Bookending Spring: Knock offs

Posted april 5, 2020 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktalk, English, events / 0 Comments

I’m back with another prompt for Bookending Spring, actually the first prompt of the event. I just did it differently and started with the second prompt of the event. Anyway, this prompt is created by Sam over at Fictionally Sam and its goal is to check and see which backlisted books you want to get of your TBR this spring. And actually read them, but that’s a whole different story. Without further ado, here are just SOME of my backlisted books I want to read this spring.

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Read in | March 2020

Posted april 2, 2020 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktalk, English / 1 Comment

That March was a strange month is probably the understatement of the decade. In the Netherlands, we got our first case of Covid19 in the last weekend of February, but there was no reason to panic yet. So, life was normal in the first weeks of March. However, that changed on March 12 and even more on March 15. Measures have been taken and rules were implemented. Social distancing became a thing. Many people struggled with reading and this certainly applies to me too. I missed my commute as I had to work at home. However, I started to build in some reading time before and right after work to keep this reading routine. Therefore, I still managed to read a good amount of books in March. Here is what I have been reading!

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Review: Sarah J. Maas – House of Earth and Blood

Posted maart 30, 2020 by Laurie in English, Fantasy, Recensies, Reviews / 0 Comments

On March 3, it was finally out in the world, probably the most anticipated book of 2020. Or at least, it was for me. I’m talking about House of earth and blood by Sarah J. Maas. I wanted to start this book immediately, but unfortunately I had to finish another disappointing book first. As soon as that one was finished, I dove into this big book.

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Battle of the books: The City of Brass vs. An Ember in The Ashes

Posted maart 23, 2020 by Laurie in English, Fantasy, Recensies, Reviews, Young Adult / 1 Comment

As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted any reviews lately. This has a reason, I was kind of bored out and felt really uninspried. Take that and combine it with a lack of energy and you have your reasons. However, I wanted to try something new. Without further ado, I present you: the battle of the books! In this first edition, it’s The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty vs. An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

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Five books to read that will make you forget corona for a while

Posted maart 20, 2020 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktalk, English / 0 Comments

This may sound strange, but all the measures regarding the corona virus inspired me to write a blog post. In nearly all countries governments took measures which causes people to be mostly stuck at home for a few weeks. People need to work at home as much as possible, events are cancelled, schools are closed and so on. This means that first, you have more time to read. In fact, you don’t have your commute to work or school. Second, all the news is bringing a negative vibe and makes people anxious. Therefore, it’s important to be able to take your mind of things for a while and be able to forget about it all. These five books are likely to help you with all this as you are able to loose yourself completely in these stories.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Single-Word Titles

Posted maart 3, 2020 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktags, Booktalk, English, Top Ten Tuesday, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

It has been forever since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday, but this week’s topic sounded very interesting.

Top Ten Tuesday is created by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s purpose is that you make a top 10 list on Tuesday out of the topics she provides. However, you don’t have to stick exactly to 10, you may also put more or less books/things on the lists. Moreover, you are allowed to give an “unique” spin to the topic whenever that works better for you. Well, let’s move on to this week’s list!

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