I love sorting books by colour, so today’s Bookending Spring prompt is right up my street! I even had my bookshelves sorted by colour for a while, but ultimately sorting them by author & genre did feel more intuitive.
When we think ‘book tropes’, we often think boring or over done clichés that no one wants to see. But they can also be easy categories that help you find more books you like. Below are six of my favourite tropes.
This March wrap-up is coming to you a day late because, I’ll be honest, I haven’t felt very motivated to blog recently. Three weeks ago all Dutch schools closed and I have been working/teaching from home since. Though I am grateful to have something to do, and the creative solutions for keeping in touch with my students are very interesting to learn about, the work is also quite taxing, and —perhaps more importantly— all on my computer. After a day of sitting at my desk and working on my laptop, I don’t want to spend my free time sitting at my desk and working on my laptop as well.
I’ve seen many many five-star reviews of Erin Morgenstern’s The Starless Sea float around the bloggosphere. Though I enjoyed the very much, I am less enthusiastic about it. For me, there was a lot to love, but also a lot to be disappointed with. I can see how the weight of each of these aspects can be different for everyone, so I’m not here to tell anyone that they are wrong but only to add my own two cents to the converstation.