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My #bookspin list for December. Much as I'd love to participate in #bookspinbingo as well, I doubt my ability to. This year is about survival, not reading... @TheAromaofBooks

Yuki_Onna ...
All the other low-key readathons I'd like to join this December:
#Adventathon hosted by @ozma.of.oz
#Wintercosy @Puddlejumper
#AveryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView
for which my goals are to hopefully at least finish my #bookspin book as well as Nine Perfect Strangers, which I started in ... what? June?
and #HolidayHorrorReadathon @Patchshank
because mysteries, thrillers and ghost stories are basically all I read anyway... ❄
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RaeLovesToRead I'm terrible at completing reading challenges usually, but it doesn't stop me from signing up for them! 😁😁 1h
Trashcanman Like a shiny new thing now
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Snowman of My Dreams | Rob Matthews
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Thank you for the tag, @wanderinglynn ! 😊
@TheSpineview #two4tuesday #Christmas #winter #December #Decemberreading

❄the lights, snow, Christmas Markets, festive decorations, Christmas trees, Christmas shopping, the darkness, the smell of cinnamon or mulled wine...

❄I also don't have a set December TBR. Let's see what I'm in the mood for... ?

Would you like to play this one @RaeLovesToRead @hannah-leeloo ? ❄

wanderinglynn Ooh yes, the smell of cinnamon 🎄💚 11h
TheSpineView Brr... snow. Not ready for snow yet. Thanks for playing! 9h
Yuki_Onna @TheSpineView We had the first snowfall of the year the day before yesterday - but it didn't stay. I like snow and the cold - the only thing I cannot stand in winter is rain when it's cold... Brrr.... I much prefer snow to rain in winter! ⛄ 9h
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TheSpineView @Yuki_Onna I'll send you my snow!🤣🤣🤣❄❄❄ 9h
Yuki_Onna @TheSpineView 🤣 Please do! Do you get much snow? 9h
TheSpineView @Yuki_Onna Not really. Generally about 3 to 5 inches during the course of the winter. But there are always the years that are the exceptions. 9h
Yuki_Onna @TheSpineView You're lucky! Most years, we don't just get a bit of snowfall that doesn't stay or no snow at all. Just icy rain... 😖 8h
RaeLovesToRead The lights 🥰 7h
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Just discovered this round of #20in4 #readathon. I'm late to the party, but as I seem to have some time on my hands this weekend and on Monday, maybe I can get at least a bit of reading done?
Even 4 hours in 4 days would be an improvement for this year's reading... *hopeful upward glance* 😀

@Andrew65 #winterreading

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 4d
Yuki_Onna @Andrew65 Thank you! 😊 I'll do my very best... 😁 4d
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Just returned from the post office... The #jolabokaflodswap boxes for my two matches are posted and on their way. 😊 Safe trip for them! 🤍

#Christmas #LitsySwaps #Iceland #Decemberreading

Trashcanman ❤️ 5d
Yuki_Onna @Trashcanman 🤗 I think of you so much... 4d
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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1. Haruki Murakami, Wilkie Collins, Neil Gaiman

2. Hmm... 🤔 I'd say Hiraku Makimura (in Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami) - an unsuccessful overrated writer character... 😆 Honi soit qui mal y pense...

3. Tagged. Saw it today when shopping for #jolabokaflodswap and #littlechristmasswap and bought it immediately. Discovered it on here earlier this year... Typical #blameitonlitsy buy... ⬇

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@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

1. Tagged.

2. I like that it's an anthology with ghostly stories - that's why I requested it from LibraryThing Early Reviewers... I like that I won it. 😊
So far, however, the stories somehow aren't 'my thing'... I can't put the finger on the reasons - writing style? The way the ghostliness is featured?
Let's see how it will turn out...

#LibraryThing #EarlyReviewers #ghosts #ghoststories

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1w
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1. Murakami Haruki. For setting dreamscapes and allowing me to escape reality.
And most importantly, for enabling me to write again and making me want to.

2. No.

3. This play... I was introduced to theatre because of it. That changed my life.

I love this! Thank you @ozma.of.oz
#sundayfunday #gratitude #harukimurakami #literature #theatre #change

Wanna play @hannah-leeloo @MySharonaK @BeeMagical ?

