Highlights and stuff

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!!!


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15 Amazing Bookshops (and more)

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.


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Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters in Amsterdam

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.

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Hemingway and Milan

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.

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