In My Life
The past week was filled with relatives and sightseeing. The highlight for me was visiting Königswinter and going up to the castle, Schloss Drachenburg. The view from the top of the hill is breathtaking with the village on one side and more hills on the other. Too bad it was raining. Nonetheless, I wagered a climb up the watchtower and despite the weather, it was completely worth it!
When I asked on Twitter what I must do or visit in Cologne, Sandy responded. After a couple of tweets we decided on a spontaneous meet-up on Friday. We walked around the Alstadt and Sandy showed me the Mayersche bookstore. It is massive! I can’t even remember the last time I stepped into a bookstore this big, so that was fun.
Frankfurt Book Fair
This coming week I am most excited about the Frankfurt Book Fair (or in German, Frankfurter Buchmesse)! It’s the largest global book fair there is, so I’m prepared to be overwhelmed. I’m also excited about meeting a bunch of bloggers and bookstgrammers as well as interacting with publishers and authors.
On the Blog
There was a lull this week on the blog. The one post that I did post was important though: mental health for Mise-en-scène in tandem with Word Mental Health Day.
Around the Blogosphere
- Renae @ Respiring Thoughts penned her confessions of a backlist reader. Her sentiments tie in very nicely with my own, which I posted some time ago under, Cherishing the Backlist.
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish shared a beautiful post on finding depth through reading. She doesn’t solely read for fun and pleasure. She reads to add layers to her soul. I have to agree with her. I read to find myself, to reflect on life and to expand my world view too.
- Georgie @ What Georgie Did showed how she makes her bookstagram backgrounds. It’s a very useful resource for anyone who doesn’t own a huge exquisite collection of furniture.
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity verbalised why she reads YA, going beyond a mere, “Because I love it!” to help explain this to non-YA readers.
- Sophie @ Paper Breathers deconstructed the importance of book titles. Very often we consider the art of book covers but hardly think about how titles influence our decisions of whether or not to pick up a book. Thinking about book titles is an interesting take too.