It was the year 2008, my daughter was at the sweet age of 16 and we were desperately awaiting the release of the final book in the Twilight saga: Breaking Dawn. For three years we had been living and breathing the adventures of Bella Swan and the Cullen family through the books of Stephenie Meyer. The release of Breaking Dawn meant an end to an era for us. Not unlike what happened with the release of the final Harry Potter book in 2007. And just like with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we ordered two copies of the book, so we didn’t have to wait for the other one to finish. Continue reading
A reaction below one of my running articles brought a new adventure into my playing field. “If you’re interested in running a marathon and being able to shop the next day in NY, try Sportrusten.nl! ” was the advise of Kitty Kilian** I was forced into a running break ( more about that here!). And if you can’t run, you’ll find your comfort in the best next thing: you read about running. And that’s how I found out about the Running revolution. It is a book about running a marathon, but the schedule never exceeds 14k. How is that even possible? Continue reading
I like to read. As much as I can. Online, paper, books, blogs, magazines. My Kindle is almost burnt out right now. I can honestly say that reading is important to me. Books, well written books, will introduce you to a whole new world. They will bring you in contact with people you wouldn’t have got to know otherwise. You live with them, love them, breath with them. If lucky, you sleep with them. You’re sad if they die – Dobby anyone?. Continue reading
Al een paar jaar zie ik hem langskomen in december: The Elf on the shelf. Met dank aan mijn internationale vriendengroep is er in de aanloop naar kerst geen ontkomen aan: mijn tijdlijn op Facebook en mijn boards op Pinterest worden overspoeld met foto’s van de beroemde elf. Ik vind hem zelf nogal creepy, om eerlijk te zijn, dat is een van de redenen dat ik er meestal voorbij surf en er weinig aandacht aan schenk. Maar wat blijkt?
The Elf on the Shelf is een kinderboek! Dat meen je niet? Dat enge poppetje met dat goedkope rode pakje en die enge ogen die ik in de meest ongemakkelijke houdingen tegenkom op internet, is een kinderspeeltje? Continue reading
Felicia Who? Well, you know, that actrice/writer/director/producer that still looks like a 16 year old girl. And no, she is NOT my hero, because she looks like a 16 year old. That could only make me jealous. No, she is my hero, because she does what she likes. And thrives on it. She is successful with it. A creative genius, that’s what she is. It can be a small role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is or a lead in Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog. Or she can be writing, producing AND directing an internet series. (If you never watched you should watch The Guild!).
Really everything she does is a success. Or makes her famous, if only situational. But if she makes it looks easy, that doesn’t mean it IS easy. And that is what she lets us know with her latest project. A book. You’re never weird on the internet (almost). It’s a biography. Real life memoires. Continue reading