The 2018 Reading Challenge - #7 - A Book Set in a Country that fascinates you

Hello bookworms :) What are you doing on this wonderful evening? and more importantly what are you reading ;) My book for today is for the category - A Book Set in a Country that fascinates you and the country fascinating me most atm for years now is Iceland. I cant wait to go there hopefully very soon. Its just such an incredible place! So naturally I chose a book by an icelandic author set in Iceland and it is:

Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson

Again a little summary from goodreads:
* "Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik – with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a commun…

Links I Love #4

1. I LOVE this ^^ This website makes “art” out of any image by simplifying it to core elements.
2. Can’t stop laughing at these design fails.
3. Want bangs but dont know which ones? Have a look over here ^^
4. Game of Thrones fan? Heres all about the dragons ^^
5. I LOVE this little collection! Such a nice idea ^^
6. Do you have a guilty pleasure? Here are some fascinating ones from famous women.
7. Loving documentaries? Here is an amazing collection
8. This film looks and sounds amazing - Cant wait for Summer ^^
9. Loved this article about how to deal with energy sucking friends...had to deal so often with this problem...
10. Everything about wearing high heels ^^

How are you all lately? ^^
Are you having a nice start into 2018? How is it going so far for you?

With lots of love

The 2018 Reading Challenge - #6 - A Novel based on a real person

Hey ya´ll :) How are you on this wonderful Wednesday? I actually did it ;) I finished another book for today and its for the category - A Novel based on a real person.
Not the easiest one to find a book for to be honest! Of cause you could go for a memoir in novel form but...don´t even know if something like this exists ^^ haha In the end I decided to go for a book on my shelf already and I got this for christmas. It might not be the most perfect choice but it fits ;) so here it is I read
Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann

Till Eulenspiegel (German pronunciation: [tɪl ˈʔɔʏlənˌʃpiːɡəl], Low German: Dyl Ulenspegel IPA: [dɪl ˈʔuːlnˌspeɪɡl̩], Dutch: Tijl Uilenspiegel) is a trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore. He appeared in chapbooks telling episodes that outlined his picaresque career in Germany, the Low Countries, Denmark, Bohemia, Poland, and Italy. He made his main entrance in English-speaking culture late in the nineteenth century as "Owlglass". However, he was …

Winter Mood Board 2018

Hello everyone ;)

I´m so inspired by all the wintery beauty lately...inside and out and so I thought I´ll just create a little moodboard with all my faves and a little colour chart with the colours I love and link with winter atm ^^

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Its just all about blankes and cuddling and hot drinks and cosy cloth ^^
So stay warm everyone and cuddle up with a nice book or magazine and enjoy the winter wonderland outside!

Have a wondefull time

With lots of love
♥♥♥ Verena

The 2018 Reading Challenge - #5 - A Nordic Noir

Hello everyone :) How are you doing? Everything alright? At this point I have to admit...I´m really struggling...again...maybe I´m just not made to read a book a week...even tho I am doing it like this for years now ;)
It might be because I work the whole day now and am way to tired to do anything in the evenings? Well whatever it is, today I have a new book which I was able to finish in time and its for the category - A Nordic Noir -

To be honest at first I did not even know what a Nordic Noir was...never heard of it before...shame on me ;) and since I thought I might not be the only onw here is a short definition from "A type of Scandinavian crime fiction and television drama that typically features dark storylines and bleak urban settings." If you want to know more about the genre click here for a longer definition and introduction and everything else! The Bat (Norwegian: Flaggermusmannen, "Bat Men") is a 1997 crime novel by Norwegian wri…

How To: Shake off that Winter Blues

Hello everyone

How are you tonight and how is twenty eighteen treating you so far?
I have to admit that I´m kind of having a bad patch atm...its the infamous winter blues that got me slightly...BUT that´s no reason at all to be in a bad mood or to hate winter time from now on and for ever ;)
I think I never actually talked about it in detail and just kind of scratched the surface of the whole mental health issue, but I´ve actually been diagnosed with anxiety and depression over a year ago now and to be honest I don´t like to talk about it too much. Not necessarily because I am afraid or ashamed or anything because there definitely is nothing to be afraid of and so totally nothing to be ashamed of but I have the feeling that everybody is talking about it and also that I would just be the one who just also has the same issues...don´t know if that makes sense idea...
ya well not the point at all today ;) hahaha

Never the less I wanted to talk about my little tips and tricks and…

The 2018 Reading Challenge - #4 - A Book Involving a Heist

Hello bookworms :) Are you having a good time? How is your reading challenge going?
I am struggle a little to be honest...
Today I have my choice for the catogry - A Book Involving a Heist
for you and I chose -

The Great Train Robbery
by Michael Crichton

The Great Train Robbery is a bestselling 1975 historical novel written by Michael Crichton. Originally published in the USA by Alfred A. Knopf. It is the story of the Great Gold Robbery of 1855, a massive gold heist, which takes place on a train travelling through Victorian-era England on 22 May 1855.
Again a little summary from goodreads:
* "Lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side in Victorian London -- and Edward Pierce easily navigates both worlds. Rich, handsome, and ingenious, he charms the city's most prominent citizens even as he plots the crime of his century, the daring theft of a fortune in gold. But even Pierce could not predict the consequences of an extraordinary robbery that…