TV Series I Watch(ed)

[I probably forgot a few, because as you can see I’ve watched many different tv series in my life so far. If you have any good recommendations on which show to start next, just leave them in a comment below 🙂]

Still Watching (=series I’m currently watching):

  • Teen Wolf (waiting for season 6B)
  • The 100
  • Supergirl
  • Agents Of Shield
  • Riverdale (waiting for season 2)
  • Criminal Minds (waiting for season 13)
  • Stranger Things (waiting for season 2)
  • Shameless
  • 13 Reasons Why (waiting for season 2)
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Shadowhunters

Finished Watching (=series that don’t air anymore):

  • Gilmore Girls
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • O.C. California
  • The Carrie Diaries
  • Containment
  • Crisis
  • Glee
  • Red Band Society
  • Make It Or Break It
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Charmed
  • Castle

Stopped Watching (=series I won’t continue):

  • Grey’s Anatomy (watched 11 seasons)
  • Reign (watched 2 seasons)
  • The Originals (watched 2 seasons)
  • Game Of Thrones (watched 3 seasons)
  • Navy CIS (watched 11 seasons)
  • The Walking Dead (watched 3 seasons)
  • Scream (watched 1 season)
  • The Next Step (watched 3 seasons)
  • Arrow (watched 3 seasons)
  • Switched At Birth (watched nearly 2 seasons)
  • Once Upon A Time (watched a few episodes)
  • Witches Of East End (watched nearly 2 seasons)
  • Falling Skies (watched 4 seasons)
  • Heroes (watched 2 seasons)

Paused Watching (=series I will continue someday):

  • Empire (watched 1 season)
  • Quantico (watched a few episodes)
  • Prison Break (watched 1 season)
  • Sherlock (watched the first two episodes)
  • Chicago Fire (watched 3 seasons)
  • American Horror Story (watched 2 seasons)
  • Supernatural (watched nearly 6 seasons)

Want to watch (=series I’ve never watched before):

  • Lucifer
  • How To Get Away With Murder
  • Dexter
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Fear The Walking Dead (because Daniel Sharman is part of season 3 ♥)
  • Dark Matter

Book Tag: The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag [2017]

Best Book You’ve Read So Far

Six Of Crows (Leigh Bardugo): This book is not only the best book I’ve read so far this year, but probably also one of the best books I’ve read so far IN MY LIFE. The story is mind-blowing, the characters are so unique, the writing style is not only really touching and melodic but also very different – in a good way – to the writing styles I’m used to and even though it’s written from many different points of view, it never gets boring. Not even for one second. It’s also a book that will surprise you on every page, when you think you know what will happen the book will prove you wrong.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far

Crooked Kingdom (by Leigh Bardugo): You should’ve expected this after my last answer 🙂

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To

Lord Of Shadows (by Cassandra Clare): I’m dying to read this book, I just wasn’t in the right mood for it yet.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

The Shaw Confessions: The Becoming of Noah Shaw (by Michelle Hodkin)

Language Of Thorns (by Leigh Bardugo)

Biggest Disappointment

Holding Up The Universe (by Jennifer Niven): I fell in love with Jennifer Niven after reading “All The Bright Places” at the beginning of last year and I had really high expectations reading HUTU and it just didn’t live up to them. I don’t think it’s a bad book, it’s just not the right one for me.

Biggest Surprise

Normally I only buy books that I know I will like, so this is hard. But I guess “Anna and the French Kiss” was my biggest suprise this year. I only bought it, because I needed a light read after all the heavy fantasy and contemporary books I’ve read. But it actually turned out amazing and I’m so in love with the story, especially the relationship between Anna and Étienne was great.

Favourite New Author

Leigh Bardugo or Michelle Hodkin: As you can probably tell by my last few posts are the Mara Dyer Chronicles and The Six Of Crows Duology the best books I’ve read this year and I was astonished by both of their writing styles.