ozma.of.oz Peter Pan is an excellent doorway to the joys of theater! Thank you for sharing! 1w
Yuki_Onna @ozma.of.oz Peter Pan, dear? 🤔 While I certainly agree with you, 😉
it was Andorra by Max Frisch my mother went to watch with me at theatre.
It was required reading at school at 10 grade and she knew I enjoyed it.
So she got us tickets. I fell in love with one of the actors. I got to know him.
That was the start of everything...
ozma.of.oz Whoops! I think I commented too fast! Someone else tagged Peter Pan, and I was still thinking about it. So sorry! 🤦🏼‍♀️ I‘ll have to look up Andorra. I don‘t think I‘ve heard of it before. (edited) 1w
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Yuki_Onna @ozma.of.oz No need to be sorry at all! 😚 I was just a bit puzzled... 😂
Max Frisch was (along with Friedrich Duerrenmatt) the most famous modern author of Switzerland. His novels and plays are frequently required reading in Germany. Andorra is one of his most influential plays - about someone who is made a scapegoat and the society that kills him with their prejudices. It's often thought to be set in Nazi Germany. It made a huge impact on me...
Yuki_Onna @ozma.of.oz Btw, I really enjoy these kinds of conversations that ensue from ... mistakes or misunderstandings, if you will... 🤗
Of course, plays by mid-20th century mid-European authors are quite obscure outside of Europe... 😛 So I don't expect anyone apart from the bourgeoisie of the German speaking countries to have heard of it... 😁
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ozma.of.oz That sounds like a really intense read. Finding some works that I wouldn‘t normally be exposed to or pick up on my own is entirely why I do these questions! 😁 And yeah, misunderstandings can make for some really interesting discussions. 1w
BeeMagical I saw this too late!🤦🏼‍♀️💀 1w
Yuki_Onna @BeeMagical No worries! 😁 That happens to me frequently... 😁 Maybe you'll play this one next week? 😊 1w
Yuki_Onna @ozma.of.oz Ha! Then I'll try to do my job and tell you about obscure European authors/books even more in the future! 😝
-Well, as a German, we are used having to deal with the Nazi era, Hitler, WWII etc. in films, books, documentaries and conversations on a daily basis.
Andorra is intense in topic, sure, but I really like the writing style of Max Frisch (He's one of my fave writers) and I enjoyed the discussion in class.
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The Curse of Morton Abbey | Clarissa Harwood
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Thank you for the tag, dear @hannah-leeloo ! 💛

▪ My loves 😊🧡🧡

▪ Hmm, I think punctuation and spelling errors... Is copy-editing that much out of fashion? 🤔

@MoonWitch94 #thoughtfulthursday

Wanna play? @Nute @slategreyskies

Nute Thanks for the tag!💕 3w
Yuki_Onna @Nute You're welcome, dear! 🧡 3w
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ✨📖🍂 3w
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Alice | Christina Henry
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🐱‍👤 Thrillers, esp. psychological thrillers, are my faves. But I will read all of these genres as long as they are not too gory or vulgar.
🐱‍👤 Tagged. Read this one in January and found some of the characters REAL scary.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
#thrillers #horror #truecrime #mysteries

Have you played this one already? Would you like to?
@RaeLovesToRead @Soytoosaucy @BeeMagical @Enchanted_Bibliophile

RaeLovesToRead Awww look at those paws!! 3w
RaeLovesToRead I like mysteries the most... I don't remember being properly scared of a book since Nancy Drew times! Haha 3w
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Yeah, I KNOW! 😂😊🐾 3w
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Mysteries are also great, but I MUST like the detective/investigating people, and that's very often not the case... I tend to find them annoying... 😅
Never read Nancy Drew... It's not well-know in Germany. I learn only now that I joined the international book community how much I missed... 🤔
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Desire: Vintage Minis | Haruki Murakami
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I'm doing your prompt and borrow your pic, if I may? @RaeLovesToRead
It's beautiful, I love road trips and travels by night... 🥰 Just the 'In Transit' vibes I like...

My Top 5 writers, as of November 2021: (more of a Top 7... 😁)

1. Haruki Murakami (David Lynch)
2. Wilkie Collins
3. Neil Gaiman
4. Daphne du Maurier (Natsuo Kirino)
5. Agatha Christie

#writers #authors #top5 #favouriteauthors #nighttimevibes #mystery #magicalrealism

RaeLovesToRead No problem, glad you like it! Some great picks there 😊 3w
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Thx! Soo happy you're back @ work! 😊 I just noticed that... Sometimes Litsy doesn't update me on new posts of the people I follow? 🤔

RaeLovesToRead Thanks! I've been doing some locumming the last few months... Good excuse to buy something sparkly! Haha 😁 3w
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Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Absolutely! The best excuse! 😁
What kind of doctor are you, if I may ask?
RaeLovesToRead I'm a GP (General practitioner) 😊 3w
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Ahh... That's very demanding 👩‍⚕️ Kudos to you - if nobody has told you yet today 😊
Btw: I noticed you like Chris Brookmyre - I've recently bought 'Fallen Angels'. That'd be the first one of him for me. Have you read this one yet?
RaeLovesToRead It is demanding but luckily I'm very part time! Haha. I love Chris Brookmyre... not read Fallen Angels yet... hope you enjoy it 😁 3w
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Very part time sounds good! 😄 I'm also in the process of reducing my fulltime job to part time... I'm in a rut and want to get out. But then I need to feel better and get out of sick leave again first... That will still take a few months, I reckon...
Fallen Angels is on my mood TBR... You know what that means, right? 😁
RaeLovesToRead Mood TBR? Nope don't what what that is! 3w
RaeLovesToRead Good luck with getting out of the rut. It's so hard when you feel stuck. Wishing you a good recovery over the next few months 💙 3w
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Grimms' Fairy Tales | The Brothers Grimm
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Thanks for the tag, @hannah-leeloo! 😊

1. Tagged. My grandmother had a huge, ancient edition printed in old Fraktur hand, which I learned to read at an early age (around six or so...) It was my fave book for many years and I pored over it for countless hours...

