What Are You Currently Reading?

Hello, reading folks out there. How are you on this lovely afternoon? I thought today I share with you what I am currently reading and invite you to share what you are reading. Many moons ago I took part in a meme called “Teaser Tuesday” where people shared one sentence of the book they were reading. No idea, if it still exists. I did google it and followed a couple of links but they didn’t seem to lead anywhere. I loved it because it made me curious about the books that were shared. So I thought I might start something Read More

My Three September 2021 Reads

Hello out there, how are you today? I hope this new week and the new month brings only joy and support into your lives. My life is busy with several projects about which I can’t say anything yet. On top of that, my reading motivation is a bit low. I prefer audiobooks, but the titles I have chosen for September are not available as audiobooks. So no new review just yet. I am going to work my way through three books this September and thought I tell you a little about them. The first is “Managing Depression With CBT for Read More

Gertrud Observes A Grief

Gertrud sat in her living room, the picture of a little blond girl in her hands. She did not feel the comfort of her Laura Ashley sofa with many beautiful roses. She just looked at the picture. “C.S. Lewis is right,” she thought. “We start to make up images of our loved ones once they are gone”. Gertrud could not take away her eyes from the picture. The low glass living room table only had a small and round lace piece and C. S. Lewis’s “A Grief Observed” on it. The sun shone directly through the huge window from behind Read More

My Favourite Three Reading Apps

Happy Friday, all you lovely people out in the vastness of the world wide web. How are you doing today? I hope you and yours are well and that you have a book to hand to solve a problem or to entertain you.  “Oh, Liz”, you might think, “Some people have to work and can’t read continuously, you know!” Yes, I know, but if you work, you can’t read this post, can you? But if you read a book, you can’t read this post either… ok, I get rather silly now. Let’s check out reading apps.  Do you use them? Read More

Exploring Yourself & Life with “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook” by Kristi Nelson (e-ARC review)

I thank NetGalley and Storey Publishing for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Publishing Date: 23rd November 2021 Rating: Five Lemonades  I was so excited when I got my first NetGalley read “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook”. Its beautiful cover in different shades of orange, yellow and purple with little sparkles drew me directly to it. This is such a beautiful book for diving into the adventure of gratefulness with journaling prompts, meditations and self-exploration questions. Its colourful design and many motivating quotes make it a treasure to have on your bookshelf.  First impression of “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook” Read More

Do You Read Translated Fiction?

Frank Zappa said, “So many books so little time.” and that is even more true today. We can read self-published authors besides all the traditionally published ones. And English language books are vastly available because English is a Lingua Franca. There is always South Africa or India or any other English speaking country if you are interested in reading books from abroad. So, surely, there is no need to go for books in languages you do not speak? I experienced translated fiction from a young age and was puzzled by the hesitation in the UK to read it. I grew Read More

One Book To Conquer Low Self-Esteem?

Hello, all you lovely people. How are you? I hope you are well and do not live with low self-esteem. But if you do, try out this book to conquer and rise 😉 . Title: Believe in Yourself ~ Boost Your Self-esteem and Feel Good in the Skin You’re in.  Author: Jasmin Kirkbride Published: 2016 via Summersdale Publishers Ltd Genre: non-fiction, self-help borrowed via Libby & local library Rating: 4 Lemonades Book Summary: “Believe in Yourself” by Jasmin Kirkbride is a concise book in 9 chapters. It starts with an introduction on why it is so important to have healthy self-esteem. The first chapter explains the Read More

Three Books I Come Back To When Life Gets Tough

Life doesn’t always play ball with our plans. We encounter all sorts of catastrophes, from our mental health to the laptop breaking down or losing our job.  Sometimes we deal with those challenges well, and we’ll get over the experience fast. But at other times, they grind us down; and we need some extra support to get over them.  Last week I wrote that I grab a book when life gets tough. It’s not the only strategy I use to improve my resilience but my favourite one. And today, I wanted to share three books that I go to when Read More

How To Eat A Frog And Other Productivity Strategies

“Eat That Frog!” – that title and the books blue cover with its cute frog did it for me. I simply had to have this book. For years I was struggling with my unorganised, procrastinating self. I did a lot but never seemed to get anywhere. Not that I have managed to change that much since I’ve read the book. I need a reminder, and lucky you, to recap, I review it for you 😉