Januari

8047188F-76C4-48D8-BC79-840CCE4973CFWow januari is voorbij gevlogen! En wat was het een prachtige maand! Een nieuwjaarslunch, receptjes uitproberen, de nationale voorleesdagen (met natuurlijk het super mega adorable vingerpoppetje Harry, van Een huis voor Harry) en als hoogtepunt: onze vakantie naar Lapland. Wat een prachtreis was dat! Ik zal nog een blogpost maken over deze geweldige vakantie, maar hij kon alvast niet ontbreken in dit overzichtje!

In januari las ik twee boeken, namelijk Queen of Shadows (het vierde deel in de Throne of Glass serie van Sarah J. Maas) en Wundersmith (het tweede deel van The trials of Morrigan Crow van Jessica Townsend). Ik zag twee films in de bioscoop: Robin Hood en Nobody’s Fool en ik heb de serie You gebingewatched op Netflix.

Hoe zag jullie januari eruit?

Showcase Sunday

DSC04418Het is even geleden, maar tijd voor een Showcase Sunday, daadwerkelijk weer op een zondag! Ik heb slechts 2 boeken gekocht, maar ik kom wel constant toffe boeken tegen in de bibliotheek die ik wil lezen, dus die stapel is aardig aan het groeien. Lees verder als je nieuwsgierig bent naar welke boeken dat zijn!
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‘Currently Reading’

WhatsApp Image 2019-02-02 at 12.28.43Ik gebruik Goodreads om bij te houden welke boeken ik wil lezen en gelezen heb, maar ook hou ik bij welke boeken ik ‘aan het lezen’ ben. Ik was van de week wat aan het kijken en toen zag ik dat ik maar liefst 13 boeken op ‘currently reading’ heb staan! Ik postte dit op Insta en kreeg hier wat reacties op, dus ik dacht, tijd leuk voor een blogpost!
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The Walrus and the Carpenter

 

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright–
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done–
“It’s very rude of him,” she said,
“To come and spoil the fun!”

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead–
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
“If this were only cleared away,”
They said, “it would be grand!”

“If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year.
Do you suppose,” the Walrus said,
“That they could get it clear?”
“I doubt it,” said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

“O Oysters, come and walk with us!”
The Walrus did beseech.
“A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each.”

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head–
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat–
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn’t any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more–
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

“But wait a bit,” the Oysters cried,
“Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!”
“No hurry!” said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said,
“Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed–
Now if you’re ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.”

“But not on us!” the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
“After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!”
“The night is fine,” the Walrus said.
“Do you admire the view?

“It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!”
The Carpenter said nothing but
“Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf–
I’ve had to ask you twice!”

“It seems a shame,” the Walrus said,
“To play them such a trick,
After we’ve brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!”
The Carpenter said nothing but
“The butter’s spread too thick!

“I weep for you,” the Walrus said:
“I deeply sympathize.”
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

“O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
“You’ve had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?’
But answer came there none–
And this was scarcely odd, because
They’d eaten every one…

– Lewis Carroll – Through the looking glass and what Alice found there

Poëzieweek: Favorieten

7451ad4f-de40-41f1-8634-049478014a27Vandaag begint de poëzieweek! Een goede manier om wat toffe dichtbundels eens extra in het zonnetje te zetten. Deze week zullen er wat van mijn favoriete gedichten en recensies van dichtbundels online komen, maar nu is het eerst tijd voor een overzichtje van mijn favoriete dichtbundels!

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Serierecensie: You

Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in You (2018)Creators: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gemble
Titel: You
Seizoen: 1 – 10 afleveringen
Genre: Crime, drama, romance
Jaar: 2018
Acteurs: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
Gebaseerd op het gelijknamig boek van Caroline Kepnes
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Samenvatting:
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.
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Recensie: A Court of Frost and Starlight

31076583Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: a Court of Frost and Starlight
Serie: A court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781681196312
Aantal pagina’s: 229
Gelezen: Mei 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
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