I’m a 30-year old book lover from Belgium. I live with my boyfriend and our 2 crazy kitties and work as a freelance journalist.
Books are my passion and ever since I learned how to read, I’ve had my nose stuck in them. My native language is Dutch, but I usually read English books. My teachers used to stress that you should experience a book in its original language, because translations can change your impressions. And for once, I took their advice to heart.
My favourite genres are fantasy, young adult and historical romance, but I sometimes explore other genres as well, depending on my mood. I don’t generally like contemporary romance (e.g. 50 Shades of Grey and other rich-guy-acts-like-a-dominant-jerk stories) and urban fantasy, but there are always exceptions of course and I like to be surprised.
I tend to be quite picky with my books, because I want them to match my mood. There are days/weeks when I want to explore a whole new world with an epic battle between good and evil, and then there are times when I just want to see a wonderful love story unfold. But at the same time, I don’t want to know too much about the story before I start reading.
I started this blog because I love talking about books that I like (or dislike). In the past I occasionally wrote reviews for Geekster.be (in Dutch), but I decided to start my own blog so I could do my own thing.
Some other random facts about me:
- Lord of the Rings, Outlander and Daughter of the Forest are my favourite books of all time
- As a kid I adored Matilda (and yes, of course I tried to move objects by staring at them!)
- My favourite food is either pizza or french fries
- I don’t drink coffee, but love hot chocolate and tea