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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Winter TBR | Dec/Jan/Feb

What books are on this season’s TBR? Winter is the perfect season to read some big books that have been on my shelves for way too long … I’m also going to do my best in finishing my 2016 Reading Challenge, although with 10 books to go this isn’t an easy task!
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New On My TBR #5

In this series I share with you the latest books that made it to my (already humongous) TBR pile. If you’ve already read any of these, I’d like to hear your thoughts on them. Any recommendations for other additions to my TBR are most welcome too! Continue reading “New On My TBR #5”

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”

Top 5 | The Time & Place Book Tag

A while ago Jen Campbell started a new tag with this video in which she talked about ten books that are linked with a certain place and time in her life. I thought it was a lovely tag and when I saw Jean’s version of it, I thought: I have to do this as well! Instead of ten I have picked five books, just because I don’t have that many books linked to a specific time and/or place. Let’s see, shall we? Continue reading “Top 5 | The Time & Place Book Tag”

Top 5 | Books That Deserve A Second Chance

Although I’m reading quite a lot recently, there are books that I’ve started but never really finished reading. I’m not usually a person that dismisses a book easily, but there are a few that I had to put down. Strangely, they are all (modern) classics and I feel a bit ashamed to put them in writing to be honest. However, it doesn’t mean that I’ll never read them again, nor that I do not want to read them. I’m going to try to read as many ‘second chance books’ as I can within this year. There you have it, I just made it a challenge! Continue reading “Top 5 | Books That Deserve A Second Chance”