Second hand books

Book Haul second hand booksToday I’am doing a book haul, but not a normal one. I am going to show you which books I bought in thrift stores. Now you might think second hand books? Yes, you won’t believe how many books you will find in there. All those lovely books for just a few euros…

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Review: Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

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  • Title: Wuthering Heights
  • Author: Emily Brontë
  • Publishing house: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Genre: English Literature, Coming of age
  • Appreciation: ♥♥♥♥♥

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. 

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Review: Ik geef je de zon – Jandy Nelson

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  • Titel: Ik geef je de zon
  • Auteur: Jandy Nelson
  • Uitgeverij: Blossom Books
  • Pagina’s: 364
  • Taal: Nederlands
  • Genre: Young Adult Literatuur
  • Waardering: ♥♥♥♥♥

Jude en haar tweelingbroer Noah zijn op hun 13e onafscheidelijk, ondanks hun uiteenlopende karakters. Noah is introvert, tekent de hele dag en is in stilte verliefd op de buurjongen, terwijl Jude van de rotsen in zee springt, knalrode lippenstift draagt en genoeg praat voor hen allebei. Maar na een tragische gebeurtenis groeien Noah en Jude steeds meer uit elkaar. Drie jaar later spreken ze elkaar amper nog en lijkt hun band onherstelbaar beschadigd. Dan ontmoet Jude een eigenwijze, vreemde maar knappe jongen, die haar voorstelt aan iemand die haar hele leven (en dat van Noah) opnieuw omgooit.

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Aankondiging – Announcement

Hi lezers,

Helaas hebben jullie het afgelopen halfjaar weinig van mij gehoord. Dit in verband met een awesome stageperiode bij uitgeverij Storm Publishers. Door de drukte kon ik mijn blog niet onderhouden. Mijn stage is nu officieel afgelopen! Jammer, maar dat heeft zo ook zijn voordelen… meer vrije tijd.

Nu ik weer van plan ben om mijn blog weer op te pakken, heb ik ook een paar dingen die ik wil veranderen. Ten eerste, zoals jullie waarschijnlijk merken, schrijf ik in het Nederlands! Mijn blog zal vanaf nu af aan tweetalig zijn. Ik zal recensies in het Engels schrijven, maar ook in het Nederlands. De reden hiervoor is dat ik zowel boeken in het Engels als in het Nederlands lees. Het spreekt voor zich dat de Engelse boeken, een Engelstalige recensie krijgen.

Ten tweede zal ik proberen naast recensies ook andere leuke artikeltjes te plaatsen.

Nou dit was mijn grote aankondiging! Ik zal mijn eerste recensie zo snel mogelijk plaatsen.


Hi Readers,

Unfortunately you didn’t hear a lot of me the past half year. The reason for this you already know… my wonderful internship at a publishing house! Because I was very busy I didn’t get a lot of time to post reviews and other bookish stuff. My internship has come to an end so I fully intent to post reviews again.

As already has come to your attention, the first half is in my own language. From now on my blog will be in two languages: Dutch and English. The Dutch books I read will be reviewed in Dutch, and vice versa for the English books. No worries the articles will be in English and so will be a lot of reviews ;). So keep on following me.

 

Internship at a publishing house

Hi everybody,

So it’s been a while since I posted something and of course there is a reason for that. For my school I needed to do an internship and I decided to do mine at a publishing house: Storm Publishers. I know it is an unfamiliar company for the international reader. First let me explain to you what the mission is of Storm Publishers:

Storm Publishers is a publishing house that has their focus on the Dutch writers. It is hard for a writer in the Netherlands to get their book published. Almost all the books are translated work from the US and UK. Storm gives writers in the Netherlands a chance to get their book published.

What was my job description?

I got to read a lot of manuscripts! Next to reading those manuscripts I got to revise and edit them. Besides that everything evolves around books, books and what a surprise books. So my job description evolves around making a book and the marketing of that book. Who doesn’t want that? When you do your internship at a publishing house you get a look up close of how it works at a publishing house. What does a publisher do, how they criticize manuscripts, what are the best marketing options etc. Next to reading manuscripts, I organized events and got to design promotion materials. And believe me it isn’t work if you really have a passion for books.

If you want to work at a publishing house or you want to work with books I would certainly recommend an internship at a publishing house. You get to learn a lot and you already start building your network.

If you have questions or you want to know more, please feel free to ask me! It was a lovely time and I learned a lot. Now it is time for the next phase in my life; minor International Trade Publishing Books & More.

I will try my best to write more reviews and nice stuff on my blog from now on :).

P.S. I’am the one on the right

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