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.
The past couple of weeks have been crazy busy. My boss is off travelling in India... (This weekend he's hiking in the Himalaya and that means no reception) which means I'm trying very hard to stay on top of all the projects we have going on right now. He's away till the end of the… Continue reading Ellen tries to write a novel #1
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
“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 *****
“Don't beat yourself up for not knowing the answers. You don't always have to know who you are. You don't have to have the big picture, or know where you're heading. Sometimes, it's enough just to know what you're going to do next.” Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a… Continue reading Book review: The Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella