I’ve just gone through a big change. As of the start of October I’ve emigrated from the Netherlands to the beautiful Leeds in the UK. Yorkshire, hello!
My most recent Netflix binge series is Designated Survivor. I’ve been amazed at how they manage to make politics so much about people. Taking a closer look at the storytelling, I’m starting to understand exactly why this show on politics is so approachable.
I received some amazing news yesterday: I just successfully completed my Master’s in Writing. I’m done. I’m finished. I’m now – I’ll indulge myself for a moment – a Master of Arts. Fancy, no?
Yes, unfortunately it’s true. Anja and I have decided to discontinue Bookly Bird. It is a bit of a bittersweet ending, but we’ve thought long and hard about it and basically have no other choice. In this blog I wanted to explain why we’ve made this decision.
For a while now I’ve been working on a fantasy story: The Fourth Ruling. I thought I’d write a little update on my writing process so far and give some insight into what it actually is I’m writing. Especially since once this one is done, I’m planning to go through the frightening process of trying to get published. Fingers crossed! But for now, here’s my journey so far…
Do you know this thing called BookTube? I learned about it two years ago. I decided to give it a go and did it for roughly one year. Now I’ve decided to let it go.
I met up with a bunch of Booktubers about a month ago. We all went to Rotterdam, visited a bookstore (naturally) and had a drink together. It was one of the most wonderful afternoons I’ve had. I’ve been lucky enough to have been a part of the Booktube community for one year now and I’ve enjoyed it […]
As I’ve gained more followers here on my blog and on my YouTube channel, I’ve noticed more authors have been requesting me to review their books. It is definitely wonderful to get that kind of recognition, but it has also made me wonder whether you should accept every review copy you are offered. I recently […]
After a nice, quiet bookish weekend, I opened my blog on Monday to find a comment from Gel stating that she has awarded me for the Blogger Recognition Award. First things first: thank you, Gel, for the nomination. Go and check her out. Gel’s got a great blog. She shares many inspirational quotes and wonderful bookish posts. You can […]
I have been doubting for ages whether to write anything meaningful about the story I am currently writing. There’s so much that can change and what if I end up not finishing it? I’m still doubting whether I’ll put this up at all. Yet here I am writing about what I’m writing. Let’s write about […]