Declutter your shelves: 5 types of books to get rid off right now

We all know the problem: overflowing shelves, an overwhelming TBR and no idea how to deal with this. I've been decluttering my shelves, and have been trying my best not to add too many new titles to it permanently. It's not easy, but there are a couple of things you can do to make it... 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 →

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – #currentlyreading

#currentlyreading - Not only are these some amazing stories from incredible women. They were written by women, as well as illustrated by women. From all over the world! I love that the stories are only one page long and that the illustrations are so vibrant. Obviously, it was made for kids, so the stories are... Continue Reading →

Goodreads Shelves

As you may have noticed, I finally updated Goodreads. The books I've read, the books I own, the books I want to read are all on separate shelves now. Yes, I've really only just discovered the shelves. Well, I knew they were there, but I never did anything with it. Now, I've seen the uses.... Continue Reading →

Of Mice and Men – #currentlyreading

#currentlyreading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed reading this book the first time around. It has been a while though (over 10 years), so when I saw it second hand for 50 cents, I had to take it. There's a lot in there, so far, that I hadn't remembered. I adore... 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 →

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – #currentlyreading

#currentlyreading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - I've finally figured out what the title means. That's something. I love the conversations between Oskar and the other characters. What bothers me is switching back and forth between Oskar's point of view and the point of views of the others. I don't like... 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 →

Tirza – #currentlyreading

#currentlyreading - I'm about 100 pages into this book and still have no idea where it's going- There's just something so messed up about the interactions in the book though, that I'm almost sure it's going to be awesome! (or a huge disappointment). Yes, it feels like one of those books. So far, I'm dying... Continue Reading →

Book Upcycling – Photo book

Last year, before my Scotland trip, I mentioned that I was going to track this trip by using a Harry Potter book. Since its author comes from Scotland, this seemed entirely appropriate. Also, do I really need an excuse to buy another HP book? So, I bought the book and took it with me on... Continue Reading →

Lost in a Book – #currentlyreading

#currentlyreading - not a retelling; a story within a story (so far). I'm not halfway through yet. It's very obvious Beauty and the Beast. This knowledge is also assumed in the book. That actually bothers me a little bit, because I had hoped for a retelling of some sort. So far though, there's a story... Continue Reading →

Tips for Starting to Read for Fun

Tips for beginner readers It's not easy to start reading, so what can you do to get started? Here are some of my tips. There's no science to this, just personal experience. Start with easy to read booksNo, these don't have to be children't books. However, starting off with Chaucer or Jane Austen would be... 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 →

Confessions of a Book Blogger: I can DNF Books after all

A while back, I wrote a blog post where I explained that it is really hard for me to DNF (Did Not Finish) books. However, more recently I've changed a bit around in my life that has also affected my ability to DNF books. As you've seen, I've gotten rid of a lot of things... 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 →

Glanerbrug Boekenbeurs 2017

Just like last year, the last weekend of January meant that there was going to be a second hand book fair in Glanerbrug (Enschede, the Netherlands). I've been there for the past couple of years and wrote about it last year as well. I explained that all of the money they raise goes to several... Continue Reading →

KonMarie Method – Step three: books

As promised a long time ago, here finally are some pictures of step 3 of the KonMari Method, the decluttering of my books. As you can see, that's a lot of books. Also, lots of chaos! I discarded almost half of all these books. My list stands at 235 that I got rid of. This... 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 →

Review: Goals 2 0 1 6

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I wanted to check up on the goals I set last year. What happened to them? Were they reached? I posted two different blog post at the beginning of last year describing my social media goals and my reading goals. original pictures on the blogI mostly managed to... Continue Reading →

2 0 1 7 GOALS

* 2 0 1 7 * The previous year went by so fast, with lots of ups and downs. I feel like I've finally got the hang of working full time and having a social life. However, blogging seems to have taken a backseat. I'm hoping I'll be able to fit it in again at... Continue Reading →

KonMarie Method – Step two: Clothing

The KonMarie Method has a certain order to things. This means that when you decided to start doing it, you'll have to follow this for best results. The first part, I've already explained, which is thoroughly asking yourself why. Next up is choosing which items in your house to keep. You'll do this by asking... Continue Reading →

KonMarie Method – Step one: Why?

I've been away for a while and in that time, I have of course still been reading. One of the books I've read (and have started to implement) in my life is: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo, in which she explains her KonMarie Method. I am not a tidy person. I'm clean,... Continue Reading →

Time for a break

Hi guys and gals, As you've undoubtedly noticed, I've not posted much in the past few weeks. I've had a bit of a writer's block going on, which for me meant that nothing I wrote sounded good enough. It seems like an appropriate time to take a short break from blogging again. Just to ensure... 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 →

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