevens, N.R. Walker
release date: october 4th

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Throwback Thursday #3

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Within Wednesday / Mittendrin Mittwoch # 1 – From the Ashes

This weekly blog feature hosted gracefuly by elizzy91 from readbooksandfallinlove is all about quotes.
You list the lines from the books you are currently reading. Give the thoughts to those lines.

But let’s do this. ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds fun and this is my first time attending to this. ๐Ÿ˜‰
(and of course I changed the name a bit since I write in englishย  -but it’s still fitting ;))

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Top Ten Tuesday #3: Top 15 all about audio – favorite songs I connect to books (september 20th)

In this TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) meme which is hosted weekly with the utmost grace by The Broke and the Bookish I list my Top 15 favorite songs I connect – more or less to books I’ve read. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sometimes they are fitting because of the song’s meaning, sometimes they only were playing while reading and I feel connected to them.

I couldn’t reduce to 10 so I chose 15 songs. Due not to do any copyright infringement I’ll only post the artist and the song name. You have to look up the songs by yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gay Romance manga: Sternensammler (Anna Backhausen & Sophie Schรถnhammer)

I am normally a bit hesitantly with presenting gay romance manga (called boys love, yaoi or shonen ai*) on my blog since I like to specialize on gay romance books. But I also love to share a bit my love for a great german artist/author duo. The two ladies are Anna Backhausen (aka Holzesserin, in english her penname can be translateted as “Woodeater”) and Sophie Schรถnhammer (aka Salamandra). They produced a boys love manga called Sternensammler (in english: Collector of the stars, Chaser of the stars).

*the term “shonen ai” is a one which is often used in Germany to describe a less sensual, less explicit gay romance manga. I use this term not this way. I either call manga “yaoi”, “gay romance manga” or as the official, inย  Japan used term “Boys love”. “Shonen Ai” won’t be used here so it won’t confuses the reader. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Share the Love Sunday # 2 – Connichi special (september 16th – september 18th)

A bit delayed and with a special topic I love to write about the convention I’ve attended this weekend. Every third (or fourth) week in September there is the manga and anime convention Connichi, Kassel (my university city). This year it was from september 16th – september 18th.
Since it’s only half an hour away from my hometown it’s a must to visit this convention and meet friends. โค

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Throwback Thursday #2

This feature should “throw” you back a year ago. This feature is made by me and I’ll post my read books in the CW (calender week) the year before.
I explain it: it’s the year 2016, I throw back to 2015. Every Thursday I look up which CW we have and go this exact CW in the year before back. 2017 I throw back to 2016 and so on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
But let’s see how it works. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Top Ten Tuesday #2: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books – Gay Romance (september 13th)

In this TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) meme which is hosted weekly with the utmost grace by The Broke and the Bookish I list my Top 10 of my all time favorite books in a certain genre.

Of course I’ll chose Gay romance for this one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Since I have so many great books I love I list them in alphabetical order (sorted by the authors) and some share a position. ๐Ÿ˜€ Tough decision but I guess I get it. Have a look! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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New page and category: Reviews in German (posted on Leser-Welt.de)

I created a new page which is also a new category. It’s called Reviews in German (posted on Leser-Welt.de) and gives you, my dear reader, an overview of my written reviews I’ve made for the plattform Leser-Welt.

All entries are only crossposted. But maybe a few will be also reviewed again and published in english. Feel free to tell me you wished reviews anytime. ๐Ÿ™‚

Reviews in German (posted on Leser-Welt.de)