10 Funny Book Dedications

Those words of thanks from an author to someone special…. They´re often found on the dedication page.

You know, the page most people love to skip because they want to immediately get started with the story? Yeah. That page.

Book dedications might not be of major importance to a story, but some dedications are totally worth taking a look at.

Alas!

Here are 10 Funny Book Dedications

 

  1. Oh?

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2. I hope I´m not on this author´s shit – list.

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3. I bet Dad beamed with pride ( and waved back at the book )

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4. Sir Kmart Asshole.

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5. Uuhm…. okay ( hangs head ). 

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6. I´ve always wondered about that.

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7. Dear author, I can relate.

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8. Poor Mr. Marganit.

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9. Best. Line. Ever.

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10. Oops.

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It´s worth looking at book dedications. You just never know what you´re going to read.

 

That´s it for now…. Stay tuned for more…. ❤ ❤

Happy Cover Reveal for Envy by Dylan Allen

ENVY_CR_BANNEREnvy, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from Dylan Allen is coming May 31st!DA-Envy-Full-Wrap-FB

Envy by Dylan Allen

Publishing Date: May 31st

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Jamie Walker

If envy is a sin, then let me be damned.

Graham was born to be a star.

Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.

Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world.

For a while, I thought I could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God-given charm that made him famous, I still caught glimpses of my best friend.

Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me.

I wore that love like a crown . . . until he placed it on another’s head.

Losing him was agony, distance felt like the only cure.

When tragedy reunites us after years apart, it only takes one touch to erase the past. Just like that, I’m back in his arms.

He promises this time will be different. But I’m afraid to believe him.

Because behind his star’s blinding brilliance is a darkness that doesn’t want to let him go.

I know a star that bright can’t belong to just one person, but my jealous heart doesn’t want to share him.

I want all of him . . . even if wanting what doesn’t belong to me leads me to ruin.

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About Dylan

DylanHeadshot1Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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Book Review: Cake – Carmen Jenner

Synopsis

A hilarious new rom-com from USA Today best-selling author Carmen Jenner. 

Poppy Porter’s ex is getting married … to her ex-best friend. To land her dream job of partner in the most prestigious firm on the Upper East Side, Poppy must now pull double shifts as their wedding planner and maid of honor. And the icing on a truly craptastic cake? Leo Nass. Handsome, infuriating, womanizer, and … the best man. Despite their longstanding loathing, Poppy doesn’t see Leo coming. Literally.

One ruined cake.
One archnemesis.
One hour to save the wedding.

Can they put their hatred aside long enough to save Poppy’s job and Bridezilla’s head from exploding?

Piece of cake, right?

My Thoughts

Fun fact- I don´t like watching rom – coms. I don´t like reading rom – coms, either.

The reason for that is:  I find them far too cheesy and full of clichés. And most of them take place in Manhattan…because that´s the place for rom – coms.

You´d have a better chance catching me reading a Sci-Fi than a rom-com. If I want to be dragged out of my comfort – zone then I will most definitely not start reading romantic comedy´s.

Believe it or not… There´s a huge difference when it comes to romances. There are so many sub categories to the genre.

It´s the „I can´t live without you“ and „You had me at hello.“ that has me constantly doing the face of all faces.

I cannot, by all that´s pink and fluffy, remember what drove me to buy `Cake` by author Carmen Jenner.Cake

I remember seeing the cover on all social media platforms and reading a handful of reviews. The next thing I remember is scrolling through my TBR list on my Kindle and POOF, there was `Cake´. So, my guess is that I made a mistake.

I was in for a surprise.

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit Cake!

I actually enjoyed `Cake`. Like…really really enjoyed it.

The story? It was nothing new, or nothing I haven´t heard of a million times before. The story was the exact thing that usually bothers me with rom – coms.

Wedding planner gets a triple slap in the face when her ex wants to marry her best friend and has to co – plan their wedding PLUS be the maid of honor.

Things become interesting when Poppy, the wedding planner, has to deal with the groom´s best man – Leo, who´s also a childhood enemy of Poppy. They bump into each other more often than not.

The story takes place in New York and the Maldives ( of course! ) and cash is being tossed around as if someone had it growing on trees in their backyard.

So, why did I like this book so much?

Besides the humor ( which I fully appreciated ) it was the writing style and the way the characters were portrayed that made this read great. Poppy and Leo definitely helped me enjoy this book more than I was willing to.

Plus, there was cake. A lot of cake involved in this story. Who doesn´t love cake? Cake rules.

I couldn´t help myself. Falling for Leo and Poppy was not what I had planned but it happened anyways. Their overall chemistry was lovable.

What I also enjoyed was how movie – like this read felt. I kid you not… Reading `Cake ` felt like watching a Kate Hudson rom – com. ( I like watching Kate Hudson… not the romantic comedy´s she plays in )

The end was great. I liked how things played out for the MCs and the sub – characters.

