Wrap up and bookhaul February/March

Haul
At the beginning of this month I was in Ireland, where I bought four books. I didn’t plan on buying this many, but they are just so cheap over there. At first my friend and I visited an good will store where I bought Ready player one, A series of unfortunate events and Wicked. The first two because I really wanted to read them and the last one just because I thought it was funny. Later on this trip I bought Continue reading

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Everyone should read this book

A little break from all of my gig and travel posts for a book that I recently read. I bought the book Internment by Samira Ahmed because she is coming to the Dutch event Yalfest in April. I also bought the book the moment it came out, because I wanted the pin you got when you bought one of the Yalfest books. Since I already owned all the others, this was the only one I could buy.

So the book is about a near future where muslims are put into a camp, just like the Asians and Jews have been in World War 2. The main character Layla it trying to live her life as well as finding a week to break free. She has help from her friends in the camp, her boyfriend outside the camp and an unexpected ally. Continue reading

If I could only keep 30 books

I found this idea on Joany’s blog and I thought it’d be fun to do it myself. In her new Netflixshow, Marie Kondo says it’s best to only keep 30 book  and many booknerd got upset over that. Since books spark joy you could always keep more ofcourse. I thought it be fun to pick this up and write about my 30 books.

– Sidenote: I did think some people take this too seriously, since the show it’s not about what you should do. It’s only giving you tips. Continue reading

Friday five: Books about mental health

Joost started with the idea of friday five. Every week there is a certain theme, where a few bloggers write there top five about. I don’t participate every time, I just pick my favorite topics. This week it’s all about mental health, a subject I enjoy to read about. Well enjoy is a weird choice of words, I just find it interesting. Many books on this list need a reread, so I’m not sure about all of them.

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Friday five: Books I want to read in 2019

Joost started with the idea of friday five. Every week there is a certain theme, where a few bloggers write there top five about. I don’t participate every time, I just pick my favorite topics. Last week I wrote about books I want to read that are coming out in 2019 and this weeks it’s about older books.

23447923The inexplicable logic of my life – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The first day of senior year:
Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.
Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? Continue reading

Recent reads #5

22557520After series – Anna tod (2/5)
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. 
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to. 
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before. 
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper. 
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her? 
Unless…could this be love? Continue reading

Friday five: Books released in 2019

(Almost) every week I participate in The friday five. A little while ago Joost asked if there were any bloggers who’d like to join him in doing this and I said I did. This second subject in 2019 is about the most anticipated books coming out this year. So far I’m not extremely hyped for any, but there are a few that caught my attention.

37693552.jpgEvermore – Sara Holland
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one. Continue reading