Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February Wrap up - Book Haul & What to Expect Next Month

Welcome, welcome, dear reader.

Thanks for stopping by on my blog. It was quiet over here in February because I was in Kenya, to volunteer as a Teacher in an Education Project. I will definitely write a blogpost about this soon.

I also didn't get to post all the reviews of the books that I've read while working in Kenya, so in March, I will review some of those as well.

I do hope your month was a good one and please stop by again!


Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: Hide and Seek (Helen Grace #6)

Author: M.J. Arlidge
Started reading: February 9th 2019
Finished the book: February 11th 2019
Pages: 368
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Published: October 25th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.30
My score:
Framed for a murder she didn't commit...
As one of HM Prison Holloway's most high-profile new inmates, Helen Grace has a target on her back and nowhere to hide. She has made a long list of enemies over the course of her career--some are incarcerated within these very walls. When one of Helen's fellow prisoners is found mutilated and murdered in her own locked cell, it's clear that the killer is someone on the inside.

But time is running out for Helen as she races to expose the person who framed her, and the body count in the prison starts to climb. Helen will need to draw on all her investigative skills and instincts to catch the serial killer behind these murders and discover the truth--unless the killer finds her first.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

My trip to Kenya

Dear followers, those of you who have been following me a year or longer, might remember that I went to Kenya last year.
I wrote two blogposts about it, here and here.

I'm so happy to announce that I was chosen to go with this great project called Teachers4Teachers, AGAIN this year!

(Part Dutch, Part English)

That means I'll be leaving tomorrow and I'll be back on February the 25th. 
You will not hear anything from me until then, but I do hope to check back on all of you when I'm home again.

Hakuna Matata!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Review: Need to Know

Author: Karen Cleveland
Started reading: February 2nd 2019
Finished the book: February 7nd 2019
Pages: 306
Genres: Thriller, Fiction
Published: January 23rd 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.84
My score:
Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her—her job, her husband, even her four children—are threatened.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review: The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: January 26th 2019
Finished the book: February 7th 2019
Pages: 224
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: September 6th 1954
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 3.91
My score:
The Horse and his Boy is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse, Bree. When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conquer the land of Narnia, the race is on to warn the inhabitants of the impending danger and to rescue them all from certain death.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

Author: Yara Zgheib
Started reading: January 22nd 2019
Finished the book: January 30th 2019
Pages: 384
Genres: Fiction
To be Published: February 5th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.08
My score:
Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, always hungry. Together, they must fight their diseases and face six meals a day.