Titel: Jane (Austen) voor iedereen
Auteur: Anke Werker
Illustrator: Sanne van der Bruggen
Uitgever: Karmijn Uitgeverij
Uitgegeven: 22 November 2017
Aantal pagina’s: 102 pag.
ISBN: 978 949 2168 184



Jane (Austen) voor iedereen werd in November 2017 uitgegeven door Uitgeverij Karmijn en ja, ik voel me diep beschaamd dat ik m nu pas recenseer. Het boekje telt 102 pagina’s en al ben je geen grote fan van Austen’s werk, dit boek is pure magie voor iedereen. Je komt meer te weten over het leven van Jane, van voor ze haar boeken schreef maar ook wat er na haar dood gebeurde.

Anke schrijft luchtig en in woorden die voor iedereen gemakkelijk te begrijpen zijn. Ik ga heel eerlijk zijn en zeggen dat het me nog nooit gelukt is een boek van Jane uit te lezen maar ik ben verliefd op de kostuumdrama’s die er voort zijn gekomen aan de hand van haar boeken. De illustraties van Sanne maken het boek er ook nog leuker van. De illustraties zijn leuk en kleurrijk en laten de tekst uitblinken.

Buiten het feit dat we meer te weten komen over het leven van Jane, leren we ook meer over haar boeken, staat er een test in en ook nog recepten. Ik ga die pittige applecrumble zeker een keer proberen (al weet ik niet zeker of ik die gember toevoeg want daar houd ik dan weer niet zo van…)

In 2016 heb ik een tijd gewoond in een klein plaatsje genaamd Winterslow, vlakbij Winchester. In Winchester staat een kathedraal waar de laatste rustplaats van Jane te vinden is. Rondom haar graf staan verschillende verhalen afgebeeld die haar levensverhaal vertellen. Ondanks dat ik nog nooit een boek van haar las, vond ik dit wel heel interessant om te zien! In September hoop ik het Jane Austen House museum te bezoeken, te vinden in Chawton niet ver van Winchester.

Wil je meer te weten komen over het leven van Jane, haar familie, haar boeken, de films van haar boeken en nog veel meer, ga dan zeker dit boek lezen. Ik vond het zo leuk om door te bladeren en te leren over wie Jane nou eigenlijk was en waarom zoveel mensen van haar boeken houden!

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Reading Goals 2016

Hey lovelies,

I don’t think I’ve made this post last year, which I probably should have, but I kinda want to talk to you all about the reading goals I set myself for 2016. If you look at my Goodreads page then you’ve noticed that I’ve set my goal for 2016 to 75. I read a total of 185 books in 2015 and I don’t think I’ll reach that amount again this year while I’ll be getting used to living in England instead of the Netherlands and all that comes with being with a new host family.

Last year I started out with a goal of 50 books which was reached halfway through April, yes I know, but I have no idea what next year will be like and I don’t want to be disappointed in myself when I don’t reach the goal that I’ve set, and 75 seems doable within a year if I look at the past two years.

I’ve also just counted all my books and while there’s a total of 348 English books and a 105 Dutch books, there’s a lot of unread books on those shelves that are dying to be read. I’ve counted those too. There’s 151 English books to be read and 31 Dutch books that remain unread until now. That makes the total 182 of physical books on my shelves that I’ve either not started ever or started but not finish because I lost interest. I want to change that number and bring it down to at least 150 or under in the coming year. Because I’ll be in England from the 23rd of January until unknown in the future I won’t be able to bring most of my books with me and I’ve therefor uploaded all of them onto my ereader so I’ll be able to read them anyway and bring that TBR pile down to hopefully as small as possible.

Of course I will still be reading lots of new books that will be released in 2016, because if you know me well enough, I cannot resist new books when I’m browsing through bookshops. Oh dear, what shall I do with myself next year haha.

So here we go, next year I will read as much as I possibly can while resisting books in shops like Waterstones and bookstores alike in the UK (so help me god…)

I’m wishing everyone a happy Reading year in 2016,


Re-shelving books

Hey all!

If you’re following me on Instagram, then you might know that I’ve walked with the idea of re-shelving my books for a while. I had no idea how I wanted to do it, or when I’d get to it. But yesterday seemed as good a day as any, right? But I didn’t really think things through that the heatwave would be this bad. I did however do it and I didn’t pass out from the heat either 😉 I should mention that my room is in the attic of our house and that while it’s a nice room to have, it’s on the sunside of the house and that means the sun is on the roof from both sides the entire day.

I decided to put my books in a more logical order and that I’d switch around my DVD’s with my books, because I’d create a much better and nicer look for the room (in my eyes that is 😉 ). This is what I came up with!


These are my shelves with my Dutch books. It’s missing two books, because they didn’t fit any more and are on the shelf next to this one but I wanted them all together instead of spread out throughout all my bookshelves.


The next shelves hold my Contemporaries, YA, my classics and chicklit. I don’t read a lot of chicklit but I picked up some and I can’t wait to get to them, they seemed really good!


I’m not sure what theme this shelf’s got, but while there’s some series at the top, there’s just miscellaneous books on the other shelves because I didn’t know where else to put them, hehe.


This is obviously my series shelf. I tried to get as many of them on here but some of them wouldn’t fit and got another spot somewhere else. This is probably one of my favourite shelves to be honest, I do love my series, even though (Little House) isn’t complete. Also, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is missing because my sister has this in her room ;).


This is the top half of my other bookshelves, which holds my new editions of the Bloomsbury Harry Potter books, my new adult and adult books. And also my Paige Toon books on the overlighted part of the shelves :P. If you look behind the Jamie McGuire books you can spot the top of my graphic novels that are there.


Last bookshelves! They hold some more adult books, some new adult and some hardcovers and my Jodi Picoult books. I love her books and I have a few of them but I have yet to read two or three of them! Behind Jodi Picoult you can see some of my children’s books, they’re there because they don’t fit anywhere else!!


And at last, these are my DVD’s, mark they’re not all of them, as I have two other shelf thingies with DVD’s an Blu-Rays, but these are, on top, my series. and at the bottom just movies 🙂 AS you can tell, I love my series and movies 😉

So that’s that and I hope to see you all again in my next blog post, which will probably arrive next Friday. I have my final presentation then and I hope the next post will be with me saying: I HAVE GRADUATED 😛 We’ll see won’t we?

Lots of love,