Anika Ackermann - Lucrum
Dieses Buch habe ich bereits vor einiger Zeit mal begonnen und irgendwie bin ich am Anfang nicht richtig rein gekommen. Bin ein typischer Stimmungsleser und vielleicht war es der falsche Zeitpunkt. Oder vielleicht lag es auch daran, dass die Hauptprotagonistin zur Abwechslung das "Böse" in sich trug. Und ich ein paar Handlungen ihrerseits nicht nachvollziehen konnte. Aber im Laufe der Story sind mir die Charaktere immer mehr ans Herz gewachsen. So konnte ich nach und nach ihre Vorgehensweisen besser verstehen. Nun bin ich ziemlich begeistert von dieser Geschichte. Anika hat wirklich eine tolle Idee niedergeschrieben. Und ich bin sehr froh die 2. Chance gegeben zu haben. Da nun doch einige Dinge offen geblieben sind freue ich mich auf Damnum
Tonight I finally finished Riverkeep. While the cover art and blurb pulled me in with a story about a boy whose job it is to pull corpses from a river (interesting right?) the story less exciting centering on other things. Reading this book felt like wading through molasses. I couldn't get immersed in the story...but I will stand by the fact that I love the cover art.
Off to pick out my next book!
A huge thank you to @scribnerbooks for sending over a copy of Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte. Touted as "a vibrant portrait of a city in all its teeming chaos and glory- and an urgent exploration of one of the most vital issues of our time..." I can't wait to read it! Swipe right for the full description.
What book are you most excited for?
Hey everyone! I received NUTS by Alice Dalton yesterday! .
Let me start by saying, I LOVE books involving food of any sort. Foodie books are not as appreciated as they should be! .
I have never read an Alice Clayton book, but where better to start than with her Hudson Valley series? I seen a lot of reviews on her newest book - BUNS. It sounded amazing, so I'm really hoping I will like this series.
A very long caption continued in the comments... if you read it, I thank you 🏽
I've been asked several questions regarding my reading goals this year. Am I still reading a book a week? (I am not). Why aren't I? What are my reading goals etc etc. I am still reading but at a much slower pace. Why? Simply because I set a goal last year, I smashed the s**t out of it and though I am sure I'd get a lot out of by repeating the goal, I feel it's time to challenge myself in another area. So this year my big challenge was to get fit. A tough goal for me because truly I don't like exercising I had a number of false starts, but now I am on my way with the help of @tslabber_pt We've been training consistently for a few months now and the progress is visible. However I won't post photos of me at the gym, share what my body looks like now or post results etc. Why? Well I've spent years listening to other people's standards for my body and as result I have spent pretty much my entire life body shaming myself. Even at my slimmest, I referred to myself as fat (I wasn't). Posting photos won't help that confusion. I need to figure out what my standards are for me and if I choose to post, it is for me and not for validation. Neither of my two IG accounts are about validation. Self approval is everything and comparison is a joy killer. I know myself well enough to know what motivates me and what freezes me. Even Tom is having to work within my boundaries and he does with grace! Though neither of us know my measurements or weight (I won't let Tom measure me) we are seeing progress. I surprise myself and him with how much I can lift, my stamina and a shift in my mental attitude. I turn up despite the exhaustion, feeling unwell, being stressed, having issues at work and I turn up on the days that Tom isn't training me, like today. As for the body shaming, I now ask myself whose opinion matters? The only people I have given permission to comment on my body are Tom, my sister and @lovetoliftttt . Why them? See more in comments 🏽