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.
I picked up a couple of books in June, I also put a lot of them down. I've gotten to a point where, if the book doesn't appeal to me in the opening chapters, I put it back down to revisit at a later time. I don't give up on them, I've just realised that… Continue reading June 2018: Wrap up + Currently Reading
I know.. it's the middle of March and I'm only just starting to write this post. I've been dragging my feet and I know I should stop but the cold and the rain are getting to me. Can it be spring already? I'm desperate for some warmer, sunnier days. Books I read in February The… Continue reading February 2018: Wrap-up
A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell. In this book, Maggie O'Farrell… Continue reading Book review: I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell *****
Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel – Heather O’Neill ***