Dienstag, 24. März 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was tagged by my wonderful friend Erika over Snogging on Sunday Books to do the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
Thank you so much lovely for nominating me! Please all check out her video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdnfqx5vCa4


First of all: here are the rules:
1-Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site.
2- Answer the ten questions you’ve been asked.
3- Nominate 10 other bloggers.
4- Set 10 new questions for your nominees.


And here are all the amazing question Erika asked me and my answers!


1- Do you read poetry? Who is your favourite poet?
That's a great question, because I just started reading poetry this year, so Im pretty new into poetry. My favorite poet so far is Mary Oliver

2- What attributes do you like female characters to have? Any examples?
I love to read about a strong, independent woman. Also I like a witty, unique and maybe even a little crazy woman, like Luna Lovegood!

3-If you could change the ending to one book, which book? (no spoilers)
To be honest, I can't really think of any... Maybe "Blue is the warmest color."

4-What is you favorite picture/children's book?
I just remember some of my childhood... The "Petzi" series for example


5-What book is in you “Top Favorites of All Time” list?
Definitely "The Perks of being a Wallflower"

6- Is there a book that you would say you absolutely hate?
Yep, it's a German book called "Generation Doof" and it's a non-fiction book about today's youth. And I compleeeteely hate it!

7-You can buy any book on the planet. Which book do you buy and why?
That's tough...Probably a really nice edition of The Holy Bible

8-This is getting personal-What book would you say that I (Erika) MUST read?
The one I'm currently reading: "Life without Limits" by Nick Vujicic

9-What female BookTubers do you watch most? Why? (i.e. common interests, sparks interests, funny, etc.)
Just to name a few:
Wiebke over 1book1review, because I love the variety of her videos and she's awesome!
Of course you Erika! (Snogging on Sunday Books) because you have an awesome personality and a great reading taste!
Holly over Library at the Edge of the World because she's a strong woman with a great reading taste.
Mercy over MercysBookishMusings because she's soo beautiful and unique and her reading taste is perfection.
And last but definitely not least, Claire over ReadingBukowski because she's such a strong woman with a wonderful aditude!


10-Which female Booktuber would you like to meet and film a video with?
Definitely Erika, Wiebke and Mercy!




Now I am supposed to nominate 10 other female Bloggers, so here are my choices:
Holly:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsOXoEOhbO_dKWkZ948rCww
Mercy:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MercysBookishMusings
Claire:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ReadingBukowski
Lindsey:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1VyYW1dxsY6z9j-dCWLEwA
Jen:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jenvcampbell
Susie:
https://www.youtube.com/user/readsusieread
Kylie:
https://www.youtube.com/user/watchmelivemylifekk
Sarah:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ClumsinessisaCurse
Whitney:
https://www.youtube.com/user/WhittyNovels
Lesley:
https://www.youtube.com/user/WordsofaReader


And here are my questions:


1. Who's your favorite female author?
2. Which female character influenced your personality?
3. Which female character you hate?
4. Your favorite book adaptation?
5. Name a song which describes one of your favorite books.
6. Did you read a book you never expected to love it and than end up really loving it?
7. Which storyline should contain more female character?
8. A perfect book to be adapted into a TV-series?
9. Which topic would you be interested in reading more about it?
10. Which cover doesn't match with the storyline?


So, dear nominees, have fun answering my questions!













Samstag, 21. März 2015

Dear Billy... #ListographyOfFriends

Dear Billy...
I already told you a lot how thankful I am for everything.
But even a Million thank you will never be enough.
And I want that everyone knows how great and amazing you are.
Everything you do is wonderful and beautiful.
I know you do everything right.
I love you.
Miriam


You've changed me into a better person.
You showed me the beauty of everyday life.
You were there when I needed you the most.
You gonna fulfill your purpose.
You're there every time and I don't even have to talk to you to know that.
You accept me for what I am.
You make me feel beautiful and intelligent.
You showed me the true meanings of love.
You're the most talented writer and film-maker.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk_vVkDi8yo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRNZHxh8_kE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfvGagCkyDs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZailgFG7UI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2fvMRKx6eI
This is Billy.

Dear Zoey, Dear Matthew... #ListographyOfFriends

Dear Zoey, Dear Matthew...
You too are amazing people. I've never met more interesting, unique, intelligent people!
Please stay so original and wonderful!
I love you.
Miriam


You are the most well read people I know.
You made me rethink everything I knew about literature.
You showed me some beautiful, old treasures in your videos!
You made me revisit my love of art.
You're not too shy to talk about important topics and issues!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcO3H-DRrO4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udboSZN5UD8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImG41fKbxZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo1zTJ5ohOA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44oulqsqz2Y
This are Zoey and Matthew.

