“Books are proof humans can do magic”
For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books. Escaping into a different world, relating to lovely characters and being charmed by the endless possibilities any life encapsulates. In my dreams I’ve spoken with Mathildda, danced with Mr. Darcy and gone Hogwarts countless times.
After emerging from a story I’d have been living with over the past hours, days or even weeks, for me there was only one thing left to do: tell someone who loves books as much to go read that book so we could get lost in the intricacies of the story together. Over time, people have learned I will always have a recommendation ready.
Here I plan on recommending – or not – the books that I am reading. Looking for a complet overview? Check out my Goodreads-account. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy!
Want a more personal recommendation, send me a message!
I ALREADY HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS BOOK AS IT IS MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOK! It’s hard for me though, to put into words why I love this book so much, because the book contains so much. On the surface it is the love story of Henry DeTamble and ...Read More
FOR ALL THE SEEKERS AND SEARCHERS. FOR HAPPY PEOPLE AND UNHAPPY PEOPLE. FOR THOSE TRYING TO FIND THAT PATH TO IT, AND THOSE STILL FIGURING OUT WHAT ‘IT’ IS. FOR ALL OF US WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO LIVE AUTHENTIC LIVES – WHATEVER THAT IS – THIS BOOK ...Read More
A BOOK CALLED WANDERLUST, HOW COULD I NOT READ A BOOK WITH A TITLE LIKE THAT? Except it turns out that the book doesn’t really say all that much about the feeling the word portrays. The subtitle is the more accurate one: a history of walking. Getting over my slight disappointment ...Read More
I FINALLY READ A BOOK OF POEMS – AND LIKED IT! A LOT! Like many boys and girls that go through puberty and have an inkling for writing, I used to love writing “poems”. Believing my thoughts and feelings to be of deep importance, I’d keep a journal-like notebook filled ...Read More
LORELAI GILMORE WROTE A BOOK!… SORRY, I MEAN LAUREN GRAHAM WROTE A BOOK! Either way, it’s not a coincidence that this book came out exactly when the revival of the noughties hit-series of “Gilmore Girls” came to Netflix. And being the huge Gilmore Girls fan that I am – I ...Read More
KNOWING HOW A BOOK WILL END AND STILL FINDING YOURSELF AT THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT… I’d call that a very successful book indeed. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the phenomenon of Jon Krakauer: he is the writer of a bestseller in the early nineties that was turned into ...Read More
I FEEL VERY AMBIVALENT ABOUT THIS BOOK. On the one hand it tells a very courageous tale of a girl who got raped – in a country where despite being the supposed leader of the free world, victim-blaming still runs rampant – and found her way back to herself by ...Read More
IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT I HAVE NO WAY OF FIGURING OUT HOW A STORY IS POSSIBLY GOING TO HAVE AN HAPPY ENDING FOR ALL THE CHARACTERS I LOVE, but this book was a very happy exception to that. Now, I am not saying that every book has to have a ...Read More
I’D BOUGHT THIS BOOK FOR ERIK AS INTO THE WILD IS ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE MOVIES, BUT WAS SECRETLY LOOKING FORWARD TO READING IT MYSELF. So, during our illness in Malysia I started to escape into the world of the sister of a man who inspired many vagabonds. For anyone ...Read More
A GREAT HOLIDAY READ. So, I am the type of person who will bring three books on a backpacking holiday (the Wild Truth; One step at the time; and Guantánamo Diary – of which I only finished the first) and then decides she needs that one book standing in a ...Read More
For everyone who hasn’t yet read the books I’m reviewing, obviously I will try to keep them as spoiler-free as I possible can.
However, firstly it is my experience that any review contains elements that start to make sense as you’re reading the book, possibly making it easier to predict certain plot-points. If you want a bias-free experience, please, just read the first sentence (or what I broadly thought of the book) and then leave it until you’ve read the book (which I hope you will, so we can discuss it at length!).
Secondly, I love language and will thus be putting my favourite quote of the book forward. I won’t be using quotes that predict any major plot-points, but still, in a sense, it will be a spoiler.
So just to warn you:
INADVERTENT SPOILERS MAY BE PART OF THIS REVIEW!
There, you’ve been warned. If you’ve got a problem with any possible spoilers you read here, that is no longer my problem.