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Weekly Book Wrap-Up #51 – Hurricane Friederike´s Aftermath

Samstag, Januar 20, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up I give you a bit of an insight in all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*


I am linking up with Tynga´s Reviews and Caffeinated Book Reviewer and hope you´ll have fun reading it and maybe get the one or the other book inspiration.




Stacking The Shelves #51 

My weekend is already TOP! Today was Everless by Sara Holland in the mail and I am totally happy about it. I´ve heard so many great things from other bloggers and readers, yes, I can say I am super excited to have it now really in my hands and THAT COVER – holy moly! There are details in it you don´t see in the photos spread all over the web.


Bought Books

 








Sunday Post #8

I have about an hour before the next Biathlon race is going on, so I am using the time to write some of my posts for today and the next days.

Hurricane “Friederike” has left Germany. So far, we count eight dead people, among them two firefighters and a man in his sixties. We are still warned to go into the woods surrounding my town because of the damage this hurricane has caused there.
Some parts in the East of Germany are still without electrical power and traveling by train is no fun. Too many tracks are still affected by overthrown trees or broken branches and though they do everything within their power, it will take obviously days to clean up.

It was a very strange feeling for me Friday morning when I saw on TV the report of a journalist while she was doing her job and reporting about the last hurricane we had rolled over the country just a few days ago.
On Thursday she was standing in one of the forests we have in the East of Germany when all the sudden the hurricane started and literally trees were falling like Mikado sticks around her. She and her team had to stay in the middle of a glade to stay safe and you could see and hear that it was for them all a very frightening and emotional moment.

We had severe storm warnings coming in during Wednesday and Wednesday evening and on Thursday morning the weather forecast got worse and worse and all the sudden they were talking about a hurricane coming. No storm, a hurricane. This area where I live is normally not affected by high water or hurricanes. A very strong storm here and there during autumn – what we call the normal autumn storm, yes, but something like what we had during the past two weeks, no.

The day after “Friederike” brought very chill air and still strong winds, and with that rain. And rain and cold air are no good combination. Ice and snow is the result as you all know. Here in my area freezing rain means that the streets get very slippery and I don´t know what´s worse. Icy roads or snowy roads.

While walking to the post office this morning, I could see some of the damage “Friederike” had caused. The usual small river that runs through our town was filled very high with brown water, the air is still chilly and everywhere you look are broken branches.

I am glad when this week´s over and we can go back to normal again. But when I think of those families, who have lost loved ones in this hurricane, it feels not good at all. For them, life will never go back to “normal” and my heart and prayers go out to them.




I am reading





Posts up on the blog

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Bossman by Vi Keeland
Waiting On Wednesday #59 Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian


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I am Vi, avid reader, book blogger and painter who loves to talk and write about books. A day without one in my hands is a wasted one. Skilled florist with a degree in writing - oh yes, that works. I like many genres, but horror is nothing for me! Have fun.

Kommentare:

  1. I'm very glad that you're safe! The storm sounded horrendous! I hope you get to wrap up warm and read lots this coming week. :-)

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    1. I hope that too. Reading is always comforting me *smile* Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. We've had a lot of storms here, too, Vi, but no hurricanes! I hope life will get back to normal as soon as possible!

    Your new books look great :) Enjoy!

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading - and Biathlon watching ;)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Wonderful weekend to you too, Lexxie. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Stay warm. I'm glad you got Everless, I can't wait to get my hands on it as well. My Shelf

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    1. Thank you. Hope you can get it soon. It for sure looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I am so glad that it´s over. Love the quiet we have now. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Yikes, sorry to hear about the storm! Sounds like it was awful! Hope the damage isn't too bad, and best wishes to all those affected.

    Hope Everless is as good as it looks, and yay for Perfect Lies too. That one also looks good. :)

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    1. Yap, the storm was awful and I am very relieved that we have now quiet weather. Now, with Perfect Lies on my shelves, I can binge read that duology *smile* Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Eeeek! I hate extreme weather. I lived in Florida for six years, and we were always worrying about hurricanes. Glad you are ok. I have been seeing a lot of good buzz for Everless. Hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Yes, it seems that readers love it. Curious how I will feel about it *smile* Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Glad you are okay! Sorry to hear the storm was so deadly though. That is terrible. Hopefully the weather improves!

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  8. Wow! I never hear about hurricanes in Germany so I'm at a loss for words! That is awful. :( I love the name Friederike though. :o I have been trying to read Everless for weeks! I think it just isn't for me - probably the insinuated love triangle holding me back. I've set it aside. It is so pretty though. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a wonderful week, Vi. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Hi Alyssa, so glad to see you stopping by! Thank you. Yap, Friederike is a beautiful name, an old one, but still. I have Everless on my tbr, waiting for me. But other books are first in line *smile*

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  9. Oh so sorry to hear that. Glad that you’re safe. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. ❤️

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  10. Sorry to hear about the hurricane. We have tornadoes here and they can be so scary. Glad you are safe. Everless and Perfect Lies have such pretty covers! I know nothing about either of them but now I need to go find out. Have a great week!

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    1. Oh yes, the covers are beautiful. I´d say mission accomplished *smile* Thank you for visiting.

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  11. Oh yeah, I heard of this storm last week on the news! Although it didn't reach us in tems of weather. That must have been scary... So you and your family were safe? I'm glad...

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    1. Safe and sound, thank god. Don´t need another storm like this again ... Thanks for your visit.

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