Fae Friday: all the sparkles!

Finally time for another Fae Friday post! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. It’s been a weird month. Anyway, this week’s prompt is all about sparkles! Far Friday is a weekly tag hosted by Caffeinated Fae. You can find all the prompts on her page! Like I said, this week’s prompt is sparkles. Faeries are always portrayed to be obsessed with sparkles and shiny things, so the question is: what’s a book with such a beautiful cover you couldn’t stop staring at it? Well, I might have a few… The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon…

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Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Review time! I just finished reading the Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, and honestly this book was so fun. I need more people to read it! The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers is one of those books that does not have a big plot, but is more driven by its characters. The blurb on the back makes it seem like the story is centered around Rosemary, but in the end every character in the book is important. So a little more about the setting. Rosemary takes on a job as a clerk on…

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A Life Update: After the Move

Time for another life update! A good while ago I posted a life update in which I announced I would be moving back to the Netherlands by myself to pursue grad school. Well, I’m here now and I’ve got things to say. By now it’s almost been a month since I left the United States, almost two since posting my first life update! It’s crazy that time seems to go so slow and yet so fast at the same time. I actually always feel like as soon as you’ve survived January, the months fly by. Thank god for that too,…

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Dutch things that are kinda weird

I’m sure you’ve seen them… Articles where foreigners explain what American concepts they find weird. Prices excluding tax, gaps between bathroom stalls, et cetera. In the end, I believe every country has its quirks, so this post is about weird things I’ve noticed in the Netherlands! When you’ve lived in one country your whole life, you’re used to the concepts that “outsiders” might find strange. I myself am no exception. Having lived most of my life in the Netherlands, there are a lot of typical Dutch things I do not think twice about. But these things might be weird for…

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Theme Thursday: five favorite fantasy creatures

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Theme Thursday. I actually have a bunch of Theme Thursday ideas written down, but for some reason I never write the actual post! This post is about, you guessed it, my five favorite fantasy creatures. Merpeople I love a good story that involves mermaids or sirens. And no, I will not ever get sick of The Little Mermaid retellings. My favorite books so far that include these fantasy creatures are To Kill a Kingdom, Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen. And I also love the merpeople in…

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