Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Urban Graphic

Aren't these awesome? Find more of them at Urban Graphic. What is your favourite on there? Got to love the "Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs" as well!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Stacking my shelves

A book related update, to share the books I've lately received in paperback. These books are:
  1. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
  2. The magician's guild by Trudi Canavan
  3. Captives by Jill Williamson
The first two I received as birthday presents from friends, the latter I bough myself recently. Dreamless is the sequel to Starcrossed, a book that took a whole new point of view regarding the Greek mythodology, loved it. The Magician's guild is officially the first one in its series, but I've read the prequel to it already 'The Magician's apprentice'. The third book, Captives, is the first one in its series too and will be the first book I'm reading from Jill. Below you can find the descriptions on the three books, any of them you would like to read or have read already perhaps?

Can true love be forgotten?
As the only Scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.
Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out—a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies’ cry for blood is growing louder.
As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen’s sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos. 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Movie Review: The Great Gatsby

“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. 
I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio, like at all. I don't know what it is, but his acting has never been that phenomenal to me. However, his acting in his most recent movies was more appealing to me and since I really wanted to see 'The Great Gatsby' I decided to see it in cinema anyway, despite of the main role for Leonardo. And I was more than glad that I saw it in the cinema.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Blog Tour: The Rules for Dissapearing by Ashley Elston

She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last. 
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself. 
But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Flashforward: Insurgence Germany

A few weeks back I did a blog post about the autographs I've collected so far (read here). I mentioned there that soon I will be attending another convention, namely Insurgence Germany (people use both names, it can be confusing now and then) and I thought to give you guys a little teaser of what is going to happen there. For those who get excited about it via this post, there are still (day)tickets available here.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm brabbling about, Insurgence Germany is a fan convetion for the TV serie 'The Vampire Diaries'. (Yes that serie again, sorry guys!) It is taking place in Bad Wildungen, Germany at the hotel Maritim Hotel Bad Wildungen and the dates are from the 7th until the 9th of June. Now that is said, let me tell you which amazing guests will all attend (subject to their work commitments):

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Party Time!

21 years old is what I can call myself from this day and onwards. Talk to you all soon!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Book Review #16: The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet

I'm behind a little on reviews, but here's one at least again! This time The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill.
Ellie Sweet is a lot of things—good girl, novelist, silent adorer of the new boy at school, Palmer. But when “outcast” gets added to the list, she decides it’s time to take reality into her own hands … and tweak it as needed.
In the pages of her book, she’s Lady Gabrielle, favorite of the medieval Italian court. Her once-friends are reduced to catty ladies-in-waiting, and the too-charming Palmer—who in real life never spares her a second word—gets to be nothing more than a rake wracked by unrequited love for her. She even has a perfect real-life villain in the brooding Chase, who hails from the wrong side of town.
But just when she’s getting along great in her fictional world, the real one throws her a few curves. With Chase pursuing her, Palmer wanting to date her—but in secret—and the details of her manuscript going public, Ellie suddenly receives more attention than she ever really wanted. And when her former-friends discover what she’s been writing, they’re determined to teach Ellie a lesson about the severe consequences of using her pen as her sword.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Autograph Adventures

I've been planning to do this post for a long time already, but now it is finally here. A post where I show you guys my dear autographs that I've collected over the last few years from celebrities. I've collected them all in personal, which makes them so much more special for myself. The craziness started in 2011 when I visited my first premiere and first convention. (If you click on the pictures they'll enlarge. They are all photos from photos so some of the quality might have gone lost.)
My very first celebrity autograph and from no-one less than Helena Bonham-Carter. I got my notebook signed during the final London premiere of Harry Potter. I slept at Trafalgar Square for one night with friends in order to actually have a spot alongside the red carpet. We got pretty close to it, but me and a few friends stayed back at the fountains instead of mingeling amongst all the pushing people at 5 o'clock in the morning. I know a few people who actually managed to get about 10 autographs, but that wasn't worth it for me as I actually wanted to enjoy everything as well and we had an amazing view from where we stood.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Blog Tour: The Forgotten Ones

Welcome at todays stop for the blog tour of 'The Forgotten Ones' by Laura Howard, hosted by Itching for Books. The whole tour schedule can be found on the Itching for Books blog. I've got below for you the book blurb & author spotlight, as well as an e-ARC give-a-way (open internationally)! If the book sounds like your cup of tea, make sure to add it on Goodreads or purchase a copy on Amazon.
Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more. When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.