Dirty computers, cowboys and Trump’s America: 2018 in music

Literature student and music journalist Joëlle Koorneef looks back on the musical and political landscape of 2018. Although I love writing about music, there is a little demon nagging in the back of my head that tells me that music journalism will always be subjective, that you can never truly give a good review without…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

A short ‘n sweet Christmas gift guide to affordable and cruelty-free make up: just the thing to sparkle up your Monday.  If there’s one thing to get me into the Christmas spirit (besides sparkly unicorn ornaments in our tree) it’s Christmas make up. Everything can be glittered, from eyeshadow to highlighter and from lipstick to…

My 5 favourite books of 2018

Let’s talk some more about books on this cold, beautiful and lazy Sunday morning, shall we? Today I’m sharing my 5 favourite books I’ve read in 2018! After I’ve recommended five books in my Christmas gift guide earlier this week, we’ve arrived at the second installment of the ‘Best of 2018‘ series on Almost Famous Writer….

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Film Lovers

Another day of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar, another gift guide! For this edition we’re diving to the wonderful world of film… Ah, films… besides Merlijn, Ziggy, books and cake I have another great love and that would be films. And thankfully I’m not alone in the film loving club, so if you’re buying…

Christmas Down Under

Today we’re taking a little break from all the wintery content on Almost Famous Writer, with MA student and Downton Abbey-lover Annick Wijnstra sharing her experiences of counting down to Christmas in Australia.  When Eden asked me if I wanted to write an article for Almost Famous Writer, I didn’t need to think twice. I have…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Fashion Lovers

It’s raining gift guides! Hallelujah, it’s raining gift guides! Part 2 of the infamous AFW Christmas Gift Guide series is all about gift inspiration for those who love everything fashion.  Christmas gift shopping can be a daunting affair and I think buying something within the realm of fashion can be the trickiest – but luckily…

Bah humbug: the jolly, the good and the bad of Christmas

Cat lover and MA graduate Yonna Kuipers talks all stuff Christmas: the jolly, the good and the bad. As the end of the year gathers my excitement rises tenfold. The days are getting shorter, my sweater collection is growing, and Michael Bublé is fully defrosted. This can only mean one thing: it’s Christmas time. The…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Book Lovers

The ultimate gifts for book lovers, selected by a book lover.  Welcome to the very first Almost Famous Writer gift guide of 2018! In the first of six (!) installments, I’ll be sharing my top tips for buying a book lover the perfect Christmas present. No wait, scratch that. There’s no such thing as the…

My 10 favourite albums of 2018

Five new releases and five (re)discoveries: these albums are my 2018 in music.  Even though I can’t sing or play any instrument, I’m a huge music lover. I listen to music every single day, be it on my commute to and from work every day, at home or while doing the dishes. Every year I…