My New Reading Project: All Is One by Ren Koi

Consciousness fascinates me. How on Earth did humans manage to become aware that they are and are stones or chicken aware too? Just because they communicate in different ways (yes I assume even stones communicate somehow) and we do not understand their communication doesn’t mean they aren’t conscious. So when this book crossed my path on NetGalley All is One by Ren Koi I thought I’d give it a go and learn something. Unfortunately, I read it on my phone and the format is a little like a pdf file which makes reading rather difficult. The writing is small and Read More

I May Be Wrong By Bjoern Natthiko Lindeblat (eARC review)

I thank NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Title: I May Be Wrong Author(s): Bjoern Natthiko Lindeblat (Caroline Bankler & Navid Modiri) Publishing Date: 17 February 2022 Genre: Memoir, non-fiction, self-help, Health, Mind & Body  Rating: 4 Lemonades Great Read Book Summary: Bjoern Lindeblat always felt that there is more to life than just to earn money. He also had different experiences of spiritual awakening. And he listens to his intuition which leads him at the age of 26 to a forest monastery in Thailand. He spent several years there as a Buddhist forest monk, after Read More

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

For each beginning bears a special magic (Herman Hesse)

Hello out there, how are you today? I very much hope you and yours are well and if not that you find all the support you need. Yesterday, I wrote about the magic of sudden change and the week before about the magic of Mondays. This morning I was pondering both posts and remembered a poem I read many, many years ago. It is by German/Swiss novelist Herman Hesse who some of you might know from books like “Siddhartha“. His parents and grandparents were Christian missionaries to Asia. India mainly, I think. His poetry and novels speak of deep humanity Read More

To Own Or Not To Own, That Is The Question!

Hello and happy Friday, despite everything. Do you like to own or borrow the books you read? This question is a lot on my mind currently because the husband and I are downsizing our home. And we have many, many books. So many, in fact, that we jokingly call our front room “the library”. Many of them are given to me by my family and are old but not particularly valuable. Owning these gives me a connection to my family both those who live far apart as well as those who have passed away. It makes me feel at home Read More

Happy Ending?

Hello dear readers, happy Wednesday to you all. I do not quite know what to think of this quote: Pantsters will love it I guess, but for planners, that’s a nightmare. I haven’t figured out which one I am 😉 Maybe a little of both 🙂 Do you prefer to plan your writing or do you go by your gut? Happy Wednesday to you all 🙂 Please visit the Comedy Plus blog to find more beautiful Wordless Wednesday posts or leave the link to your own Wordless Wednesday post here. Happy storytelling and remember: You can do it!

Today’s Writers Are At A Disadvantage…

…don’t you think? 😉 Unless, of course, you do not have a dishwasher. That is my not-so wordless Wednesday post 😉 Please visit the Comedy Plus blog to find more beautiful Wordless Wednesday posts or leave the link to your own Wordless Wednesday post here. Happy writing and remember: You can do it!

Today Is International Literacy Day

In 1966 on October 26th UNESCO declared the 8th of September as International Literacy Day. Please find out more about this year’s theme here and the quote of this week is: Books & stories have helped me survive on many occasions. They are truly meals for my mind. And what about you? Can you do without books & stories? Happy Wednesday with this nearly-wordless Wednesday post 😉 Please visit the Comedy Plus blog to find more beautiful Wordless Wednesday posts or leave the link to your own Wordless Wednesday post here. Happy enjoying your life and remember: You can do it!

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

Do you read poetry?

Hello dear readers, how are you today? I hope you and yours are well and if not that you find all the support you need. Today I want to tell you a little about my relationship with poetry books. A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my “Three Go-To Books When Life Gets Rough“. One of them was a poetry book by Erich Fried. Poetry is something I love to read and write. Even though I am not sharing too much of it yet. And recently, I made it a habit to read one poem a day. At Read More