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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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  1. Word Association

  2. Well done on finishing IT!! I look forward to reading your review . I've not heard of The Crow Trap but I did read the novella Too Good to Be True by the same author, which I liked. I hope you enjoy your buddy read .
  3. Travel Plans

    Wow, that sounds like a lovely adventure! Quite a bit of travel in your future . That sounds nice. I haven't traveled much this year yet (not that I do a lot of travelling anyway).
  4. What's the weather like?

    I can't remember where you live . 23 °C sounds like a lovely temperature. It's currently cloudy and rainy here, 21 °C (70 °F) the maximum (16 °C / 60 °F atm).
  5. New name, new me.

    Hey Quinn! I remember you ! It's good to 'see' you again . I'm so sorry about your traumatic brain injury . I'm glad you're doing a bit better since then. The forum has changed owners and some people have left. I too am happy it is still here. I hope to see you around the forum, xx Gaia
  6. I'm currently reading Leigh Bardugo - De Kraaien 2: Kraai & Koninkrijk (Six of Crows 2: Crooked Kingdom). My previous read was Leigh Bardugo - De Kraaien 1: List & Leugens (Six of Crows 1: Six of Crows). They are library loans and I'm aiming to at least have most of my loans finished before I have to hand them back in. These books have received a lot of hype in the YA book community. I didn't like the Grisha trilogy by the same author, I liked the first book a lot, didn't like the second book and DNFed/abandoned the third book (they were also library loans, translated in Dutch). I'm glad I like this duology much more so far. I'm not loving it but I'm liking it. I love the characters. The writing isn't always my thing, sometimes it's nice and sometimes it feels iffy. It could be the translation, or maybe it's just me. I'm glad I'm liking book 2 so far.
  7. Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café by Milly Johnson.
  8. Introverts & Extraverts

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one who feels this way .
  9. It works now !! I'll let you know if it happens again .
  10. A couple of recent book reviews. Sigrid Landman - Chaos met Autisme I really liked this autism memoir. The author is autistic and is the mother of an autistic daughter. She also has an autistic husband (the author, not the daughter). I liked it so much that I ordered the other books this author has written. H. N. Kowitt - De Loserlijst 3: Afgang (The Loser List 3: Jinx of the Loser) This was a nice read, but nothing spectacular. Anna Ruhe (ill. Claudia Carls) - De Magische Apotheek 1: Er hangt een geheim in de lucht (Die Duftapotheke 1: Ein Geheimnis liegt in der Luft) I had a bit of trouble getting into this book, but once I was into it, I really enjoyed it. David O'Connell (ill. Claire Powell) - The Dundoodle Mysteries 1: The Chocolate Factory Ghost This was a nice children's adventure book with fantastical elements. Simone Kortsmit - Turntoppers 1: Nikki op Turnkamp Simone Kortsmit - Turntoppers 3: Gymroddels I enjoyed book 3 more than book 1, but both were good. I'd like to find book 2 at the library some time. Frank Cottrell Boyce (ill. Steven Lenton) - The Astounding Broccoli Boy This was really good! Funny and a nice read!
  11. I wish you good luck with the Disability-Read-A-Thon, what a great idea!! I would love to see more attention for disabilities in books and reading. As a side question, I checked out your blog today, and I don't know if it's my new Windows version or not, but for the life of me I can't find how to comment on your recent blog post on the Patrick Ness book. Your blog looks different too than it used to. Is it just me? I managed to 'Like' the blog post but I don't see a comment box anywhere, would have commented otherwise. I thought your review was really good .
  12. Introverts & Extraverts

    I find it very difficult to talk with strangers, it tires me extremely. For me, the more people there are in the group, the less I'll say (even when you average it). Also, the more people there are, the more tiring it gets for me. I find it scary to talk in groups too, Poppy!
  13. Guess what? I am Happy Pat :)

    Welcome to the forum! My day has been going well so far, thanks . How is/was yours?