2. Cold, grey and rainy ☔

3. The wonderful men in my life... 😊

#WondrousWednesday #love #rainydays #fairytales
Wanna play, @RaeLovesToRead @MySharonaK @BeeMagical ?

StaceGhost This was mine too! My dad had a leather-bound, gilt-paged edition that made me feel like I was reading something so magical. I stole it when I moved out haha! (edited) 1mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost I feel you so much! 😁 I also stole that old edition when I moved out *cough* (i.e. I *convinced* my grandmother she wasn't interested in that book anymore anyway...) 1mo
StaceGhost @Yuki_Onna hooray! What a gorgeous heirloom! I would love to see a picture of the Fraktur (edited) 1mo
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Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost Of course - I'll try to take a few good pics asap, ok? 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 😍👍🏼📚 4w
Yuki_Onna @Enchanted_Bibliophile Thank you for the tag! 😊❤ 4w
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Waaah! Look what just arrived! 📓
Stacey, am I right in presuming I owe you this???
I absolutely adore it! What a wonderful surprise!!!
You are just... 😙 Of course I felt compelled to check out the Etsy shop after receiving this gorgeous necklace!
Thank youuu!!! 🖤 @StaceGhost

#Frankenstein #gothic #bookjewelry #etsy #classics #Halloween #surprises #bookishitems #kindness

StaceGhost Yay!!! Yes and it‘s well deserved after all the hunting you did for your package haha! 1mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost You're so good to me! 😁 You made my day so often already now... 1mo
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⚡ Tagged.
⚡ Don't really have a preference. Multiple authors can provide a lot of suspense, but then, if the single author is good - all's well. 😊
⚡ We weren't told many spooky stories in our childhood, but I discovered a pretty spooky fairy tale in Grimm's Fairy Tales pretty early on: The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was. 😨😊

#sundayfunday #Halloween #spooky
🐲Happy Halloween, everyone!!!😈

ozma.of.oz Oh that Grimm tale is an excellent choice! Thanks for posting! 😈 1mo
Trashcanman All the death in the course of a life. 4w
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#AllHallowsReadSwap #AHS #AHRS #AHRS21 #Halloween #AllHallowsEve #HalloweenSwap #mystery

Awwww, Stacey! I feel so blessed to have you as my swap partner! 🧡
I just opened your parcel, and wooow, I love everything! You've spoiled me!🎊🎃
🧡🖤 Thank you so much!!!🖤🧡
I'm so happy that the parcel could be found - it was 100% worth the - errm... fuss? - caused by the local delivery company!!! 😁😚

@StaceGhost @MaleficentBookDragon

Yuki_Onna Thank you soo much for hosting, Chelle! It's been awesome! 🎃 1mo
StaceGhost Yay! I‘m so glad it was worth the struggle haha! 1mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost It was - most definitely!!! 🤗😎🤩 I loove your choices! And the skeleton and batty bag??? Priceless! (edited) 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Wow, great covers!!! 1mo
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#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS #HHS2021 #Halloween #HalloweenSwap #ghosts #AllHallowsEve

Woohoo! Thank you so much, Jenny! 🖖
👻👻👻 I have only now found time to open your parcel - thank you!!! 👻👻👻
I really really enjoy it! And the socks... Spot on! 👌😊

@jenniferw88 @wanderinglynn
👻 Thank you again for organising everything, Lynn! Awesome! 👻

jenniferw88 You seemed rather excited about Halloween socks when you posted the swap surveys @wanderinglynn shared 😂 Glad you like everything! 1mo
Yuki_Onna @jenniferw88 We don't get many cool Halloween-themed socks here in Germany, so these are just 👌! !!
The same with pumpkin spice - we don't get it here. Thank you for trying to find sth flavoured... It's a pity Europe doesn't seem to like pumpkin spice... 🤔🎃
Happy Halloween!
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🧡 Japan isn‘t big on pumpkin spice either. This is the first year that Starbucks here actually had pumpkin spice lattes. 1mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Participating in the current #20in4 #readathon Oct. 29 - Nov. 01 🥳
Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !!!

My goals? I don't hope to read anything near 20 hours during those four days, no. I hope to read at all... 😅
And: Could I PLEASE make a dent into The Curse of Morton Abbey? Please?
I've been expected to review that one for quite some time...

#Halloween #gothic #readathons

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1mo
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Thank you for the tag, @Hannah-leeloo! 😗
This one was tricky, therefore I play one week after the tag.

