My Favourite Books of 2016

The time has come for my 2016 favourites. Erm … yeah, I wasn’t going to do a favourites blog post at first, because I felt that I should have done that towards the end of 2015. However, I kept seeing favourites video’s on YouTube throughout the whole of January, so I finally decided to do a blog post myself. Here’s to the love of books! Continue reading “My Favourite Books of 2016”

PELC #6 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

It’s been a while since I finished this novel, but I figured I would still write a review because I absolutely adored it. I’ve read five Austen novels so far, including this one, the others being Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensibility, PersuasionNorthanger Abbey is Austen’s fifth novel and was published posthumously in 1818. Want to see why I think you should read it? Continue reading “PELC #6 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen”

Read #7 July 2015

I’ve read quite a few books this past month: nine to be precise! Three of them were volumes of the Chronicles of Narnia, so that probably explains the high number of books. Today I’m going to show you what other books I read and what I thought of them. Continue reading “Read #7 July 2015”

Seen #6 June 2015

Yesterday I showed you the books I’ve read during the month of June, today I’m going to talk about the five films I’ve seen. Three of them were not English: two of them were French, one Dutch. Perhaps I felt more Europe oriented the past month … Continue reading “Seen #6 June 2015”

They Have Arrived!

They’re finally here, the three new books I ordered, well, some three weeks ago. Yep, BookDepository was very slow to respond this time. I had to write to customer service in order to have them dispatched. But, I have to say, the response was polite and quick and within five days after my complaint, the books were mine. Yeah! Continue reading “They Have Arrived!”

My Summer TBR

Summer is upon us and I’m really looking forward to reading in the sunshine. I thought it might be nice to put together a Summer TBR as a kind of mini challenge. Over the last few weeks I bought quite a few novels, so this way I hope to make sure I’m reading them as soon as possible (and not buying more books instead). Want to see what’s on the list? Continue reading “My Summer TBR”

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”

Jane Austen herschreven

Ruim twee eeuwen na de publicatie van Austens eerste roman, Sense & Sensibility, worden haar boeken in een nieuw jasje gestoken. De Britse uitgeverij HarperCollins lanceerde The Austen Project om Austens boeken voor een breder en modern publiek beschikbaar te stellen. De eerste drie romans zijn inmiddels herschreven: Sense & Sensibility  (2013), Northanger Abbey (2014) en Emma (2014). Dit jaar komt de bewerking van Pride & Prejudice uit. Ik vertel je vandaag meer over dit interessante project! Continue reading “Jane Austen herschreven”