Mug Monday & Outdoor Reading

Book / Kindle Paperwhite

ARC – To Be Revealed

Mug & Tea Pot

Red Mug – GreenGate, Tea Pot – IKEA

 

Happy Mug Monday!

The `Reading Outside Season` has officially opened!

Well, for me, at least. You see, it´s not easy finding the right day for an outside reading session. Where I live, we deal with 365 days of pure Autumn or Spring weather.

If it´s not raining, it´s windy. If It´s not raining or windy then it´s usually dull outside. Temperatures rank from low to high ( depending on the season ) but keep a steady murky sky color.

Over here, a heavy gray clouded sky belongs to our weather norm. That´s our usual. Our everyday normal.

There´s no chance to read a book outdoors because I´m always afraid of getting wet or being blown away by pseudo tornadoes.

And God help us when summer decides to show it´s face. We suffer from unimaginable 42 °C heat and wish we were never born ( while staring at a gray sky). Summers are icky and humid.

I´m not one to complain, though. I have a brutal sun allergy that keeps me locked indoors on most sunny days. I think the only true way to survive my sun allergy is to eat sunblocker. It all starts from within, amirite?

Germany has weird weather. It´s a simple fact. If you thought the UK weather is dreary… you haven´t seen what Germany has to offer. Compared to this place, Great Britain is an island of sunshine.

Now that you´re well acquainted with the weather structure from Germany it´s time to praise the rare beautiful days we get. When the weather Gods give us a good day, then you better drop everything you´re doing and get out to appreciate the sun.

Today was one of those magical sunny days without rain, wind, snow, heat. Can you believe it? I sure as Hell couldn´t. Not until I took a step outside and felt the first sun rays on my skin.

You cannot imagine how fast I acted. I made my hot chocolate, grabbed my kindle ( after removing a 3 inch dust coat from it ) and practically flew out onto the back porch. I yelled for someone to bring me the comforter I forgot and VOILA!

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And I read. I took my sweet time to soak in the warmth of the Spring sun. I was outside for hours, reading my latest received ARC, listening to birds chirp and cars driving my in the background.

My reading session was only interrupted once by some bike rider who chased a car, yelling “You stupid idiot! PULL OVER!” And by bike rider I don´t mean motorcycle. I´m refering to an actual bike. The sight was one to behold!

Needless to say – I tanked hours worth of fresh air, enjoyed the sun & my hot chocolate and nearly finished my ARC.

That definitely counts as a successful Monday!

As for tomorrow´s weather – The weather forcast said it would be a stormy week with rain showers.

Since I´ve become a pro at indoor reading…. I might as well suck it up and get back into the reading cave and wait for another rare, beautiful day.

The Mug –  I´m in love with the GreenGate Alice series. It looks a little nostalgic, a little shabby chic and definitely an eye catcher. I have that same mug in dark blue, mint, powder pink and baby blue.

The Tea Pot / Hot Chocolate Pot – What´s the point in calling a tea pot a tea pot if I don´t drink tea? My brilliant idea: Rename the tea pot into a hot cocoa pot. Problem solved. An IKEA purchase done not too long ago. I normally don´t need any kind of pots for drinks but I couldn´t resist buying this tea pot. It´s SO PRETTY! And does NOT fit in with anything in my kitchen.  ( wipes tears from laughing so hard )

The ARC –   I wish my hands weren´t tied and I could tell you about the book I received but… I can´t. Not yet, at least. All I can say is that it´s a rom-com and it´s good.. * Wnk *

That´s it for today. I hope you all have a wonderful start of the week! Share the book <3.

 

Much love,

Morgana ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mug Monday: Me, My Mug & Bookshelf Ramblings

Happy Mug Monday! Today I´d like to share a simple yet calming picture I did the other day. Books in blue, topped off with my everyday mug and my Ikea blanket that looks rougher than it actually is.

We all have those mugs we constantly use. It´s the one we always look for when wanting to drink something hot. A go – to mug, if you prefer. That mug in the picture is my one and only mug. I´ve had it for years. You can say that I´m slightly attached to it.

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As for the books- I´ve been rearranging my books ever since I moved into my own apartment. I treated my books as I do my clothes. Whites to whites. Blacks to blacks. And everything else that´s multi – colored goes on the awkward shelf ( Yes. I have one of those. It´s where I keep every book that has a busy cover or is so colorful that I can´t bare to look at it. Lol. Don´t judge. I already know I´m weird.).

It wasn´t until recently when I realized that I had just as many blue books than I do black ones. An idea was born:

Why not rearrange my books in a way that would pep my livingroom a little? Rearrange my books so my girls can think mommy is the coolest person alive?

My grande idea was to sort out the covers by using the rainbow system.

I´ve seen so many Instagram posts with bookshelves full of books sorted out by color ( First red then orange.. followed by yellow, green, blue, purple You get the picture ). How hard could it be to copy that idea even for my own pleasure? It didn´t look hard.

I could do it. I COULD DO IT! * shouting from a mountain top *

No. I couldn´t do it. * hanging head in defeat *

Needless to say –  My idea didn´t work out as planned. BECAUSE (!!!!) I hate to see series and trilogies separated. That drives me completely bonkers! I can´t have all Black Dagger Brotherhood books spread out like a willing chicken.

And the book size issue. Don´t get me started on that.

The end result of my glorious idea? I went back to my old system. Within seconds I felt more at ease. Such a shame. If only all books came in the same size…. life would be so much more easier.

I´ll just stick to taking a certain color out once a week and stare at the books for a while before putting them back. ( I´m sure that´s considered a bookish problem. Bookish problem #458)

 

Blue Book Feature

Kings Cage – Victoria Aveyard

Take Me Home – Nancy Herkness

Reveiling Ghosts – Jeannine Allison

Black Swan Affair – K. L. Kreig

Between Here And The Horizon – Callie Hart

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Greengate , Blue

I hope you all enjoy your Monday ( even if there´s little left of it). Stay safe and take care.

Morgana xoxo

 

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.

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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.

 

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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