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 | Penguin English Library Books

You may have noticed that I’m quite a big fan of the Penguin English Library books. They’re beautiful, bright coloured editions of English classics and as I intend to read every book that’s on the list (around 105 titles) I read at least one of them every month. Want to see which ones I’d like to read very soon? Continue reading “Top 5 | Penguin English Library Books”

July Book Haul

I think I’ve never bought so many books as I did past month. I think the fact that the summer holidays were on its way and the idea of heaving loads of time to read helped a little. I shouldn’t really talk – or actually write – very much, but just show you the books, shouldn’t I? Continue reading “July Book Haul”

Goodreads Challenge Finished!

Wow, I can’t believe it. I just finished my Goodreads reading challenge. Okay, I set it at 30 books, which is below the average on Goodreads, but one year ago I wouldn’t even have read one book a month, and now I’ve read 30 in six months and three days. So I think it’s time for looking back on the developments of the last six months Continue reading “Goodreads Challenge Finished!”

Read & Seen #5 May 2015

Another month passed and it’s June already. Wow, just another six weeks and then I’ll be done for this year at university. I’ll have to work hard these coming weeks, but I think that the thought of summer and vacation will be a great help. I’m looking forward to reading a lot this summer, but before I can compile my TBR for July and August, I’ll show you what I’ve read and seen last May! Continue reading “Read & Seen #5 May 2015”

PELC #5 Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

Although I’m interested in English literature and especially classics, I’m not really familiar with every author. Of course I had English class at school and that included literature, but Thomas Hardy was quite new to me. Now he’s more in the picture than ever. The film adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd is in theatres now (7 May in the Netherlands – read my review here) and in the build-up to its premiere, I started to read more about Hardy. I became intrigued by him and since I was in London last April, I bought one of his books. Continue reading “PELC #5 Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy”

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Okay, I admit, I promised myself I wasn’t going to watch the film before I had read the novel. But my sweet boyfriend took me to the movies last Saturday and of course I couldn’t refuse. He wanted to buy me the book at first, but it wasn’t in stock at our local bookshop, so he decided to take me to the film instead. If I didn’t mind? Uh, no! Still want that book, though ;-)! Continue reading “Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)”

The Penguin English Library Challenge

I’ve always been fascinated by classics and English classics in particular. My Goodreads TBR list consists of almost every title of the Penguin English Library series. So as of today I set myself another challenge: I want to read every book on the English Library list. Are you joining in? Continue reading “The Penguin English Library Challenge”

De boeken van April …

Zoals je misschien hebt kunnen lezen, heb ik de afgelopen tijd nogal wat boeken aangeschaft. Ik plaatste mijn eerste bestelling bij Book Depository en kocht daarnaast nog twee boeken bij de lokale boekhandel. Deze laatste twee zijn al voorbijgekomen in een blogpost (zie hier), maar nu werd het wel eens tijd om je de andere boeken te laten zien. Plus nog twee aanwinsten van mijn korte tripje naar Londen, afgelopen weekend! Continue reading “De boeken van April …”