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The Book Club: “The Shadow of the Wind” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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We recently had our first book club meeting after the summer. We discussed ‘Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz… I was a bit reluctant to start reading this 550 pages thick book… so let me tell you what I thought about it!

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The book club: Two summer reads

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Before joining our book club, I hardly read a couple of books a year, even though I love reading. So when my colleague wanted to start a book club, I immediately jumped to the idea as I thought it would be a great way to pick up reading again… and it worked!

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The Book Club: ‘Gone Girl’ – Gillian Flynn

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I still owe you a ‘book club’ report from our latest gathering, nearly a month ago… I didn’t come around to write it yet, but, with a bit of delay, here it is!

This time we read ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn. I’d heard many opinions about the book, but also about the film (with Ben Affleck). Some were really positive, others were more like ‘too many plot twists’ or ‘it didn’t grab me’ or ‘I couldn’t get into the story’,…

Anyway, the summary really appealed to me so I was rather looking forward to it. Below you can read my thoughts on this book. And what did my book club think of this read?!

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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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foto van Kathleen Buytaert.
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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