By Your Side by Kasie West | Book Review

By Your Side is pure sweetness! Kasie West has once again written an outstanding and magical love story! I do have to admit that I was a bit skeptic at first. Going into this story I expected it to be a tad surrealistic, because how on earth would NO ONE realize that someone (beloved daughter, best friend, whatever) was missing. The whole concept just seemed a little surreal to me. BUT: I should have known not to worry because we’re talking about Kasie West here: queen of contemporary writing! By Your Side starts off incredibly cute (and a bit of a cliché): boy and girl get trapped in a library for three days in the middle of winter. Initially, they don’t really want anything to do with…

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February Recap ’17 | Fury, new phone, BA Thesis

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” ― Paulo Coelho If you change “child” in the quote above into kitten, you sum up my life since little Fury came to live with me. I picked him up at the end of January, the little rascal has been with me for over a month now, and there’s no need for television in my house anymore! It is almost surreal how much you can love a cat in such a short period of time. It is so much fun to watch him chase his own tail or shadow throughout the house, play…

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New Year’s Resolutions and Goals: the 2017 Edition

I’ve never really been the person to set New Year’s Resolutions, but, reading-wise, 2016 was a disastrous year for me… This is something I aspire to change in the upcoming year. We’re now a few days into the new year, and I realized there are some things I want to do differently in 2017.  And, there are some goals that I really want to achieve, things I really want to do and not postpone any longer, cross off some things off my bucket list so to speak. So I figured I’d try my hand at a New Year’s Resolution list and share it with you guys. Finish at least one book for myself every week I want to finish at least one book for myself every week.…

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First Half Marathon: The Lessons I Learned

My very first Half Marathon is a fact! Yes, you read that right, I ran my very first Half Marathon. This is my furthest distance up to date, and it was scary and nerve-wracking but also exciting and incredibly exhilarating! Even though I have been running for quite some time now, even I make mistakes, and looking back I find that there are some things that I would have done differently now I know what running 21,0975 kilometers is like. 1. Don’t do ANYTHING the week before the race You’re gonna roll your eyes and say “damn Iris, you actually made that mistake, that’s the golden rule before race days” and YES I admit it, it was stupid as hell, but I did make the mistake.…

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