🦇 Yes, a diary/planner and a bookish things/reading journal...
🦇 Hmm, as I cannot concentrate on reading at all this year and have trouble on finishing anything, I'd say October was one of the better reading months of 2021.
I didn't finish anything, but at least I read a bit... 😄
🦇 There's still hope that everything's gonna be good soon. ❤

hannah-leeloo I do hope that the good you're hoping for comes to you my friend ❤ 1mo
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The Curse of Morton Abbey | Clarissa Harwood
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Haven't done much reading this month, much as over the whole year.
But today, on this special occasion, I've already read 12% more of this novel. 😀
🥳 #BirthdayBash


RaeLovesToRead Is it your birthday? If so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! 😊😄 1mo
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovestoRead No dear, it is @TheAromaofBook 's birthday, and she has asked who wanted to read along... My b'day is on the end of June... 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Ahhh sorry... @TheAromaofBooks HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! 🍰🍰🍰🎂🎁🎉🎉🎉 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for reading with me!!! And thank you for the birthday wishes @RaeLovesToRead!! 😁 1mo
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🥳🥳🥳 Woohoo! Dear@StaceGhost-It's found! It's here!🥳🥳🥳

I inquired online and it seems it was the German delivery company that messed up big time - along with the local driver of the company who simply dropped the box at a post office somewhere in town - neither my local post office nor the main post office, of course - and that WITHOUT leaving any kind of notification... 🤬

#AHS #AllHallowsReadSwap #Halloween #autumn

Yuki_Onna If you had not left a message on my post, @StaceGhost, I'd never even have known about the arrival of the parcel and it would have been returned or destroyed... 😖
I had to pay a safe-deposit charge at this post office and a customs fee as well...
If I'll ever meet this driver, I'll kick his ***** 😤👿

However, I'm happy IT IS HERE!!! 😁😁😁
MaleficentBookDragon Well that has been one scary adventure for the 📦 I‘m glad it has been found. 1mo
StaceGhost Oh my goodness! You went above and beyond!! I‘m so sorry but so happy you received it! I‘m sending that driver some bad juju but at least your persistence made a difference! Now here‘s hoping the contents are worth it haha!! 1mo
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StaceGhost I sent you something a little extra since you had to work so hard! Hopefully the second package makes it to you more easily ;) 1mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost THANK YOU for alerting me and for your support! And, above all, for that wonderful box I cannot wait to open. 😁 That adventure has had the effect of making this swap and your box even more special. 🤗
And now to wait...
Grrr, and YESSS to the bad juju to that driver! 😎

@MaleficentBookDragon Yes, that poor little box! 😂 I'm happy it's home now.
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost Whattt?!? No, my dear, there's no need for that! You're too sweet! Ahhh... 🤩 1mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost However, IF you already sent me that extra, most definitely keep the tracking number! 😅😁 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Due to recent circumstances I just HAD to post this... 😁
👻 Saw and snagged this somewhere on Litsy. Too cute, right?👻

#Halloween #ghosts #zodiacsigns #autumn #spooky

hannah-leeloo Lol I'll settle with lighting candles🕯 ♐ 👻 @CymbaX13 @TheWolfbehindTheEyes 2mo
StaceGhost I love how gleeful the Sagittarius ghost looks about it too lol this is golden 2mo
hannah-leeloo I'll swap with ♋ ❤ 2mo
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hannah-leeloo Definitely looks triumphant and eager @StaceGhost lol 👻 2mo
Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo @StaceGhost You're both Sagittarius? Too cute! I know so many lovely Sagittarius people... 🏹
I'm a Cancer and totally so... 😊🦀 I also love the Taurus ghost... Soo accurate... 🥰
hannah-leeloo So that's why you're such a good friend! Even as a ghost that's so sweet ❤ 2mo
StaceGhost Haha! I‘m an Aries but I love the Sagittarians and Cancers in my life ❤️ This is very accurate for me too lol 2mo
BookBosomed1 Gosh, darn it. Why do the Aries always have to be making such a scene!? Le sigh, from an Aries.
BeeMagical So true 😂 I‘m always rearranging shit👏🏻😂 2mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost @BookBosomed1 Recently, I've come to love a very special Aries in my life. 😊 The ghost is accurate as heck also imho. They DO make a scene, but very charmingly so... 🥰 So: Be proud! 2mo
Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo Awwwww Hannah! 😊 2mo
StaceGhost Hahaha! I embrace my wild howling ;) it‘s mostly joyful these days— congrats on the fire in your life :D 2mo
BookBosomed1 @Yuki_Onna ditto to what @StaceGhost said. We are special souls. 2mo
Yuki_Onna @BookBosomed1 @StaceGhost Oh yes, you are! 🥰 I relish the new 🔥 in my life ... (edited) 2mo
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🎃🎃🎃 It's here! 🎃🎃🎃

#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS #Halloween
@WanderingLynn @jenniferw88


jenniferw88 And now to wait! 😊 2mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
BeeMagical Yay! Did not know you were in Germany! It‘s so beautiful, I can‘t wait to go back! 2mo
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Trashcanman How are you? 😘 2mo
Yuki_Onna @Trashcanman George❤
I'm... I don't know... In between everything, if that makes sense... How are you?
Yuki_Onna @BeeMagical Yeees, I'm German. Don't know whether I like it here or not. Most times I don't, I'm afraid... 😅 -You have been here? Where? 2mo
BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna I wish you weren‘t afraid😢❤️ I am half German, I‘ve been twice. A few years ago we visited Leipzig, Berlin and Switzerland. I loved the farm life in🇨🇭it was beautiful. 2mo
Yuki_Onna @BeeMagical You're half German? How cool!
You visited the hippest cities of Germany, so no wonder you like it there. 😉 And Switzerland is NOT Germany! 😁😝 Ask any Swiss person about that...😎 I like Switzerland a lot, too, and have been there often.
I just often feel I don't fit in with the German mindset at all and don't like most landscapes in the south. I feel like I wasn't born in the wrong body/sex; but I was born in the wrong country...😅
BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna haha I know Switzerland isn‘t Germany😂 and they will 100% let you know if you get confused😂 🇨🇭was my favourite place to visit - the mountains were gorgeous! I‘d move in a heartbeat! Any countries you‘d love to move too? 2mo
Yuki_Onna @BeeMagical Jep, Switzerland IS so beautiful (although I'm more of a seaside type than a mountain type, tbh). It's my fave of the three German-speaking countries...
There are several countries I'd love to move to! There are several countries in Western/Northern Europe, and - if it weren't for language/health and social insurance issues, I'd move to Costa Rica, Guatemala or Japan in a heartbeat, too.
BeeMagical I‘d love Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Japan or anywhere in the UK! 🖤 1mo
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All Hallows Eve | Penning Michael
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Another picture of a parcel at the post office 😁

