Review: Denk als een kunstenaar

29743621 Auteur: Will Gompertz
Titel: Denk als een kunstenaar
Genre: non-fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2016
Uitgeverij: Meulenhoff
ISBN: 9789402304657
Aantal bladzijden: 240
Gelezen: Juni 2016
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Ik wil Hebban en uitgeverij Meulenhoff bedanken voor dit recensie exemplaar!

Omslagtekst:
Waarom lijkt het voor sommige mensen gemakkelijk om leuke nieuwe ideeën te verzinnen terwijl het anderen veel moeite kost? Waar ligt dat aan? Moet je er talent voor hebben? Nee dus, volgens Will Gompertz. We zijn allemaal in staat tot creatief en inspirerend denken. In wezen zijn kunstenaars helemaal geen supertalenten of excentriekelingen, en ze staan ook niet buiten de werkelijkheid, zoals zo vaak wordt beweerd. Ook jij kunt denken als een kunstenaar – maar het creatieve proces moet je je wel aanleren, dat komt niet vanzelf.

In Denk als een kunstenaar schuift Gompertz de tactieken van kunstenaars als Warhol, Hirst, Tuymans en Picasso naar voren en laat hij op zijn karakteristieke uitbundige en enthousiasmerende manier zien hoe creativiteit werkt, hoe kunstenaars denken en hoe je zelf net zo creatief kunt zijn.

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Review: Phaedo

982310Auteur: Plato
Titel: Phaedo
Genre: Literatuur, classic, filosofie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 380
ISBN: 9780192839534
Aantal pagina’s: 144
Gelezen: Februari 2016
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Omslagtekst
The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato’s masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato’s thought. This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary and assumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.

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Recensie: Everything, Everything

18692431Auteur: Nicola Yoon
Titel: Everything, Everything
Genre: YA contemporary, romance
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9780553496642
Aantal pagina’s: 307
Gelezen: Juli 2017
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Omslagtekst:
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
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Recensie: The shadow queen

23299513Auteur: C.J. Redwine
Titel: The Shadow Queen
Serie: Ravenspire #1
Genre: YA hervertelling, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780062360243
Aantal pagina’s: 387
Gelezen: Juli 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
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Recensie: The upside of unrequited

30653853Auteur: Becky Albertalli
Titel: The upside of Unrequited
Genre: Ya, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062348708
Aantal pagina’s: 
336
Gelezen: mei 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?
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Recensie: Dreamology

25817310Auteur: Lucy Keating
Titel: Dreamology
Genre: YA, romance, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780062380005
Aantal pagina’s
: 336
Gelezen: Mei 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
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