Author: Bee

Review: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Posted April 13, 2018 by Bee / 4 Comments
Review: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Okay so this is going to be a kind of unpopular opinion but I wasn’t blown away by Obsidio. It’s a solid finale, don’t get me wrong, but this series deserved better to me. I won’t make this review very long because there are so many of them out there already and I want to keep it spoiler free for the whole series in case you haven’t started it yet. (Which you should, just FYI.) First off, I did still enjoy this! It was a good book. Just… not at the level I was expecting it to be. Illuminae blew my mind when I first read it and when Gemina came out and it was almost just as awesome, I […]

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Bee @ The Movies: Ready Player One

Posted April 3, 2018 by Bee / 18 Comments
Bee @ The Movies: Ready Player One

The moment I read this book, I knew that this would make an awesome movie. How could it not with all the pop culture references and nostalgia! And when I heard it was going to be a movie with Steven Spielberg attached to direct and produce it, my excitement knew no bounds. I mean, what more can a booknerd ask for really? So last week I went to see this movie at the theatre with my best friend (an equally big fan of the book) and here’s what I thought. About   the Movie Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger Screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline Music by […]

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Blog Tour: The Window by Amelia Brunskill

Posted March 30, 2018 by Bee / 7 Comments
Blog Tour: The Window by Amelia Brunskill

Hello lovelies! Today I’m hosting the tour for The Window by Amelia Brunskill, in which I’m giving you my thoughts on the book as well as an awesome giveaway! About the Book Bee’s Thoughts I’m not sure what to think anymore right now. Not sure how to write this review in a coherent way. Upon finishing The Window, my mind is all over the place. My thoughts scrambled. And while I do have some things that irked me about this book, I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Honestly, more than I thought I would before picking it up. And I’m not sure where to go from here. The Window tells the story of Jess Cutter, who just lost her […]

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I Love These Books That Take Place In Foreign Countries!

Posted March 27, 2018 by Bee / 49 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  I love discovering and falling in love with new countries and cultures through books! That moment where an author perfectly captures the beauty of the country their story is set in, is pure magic. So today I’m going to share some of my favorite books that are set in another country than my own. Though technically ever book set in the USA is a book set in another country for me since I’m from Belgium, I’ll just choose one book set in the USA and keep the rest out of the list because there wouldn’t be much variety in it otherwise. Also I have to note that […]

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The Pro’s & Con’s of Being a Mood Reader

Posted March 23, 2018 by Bee / 24 Comments
The Pro’s & Con’s of Being a Mood Reader

It’s a well-established fact that there are two different types of readers. You have the organized reader that pick their next read according to priority (ARC release dates, blog tours, etc) and the mood reader. I like to think I’ve found the golden road between the two of them, but mostly I’m part of that second group. I choose my next book according to my mood. BUT I will always try to pick an ARC or review copy that fits in that mood first because those have priority. A mood reader often binges the same genre for a while because they’re in the mood for it and they won’t even look at other genres when that happens. Of course, this […]

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Do People Actually Read Reviews?

Posted March 20, 2018 by Bee / 55 Comments

Today’s topic is a question many of us have asked ourselves ever since we started blogging about books. It’s something we worry about and maybe even lose sleep over. The answer could either motivate us to read even more books and share our opinion until eternity, shouting it into the void. Or it could rob us of all that motivation and stomp us straight into a life-sucking slump. Do people actually read reviews? The truth is… I don’t know for sure. I can’t give you a straight answer and be 100% sure I’m right about it. And I think to know if people actually read reviews, we have to look at why we write them in the first place. We […]

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Review: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter To The World by Ashley Herring Blake

Posted March 16, 2018 by Bee / 8 Comments
Review: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter To The World by Ashley Herring Blake

This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure about it when I picked it up because I didn’t fully enjoy the author’s book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I’m glad I gave her a second chance. Because IVY ABERDEEN’S LETTER TO THE WORLD is a gorgeous, honest and genuine book that made my heart very, very happy.  The book grabbed me right from the first page, where it set the perfect tone and captured the atmosphere of the storm flawlessly. Along with the chaos and panic that followed it. And the heartbreak after that. I could never imagine going through a loss like that. Losing everything […]

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Bee @ The Movies: Black Panther

Posted March 13, 2018 by Bee / 10 Comments

Hey there guys! Today I’m going to talk about a movie I saw this past weekend. I know it’s not exactly bookish, but the movie IS based on comic books so it kind of counts, right? Right. I just have to talk about this movie for a bit because it had a great impact on me and so many other people around the world. That movie is – you guessed – BLACK PANTHER, the newest edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First a bit about the movie: BLACK PANTHER Directed by Ryan Coogler Produced by Kevin Feige Released on February 16, 2018 (US) Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong’O, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya and more… T’Challa, […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (25)

Posted March 10, 2018 by Bee / 37 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Madalyn: Whew, what a busy week! Last Saturday, my choirs had the big Beethoven and Mozart concert we had been working toward since last fall, and it went really, really well. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to sing the Mozart C-minor “Great” Mass again, so I really tried power through the exhaustion of performance week and just enjoy singing some of the most beautiful music ever written. (If you’re interested, the concert was livestreamed and archived and you can listen here. Mozart starts at 39:00.) This week was also midterms for me, but […]

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On How My Priorities in Blogging Have Changed

Posted March 9, 2018 by Bee / 15 Comments

Some of you may have noticed I wasn’t around much for a while in the last few months. I’ve been on a blogging vacation/hiatus for way too long whilst looking for my mojo in all things books. Because it was gone for a long time. I didn’t read anymore, didn’t blog and certainly didn’t write. My well of inspiration was empty and thus I was pretty much useless to my co-bloggers. So I took a step back and it was probably the best decision I could’ve made because now I’m back and I have fun blogging again. It doesn’t feel like a chore anymore. I’m happy to see all those post I wrote in the calendar, ready to be posted. […]

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