Sunday, March 25

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Hello guys,

I thought: it has been some time that I posted something about my favorite author... So here is a new one ;)

Pages: 213
Publisher: Vision
Rating: 8,5/10

Yes, The Notebook. A classic. But not the first book that I read of Nicholas Sparks, because that was ofcourse The Last Song. This book is the typical love story: teenagers fall in love, but they get seperate of each other for a long time. And at the end, they fall in love again, with some complications. It's that basic, and yet so beautiful. This is a book you should read with a nice cup of tea, a blanket and maybe a fireplace roaring in the background in the winter. Or in the summer with a nice glass of wine in your chair with the sun upon your face, and a little breeze. The lesson of the day is obvious ofcourse: true love never dies.

The book itself was naturally fantastic. It is fast, so you'll never get bored. But what did you expect from Nicholas Sparks, he's great :) he makes over 15 books about love, but they all are different from each other, yet the same. I think that, if you can manage that, you're a brilliant writer.

And yes, there's a movie, but I think everybody knows that! Recently I saw it again, and I thought: just like in the book, so romantic :) this time, the actors are ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands and James Garner.

So that was it! I hope you enjoyed it, I did ;) and I'll be back in two weeks !

See you soon !

Sunday, March 11

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Hello guys,

I know it's late, but I kind of underestimated the size of this book, I'm sorry. But this review is finished on time as you can see ;) I hope it's worth it !

Pages: 384
Publisher: Transworld
Rating: 8/10

The lesson of the day isn't really about the content of the book, but more about the style of the book and me reading books. I really like reading but I'm always afraid of reading more difficult books as I did before this one. I wasn't really sure about this book, but I was willing to give it a try and it was ... totally worth it ! I was really surprised because this isn't my genre, but now I changed my mind. I should read this sort of books more often. Great lesson, I should remember that.

Now, the review about the book itself. I was amazed as I told you, and it really has a reason. This book is well written, has a good start, makes the book more exciting with every page and the end is just outstanding ! You just can't believe what is happening to her at last. It is such a good plot. If you read this book, you won't sleep when you're reading the end. At least I didn't :) most of the detective-kind of books are really heavy to read (that's my opinion) but this one isn't. It isn't that hard to read it and you sure can follow at the end, because it's that good written. Once you're almost at the revelation, you'll say: oooooh, now I get it ! That's what happened to me :)

The book is a real succes. It has been published in the spring last year, and they're already making a movie ! Unfortunately, I can't tell you who's playing in it :( but I really want to see it, who's with me ?

Wednesday, March 7


Hello guys,

time for something different, but not that different :) you know I give reviews about books and that will not change, but maybe you're writing one yourself or you know somebody who's writing a book ? It would be an honor to read a little piece of it and comment it. Don't be afraid, I won't break it down. I'll just give some points where you have to work on, but I'll give 3 good comments for every 'wrong' comment. It's not wrong I'm looking for, just something you have to work on.

A couple of years I wanted to do this. Reviewing, commenting. I tried to write a book myself, but that didn't work out that well, so I thought: why not helping other people to write one ? So, if you or a person you know are writing a book, please send it to me in an e-mail at (it's .be because the first was hacked as you can read in !Warning!) I'll read it as quick as I can and I will send it back to you as soon as possible with comments. I swear, no one else will read it !

See you soon !

Wednesday, February 29


Hello guys,

as you can see above this post between my pages, I have a Tumblr-account (maybe check it out ;). I wanted to ask you: do you know any authors who have an account on it ? So I can stay in touch with them and inform the others too :) Just asking !

See you soon !

Sunday, February 26

Voor Claire by Frauke Joossen

Hello guys,

time for a new book. This book is very emotional, something you don't see everyday. This book is unique, there's no other story like this.

Pages: 312
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Halewyck
Rating: 8.5/10

This book is not a normal one you read everyday. It's about a family who lost a daughter, a sister, a best friend. In the book, you can read three stories. There are chapters, but you don't have to read them in order. This book tells the story of a triplet, and two of the children have mucosal. Claire died of it, her sister is still alive, but knows that this could also happen to her. This story learned me that, even if you're sick, you still can enjoy live. The story tells us that the girl was still smiling the day before she died. You have to be happy with what you have, just like she did. Smile, even when you are in deep trouble. I bought this book because I thought it would be interesting to know what happened, and how the others dealt with it. It was much more than that. It was so heavy, but yet easy to read. It's hard to explain actually. You're pulled in this story, but it's a book where you don't have a good feeling of afterwards.

Deep lesson of the week. The writer did a very good job, but it was hard for me to read, many aspects were very emotional. I think it wasn't easy for the journalist to write these stories down, and even harder to listen to them. Prepare yourself if you read this book, because it's going to be quite a ride.

You may have noticed that I didn't use smileys and used short sentences in this review. That's because this is serious. This was the most thrilling book I ever read. I have a deep respect for these people, and I don't think that will change. Maybe there's a book that's even more thrilling than this one. Send me an e-mail with the title and author in it and I'll read it, give my opinion and a rating, it will appear here on my blog.

Wednesday, February 15

Pages and publisher

Hello guys,

You noticed that I give the pages and the publisher of the book I review.I don't doubt that you have an other number or publisher. It's normal, it depends on the country you live in and in which language you read the book. At home, I have some books in Dutch which my father has in English and those two things are different. So if I say that the book has, for example 430, it could be and probably will be an other number for you.

Just to clear things up. I don't want you to be disappointed when you read a review of mine and see it has 100 pages, you buy the book and you are surprised that it has 250 pages. I'm thinking of you ;)

See you soon !

Sunday, February 12

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Hello guys,

time for a new book review ! Better hold on, because it's going to be magical ;)

Pages: 547
Publisher: De Standaard Harmonie
Rating: 8/10

Yes, Harry Potter. I think that everybody knows him. Probably everybody has seen the movies, I don't doubt it. But did they read the books ? Now, you'll probably say: why would you read the book if you already saw the movie, it's the same, right ? I have to answer that with a big fat NO. If you see the movie, you can't use your own imagination. All has been visualized. And if you saw the movie before you read the book, you 'imagine' the actor doing all the things and not your own creation. Charlotte has waited until she read all the books, and then she watched the movies. Respect !

Ok, the lesson of the day. There are several things where I can think of. Be the better person, always do good, trust your friends and be a good one yourself, etc. Give me your lesson what you have learned in these seven (not eight, those are the movies!) books.

Now, the reason that I gave you the cover of the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is because this book is my favorite. It's the most exciting book, there happens a lot in it, and the movie is the best one. Yes, I saw the movie but again, I read the book first as you can read in the post Books that have been filmed. I  read the books in Dutch, but I'm planning to read them in English ofcourse.

Ofcourse, and I mentioned it before, it has been filmed. Starring Daniel  Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. There will be a new poll on the right, called 'Which book do you like the most'. Please vote, it's nice when I see that there are some persons who voted for it :)

I probably post something on Sunday (not a book review ofcourse), so it would be nice if you joined me again :) see you soon !