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…

Can You Hate The Author And Love The Book?

Lately, there is once again a lot to do about authors attacking reviewers when the latter write something in a review that the authors don’t like. Some of these reviews can possibly attack the authors, but that’s definitely not always the case. I even saw a reviewer that wrote a positive review with only one…

I’m Dreaming Of The Ultimate Readathon-con

After the discovery that Silent Book Clubs exist, I suddenly also have hope that a very particular dream of mine could actually come true. The first readathon I ever did was a Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and during that readathon I immediately dreamed of one day attending an event where it was being done by a…

My 2018 Reading Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope with all my heart that you had an amazing start of 2018 and that all the books you order this year will arrive dent free. As so many bloggers are doing, I’m starting the year with my reading resolutions and I’m keeping a running update of the results on a…

Why Libraries Are Important

When I was little and still in elementary school, my mom took me to the library on a very regular basis. I always finished the five books I could borrow within a week and complained until they took me back to the library to get a new pile. That was also immediately the reason why…

The Silent Book Club

A few weeks ago, I shared how I regularly go on book dates in a blog post. It wasn’t easy to confess how I love them, as I usually encounter gasps of surprise and… pity, but I figured that if I can’t admit it here, I’ll never be able to share them. I really enjoy going…

5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Book Club

In December 2015, I came across a post on Facebook that announced the first get-together of a brand-new Belgian YA book club. Even though I really wanted to go, the book club was a 2,5 hour train ride away and the thought of meeting so many new people was pretty scary. (Yeah, yeah, this bookdragon isn’t…

5 Tips On How To Survive A Readathon

Everybody ready for Dewey’s 24 hour readathon this Saturday? I can’t participate myself and I was planning to do my own readathon last weekend, but that didn’t work out either. (sad face) I LOVE readathons and during the years, I’ve gathered some readathon survival skills. Ready to get ready?. Tip 1: Establish a TBR Before you start your…

4 Reasons Why I’m Not a Fan of Translations

You might have wondered by now why a Belgian girl blogs and reads in English. Indeed, my native language is definitely not English, yet I read most of my books in English. I’ve read 72 books so far this year and only 10 have been in my mother language. And I have some very good…

How I’m Spending #ReadABookDay

It’s #ReadABookDay! And to celebrate, I’m… reading a book! Which I basically do every Wednesday. WHAT A SPECIAL DAY. But I don’t mind, I’m rather happy that #ReadABookDay coincides with my me-time day today. I try to carve out at least two hours of me-time twice a week. So four hours in total. Those hours are…