FairyLoot January ’17: Mystery & Mischief

AAHHH! Can you guys believe I finally got my first FairyLoot book box?! When the January box ‘Mystery & Mischief’ was announced, I was beyond excited. I was about 99% sure about the book that would be in it and although it cost me quite some money (about € 45 to be exact…), I ordered it pretty much straight away. It was so worth the wait and the money because this box is absolutely amazing. Spoiler warning: This post contains all that was in the ‘Mystery & Mischief’ box!

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The Books & Babbles 2017 Reading Challenge

This year, I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 50 books, but I want to take it a little bit futher1It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for a brand new reading challenge! Over the past two years, I did the challenge on Goodreads. This year, I’m taking it a bit further. I created a reading challenge to help myself read more than what I usually read. My reading challenge has seven categories andIf you’d like to join, or do a similar reading challenge, please do! Here’s my 2017 reading challenge. Read more

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie GarberIt’s not often that I actually pay money to read a Dutch book. In fact, the last time I remember buying a Dutch book, it was for a signing. Before that? I don’t even know… Anyway, everyone was excited about Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I was considering reading it in Dutch. I went to my favourite bookshop and I just couldn’t leave without it! And so I bought Het zwarte hart. It’s absolutely wonderful! To all those international bookworms who can’t read it yet: It”s worth the wait! Here’s what I think of Caraval. Read more

Behind the Books: December ’16

This is my very last Behind the Books post for 2016! How crazy is that? In December's BtB, I talk about the blog, my life and my current reads!Whew, how is it December already?! January feels like only yesterday… Anyway, I am so sorry I didn’t do a Behind the Books posts for November! I wasn’t really blogging at all and decided to focus on planning and preparations instead of rushing to get things published. There are so many fun things coming up! I really needed this kind of break to think about things. But enough for now, here’s what I’ve been up to the past month or so!
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books in The First Half of 2017

I'm so excited about 2017! There's going to be lots of new books that I'm looking forward to. In this week's Top Ten Tuesday, I talk about eight of them.I am beyond excited for 2017! Especially now The Broke & The Bookish has a new Top Ten Tuesday topic that’s all about books we’re looking forward to in the first half of 2017! I’m not sure if all the titles in my list are all coming out in the first half of next year, but I’m excited about them nonetheless! There’s lots of sequels, but also a few brand new titles.
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Celebrate Books November ’16: Read Like A Royal

The theme of the Celebrate Books box for November 2016 was 'Read Like A Royal'! Here's my unboxing and my opinion on all the amazing items in the box!I’ve been wanting to get a book box for literally ages, and I finally got my first one yesterday! I was so incredibly excited I forgot to take off my coat before unboxing it… Oops! The theme for the very first English Celebrate Books box is ‘Read Like A Royal.’ Since I’m absolutely obsessed with royalty in YA, of course I had to get it! This box was definitely worth the wait and the money. I’m so happy with everything that I got and I cannot wait to share it with you! Spoiler alert: This post contains all that was in the ‘Read Like A Royal’ box!
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Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-me Authors in 2016

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I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday post in forever! Or actually, I’ve written them but I’ve just never published them… Oops! Anyway, We’re looking back at 2016 today with The Broke & The Bookish! Today’s all about the authors we read for the first time this year. Since I read more then ever this year, there’s a whole lot of new-to-me authors on the list!
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December TBR

December wrap up

Uh oh, guys! I’ve been way too ambitious with putting together this TBR! There’s no way I can read all the books I’ll be talking about today, but I’d like to try! Anyway, as you might know I’m rather busy. I haven’t been blogging, but I haven’t really been reading eiher… Where does all my time go!? (Sleep, the answer is always sleep, lol!) Anyway. here’s the book I hope to be reading this December!

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November Wrap Up

November Wrap UpOh my gosh! It has been forever since I posted anything! I did write some things, but my schedule keeps moving up and it’s never really working out. I’m going the best I can to go back to my regular schedule, but taking photos has been such a challenge that I keep rescheduling… After some proper rest after a busy weekend at the Best of YA Sleepover, it’s my first priority. Anyway, I’ve finally managed to free some time to read!
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The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis

The Shadowhunter's Codex

The Shadowhunter’s Codex is a companion to the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare and I read it months ago. Then I went on a break and never finished my review… Aaaanyway, the book doesn’t really have a plot like the other Shadowhunter books because it’s quite literally a fictional study guide. The Codex has information on anything mentioned in the Shadowhunter books, from laws, to history, to runes! It’s a must read for any massive Shadowhunter fan, but it’s not necessary  to understand the plot of the series. I wanted to read it because it’s mentioned in most of the books and I was just super interested!
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