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Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends

Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends

Characters you swooned over when you were younger. (Goodreads page with information here) Most women say that Disney Princes have ruined real men for them. In my case, it’s male characters from books and movies/TV-Shows (Disney princes aren’t my thing unless you count Loki ’cause Marvel is technically Disney, right?) I read a lot of Dutch/Flemish books when I was younger, most of which you’ll never have heard of. So I decided to just go for Book Boyfriends in general….

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Top 5 Wednesday: Book Covers You'd Live In

Top 5 Wednesday: Book Covers You'd Live In

We all love a good cover but what are some covers you’d like to be transported into?  (All Top 5 Wednesday info here) I’m not going to do a big intro. Here we go.. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way. Of course I want to live inside the Harry Potter books… Ssssttt I started reading this book a loooooong time ago and still haven’t finished it. As you can tell, it’s pretty massive. I was enjoying the…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite "Unlikeable" Protagonists

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite "Unlikeable" Protagonists

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  You can find out more on the Goodreads group. This week’s topic is Unlikeable Characters and I have to be honest.. I had a hard time thinking of these answers but here we go anyway. Let me know if you agree! Kaz Brekker – Six of Crows To say that Kaz isn’t a very nice person, is putting it lightly. He’s ruthless and will do anything…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

Today’s topic is Books we would like as event Themes. I had a few in mind and just went mad on Pinterest 😉 so yeah, enjoy! I chose books I’ve read and enjoyed, which also have a lot of atmosphere. The Great Gatsby I love vintage looks so anything inspired by the 20s, like The Great Gatsby, is right up my street. It’s chique with minimal colors and it just looks so classy. (source) (source) I think the best color…

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – John Tiffany *

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – John Tiffany *

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Future Classics

Top 5 Wednesday: Future Classics

All Top 5 Wednesday information and topics can be found here. A lot of popular modern fiction already feels like classics so I’m not going with “The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” or “Never let me go”. These are books that, according to me, stand a real chance of becoming classics. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak I think this one will be on a lot of people’s lists but I couldn’t not put it on mine. The World Wars…

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#Booktubeathon Update: Day 2

#Booktubeathon Update: Day 2

Day 2 Monday 18/07 – 10:30PM I finished Ragnarok and read 30 pages of Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban. Now it’s time to go to bed (well, I’m already in bed.. Reading.. But it’s time to go to sleep 😉) because tomorrow is another full day of work. Goodnight! Tuesday 19/07 – 12:30PM Lunch break = reading time. We have a little balcony where we can sit and eat and since most of my colleagues are on holiday…

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Wrap-up April – 2016

Wrap-up April – 2016

Today was my first day working my new job and man! does it feel good to be doing something useful again. Even though it was mostly my colleagues explaining things and not really working, it still feels like I accomplished something today. I’m already looking forward to the rest of my short week. (Thursday is Ascension and the firm is taking Friday off too) But I’m here to tell you about the books I read in april. Let’s go! Reading…

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Why I'm rereading Harry Potter in 2016

Why I'm rereading Harry Potter in 2016

I decided that I wanted to reread Harry Potter as one of my 2016 resolutions. Why? Well, it’s been a while since I read them and I feel like I’m losing my grip on the details. I just want to lose myself again in the story, read it again with older eyes. A couple of days ago, I heard the news that Alan Rickman died of cancer. It hit me like a cannonball as I’m sure it hit a lot…

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Blogmas Day 18: Coffee Book Tag

Blogmas Day 18: Coffee Book Tag

I am sooooo tired… My daughter fell ill on Monday and she’s still not 100%. Today I woke up and realized that I never finished writing this blog post (apologies), so I’m finishing it now.. It must still be the 18th somewhere, right? Since I’m in the middle of three books at the moment and am fighting my way through (honestly, I haven’t been able to read for more than 30 minutes in one go). None of them have been…

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