How Grey’s Anatomy Died

#WARNING# If you want to catch up with grey’s anatomy or haven’t seen that much, you’ll better NOT read this post!

Because I can’t write it down (I may explode or use very bad language) I’ll show you. After Izzie leaving and George dying it was hard for me to continue but I was already drugged and had no control over my rational part of the brain.

 

1. Lexie Grey & Mark Sloan (“McSteamy”)

They started well – I fell for them.

“… Yeah, you like me? I’m going to die.”

… and here we go: The first time I wanted to do very bad things to Shonda Rhimes.

2 people killed.The 2 most interesting people on the show (or at least the funniest besides Christina) Well done, Shonda Rhimes, well done.

 

2. Mark Sloan & Derek Sheppard

“… because he died and I can’t do funny things with him anymore.”

” You really had to die with Lexie, hadn’t you? “

 

3.  Owen Hunt & Christina Yang

“We’ll waste so many seasons on Christina & Owen, because Shonda Rhimes knows, that they’ll never end up together. Isn’t that fun?”

“WHAT?”

 

4.  Meredith & Christina

“Staying friend forever? Haha, good one. I’ll leave the show and you’ll be dark and twisted as ever, Mer.”

 

FINALLY 5. Meredith and Derek

“I wish, I hadn’t said that. Seriously”.

“I’ll die in a stupid car accident because grey’s became boring. Cheers, Sweetheart!”

AND IN THE END: 

“…because grey’s anatomy died long before the last terrible death of another main character.”

Got the GIF’s from here, here, here, here, here, here , here, here,here.

Waiting on Wednesday #12 – “Dreamstrider”

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“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill (breakingthespine) that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.”

Title: “Dreamstrider
Author: Lindsay Smith
Pages: 320
Release date: October 6th 2015

What’s the story?

“A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject’s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.”

Why did I choose this one?

It is difficult for me to take a book home  if there is an explicit mention of “politics” in it. I’m not a “political type”, I don’t like the way the world works and I think there are so many improvements to be made – but this is another story.
While this synopsis mentions Politics in a way I’ve not heard before, I’m intimidated if my language skills are enough to understand such a “richly conceived world full of political intrigue”.

Every time I watch the news I’m all like

and remember what everyone is saying.

Nevermind, I’ll definitely look into this book and I mean – DREAMS? They got me with this!

One-Sentence-Review of “Spook”-Series

I thought about doing something Quick&Different for my 100th blog post (… Wow. 100. I never have imagined that I would write that much) – so here you go! 😉

I’ve read the last seven books of the Spooks-Series and finally finished it! Because I didn’t want to write a #QuickTip anymore, I’ll do it this way.
Enjoy!

#1


“I don’t know why I’m reading this – I can’t even watch a Horror Movie without hiding under my blanket.”

#2


“Yap, still here and I know that Tom Ward with his 13 years is so much braver than I’d ever be.”

#3


“That’s the point where I’ve lost any sanity and read until 3 am.”

#4


“Witches aren’t nice and if they want to bring the evil itself into the world – sh*#§ gonna go down!”

#5


“Glad to meet you, Spook Bill Arkwright, If I’d be a witch (or as Tom your apprentice) I would literally wet my pants.”

#6

“Everyone always knew that Tom’s Mum was special – guess what, THAT what’s coming you didn’t imagine in your wildest dreams!”

#7


“We always knew that Tom’s best friend Alice’s relatives are dangerous, Bony Lizzie is one of them…”

#8


“Never offend a powerful witch, because there is more to the world than Demons and Witches – old gods for example.”

#9


“I LOVE IT!!!!!! Because a ruthless witch assasine is awesome!”

#BESTBOOK

#10


“… Look at the picture and you’ll get it.”

#11

“The book you can’t decide if it’s bad or not – it has Grimalkin in it but nothing to do with the actual storyline.”

