Every woman is the architect of her own fortune: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (book review)

Don't you love the feeling when you read a book review and you think "oh, this sounds like a book I must read"? That's exactly what happened when I read Izzy's review of "The Miniaturist". And here I am now, writing my own review of this lovely book.

Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you

Whether we like it or not, we do judge books by their covers. But how would you feel if you were judged by a book? Well, someone thought about the same question and actually implemented a system to help find the answer. The Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker beautifully combined technology and books, creating a book … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you

A servant’s life and a master’s obsession: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (book review)

When a novel gracefully combines facts and fiction about a famous person whose life is very little documented, you may end up not knowing where to draw the line between reality and fantasy. That's what I experienced while reading Girl with a Pearl Earring, a book that fell into my hands by chance at the … Continue reading A servant’s life and a master’s obsession: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (book review)

My favourite bookstores in The Netherlands

If you enjoy reading books, there are high chances that you also enjoy visiting bookstores. I am personally very keen on discovering bookstores when I visit a city, as I feel it gets me closer to the culture and spirit of that place. During the two years spent in the Netherlands, I’ve discovered three very nice … Continue reading My favourite bookstores in The Netherlands