Friday, 14 November 2014

Safety after storm

I am definitely not a poetry mastermind, but I finished my nanowrimo word goal for the day and eventhough I'm trying to write more prose, my brain refuses and only produces poetry.
I remember making poems as a kid, but it's a long time ago that I made any...

We’re building a house
after the storm
when the waves no longer
come crashing down
when finally our foundation wil hold
then I can lie here
and sleep for a bit

The walls will no longer fall
The roof will remain
in it’s place
We will be happy and safe
from now on
and we will know
this is it
here we should stay.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Nano 2014 update #1

The first day of Nanowrio I wrote quite some words but the next day I wrote very little and the day after that I also wrote very little. After my initial writing I didn't feel inspired anymore at all. I tried to keep on writing, but somehow it just wasn't working. For the next couple of days I didn't write anything at all. Yesterday evening I decided that I would lay this project aside for a while and continue Nano by starting another story that has been in my head for quite some time. Maybe it is not smart, because I don't know if I'll be able to finish this way, but I feel so inspired! Today I wrote 2896 words and I have several other scenes in my head, ready to be written, so I'm very happy that I made the switch. In the end Nanowrimo is about the fun of writing and actually getting something down on paper!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Judge me by my cover - Favorites in green

I am definitely one of those persons who picks up a book because of its beautiful cover. This hasn't always worked out, but I'm fine with that. I love having pretty books on my shelves! I am going to do a feature of covers that I do like and also some that I don't like. Judge me by my cover will solely be about the covers of the books. If I like a cover that doesn't automatically mean I enjoyed the book and vice versa. Today I'm showing you:

Favorites in Green

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What are your favorite green bookcovers?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Nanowrimo 2014

Last saturday I started with Nanowrimo. For the ones of you who don't know; this is a challenge where writers from all over the world try to write a story of at least 50.000 words in the month of november. This year is my fourth time participating. Last year I managed to reach the goal for the first time and I was so proud of myself for it!
This year however I have very little time to actually write, due to a bussy time at university. I'm already behind on my wordcount, but you know what, I don't care! I knew before I started nanowrimo  that this year I probably would not be able to reach the goal, but by giving it a go anyway I already wrote more words than I otherwiste would have.

How about you, are you participating in Nanowrimo?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

October bookhaul

This month I bought to many books. Just as many other booklovers I am always trying to buy less books than the month before, but as you can see I failed. After my exam week at uni went pretty well (at least that is my feeling, I don have all my grades back yet), I treated myself and ordered some books online. This were the entire The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner, Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Slaves of Socorro (Brotherband #4) by John Flanagan. Eversince seeing the movie trailer for The Maze Runner I have wanted to read the book and I now I can! Eventhough I really want to read it I'm trying to save them for when I have a little more time, because otherwise I will probably read all four books in one go. I wanted to get the first book in the Brotherband series, but something went wrong and I ended up with book four. I really enjoyed John Flanagan's Ranger apprentice series (if you like Percy Jackson you might like this one too) of which the Brotherband series is a spin-off, so I'm sure that after I have read the first three books in the series I will still want to read the fourth, and thus I'm keeping it.
Maori farytales and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen I picked up at a second hand store, so I don't feel to bad about having bought those.
The Seventh Sentinel by Yolanda Ramos I won through a Goodreads giveaway and you can already read my review here.
I am trying to read more Dutch books, because for a very long time I didn't read any books at all in my native language (except for school) and I'm especially looking for young adult books in Dutch. Sadly there aren't that many, but I did pick up De erfenis van Richard Grenville 'The legacy of Richard Grenville' at my local bookstore. It´s the first book in a fantasy trilogy called De verborgen universiteit ´The hidden university´ by Nathalie Koch.

Did you get any books last month that you are really excited about?