Despite her failing memory, eighty two years-old Maud is absolutely sure of one thing; Elizabeth is missing. Ignoring the discouragement from her surroundings, Maud can’t let go of the nagging feeling that something’s totally wrong and keeps on looking for her friend. Will Maud find back her best friend or will she be lost forever...
The Muse is one of those books you simply can't put aside. You have to keep reading until the puzzle is complete. I loved the historic contexts of this story, taking place in two very different and both really interesting times and places. On top of that there's this question, will in the end the truth be revealed or not?
Not having heard of Strange Books before, my first thought was that a publisher with such a remarkable name could only publish books that are well ... kind of strange. It turns out that my first impression was absolutely right; Strange Medicine is a book filled with crazy, funny and very peculiar stories.
I'm sure most people have never heard for 'hygge' but to Danish people it's a part of their DNA. Since we all strive for happiness and Denmark is known to be (one of) the happiest nations on this planet, we'd better pay a little attention. Especially since it turns out that Hygge does play a significant role in this happiness.
It's the year of 1882 when 45 year old Ivan Ilyich Golovin slowly but surely finds out he is a dying man. Although the doctors and his family cannot agree on the seriousness of his condition, for Ivan there's no denying; this is the end.
'Eleanor & Park' a love story set in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986. All that's there to say is that I absolutely loved this beautiful and bittersweet story and got completely wrapped up in it. If you, like me, are a hopeless romantic, have an appreciation for good music and comics and a weakness for the unpopular kids, this is a book you shouldn't miss.
Bear Grylls is one of the most well known people around the world, when it comes to survival and outdoor adventure. Over the years he has written 20 books and this one is an insider's guide on how to follow your heart and live an empowered, effective, fun-filled life. If you're in an instant need of motivation, this book will be the perfect cure!
When Sara arrives in Broken Wheel to visit her old and fellow book loving pen pal Amy, it turns out to be the day of Amy's funeral. Being Amy's guest, the residents of Broken Wheel decide Sara has to stay and welcome her as their guest. Broken Wheel and Sara turn out to be a match made in heaven.
Having a lifelong fascination for circles, this time Inez van Oord refers to life itself as a circle. A circle like a compass; a compass with 'Mind' as North and 'Body' being South, 'Self' as East and 'Others' being West. A compass to help us find our own balance within those four poles. A compass that can guide us back to the centre of it all, back to the essence of what makes life worth living.
As a digital nomad, the Dutch Iris Hannema travels the world while writing articles for newspapers and magazines such as National Geographic. The combination of a job as a (traveling) journalist/photographer, her humour and adventurous mind, makes that she ends up in unfamiliar places and the craziest of circumstances. Therefore this young woman has countless of stories to tell and already published two books that are filled with her experiences. Stumbling across her first book 'Miss yellow hair, Hello!' in the local library left me with no other option; this book had to be read.