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November 17, 2020

Read My Mind Issue 2020 out now!

 


2020 has been a crazy year for all of us. Who would have thought that toilet paper would become such a popular product? COVID-19, social distancing and face masks have changed our entire life. Normality is what we all pray for. Normality is what we all need ASAP!

Many people say that thanks to Corona they have realized what life is really about and how important family and friends are. To be honest for us nothing has changed. We live in a country where people, family, friends, working colleagues, and neighbors are practising social distancing even before the Pandemic crises. Loneliness and social isolation are part of Swiss culture. So Corona hasn’t changed our life at all.

What we really miss though is traveling. We love discovering new cities. Not being able to get away for a few days or weeks has been extremely challenging for both of us. So we used the time and published eight new stories. Some of our books have been also translated into Italian and Spanish. You find them all in this magazine. We also had time to watch great series on Netflix that we reviewed here with 4 or 5 stars.

We hope you enjoy browsing this free online magazine and wish you and your loved ones a lovely and stress and corona free Christmas!

Let’s all hope and pray for a normal 2021! 

Lily & Sima

 

READ MY MIND ISSUE 2020  


November 10, 2020

Lemon, When Later Becomes Never

 


Dear Dog & Book Lovers please meet my Ambassador Lemon. This heartbreaking story is available in English and German and is inspired by a bittersweet true story. 

Lemon is a cute little dog living in a refugee house in Zurich city. His owner has taken care of asylum seekers in Switzerland for many years. Almost weekly new families arrive and Lemon is there to welcome the humans. He is also there to cheer everyone up in a difficult time with his cuteness, love and tenderness. Lemon is used to seeing families come and go, but the story of Mansour, a little boy, and his heartbreaking destiny changes Lemon’s life forever.


My Voice for the Voiceless
In loving memory of Mansour M. (1982 – 1992)




October 29, 2020

Lucie, Der Duft von Stille


Lovely books and dog lovers my heartbreaking story "Lucie, The Smell Of Silence" is also available in German. 

"Lucie, Der Duft von Stille" ist eine inspirierende Geschichte für junge und junggebliebene Leser. Lucie erzählt ihre Lebensgeschichte, während sie in einem Rettungsboot festsitzt, das den Ozean vom Nahen Osten nach Europa überquert, nachdem ein Krieg über Nacht ihr Leben zerstört und sie ihr Zuhause verloren hat. 

Meine Stimme für die Stimmlosen
Kriege zerstören nicht nur Menschenleben, sondern auch das Leben von Tieren. Sie vernichten auch die Schönheit der Natur und werfen die Länder Jahrzehnte, wenn nicht sogar Jahrhunderte in ihrer Entwicklung zurück. Leider kann jeder obdachlos, staatenlos und zu einem papierlosen Flüchtling werden. Wenn man alles und jeden verloren hat, den man liebt, gibt es nur noch einen Hoffnungsschimmer: Den Glauben an eine bessere und sichere Zukunft. Dies ist die Botschaft dieser pädagogischen Geschichte für das Lily4Refugees-Projekt. 

October 06, 2020

Lucie, The Smell of Silence

 


Lovely dog lovers meet my Lily4Refugees Ambassador Lucie. “Lucie, The Smell of Silence” is an inspiring story for young and young at heart readers. Lucie shares her life story while she is stuck in a rescue boat crossing the ocean from the Middle East to Europe after she has lost everything back home because war has destroyed her life overnight. 

My Voice for the Voiceless
War does not only destroy humans but also animal’s lives. It also destroys the beauty of nature and sets countries back from improving for decades if not centuries. Unfortunately, anyone can become homeless. Anyone can become stateless. Anyone can become an undocumented refugee. When you lose everything you have and everyone you love, there is only one thing that keeps you moving forward: hope and the belief in a better and safer future. This is the message of this educational story for the Lily4Refugees Project.

This story is available in English and German. Get your ebook now!

https://books2read.com/LucieEnglish


September 14, 2020

Lovely, C’est toujours l'amour!

  


LOVELY - C’est toujours l'amour

Dear book and dog lovers my brand new release is Lovely, “C’est toujours l’amour”, which means “It’s always love". It is an inspiring story for young and young-at-heart readers.

Lovely is a little spoiled and snobbish Chihuahua living in the heart of Paris close to Musée du Louvre. She is sharing a lovely apartment with her owner. Lovely’s life is perfect until Josephine decides to move permanently to London for love and work. Lovely is devastated and heartbroken. She is desperately unhappy about the upcoming changes. A new country means a new language and a new culture. On her train drive from Paris to London Lovely’s worries vanish unexpectedly. Instead of ending up in London with Josephine and her fiancé, James, the little Chihuahua ends up in a refugee camp in Calais. What happened? Where is Josephine? Will the two ever be reunited?

My Voice for the Voiceless
Anyone can become a refugee! Anyone from any country, level of education and income can become a refugee. This is the message of this educational story for the Lily4Refugees Project. We should never judge people and their life stories. Instead, we should be understanding and compassionate towards innocent people who are forced to leave their homeland for a better life and a hopeful future in dignity. We should never point our fingers at others; instead, we should look at our own actions.