Dutch Secret Santa 2017

Hallo Nederlandse boekenliefhebbers! Ik organiseer dit jaar voor het eerst een Secret Santa en wel voor Nederlandse bookbloggers en...

Lesvos | September 2017

A little more than a month ago I did something that I never would have dared in the past:...

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...

From Paper to Screen: Autumn 2017

From Paper To Screen is a seasonal post about upcoming movies and TV shows that are based on books. This post deals...
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Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1)
Author
: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: May 5th 2009
Pages: 276
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Purchase: The Book Depository

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

I might just be too old for this book, but I can’t really understand the hype. It was a big letdown for me. Continue reading

Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: Everything I Never Told You

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.Continue reading

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Review: The Raven Cycle #1-4

Title: The Raven Boys,  The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue & The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #1-4)
Author
Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre(s)Young AdultFantasy
Purchase: The Raven Boys | The Dream Thieves | Blue Lily, Lily Blue | The Raven King

❝ From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

Recently I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, where nothing seemed appealing or interesting enough. For someone who usually reads so avidly, these slumps are incredibly frustrating and sometimes hard to get out of. Mine ended the moment I finally decided to pick up The Raven Boys and hasn’t returned since. I’ve finished all four books in the Raven Cycle series in a couple of weeks, they’re that amazing.
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