Time For Mugs..

Here´s what I believe to be the perfect way to spend a day- Sitting somewhere comfortable with a hot beverage and a good book, preferably wrapped in a cozy blanket.

Sometimes I even get to enjoy a day or two during the week and play out that perfect moment. It´s kind of like an important ritual for me. A hot chocolate steaming from a mug and holding a book. It´s relaxing. It´s soothing. It´s heaven.

A few of many….


For me- mugs and books go hand in hand. Well, any drink goes well with a good book but I´d always pick a mug over a cocktail/wine glass. Plus, there are more cooler mugs than there are glasses. And mugs are book-related objects. Totally bookish. * grin *

So, with that being said- I want to announce my new blog feature: Mug Monday

Mug Monday´s will be about mugs or anything porcelain that has a handle or can keep my hot chocolate or peppermint tea warm ( because those are the only two warm drinks I go near) including talk of my newest/latest read, book/social media gossip.

My kitchen is filled with mugs of all shapes, colors and sizes that it would be a shame not to include them in my book posts.


Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is doing good? I'm declaring this day of the week my new ☕☆MUG-BOX FEATURE☆ ☕ Why? I'll gladly enlighten you😊😄. Because I have a kitchen full of mugs in all colors, shapes and sizes. Books and mugs go hand in hand, too. I'm always drinking a hot chocolate while reading a book😊🤓.☕📖 I'll let you in on a little private secret: Wednesday is my day off. It's a day where I stay in my pj's and slip into a fluffy hot pink bathrobe and hold a mug while I aimlessly walk around the house with no actual purpose. 😂😂😂 then I stand infront of my bookshelves like I'm in a bookstore, sipping at my hot chocolate. I know I'm weird but you have no idea how AWESOME Wednesday's are for me😂😂😂😂 Here's to those special Wednesday's! Share the mug/book love! . . . . . #wednesday #mug #hotchocolate #booksandhotchocolate #muglove #feature #bookstagram #books #instablog #instablogger #whatshouldireadnext #weird #booklove #cocoaandbooks #myquirks #bibliophile #bookworm #bookninja #whatidrink #lazyday #bookphotography #germany

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I´m looking forward to awesome discussions over drinks and books!

(Note: Instagram Mug Features Wednesday´s. Instagram Mug Features may or may not be included in blog posts.)

Much love,

Morgana xxx

12 Things You can Use As Bookmarks

Bookmarks. One of those things you can´t live with or without.

Normally, a bookmark is made out of a simple strip of card, used to mark a page in a book so a reader knows where he/she left off. But bookmarks come in all materials, shapes and sizes, these days.

All you have to do is spend some quality time on Instagram and you can find tons, if not more, Insta-feeds from super creative people who make gorgeous, personalized bookmarks or you can do what I usually do * hides face in shame *: Use whatever is close by as a bookmark.

Seriously- I feel slightly ashamed of my bookmark substitutes. I´m 35. I should have figured out by now that toilet paper isn´t the right choice to mark a page but I still do it. I spend so much time on Etsy that I could easily order a few of those fab page markers.

It wasn´t until I decided to dust off my bookshelves when I noticed I had all sorts of weird objects sticking between book pages. I mean- I knew I used toilet paper. But the rest? * snorts * Totally slipped my mind that I used anything flat and within my reach. As I emptied my books I collected some awkward treasures ( including chocolate someone hid behind my books. But that´s a story for a different time).

WP bookmarks

  1. A bookmark. I have hundreds of bookmarks. If I could only remember where they all are.

2. Piece Of Ribbon. As a mom of 2 girls I have all sorts of glittery girly stuff flying around the house, even ribbons. You can never know when you need to work one into a braid or give a newly wrapped gift the last touch.  A piece of ribbon can also be used as a bookmark!

3. Photos. The large rectangular object on the top of the pic is a photo ( turned facedown due to privacy reasons). I can´t, by all that´s fluffy and pink, remember when I used that as a bookmark.

4.  Toilet Paper & Kleenex. This is no surprise to any reader. You take your book with you to the bathroom. It´s normal. I have a stack of books right next to my towels.. But when you don´t want to put your book down, not even when nature calls, you take your book with you. That´s just how it works. Toilet paper has more than one function! Kleenex is just as great. Lol.

