Long time, no see!

Lieve allemaal,

Het is echt al belachelijk lang geleden dat ik een post op deze blog zette, maar dat heeft wel degelijk een reden!

Sinds 3 april huur ik een eigen appartementje en na meer dan een maand klussen en verhuizen, kon ik 18 mei er eindelijk in trekken! Dat en redelijk druk zijn met andere dingen zorgt er voor dat ik a) niet zoveel tijd heb gehad om iets te posten, b) ik minder heb gelezen dan ik van mezelf gewend ben, c) er eigenlijk dus belachelijk weinig te vertellen is!

Maar goed, hier ben ik dan toch! Sinds vorige week zal ik niet langer (alleen) te vinden zijn via https://daffodilsbooks.wordpress.com , maar kan je ook gewoon gaan naar http//www.daffodilsbooks.nl wat natuurlijk een stuk gemakkelijker is!

Ik wil wat veranderingen gaan aanbrengen op deze blog maar ik ben er nog niet uit wat ik precies wil. Ik zal hoe dan ook mijn best doen om minimaal wekelijks iets te posten! Ik ben vanaf het begin al een mix van Nederlands en Engels geweest, omdat ik regelmatig ook boeken via Amerikaanse auteurs ontvang, en misschien behoud ik dat zo of ik ga het uiteindelijk veranderen. We zullen zien!

Een kleine update over mijn boekenplanken, door de verhuizing ben/was ik boekenkastloos, mijn boekenkasten die ik bij mijn ouders had zijn namelijk te klein, onhandig om neer te zetten hier, langzaam aan ga ik over op grotere kasten, waarvan ik van de week de eerste neer heb gezet en er morgen nog twee volgen!

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De rest van de kamer ziet er niet uit op dit moment, en wees gewaarschuwd dat dit nog maar net iets meer dan de helft is van de boeken die ik bezit. Er staan er nog genoeg bij mijn ouders!

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En dan als laatste, als we toch aan het updaten zijn. Sinds 29 mei heb ik twee huisgenootjes, namelijk de zusjes Fraser en Nimbus. Op dit moment zijn ze 15 weken oud en ontzettend ontdeugend. Ze zijn lief en kruipen het liefst iedere avond tegen mij aan als ik in bed lig, wat niet altijd even handig is 😉

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Fraser is rood met wit, de dierenarts dacht dat ze een mannetje was (gezien rode katten dat vaak zijn!), maar beiden waren toch wel degelijk dametjes! Nimbus is behalve rood met wit ook wat donkerder van kleur, ze lijkt erg op haar moeder al was die nog donkerder waar Nimbus elke week lichter lijkt te worden!

Liefs,
Daphne

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Blurb

A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
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Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancé drops her faster than a drunken sorority girl in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University.

She didn’t plan on attending a masquerade party.

She sure didn’t plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago—the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.
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PREORDER BLITZ || MAN OF HONOR – DIANA GARDIN

 
TITLE: MAN OF HONOR
AUTHOR: DIANA GARDIN
GENRE: ROMANCE 
 
 
 
 
 
The best rules are the ones worth breaking . . .
 
After his mother’s funeral, ex-Army Ranger Drake Sullivan wants only to disappear and drown his sorrows in whiskey. Then he sees her: Mea Jones. An untamed, sexy-as-hell whirlwind of energy. A few years ago, she showed him the best-and hottest-night of his life, then walked away without a backward glance. But he’s never stopped wanting more.
 
When it comes to guys, Mea has rules. One night. No dating. Whatever it takes to have control and keep it. With Drake, it’s all heat and hurt and hunger, and pretty much the opposite of control. And that makes him dangerous as hell. Mea has her own demons, and falling in love-or even in lust-is strictly a no-go proposition. But she soon finds out Drake is incredibly single-minded when it comes to getting what he wants. And he’s determined to be the exception to all her rules.
 
Reader advisory: The heroine’s past deals with dark elements some readers may find disturbing. Recommended for mature audiences only.
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
Her voice voice has gone all low and husky, and my dick instantly jerks to attention like it’s responding to a signal that only she knows. “Yeah?” The thudding of my heart is heavy, harsh, and violent.
She breathes out. “Yeah.”
She lifts her eyes, big, warm, and beautiful to meet mine. I’m hypnotized for a minute, just staring into them while she stares right back. With an uncontrollable surge of need, my body moves into autopilot and I just react.
I tug her wrist, pulling her off the back of the bike. When she’s standing beside me, a quick gasp escapes her as I pull her to straddle my lap.
And then she’s mine.
Her lips are mine, her mouth belongs to me.
And I pillage.
And I plunder.
At the insistent urge of my tongue, she opens to me with a moan. I pull back for a second.
“Sexiest sound I ever heard, baby.” I don’t want to scare her, but I can’t do much more than growl at this moment.
Claiming her lips again, I taste her and she’s perfect. Fucking perfect. She presses against me, forcing me to go deeper, to kiss her harder. When she grinds her hips against my rock-hard cock, I can’t take it anymore. Her hands sift through my hair. Rough, rough, rough.
I wrench away from her devilish mouth and grab her ass. The fact that any other rider could come along at any moment only amps me up, not slows me down. I lift her up, and when I plunge her back down on top of me she clamps down on her bottom lip with her teeth and drops her head into my shoulder.
“Drake,” she whispers. Harsh, harsh, harsh.
Then she bites down hard on my shoulder.
 
