Filmrecensie: A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born (2018)Director: Bradley Cooper
Titel:
A Star is Born
Genre:
Muziek, drama, romance
Duur:
2h 16 min
Release datum: 
4 oktober 2018
Acteurs: 
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
Gezien: 
9 december 2018
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Samenvatting
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
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Recensie: On the go

30742759Auteur: Rens Kroes
Titel: On the Go: 49 nieuwe powerfood recepten van Rens Kroes
Genre: Kookboeken, non-fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9789000352562
Aantal pagina’s: 143
Gelezen en uitgeprobeerd in: Januari 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Op veler verzoek komt Rens Kroes, bekend van Powerfood en Powerfood – Van Friesland naar New York nu met heerlijke meeneemgerechten. Ontbijtjes on the go; inspiratie voor je lunchtrommel; heerlijke salades voor bij een zomerse picknick; zalig zoet voor na je work-out: On the go biedt je 49 powerfoodrecepten die goddelijk smaken, goed voor je zijn én makkelijk zijn mee te nemen.

Bovendien laat Rens zien welke trommels, bakjes en potten handig zijn voor het vervoeren van je smoothies, salades en snacks. Zij geeft tips over bewaren, invriezen en voorbereiden. Sunday preppen, de avond ervoor of op het laatste moment, je bent nu altijd voorbereid. Rens Kroes laat met dit boek zien dat een gezonde lifestyle – ook als je het druk hebt – niet heel ingewikkeld hoeft te zijn.
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Recensie: Shadow and Bone

35384793Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Shadow and Bone
Serie: Grishaverse #1
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781250027436
Aantal pagina’s: 416
Gelezen: December 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
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Recensie: Winter Magic

36609067Auteurs: Abi Elphinstone, Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, Emma Carroll en Michelle Harisson
Titel: Winter Magic
Genre: Jeugd, YA, korte verhalen
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781471159824
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children’s writers such as Michelle Magorian, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John and Katherine Woodfine, and edited by author Abi Elphinstone.

Dreamsnatcher’s Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers… from classic children’s writers such as Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward and Emma Carroll, among others.

An unmissable, enchanting treat of a collection that will be enjoyed for years to come, by readers of all ages.

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Recensie: Ink

32827036Auteur: Alice Broadway
Titel: Ink
Serie: Skin books #1
Genre: YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781407172842
Aantal pagina’s: 366
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.  Lees verder

Recensie: Aristotle & Dante discover the secrets of the universe

12000020Auteur: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Titel: Aristotle & Dante discover the secrets of the universe
Genre: YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781442408920
Aantal pagina’s: 359
Gelezen: November 2018

Omslagtekst:
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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Recensie: What if it’s us

36341204Auteurs: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Titel: What if it’s us
Genre: Contemporary, romance, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780062795250
Aantal pagina’s: 437
Gelezen: November 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
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