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The book lovers tag!

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Instead of the usual fashionpost on Saturday, I will post something different this time… a post about ‘the book lovers tag’!

Recently I was invited by the lovely Steph from Canada to take part in this tag. Steph has a fun blog ‘Scale it simple‘. You should check it out if you’re into books, quotes, travel and lifestyle! But now what about that ‘book lovers tag’…

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The book club: ‘Afterwards’ – Rosamund Lupton

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Last week you could read about my mixed feelings about ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ and this week I will tell you a bit more about the third book we read with our book club: ‘Afterwards’ from Rosamund Lupton.

I looked forward to reading this book as the summary really appealed to me… so read on the see what I thought about it!

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The book club: ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ – Marie Kondo

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Our book club has picked out 7 books to read this year, all of them are fiction except one… ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ by Marie Kondo.

Last Sunday we discussed this book and today you can read all about what my fellow book club members and I think about this book!

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The bookclub: Symposium “Jane Austen – Fiction and Fame”

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The hall of the University Library, in which we were welcomed and where we had our lunch.

OK, so I promised you a post about Antwerp museums, but that will have to wait for another week I suppose… because today I want to tell you about an outing I had last Saturday! I went to Utrecht for an entire day of lectures about Jane Austen…

Are you as much of a Jane Austen fan as I am? Read on I’d say 🙂

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The book club: ‘Not without you’ – Alan and Irene Brogan

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A couple of months ago, a colleague of mine came up with the idea of a book club. Soon we found some kindred spirits and a couple of weeks later we had our first meeting. In this post you could read all about the why’s and how’s of our book club.

Well… last Sunday we had our second gathering where we discussed the first book on our list: ‘Not without you’ by Alan and Irene Brogan. Below you can read all about our first real book club meeting! Read the rest of this entry »

The book club: kick off!

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A couple of months ago, a colleague of mine told me she wanted to start a book club. I immediately jumped to that idea and we started looking for people to join us. We quickly found 5 more booklovers and so it happened… that on a cold, grey, wet and windy January afternoon, the 7 of us came together for the kick off of our book club! Read more about our book club!

Jane Austen’s England… looking for fans to back this project!

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A couple of months ago I went to a lecture in Dordrecht… now the fact that this lecture was followed by a delicious high tea, may have persuaded me to actually make the effort to drive all the way to Dordrecht. But the topic of this lecture really appealed to me… the lecture was about Jane Austen and more specifically about travelling in Jane Austen’s time.

Now I won’t go into details about this lecture again… you can read all about it in this post. The reason why I look back on it now is the fact that the woman who gave that lecture, the lovely Karin Quint, is looking for Jane Austen fans to back her Kickstarter campaign. Click here to read more about this project!