Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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

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

This was a bit more of a quiet month. I was sick for a whole week, so that did make me not post as much. I also went out to do a lot of fun things so reading was a bit more on the backburner this month.

These were the final weeks of my vacation. I actually found a new job at the library! I'm going to do projects at several schools to make more kids read and also teach about media. So as of tomorrow I will be a Reading and Media Coach for the library. I'm very excited and curious to start working.

I will also keep my babysitting job. That will make for a nice mix of working for the library 3 days and then babysitting one or two days a week. I feel like that will really balance out my working time and my free time.

One of the highlights this month was me and my boyfriend gong to Gent; such a beautiful place in Belgium. We had some lovely food with great Belgian beers. We bought chocolate and visited the castle. Overall it was just really nice to spend the weekend away together!
I also went a night away with a friend on a Bookcation. We both read The Apple Tart of Hope. Which was an amazing book, and my friend Kirsten also made a lovely Apple tart to eat while reading!
I did many, many more fun things like Geocaching with my mom and a day away with friends to Amsterdam to have some lovely hotpot and a night at a ping-pong bar!

The most exciting thing to come up is my birthday on September 13th! I always find it such a joyful day, to have friends and family come over and just enjoy time together!

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

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Two Short Stories #34

Sorry dear readers for not posting for a while! I was on a mini-vacation of a few days and got sick afterwards. I'm still not feeling well but found some time to read two short stories.

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a cute and fun picture book and the other one is a collection of short stories.

Let's dive right in.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday #5 - Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

I recently decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday a little more. I just pick the prompts I think are fun!

For the ones who don't know yet; Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week's theme is Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Review: Project Pay Day

Author: Brent Hartinger
Started reading: August 2nd 2022
Finished the book: August 5th 2022
Pages: 206
Genres: Middle Grade
Published: February 21nd 2021
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Dave and his two best friends, Hannah and Curtis, are looking forward to a summer of complete freedom, but their parents have another idea: they insist that the three teenagers get summer jobs. But the friends come up with a plan: Why not invent fake jobs to get their parents off their backs? The trouble is, their parents are going to want to see them bringing in real money. And that means finding a way to get-rich-quick, but without breaking the law, and without doing any actual work.

The summer passes and Dave, Curtis, and Hannah try a long list of schemes: trying to catch bank robbers to win the reward; scientifically calculating the “correct” number of jelly beans in a contest jar; finding and exploring a network of underground smugglers' tunnels; and even diving for sunken treasure. But “Project Pay Day” never quite goes according to plan, and they don’t make the money they need. Soon summer is almost over, and they have no choice but to solve a big local mystery — or face the consequences of their actions, which includes their parents breaking up the trio for good!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

ABC Book Challenge Letter O

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!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Review: House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: July 19th 2022
Finished the book: July 26th 2022
Pages: 803
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Published: March 3rd 2020
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.48
My score:
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Review: Mightier Than the Sword #1

Author: Drew Callander& Alana Harrison
Started reading: July 7th 2022
Finished the book: July 18th 2022
Pages: 320
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Published: July 10th 2018
Source: Physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.44
My score:
Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU!
You wake up in the fictional land of Astorya, where stories from our world come to life. You're a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil you have the power to create: what you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story!
Only you can rescue Prince S. from the evil Queen Rulette. Aided by the Couriers--a French stoat with dangerous dance moves, a giant dung beetle, a fire ninja, a Pegasus-centaur-cowgirl and a super-intelligent femalien chameleon--you must write, draw, and puzzle your way through a hilarious adventure that is unique to every reader! And most importantly, you must prove that the pencil is mightier than the sword.