Dear Wiebke... #ListographyOfFriends

Dear Wiebke...
I always feel like I don't thank you as much as I should!
I really do appreciate your support and your friendship!
Please, always remember this.
I love you.
Miriam


You're funny and you're videos always make me laugh.
But at the same time, I know I can talk to you about everything.
You make me think.
Your videos are so creative and original, there's nothing like them.
I appreciate your diversity!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHmmlOFGods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK3GowT46iY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8cupDL8XG8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR4ZeUwx6yg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6y4YZ1qaAk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNy7pL_6BN8
This is Wiebke.

Dear Erika... #ListographyOfFriends

Dear Erika
I want to thank you again for everything you've done for me.
You've been such a good friend and I'm so glad that I met you.
I can't thank you enough for everything!
I love you.
Miriam


You've been there for me and you're still there for me.
You endure my annoying talks.
Your smile lights up my day.
You're funny, intelligent and well-read.
You're a classy woman (Get it? Because you read a lot of classics :D?)
Your videos always make me smile.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ83ImzdjhU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-WdE_vvDNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iCQJMLVbis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKFib-RaAC0
This is Erika.



Dear Bunny... #ListographyOfFriends

Dear Bunny,
this little post is my way to thank you.
You have taught me so much and you formed me more than you could imagine!
This list contains all the things I love about you, all the amazing thing you taught me and all the inspiration you gave to me.
I love you.
Miriam


You are beautiful and I already told you that! You're so pure and beautiful, this makes you so special and unique.
You're such a strong woman, you've been through so much and you're still going through all this.
Your will to fight made me stronger and made me a better person.
You made me rethink my values and made me realize I am able to be a strong woman, just like you are.
Also, you gave me strength in my own fight against my darkness and my angst.
And most important, you were the inspiration for one of my characters in a play.


Thank you for that.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uioF1yOXCsY
This is the video which introduced me to Bunny!


Because it made me laugh and it's soooo true!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_VIBl41Ui4


This is Bunny.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvgreMJyyqU







Dear you... #ListographyOfFriends

As you may know, I love the idea of a community and I was lucky enough to meet some awesome, wonderful people on there whom I can call my friends.
There are 5 people, well if we want to be correct 6 people, I want to thank. I decided to do that with a small project called: Dear you.... #ListographyOfFriends
You can find all the Posts on Twitter under the Hashtag #ListographyOfFriends
The post will contain a short "letter" to the person, a list why I love them and what they mean to me (this gives the project its name) and I will link some of my favorite videos of them!
I hope you like it!

Montag, 16. März 2015

25 Bookish Facts about me

Back in February I did the "50 Random Facts about me" Tag, so I decided that it would be fun to tell you 25 Bookish Facts about me.


So, let's go.


1. I haven't read Harry Potter until August 2014...
2. "The Winterpalace" by Eva Stachniak introduced me to the genre of Historical Fiction.
3. I wasn't really into Classics until I discovered BookTube.
4. BookTube changed my reading habits.
5. I have a problem with hyped books.
6. I cry at the end of a book.
7. I'm not into dystopian books at all.
8. Two of my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman and David Levithan.
9. An author I buy every book he writes without knowing the synopsis or what the book is about is Paulo Coelho.
10. I started being very interested in poetry.
11. My favorite genres are probably YA Contemporary and Non-Fiction.
12. Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla Macpherson brought me back to reading.
13. The book which probably means the most to me is: "The Perks of being a Wallflower."
14. Every time I read The Great Gatsby now or any quote out of it, I hear Tobey Maguire telling me the story.
15. I hardly start reading a series when I don't have all the books in it.
16. I haven't read Twilight yet.
17. I mark my favorite quotes in a book with sticky notes.
18. I like when a book look used.
19. I prefer little bookshops over the big ones.
20. I don't go to the library.
21. I have my own library.
22. I wanted to read the phone book when I was little.
23. When I was little my favorite thing to read about were fairies and angels.
24. I'm afraid of horror-books.
25. I would love to read a book from the perspective of a bird.



Sonntag, 1. März 2015

Thank you, books! My favorite books

Today I would like to introduce you to my favorite books! It's the list of books I love at the moment, I will add some more books on to that list in the future, I'm pretty sure. So, this is only part one of a, hopefully, on going series.
This post is inspired by Whitney and her video on her Top Influential Books:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3PkTTUZQDA
At the end, I'm going to link some videos about the books or something related to them, which are all  worth watching


Thank you Blue is the warmest color by Julie Maroh
for raising awareness and showing me the pureness and authenticity of love.


Thank you My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
for raising awareness of the serious topic of child prostitution and introducing me to a strong female character.


Thank you Every Day by David Levithan
for teaching me that not every love story knows a happy ending but that doesn't mean it isn't worth living it.


Thank you Axolotl Roadkill by Helene Hegemann
for showing me how fucked up our society can be and that there are people out there worth fighting for and change is inevitable.


Thank you The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
for letting me experience this tragic events through the eyes of an innocent child.


Thank you The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
for telling me Charlies story and showing me that growing up isn't always easy and that I'm not alone with my every day angst and for making me feel infinite when I needed it the most and for being always there.


Thank you We were liars by E. Lockhart
for playing with my mind and showing me the beauty of words.


Thank you The Fault in our Stars by John Green
for showing me how a single person can change you and your attitude towards life and making me realize again that I want to leave a real mark.


Thank you Vielleicht ist es Liebe by Sophie Bassignac
for introducing me to the beauty of love and the secrets of a woman's heart.


Thank you Angebissen by Martina Paura
for retelling me the first love story of our existence, between Adam and Eve and being one of the first books making me truly laugh.


Thank you I have a Bed made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty
for showing me that our lifes can be full of magic.


Thank you Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
for being one of the best YA novels I've ever read and talking about every topic which was part of my life once.


Thank you The Second Coming by John Niven
for showing me again that God loves everyone and that we are here to make a change.


Thank you Why Men don't listen and Women can't read maps by Allan and Barbara Pease
for explaining me the little differences between men and women in such a funny way and teaching me that exactly these differences make us worth loving.


Thank you The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
for teaching me that money isn't everything and that it isn't always easy to leave your past behind you and that you have to stay true to yourself and don't pretend to be someone else.


Thank you One hundred names by Cecilia Ahern
for teaching me that we all have a story to tell and that we are all beautiful and unique and we have to stay strong.


Thank you Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho
for giving me the strange to stand up for myself.


Thank you Eines Tages, Baby by Julia Engelmann
for inspiring me with your stories.


Thank you A thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
for being the first collection of poetry which truly touched my heart and showing me the beauty of nature and every day life.


Thank you It by Alexa Chung
for sharing your wonderful inspirations with me.


Thank you The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
for making me appreciate Historical Fiction again and introducing me to a strong woman of history.


Thank you Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla Macpherson
for being the first book I loved after a hard time in my life and re-introducing me to my love for books.


Thank you Die Dienstagsfrauen-series by Monika Peetz
for never disappointing me with your stories and always cheering me up.


Thank you Das Lied der Träumerin by Tanya Stewner
for breaking my heart and giving me hope at the same time and teaching me that dreams are beautiful and we should all be dreamers.


Thank you Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
for telling me that you can get out of your grief and love will heal everything.


Thank you Herztöne by Katja Kessler
for making me laugh and cry at the same time.


Thank you Acht Wochen verrückt by Eva Lohmann
for teaching me that it is okay to be crazy.


Thank you Coraline by Neil Gaiman
for introducing me to Coraline, one of the greatest girls I've ever met and for teaching me that you should always love your family.


Thank you The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
for showing me that friendship can help you through dark times.


Thank you Nothing by Janne Teller
for being a thought provoking book about nihilsm, despair and meaning.


Thank you Der Sternenfänger by Francesc Miralles and Alex Rovira
for teaching me the lessons and different meanings of love and showing me that love can heal everything.


Thank you Das Sonnenblumenmädchen by Noëlle Châtelet
for revisiting my own childhood.


Thank you Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
for showing me that our imagination is endless.


Thank you Grace by Thilo Wydra
for being the first biography which really touched me.


Thank you Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
for teaching me that not everything really is the way we first think.


Thank you Looking for Alaska by John Green
for teaching me that there are a lot of ways out of the labyrinth of suffering.


Thank you The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
for teaching me that we should look at things with our heart.


Thank you I heart you, you haunt me by Lisa Schroeder
for making me realize that sometimes you have to let go the people you love the most.


Thank you The Lover's Dictonary by David Levithan
for introducing me to the alphabet of love.


Thank you Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
for just letting me be a part of all this magic and changing my reading experiences.




Links:
Blue is the warmest color:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OLRrocn3s
Every day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5npktZSwA8
The Vanishing Act:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbRKt64SCVA
The Perks of being a Wallflower:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5rh7O4IDc0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=588VoTR4gJk
We were liars:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kie3LPXY6c4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0MIzgW8iLQ
The Fault in our Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItBvH5J6ss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjkQO7qXavA
The Great Gatsby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rARN6agiW7o
The Little Prince
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLw6cMfhZ0c
It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLcmpDLSyIY
The Winter Palace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChwoJzmGtro
Coraline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO3n67BQvh0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ4egN-0yXE
The Book Thief
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92EBSmxinus
Fortunately, the Milk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMEC87U1gT0
Gone Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3LB0lOJ0o