January Wrap Up

It's already the beginning of February, which means it's time to review what happend in January. A lot has happened during this month, even though the year has only just started. Here a short overview: Started Bujo Trip to London and Harry Potter Studios Tour Heywood Hills Books Daunt Books Starting work again Bad Storm... Continue Reading →

London: Heywood Hills Books

While I was in London, I took the time to visit a couple of bookstores in the relative vicinity of the hotel we were staying in. One of those bookstores was Heywood Hills Books. I had only looked up the address online and when we got there it seemed to be a small shop. We... Continue Reading →

Book Fair Deventer 2017

A while ago, there was the annual Boekenmarkt in Deventer. Like the years before (check 2015, I hadn't time to write about 2016), there were endless stands of book sellers. Mostly Dutch books, but some English as well and every once in a while a different language mixed in. Most of the books sold are second... Continue Reading →

Back to normal

Now that my summer holidays are over, I'm going to start blogging again. I'm going to be doing a couple of book reviews, but I'm going to be writing about our trip to the Azores as well. There is a lot to tell and the few pictures that I posted on Instagram, realld don't do... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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