#12

“The book where you think that Alice is pretty bad ass – but you knew this already!”

#13

*** SPOILER WARNING ***

“The book where you hate Joseph Delaney for ruining pretty much everything. EVERYTHING. … Oh, another sentence is needed: Suddenly, Book 11 makes sense.”

That’s it, I hope you enjoyed it
(it is much harder than I thought to pick just one sentence without spoiling anything)

Now get your butt up and check your library! You definitively need to read these books!

Images via here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, here and here, here.

Waiting on Wednesday #11- “A Madness So Descreet”

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“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill (breakingthespine) that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.”

Title: “A Madness So Discreet
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Pages: 384
Release date: October 6th 2015

 

“Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us


Do I need to say more? I’ll definitely read this precious Cover-beauty, because Sanity and Insanity is always a good topic to start your day with, isnt’it?
What do y’all think?

Feel free to share your WoW-Pick with me 😉

#Update – April 201

Hello there!
(My skills in the category “How to greet Readers nicely” haven’t really improved.)

I thought, it was time for an Update-post, because I seemed to have vanished.

Just finished: “I am Grimalkin (Spook #9)”

Well, a few weeks ago I wrote a German post, that I’ve ordered the 9 missing Spook-books (because they never got translated into German) … and I’m really sorry, but I couldn’t stop reading. I feel a little bit drugged but can’t help it. Currently, I’m reading Book No. 10 “Spook’s Blood”.

Don’t worry – for those of you who don’t know the “Spook-Series” (I won’t say shame on you, because I rediscovered them just a few weeks ago myself), a #QuickTip will be up soon 😉

Remember those?

                                           

Yes, I promised to read these two beauties, but the “Spook-Series” is like the new toy in town and all the other toys have to deal with a high amount of “I’m-currently-neglecting-every-damn-book-okay?-Deal-with-it!”. But I’ll catch up.

… but not after I’ve finished these precious ones.

           

Unfortunately, Uni (or as you call it “college”) is starting Monday and after taking a good look on my schedule I realised, that I have to get myself WiFi on the train or I’ll be damned. No, it’s not that bad, but I’ll post whenever I’m feeling like it (that might be 5 days a week or just one or two post’s. We’ll see, won’t we?)

Thank you so much for reading this and reading other posts (there are 61 clearly crazy people who decided to follow me. That’s so sweet! But, seriously, people, what is wrong with you? (I’m blushing right now)) If you feel like leaving a comment, I’d be glad to answer as quick as possible 😉

 Has anybody read the Spooks-Series or is going to? Whatever it is, feel free to share your thoughts!

See you soon and have a great day (I’m going to cook Noodles now, because Noodels are great. Did you know, that I used to spell Noodles NODDLES? … Well, now you know.)

 Sending you a big hug! (and lots of Spaghetti!) xx

Franzi

Images via here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Waiting on Wednesday #10 – “Illusionarium”

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“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill (breakingthespine) that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.”

Title: Illusionarium
Author: Heather Dixon
Expected Publication: May 19th 2015
Pages: 368

“From the author of Entwined, a brilliantly conceived adventure through an alternate London. This sweeping, cinematic tale of an apprentice scientist desperate to save his family—and his world—is The Night Circus meets Pixar.

Through richly developed parallel worlds, vivid action, a healthy dose of humor, and gorgeous writing, Heather Dixon spins a story that is breathtaking and wholly original.”

Why?

 … soooo, what’s the story?

First, I was fascinated by the opposing opinions concerning this upcoming book. Many people were disappointed, others said it’s far more than you would expect. … Then I started to stalk the author, Heather Dixon. Her blog is sooo cool and after I’ve read that she’s an storyboard artist for Disney – it was over. I just kept on stalking and stalking and I’m leaving every book I’m currently reading on my desk and want to start her first book “Entwined”.


