Book Review | June 2019

It’s nearly summer break and times are busy, but I still found the time to squeeze in some reading in June. It took me some time to get this video up, but I still wanted to make sure to get it done. I read a total of four books. All of them were fun and…

Best & worst book of 2018

For my first video of 2018 I’m bringing you some bookish content again. Wow! That has been a while! It’s been more than 6 months since I did a book video and I want to make more bookish videos on my Youtube channel in 2019. So what better way to fulfill that New Year’s resolution…

A guide to Gothic fiction

I love Gothic fiction! I took several courses on the genre at uni and wrote a blog post about it in the early days of this blog. But then someone suggested I make a video about it too after seeing quite some Gothic fiction on my shelves in my bookcase tour. And since I like…

Book series nobody talks about

With Booktube and Bookstagram it is so easy to get caught up in hype and forget about all the wonderful books out there that do not fit current reading trends. But just because they aren’t trendy, doesn’t mean that those forgotten books aren’t any good. So I asked myself, if I had to pick 5…

Classic books worth a read

Having majored in English lit for 6 years at uni ensured a decent amount of a classics have been read and accumulated over the years. For a long time, I even favored reading classics over easier reads as that’s what I had most experience with and I wasn’t quite sure what else to read. Today…

Completed book challenge

I did it! I made it! I finished my Goodreads reading challenge of reading 50 books in 2016. And what a ride it’s been. In this post I will tell you all that I experienced while doing the challenge and will share some titbits about my favorite and least favorite reads. A bookcase filled with…

Collective book haul

I bought some books! Yep just before the end of the year I’ve decided to treat myself to an online book order. I actually completed my 50 book challenge last week and figured I needed to treat myself to celebrate the occasion. Just to make it truly worth your while, I decided to lump in…

My Harry Potter bookshelf

Yup, I’ll just own up to it straightaway: I have a Harry Potter bookshelf. Why? For many different reasons, but since my love for the Harry Potter series runs deep, I would have to devote an entirely new blog post to it. And that’s not this one. Today, I just want to take you through…

The Infernal Devices book review

Last year I read the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. This book series entails the adventures of Clary and Jace in the world of shadowhunters, set in contemporary New York. But before I knew this series existed, I had already purchased The Infernal Devices series. Set in Victorian London, this is the prequel to…

Combined book review #2: Food books

Time for another book review. Over summer I placed a ‘food book’ order on Amazon, containing books solely on diet and nutrition. Now, since these type of books are always hit or miss, I thought it might be useful to share my thoughts on 4 of them. Plus it’s a way for you to stay…

Paper books vs ebooks

The other day I read an article (in Dutch) where someone contested the idea of the continuous existence of actual books made out of paper and a cover. He argued that eBooks will soon take over. Many newspapers and magazines are already disappearing and he claimed that it was just a matter of time until…

Tour of my Book Case

As you may know I like to read the occasional book or two. Instead of showing you what I’m currently reading I though it would be nice to show you the books I have. I have quite the collection. I think I’ve got over 600 books now. Most books I bought when I was a…

Books I do like

A week ago I posted a blog on the books I don’t like. Since there are more books that I like than those I don’t like, I think it would only be fair to also tell you about books I’ve read and which I loved. I will not list my favorite book, as I wrote…

Books I don’t like

Books. If there is one thing I love it’s books. However, books are very similar to music: there’s loads out there and it’s a challenge to find the gems between the overkill that is on offer. So unfortunately, you sometimes find yourself reading a book that just doesn’t work for you. It can be anything…

My Favorite Genre of Reading

I love to read. I do have a very particular taste when it comes to books though. First of all, I absolutely despise romance novels. Anything Mills & Boon like will not enter this house! Or chicklit. I shudder at the thought of having to attempt another try at reading the remaining Shopaholic novels. That’s…

I’m on a mission…

It has been months since I’ve been able to read any books for fun. All I’ve been reading is either work or school related. With my stress level rising to fever pitch over the past couple of weeks, I just knew I had to find a way to keep me sane. So, I’ve decided to…