Benjamin Alire Sáenz aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe book review
Books, Review

Book review: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz ***

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the… Continue reading Book review: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz ***

Books

5 books I read when I was younger that no one else knows.

I'm Belgian... I grew up speaking Dutch... that means I didn't grow up reading the books the English-speaking part of the book community was reading (although I'm sure that differs based on country and age). Harry Potter was the start of my adventure into international writers. (That and the books I had to read for… Continue reading 5 books I read when I was younger that no one else knows.

Books, Wrap-Up

August 2018: Wrap-up

Summer has come and gone, it's starting to look a lot like autumn here in Belgium. Time to wrap up the past reading month. The month started off with the 2018 BookTubeAThon and this year, I did extremely well. I read 6 of the 7 books. I guess I could have read 7 but the… Continue reading August 2018: Wrap-up

maus art spiegelman
Books, Review

Book Review: Maus – Art Spiegelman *****

“No, darling! To die it's easy... But you have to stuggle for life!” Maus is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman, serialized from 1980 to 1991. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The work employs postmodernisttechniques and represents Jews as mice, Germans as cats, and Poles as pigs. Critics have classified Maus as memoir,… Continue reading Book Review: Maus – Art Spiegelman *****