I’ve really no real clue what’s going on in “Illusionarium” but the hints on Goodreads and her blog suggest it’s a real good kind-of fantasy-story with great atmosphere. But I can be mistaken.
However, I’m SO excited to read in. In May. … so, in one month. More than 31 days. Oh dear.

But until then – There is a self-made book trailer by the author! Enjoy! 😀

“The Book of Life” (All Souls #3) – Deborah Harkness

Title: “The Book of Life” (All Souls #3)
Author: Deborah Harkness
Released: July 15th 2014
Pages:  561

Rating: 4/5 ★

Description

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies.
At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches–with one significant exception.
But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences.
In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

from Goodreads


Opinion

It is a great finale, I can’t lie, but after having a few weeks distance from the state of finishing it and now (actually writing the review) I’m certain, that I won’t re-read it that quickly.
Yes, I am the “I-love-to-re-read-books-type” and a breathtaking book is always “re-readable”.
The Characters develope further (good), the storyline becomes more interesting (better) and new characters are introduced (not sure: Another villain Diana and Matthew have to fear? *hrmpf* Could have been done better).
If I’m honest, I didn’t really focus that much on the actual story and the problems, I just loved to read how friends and family bonded, fought together and guess what? They made it.

***  Warning! Spoiler!  ***

After the miscarriage in the past (remember? Timetravel – the second book) Diana is pregnant again and WOW, things are getting totally messed up. (In a good and a bad way). I was so excited for the babys to finally be born (I was having concerns, if I’m actually just reading the book because there’ll be babys in it?) Everything went as smoothly down as possible (no, I’m lying. There were troubles, but the birth wasn’t one of them. Pregnant women in labour are actually … funny.)

****

The conclusion Diana and Matthew got from Ashmole (that sneeky book everyone wants to possess) was rather disappointing, but that’s just my opinion. I really didn’t care that much about that crazy-magic-power-book and maybe that’s why I just shrugged it off.

Nevermind, I’ve enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone who started the series and also to those who are questioning themselves, if they should. Just try it out!

About the Author

Born in 1965, Harkness grew up near Philadepelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of an American-born father and a British-born mother
Harkness […] studied abroad at Oxford University She is a well-regarded historian of science and medicine, as well as having studied alchemy, magic and the occult.
In 2011, Harkness published her first work of fiction, “A Discovery of Witches”.
Harkness is also the author of the award-winning wine blog, Good Wine Under $20.

Information via here and Images via here, here, here and here.

“Shadow of Night” (All Souls #2) – Deborah Harkness

I’ve started this series days before my vacation in Rome and even exploring an ancient city couldn’t get me away from continuing with the second book.

Title: “Shadow of Night
Author: Deborah Harkness
ReleasedJuly 10th 2012
Pages: 584 (Thank you!)
Rating: 4/5 ★

What happens?

If you haven’t read the first book and want to avoid spoilers just read my Opinion (…or better not. I couldn’t prevent myself from SPOILiNG) or switch to “A Discovery Of Witches”.

“Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library,she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened.

Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot.

Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers…”


Opinion

Yes. Time travel? You got me!
No, seriously, the first book was an interesting journey through the dusty world of books (Diana Bishop is in love with her job) into the world of Witchcraft, Demons and hot Vampires (okay not hot HOT, but he’s kind of cute). The second book is now more focused on strengthening the plot & characters.
Veeeery good.

Diana and Matthew are now officially a couple and there isn’t anything worse than that (for the law keeping part). In order to get some time (ha.ha.) to think and to learn how to control a) her powers (Diana is some super-witch) b) Matthew (or Diana. Sometimes they don’t get that you can’t control everything!) and c) more enemies in the past (like the guy who wrote the first Faustus. He’s in love with Matthew. But Matthew is in love with Diana. Sooo…. yap. Problems, people!) they travel back to the Elizabethan Times. (Remember: No showers, no baths, no real teethbrushs and and and ….)
I liked the second book … I might’ve enjoyed it even more than the first one because I finally gave in and admitted to myself that I like it. Damn it. I thought my Vampire-phase was over.

