Reading Wrap Up | February 2017

Whereas January is full of new energy and you still manage to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions, February always seems to lack in persistence. After reading tbr books (that I stare at everyday) the month before, I wanted to give myself a bit of new energy and variety and went to the library. And those are the books I picked:

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Reading Wrap Up | January 2017

January is the start of a new year. A time for resolutions and the setting of challenges. As always, I became a participant of the Goodreads Reading Challenge and as always, I set my goal to the achievable number of 50 book in 2017. The main aim is of course to tackle my tbr pile that has not grown much – but also not lessened – in 2016. But while I was looking through my Goodreads shelves I also realized that I had a huge number of books on my wishlist. This list contains books that I do not own but want to read at some point. Which is why I started to alternate between months in which I read books from my own tbr pile and books from my wishlist or that I just picked up in the library on a whim. January was a tbr pile month. So let’s see which books I picked and how I liked them.

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Travel | Lisbon

When we planned our holiday for 2016 we had one problem: The only time still free would be early November but we really wanted to go somewhere warm. Lisbon seemed like the perfect solution and it was. It’s not the best destination though if you’re unwilling to walk up and down hills the whole day. With its city centre in the valley every district of Lisbon is on a different height with sloping streets not unlike San Francisco.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the life or How could you Netflix?

I was beyond excited for the new Gilmore Girls series produced by Netflix since it was announced. And I know, I was not supposed to get my hopes up because it has been 8 years and I am older and they are older but come on, of course I did.

And I was – though not entirely but massively – disappointed. I like Netflix for what it originally was: an online subscription service to watch movies and series. And I liked the new ways it was developing by making their own series and movies. But I will never, ever forgive them for ruining one the main things I was excited for in 2016.

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