Book vs Movie: Love, Simon

Many of you might already have seen the Love, Simon film months ago. Guess what, even though the film is already out on DVD in the US, in the Netherlands the film isn’t in theatres until 14 June. However, as I managed to snag a ticket for a pre-screening, my mom and I saw the film in May and it is about high time I dedicated a post to it. Let’s rewind a bit: I didn’t actually read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (or any other Becky Albertalli book for that matter) until a few months ago… I know, THE SHAME. But that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that I fell head over heels with the story and have been firmly established in the…

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To Edinburgh and Beyond!

At the beginning of May, my dad and I booked ourselves a trip to Edinburgh. We were there for a long weekend and found ourselves right in the middle of cherry blossom season. Princess Street, The Meadows, and many more sights were colored pink with all the cherry blossoms in bloom and it might have been the prettiest sight I have ever seen. I honestly love anything that has to do with Scotland, and Edinburgh has stolen my heart. The people, the architecture, and the whole feeling to the city. What’s not to love? I felt pretty gutted that I had decided against bringing my SLR camera after one day of walking around (and we walked a lot) because even though smartphones take good enough pictures, pictures…

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The Big Blogging Then vs Now

There are a lot of comparisons I can draw between 2013 and now. Smal ones and very big ones. But today I would like to start with a brief recount of what prompted me to start this blog. Back in 2013 I – and believe me, I had to think back real hard for this – I was still in high school. Or rather, I was in my last year of high school. A year I had to retake because I failed my year by 0.1 points. I was angry, hurt, and above all insecure that even my best wasn’t good enough. That year I learned that sometimes, even though you work really, really hard for something, things don’t always work out just because you put…

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Books I Keep Rereading

As one book addict extraordinaire to another I probably don’t have to tell you that we all have our favorite books. Whether that book is part of a series or a standalone, some books are simply made for rereading. Today I am sharing my favorite books with you, ones I’ve read over and over again and will probably continue to reread over and over again. First things first, why read the same book so often you ask? Glad you did, because I made a list: I simply love the story and want to bask in its amazingness again. There are ALWAYS details you miss the first time around. When you read it that second time, that little detail of awesomeness you missed the first time around…

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