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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.

What have I read in October 2022?

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13 books! I have read 13 books this month. I did not expect that. But to be honest, I had two reading weekends, and… also went for a few shorter books this time. So there’s that. Most surprising to me is, that I have reached my goal of reading 100 books this year, and will be surpassing that easily. Don’t… Read more »

A Halloweeny Deweys 24-hour Readathon

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Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon happened last weekend! And on top of that, it was ALSO the online Halloween event by the International Geek Girls Penpal Club (IGGPPC). I participated in both, and combining the two was a lot of fun! Although sometimes distracting. Deweys Readathon started at 2pm for me, on the Saturday, and finished on 2pm on Sunday. This means… Read more »

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 »