Full Book Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Title: The Lies of Locke Lamora Author: Scott Lynch Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Adventure, Fiction Publisher: Banton Spectra Published: July 27, 2006 Page Amount: 499 pages Goodreads Summary: In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing…

Is There A Limit to How Many Stroopwafels You Can Eat?

Answer: No. There is no limit to the amount of stroopwafels you can eat, as long as you do it in the Dutch way. What does that mean? The locals here have a saying: “God schept geen mond, of hij schept er ook brood.” Or in English: Try not to worry so much about the future….

Semi-Book Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Title: The Lies of Locke Lamora Author: Scott Lynch Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Adventure, Fiction Publisher: Banton Spectra Published: July 27, 2006 Page Amount: 499 pages Goodreads Summary: In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing…

The Art of the Settle

Whenever moving accommodation is involved, I am inordinately focused on one thing: settling in. Hauling luggages and bags doesn’t matter to me as much as putting everything in an appropriate spot. What do I mean by that? I want to move my workouts to a time that’s suitable for my new routine. When should I…

What’s on my TBE? (*To Be Eaten)

In the interests of moving and being busy, I have not cooked a great many things in the past week. As of yesterday, that’s not necessarily true… Summer always brings about this weird urge to cook inanely healthy recipes. So what did I make? Hummus with Chicken and Brussel Sprouts. Salmon with Broccoli and Salsa….

Book Review: Circling The Sun by Paula McLain

Title: Circling the Sun Author: Paula McLain Genre: Historical, Fiction, Africa, Cultural Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: July 28, 2015 Page Amount: 366 pages Goodreads Summary: Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her…

den Haag, the Hague or ‘s-Gravenhage?

Three days have passed since I moved myself 700 km from Berlin to the Hague and I’m still not sure which name is exactly correct. Work doesn’t begin until next week, so these past couple days have felt more like vacation than anything. I’m glad to be validated in knowing I made the right choice…

Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Title: My Brilliant Friend Author: Elena Ferrante Genre: Fiction, Historical, Italy, European Literature Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: October 19, 2011 Page Amount: 336 pages Goodreads Summary: The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely…

Love Letter to Berlin

When I first arrived in Berlin, I experienced no immediate outburst of love like London or Boston evoked. The streets were unfriendly, the skies grey and I found myself wandering hours at a time. Excitement still lingered, how could it not? I was starting a new university, living with a German host family and representing…

Brunch and Book Club

Questing for fluffy challah, and soaking it in eggy mixture to be fried on the stove brings warm nostalgia to my heart. I can’t say whether it’s the challah, french toast aspect or simply cooking for other people that I love the most – but it’s absolutely my favourite way to start the day. In…

What’s on my TBR?

In lieu of my book review this week, I’m going to tell you a bit about the books I’ve downloaded onto my Kindle for prime reading activity. In case you’re wondering… I’ve read no books this past weeks. Lather on the shame (actually don’t – I’ve just been insanely busy). Below are all the books…

Appreciating the Little Things

I’ve been having trouble writing recently. Actually, I’ve been having trouble getting my thoughts into any kind of sensible order. I’m at once so incredibly excited to move and start work, and that’s made me realise just how much I appreciate the little things here. Instead of looking ahead, trying to think about finishing school,…