While I was growing up, my mother and I had a special term for books that we read the same way as one would eat chocolate: as a treat, without any effort, immediately making you feel warm and fuzzy inside. We called these ‘sink-away’ books (in Dutch ‘wegzak boeken’) because they feel like sinking into … More A Book like a Warm Bath
This summer I devoured Helen Oyeyemi’s short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours; I absolutely loved it (read my review here). Made enthusiastic to read more of her work, I recently read the novel Boy, Snow, Bird. My final judgement? Hmm. *warning – this review contains minor spoilers* The story begins as Boy … More Book || Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
It’s been a while since I told you I was reading five books at the same time and feeling a bit overwhelmed by my own bravery. Here’s a little update on how it all went down from there: I finished Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee first, because my friend Anne and I were … More What Happened to those Five Books?
I started a book Instagram this summer. I’ve had a personal Instagram for about three years now and I’m really enjoying all the aesthetically pleasing pictures of books and coffee cups on it, so I decided to join the party :). I’m really enjoying it so far, and it has also proven to be a … More Things I learned while Bookstagramming
My summer holiday has started and I have a lot of extra time for reading :). What’s more, I’m so overwhelmed by my free time and the amount of books where I told myself “ah, I’ll get round to it in the summer” that I’m reading five books at the same time (and consequently reading … More I’m Reading 5 Books at the Same Time (Help!)
This is more of a book recommendation than a book review, as I’m very taken with this short story collection :). The stories in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are bound together by themes, motifs, and characters that seem to slip through your fingers at the end of a story, only to resurface, … More Book || What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi