‘Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day’ by Philip Matyszak – An Untouched Bookshelf Challenge Review

This greek theme is seeming to go on on my blog these days, and I don't really know which is the cause and which is the consequense, but I'm happy to announce that while being in this mood I've had a chance to realize this dream: I have a little holiday (finally) and I'm flying to Athens for a week with my... well, by the time you read this, he's not my boyfriend anymore...

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‘The Greek Persuasion’ by Kimberly K. Robeson

A book that made me want to sit out in the sun, watching the sea and drinking my coffee in complete peace and satisfaction.  Well, too bad that while reading it (a couple of weeks before this post is airing) I was in the middle of a move from a temporarily very grey and rainy middle European country to...well, another temporarily very grey and rainy European country. And unfortunately, as I was very busy, I had to read this book taking small parts at a time, over more than a week. I have to admit that it didn't help a lot with completely enjoying the story... I still found it very interesting, atmospheric, and I found myself drawn in again and again - and that probably means a lot. Let's see what 'The Greek Persuasion' is about!

Blog Tour: “Song for A Lost Kingdom II – Love Never Surrenders” by Steve Moretti

Music, history and a hint of magic... what more can a novel have? That's the dream, at least for me. (Well, mystery is my other soft spot, but one can't have everything, right?) That's why I agreed to be part of the blog tour for "Song for a Lost Kingdom" about a year ago, and as I expected, I ended up loving it! (You can read my review if you click on the title!) Today, I'm here to share the sequel with you, a book that I have waited for ever since I've finished the first one.

Books About Drinks – Mini Reviews #10

I've recently read a couple of books about drinks, and I felt like they should be included in the same post. There's something here for everyone: one book about handmade cocktails for the extravagant, creative ones one book about the legendarily strong Absinthe for the hardcore feaster and one book about tea - for the safe players! I myself like the thought of all these, and I'd choose depending on my mood. To learn my thoughts about the books themselves, read further! 😉

‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’ by Lasairiona McMaster

I've already featured this book, 'Bloom Where You're Planted', before on my blog. That time unfortunately I didn't have enough time to finish reading it, so I only posted a book blitz as part of the blog tour. If you'd like to see that post and get to know more about this book and its author, click HERE! Otherwise, here are my thoughts about it after finally having read it!

‘Communication Skills’ by Minxie Wells

Let's get straight to the point: this is a BDSM type erotic novella, which is normally not really my thing, but I liked the premise of this story - board games, Scrabble, playing with words, communication...mind games. It sounded like an interesting twist to the genre/theme, and since it's only a novella and not a full-length novel, I decided to read it. I'm still not sure if that was a good decision or not...

‘A Delightful New Year’ by Rich Rubin

I was thinking a lot before posting this review. It's always hard when an author reaches out to you, trusts you with their work... but you can't honestly provide a positive review. I considered not posting it at first, but that didn't feel right either. For one, my loyalty is with the readers first, and they deserve to know what they get themselves into. I also wouldn't feel like it would be fair with the authors and books that I choose myself and give a bad rating for. In the end, I double-checked my review policy, and I did say there that there were definitely gonna be a review, either good or bad... and that decided it for me. Now, this is the first erotica book I've written a review for since I started my blog, and I want to emphasize that though it might seem like it's out of my usual reading habits, this in no way influenced my opinion badly. I've read erotica before in my life, and I do think it can be written well.  This book, on the other hand...