You can see the characters grow and become bigger (or more bad) and surer in what they’re doing (I mean Diana.). In the first book she was stumbling more or less around, didn’t really know how to handle everything (but she did it quite well) and she is now facing more secrets, more magic and more totally crazy people who want her for her power or her connection to one of the mighty “Clairmonts” (Matthew in this case).

(You know what’s awesome? Time travel enables you to meet people who are long dead. Like Matthews father. Or his sister (not so good) or … Just Read it okay?)

There will be secrets (again) and occasionally you’ll be reminded of the twilight-series but I can say that proudly: It’s so much better!

Go and read the first (If you haven’t already) and second book and enjoy yourself.

Please, feel free to leave comments of any sort ! 😉

Images via here and here and here.

Waiting on Wednesday #9 – “A Thousand Nights”

I fell in love with fairytales within seconds when my grandpa began to read me the little Meermaid, but there was one story that I’ve loved most: Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.
… and there was this book. My Grandma didn’t allow me to touch it without her watching me narrowly. “One Thousand and One Nights“. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen the book again after she died because of cancer (I have no idea, where it might be).
But enough sad stories – That’s just the reason I’m freaking out over that upcoming book.

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“Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill (breakingthespine) that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.”

Title: “A Thousand Nights
Author: E.K. Johnston
Expected Publication:  October 6th 2015
Pages: only 304


Description

LO-MELKHIIN killed three houndred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

      This is awesome. I’m sorry, there will be no doubt about it. This. Is. Awesome.

… I remembered the date

My Week in Rome – Part II

Our final days were just filled with wandering through Trastevere + the center and eating more Pasta & Pizza.
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 …. aaand we were lucky enough that the weather turned out to be phenomenal! This is the “Monumento a Vittoria Emanuele II” – I think it’s great, but Lena told me that the Italians hate it. So, don’t tell an Italian that you think it looks great. Just don’t.

Trastevere

A street. With buildings.

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Another street. I strengthened the colours.

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This is the “entrance gate” to a housing area. This particular area is the “Cartiere Coppede“, filled with buildings in the style of “art nouveau” or “Jugenstil“. Just a few pictures to show you how beautiful a walk through a quiet neighborhood can be.

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Look at this beautiful architecture. I hated to talk about it in art class but I just LOVE it seeing them in real life.

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Again, I put some more colour in that picture, that you can see the ornaments.

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I waited for what seemed an hour but he didn’t go away. Neither did I. But eventually I gave up.

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After walking until our feet began to burn (again) we made our way towards the “Gianicolo” one of the two big hills of Rome. (Before that we got ourselves cookies and unhealthy ice tea to picknick between the couples…)

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My little digi-cam (yes, you’ve heard right) can’t really capture the feeling. But I tried.

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I should have informed myself but really … this whole trip was to relax not to get myself informed. Unfortunately.

Piazza Navona

Next day – back to Piazza Navona. We are on our way home but want to explore more of Trastevere.

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… and then we found our old enemy: a whole lot of stairs. Some Italians couldn’t understand why we’d be so happy about stairs without any tourists on it (They called us “stupid Americans”… well, Italy isn’t actually known for its kindness).

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I like that one. Of course it’s not me! It’s my Bestie, taking pictures of Rome. On top of that staircase.

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That’s me. …. I was not creative enough to find another pose that suit’s me and doesn’t make me look like I’m retarded. Whatever, I’m happy.
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#ItalianStyle

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Walking away from the entrance and towards the platform.

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… and another hill in Rome. Her favourite. “Aventino” (one of the 7 hills in Rome).

I have a bunch of photos (selfies) and reeally akward stuff but she would kill me if I’d put them on the Internet. I’ll upload some other pictures if I figure out how to install a gallery. Until then:

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Act crazy and make sure to visit Rome!