Heimwee naar 2008 en twilight met meisjes van vijftig

Midnight Sun takes me back to 2008. And Twilight

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

Review: Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman

Today I received the message that Matthew Norman will be publishing his second novel. Yeah! I received his first novel as an advanced reader copy through American Book Store in Amsterdam. And they published my review in their review section in 2011. Time to dust off that review and publish it here again. Maybe even read Domestic Violets again. In anticipation of his next novel We’re all Damaged. Girls! You all should read Domestic violets. You won’t be disappointed. Continue reading

My hero, Felicia Day

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