Book Haul + Wrap-Up (October 2015)

I totally forgot to do September and August, but I’m back with October. I’m asking myself when I will ever find the time to read all this books…. *puts herself on a book buying ban once again*

~~ Book Haul ~~

Click on cover will get you to Goodreads

Kindle

Gifts

I got Bite The Dust and Shattered from Cynthia Eden herself and Beneath These Chains was gifted to me by my awesome pen pal Jamie (Check her out!! She’s awesome). I thank both of you 🙂

NetGalley

~~ Wrap-Up ~~

Reviews

Award / TAGs

Memes

Interview / Tour / Cover Reveal /…

London Recap + Book Haul

As you may or may not know, I’ve been to London from August 6th to August 9th. And now that I’m back I decided to do a little recap type of post.

Here goes nothing.

London RECAP

Thursday, August 6th.

We started our drive to London at 1 am with the Bus. My grandmother doesn’t fly so we had to take the bus and let me tell you that was exhausting. The tour took like 10 hours till we finally were in London and I slept a total of 20 minutes. We drove for ~5 hrs till we reached Calais, France, where we took the ship over to Dover, UK. That was kind of fun, but only kind of.

When we finally reached London, we made a tour through London with the bus, which was cut short due to high traffic (the underground was having a strike on that day).

Then we were taken to our hotel in Wembley, which was right before the Wembley stadion and the London Outlet.

We were kind of dead after the long bus drive, so my grandmum and I just made a little tour through Wembley and guess where we found something to eat? … Right… McDonald’s.

Friday, August 7th

After we caught up on sleep, we decided to abandon our tour group and discover London by ourselves.

We went into Madame Tussaud’s, which was fun. They had some figures that looked like the real ones. I even bumped into Steven Spielberg (I think) and wanted to apologize till I noticed he’s not real. (Pictures of some figures on the end of this little recap)

They also had this little scare tunnel, where you could go in and could see nearly nothing. Then some real-life serial killers scared you to death (no touching involved, of course!) or some jump scares happened. That was fun, especially since I’ve been so smart and didn’t go in first, but followed a couple a few metres ahead of me 😉 So I always knew what was going to happen. I might be blonde, but I’m not stupid 😉

Then they had this attraction where you drive through a scenery with a wagon. (This whole thing reminded me of the Geister Rischka in the Phantasia Land in Brühl, Germany, if you ever been there, you get the picture.)

After that our walkaround lend us to the Marvel 4D-Show, that was fun, but kind of stupid, because I’m pretty sure only about 50% of the viewers actually understood english. They could have at least added subtitles. I had no problem understanding it, but I’m pretty sure my grandmother had no idea what was going on, since she doesn’t speak one word english.

Anyway, after Madame Tussaud’s we took a little walk to the British Museum (free entry, in case you’re wondering). We found some bookstores on the way. For that little haul scroll down 😉 Then we finally were there and let me tell you, I wasn’t that interested in it, neither was my grandmother, so we left again.

We drove to the Oxford Street instead with the tram, which was kind of hard, because we got a black&white map of the system from our tour leader. So I asked around a little bit and they people there were actually really nice and once I got the hang of it, driving with the tram was fun.

Then we finally arrived at Oxford Street and went shopping. My poor, poor bank account 😦

When it was 5 pm we drove back to Wembley and went into the London Outlet. We ate some pizza there – yes, we ate pizza in London xD – and strolled through the shops, where I found more books in a shop that looked like a children shop.

Saturday, August 8th

We had to check-out of the hotel at 8.45 am and load our baggage into the bus. Then we took a trip to the Docklands with our group, which was interesting, because our tour leader had a lot to say. And also to Greenwich. The market was nice and they had some delicious food.

After that we had about 4hrs till we wanted to attend the Soho-Pub/Chinatown-Tour, so I asked a friend of mine who currently is in London for an internship if she wanted to meet. It was nice seeing her again.

Next came the Pub and Chinatown-Tour. The pubs were cram-full. I don’t know how anyone could tolerate that, but the whole underground thing the pub where visited had going on was really cool. Chinatown was adorable.

After that we finally connect with our bus again (my feet were killing me) and the last attraction of our tour started: London by night. Sadly my phnóne died right before that so I have no picture of it, but it looked so cool. Except for the Harrods, there were just like “look, we have a lot of money, so we need a lot of light bulbs on your house”, total show-offs.

