Top 5 Tuesday: Books from your Childhood

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today’s topic deals with some of my favorite childhood books. This was quite tough for me, as I don’t remember much of the stuff I used to read back then. ūüėÖ

#1 Fairytales

My collection of fairytale books is still tucked into some corner of my mum’s basement. I loved to read fairytales just like I was a fan of those old adaptations that aired on Sunday afternoon. I can’t think of one specific edition that I own so as a stand-in for every other fairytale book I ever laid eyes on, I give you this:

#2 Die kleine Hexe

I couldn’t find the exact copy I own but I do remember being very fond of Die kleine Hexe (which means The little Witch). Maybe that’s where my love for witches was born?!

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Better Call Saul: Season 5 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Although I binged this season of Better Call Saul right when it came out, it took me forever and a day to find the time to write this review. Well, it’s finally here!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill’s decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change throughout Albuquerque’s legal and illegal circles. Kim Wexler finds herself at a crossroads as her connection with Jimmy deepens. Wracked with guilt and regret, Mike Ehrmantraut hits rock bottom. Meanwhile, Nacho Varga tries to survive as Gus Fring’s covert war on the cartel becomes a life-and-death chess match with the mercurial and relentless Lalo Salamanca.

Better Call Saul on Rotten Tomatoes

The Rating:

This. Was. So. Good.

Better Call Saul never ceases to amaze me with how intricately everything is thought through and how well the actors deliver their parts. I can’t praise Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn enough for their performances. Without them, this show wouldn’t have worked so well!

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Wrapping it up for February!

Hello, my darling readers!
Another month is over, so let me give you a little summary of the amazing posts just to make sure you didn’t miss anything. ūüėČ

This month, I finally set down to review all the Witcher books (after playing all the video games and watching the show several times):

As per usual we have the Top 5 Tuesday and Thursday Movie Pick posts, all with appropriate spooky themes as well!

And last but not least some of my favorite quotes to brighten your day:

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Thursday Movie Picks: Romance Tropes / TMP Television Edition: Love Triangles

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
February is full of lovely romance tropes. For the final post, with is focused on TV shows rather than movies, we deal with love triangles!

#1 Buffy/Angel/Spike

I recently started watching Buffy (yes, I am the last person on earth who hasn’t seen it), so this was the first show that sprang to mind. I’m not a particular fan of love triangles, so I usually try to avoid them, but Buffy is amazing.

#2 Sabrina/Harvey/Nick

This is probably one of the triangles that annoyed me the most. I mean, I could even throw Caliban in there for good measure. Although I enjoyed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, this was not my favorite part of the show.

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Seasons of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski (Witcher #8)

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to the final review in my attempt to make it through all the Witcher books. I’m finally done, so let’s talk about Season of Storms which is the most recent novel, but is actually a prequel.

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

Geralt of Rivia. A witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses a magical sign, potions and the pride of every witcher — two swords, steel and silver. But what would happen if Geralt lost his weapons?

In this standalone novel, Geralt fights, travels and loves again, Dandelion sings and flies from trouble to trouble, sorcerers are scheming … and across the whole world clouds are gathering – the season of storms is coming…

The Rating:

Wow, this was unnecessary.
The book seemed to drag for forever and a day. I found the most part of the story to be simply annoying. Even Geralt was rather dull and I rolled my eyes at him a lot.

I’ve read worse books but in terms of Witcher novels, this one is probably my least favorite. Many of the other books had annoying parts as well but at least at some point we got a bunch of redeeming chapters.
Here I feel like I wouldn’t have missed a thing had I skipped it.

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