Series I Am Not Going To Finish, Part 1

One of the amazing things about literary cons is talking to other book lovers. During YALFest, I was talking to Liesbet from Zwartraafje about series that we don’t want to finish. She was planning on doing a blog post about it, and I think it’s an amazing idea. So I’m going to do it too. (Sorry…

How To Read More

Last month I read a whopping 13 books, and someone messaged me to ask how I can read so much. I already had the idea of this post in my head, but now I wanted to finish it. The tips below are all things I do on a regular basis and they are really the…

Series I Need To Finish, Part 3

And on to my third list of series I need to finish! The rules are staying exactly the same as in part 1 and part 2; with this list, I’m challenging myself to finish five series of which all the books have been released and which I really should have read by now. This time around,…

April 2018 Reading Wrap-up

So what happens when I have a two-week holiday and plan on doing a readathon? I read 13 books. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (Proof received for free, this does not affect my opinion.) Didn’t know what to expect from this one. But the story quickly intrigued me. A girl who accidentally raises her brother…

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon April 2018

I LOVE doing a readathon once in a while to really push me to read as much as possible and basically have the excuse to do so. So I never hesitate even one second to do a readathon if I’m able to. This time around: Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. The preparations Dewey’s readathon was the…

My Experiences At The Belgian YALFest 2018

YALFest, the Dutch Young Adult literary festival, is being organized for the third time in the Netherlands this year, but us Belgians got our own evening for the first time ever. While the Dutch version is a LOT bigger and has workshops, a small market and a cocktail party, our Belgian edition was like a…

The YALC Reading Challenge

So as I mentioned in my How To Prepare For YALC post, it’s a good idea to try to read as many books from authors present as possible. The full YALC 2018 schedule isn’t ready yet, but luckily we already know the names of 40 authors. I’ll start the challenge off in this post, but…

6 Series That Are Better Than Any Stand-Alone

Back in February I shared 6 Stand-alones That Are Better than Any Series for Single Awareness Day. And yes, it’s fun to read stand-alones, but isn’t it amazing to delve into a story and be able to live in it for multiple books? To see the characters grow and develop? Today I’m sharing the exact opposite: 6…

March 2018 Reading Wrap-up

I have this weird thing where a month is only successful if I can read at least 10 books, and this month I ended up reading… nine books. (*deep sigh*) Say Hey Name by Juno Dawson I’ve been wanting to read a Dawson book for years, but I never managed to find one where the short…

How To Prepare For YALC

YALC, the Young Adult Literary Convention in London, is still four months away, but I’m already counting down the days (hell, I’ve been counting down to YALC 2018 about three days after YALC 2017 ended). This will be the fourth time I’m going to YALC and yes I’m still as excited as I can possibly be. After…

Anticipated 2018 Spring Book Releases

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! I’m so over snow and freezing temperatures, and I’m in dire need of some sunshine! I can’t wait to sit outside in a bar with a glass of wine reading a good book. It may be one of these amazing books that’s going to be released this spring, what a list…

Words I Learned Through Reading, Part 1

Sometimes I come across a word in a book I’m reading that entices some serious world love in me. I don’t always know the meaning, but the fact that the word was incorporated in the text warms my heart. In this week’s blog post, I’m sharing six of those words, their meaning and the book…