When we were done with that tour it was 1 am and we finally got onto our right bus and made our way home. The way back was even more exhausting since I haven’t slept more than 4 hrs the night before.

When we finally got back to Germany, it was 11am and I was official awake for more than 24 hrs and counting, since I couldn’t go to bed before noon. In the end I got to bed at 11pm, whoopsie.

All in all they London tour was fun, but next time I’m definitely taking the plane, my grandmother can drive with the bus if she wants to, but I’m done with bus tours. So damn exhausting.

London BOOK HAUL

I originally was on a book buying ban before I started my trip to London, but once I arrived in London I was like “screw it” and went on a shopping spree.

Here is everything I got:

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15 books in total, all bought in London

I got the following books at two different Waterstones, one in Central London and one in Greenwich:

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Everything I got from Waterstones

  • Nancy Holzner: Hellforged for 1£
  • Marjorie L. Liu: Soul Song for 1£
  • Virginia Boecker: Witch Hunter & Victoria Aveyard: Red Queen. Buy one, get the other for half the price
  • Josephine Angelini: Trial By Fire

 

 

Then I got the following books from Foyles, I loved that bookstore. I was kind of overwhelmed with the choices, since I’m only used to having only english shelf in german bookstores. Also they have some signed books in their line of products and they even had one I wanted, jackpot!

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    Everything I got from Foyles

    Marie Rutkoski: The Winner’s Curse

  • Kendare Blake: Anna Dressed In Blood
  • Matt Cain: Nothing But Trouble – Signed!

 

 

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Shop in the London Outlet in Wembley

Then last but not least, I got some books in the shop that looked like it was only for children in the London Outlet. They had some awesome sales.

  • Veronica Roth: Divergent Trilogy for 10£
  • Julie Kagawa: Talon for 1,99£
  • Hardcover of Rick Yancey: The 5 Wave for 2,99£
  • Patricia Briggs: Hunting Ground for 1£
  • Keri Arthur: Chasing The Shadows for 1£

I originally also looked for a DVD kind of shop, but I couldn’t find one, not even google could help. How do people in London get DVDs? Someone please tell me. :/

Well, that was it with my little recap and haul post. This turned out to be really long. LOL.

Below you can find some photographs from when I got around in London.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Did you do a vacation/recap kind of post? Let me know in the comments down below.

Pics taken in London

Only a few since I suck at taking photos, click on the pictures to enlargen them. My favourite wax figurine was by the way Bruce Willis, he/it looked sooooooo real. Exactly like in the movies.

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Book Haul + Wrap-up (July 2015)

~~ Book Haul ~~

Click on cover will get you to Goodreads

Kindle

Freebies not included, but I only got three, so that’s progress

Physical Books

NetGalley

Do you now see why I need my “Killing The TBR in 10 Weeks“-Challenge?! I’m now going to put myself under a book buying ban! Also I will stop requesting books for now! No more books for me till my TBR is less than 10 books big, no better! It has to be less than 5 books big. (I will still get two pre-orders next month though, but I bought them before my buying ban, so they totally do not count, right?)

~~ Wrap-Up ~~

Last Month’ Haul and Wrap-up

Killing The TBR in 10 Weeks – Challenge

Reviews

Award / TAGs

Memes

Tour / Cover Reveal / . . .

Book Haul + Wrap-Up (June 2015)

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂


Click on the covers to be taken to GoodReads.

Book Haul:

Bought

NetGalley

Wrap-Up:

I decided to add a wrap-up of what happened on my blog this month. So here it is.

Reviews On This Blog:

Tags / Award

 Other stuff

Book Haul #6 (March 2015)

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂


Bought Books:

Ally Carter: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1)
Patricia Briggs: Fair Game (Alpha & Omega #3)

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Also I finally got a library card, so I kind of went insane and got a LOT of stuff. And I discovered that audiobooks and me do indeed mix if I like the reader. I still do have to figure out if I like the readers of the following reader. Also I will put all the english (book) covers in here, but with the exception of two, I got everything in german. So here is my very first Library Haul.

