Month: December 2013

Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

After I met Samantha Shannon back in September, I was stoked to read this book. I mean, she is so sweet. So sweet. And she’s (just barely) younger than me, got a seven book deal, and is being called the new J.K. Rowling (which is completely unfair and incorrect, but I’ve covered that already). So then we decided to read this for book club, and man am I glad I did. The end result, for me? I will go ahead and agree with most reviews that the first quarter is slow. The world building is quite elaborate — and I absolutely love it; I mean, […]

Posted December 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Adventures of a Bookworm in London

Adventures of a Bookworm in London

Back in November, while I was on my break from the blog, I went to London. It was my third time going and by far the best trip so far. I’m so lucky to have my best friend living there, because he really knew the best places to take me to. So here’s a semi-short recap, if you’re interested! 🙂 Day 1: Thursday, November 7th My best friend indulged me, and took me to all the bookstores to get it out of the way and so I would stop bothering him about it. OR SO HE THOUGHT. We went to Foyles, Waterstones at Piccadilly Circus […]

Posted December 15, 2013 by Debby in Travel / 7 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: V for Vendetta

Graphic Novel Review: V for Vendetta

I think most people are familiar with the story of V for Vendetta. I, like many others, have watched the movie, and I really really liked it. So when Gaby insisted on buying this for me as a late birthday gift, I was super excited. It’s one of those books that I’ve been meaning to read for a while — and I really wanted to start reading more graphic novels. Sadly, it didn’t go that well. The story is split up into three “books”. I really liked Book 1. It established the society that I was familiar with through the movie, and the art was […]

Posted December 13, 2013 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: World After by Susan Ee

Book Review: World After by Susan Ee

Ever since I finished Angelfall right at the end of 2012, World After had been on my “OH MY GOD I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW” list. Imagine my surprise when I found it almost a month before its official release date in a bookstore in Amsterdam. I may have jumped and squealed in the store. The bookseller may have been a little freaked out by me. (Pfft, whatever, I regret nothing.) World After picks up right after Angelfall, and it took no time to completely suck me into the story again. This would primarily stem from my love for Penryn. She is […]

Posted December 11, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Is it that time again? Let’s look back at my Fall TBR… Hmm. 6/10. Ouch. Mood reading definitely took over this season. Anyway. Hopefully I can do better this time. I’m still waiting to, one of these days, get 10 out of 10. *is a bit of an optimist* 1. Split Second by Kasie West Remind me to pre-order this about.. yesterday. Um, obviously, knowing my undying love for Pivot Point, Split Second is at the absolute top of my TBR. I must have this. I […]

Posted December 10, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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Book Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Since around June I had been met on all sides with a chorus of “YOU HAVE TO READ SIEGE AND STORM!” and “READ IT! READ IT NOWWWWWWW!” and “OH MY GOD BUT STURMHOND LIKE SRSLY READ NOW” … yeah. The Grisha fangirls are intense. Seriously. And I dislike hype. I mean, I get that you guys are excited about these books, but… you set the expectations way too high. It’s happened too often that the book lets me down because of that. But that was not the case with Siege and Storm. I made the wise decision to start reading this and not tell anyone […]

Posted December 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 25 Comments
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Sinterklaas 101

Sinterklaas 101

While I, personally, celebrate Christmas, the Dutch, generally, usually celebrate Sinterklaas! Especially for families with young children, Sinterklaas is the holiday of choice, though they may switch to Christmas when the kids grow up. But anyway, with so many Dutchies in the blogging community, I thought it’d be nice to share something about our holiday with you guys. 🙂 Who is Sinterklaas? Sinterklaas is our substitute for Santa. He is based on Saint Nicholas, lives in Spain, and comes to the Netherlands on a steam boat. His arrival on the boat in November is shown on TV, and it’s a big event. He rides a […]

Posted December 8, 2013 by Debby in A Personal Note / 8 Comments
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Book Haul #4: The Week of Auto-Approval

Book Haul #4: The Week of Auto-Approval

Yep, I’m switching to periodical book hauls instead of monthly, because, well, it’s December 7th, and I have 12 books to show – despite not having bought anything. Soooo I’d rather have smaller book hauls so that I actually have room to talk about them a bit more 🙂 For Review This week I got auto-approval from Harper on Edelweiss! I know, pretty much everyone has this, but as I held to my no-ARC policy for about three months, I hadn’t requested anything. Now I did, and yay, auto-approval! I may have gone a bit crazy and downloaded 11 books. But in my defense, they’re […]

Posted December 7, 2013 by Debby in Book Hauls / 18 Comments
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