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review 2020-03-24 16:07
Classic German Baking
Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen - Luisa Weiss

by Luisa Weiss


This cookbook is in many ways like a travel experience with beautiful color pictures of Germany as well as some of the foods made from the recipes. The introduction gives a good flavor of Germany and is followed by explanation of many of the ingredients specific to Germany, including the different fat content of butter from Europe to that of the US (I'm still trying to find out where England falls on the spectrum) and the use of Baker's Ammonia instead of baking powder as a raising agent and the difference in texture that results.


There are recipes for sweet and savoury foods that have measurements in both weight and volume for an international audience. They are made clear and easily adaptable for people from different countries to try. I'm especially interested in some of the cookies and was pleasantly surprised to find some made with cardamom, which I've found in Scandinavian cookies before.


Overall this book feels like a trip to Germany and an experience of typical fare, including savory tarts and wonderful breads. It's one of the best cookbooks I've seen for experiencing a specific country and I'm very tempted to get a hard copy!

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review 2019-11-21 05:07
I'm Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time
I'm Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time - Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

As a partner in a women-owned business, I am always interested in reading stories about successful women. Fischmann’s rags-to-riches story does not disappoint. Her ability to envision the future of OPI, a blockbuster cosmetics company, from the remnants of a pretty uninspiring dental supply company, will be heartening to anyone considering a grassroots startup. Besides this, her stories about the creation of her iconic polish names are fun and engaging, and her determination to empower women and support her community makes for a compelling and thoughtful read.

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review 2019-09-03 15:46
Dům o tisíci patrech - Jan Weiss

La maison aux mille étages


D'accord. Je serai ce Pierre Brok, détective, jusqu'au moment où je me souviendrai... Je rechercherai la princesse. Étant sans passé, je trouverai peut-être l'avenir.

- Eh bien, Monsieur Muller, œil pour œil, piège pour piège ! Tu n'es pas venu au rendez-vous au n°99? Il a bien fallu que je vienne jusqu'à toi pour pouvoir enfin te parler.

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text 2019-06-05 15:21
My May 2019
Moxie. Zeit, zurückzuschlagen - Jennifer Mathieu,Alice Jakubeit
 Elias & Laia - In den Fängen der Finsternis - Sabaa Tahir
Der Fluch des Titanen (Percy Jackson, #03) - Rick Riordan,Gabriele Haefs
Wie Schnee so weiß - Marissa Meyer,Astrid Becker
Moxie. Zeit, zurückzuschlagen - 5 stars
Elias & Laia - In den Fängen der Finsternis - 5 stars
Der Fluch des Titanen - 4.5 stars
Wie Schnee so weiß - 5 stars


Favorite book(s) of the month:



Books started this month but haven't finished yet:

Still, Tote Asche, Percy Jackson - Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth, Gläsernes Schwert


Random ramblings:

May wasn't my month. I felt overwhelmed at every corner in every situation I was in. Still, I'm really glad with what I have read or well, mostly listened to this month. Quality over quantity. Or something like that LOL

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review 2019-05-31 16:22
Wie Schnee so weiß // Winter!!!
Wie Schnee so weiß - Marissa Meyer,Astrid Becker

german and english review (not spoilerfree because of summary)
audiobook on audible


Inhalt: Das kann Königin Levana, Herrscherin des Mondes, nicht dulden: Ihre Stieftochter, Prinzessin Winter, wird täglich schöner und ihr Zauber immer mächtiger! Wütend zwingt die böse Königin sie dazu, sich das Gesicht mit Schnitten zu verunstalten – doch die Narben können Winters Schönheit nichts anhaben. Schließlich versucht Levana sogar, sie umbringen zu lassen. Da fasst Winter einen verzweifelten Plan: Sie muss die rechtmäßige Thronfolgerin Selene finden, um gemeinsam mit ihr die böse Königin zu stürzen …


Meine Bewertung: Großartiger Abschluss für eine großartige Serie!!!


Es ist kein großer Schock mehr, dass ich die Serie wirklich über alles liebe. Ich liebe die Story, die Welt, die Charaktere und all die verschiedenen Beziehungen zwischen ihnen.


Winter. Auf sie will ich besonders eingehen, weil wir sie jetzt erst so richtig kennenlernen konnten. ICH LIEBE SIE. Am Ende des letzten Buches, war ich ziemlich verwirrt und muss sagen, ich fand sie einfach nur unheimlich. Jetzt liebe ich sie einfach nur. Sie ist großartig. Ich liebe ihre eigenartige Freundschaft mit Scarlet über alles!!!


Was für eine großartige Serie. Der Schreibstil ist wirklich klasse. (Als Hörbuch, die Sprecherin war auch wirklich genial und hat jedem eine wiedererkennende Stimme verliehen.) Die Bücher sind voll von tollen Charakteren, vor allem unheimlich starken weiblichen Charakteren. Die verschiedenen Freundschaften und Beziehungen sind einfach wunderschön.






Summary: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.


My review: Amazing conclusion to an amazing series!!!


It won't come as the biggest shocker, that I just absolutely love this series so much. I love the story, the world, the characters and all the different relationships between them.


Winter. I wanna single her out a little bit because this was the book where we actually really get to meet and get to know her. I LOVE HER. At the end of the book before, I was really confused by her and to be completely honest, she creeped me out big time. Now I love her. She is all kinds of amazing. And I truly loved her weird friendship with Scarlett the most.


What an amazing series. The writing is amazing. (Listening to the audiobook, I just truly loved how the girl gave every character a very distinctive voice.) The books are full of amazing characters, especially some strong and just overall bad ass ladies. The different friendships and relationships were just beautiful.


(pun intended.)

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