Behind the Books: August ’17

Hiya! We’re halfway through the month, which means it’s time for a new Behind the Books post. I’m finally back to my somewhat regular schedule and I’m really into it again! I’ve been struggling for a while – sometimes I still am – but it’s nice to see how things are paying off. Anyway, as usual I talk about the blog, my personal life and my current reads. Happy reading! Read more

Thoughts on Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

OH MY GOODNESS, YOU GUYS! I have finished it. I have finally, FINALLY finished it. If you read my monthly wrap ups and TBRs, you probably know I’ve been reading Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix for two whole months. Yes, TWO months. Insane, right?! I finally read that last page yesterday and words can’t describe how accomplished I feel. Anyway, today’s post won’t really be a review, but more like random babble about this brick of a book. Please be aware of (minor) spoilers if you haven’t read the books yet!

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Bookish “This or That” Tag!

Laurie at Laurie’s Bookshelf tagged me in this Dutch bookish “This or That” tag and I’m so excited because these questions are so much fun! Since most of you don’t read Dutch (I envy you! Dutch sucks, hehe!), I translated the questions to English before I answer them. Have you ever wondered whether I prefer hardbacks or paperbacks? Or where I’d rather spend my time reading? Find out in this post!
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Waiting on Wednesday: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine. I’ve been wanting to to this for a while, but I could never really figure out how I could do photography with a book that hasn’t been released yet. Thankfully I finally figured it out! I won’t be doing it every week, but I’ve got some very exciting anticipated releases for the end of the year that I want to share with you over the next few weeks. Here’s five reasons why I can’t wait for Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas! Read more

2017 Reading Challenge Update

Did you guys know I’m going a reading challenge this year? This is my third Goodreads Challenge, but I’m talking about the reading challenge I made for myself at the end of last year. I don’t really remember why, but I wanted to do more than just read a set amount books, I wanted to actually challenge myself. If you haven’t read my original post about it, no worries! I’ve linked it down below, and I’ll just be going over my progress. Read more

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Woah, woah, woah. Let me just try to wrap my head around this incredible book I only picked up a few days ago. Oh wait, I’m sorry, I can’t. A Darker Shade of Magic is such a beautiful, incredible peace or work by the One and Only V.E. Schwab! If you’ve only read the Monsters of Verity duology of hers so far, prepare yourself for the masterpiece called ADSOM. As always, my review is spoiler free!
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August ’17 TBR

Holy moly, you guys! It’s AUGUST! I’m seriously freaked out. Where has time gone!? Anyway, I’m glad because I really don’t like summer and I just can’t wait for the cold to return so I can wrap myself in a blanket and sip hot tea while reading a good book. I’m getting ahead of myself here, oops! Want to know what I plan on reading this August? Check out my TBR! It’s a little ambitious, but I’m going to try my very best.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thanks so much to Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland for nominating me in her post, it honestly means the world to me! She’s is wonderful and I love how she used her post to promote smaller bloggers. These tag posts are usually for small and newbie bloggers to connect and I love that! I’ve actually met a lovely bunch of new people through Jenny’s post and I hope to connect some bloggers as well! Anyway, Jenny has asked me five questions, which I answered. Finally, I put down some of my own questions and nominated a bunch of you who tweeted me their blog links. Happy reading! Read more

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I read The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows at the end of 2015, which was way before I even started my blog! I didn’t love it as much as I do now but I found myself falling in love with the story in anticipation of its sequel. I never read it again, but it was still one of my all time favourite books. Without spoiling anything, the OTP of this book is the OTPs of OTPs. If that makes sense, ha! Anyway, I finally took some time to reread the book, so better late than never: here’s my spoiler free review.
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