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About Spider

Hi! I am me, I do stuff online. And sometimes offline too. Hanging about in the garden, playing with my food. You know. Do what Spider's do. I also read a lot.

Books I’ve read in which nobody died

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So, this is an ongoing thing in our house. Whenever I read a book, my husband asks if anyone died yet. Also, whenever he gifts me a book, he does because he read in the blurb, that somebody died. He’s quite convinced I only read about people (or other creatures) dying. Having this conversation again recently, made me look at… Read more »

Books I bought on our holiday

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This weeks TopTenTuesday by that Artsy Reader Girl is about books we read on our holiday. As I already shared my reads of september last week, what about sharing the books I bought during my holiday? It’s my autumn book haul. I hardly ever buy myself new books. But it’s that time of year again, when A LOT of new… Read more »

What have I read in September 2022?

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Where most Dutch people take their holiday during the hight of summer, we leave our country at the brisk of autumn. I don’t do very well with the heat, even though my husband ABSOLUTELY loves it. So we come together in the middle, the aftersummer, which usually has good and dry hiking weather which isn’t a roaring 27+ degrees (Celcius)…. Read more »

Books I NEED to read before the end of 2022

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Autumn has started, and that reminds me that this year is almost over. And as I wrote about in previous posts, I am participating in two yearlong readathons. For Autumn I have included another two more. Sooo… there are quite some books I need to read before Christmas! 😅 The first readathon is the Stephen King Dark Tower readalong. It’s… Read more »

Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List

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I am so ready for Autumn! I have never been a hot summer girl, and this summer certainly was a hot one. My husband is tired of me complaining, of me not being able to get of off the couch and DO THINGS because I am melting. Of me, dreaming about bright colored leaves, walks through the forest, burning candles,… Read more »

To TBR or not to TBR?

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For the last couple of years I’ve made yearly lists of books I wanted to prioritize in reading. Mostly existing of unread physical books and rereads. In the past I felt making a TBR was making reading a chore. The yearly list made me prioritize, without putting to much pressure on me. Whenever I didn’t know what to read next,… Read more »