Sunday, February 28, 2021

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

Welcome, welcome my dear readers.
Welcome to the blog.

This month the schools opened back up and that has made me so happy. My days were much more fun when just teaching in a classroom instead of from home. Something special also happend in The Netherlands. We had a HUGE amount of snow for the first time in maybe... 8 years?! Behind our school is a little hill and I took the kids there 3 afternoons during that week.

After that week of snow the weather totally changed and it feels totally like Spring right now. I've also just had a week off from work, a little Spring Break and I had time to do all kinds of fun stuff. I spent a lot of time with friends and family. I had all the time to read. I've also bought a bigger aquarium. Since I have 3 fishes and they grew so big, I went from 57 liters to 110 liters. Have been busy with that too.
I did a nice convertible ride with a friend and a lovely walk in Kampen, the town that I live in. And I also started running, which feels good!

This was just a much better month for me. I hope things are going well for you too, over there!

Thanks for sticking with my blog and for reading!
Have a great month with loads of sunshine and good books.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Review: Kids of Appetite

David Arnold
Started reading: January 28th 2021
Finished the book: February 24th 2021
Pages: 352
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Published: September 20th 2016
Source: Bookbox
Goodreads score: 4.01
My score:

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.

This is a story about:

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey. 2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter. 3. One dormant submarine. 4. Two songs about flowers. 5. Being cool in the traditional sense. 6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards. 7. Simultaneous extreme opposites. 8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country. 9. A story collector. 10. How to listen to someone who does not talk. 11. Falling in love with a painting. 12. Falling in love with a song. 13. Falling in love.

Monday, February 22, 2021

ABC Book Challenge Letter A

Today I'm going to start the ABC Book Challenge. Let's hope I'll get to the end of the alphabet someday!

I've seen this Challenge on various blogs in all kinds of different ways. I hope you'll like the way I'm approaching this!

Let's dive right in!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Two Short Stories #20


Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a magical/erotic short story and the other one a lovely picture book about all the trash in the sea.

Let's dive right in.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Review: 100 Word Horrors 4

Kevin J. Kennedy and others

Started reading: January 30th 2021
Finished the book: February 2nd 2021
Pages: 109
Genres: Horror, Short Stories
Published: December 8th 2019
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.28
My score:

100 Word Horrors: Book 4 brings you over one hundred new drabbles from a wealth of horror authors. Some new, some old, but all great. Each and every one of us hope you have a blast with the final instalment in the series.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Sunday Post #27

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Review: Closed Circles (Sandhamn Murders #2)

Viveca Sten
Started reading: January 12th 2021
Finished the book: January 27th 2021
Pages: 464
Genres: Crime, Fiction, Mystery
Published: March 29th 2016
Source: Borrowed the book
Goodreads score: 3.94
My score:
It’s a beautiful day for a regatta—until one of Sandhamn Island’s most prestigious residents is killed aboard his sailing yacht.

Oscar Juliander was a rich lawyer and deputy chairman of the prestigious Royal Swedish Yacht Club. While at first his death seems like a tragic accident, there is evidence of foul play. Police detective Thomas Andreasson teams up with local lawyer Nora Linde to investigate. As they work to uncover clues, they face resistance from an elite world where nothing but appearance matters.

When the rich and powerful inhabitants of Sweden’s idyllic island getaway come under scrutiny, Thomas and Nora must work closely and secretively to seek justice.