AFW Book Club // Autumn 2018

Aaah… is there anything better than just to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea when it’s cold and dark outside? My soul is ancient and thus I think there’s nothing better than doing just that on an autumnal day. So I’ve listed the books that I will be reading…

My Winter Reading List

Sometimes you stumble upon a book and it awakens your inner book wurm. When I was younger, I was obsessed with books. Wherever I was, I would have a book with me and whenever I had only a split second to spare, I would be with my nose in the book. I loved to dive…

Story Saturday #1 // “Starry Night”

Do you think, that there will be stars afterwards? That when you close your eyes and shut the door behind you, there will still be light to extinguish? I think there will be, because I need the starry night to let you go. They are memories. Shining, pulsating and brilliant memories. The stars are the…

“M Train” (2015) – Patti Smith // Book Review

Patti Smith is much more than just the author of this beautiful book, “M-Train”. Before anything else, she is an icon. Smith is a musical artist, combining dark and abstract poetry with punk, rock and folk – resulting in the classic album “Horses”, which was released in 1975. In 2012, Smith published her first memoir,…

5 Must-Read Books // Winter 2015

One of my favorite things to do when it’s cold outside, is curl up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book. These are five novels that I love to read in Winter, because either they’re set in Imperial Russia (where it in my mind always snows, for some reason), or because…

5 Must-Read Books // Fall 2015

It’s a new season, which means that there is a whole new list of books to read! This Fall, I am curling up with some old favorites, a thriller, a classic about adultery and public shame, and an autobiography by my favorite British comedian. Such fun! // “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone” – J.K. Rowling…

“The Rosie Project” // Graeme Simsion (2014)

Last week, I published a post about books I wanted to read this summer and “The Rosie Project” was one of them. This book had been on my “To Read”-list for quite some time, but I never really got to reading it. Fortunately, I spent the last couple of days in the woods, where I…

5 Must-Read Books // Summer 2015

In The Netherlands, summer is almost over already – or so, it seems. Dark grey clouds carrying buckets of rain have been tormenting us for days and it seems like fall is already on its way. But let us not lose all hope just yet and hang on to summer a little while longer. With…

“On Top” // Anna Nooshin (2015)

*”On Top” by Anna Nooshin is written in Dutch, but this review is written in English* Anna Nooshin might not ring a bell, but NSMBL surely must. In 2011, Anna started NSMBL, what is now one of the most popular online magazines in The Netherlands. From the latest Kardashian developments and videos of cute pandas…