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My 2019 Reading Goals

My 2019 Reading Goals

Because of the complete disaster that was 2017, I didn’t set myself any specific goals for this year. I put my Goodreads challenge at 30 and ended up reading 41(and I still have a week to go). Since I’m feeling a lot better now, I wanted to think of some challenges for 2019. Read 50 books I’m steadily getting bolder with my Goodreads Challenge 😉 I think 50 will be my limit, given that I need to balance my reading…

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BooktubeAThon 2018 TBR

BooktubeAThon 2018 TBR

“So what is this BookTubeAThon everyone keeps talking about?” Well: The BooktubeAThon is week-long ReadAThon that has reading challenges, Instagram challenges & video challenges. It runs from midnight on the 30th of July to 11:59pm on the 5th of August. Most people choose the books they want to read based on the reading challenges. Here’s my TBR for next week! 1. LET A COIN TOSS DECIDE YOUR FIRST READ I did the coin toss on Instagram, as you can see here….

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Mental Health: It's okay to be scared

Mental Health: It's okay to be scared

Last year, I wasn’t doing very well. I fell into that black pit called depression and I’ve been having a hard time climbing out. Although I have been feeling a lot better lately, I realise that this is going to take a while. I have to re-discover myself and that’s proving to be quite the challenge. I’ve been seeing a therapist for a while now. I try to meet up with her once a month, just to talk. She’s almost…

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March 2018: Wrap-up

March 2018: Wrap-up

We’ve had a couple of beautiful days here in Belgium, so I’ve been enjoying the warm and sunny weather. Today is cooler again and cloudy. Time to write about the past month! I want to tell you about the books I’ve read, the live music I saw and the podcasts I’ve been listening to. Let’s go! Books I read in March The Narrow Road to the Deep North  Richard Flanagan This book had been sitting on my shelf for years…

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January 2018 – Wrap Up

January 2018 – Wrap Up

I wanted to keep a record of my year so we’re making this work! Let me tell you what I did in January. It turned out to be an eventful month with a lot of changes and a couple of rediscoveries. I left my job and started a new one Maybe you remember me talking about how my last job was draining my creativity. In the last week of 2017, I went to talk to my boss and told him…

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Non-English movies

Non-English movies

My brain makes weird connections. Just to paint you a picture of how I came to write this post: I heard that the Oscar nominations had been announced, I found out that The Shape of Water has been nominated in 13 categories, The Shape of Water was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, I love Guillermo del Toro, my favourite movie by him is Pan’s Labyrinth a.k.a. El laberinto del fauno, a movie in Spanish et voilà… I decided…

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Books and Places

Books and Places

Some books are forever linked to the place where I read them. I didn’t necessarily read the entire book in that same spot but somehow certain moments and places stand out for me. There’s Life After Life by Kate Atkinson which I read lying in the grass in our garden. It was summer. There were bees buzzing around our patch of lavender and the sun was giving me everything she had. I read Pearl Harbor in our old car when…

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30 before 30 – my list

30 before 30 – my list

Hi! Today is January 2nd and this is my first post of 2018. I wanted it to be something I could look back on in the future but I didn’t want to do a New Year’s resolutions post because my life is a bit chaotic right now… I honestly don’t know what the year will bring and I have a lot of things to figure out. So 30 before 30 it is. I turned 28 back in October so I…

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