🎃🎃🎃 The #AllHallowsReadSwap parcel is sent! 🎃🎃🎃
It's on its trip around the world... 🌍 Hope it arrives quickly and safely!

#Halloween #HalloweenSwaps #AHRS2021 #autumn #autumnreading #thrillers #darkreading #LitsySwaps

StaceGhost I forgot to write #allhallowsread on your box! Mea culpa 😅I saw it was delivered and thought you might want to know what it was for— sorry to ruin the surprise! 2mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost 😮 Stacey, are you sure it was delivered??? And to the right person???
For I didn't receive any box and also didn't get any notification... 🤔
What postal service did you use?
StaceGhost Uhoh! Oh no! USPS LH152055104US, Delivered 10/12/2021 5:18pm GERMANY that‘s awful! I triple checked the address and I had to write it out multiple times for USPS international (edited) 2mo
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Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost ... Strange... Arrrgh... Neither parcel nor notification are here... Yep, according to the tracking number it was delivered, but definitely not to me... 😰Hmm, what now?
I think I'll try my nearest post office. -I'll try to check that out, dear!
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost Would you care to send me a mail to my addy ... so that we can check the postal address? (edited) 2mo
StaceGhost @Yuki_Onna any luck? I‘m so sorry it hasn‘t shown up yet. I‘m not sure what to do 1mo
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Catch Me When I Fall | Nicci French
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Thanks for tagging me, @hannah-leeloo 🧡

1. This year - no, alas. I've hardly been reading this year and #Scarathon2021 would be too much for me right now.
I wouldn't be a valuable addition to any team... Supporting #TeamSlaughter in spirit, though😝

2. Tagged. Fits my mood atm.

Wanna play, @RaeLovesToRead @BeeMagical ?

@TheSpineView @Clwojick
#Halloween #autumn #thrillers #October #Octoberreading #Two4Tuesday

🎃Happy October Reading!🎃

hannah-leeloo Awww you're valuable as my dear friend silly you 🙃❤🫂 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🖤🎃🧡📖📚🧡 2mo
Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo Awww, thank you, Hannah! 🌹💜 2mo
hannah-leeloo Always here if you need to talk hun 🤗 2mo
Clwojick 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡 2mo
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My attempt of getting into organized reading this year
With all that's going on in my life I doubt highly I will finish more than 1 book in October. Reading just isn't a top priority in my life this year, I'm afraid...

But then, Spooky Season - Halloween as well as autumn - is far too tempting with all the readathons and stuff going on and it's the perfect time for reading my fave kinds of books - dark and thrilling... 😈

Yuki_Onna ... So I'm just going to do the low key readathons without many requirements - Just to be part of the fun. 🍁🍂

So, this is my selection of interesting books for this October's #Bookspin as well as #Screamathon and #SpookOWeen. Some, like 1 and 2, I will need to prioritize, as I'll have to review them asap, while others just fit my moods, needs and likes atm...
Happy reading, ev'ryone!

@TheAromaofBooks @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView
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Yuki_Onna My goal? To read as much as I can manage and as I like...

⬆ All of the above is why I'm not participating in #Scarathlon 2021... I hope to participate again next year - and will support #TeamSlauther in spirit this year!
#Halloween #autumn #fallreading #autumnreading #thrillers #monsters #ghosts #readathons #darkness #mentalhealth
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RaeLovesToRead I loved The Thirteen Problems! 😊 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in all the challenges & whatnot, so it's always good to focus on reading for the sake of reading!! 2mo
llcoolnate productive october!🎃 2mo
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1. Woooh... 🤔 Soo many... I think vampires might be top of the list.

