I’m the laziest bum in the world for not keeping my blog running. My New Year resolution would be to improve that. (Huh. Did anyone ever keep their NY resolutions? Huh.)
But since 2016 is coming to an end, I thought I’d throw in the last blog post and clear my conscious (a tiny bit).
First and foremost, I participated in NaNoWriMo 2016. No, wait. I WON NANOWRIMO 2016!!!
Wherever I travel, my favourite thing is to check out the bookshops. Especially the amazing ones—the ones that make me say WOW before I even enter. Here are some of the bookshops I haven’t seen myself yet, but hope to visit one day.
1. Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Because it’s a 13-century church with books instead of … well, everything.
It’s time for some girl power.
Charlotte Brontë is the author of a well-known and beloved Jane Eyre. Though I loved that book and fell for Mr Rochester a little (who didn’t?), in this post I want to focus on her last novel, Villette.
My biggest project is what I lovingly call ‘Ruby’—my middle-grade novel. Ruby is a simple boy who dreams of having a dragon, just like I wanted to have a big and fluffy dog all my life.
Sometime in 2012, during my 4th year in university, the idea of Ruby came to me and didn’t let go.
I’ve finished reading A Fault in Our Stars by John Green just yesterday, and when Hazel, her mum and Augustus went to the Netherlands, I knew I had to do a post about them. Also, I hope to visit Amsterdam myself sometime in the nearest future.
First of all: light spoilers ahead. I’m not used to saying ‘spoilers’ when I’m talking about books because I’m usually talking about the classics, and show me a person who doesn’t know what happens to Anna Karenina in the end. But as Fault in our Stars is a (relatively) fresh book, I think it’s only fair to put a warning sign.
Some spoilers ahead, nothing major. I won’t reveal the ending or crucial plot twists.
Not afraid of spoilers? Then dive in. Continue reading
…John Green’s Fault in Our Stars. And I’m loving it more than I thought I would.
A post about it and Amsterdam coming soon.
John Fowles is the master of manipulations. He never stops to amaze and surprise me. I love love love his works!
In this post, I’ll focus on his brilliant novel, The Magus that takes place on the Greek island. Seriously, go read it now if you haven’t already. I plan to reread in the nearest future.
Let’s start with the name everybody knows, with Papa, with Ernest Miller Hemingway, and travel to Italy.
Hemingway came to Italy in 1918, during the war, as a Red Cross Volunteer. He was an ambulance driver for the Italian army—sounds familiar? That’s because the main character of A Farewell to Arms, Frederic Henry, does exactly the same.
Ernest Hemingway and Milan coming soon.