Last week, the same week as International Book Day, started the ‘Boekenweek’ a whole week in The Netherlands dedicated to books and reading. It starts with a ball for Netherlands’ best writers and other important people (NOTE: This is the most important party of the year and people actually try to crash this party without an invitation, hard to accomplish but apparently worth trying) and if you buy a Dutch book, you get that years’ book week gift: a book, written by an important Dutch writer which you can read, but also use to travel by train for free on a certain day.
Because I love books, stories and reading, I love this week. Suddenly it’s cool to be a book worm and sometimes you can get a discount at the local book shop. So this is why I write a review of my favourite book at this moment: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999).
The last few weeks were one big pile of papers, blog posts and many, many writer’s blocks. Because I’ve had a deadline for school about twice a week for almost a month and I still wanted to create content here, I had to find a way to get over my writer’s block fast. But fortunately for you, it gave me the inspiration to write a post with mytips and tricks to get over a writer’s block. NOTE: this is my way to get over it, but there a many different ways to cope with this. So feel free to try something different.
According to the stereotype movie fandoms are weird and die hard fans are weird people who want to look, walk and talk like their favourite movie character. I have to admit I’m a bit of a fangirl. I know most of the Disney songs from heart, if I see the cinema version of ‘The Lord of The Rings’ I miss the scenes from the extended version, read all of the Harry Potter books (and remembered them). And somehow, I like ‘Star Wars’ while I only saw the three prequel movies. I know, it’s a shame and I’ll try to better my life and watch the only three Star Wars movies worth watching. But actually, I act quite normal and I can talk about other stuff too.
There are two things in life I can’t live without: movies and music. So today I combine them into my life’s soundtrack. It’s a random number (just the number of songs I could com up with) in a random order. So listen and enjoy!
Ik zou een woord willen spreken
Dat rechtop staat als mens die mij aankijkt en zegt
Ik ben jouw zuiverste zelf. Ken je mij- Trijntje Oosterhuis
I could write down the standard version and tell the story of a Dutch college student who wants to become a journalist, but that’s only one part of who I am. It keeps out too much of other things who are me too. On the other hand, to be able to describe everything, this would become a book instead of a blog and that wasn’t the assignment. But if it was a book, this would be on the back cover.