A few months ago I felt a sudden urge to read a classic. (My taste for them was quelled for a while, but apparently it does return some two years or so after completing one’s English degree.) Fortunately, my love for books and my very well-read grandfather have supplied me with a decent collection (see below) so I only needed to take the two steps to my book cupboard and pick a volume off the shelf. Having heard it praised quite often throughout my studies, decided to read Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray. Continue reading “Book | Halfway Into Vanity Fair (And A Bit Stuck)”
(I came across the word candle-waster on Twitter. Apparently it’s Shakespearean for bookworm. Tsss. We’re putting those candles to good use!)
This weekend I participated in my first-ever readathon. For those of you wondering what that is*: a readathon is an event where lots of booklovers gather on the internet to read intensely for a certain amount of time and post about it on social media.
*Probably only my family members who are so supportive that they read my blog but have no other exposure to the book blogging community. Thanks guys! ❤
Now that cinemas have started showing more ads and fewer trailers before their main films – has anyone else noticed this or is it just in Brussels? – I am more reliant than ever on the internet for suggestions for new films. Fortunately there’s always the YouTube algorithm to help me out ;). Here are some 2018 releases that I came across and I’m already looking forward to:
First of all, the film adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This book has been a favourite of mine for a few years so I’m very curious to see what they did with it. The music and scenic shots sound and look amazing!
This morning, as I was eating my breakfast and musing about the delights of reading, I decided that it might be fun to make a short list of my favourite book-related things every half-year or so to see how my tastes develop (or not). Here is instalment number one.
Favourite recent read: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. A review is in the making, to be published whenever I can get my thoughts together about it.
I visited some family in the Netherlands this month and did a lot of reading on their couch while being sat on by their cats. Especially Ronja (yes, named after the book by Astrid Lindgren) seemed to enjoy a new human pillow in the house. Here are some reviews by me and my reading companion: Continue reading “March Reads | With Reviews by Ronja, The Literary Cat”
I read seven books in February, hurray! I know there are many book bloggers out there who manage more than this, but for me it is quite a lot so I’m happy about it :). I will probably never get round to writing a full review for each of them (see my previous post) so I figured I would write some short paragraphs to recap what I’ve read this month. Depending on how many books I read next month I might do another one of these or play around with the format a bit, we’ll see… Continue reading “February Reads”