Wanneer je gek met elkaar bent

Oma Toen ik nog een klein meisje was, met vlechtjes in mijn haren, vertelde jij me altijd hoe mooi je me vond. Je nam me bij de hand en samen wandelden we dan trots door het dorp. Jij op mij, ik op jou. Iedereen groette en vond dat we mooi waren samen. Thuis konden we…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling

It’s nineteen years later. Harry still struggles with his haunting past, whilst raising three teenage children with his wife Ginny. His son, Albus, encounters his own problems when going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first time. A new battle arises and they need to work together to overcome what might be…

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

Rachel commutes to London everyday. She knows when the train will stop at the signal, which overlooks a couple back gardens. In her head, the likes to make up lives for the people who live in those houses; she even named them. Every morning is the same, until it isn’t. From her usual seat on…

Zuid-Frankrijk

In Zuid-Frankrijk blijkt de tijd te hebben stil gestaan. Wanneer je daar met je neus op wordt gedrukt, besef je je pas hoe fijn het eigenlijk is om gewoon in een huis te wonen waarvan je zeker weet dat het dak er voorlopig nog op ligt. De velden vol lavendel en de schitterende bergen zijn…

Alsof

ik observeerde terwijl er werd gedaan alsof gluurde stiekem naar het onbekende voelde me er deel van glimlachend draaide ik me om met knijpende oogjes, want de zon was zo fel en iedereen deed alsof ik observeerde hoe mannen bewogen, vrouwen glimlachten hoe alles naar elkaar toe viel alsof het hoorde er werd gelachen, gespeeld,…

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The whole nation is under attack. Death is busier than ever. Liesel Meminger is a nine-year-old girl who just lost her little brother and is now forced to live with a new foster family on Himmel Street in Molching, Germany. Her new father teaches her how to read, plays the…

After You – Jojo Moyes

After You is the long awaited sequel to the bestseller Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. It tells the story of Louisa Clark, and what happens to her after Will Traynor’s death. Louisa’s life was turned upside down when meeting Will Traynor. And once again when letting him go. She has found herself a new…

Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why is Jay Asher’s debut novel. He tells the story of Clay Jensen who receives a shoebox filled with cassette tapes. The tapes contain the voice of a former classmate who killed herself just two weeks earlier. After school, Clay finds a package on his doorstep. Upon opening it, he discovers seven numbered…

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

Me Before You is about a 26 year-old woman, named Louisa Clark, who loses her job as a waitress and ends up working for a suicidal quadriplegic, Will Traynor, who also happens to be a moody arse. After Will tried to take his own life, his parents decided to hire a quirky young girl (Louisa) to…

Metanoia

It is very weird to finally write about having an eating disorder. There are so many feelings and thoughts bottled up inside of me, that it is hard to find the right beginning of the story. Telling the start of developing an eating disorder automatically suggests that I should blame someone or something. There has…

Witness The Awkward

After filling up two notebooks, writing articles for Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018, and printing my first book, a blog seemed like the logical next step. If only I realised how much social media platforms I engulfed myself in. A lot. Not only did I need to create this page, which was surprisingly easy for a technical genius…