August Wrap-up

August wrap-up

August was such a fun month and the weeks went so fast.. I started my new job! I’m now working in a secretarial role at a high school. I was very excited and a bit scared to start, because this job is so different from what I did before (I’m a social worker and I worked with teenagers with behavioral and psychiatric problems). I do like it, though!

Also the Boyfriend and I went to a Flogging Molly concert and we went on a beer tasting day-trip to Haarlem (we visited Uiltje and Jopen brewery-bars).

And.. I read some books!

Let’s take a look at the books I’ve read and bought in August!

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My 5 Most Anticipated YA Fall / Winter Releases

YA releases

This Fall & Winter there will be published a lot of new Young Adult books. The novels highlight YA topics like mental health, grief, growing up and relationships. Genres include fantasy, science fiction, romance and history. There will be lots of debut writers, but you can also enjoy new work from some well-known authors.

There is always more room on my TBR and I love my ever-growing book collection.

Here are my 5 most-anticipated YA Fall / Winter releases.

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Unboxing – Illumicrate Oh So Criminal

Illumicrate Unboxing

This week I received my Illumicrate book box! Illumicrate is a subscription box that sends you new books plus bookish items that are fun, beautiful and geeky. The theme for this box was ‘Oh So Criminal’.

What I knew about this box when I ordered it;

  • The book will be a hardback with exclusive sprayed edges.
  • The items in the box will be inspired by Six of Crows, Nevernight, The Curseworkers Series, Harry Potter and villains in general.

Oh So Criminal

Curious to find out what was inside this box?

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Shelfie Sunday – Green Books

Shelfie Sunday Green Books

Shelfie Sunday is a blog meme on Cafe Manon. I was thinking about a way to showcase my books, but my bookcase isn’t pretty like some of the bookcases I adore seeing on Pinterest or Instagram.. So, I decided to cheat a bit and create ‘shelf-categories’.

Previous Shelfie Sundays;

Today I’m sharing my third shelf-category, which is Green Books.

Curious to know more about the books on my Green Book Shelf?

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Mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the amazing Jemma from Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them and Julia from Fable Hunter.

So what is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.” This award is created by Okoto Enigma.


  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.Mystery Blogger Award
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to their best post(s).

Want to see my answers to Jemma’s and Julia’s question?


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BookTube-A-Thon 2018 Wrap-up

BookTube-A-Thon Wrap-up

The BookTube-A-Thon is a week-long readathon hosted by Ariel Bissett. She describes it as an opportunity for the bookish community to come together, to celebrate reading by creating bookish content and reading lots of books!

This year the BookTube-A-Thon took place from July 30th to August 5th. I planned on reading 7 books in 7 days. You can see what books were on my TBR in this post.

The BookTube-A-Thon Reading Challenges

1 – Let a coin toss decide your first read.
2 – Read a book about something you want to do.
3 – Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
4 – Read a book with green on the cover.
5 – Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
6 – Read a book with a beautiful spine.
7 – Read seven books.

Curious to know how many of the challenges I completed?


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