Best Books of 2017

It's the end of the year and therefore time for a review of the books I read in 2017. There are, as always, a couple that really stood out for me. It's not quite a top ten, but who really needs those? In no particular order: Animal Farm by George Orwell Running Like a Girl... Continue Reading →

July Wrap Up 2017

Time flies by! We've already passed from July to August (we're very close anyway). I read quite a lot of books this month, as opposed to last month. Not in the least due to Sarah J. Maas. I've read series by both of these women for the first time. I'd had some experience with Maas,... Continue Reading →

Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis Layken's Father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn... Layken's mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across country. However, a new home means... Continue Reading →

Review: Vegetarische Barbecue by Ross Dobson

Synopsis Ross Dobson turns traditional barbecue recipes into a refreshing and versatile selection for anyone who savors good food. Bullet-point review ★★★★☆ + includes vegan recipes + mostly simple to make for those new to veggie barbecues + includes sides, dips and salads  - certain things are left to the cook Full Review I don't... Continue Reading →

June Wrap-Up

June didn't go as well, reading-wise, as the previous months. I finished a total of 6 books, which doesn't sound to bad, until you realize, that of those 5 books, 2 were cookbooks. Cookbooks are really quick to go through, so I'm not even sure if you should count them, but I do (because I... Continue Reading →

Review: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Synopsis Puffin in Bloom A new line of classics with gorgeously illustrated covers by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.s lead artist, Anna Bond. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on... Continue Reading →

April & May Wrap-Up

I've done fairly well with the amount of books I've read in April and May. I've read a total of 13 books. Which puts the total amount of books I've read this year at 29. According to Goodreads, I'm a couple books ahead of my reading goal of 52. So, all in all I'm pretty... Continue Reading →

Book review: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly (possible spoilers)

Synopsis Hidden in the Beast's library, Belle is about to discover a mysterious book and visit a glittering new world. But everything is not as it seems. When the time comes, will Belle be able to find her way back home? Or will the story take hold of her - and never let her go?... Continue Reading →

Read January-March 2017

It's been a while since I actually wrote anything about the books I read, so it's about time. At the time of writing, I've read a total of 14 books. Most I've actually enjoyed quite a bit, but there's not very many that I decided to keep, because certain books you can really only read... Continue Reading →

Feminist Review: Running like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

Synopsis Alexandra Heminsley had high hopes: the arse of an athlete, the waist of a supermodel, the speed of a gazelle. Defeated by gyms and bored of yoga, she decided to run. Her first attempt did not end well. But years later and with several marathons under her belt she agrees with her dad: you... Continue Reading →

Series review: Newsflesh trilogy

Synopsis The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun... Continue Reading →

Reading statistics – July 2016

Another month has ended. I only managed to read 5 books this month. Not surprising, as I went to Scotland for two weeks and somehow rewatched all the seasons of Gilmore Girls. In between all of that, there wasn't a lot of time left for reading. I also starting two other books that I didn't... Continue Reading →

Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Synopsis A classic novel of the 1960s, this powerful story about life in a mental hospital is told by a half-Indian patient called Chief Bromden. The Chief will not talk, and he has deceived the staff into thinking him deaf and dumb; but through his self-imposed protective fog he is an acute observer. To him... Continue Reading →

Review: Symbolism in Fairy Tales

Synopsis Het feit dat sprookjes een eeuwenlang leven beschoren is, bewijst hun grote waarde. Net als in vele mythen ligt in de sprookjes een diepe symboliek verborgen. Het is fascinerend om deze symboliek te ontdekken. Bekende en onbekende sprookjes krijgen opeen een heel andere betekenis. Wij herkennen de psychologische structuur van de mens, zijn ontwikkelingsgang... Continue Reading →

The Sunday Post #40 – Bye, bye, Scotland

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week (and last week) on the blog Review: De Dochter by Jessica Durlacher The... Continue Reading →

Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Synopsis This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits... Continue Reading →

Review: De dochter by Jessica Durlacher

Synopsis Hoe verwerk je de gruwelen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Zwijg je erover of will je ze de wereld in smijten. Max Lipschitz, een Amsterdamse uitgever, die een poos in Californie verblijft, is duidelijk de mening toegedaan dat je beter niet te veel over het verleden kunt praten. Zijn vriendin Sabine is een ’uitspreker’, iemand... Continue Reading →

Sunday Post #39 – Oh Scotland…

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week on the blog Review: Alice Murphey's Preservation Confessions of a book blogger #7... Continue Reading →

Review: Alice Murphy’s Preservation by Maria Kennedy

Synopsis Fifteen-year-old Alice Murphy is an independent-minded, offbeat young lady. Blunt, goofy and somewhat naïve, Alice longs to connect to the world around her. She has trouble fitting in at school and frequently says the wrong thing at the wrong time. Her English teacher, Mrs. Sinclair, labelled her as a B student on the first... Continue Reading →

Sunday Post #38 – Scotland!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week on the blog Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks Book unhaul #3 Best books... Continue Reading →

Best books of 2016 (so far)

After 6 months of reading in 2016, I worked my way through quite a few books. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. Here are the books that were my favorites (in the order I read them in). Shattered by Teri Terry I can't tell you much about this conclusion to this series, because... Continue Reading →

Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks

Synopsis What can he do with his new powers — and what are they doing to him? Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an... Continue Reading →

Sunday Post #37 – I’ll get the hang of this blogging/job thing one day!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week on the blog Review: This House is Haunted by Johne Boyne Personal Instagram... Continue Reading →

Review: This House is Haunted by John Boyne

Synopsis 'I blame Charles Dickens for the death of my father...' Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her into the path of an approaching train.... Continue Reading →

Review: The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Synopsis Man had not yet learned to fly when H.G. Wells conceived this story of a Martian attack on England. Giant cylinders crash to Earth, disgorging huge, unearthly creatures armed with heat-rays and fighting machines. Amid the boundless destruction they cause, it looks as if the end of the world has come. Bullet-point review ★★★★☆... Continue Reading →

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