Recensie: Wanderlust

wanderlustAuteur: Anne de Buck
Titel: Wanderlust – Your urban travel style guide
Genre: Non-Fictie, reizen, fashion
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 978909896810
Aantal pagina’s: 224
Gelezen: Augustus 2019
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Reistips- & tricks van Nederlands grootste (urban) travel blogger!

Is reizen jouw grootste hobby? Ben je altijd op zoek naar de nieuwste hotspots? En ben jij een echte city girl? Dan is dit boek jou op het lijf geschreven.

Wanderlust is dé travel style guide voor iedereen die van reizen houdt. Anne de Buck is professioneel travelblogger en wordt bijna iedere week wakker in een andere stad. Als founder van Nederlands grootste urban travel en lifestyle blog Yourlittleblackbook.me reist ze de hele wereld over op zoek naar de leukste hotspots. Van de beste restaurants in New York tot bijzondere concept stores in Berlijn.

In Wanderlust komen reizen, lifestyle en food samen. Een persoonlijk boek waarin Anne je een kijkje in haar keuken geeft en jou leert hoe jij net als zij overal ter wereld de leukste wijken en adressen kunt ontdekken. Ook als je er nog nooit eerder bent geweest! In deze gids vind je honderden reistips en tricks om de wereld rond te reizen in stijl. Na het lezen van dit boek wordt reizen alleen maar leuker. Anne inspireert je met deze travel style guide om het meeste uit je reizen te halen en jouw reisdromen waar te maken. Bon voyage
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Recensie: If cats disappeared from the world

40740914. sy475 Auteur: Genki Kawamura
Titel: If cats disappeared from the world
Genre: Literatuur, fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781509889174
Aantal pagina’s: 208
Gelezen: Augustus 2019
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Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . .

Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura’s If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

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Recensie: Pan’s Labyrinth

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Auteur: Cornelia Funke
Titel: Pan’s Labyrinth
Genre: Fantasy, Sprookje, historische fictie, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar 2019
ISBN: 978006414465
Aantal pagina’s: 256
Gelezen: Augustus 2019
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Ik heb dit boek gelezen als onderdeel van de Hebban Leesclub!

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Fans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince will relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie.

Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.

This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.

A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.
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Recensie: We are okay

28243032Auteur: Nina Lacour
Titel: We are okay
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780525425892
Aantal pagina’s: 236
Gelezen: Juni 2019
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Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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Recensie: The silent patient

The Silent PatientAuteur: Alex Michaelides
Titel: The silent patient
Genre: Thriller, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9781250301697
Aantal pagina’s: 323
Gelezen: Juni 2019
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Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….  Lees verder

Recensie: Crown of Midnight

17167166Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: Crown of Midnight
Serie: Throne of Glass #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9781619630628
Aantal pagina’s: 418
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
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Recensie: The land of neverendings

33952659Auteur: Kate Saunders
Titel: The land of neverendings
Genre: Familie, jeugd, sprookjes
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780571310975
Aantal pagina’s: 336
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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What if there exists a world powered by imagination?

A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they’ve left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken?

Welcome to the Land of Neverendings.

Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn’t have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.
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