The holidays can be a tough time, which is why it's important to take care of yourself. Here are the three tips I always try holding close to me during the holidays!
Changes are coming! From now on, I'll be posting some Dutch reviews in between the English ones to support local authors and give them a louder voice!
New releases never stop coming, but there are also sequels to books we've read in the past and those.. well.. we still have to read those as well! Find out what sequels I'm eagerly awaiting - and what series I've STILL not read.
If there's one thing I love about one year ending and a new one beginning, it's all the possibilities of setting goals, finding challenges and compiling lists of things we want to achieve during the next year. I figured I can't possibly be on my own in that one, since I know we all love reading challenges. Not to mention setting ourselves reading goals to challenge ourselves throughout the year! So here I am.. setting some goals / challenges!
We all know the drill by now, since it's something that's so "general" and.. world-wide known: setting yearly goals whenever the start of a new year is approaching. Those goals can include anything at all, but.. for us specifically? There's always some kind of reading goal involved. Reading goals that remain goals for a while, but eventually turn into a challenge because.. we always, always need to catch up on them. Then, after a while, the pressure comes into the mix because we really want to succeed and be able to say "I did it!" at the end of the year. But is it really all that realistic to put up a yearly goal without knowing what's going to happen throughout the year?
I don't know about you, but if there's one thing I've done and disliked in the past, it's moving. I only moved once, from the cozy mom nest to an apartment with my boyfriend and.. well.. let's just say I already hated putting everything in boxes back then. I didn't even have a third of the stuff I have now and - yup - we're moving again!
A while back, I felt guilty for not having read two of my ARC's and having pre-ordered a certain book. It made me think about peer pressure and how it's definitely present in our book community. So I wanted to take a closer look at just that: ways peer pressure might sneak into our bookish lives.