Saturday, April 30, 2022

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

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

This month actually flew past! I've done so many fun things. Like going to the musical Aladdin, celebrating Kings day, had several dinners in a restaurant, went to a handball match from our Dutch ladies, watched Fantastic Beasts in the cinema, took a day off to go to Keukenhof (a park with million of beautiful flowers) went to the sea and had a lovely day in the sun over there and I actually played my own first handball match for the first time in 6 months! Look at this AMAZING list of fun things?!

While I'm typing this, I'm still sore but I feel so good. My body did not forget how to play handball, and even though my shape is something that can be much better, I'm excited to work on it! I actually scored 2 goals which I was so proud of, because it really proved to me that my body did not forget the moves that I'm supposed to make, like my muscles remembered!

Tonight I'm going to a match from my favorite soccer team called Ajax, so that's something exciting as well, and next week I'm flying to Iceland with my mum, sister, aunt and niece! It's been in the making for two years, but COVID came around and now we're finally able to go.

This is such a positive blogpost so far, but I do keep in mind that I'm healing. I'm only working 2/6 hours a week and still have to follow my training about panic attacks. But the future does look bright.

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


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Review: The Perfectly Fine House

Author: Stephen Kozeniewski and Wile E. Young
Started reading: April 17th 2022
Finished the book: April 25th 2022
Pages: 232
Genres: Paranormal, Horror
Published: March 16th 2020
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.75
My score:
In an alternate reality where ghosts are as commonplace as the weather, the most terrifying thing imaginable is a house not being haunted.

Donna Fitzpatrick runs a surrogacy agency, where ghosts can briefly possess volunteers in order to enjoy carnal pleasures. She’s also working herself into an early grave. But that’s no big deal because death is no worse than puberty. That’s particularly evident in Donna’s twin, Kyle, a self-absorbed roustabout who spends most of his time high on sage. Kyle’s been in arrested development since his motorcycle accident fifteen years ago.

When Donna has a panic attack, Kyle insists she take a vacation at an abandoned mansion. There’s just one small problem: there isn’t a single ghost in Jackson Manor. And while an unhaunted house seems no worse than an oddity at first, soon ghosts go missing, natural disasters consume entire cities, and every afterlife on earth is threatened by the terrible secret behind... The Perfectly Fine House..

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sunday Post #39

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.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Review: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: March 31st 2022
Finished the book: April 16th 2022
Pages: 660
Genres: Fantasy
Published: September 5th 2017
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.29
My score:
Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.
His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica-the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both-and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Review: Professional Idiot: A Memoir

Author: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover
Started reading: March 30th 2022
Finished the book: April 14th 2022
Pages: 336
Genres: Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir
Published: June 7th 2011
Source: Ebook
Goodreads score: 4.10
My score:
From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the Jackass movies, there was little that Stephen "Steve-O" Glover wouldn't do. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg or diving into a pool full of elephant crap, almost nothing was out of bounds. As the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace. He developed a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and an obsession with his own celebrity that proved nearly as dangerous. Only an intervention and a visit to a psychiatric ward saved his life. Today he has been clean and sober for more than three years.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Review: Malibu Rising

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Started reading: March 27th 2022
Finished the book: April 11th 2022
Pages: 365
Genres: Historical Fiction, Contemporary
Published: June 1st 2021
Source: Ebook
Goodreads score: 4.09
My score:
Malibu: August, 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva.

By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames.

But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family's generations will all come bubbling to the surface.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

ABC Book Challenge Letter N

Today I'm going to continue the ABC Book Challenge. I'm on my way to the end of the alphabet! 

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!

Feel free to join in.

Let's dive right in!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Review: Halloween Land

Kevin J. Kennedy
Started reading: March 27th 2022
Finished the book: March 30th 2022
Pages: 180
Genres: Horror
Published: March 17th 2021
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.59
My score:
Zak and Wendy are a couple of horror buffs who love Halloween. In their sleepy, run-down little town, an exciting attraction promises to inject some life into the place for one special night only. A travelling carnival, making its debut on Halloween.

Anticipation builds, and the mysterious 'Halloween Land' carnival is the talk of the town; the calliope music, bright lights, and sweet and savoury smells from the pop-up carnival lure in the crowds flocking to the pier. The two teenage friends Zak and Wendy are eager to be among the first. Revelations unfold, mysteries peek from the outer limits. The kids have to think and act fast to defeat the evil that's come to town and it’s nothing like in the movies!
This tale is full of mystery, fun, magic, tension and dread.

Step up for the ride, give your ticket to the clown, she'll show you a good time; no one can say where you will end up, but it'll be a wicked ride!

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday Post #38

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.