Sunday, 17 February 2019

Sunday Post #52


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 


Life

Not much but work happened and dealing with the aftermath of what happened last week. I will receive some support tomorrow as someone will come visit my lesson but it will add extra stress because they will be evaluating me as well.


Blog and books

Currently reading Giant Days volume 6 and really enjoying it, although I don't have much time to read.



Movies and TV Shows


I adored Love 020 and started watching another Chinese drama on Youtube, Boss and Me, it's a lot slower, not sure if it will grab my attention until the end but we will see!

I still feel a little down over what happened last week. Any recommendations on how to lift my spirits are welcome!


What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Sunday Post #51


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life

Life wasn't great this week. I found out I have to teach earlier on Tuesdays but I only get home around 11:30 p. m. from my Spanish teaching class on Monday, so I will always have less than 6 hours of sleep on Tuesdays. Not looking forward to that.

Also, an incident happened on Tuesday last week. I'm not going to go into too much detail but it ended in two pupils calling me names ("cancer whore" among others). This resulted in four pupils getting suspended immediately after my lesson. Safe to say, this wasn't a great day. I still feel a little shocked this happened.

Blog and books

Due to the incident, I didn't actually do much but I did read the first volume of Deadly Class this weekend!




Movies and TV Shows


I started watching the Chinese drama Love 020 this week and I'm really enjoying it. It's about two people who meet as characters in a computer game and later in the real world. I love the game elements and the cast of characters is very intriguing. I still need to watch the final four episodes and I'm so ready for it!


What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Sunday Post #50


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life

Nothing but work happened this week. But on the bright side, next Friday is a day off for everyone at school and I am so happy about that! Hopefully, I will be able to read a little during that weekend!

We had some snow this week which made it a little bit more uncomfortable to go to work (since I have to at least take two trains and a bicycle every day to get to school).

Blog and books

Haven't read anything this week and didn't have time to work on my blog. But this is my 50th Sunday Post! I started doing these last year and I always try to make time for this. It allows me to talk about various things that might not have been included in other posts.

Movies and TV Shows



I did watch a lot of Korean dramas, lately when I feel stressed out I watch a kdrama. It helps keeping my mind of things. I watched a couple of episodes of Radiant Office, Shopping King Louie, Marriage Not Dating and Uncontrollably Fond last week. I also watched two episodes of the new Netflix show Siempre Bruja. I like that they create shows in Spanish. 



What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Sunday Post #49


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life

I've been ill this week, sore throat and bronchitis, so had to stay at home the entire week. Did not enjoy that. Now I'm feeling anxious to start work tomorrow, mainly because it such an exhausting day, I have to teach 8 hours of Dutch and in the evening 3 hours of Spanish plus I will have to be on trains for about three hours. Getting up in the morning around 5:40 a.m. and only getting home around 11:30 p.m. So, not looking forward to that. 


Blog and books

I didn't read anything this week, was too exhausted to concentrate on reading :(
I did post a Can't Wait Wednesday post and a Stacking the Shelves post this week!
Will catch up on comments later, I just didn't feel up to it.


Movies and TV Shows



What I did do this week was watching a lot of Korean dramas! I found a new favourite. Are You Human Too? is such an incredible show! It's about a robot who has to step in the shoes of his human counterpart so no one realises the human is in a coma. I highly recommend this show! It was the best! I'm still obsessed with it!

I also started watching When Stars Land, haven't finished it yet but I'm somehow not as gripped by that show as other kdramas have in the past. That's why I started watching Uncontrollably Fond yesterday and I'm really enjoying it!




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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Stacking the Shelves: Christmas and New Year's Eve Book Haul



Stacking the Shelves is a meme co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews (the image above belongs to these blogs too). Each week bloggers share the books they got.

On New Year's Eve we exchange most of our presents. I did get one book on Christmas Eve, Michelle Obama's biography but sadly it was in Dutch (I hate reading translated books in Dutch) so I just let my mom have it instead. 

And I also received three Secret Santa books, two from my wonderful Broke and Bookish Secret Santa and one from my bestie!

1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 

2. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami


3. The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill 


I got this gorgeous hardcover at my friends Secret Santa party which was a lot of fun!

Here are the books I got on New Year's Eve from my family along with Exploding Kittens:

4. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah


5. Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson 


I'm really excited to read all of these! Thank you everyone for getting me these lovely gifts!

Which books did you recently get? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday: Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Award-winning author Sonali Dev launches a new series about the Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, who have built their lives in San Francisco...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep.

Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules:

·       Never trust an outsider

·       Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations

·       And never, ever, defy your family

Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes.

Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life.

As the two clash, their assumptions crumble like the spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. But before a future can be savored there’s a past to be reckoned with...

A family trying to build home in a new land.

A man who has never felt at home anywhere.


And a choice to be made between the two.


-- Goodreads.com description -- 

As you might know, I want to try and read more diverse books. I love Pride and Prejudice retellings, so this is exactly my type of book! It also doesn't hurt that the cover is absolutely gorgeous!

Have you read this book or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sunday Post #48


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life

I've been ill this weekend, terrible throat ache and headaches. I hope to get better soon! Last week has been stressful but I do enjoy teaching, even if it's Dutch.


Blog and books

I read a chapter of Artificial Condition and I posted a Cant' Wait Wednesday post. I didn't have the time to do much else.


Movies and TV Shows


I watched Pinocchio last week a Korean drama about becoming a reporter and what being a reporter actually means. I also started watching Doctors and Good Morning Call.




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