February 2018 Wrap-Up

Wow, February is already over and done with. Time just flies by. It seems like only yesterday, that 2018 started. February was great. Here's what happened: My birthday! I got a Harry Potter mug from my work colleagues, who played Dutch birthday songs as I came into work on the day of my birthday. Alex... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Bookhaul: April & May

Don't be scared, but be warned. It's a long list. I was lucky enough to find someone giving away their entire YA English collection and get a bunch of books from them. Also allowing me to spend most of my money otherwise. So, sit back and relax. It's gonna take a while. In the other... Continue Reading →

Bookhaul – January-March 2017

Last week, you saw which books I'd read so far this year. Now it's time to show you the books I actually bought this year. So, get a snack while you scroll through the books, because three months is a long time and there are many books to go through. Before I get started though,... 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 →

Favorite books of 2016

It was really hard to cut this list down to only ten books. I wanted it to be a mix of fiction, non-fiction, Dutch, English, German, children's, young adult and adult books. So it took me a while to get all those categories represented in the best way! So, without furrther ado, in no particular... 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 →

May 2016 statistics

It's that time again! Time to review the previous month and show you some 'statistics'. In the month of May, I read a total of 11 books. Finally! This was the first month that I read more than I planned to read (which is set for ten books per month). Perhaps there is hope for the... Continue Reading →

April 2016 book stats

It's finally time for my April book statistics. Or: which books I read, which books I got and how far I'm behind on my Goodreads challenge. In April, I read a total of 10 books, which is exactly the amount of books I planned on reading per month. However, since this was the first month I... Continue Reading →

February 2016 – book statistics

The month of February has passed, which means it's time to look at my reading stats for this month. Again, I haven't read the total amount of books I planned for the month. I read a total of 8 books instead of 10. This time, I don't even have the excuse of having read books... Continue Reading →

January 2016 – book statistics

Book haul, book unhaul, and books read in January 2016 HAUL In the month of January, I acquired a total of 19 books. Some of which I managed to read this month. I unhauled two books: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, and Tin Toeval in de Onderwereld by Guus Kuijer. I enjoyed reading the Miniaturist, but I... Continue Reading →

Favorite German books of 2015

I've decided to do three favorite posts. One for each language. These are my favorite German books that I've read in 2015! 1. Rubinrot by Kerstin Gier (translations according to Goodreads: Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish) My first introduction to Kerstin Gier. YA, romance, contemporary... Continue Reading →

Favorite Dutch books of 2015

I've decided to do three favorite posts. One for each language. Have you seen my posts about my favorite English books? These are my favorite Dutch books that I've read in 2015! 1. Het Diner by Herman Koch (translations according to Goodreads: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian,... Continue Reading →

Favorite English books of 2015

I've decided to do three favorite posts. One for each language that I've read books in. The Dutch and German ones will be up next year (It's so weird to say that)! These are my favorite English books that I've read in 2015! 1. The Martian by Andy Weir This was such a realistic Mars adventure! It was... Continue Reading →

August bookhaul

As you have already seen throughout the different Sunday Posts, I've gotten quite a few new books in the month of August. Even though you've already seen all of them, I think I should still show a general overview. Kinderen van Moeder Aarde by Thea Beckman* | read De Verloren Schat by Thea Beckman* |... Continue Reading →

August wrap-up

Wow, August has come and gone. Sometimes it felt like it went by too-fast, especially with everything I had to turn in to finish my Master's; it felt like I didn't have enough time. Because of that (and because I'm binge watching Star Trek: Voyager), I've not read too much this month. Still, I've managed... Continue Reading →

July bookhaul

July was a good month for buying books. At least, I've bought quite a few new (and pre-loved) ones, so it must've been. 1. Over Opvoeding Eerste Bundel by Jan Ligthart* 2. Getting Out by Ann Goething* 3. In Defense of English Cooking by George Orwell* 4. Criminological Theories by Suzette Cote* 5. The Blood of... Continue Reading →

July Wrap-Up

I wasn't quite sure how to do my July wrap-up. Since I've been doing the Sunday Post, it seemed like it might be nicer to wrap up a whole month of blogging, instead of just telling you which books I've read. Sure, it's interesting, but at the same time a list of books is also... Continue Reading →

June bookhaul & wrap-up

Once again, I bought way too many books. I don't know, but it just seems to happen that way. It's never planned. However, I've also gotten through quite a few books this month, so I believe that makes up for it, right? Anyway, here's the books I bought/received this month: 1. The Young Elites by Marie... Continue Reading →

May bookhaul & wrap-up

As always, I tried to not  buy many books during the month of May. And as always, I didn’t quite succeed. Though, in all honesty, I believe this has been the best month so far. I only bought/received a total of 10 books: Franz Kafka – Ein Lesebuch by Franz Kafka* (contains his collected short... Continue Reading →

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