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About Athena

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    Readaholic, BookWorm & BookEater
  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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    Helmond, the Netherlands
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    Books, writing, science, technology, health, animals, languages...

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  1. Happy Birthday Karen!! I hope you have a wonderful day!
  2. Luc Descamps - Verkeerd moment, verkeerde plaats This is a book based on a true story. The author interviewed Eva and her family and friends. Eva was hit by a car while she was cycling (she was 18 at the time). The driver stole her bicycle and left her for dead. Her left side became paralysed. The book is about the accident and the 2-ish years following it, about Eva's recovery. I thought it was an interesting read. I did feel that, despite that Eva was 18 in the beginning of the book, the book felt like it was written for younger teenagers. The author wanted to give more attention to traffic victims and safety in traffic. Lotte van den Noort - Puck This is a book written by a teeanger (at the time), about a teenager. The author lived near here while she was in high school (not sure where she lives now). The story is about a young teenage girl whose parents are divorced. She experiences something scary and this gives her bad dreams. I liked the book, but I was not a fan of the fatphobia with regards to the main character's sister. Anja Vereijken - Mijn hoofd is even weg This book is about a teenage girl who keeps experiencing strange moments, when time has passed but she doesn't remember it. It turns out she has epilepsy. The title translates to 'my head is away briefly'. I liked this book a lot. And upon looking up more about the author, after I finished the book, it turns out she lives nearby here and grew up near here (here being where I live). Which I though was nice to know, as I haven't read or even heard of that many books being written by authors who live or used to live near where I live.
  3. What We Believe But Cannot Prove by John Brockman
  4. Word Association

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  5. I'm reading Puck by Lotte van den Noort, written/published in 2010 and written by someone who was a teenager at the time and who lived (lives?) in the same area I live in. I found it at a library sale. The book is a short book for young teenagers, about a 12-year-old girl named Puck and her life. It's nice so far.
  6. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  7. Thank you!! Yes, to both! I will be getting rid of some books, ie. some that I read and I didn't like, or some that I read and don't want to re-read. I plan on going through all my books (as well as everything else I own), and see what I want to keep and what I want to donate or gift to someone. A move seems like a good time to do this. The house needs some work so we'll also be busy with that. Thanks for asking .
  8. To be honest I can't remember much of the last book, so I can't really answer your question. It's been so long since I (re)read the books.. I definitely recognised several parts of your reviews, Ged, Sparrowhawk, the tombs, but I never thought about the 4th book being more female or anything. I'll have to re-read the books some time and see how I feel about it.
  9. Athena's Reading List 2019

    For whoever is interested, on my YouTube channel I created some videos regarding my statistics of my 2019 reading. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4 will up be in 2 hours from when I'm writing this post. Part 5 will be up in 1 day and 2 hours, from when I'm writing this post. EDIT: Part 4: Part 5:
  10. Elizabeth Acevedo - With the Fire on High This is a YA contemporary fiction about a teenage girl. She has a two-year-old daughter and lives with her grandmother. Her father is Puerto Rican and lives on the island, she and her grandmother (the father's mother) do not. She loves to cook and this is connected to her heritage. She is not sure yet what she wants to do after she graduates high school. She has a best friend named Angelica, there is a romance and the school starts a cooking class. I enjoyed reading this book. It's not for everything, the pacing is a bit slow at times, but I enjoyed reading it. Sayaka Murata - Convenience Store Woman This book came recommended by multiple people. It's a short book about a woman named Keiko, in Japan who is 36 and has been working at a convenience store since she was 18. Her family and friends wonder why she doesn't get another job that pays more, and why she isn't married. The main character is neurodiverse. I quite enjoyed reading this book. It wasn't a new favourite but it was quite an enjoyable reading experience.
  11. I'm glad you liked it! I'm a fan of Sophie Kinsella's books and have read a lot of her earlier releases. I think I will enjoy My Not So Perfect Life, based on your description . I loved reading this detailed explanation, thank you so much!!
  12. Read-a-thon 2020

    I hope you get some new books for your birthday !!