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About Athena

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  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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  1. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it .
  2. Frankie reads 2017

    How exciting you've got the keys to your apartment ! Good luck with the move on Saturday . The dog sounds so cute ! What a unique colour pattern. I'm so glad the woman rescued him!
  3. What's your current news about?

    That's such a nice gesture.
  4. I read V. E. Schwab - Shades of Magic 1: A Darker Shade of Magic. I'm still in a kind of reading slump, and even though I didn't really intend to start another series, somehow this book was the only one that appealed to me (in this particular reading mood). I'd heard good things about this book from other people, and it didn't disappoint. I really liked this book. I just wanted to keep on reading it. I liked the magic, the different worlds in the story, the action, the plot twists. I also liked the characters. I liked Kell's coat, I want one :P. The book was dark, which is not usually the kind of fantasy I read, but I liked it a lot. I was glad the book didn't end on a cliffhanger, I was satisfied with the ending. Overall I enjoyed reading this book, and would recommend it if you like dark, stabby fantasy books with magic.
  5. What's Up in August 2017?

    They did, thanks . Good luck with work and have fun next Monday . I definitely did ! I had a great time ! How was the eclipse?
  6. I'm reading V. E. Schwab - Shades of Magic 1: A Darker Shade of Magic. So far I'm liking it a lot.
  7. Book Titles A to Z

    The Pelican Brief by John Grisham.
  8. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it . Thanks . I started to read V. E. Schwab - Shades of Magic 1: A Darker Shade of Magic, which I'm really enjoying so far. Seven months is a long time, I agree! It was so good to see my brother (and his girlfriend) again! We did have contact while they were away, through messages and Skype. They also sent us some photos now and then and they had a blog in which they wrote down their experiences as well as posted some photos. But it was great to see them again and spend some time with them . It's nice you see your sister often . I don't see mine as often because she lives a bit further away, but we phone almost every week.
  9. Alexander's Literary Odyssey 2017

    It's not over yet, but I am feeling a bit more like reading . I agree, it can be paralysing ! I'm glad your therapist is back . I'm sorry this novel affected you so much . What a shame this was a disappointment . I prefer novels over short stories - and short stories can be very hit or miss for me, a lot of them I don't really get along with. Even though I'm Dutch, I actually really like to read Flemish words and expressions in books written by Flemish authors! I think it makes the book more authentic. That said, I probably sometimes wouldn't notice if the author used a Dutch expression instead of a Flemish one, because I'm not that familiar with Flemish expressions (or which ones are typically Dutch rather than Flemish). Where I live, I've heard both 'ze gaat stappen' and 'ze gaat uit'. But then where I live is close to the Belgian border, so. But we would use 'hij zit op kamers' rather than 'hij zit op kat', that second one I've never heard around here. With your explanation, I can understand that these things bothered you in the book . I hope you enjoy The Fourth Hand .
  10. Little Pixie`s Bookshelf 2017

    I've done the same thing . I hope you enjoy the rest of SG-1 and the books you ordered !
  11. Pets - 2017

    I'm so glad Kizzy ended up in a great place, with you . I can't believe some people are so uncaring of animals. I'm really glad she ended up in a good place .
  12. What are you listening to?

    Such a good song !
  13. Thanks, I hope that too, for both of us .
  14. Little Pixie`s Bookshelf 2017

    Awww she looks so cute and beautiful !!