Quote of the week

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ―     William Styron

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Why do I read?

As a lifelong book nerd, I admit that I’m really passionate about books. But why do I read? 1. First of all: Escaping Everybody has those shitty days, the days when you wish you’d ratter stayed in bed. Reading books on days like these makes a huge difference to your mood. Books have the amazing ability to pull you in and grab your undivided attention. They absorb your entire mind. Enter the world of fictional characters where you can tune out the “chatter” of your own thoughts. If things just get to much, books are a welcome oasis where you can escape your own problems and focus on someone else’s story instead. 2. and of course: Entertainment Ever read a book that had you laughing…

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | Book Review

At first  I didn’t really know what to think about this book. I bought it because I heard a lot of positive reviews about it, but personally I’ve always been a bit sceptic about “Angel” fiction. A prejudice I wrongly assumed I decided after reading this book. Cynthia hand has a way of bringing a story alive. Her descriptions of scenery I loved. Her writing style is smooth, with nice and easy-going dialogues. Clara Gardner is a brilliant protagonist. She’s a really strong character in the story and a personality that sticks with you. She was really confused, who wouldn’t be when you have visions of a stranger and that saving him is your purpose. She knows what she has to do but when, where and why remain unanswered…

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The Fault in our Stars by John Green | Book Review

The first half of the book made me laugh. There is a lot of humour in the book, and even though Hazel is really sick, you just can’t get past the humour present. And of course I have to admit that while reading I had this sense of dread looming over my head the entire time. But because of Hazel, the protagonist, and how strong she is, you are able to see past it for these brief periods of time. The other half of the book had my heart aching. I cried, who am I kidding? I cried a lot. When I said that this book left an impression I wasn’t kidding. The characters and dialogue are really good. Hazel and Augustus’s personalities are what…

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