Back to the Classics Challenge

Although I’m still technically doing my Penguin English Library Challenge, it is somewhat of a long term project and not so much a ‘quick’ challenge. Via B.B. Toady’s website I discovered the Back to the Classics Challenge, hosted by Books and Chocolate. And I’m participating!
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Top 5 | Happy Dahl Day!

A very quick post today to pay homage to one of my favourite writers. Today, a hundred years ago, Roald Dahl was born. Dahl, the children’s book author who would write stories that were enjoyed by both children and adults and would enrich the English language with words as ‘whizpopping’. These are my top 5 of Dahl’s stories! Continue reading “Top 5 | Happy Dahl Day!”

Schwob – The Search for the Modern Classic

I started blogging towards the end of 2014. Although I loved it very much and started with five blog posts a week, I couldn’t keep up with my own schedule. Eventually I downgraded to four and at last almost no blog posts a week. The reason? A pretty amazing internship was the reason for my absence in November and December. The best part? It was all about the books! Continue reading “Schwob – The Search for the Modern Classic”

The Art of Reading Diversely

Reading is my comfort zone. Literally. I can – oh heaven divine! – zone out completely while reading a book. Give me a story and a place to sit down, be it during a train journey or at home, and I’m lost. It has always been like that. I can still remember my lunch breaks at primary school, when the class room was a jungle of noise and I was curled up in the reading corner or at my table with a book. Continue reading “The Art of Reading Diversely”

Book for Thought #3

In the Book for Thought-series I share with you one of the books from my currently reading pile. In the blog post I show you what book I’ve chosen and which edition I’m reading. In the comments I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book in particular, the writer or the genre – you do not have to have read this particular book; questions are most welcome as well! This week’s book is … Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Continue reading “Book for Thought #3”

Book for Thought #2

In the Book for Thought-series I share with you one of the books from my currently reading pile. In the blog post I show you what book I’ve chosen and which edition I’m reading. In the comments I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book in particular, the writer or the genre – you do not have to have read this particular book; questions are most welcome as well! This week’s book is … The Fellowship of the Ring! Continue reading “Book for Thought #2”

Book for Thought #1

I thought I would introduce a new series on my blog (’cause you can never have enough of them) in which I share with you one of the books from my currently reading pile. It will be quite a short post in which I show you what book I’ve chosen and which edition I’m reading. In the comments I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book in particular, the writer or the genre … You do not have to have read this particular book; questions are most welcome as well! Let’s chat! Continue reading “Book for Thought #1”

Books I Take With Me On Holiday

Hi there! When you read this I’m enjoying a well-deserved (if I may say so myself!) holiday in the Netherlands. Yes, I know, I’m staying in the country of cheese and worms – er, cheese and tulips – ’cause we’ve got a lot to offer. (At least so I hope.) Of course I’m taking a few books with me. Just a few, because there has to be some room left for unexpected bookish souvenirs … Continue reading “Books I Take With Me On Holiday”