My Love of Books

A book

is like a movie in 4D

put on hold,

waiting patiently

at the back of your mind.


devouring pages
my thoughts are lost in a dream
the hours pass by

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit


no sleep

without words

to clear my mind


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Posted in Books, Inspiration, Movies

The future of publishing

My sincere apologies. I don’t usually post twice a day, but this video was sent to me by a friend – thank you, Saskia! – and I just have to share it with you all.

Now don’t despair. Trust me and watch until the end…

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Lack of space, but…

   Six Word Saturday:


… there are never too many books!

My bookcase is bursting. One of these days there will be an explosion, showering my living room with shreds of paper. So I took the plants outside for the summer and redecorated the windowsill with books. To relieve the plagued bookkeeper. A bit. And there are still stacks in front of it. Plus to the side. 😉

I love books. I want books. I need books.

Happy reading weekend!


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Glorious Work-Less Weekend…?

It is weekend: long days of laziness, freedom and oceans of time… hehehe if only. So please let me rephrase that into: two days of unpaid work. With a bit of time in between. But don’t worry, I might be exaggerating!

My plans for today were simple:

  • lazy morning
  • shower
  • get dressed
  • have breakfast
  • fill in taxes over 2010
  • clean windows
  • go to supermarket
  • make supper
  • wait for Vman to come back.

That should not be too difficult right? Well, so far I have managed to finish the first four, but then I:

  • finished my ebook: Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella – delightful chicklit!
  • made bread
  • started a new Dutch blog called ‘Boekaholic’ – more on that in the future
  • wrote the first draft of my university column
  • vacuum cleaned the upper landing, bathroom and bedroom

And now it is 3pm and I don’t feel like doing all the stuff I had planned for today.

Guess it is pep talk time!

Come on Mar, stop talking, start ACTING!!

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What are your plans for the weekend? And how is it so far?