Characters, Top 5

Top 5 Characters 2017

Last year I gave an overview of characters I found in 2016. At the time, I didn’t have the same pace of reading books like I do now. I wanted to blog, but didn’t have much to say. So I went for a list of characters I had liked the year before. I think it’s fun to do the same thing for 2017. I have looked at my year in books and thought about my favourite characters of the year. Here’s who made it to my list!

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Adam Penenberg, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: Adam Penenberg – Play at Work

Damn. Books are going fast this month! As I’ve overachieved already – five books this month, CHECK – I decided to go for some books that might not be so high on my priority list. One of them was Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking.

I have always been a fan of gamification. Games have been a large part of my life. I like all sorts of games, as long as they’re fun. So what better work is there where you can also play games? With that in mind, I started reading this book. Here are my thoughts on it.

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Reading 101

Reading 101: 9 Genres That Show the Diversity of Books (2/3)

There’s a place where everyone can be happy. It’s the most beautiful place in the whole world. Sounds like a song you might have heard, but it’s true! You can go somewhere to relax. Chill out, man! The best part is: you control everything in that world. You can create it yourself.

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Want to read books but don’t know where to start? I’m here to help! I’ve started a series of blog posts called Reading 101. We’ve already covered some stuff: doubts and excuses people use, as well as three genres of books. Here’s three more genres for you: Horror, Non-Fiction and Romantic.

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Non-Fiction, Rayne Hall, Reviews

Review: Rayne Hall – Writing Fight Scenes

I have a dream of becoming a professional writer. There. I said it. I’ve always been quite shy about it. Never having enough confidence to really start doing it. So I figured I’d start by reading books. Find out what works and what doesn’t. That kind of stuff. Now I have found some books to really help writers. Writing Fight Scenes is one of them.

I didn’t really intend to write a fight scene as the first thing I would create. But this is Hall’s first book and I thought it’d be best to start at the beginning. Are you ready?

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Reading 101

Reading 101: 9 Genres That Show the Diversity of Books (1/3)

There’s a place where everyone can be happy. It’s the most beautiful place in the whole world. Sounds like a song you might have heard, but it’s true! You can go somewhere to relax. Chill out, man! The best part is: you control everything in that world. You can create it yourself.

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When I read a book that I absolutely love, there’s just one thing I want to do: talk about it with others. Then I notice how many people don’t read books. In this series of blogposts, Reading 101, I aim at helping you get a reading habit. Now that we’ve cleared your head from doubts, we can look at all the different flavours of the book dish. There are a lot of genres, but today I’d like to discuss three: crime, comedy and historical.

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Fiction, Jim Butcher, Reviews

Review: Jim Butcher – Side Jobs

In 2016, I read the fifteen books that currently form the Dresden Files. I was an immediate fan and read them at a pace I hadn’t achieved before. I found out there was a bundle of short stories called Side Jobs, added it to my list and never really got to reading it. I guess I procrastinated. Most of the stories take place between books ten and thirteen. As I had read further than that, it wasn’t always my first priority. But as the news came this month that Jim Butcher will release a second short story collection in June, I thought it was the perfect time to read this one. Here’s my review!

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Reading 101

Reading 101: 9 Excuses Why People Don’t Read Books (3/3)

Assume that you really want to take some time off. You don’t really have the money to travel far and every place you can think of that is reachable, is filled with people you know. All you want is to relax and not be disturbed. Well, do I have the place for you! It’s a place you can make up yourself and you don’t have to travel far to get there. Bear with me!

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When I read a book that I absolutely love, there’s just one thing I want to do: talk about it with others. Then I notice how many people don’t read books. They tend to have excuses for not reading. In this series of blogposts, Reading 101, I want to help you get a reading habit. Like I mentioned before, we can’t start with you having doubts and excuses about this book thing. Here are the last 3 excuses I have heard people use when it comes to reading. Let me point out they’re as fictional as the place I described above.

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