Recensie: Molly en het kattencafé

44018348Auteur: Melissa Daley
Titel: Molly & het kattencafé
Genre: Fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9789400511002
Aantal pagina’s: 204
Gelezen: Maart 2019

Wanneer de jonge cypers Molly haar baasje verliest, wordt ze herplaatst in een huis met drie katten-hatende honden. Ze besluit het heft in eigen poot te nemen en een nieuw thuis te vinden. Maar als ze na een lange tocht door de hobbelige straten van Stourton loopt, lijkt een nieuw huis verder weg dan ooit…

Tot op een dag café-eigenaresse Debbie haar vindt. Net als Molly is ook Debbie zoekende. Pas gescheiden en met een dochter om voor te zorgen, doet ze alles wat ze kan om haar kwakkelende café draaiende te houden. Maar niet alleen financieel is het lastig, Debbie wordt ook tegengewerkt uit onverwachte hoek. Is de oplossing misschien dichterbij dan ze denkt? Zal het Debbie en Molly lukken om het tij te keren en het eerste kattencafé van de Cotswolds te openen?
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Serierecensie: Sex Education

Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey in Sex Education (2019)Creators: Laurie Nunn
Sex Education
1 – 16 afleveringen
Comedy, drama
Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey

The title of this British series is derived from the education of the main character (Otis Milburn played by Asa Butterfield) and his classmates in high school. His mother (Jean Milburn played by Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist. Through a series of events, Otis becomes a sex therapist in school – for his fellow high students.

This accidentally happens and is recognized by Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey). Maeve sees the financial potential so she forms an agreement where she will find the sexually needy customers for Asa and handle all the business aspects (collecting the money). Asa only has to counsel his classmates in the same manner as his mother does for adults. His mother is very blunt with Asa so dealing with uncomfortable situations comes naturally for Asa as he grows into becoming a therapist.
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Recensie: Geekerella

30724132Auteur: Ashley Poston
Titel: Geekerella
Genre: YA, sprookjesadaptatie, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781594749476
Aantal pagina’s: 
Gelezen: mei 2018

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
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Recensie: People like us

35356380Auteur: Dana Mele
Titel: People like us
Genre: YA mystery, thriller
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781524741709
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: Mei 2018

Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.

The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.
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Showcase Sunday

DSC04418Wat een weertje hè? Pfft. Ik wil heel graag een dagje iets leuks doen maar het blijft maar regenen. Dan maar tijd om wat blogjes te schrijven! De laatste tijd merk ik dat deze blog een beetje op een laag pitje staat. Ik had heel lang het idee om een reisblog te beginnen en nu ik dat heb gedaan, gaat veel van mijn blogtijd daarheen. Wat eigenlijk ook wel zonde is, want ik wil hier ook blijven posten. Gelukkig kan ik wel wat blogjes en recensies inplannen nu het weer zo slecht is. Te beginnen met deze (ini mini) showcase!
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Recensie: Geek Girl

13621089Auteur: Holly Smale
Titel: Geek Girl
Serie: Geek Girl #1
Genre: Contemporary jeugd
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780007489442
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: April 2018

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.

She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.

As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.

And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
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Recensie: Feminists don’t wear pink (and other lies)

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to ThemAuteur: Scarlett Curtis (e.a.)
Titel: Feminists don’t wear pink (and other lies)- Amazing women on what the f-word means to them
Genre: Essays, feminisme, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781984819178
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: Maart 2019

A collection of writing from extraordinary women, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism, this book explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view.

Often funny, sometimes surprising, and always inspiring, this book aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag and the scholarly text by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about feminism.

Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN’s women’s foundation, royalties will benefit the charity.

Curated by STYLE columnist and Pink Protest founder Scarlett Curtis, with some names still to be announced, contributors include:

Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) – Saoirse Ronan – Dolly Alderton – Karen Gillan – Alicia Garza – Jameela Jamil – Kat Dennings – Nimco Ali – Beanie Feldstein – Olivia Perez – Amika George – Evanna Lynch – Akilah Hughes – Tanya Burr – Grace Campbell – Alison Sudol – Kiernan Shipka – Elyse Fox – Charlie Craggs – Rhyannon Styles – Skai Jackson – Tasha Bishop – Lolly Adefope – Bronwen Brenner – Dr Alaa Murabit – Trisha Shetty – Jordan Hewson – Amy Trigg – Em Odesser – Emi Mahmoud – Lydia Wilson – Swati Sharma.

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