2. Tagged. It's awesome. 🐙🐉

3. Soo many again!!!
The Grey Man, Dullahan, Black Dogs, Black Horses, Kraken, Succubi, Incubi, Noppera Bo...

@MySharonaK @Cazxxx @RaeLovesToRead @kezzlou85 @magyklyxdelish @AkashaVampie @BeeMagical

#SundayFunday #horror #monsters #mythology #yokai #Ireland #Japan #deepseacreatures #Iceland

ozma.of.oz I had to google the Grey Man and that is spooky! Thanks for posting! 2mo
Yuki_Onna ... Important addition to my original post:
Vampires! But courtesy of @RaeLovesToRead: Of the non Twilight variety! Exclusively of the non Twilight variety! 😁☝

@ozma.of.oz Thank you! The Grey Man, right? I discovered him in a 'Fairies of Ireland' book - he's brrr.... 🥶😬 Irish and Japanese supernatural beings tend to be creepy as heck...
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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🎃🎃🎃 The #HauntedHollowSwap parcel is posted! 🎃🎃🎃

#HHS #autumn #Halloween

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 2mo
Trashcanman ❤️ 2mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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My two cents... 🎃
Some of the choices were quite narrow (pumpkin/jack o'lantern; haunted hause/costume party...) Esp. the last one was not easy, as I like black cats a lot, too, but... Gotta love bats... 🦇

#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap #Halloween #Samhain #autumn
Maybe I will get into the mood for Halloween this year ...

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Cheating. No book.
Song lyrics, hitting home so hard today...

Writer(s): Steve Naghavi, Joke Jay

Trashcanman ❤️‍🩹 3mo
Yuki_Onna @Trashcanman Thank you so much George. 🙏❤
Your kindness means a lot to me.
How are you (If you don't mind talking about it?)
Trashcanman @Yuki_Onna I'm miserable, I'm scared of everything and afraid to make the wrong choice in almost every aspect of my life. I feel like a coward and I am beyond exhausted. My depression is constant and my thoughts of suicidal ideation remain high. All I want to do is sleep. 3mo
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Yuki_Onna @Trashcanman Oh boy... 😩😭 Sounds familiar...
Where do you live? In the US? (I'm only asking because of time difference issues)
Trashcanman @Yuki_Onna I live in Los Angeles, California. It's 2:52pm right now. 3mo
Yuki_Onna @Trashcanman Oh, of course - maximum time difference... 🙄 I live in Germany...
- If you ever want to talk, please tell me, ok?
I am a good listener when I like the people talking to me - and I don't know you at all, George, but I kind of feel we can relate to each other. You know?
Trashcanman @Yuki_Onna Thank you so much Samantha, my email is lozano1830@gmail.com I thank you for your kindness. Truly I do. 3mo
Yuki_Onna @Trashcanman Thank you so much, George!
I'm going to write to you as soon as I can. I will!
I hope so much you are - at least a teeny tiny bit - better today?
How are you feeling?
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The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
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Back from the island and missing the sea... 🌊
Therefore posting the book purchases during our holidays on our favourite German Frisian Island. 😊⛱

#bookhaul #holidayreads #beachreads #islandholidays #indiebookstores #supportindiebookstores #localbookstores #supportlocalbookstores #islandlife

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Finally! 😝 Thank you for the tag, @RaeLovesToRead!

1. Nope. Absolute rubbish. But that's part of the fun, isn't it?
2. Hardly read book series at all. So, TV: The tagged one.
3. Yeees! Above all the locked room trope; also lonely, abandoned islands, ghost towns, derelict carnivals/fun fairs... Creepy dolls, creepy clowns... Road trips...
4. My wonderful husband and second chances in life.


RaeLovesToRead Yes to the locked room mystery!!!! Less so on the creepy clowns hahaha 😂 3mo
Eggs ❤️📚💗 3mo
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead 🖤 Locked room stories 🖤
Ohh, the evil clowns scare me to pieces... But somehow that attracts me? 🤔😂
Am I VERY weird? 🤔
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Halloweiner: Blank Journal Notebook | Dartan Creations Staff
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1. Most years, yes 🎃
2. Halloween socks? 🤔 Cool! My size varies between 8 and 9,5 (US).
3. Black! Red, silver, purple, dark blue.
4. Don't know... Scarves? Blankets? Earrings?
5. I like bookmarks a lot, but I have far too many and hardly use them. So journals and pens would be my fave.
6. No clue! Have seen so many fantastic ones over the years...
7. Like hats a lot, but they tend to neither fit nor suit me, so: No... 😔

#HHS #Halloween #autumn

After Dark | Haruki Murakami
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1. Every now and then, you're lucky and life gives you a second chance.

2. I know it technically begins in September, but September is still a summer month to me.
For me, autumn begins October 1st.😉

3. Tagged. It would be my third reread then, but I'm so in the mood for that violent dreamlike trip again... 🌃🏩🌙

#thoughtfulthursday #summer #autumn
Rae: I haven't forgotten about the WondrousWednesday tag, it just doesn't seem to work here.. ⤵️

Yuki_Onna ... I'll play it next week, when I'm back from the island, ok? 🧡 3mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Just seen this! No worries 😊 Agree September should be summery... but it's feeling quite autumnal this year 🍂 3mo
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The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Started this baby yesterday afternoon. 🏖
The first few pages are very promising...

