Friday memes

It is Friday, which means the blogosphere is on fire with memes!

First, TGIF, hosted by GReads

When You're Not Reading: What occupies your time when your nose isn't stuck in a book?

When I am not reading for fun I'm reading for school or hanging out with friends. I love just having discussions with my friends about the world, especially because my friend group is very diverse. One of them can always be counted on to look at everything from a feminist perspective, which causes hilarious moments when you are discussing a poem such as 'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time' by Gavin Ewart, which is terribly sexist, even if it is meant to be funny. Next to that I spend quite a lot of my time travelling between here (London), the Netherlands and Germany. I love travelling and cannot wait to go to American next April!

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post on 
Freda's Voice.

'But after sod and shingle ceased to flyBehind her, and the heart of her good horseWas nigh to burst with violence of the beatPerforce she stay'd, and overtaken spoke.'

This is a verse from 'Gareth and Lynette', from my copy of 'The Works of Tennyson: Idylls of the King' from 1913. I decided to post a stanza instead of a sentence because in poetry a sentence alone is often to ambiguous. 

Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

It's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for - blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

I am really thankful for all my fellow bloggers who have been so kind to allow me into their community and everyone following my blog: YOU ARE ALL AMAZING. And of course all the authors that trust me with their books and hope for the best. I hope you all enjoy reading my blog!

If you feel like it, check out my review of Hamlet at the Young Vic. It is a brilliant play, but this version had, in my humble opinion, some slip ups!

Do not hesitate to leave behind a link in your comment, I will definitely comment back! 


  1. I'm also thankful for the same things, I like getting comments and knowing someones taken the time to read something I've put up on the blog, here's mine

    New follower

  2. Visiting from the Friday 56. I have a nice fat book of Tennyson sitting on my shelf...that I have yet to read. Very tempting stanza you've picked out!

    Here's my Friday:

  3. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

    Old Follower :)

    If you have a moment, please come and vote on your favorite YA Novel's Character:

  4. Hello, new follower here. Your copy of LOTR looks fantastic! I have a big doorstopper paperback version which has been falling apart for years and is now held together with sellotape! If you'd like to pay me a visit (and perhaps enter my YA fantasy giveaway?)I'm over at:

  5. Happy Thanksgiving!! I love all book bloggers! :D

    Xpresso Reads

  6. I'm so thankful for every book blogger that has helped me. Have a great Thanksgiving.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  7. I think the bloggers are the thing i am most thankful. Nicest people on the internet by far.

    Here's my FF

    New follower.


  8. Here to follow you back :0) Thank you for following me.

    I really like the title of your blog. I'm also thankful for the blogging/reading community here online.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Love the look of your blog:) You are definitely busy with memes on Friday. It must be a little difficult for authors to let go of their work and have others comment on it.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)
    My Follow Friday

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
    I'm a new follower :)

    I'd love to travel more in the future. I hope you have fun when you come visit the US!

  11. i wouldnt mind travelling to your part of the world :) have fun in the US!

  12. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Great Friday memes.

  13. Hopping through. I love traveling too. I want to get back to Europe soon. Where are you planning to go in the US?

  14. Here is mine:


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