5. Hair Accessories. I must have been super desperate to use a bobby pin, a rubber band and a hair clip as bookmarks.

6. Post-It Notes / Strips. Those are my favorite and I usually use them when I´m not in that much of a hurry. Since I have them sticking all over my house I just walk by and grab the closest one and stick it in my book.

7. Chewing Gum Wrapper. Not totally unusual or uncommon for me to find gum wraps in my books. I chew a lot of gum, day and night. And I don´t just take a piece out and chew it for hours…. No. I´m a 5-at-a-time kind of girl. I found lots of gum wrappers on bookshelf cleaning day.

8. Receipts. I usually throw receipts right away because they´re unwanted evidence * howling with laughter *. There are a few times I do keep them but they always end up as a bookmark substitute.

9. Clothes Pin. You could pay me and I still wouldn´t be able to remember the moment when I used that. Whatever possessed me to use a clothes pin? It´s not even practical. Just as useless as the chocolate I found hidden behind my books.

10. Pocket Calendar. It was laying on the table. It was either that or use a pen to mark the page I was at.

11. Triangle Ruler. Yeah. The girls leave their stuff on the table and mommy uses it as a bookmark and blames the poor kids for losing her stuff ( parental fail at it´s finest. The shame is unbearable ).

12. Paperclip. Useful in so many ways. For me, a paperclip is like a swiss knife. Always have one in my pocket and purse and you can use it for everything, especially as a bookmark.


My advice for fellow book addicts? Use real bookmarks. That´s what they´re there for. It´s the sole purpose for a bookmark to be wedged between pages. Don´t be like me. Don´t use whatever you can get ahold of.

Speaking of bookmarks…. Here´s a shout out to some amazing creative Insta-people who make wonderful decorative bookmarks that´ll make your reading experience lots more enjoyable!

Page Break – Etsy ShopInstagram

Enchanted Bookmarks – Etsy ShopInstagram

Our Bookmarks – Etsy ShopInstagram


Do you have any bookmark substitutes you like to use? Let me know! ❤

Much Love,

Morgana xx






The Versatile Blogging Award


Dear book friends, family, readers and followers,

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogging Award by the brilliant ladies over at 5171 Miles Book Blog. A huge THANK YOU, chicas! I´m honored and floored. ❤

Since this blog post / award nomination is a German one, I´m going to follow in my colleagues footsteps and offer a translation that will knock your socks off ( Literally. My german spelling is cringeworthy.)


Liebe Buch Freunde, Familie, Leser und Follower,

Ich wurde für den Versatile Blogging Award, von den genialen ladies von 5171 Miles Book Blog nominiert. Ein riesen DANKESCHÖN an euch Mädels. Was für eine Ehre! ❤ ❤

Weil dieser blog post eigentlich eine Deutsche post ist versuche ich in den Fußstapfen meiner Kolleginnen zu treten und das ganze hier mal ( so gut wie es geht) zu übersetzen.



Here are the rules….

*Thank the blogger who nominated you*

*tell us 7 facts about yourself*

*nominate another blogger*


Hier sind die Regeln…

* Dank den Blogger der Dich nominiert hat *

*verrate 7 Fakten über Dich*

*nominiere andere Blogger*


EN  Fact #1

No one calls me Morgana, except for my mom and brother and my dentist. The rest of the world calls me by my middle name, Julia.

Fact #2

My life is totally, completely color oriantated. If my food doesn´t have the right color I won´t eat it. If colors don´t match anywhere in my house I´ll go nuts ( I´m talking about clothes, flowers in my garden, etc.)

Fact #3

I speak 3 languages fluently.

Fact #4

Astrology scares the bejesus out of me. If someone guesses my zodiac sign correctly then I´ll try to avoid that person for eternity. The words ” You´re an Aquarius, right?” will have me crossing oceans at the speed of light. Same goes for card readings. I´ll scream and run away. I don´t want to know what my future holds. I´m also rediculously supersticious. Early birthday wishes are sheer torture for me, black cats on the left side of the road will make me turn my car, shoes on the table….*shudder*, no salt in the house… I just realized I´m weird AF. *hangs head*

Fact #5

My husband used to bully me in School. I was in the 8th grade and he called me fat while I was eating a chocolate croissant. We started dating when I was 19. Married him when I was 23 and now I´m 35 and we´re still married and now have 2 girls together.