#thrillers #suspense #psychologicalthriller #beachreads #beach #vacation #summer #summerreading #autumn

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Checking in at 5h 40mins total reading time for #20in4 #readathon from Friday 27th - Monday 30th August 2021
Although that supposedly means I failed miserably, 😅 I cannot help feeling happy I got back into reading again, at least a for bit, so for me it was a total success! 🧡✌
Most of the reading was done by the sea, which is my happy place anyway... ⛱ 🌊

#summer #summerreading #beach #sea #holidays #readathons

Andrew65 Great success, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😊 3mo
Yuki_Onna @Andrew65 Thanks for the accolades on my failure!😛😉😊 3mo
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Little Eyes: A Novel | Samanta Schweblin
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Since I'm on holidays and relaxing, I've tried to get back into reading. ⛱

The tagged book has helped immensely to put me out of a huge reading slump, so I decided it was the right time to give this #20in4 #readathon a go! ☀️

My goal is exactly what is asked: To manage reading for 20 hours within the four days of the readathon.🙂

Little Eyes: A Novel | Samanta Schweblin
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Not the most obvious pick for a beach read, ⛱ but this one has been on my TBR for ages.
So when I saw it at a bookstore at Cologne Main Station, it was an instant autobuy.
Now finally relaxing at the beach in the sun, this adds a nice creepy vibe...😈

#beach #beachreads #suspense

Buchhandlung Krebs | Langeoog, Niedersachsen, Germany (Bookstore)
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Back on my favourite German island
which is blessed with one of my top-three favourite bookstores in the world.
Tiny but so cool! ✌😏

#summer #holidays #islands #littlebookstores
#indiebookstores #supportindiebookstores

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... picture of a parcel at the post office ... 😁 It's on its way!!! ❤



hannah-leeloo Oh my! I'm so excited! I'll post when it's arrived and safe. Aww thank you 😊🫂❤ I hope you have a lovely holiday too sweet 3mo
aperfectmjk 🤗 3mo
Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo I hope you'll like its contents as much or even more as I enjoyed the shopping for you! (btw, the belated item arrived in time, so everything I wanted to send is complete...) ❤
Plz don't open the customs declaration (the plastic envelope on the parcel) before the gifts - it's going to spoil all the fun!
hannah-leeloo Ok I promise I'll leave it till after, wouldn't ruin the surprise 🙂 I'm truly grateful thank you 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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1. Egyptian! I used to pretend I was Cleopatra as a child... 😅 Still love Ancient Egypt - and so nearly would have studied Ancient Egypt studies as one of my majors...

2. Japan and Ireland. Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece. The list goes on, but those are the absolute favourites...

3. Tagged. Loved the thrill, discussion of mental health and interwoven Greek myth of Alcestis...

Always tagging the same ones... 😅❤Hope you don't mind, lovelies!

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! I'll have a think about answers! 😊 4mo
ozma.of.oz Some fantastic answers! Thanks for sharing them! 4mo
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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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1. Tagged. I love books featuring road trips mixed with magical realism.

2. That was a tough one. I think either Walter Hartright from Wilkie Collins's
'The woman in white' (one of my few fictional crushes) or Sakura from the tagged book.

3. Through time! And mostly backwards to past time periods please! Ancient Egypt? Ancient Rome? The 1960s? The 1980s? Hell yeah!!!

Wanna play, @RaeLovesToRead and @MySharonaK ?

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag... I'll have to have a think! 4mo
ozma.of.oz I‘m always looking for magical realism books! I‘ll have to look into your first answer more! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
Yuki_Onna @Ozma.of.Oz Thank you Krysta! I hope you'll like it! 'Kafka' features two trips that can be classified as road trips and is considered a modern classic in terms of magical realism...
It's certainly a weird, strange ride - in a quiet, but very cool way... 💖
hannah-leeloo Thank you for the follow. Nice to meet you and happy reading 📚❤📖 4mo
Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo You're very welcome! Thank YOU! 😀❤ 4mo
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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating | Elisabeth Tova Bailey
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1. Yes. 'Unheimlich' = Uncanny by Ursula Isbel.
An omnibus of three YA supernatural thrillers sprinkled with a tad of romance. One of my fave books. I still reread it every now and then.

2. Absolutely! I'm definitely guilty of judging books by their covers. A cover can put me off of books I'd normally be interested in and make me choose a book that is out of my comfort zone.

3. Tagged. I have never read it, but the synopsis sounds like nature.

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag 🥰 4mo
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Today, I went to my fave local bookstore to reward myself for being brave and going to the dentist check-up 😅...

Bought a psychological thriller by Christian Kraus, a German author I had never heard about before, who is also a psychiatrist and psychotherapist:
Tief wirst du schlafen = You'll sleep deeply
as well as
Peter Stamm's Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt = The gentle indifference of the world. 🌟

The Cat and the City | Nick Bradley
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🌞Stumbled across a fabulous train station bookstore yesterday. 😃

It was really well-stocked and featured many books I had not heard about before, plus a gorgeous
🌸🗻Japan-themed display with books, fans and stationery.🗻🌸

Got to get the tagged book as well as that gorgeous illustrated edition of Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanese Ghost Stories.❤

#Japan #ghoststories #yokai #mythology #surrealism #supportindiebookstores #Japanesemythology

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Started this last night and right now it seems to be everything I need in a book.
It matches my current situation far too well. 😔
It seems written by a kindred spirit, and it makes me chuckle on nearly every page...

#sleep #mentalhealth

MySharonaK Big hug my friend ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Trashcanman I love this book 3mo
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🌷 ***Spring book haul*** 🌷

Left stack: Bought on April 28 at my fave bookstore.

