Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted something here, but I recently got a fulltime job which has been occupying my time and I've been in a major reading slump. I've read exactly 8 books since May. 8 BOOKS!!!!!!!!! That's nothing. So needless to say, big slump. But, I've decided to change things up. The first change is very noticeable: a new layout! I've gotten tired and bored of my old layout and I wanted something new. I can't say yet if this layout is going to stay, there will be changes throughout the next few weeks, but when my layout is done to my liking, I'll let you guys now.
It's been a while since I've posted and now I come back with a post that isn't even bookrelated.. I'm so sorry guys!!! I'll try and start posting regurlarly again, but I saw this tag on Youtube and I really, really wanted to do it since I have such a love for names. Let me clarify that I'm not pregnant and I also do not plan on having kids, so this is purely because I love names so much. So I said f*** it, and now you can read my answers to all these name related questions. Don't forget to tell me in the comments some of your favorite names/answers to these questions, I'd love to know!
Classics seem to scare a lot of people and I can understand why. They can be hard to read, a lot are crazy philosophical, and more than a few are just plain boring. However, classics are classics for a reason, and it makes sense to give them a shot. There are some classics that I’ve read and absolutely couldn’t stand, no matter how many people tell me what great books they are, and there are some classics that I’ve read and they’ve become some of my favourite books, so here are some classics that I’ve read and absolutely adored.
I’ve been so busy with uni lately that I’ve barely found the time to read, and I honestly hate that so much. My to-be-read list, however, continues to grow and I thought I would create a shortlist of the ten books that I absolutely need to read next. Some of these are sequels in series that I loved but never finished, some have been sitting in the back of my mind for ages and most of them have been sitting, unread, on my bookshelf for months. I think it’s time to finally move them from my to-be-read to my read list.
Hey guys, hello! I'm back with another bookshelf post. So the other day I really wanted to reorganize my shelves, and so I did. If you've seen my Bookshelf Tour 2.0 you know I had my books in a very random and not really logical order, so I thought I'd do it different this time and organize them on color. It took a lot of time, but I'm super happy with the result (as you can see in the picture below), and I thought I'd take you on a little tour to show you what's on each shelf now.
I recently bought the all the Twilight books in English plus The Short Second life of Bree Tanner. Up until that point I did not own them in English and had the Dutch books split between me and my sister, so basically, I only owned Twilight and Breaking Dawn, while she owned New Moon and Eclipse. Why did I decide to buy the Twilight box in English? I realized, I still really like this book series, and I needed them complete and in English on my shelves. A lot of people have been saying over the years that they dislike Twilight, and I get it's probably because of the movies. I agree, the movies are pretty bad. But the books are not, not in my opinion anyway. So here are 6 reasons why I loved Twilight, still love Twilight and will always love reading Twilight.
Hi guys! Sorry I haven't been posting in a week or so, I've just been quite busy and was in a blogging slump. R.I.P. But I'm gonna try to post at least one thing a week now, so fingers crossed. For this blogpost I've decided to share my top 5 favorite contemporaries that I've read in the first half of this year. I've read a few (not nearly enough), and thought I'd share my favorite five with y'all. So without further ado, here are my favorites of the first half of 2017.
I finally picked up When Dimple Met Rishi and ohmygod, it's as cute and amazing as everyone says it is. I loved every page, every word of it. Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries! The story is told from two pov's: Dimple's and Rishi's. They do not know each other but their parents have arranged for them to marry and their first meeting will be at the famous Insomnia Con for web developers. Well, Rishi knows their first meeting will be there. Dimple.. is completely in the dark about this. Having no idea Rishi doesn't know Dimple doesn't know he greets her as future wife and in a shocked reply Dimple throws an ice coffee in his face. Great first meeting!
I was going to say that this isn’t exactly the kind of book that I would normally read, and in one way it definitely is not, but in another - when I really think about - this is exactly the kind of book I would normally read. The Otto Digmore Difference by Brent Hartinger follows the story of Otto Digmore, an actor, who has recently had what he believes is his big break in Hollywood, starring in a supporting role on a popular sitcom. However when Otto’s show is cancelled, he finds that the only roles that have opened up to him are those trying to take advantage of his severely scarred face and cast him as a villain or a freak. That is until a role comes up that seems perfect. The novel follows the journey that Otto and his best friend Russel take across the country in the hopes of landing Otto’s dream role. All the typical road trip cliches happen — much to Russel’s delight — and a number of old feelings reappear — not that Russel can ever know about that.
Back to one of my favorite kind of posts: the 10 favorite quotes from *insert book*. Last month I did a post like this but with quotes from The Night Circus. When I was browsing my bookshelves, I came across The Song of Achilles, remembered all the beauty and pain and gorgeous words and decided to make a top 10 quotes post. So buckle up, we're going to experience a bunch of pain again. Oh, don't we love being a reader?!