I can’t believe I’ve been back from vacation for a month now and I still haven’t finished wrapping up my blog posts about it. I’m journaling a lot and have about three or four journals going on so I think that’s probably one of the reasons I’m not blogging as much.
Anyway, I did want to mention my bookish goodies that I got while in Germany. We always make it a point to visit bookstores whenever we go to a new place and when we stop in Hannover to visit friends we always go to three bookstores that are all within walking distance of each other. I love seeing the different covers, the gift items and just browsing.
A Half Forgotten Song by Katharine Webb. I read one of her books before and really liked it so I hope this will also be a good read.
How To Be German in 50 Easy Steps by Adam Fletcher. This book has made me my husband and I laugh over some of the little quirks. I can also attest to the fact that some of the author’s observations about German culture are so true. For example, breakfasts are elaborate feasts. Aw, how great for me as I love breakfast.
The Eye Collector by Sebastian Fitzek. Creepy title right? I have started this one but got sidetracked by a really good book which I’ll tell you about soon. I chose this book though because it’s written by a German author and I know crime fiction is very popular in Germany but not a lot gets translated into English so I couldn’t resist this one.
Like many of you, I also collect bookmarks and I especially love to find ones from places I visit so I had to pick up these two. The metal one has an illustration of the city of Freiburg and the wooden on from the Harz Mountains. It says “I was Up High” referring to the Brocken which is the highest peak in the Harz Mountains.
If you are wondering about the little witch on the bookmark that is because the Harz is home to the Walpurgis Festival which you can read all about here.
Alright that wraps up vacation. Next up I have to tell you about some crafty projects, good books I’m reading and some other fun stuff.