Right stack: well, I went bookshopping again today... ❤😁 I was in the mood for a FEW more books, could you tell? 😁

Blauwbaard: een vertelling | Max Frisch, C. R. Vink
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1. It's the Japanese Snow Woman - Yuki Onna literally means snow woman - one of the most popular/famous ghosts/yokai in Japanese folklore. She's my alter ego ❤

2. Curled up in bed at night

3. The tagged book - Bluebeard by Max Frisch. (Also the only book I managed to finish in April... 😌) Just what I needed - I've always liked Max Frisch.

4. Two people/ Five guinea pigs ✔

@Eggs @MySharonaK @Powered_By_Plants

Eggs Thanks for playing 📚👍🏼😊 7mo
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I so wanted to play this, so I do it without being tagged... 😁
1. I guess I'm weird, but living in my fave bookstore would be fab! ❤
I prefer new copies of books 📚
2. Stand-alones please, I don't like series.
3. beach AND fireplace!
4. Classics!
5. Don't really care about this one, but: first edition?
6. This was tough, but: no cliffhangers plz. 😌
7. Villain! Villains are most times the way more interesting characters...

Yuki_Onna @MySharonaK Maybe you are in the mood to play once you're back and life is easier? ❤❤❤
And @Soytoosaucy - I miss you! Are you ok?
rubyslippersreads A bookstore might also have coffee, which would make it a win-win for me. 😄 7mo
Yuki_Onna @rubyslippersreads Aagh, you just reminded me of that cool aspect! My fave local bookstore DOES have a small cafe as well (right now they may only offer to go-service, but never mind, right? 😋), so that IS a win-win for me, too! 😁 ☕
Are you a coffee-lover?
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rubyslippersreads @Yuki_Onna I‘m addicted to coffee! And if the bookstore also had a cat, that would be a win-win-win for me. 😸 7mo
Yuki_Onna @rubyslippersreads You too? How cool! ❤☕ Hmm, I guess 'my' bookshop will have to work a bit on the cat question... 😹 7mo
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@MySharonaK Thank you so much for the tag, darling!❤

1. Stuttgart, Germany
2. Living there still/again

3. One younger brother
4. The tagged book is the first one I remember reading myself at the age of four. Fun stories about the adventures of a red-haired kobold.

Wanna play, @Powered_by_plants? Haven't heard from you in a while. Is everything ok??

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻📚👍🏼 7mo
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Paperhouse | Bernard Rose
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Just finished watching this strange 1988 movie again, for the first time with my husband. I discovered it by chance last month and have been hooked ever since. It has made a huge impact on me; has gripped me and refuses to let go. A strange, poetic and unjustly obscure movie. It's marketed as a horror movie (and some scenes certainly are), but it's more of a dark, surrealistic fantasy and still so much more than that. ... ⬇

Yuki_Onna (continued)
A dreamlike, tender coming-of-age story with two exceptional and brillant main actors - Charlotte Burke and Elliott Spiers (rest in peace, dear). She has never acted again after this movie and he comitted suicide at the age of 20, which makes the feel of this movie even more melancholy. The beginning makes me dream, the middle shiver and the end bawl my eyes out every time.
Highly recommended if you can get your hands on a copy! ❤
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MySharonaK It sounds like a beautiful film! I‘ll try to get ahold of it ❤️ 8mo
Yuki_Onna @MySharonaK Well, I hope you'll like it, too & it's not just me... I don't want to raise expectations too high... However, on many forums I saw that this film and especially the acting and “chemistry“ and later history of the child/teenage two main actors have made a huge impact on many many people. The coming-of-age/love/friendship part of it and the way the two acted feels so authentic and moving, you know? 8mo
Yuki_Onna @MySharonaK However, some parts ARE horror/disturbing and (at least in my view) implying abuse, so I strongly suggest you don't watch it with small children! 🤔
Much love, dear!!! 💞 💖 💞
MySharonaK @Yuki_Onna thank you my dear! I haven‘t been able to get it yet but I‘ll keep trying. When I saw the poster it made me think of the film “Birdy” is it similar? Much love ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Thank you for the tag, @Powered_By_Plants! 😘 Though my answers are likely to be a bit dull and depressing - matching my state of mind... 😑

1. Nope. Never. We don't need special days.
2. Fortes in my personality traits? 🤔
3. Haven't managed much reading this year... But the tagged non-fiction was pretty good. AND my former professor has translated it into German (that's why I picked the book up in the first place)! 😊He did a pretty good job!

Yuki_Onna @MySharonaK Hi my darling! How are you? 😘 Consider yourself tagged!❤❤❤ 10mo
MySharonaK @Yuki_Onna ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I‘m the same how are you my dear? You‘re in my thoughts 😻😍😘 10mo
Yuki_Onna @MySharonaK Still not so great, dear, else I'd have written you a long letter or mail by now... 😪 Hope to be able to write soon! Much love to you, my dearest! ❤ 10mo
MySharonaK @Yuki_Onna I understand my darling :( ❤️ take your time and in the meantime know that I‘m sending you big hugs everyday. Lots of love 😍😍 10mo
Eggs Many thanks for joining in ❤️👏🏻📚📚 10mo
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