Newest Fictional Crush

Étienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss); but I’ll never love any male book character more than Julien Alexandre Du Cranier ♥

Newest Favourite Character

Noah (Mara Dyer Chronicles); Kaz and Inej (Six Of Crows)

Book That Made You Cry

The Last Star (by Rick Yancey): For those of you who’ve read this book, probably know what made me cry so much. I just wanted the end to turn out differently.

Favourite Book to Film Adaptation

I haven’t really seen any good book to film adaptations this year, but the news that The Raven Boys will get a tv series made me extremly happen (of course under the condition that it will be as great as the books)

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

Percy Jackson: Greek Heroes (by Rick Riordan): I really love the illustrations in the book and the cover on the front and back is amazing as well ♥

What Book Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?

Way too many books 😀

Favorite book and tv couples

[These aren’t all official couples, but they are still my OTP’s]

Book couples:

  • Julien and Dawn (Kuss des Dämons [german series])
  • Roth and Layla (Dark Elements)
  • Noah and Mara (The Mara Dyer Chronicles)
  • Daemon and Katy (Lux Series)
  • Ben and Cassie (The Fifth Wave)
  • Zed and Sky (Finding Sky)
  • Phoenix and Violet (Violet Eden Chronicles)
  • Percy and Annabeth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Alec and Magnus (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Julian and Emma (The Dark Artifices)

TV couples:

  • Francis and Mary (Reign)
  • Stiles and Lydia (Teen Wolf)
  • Bellamy and Clarke (The 100)
  • Cole and Phoebe (Charmed)
  • Mickey and Ian (Shameless)
  • Jess and Rory (Gilmore Girls)
  • Ward and Skye (Agents Of Shield)
  • Jughead and Betty (Riverdale)
  • Mon-El and Kara (Supergirl)
  • Seth and Summer (O.C. California)
  • Mason and Cory (Teen Wolf)
  • Kol and Davina (The Originals)
  • Stefan and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)

updated: 19/07/17

Life Lessons (1)

I always wondered why the most beautiful things in the world are those which can easily destroy us. It’s like we are addicted to the danger that we can sense when we are close to them. I found myself dancing outside in the rain in the middle of a storm and I didn’t care if I was struck by lightning or if the wind would blow me away. Another time I found myself holding my hand over the flames of a candle, just because I wanted to feel the pain. When I was younger I imagined to be every superhero I saw on TV. I even tried to fly once and broke my arm on that day without even thinking about the risks I would take. Why are we so fascinated of danger? What makes us always fall in love with someone we know will break our heart? Why are we willing to risk everything only to lose again and again? I guess it’s just something that lies deep within us. Something that we aren’t able to get rid of. Nature.

It isn’t supposed to be easy in life. To be honest, are the most wonderful things are the ones you have to fight for, even if everyone tries to convince you that you are making the wrong decision. I learn from quiet different things in life, it really depends on how they catch my attention. This right here is what I learned from watching the tv show “Gilmore Girls” while I grew up. The relationship between Rory and Jess was the most beautiful and meaningful one in the whole show. They don’t have to be your favorite couple for my statement to be true – I will show you why.

Jess had a huge impact on Rorys life: He taught her to express herself and showed her that there are more important things in life than school. That she can be more than the shy girl who always follows the rules. That true love can be painful but worth it. He lured her out of her comfort zone, because if we are honest than that’s exactly what helps us grow. He showed her the difficult sides of life and how to overcome them. He made her stronger.

But because of Rory, Jess changed over the course of time too. He started to believe in himself and in the things he could achieve in life. He opened his heart for her and through all the ups and downs, he was always a constant in her life. He learned that love is not only painful and that it isn’t a bad thing to show people that you care about them. That you aren’t supposed to waste your intelligence and that it’s important to have goals in life.

They complimented each other so well just because they were so different. Even though they had similar interests, they still had completely different personalities. Over the course of time they always fought for each other – they never gave up. And that’s exactly what I learned from them: The most wonderful things in life are the hardest to achieve but at the same time they are also the ones it’s worth fighting for.