Fact #6

I´m secretly competeing with the Queen of England´s garden. Don´t ask me why. Lol. I made it my mission that my garden will look a thousand times better than the one from Buckingham Palace.  ( I have a black thumb so we all know how my garden competition is coming along. But one can dream, right? )

Fact #7

I have a flipflop ossession. I have a pair for every occasion. Last time I counted I had 28 pairs….but I´m not sure. I think I´ve lost count. I´m not sure of that either. Let´s just say that I have an unhealthy flipflop addiction and I don´t want to talk about it ( runs away and shields all the flipflops)


Okay. I think that´s about it. 🙂 I hope you guys had fun with the useless, non interesting info of myself! Wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful day! Share the book love!

I nominate

Woodie´s Book Addiction

DE Fakt #1

Keiner nennt mich Morgana, ausser meine Mutter, Bruder und mein Zahnarzt. Alle anderen nennen mich bei meinem zweit name: Julia.

Fakt #2

Mein Leben ist total Farborientiert. Wenn mein Essen nicht die richtige Farbe hat dann esse ich es nicht. Es macht mich auch wahnsinnig wenn Farben im und um mein Haus nicht passen. ( Das gilt für Kleidung, Blumen im Garten, usw.)

Fakt #3

Ich spreche 3 Sprachen. Fliessend.

Fakt #4

Ich habe angst vor Astrologie. Wenn einer mein Sternzeichen richtig errät bin ich die erste die innerlich ausflippt. Die Worte “Du bist bestimmt Wassermann, gell?” bringen mich dazu Ozeane zu überqueren. Das gleiche gilt auch für Tarot Karten lesen. Geht garnicht! Ich muss meine Zukunft nicht wissen. Ausserdem bin ich auch Abergläubig wie sau. Schwarze Katzen bringen mich dazu auf der Strasse zu drehen, frühzeitige Geburtstags Glückwünsche sind der reinste horror…genauso wie Schuhe auf´m Tisch und kein Salz im Haus haben. Ich habe eben realisiert das ich verdammt seltsam bin. * hangs head*

Fakt #5

Mein Eheman hat mich früher in der Schule gemobbt. Als ich in der 8ten Klasse war nannte er mich Fett weil ich immer ein Schoko Croissant gegessen habe. Mit 19 sind wir das erste Mal ausgegangen. Mit 23 habe ich ihn geheiratet und jetzt bin ich 35 und wir sind immer noch zusammen und haben auch 2 kinder. ( Das war eine sehr kurze und knappe, eher unromantische fakt. Es war tatsächlich dramatischer und VIEL romantischer damals.)

Fakt #6

Ich führe momentan ein Garten-Wettkampf mit der Queen of England. Ihre Majestät weiss davon nichts aber ich habe es zur meiner Mission gemacht einen schöneren Garten zu haben wie die von Buckingham Palast. Da ich aber einen schwarzen Daumen habe wisst ihr bestimmt wie erfolgreich ich mit meiner Mission bin.

Fakt #7

Ich bin eine leidenschaftliche Flipflop sammlerin. Momentan habe ich, glaub ich, 28 Paar? Bin mir nicht ganz sicher. Es sind so viele, da verliert man leicht den überblick. Ach, * abwink * wen probiere ich hier zu verarschen? Ich habe bestimmt mehr und ich weiss es nicht aber ich möchte ungern über meine Flipflop sucht reden ( schnell wegrenn und flipflops schützen)

So, meine Lieben. Das war´s von meiner Seite. Ich hoffe ihr hattet Spass mit meine doch-so-nutzlosen-fakten. Ich hoffe ihr habt einen schönen Tag! Mucho Liebe….<3

(KLEINER HINWEIS- Ich entschuldige alle Rechtschreibfehler. Deutsch ist nicht meine Muttersprache. Aber ich bin heil froh das ich es halbwegs reden kann..:-) )

Ich nominiere

Woodie´s Book Addiction