Would I recommend this book? Sure. `Cake` is quite funny and entertaining. I don´t necessarily think that this book cured me of my dislike for rom – coms… but it did put a smile on my face more than once. That alone is reason enough to recommend this book. Maybe I´d be more open to rom – coms if they took place in Iceland or…. some other place that´s not in / near / around Manhattan.

Would I re – read this book? Not sure. Maybe. Maybe not. I have a strong feeling that this is a once – is – enough type of book. But who knows… I´m open for surprises.

The Cover – 3 stars ( The cover is nothing I´d go nuts over. And it´s definitely not the worst I´ve seen.)

The Story – 3 stars ( Uuhm… Not really unique but due to the writing style definitely highly entertaining. )

The Characters – 5 stars ( Loved them. )

My emotional state after finishing this read – Really happy.

4 stars

Purchase Links   Cake

Amazon.com 

Amazon.co.uk

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 ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Reading Lie

Is there a book you´ve never read but tell people you have?

In all honesty – Yes. I have. But let me explain….

First, let me tell you…I´m not huge on lying. I´m probably the worst liar there is because I get tangled in my own lies. That´s why I don´t lie. Lies are so stupid and worthless because… they´re simply facts that aren´t true.

Years ago, it was frowned upon in the book society when an avid reader claimed to be an avid reader without having read the world´s classics.

“What?! You haven´t read Kafka´s Methamorphosis?” 

So, what does a girl do who´s been asked if she has read the works of Kafka, Nietzsche, Wilde, Austen and Co. but hasn´t? A girl lies.

” Of course. I´ve read Kafka´s Methamorphosis.” My big reading lie.

My problem was-  I´ve already had a few classics under my reading belt up until that moment. Not many classics. Just the one´s I either had to read in School or the one´s my parents had on their bookshelves.

The lie I gave nearly ate me alive. On the one hand, I was ashamed that I (!!) haven´t read anything from Kafka, and on the other hand, I was afraid those same bookish people would eventually want to discuss Kafka´s work with me. The only solution to my problem, before ending up with stomach cramps, was: To pick `Metamorphosis`from Kafka and read it.

And boy, did I ever read Kafka´s Metamorphosis. I read it. I flung it on the sofa. Picked it back up. Hid the book where I thought I would forget about it. Felt bad and pulled it back out. To make a long 3 week story short: I hated it. I hated every page. I despised the words.

There was no negative feeling I hadn´t felt while reading Metamorphosis. But… I was prepared for future discussions with book people. That was my goal and I achieved it with lots of sweat and hate.

After that, I decided no book club was worth the effort. No book discussion would ever drive me to such extremes again. No more lying about books I haven´t read.

What I didn´t know back then was, a classic isn´t necessarily a classic. I read `Little Women` by Louisa May Alcott and I´ve also read a few Jane Austen books. But those were also frowned upon in certain book circles because they´re “mainstream”. You´re only a real book-worm if you´ve read the heavy hams people curse to be true literature classics.

Honestly, I feel like I´m in Highschool, again, taking music. You were only cool if you listened to dubious, unknown artists… or Nirvana and acted all artsy with uncombed hair ( those were the days, eh?).

After my encounter with the book club from the seven pits of Hell I sort of kept an eye on other book discussions. You will not believe the amount of liars there are in those many groups.

“Nietzsche? Oh yeah. I have his collection. Right next to my Fifty Shades Of Grey books.”

“I read Tolstoy when I was 14 years old. Brilliant, I tell you. Just brilliant.”

It´s not that I don´t believe people when they say they´ve read certain classics. I do have faith that not everyone is a liar. But you can spot a book lie when having a book conversation. Words fly back and forth and then it happens.

“Oh, I´m waiting for approval on Netgalley for that one.”

( for Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Publication date: 1932 )

Busted. Caught.

 

Some time after my own private book lie I found a thread on Reddit where people were trying to hold a civilized conversation on the classic literature topic.

That thread was GOLD!

Book people from all corners of the world, from all literature niches were arguing over what could be considered a classic, classic literature… and if those classics were mandatory reads. I watched the thread grow for hours. It was interesting, to say the least. Interesting because so many people have read ALL the world´s classics.

Then there was a woman. I have no idea who she was, where she came from or why she was following the thread but she was my favorite person that evening.  My bookish Hero.

“It´s not a crime if you haven´t read classic literature”

I´m not sure if that woman is still alive or if the classic literature brigade hunted her down. I hope she´s okay.

I have to agree, though. It´s truly not a crime if someone has never touched a classic book before. There´s no shame in reading modern books and believing they´re literature.

Literature in its broadest sense, is any single body of written books. Of course, the older works from long passed writers are considered to be superior because they´re… old and hold a different worth. But does that make modern literature worth less? No.

So, my question still stands.

Is there a book you´ve never read but tell people you have?

Share your secrets and lies.

Thank you for reading.

Morgana ❤