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Borrowed Books:

J.R. Ward: Lover At Last (borrowed in english)
Gena Showalter: Intertwined; Unraveled (german: Unsterblich verliebt; Verflucht verliebt)
Chloe Neill: Some Girls Bite; Friday Night Bites (german: Frisch gebissen; Verbotene Bisse)

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Borrowed Audiobooks:

Jennifer L. Armentrout: Obsidian (borrowed in english)
Kiersten White: Paranormalcy (german: Flames’n’roses – Lebe lieber übersinnlich)
Ally Condie: Matched; Crossed; Reached (german: Die Auswahl; Die Ankunft; Die Flucht)
Lauren Kate: Fallen; Torment (german: Engels Nacht; Engels Morgen)
Lauren Oliver: Delirium (german: Delirium)
Kerstin Gier: Dream a little dream (german: Silber – Das erste Buch der Träume)
Laini Taylor: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (german: Daughter Of Smoke and Bone)
Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy (german: Blutsschwestern)

When I’m going to listen to all those audiobooks you ask. Well, everyday I need two hours to travel to school and back home. So I have two hours everyday to listen to them 😉 I’m probably done with one each week.

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Also did you know that most of the more popular audiobooks are on YouTube? Or are read by some awesome youtubers, for example (that’s for the german folks) look up crazyLisabooks. She reads the Mythos Academy series. She’s already done with the whole series and I really like her voice.

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FYI: There will be no Top 3 today, because I’m currently hooked to audiobooks. Obviously.

Book Haul #5 (February 2015)

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂 thanks!


eBooks – bought:

  • Jennifer Ashley: Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound #1)
  • Elle Kennedy: One Night Of Scandal (After Hours #2)
  • Elle Kennedy: One Night Of Trouble (After Hours #3)

NetGalley:

 

  • Zoe York: Fall Away (SEALs Undone #3)
  • Cynthia Eden: Need Me (Obsession #3)
  • Shiloh Walker: Darker Than Desire (Secrets & Shadows #3)
  • Paige Tyler: Her Wild Hero (X-Ops #3)
  • Stacey Kennedy: Witches Be Burned (Magic & Mayhem #2)

Like you can see, I went quite on a shopping tour on NetGalley. Three of those are already read and reviewed. The other two are my current reads.

Book Haul #4 (January 2015)

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂 thanks!


eBooks – bought:

  • Rhyannon Byrd: Blood Wolf Running
  • Jeaniene Frost: Bound by Blood
  • Darynda Jones: Second Grave on the Left

 

  • Veronica Rossi: Under The Never Sky
  • Nalini Singh: Shield Of Winter

Gift

  • Darynda Jones: First Grave on the Right (Got this one from Kim @BookWormBookReviews, thanks! Go check out her blog)

NetGalley

  • Cynthia Eden: Want Me
  • Anne Bishop: Vision in Silver

Book Haul #3 (December 2014)

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂 thanks!


eBooks – bought:

 

  • Cynthia Eden: Once Burned, Twice Bitten
  • Dannika Dark: Seven Years
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout: Wicked

 

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout: Pure
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout: Deity
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout: Apollyon
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout: Sentinel

eARCs – NetGalley:

  • Paige Tyler: Her Secret Agent
  • Patricia A. Wolf: Christmas With A Bite

  • B.C. Johnson: Deadgirl
  • Cynthia Eden: Watch Me
  • Sarah Cross: Tear You Apart

I kinda went on a little JLA and NetGalley shopping spree like you can see. . . ups. Now I know where my money went. LOL

Book Haul #1 (Oktober 2014)

I saw this kind of post a while back at the blog of Sound Of A Voice and I was allowed to steal it, so thanks again 🙂

I won’t name the books I got for free or from NetGalley, only the once I actually spend money on.

Originally I wanted to put the cover and the blurb on this post, but that would have been to long. So if you like a cover, just click on it and you will forwarded to Goodreads.

And I decided to name tv shows, if I watched a bunch of episodes.

E-BOOKS:

Kiss of Frost von Jennifer Estep

Archangel’s Shadows von Nalini Singh

Immune von Shannon Mayer

 

Burn for me von Ilona Andrews

Deep in Death von Colleen Helme

Stone Cold Touch von Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

Paperbacks (all on discount):

Divine Misdemeanors von Laurell K. Hamilton

Auf den Schwinger der Nacht von Heather Terrell

London Road von Samantha Young

About a Girl von Lindsey Kelk


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Watched:

I watched all season that are available in Germany. So in total I watched season 1-6 or 95 episodes.

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Conclusion: I buy and read too much (and watch too much tv), but I publish not enough reviews. So next month I will post two reviews each week (I think…)