Hiatus Announcement + Some Questions in the Sunshine Blogger Award!

I think I mentioned this once before, but I will be taking a mini-hiatus very soon. Probably from Sunday on until next week Sunday.  I will post on this Saturday and probably also on Sunday this week but after that, I’m gone! I’ll be going on short vacation and I am so busy with school that I am unable to write posts ahead of time, also, that would be super stressful so I’m not doing that to myself. I will probably return with a post on October 24th.

Anyway, now that we got that over with, today I wanted to do a tag! I suck at doing tags on time because I always end up with a long long list of tags I was tagged in and never get around to do them. This is the Sunshine Blogger Award and I was nominated by the wonderful Laura Noakes (who is absolutely lovely and you should definitely check out her blog!). Thank you, Laura!

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Sunshine Blogger Award

I again need to catch up, I feel like I’m falling behind all the time. I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award multiple times, so I’ll just do all of them in one post. Be aware this post is going to be long!

Story time! I’ve had a headache all weekend and this morning I was determined to go to school anyway, so I woke up, got my stuff and went to the bus stop. The bus stop is basically ten meters from my front door, which is awesome. I was running a bit late and waited at the stop, and then everything turned black. I sort of shuffled to the bench because I thought I was going to collapse right there if I didn’t. I couldn’t see a single thing for a few minutes and my ears were ringing and I heard the bus coming, but I couldn’t see it. And I needed to catch the bus or I’ll miss my train and therefore my meeting. But I couldn’t get up! So the bus drove on and I sat there. After a few minutes of heavy breathing and panic, my eye sight returned and I went home. So now I’m just in bed all day, with a fever and a headache… So that’s how my week started and the ending of this story (hopefully it’ll end with a happily ever after).

I was nominated by Lu from Girl Who Reads, thank you so much and check out her blog!

  1. Summer or Winter?

Can I choose both? I love every season.

  1. Tea or coffee?


  1. What’s your current read, and you thoughts?

I’m listening to the audiobook of The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson, which is almost over, only one more hour.. I love this series and I love Lia and the other characters.

  1. Your favourite post this month?

I wrote so many posts this month… I think one of my favourites is the Recipe of Me Tag, which is created by Trisha.

  1. 5 of your blogger friends? Tag them!

Sorry I am not going to answer this question. I consider a lot of people here my friends and I won’t choose between them.

  1. Sweet or savoury? Does it change between the seasons?

Both and it depends on the time of day haha, I love sweet things in the afternoon but salty things at night.

  1. Favourite warm drink at the moment?

Hot chocolate (always)!

  1. Hardback or paperback? Or no real preference?

I am growing to love paperbacks, I don’t really see the advantage of hardbacks. But I love e-books too!

  1. A favourite pastime?

Reading & writing? Not that hard to guess.

  1. What’s the weather like at the moment?

I have no clue, I am in bed with the curtains closed, I’ve been outside for like five minutes but I didn’t see much haha (not funny though, it was really scary)

  1. DNF’ed books this year?

Not that I can think of…

I was nominated by Maya from Book Dragon 1017, thank you! Check out her blog!!

  1. What is one quote you try to live by?

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

  1. What is one thing you can’t live without?

My laptop (that does sound horrible, doesn’t it?), I need it to blog and do homework. This would probably also be the first thing I pick up if there ever were a fire in my house. Which reminds me, I really need to create a back-up!

  1. What motivates you?

I motivate myself, I’m quite the perfectionist and am pretty much always able to make myself do things even if I don’t like them.

  1. Choose a fictional character to be your best friend for life.

Uhhhhhhhh, how to choose? I think I’d go with Zuzana from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, because she is so funny and sweet and is always able to lighten the mood.

  1. Do you have any unusual obsessions or habits?

Not that I can think of…

  1. Did you ever have an invisible friend?

No, I never had an invisible friend.

  1. Pick one fictional monster you’d want as a pet.

I want the flying things from the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, I don’t know how they’re called… Stormhunters or something? They’re majestic gigantic flying creatures.

  1. If you took over the world, who would you kill first and why?

Kill? I won’t kill anyone. If I rule the world does that mean I can throw Trump in jail?

  1. The world is about to end, what is the last thing you’d do if you had the chance?

Pff… Hard question!! I have no clue, hug my friends or something?

  1. What do you notice first in people you meet?

Their appearance, not just looks but their ways and whether they appear nice or something..

  1. What is your favourite post you’ve done on your blog?

You ask hard questions! I just scrolled through pretty much all my posts, but I have no idea. Sorry.

I was tagged another time by Lu from Girl Who Reads haha, thanks again 😛

  1. Who are you best blogging buddies? Give them a tag.

Again, how am I supposed to choose between all these wonderful people? I’ll tag *some* people that I think are awesome:  Debbie, Lu, Tanya, Jasmine, Azia, Hannah, Eve, Lia, Klara and you, whoever is reading this!

