Posted in BOOKS, Hobbies, Personal, The Geek in me

My 10 most favourite books or series


  1.        HARRY POTTER series by J.K. Rowling
  2.        OUTLANDER series by Diana Gabaldon
  3.        GAME OF THRONES series by George R.R. Martin
  4.        ERAGON series by Christopher Paolini
  5.        THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien
  6.        THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7.        NACKT UNTER WÖLFEN by Bruno Apitz
  8.        DER UNTERGANG DRESDENS by David Irving
  9.        –Any Karl May stories, mostly the Winnetou series –
  10.        SCHINDLERS LISTE by Thomas Keneally


There – obviously I do love some fantasy and a few dragons don’t hurt either but I do like some history now and then as well.

As always, let me know if you have some suggestions for me in the comments.

Take care. J xx

Posted in The Geek in me

The thing called “Blogging”:

The “thing” fascinating me for quite some time now. It seems it is constantly in the back of my mind, accentuated every time my daughter posts a new subject on one of her blogs/websites. 

Strangely enough, although there are thousands of blogs on the web it is hers that inspire me the most. Perhaps because the familiarity and personal aspect plays a role. She has been following bloggers for a lot of years and considering her age that would have started while she was still at school. All this experience shows on her posts, layed out in clear, concise and ever so fascinating order. To enhance her articles she uses photo’s, words and links. So to me it is remarkable that she does that without “breaking a sweat”. Her career choice therefore is no surprise and I am more than confident she will reach her goals, one at a time. It is her blogging that makes me want to try and only now do I feel I get a bit of a gist for it; an understanding of how to do it, what to write about and maybe even how to structure it.

There are numerous posts all over the internet that tells one “How to blog” but in my view they can never take into account an individuals talents, strength, weaknesses and yes – personality. So, for me this is my first try (well after I have re-written the very first one) and I have a second post as well which will be up shortly.

Hopefully I have caught your interest and I am able to hold it for a considerable time yet.



And because I was raving about them, here are the links to my beautiful daughters blogs:

Professional blog/website: Justine V Gropper
Personal blog/website: Justine’s Lifestyle blog

Enjoy xx