 
 
 
 
Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.
While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was born. Diana is the author of several works of New Adult Romance, including The Ashes Series, The Nelson Island Series, and the Battle Scars Series.
 
 
 
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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,

Daphne

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 ;).

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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.

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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!!

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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,
Daphne

My Bookshelves

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here, but I’m back and I hope that I will keep up my posting on this page. In the last few weeks I’ve moved back to my parents house, I’ve been looking for new jobs and I’ve been trying to keep myself busy!

With the process of moving, came the ability to update my bookshelves and give all of my books a new place on the shelve. I do admit that there’s not really a logic in my shelves at the moment, maybe that’ll happen in the future, but for now every single one of my books has a spot on my shelves. Okay, maybe not all of them. I realised that my sister has quite a few of my books in her room and when I will get them back I will probably have to rearrange some books again. But without further ado, here are my bookshelves as they currently are!

These are the shelves on one side of my room, they hold both Dutch and English books. The first one hold series – Eragon, Hoe Overleef ik, Star Wars, Willow, Flowers in the Attic, Broken Wings, Charmed, Little House, Nicholas Sparks and my Lonely Planet books.
The second one holds mostly paperbacks. My Mortal Instruments and Internal Devices series, Ken Follet, A Song of Ice and Fire, John Green, My Sweep Series and Wicked.
The third shelves holds my classics, some of my History minor books, Lord of the Rings, Dutch books and some more series.

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The next two pictures are the overview of my other bookshelves, because they are all doublestacked (woops) I have each shelve in the pictures beneath that.

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Shelve One: Harry Potter – My Dutch copies, my English copies, Part 1-3 in the 2014 Bloomsbury editions, Part 3 in Hungarian and French, Tales of Beetle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages.

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Shelve Two: My Percy Jackson and the Olympians books (book 1 is with my sister), Heroes of Olympus series, The Maze Runner trilogy, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Chronicles of Narnia 1-4 in Dutch, The Walking Dead Vol. 1, Captain America, Saga Vol. 1-4, The Demi-God Files and my Chronicles of Narnia (English) books.

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Shelve Three: Ten Tiny Breaths 1-4, Burying Water, Crossfire series, All of my Jamie McGuire books, Find You in the Dark. Behind those are my CD’s.

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Shelve Four: This shelve holds my Adult romance books, the front row holds the English ones, the back row Dutch and some English ones. Mostly series. My Gabriel’s Inferno trilogy, My Paige Toon books. Breathless series, Marriage to a Billionaire series, Fifty Shades trilogy and some stand alones.

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Shelve Five: My Contemporary novels. Anna and the French Kiss trilogy, Girl Online, The One (The Selection #3), Rainbow Rowell books and some other standalones.

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Shelve Six: This shelves holds mostly standalone with two exceptions, the Specials series by Scott Westerfeld and the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi! It also houses my two art of.. books, of Frozen and Rise of the Guardians. I love looking through these books and see how they created the movies.

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Shelve Seven: This shelf holds two of my band autobiographies, my Divergent trilogy, Gone Girl, My True Love Gave to Me, a select few Dutch Young Adult books, my cookbooks and the third instalment in the Delirium trilogy.

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Shelve Eight: This shelve holds a selection of Jodi Picoult books, Cloud Atlas, Gone with the Wind. In the backrow there’s most of my children’s books. Winnie the Pooh, Wind in the Willows, Some Roald Dahl books, the Parent trap.20150203_144146 20150203_144551

Shelve Nine: The Book Thief, Thirteen Reasons Why, Anna Karenina, Stolen, The Lunar Chronicles, Pleasures (#1-3), Losing It. The Backrow holds the Luxe series, Noughts and Crosses, Miss Peregrine’s (#1-2) and Gemma Doyle Trilogy.

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Shelve Ten: Last but not least. This Shelve holds my Italian for dummies book, the Cormoran Strike (#1-2), The Queen of the Tearling, Revolution, If I Stay, A Children’s bible, My Twilight books, The Complete selection of Sherlock Holmes, the King’s Speech.

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