  1. What is your favourite winter drink?

Hot chocolate!

  1. A typical weekend routine?

I love spending my weekend sleeping in, reading books and watching tv-shows, but sadly that is often not something I can do. My typical weekend is pretty lame, during the day I do homework and blog, and at evenings I watch tv with my family.

  1. Sleep in or wake early?

Sleep in.

  1. A walk through the woods or through a park?

Woods, I think. I barely ever go to the woods but usually it’s really pretty.

  1. Thoughts on candles?? (How many per room? Or no candles at all?)

I don’t really have an opinion on candles..

  1. E-books or physical books?

Both, I prefer physical books slightly, but both have their advantages.

  1. Buy or borrow a book? (borrow= from a friend or the library)


  1. Favourite winter meal?

Same as in the rest of the year, pasta!

  1. Lots of bright colours or sophisticated black and white?

Colours, but not too bright.

  1. Favourite genre/s?

Fantasy and contemporary YA fiction

I was nominated by Laylah from I’m Booked by Books, thank you! I promise this will be the last one haha, this post is getting incredibly long.

  1. What is your dream job and why?

Right now, I would love to do something with ergonomics / human factors, which is (according to wikipedia) the practice of designing products, systems, or processes to take proper account of the interaction between them and the people who use them. Basically you design or redesign products so they fit the human’s needs and capabilities.

2.What is your favorite band?

Kodaline (second place for Bastille)

3.Whats the most beautiful place you have ever seen?

Bryce Canyon, that place takes your breath away.

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4.What do you dream your life will be like 10 years from now?

I don’t plan that far ahead haha, I hope I’m happy, with a job, I don’t know about family.

5.If you had to leave your home where would you move?

Somewhere else in my university’s city

6.If you owned a boat what would you call it?

I don’t think I will ever own a boat, but I guess I’ll call it after some greek goddess or a disney/book character.

7.What is your favorite part of thanksgiving dinner?

We don’t celebrate thanksgiving in Holland.

8.What book character would you like to trade places with and why?

None, is there any book character that doesn’t have bad things happening to them?

9.What is your favorite movie based off of a book?

Pride & Prejudice (2005), I still need to go watch all the other adaptations!

10.If you could rename yourself what name would you choose?

Funny story, when I was young and I was mad at my brother and sister, I used to pretend I had a different name and I didn’t know them. I don’t recall what name it was. I like my own name, but I think if I had to choose a name, it would be Olivia. I’ve always loved that name, and you can shorten it to Olive or Liv.

11.If you could speak any language fluently what language would you pick?

French or Spanish. I’ve always wanted to become fluent in French but I suck at French.

If you’ve gotten this far, congratulations and thank you for reading! Sorry for the incredibly long post. I wont be nominating anyone because my head is pounding again, sorry, I hope you forgive me 🙂

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2 & #3


I was nominated twice(!) for the Sunshine Blogger Award, by Sarah from Little Reader and by Alyssa from Rants, Raves and Rambles. Thank you both!!

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The rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer eleven questions sent by the nominee
  • Nominate eleven new blogs
  • Write eleven new questions
  • List the rules

Sarah’s questions

  1. What brings you into a better mood when you’ve had a down day?

Reading a good book, watching a movie or just talking to a friend.

  1. What’s an ideal weekend for you?

One with no homework, with lots of blogging, reading and relaxing. Oh and maybe meeting friends.

  1. What are you most thankful for?

For the opportunities I’m given and that I don’t have to fight for my rights.

  1. What is your idea of a perfect holiday?

Doing a road trip with a group through a country or multiple countries, in which we see a lot of beautiful things and I get to know new people. Or going camping with my friends at sea, that’s just lovely.

  1. What’s on your bucket list for 2017?

I don’t know… oh wait I really want to participate in NaNoWriMo next year since I wasn’t able to do so this year.

  1. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?

I don’t really do crazy things… I really don’t know.

  1. Do you consider yourself to be confident?

Semi-confident? Like I’m not super confident but I have grown a lot over the years. When I was young, I was so not-confident, I was almost literally a mouse.

  1. If you could bring one celebrity back from the dead who would you bring back?

I really don’t know. What I would love to see is Arthur Conan Doyle’s response to how popular Sherlock Holmes is these days.

  1. Who do you miss the most right now?

No-one really.

  1. If you could live in a TV show or Movie which one would you live in?

Since in most TV shows I watch people die (a lot) I don’t think I would want to live in one of them. The chances of being killed by either an alien, monster, supernatural being, or anything, are huge. I would probably be death within a day. I really can’t think of anything, do I not watch any happy series or movies???

  1. What is your spirit animal?

I think I did a test once that said my spirit animal is an owl.

Alyssa’s Questions

  1. Whats your most embarrassing memory?

I do a lot of embarrassing stuff but I really can’t think of anything major.

