Dutch Secret Santa 2018

Hallo Nederlandse boekenliefhebbers! Vanwege het succes van vorig jaar heb ik besloten om dit jaar weer een Secret Santa...

First Look: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is probably one of the most anticipated book-to-movie adaptations of 2018. This is...

From Paper to Screen: Autumn 2018

From Paper To Screen is a seasonal post about upcoming movies and TV shows that are based on books. This post deals...

5 Year Anniversary: October Giveaway

Brilliant Bookshelf is celebrating its 5 Year Anniversary, so I’m hosting a few bookish giveaways this year. This is...

Fanmix Friday: Six of Crows

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect...
Secret Santa
Dutch Secret Santa 2018
First Look
First Look: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
From Paper To Screen
From Paper to Screen: Autumn 2018
Giveaway
5 Year Anniversary: October Giveaway
Fanmix Friday
Fanmix Friday: Six of Crows

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Secret Santa

Dutch Secret Santa 2018

Hallo Nederlandse boekenliefhebbers! Vanwege het succes van vorig jaar heb ik besloten om dit jaar weer een Secret Santa te organiseren voor Nederlandse bookbloggers en bookstagrammers: de Dutch Secret Santa 2018. Dit is de kans om andere Nederlandse boekenliefhebbers (beter) te leren kennen en bovendien een cadeau op te sturen en te ontvangen rond de feestdagen!Continue reading

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Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Publisher: Viking – Pamela Dorman Books
Release Date: May 9th 2017
Pages: 327
Genre(s): FictionContemporary
Purchase: The Book Depository

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

The only way to survive is to open your heart

I expected Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine to be a funny book. And it is, terribly so. But it’s also really emotional and tugs on your heartstrings, which makes it a really good début.Continue reading

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