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Acceptance

the stranger the better

Sometimes failing and succeeding are different facets of the same coin, and whether you accept one or the other, the result is the same. Or more like, how many of us can actually see and acknowledge the very thin line between giving up, accepting failure, and moving forward and accepting the burden? How many of […]

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or how you're never actually in control

Given the upcoming release (now obviously belated, because I’m lazy I guess) of the Annihilation movie, I’ve been on a spree… reading the whole trilogy. Mostly because my intuition told me that the movie is going to take a little bit of information from all three of them (partially right, 10 points to Ravenclaw!), but […]

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for when you need to level up your weirdness

Ladies and gentlemen, today’s book-hangover: Annihilation (Southern Reach #1) by Jeff VanderMeer. I must tell you right off the bat… this is the kind of book you constantly rub your chin through while wanting to call your book-worm friends and ask them what the hell is this and what the hell is that and what […]

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Spain has always fascinated me, especially after reading about other people’s journeys there and hearing my friends describing their adventures. After a lovely escape some years ago in Barcelona, I finally returned to the alluring warmth of Spain, this time in Valencia. It was a short vacation, only 3 days, but just the right amount […]

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10 books that I loved in 2017

While compulsively adding books to my 2018 to-read list, I realized that 2017 was a pretty good year for me bookwise. So I decided to put together a (short) list of ten books that I really enjoyed reading last year (with the specification that most of these books weren’t published in 2017, I just happened […]

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or how to heal with stories

This little book (which is honestly a treasure) was a birthday present from my dearest M. Not sure if it was intended as a lesson or just as a reminder of all those things we should be grateful for, but I’m pretty sure I spotted this one on her books-that-made-me-cry shelf and it would definitely […]

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Howdy! (not so) Funny story actually. This book has been sitting in my to-be-read pile for quite a while now, two years to be more precise. I bought this in the summer of 2015 for my birthday and I swear I’ve been meaning to read it ever since but somehow never had the time. Fortunately […]

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  I discovered some years ago how much I love to travel and ever since I tried to wander as often as possible, so when my friend – we shall call her the coffee addict – told me that she was making a trip to Belgium and asked me if I wanted to tag along […]

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Book title: A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Winter is already upon us and what better time than this to curl up under your fuzzy blankets and read as much as possible? You can of course add a cup of warm tea or hot chocolate in order to make […]

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