  1. Coffee or Tea?


  1. What would you do if you could be invisible for one whole day?

Sneak on a plane and get away.

  1. Do you have an annoying catchphrase?

I hope not, if so please tell me.

  1. What is your biggest regret in life so far?

This was the first thing that popped in my head: that I didn’t read Harry Potter when I was young. But that’s probably not my biggest regret…

  1. What television show do you plan your day around in order to see it live? (Don’t lie i know you all have one)

I don’t watch tv, I watch all my series online, so I don’t have to plan my day around it. But… If I have to name one I would probably plan my day around, it would be Supernatural, or Class since I am getting addicted to that one right now. I NEED MORE.

  1. If your life was a movie, which actor would play you?

I hope Kiera Knightly because she’s awesome.

  1. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be and why?

Teleportation, that would save so much time. Or the ability to slow and speed up time.

  1. If you inherited or won a million pounds, what would you do with it?

Buy myself all the books I want and give everybody free books. Also I would save money and give some to charity.

  1. Of all your pet-peeves, which is the weirdest?

It’s not really weird I think but I don’t like it when people start acting differently around different people. I don’t know if they notice it, but you can really see that they behave just a little more happy, funny or sassy. A friend of mine does that a lot a lot when she sees her old high school friends, then suddenly everything, even sad stories, turn into something that’s very light and funny. I don’t get that.

  1. What’s your favorite joke? (the cheesier the better)

Psych joke: Why is Pavlov’s hair so soft? Classical conditioning. Hahahah okay, no-one probably gets this.

I’m not going create questions and nominate people because I’ve done this award already and I’m too lazy to tag people…Thank you guys for reading!

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

I was nominated by Romana @ abooknerd13 for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you!! Afbeeldingsresultaat voor sunshine blogger award

The rules are: answer the 11 questions from the nominator, nominate 11 blogs and ask them 11 questions.

The questions & answers:

  • How do you decide what to read next?

I usually have a TBR list but I pick the book I most feel like reading. Recently I’ve been started to read ARCs so I try to read them first.

  • Do you prefer lazy summer afternoons reading in the sun, or rainy autumn evenings with a cozy blanket and a book?

Hard question. I love both, but I think I’m going to go with autumn evenings because I really feel like reading when it rains with a cup of hot choco right now. I read more in summer though.

  • If you were to write a book, what would it be about?

I had this cool idea a while ago about a girl that lives in a world were everybody has their last words (as in the final words you say before you die) tattooed on their arm. I had the plot of the first chapter all figured out in my head, but I never wrote it down. So it probably be about that.

  • Do you collect anything?

I used to collect little figurines but not anymore. But beside that I collect quotes and books.

  • How often do you go to the book store?

Very rarely. It’s just that there’s only one decent bookstore in my hometown and if I go there I spend at least half an hour inside, and end up not buying anything because it’s too expensive.

  • Do you prefer reading books in a series as they come out, or wait to read them all at once?

I am still figuring this out. I don’t know. Usually I only find out about an amazing series once at least two books are already out. But having to wait for the next book is so annoying! Usually I buy the books one by one, unless I can buy them all together for little money.

  • What is a book that had a powerful impact on you?

I can’t think of anything right now.

  • What genre do you read most of?

YA fantasy, but I also read some classics, (adult) fiction, sci-fi etc.

  1. Do your friends/ family know about your blog?


  • How do you organise your bookshelves?

On genre, and then I used to do it alphabetically within the genres but it’s a mess right now. So it’s just random.

  • Marvel or DC?

I feel bad that I really had to look up which superheroes belonged to which, but I don’t read comics or watch a lot of movies. But I picked DC because Supergirl and The Flash are from DC so, yeah, those are the only ones I know and like..

My 11 questions are:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Do you have a favourite book and what is it?
  3. What superpower would you want to have?
  4. If you were a type of fruit what would you be?
  5. What is on the top of your bucket list?
  6. What’s your favourite quote?
  7. What’s the last movie you saw and loved?
  8. Are you an introvert, ambivert or extravert?
  9. Where do you buy your books?
  10. What’s the scariest thing in the world (in your eyes)?
  11. Do you have a secret talent?

And I nominate:

Debbie @ Debbie’s Library
Tanya @ Scribbled Dreams
Rebecca @ Staying Up Till Morning
Eve @ Twist In The Taile
Cheyenne @ Cheyenne Raphael Writes
Ranuka @ Past Bedtime Blog
Allie @ The Wondrous Life Of Allie M
Alyssa @ Rants Raves and Rambles
ElizaBelle @ Elizabelleblog
Maria @ My Parisian Bookshelf

I’ve tried to nominate only blogs that did not get this award before, but if you did it before feel free to do it again (or not, whatever you want). Also please check out the nominees’ blogs because they’re awesome 🙂