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[Dutch] Dineke Epping: Op de vleugels van de wind

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Auteur: Dineke Epping
Genre: Historische Roman
Pagina’s: 544
Uitgegeven: Voorhoeve, Utrecht, 2014.

Kaft tekst:
Vier jonge mensen beginnen een nieuw leven in Amerika.

Engeland, 1856. De toekomstplannen van de welgestelde Katie Shellesdale vallen in duigen als uitkomst dat haar vader betrokken is bij een grootschalige fraudezaak en haar vriend hun verloving verbreekt. Wanneer Katie een uitnodiging krijgt om de bruiloft van haar penvriendin in New York bij te wonen, grijpt ze deze kans om aan haar geru├»neerde leven te ontsnappen. Tijdens de overtocht naar Amerika ontmoet Katie de gelovige Jim Watson en Ierse Scott en Megan. Tussen hen ontstaat een ongewone vriendschap. Ook Jim heeft redenen om een nieuw leven te willen beginnen. Redenen die hij liever verborgen houdt…
Als Jim en Katie in Amerika te maken krijgen met teleurstellingen en tegenslagen worden hun geloof en hoop op een betere toekomst flink op de proef gesteld. Lukt het hen om af te rekenen met de schaamte, haar en leugens van hun verleden? Is een nieuw begin daadwerkelijk mogelijk?

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge – Film Review

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Released in the Netherlands 24 May 2017.
Viewed 25 May 2017.

Storyline (by IMDB)

Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

This Review can contain spoilers.

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Tracy Barrett: The Song of Orpheus

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Author: Tracy Barrett
Genre: Short stories/Mythology
Paperback 114 pages, Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on August 1st 2016

Goodreads synopsis
The Song of Orpheus: The Greatest Greek Myths You Never Heard is a funny, adventure-filled collection of wonderfully weird “new” Greek myths. This unforgettable collection spins tales of love and loss, hilariously vain superheroes, ancient robots, untrappable giant foxes, men reborn after being torn apart by dragons, and even the world’s first monkeys. A few of these tales may seem familiar at first, but be prepared for the unexpected. Others are wonderfully strange and puzzling. All of them are entertaining. All of them deserve to be better known.

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The 50 Questions Tag

Thanks a million Amanda for giving me the opportunity to do this tag! If you haven’t checked out her blog, then click the link and browse around, she’s great ­čÖé Since I’ve got some time to kill until midnight (I can determine my own schedule if only I’m fast enough!), and felt like sharing some random stuff about myself, here are my answers to the 50 Questions Tag!

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May Announcement: Double Review with…

Hello again to the beautiful little bubble of joy that is my blog!

Today I have a special announcement that might (or might not) blow your mind away^_^ You see, Anne (from InkedBrownies) and I have been thinking about doing this for a while now and we finally decided to do it!

Please welcome a new item on BOTH blogs:

doublereview

(Don’t you love the manga faces?! We do. I mean come on look at our eyes!)

We already did a double review some time ago and we had a lot of fun doing it. So, this means that we aim to read the same book about once a month and create a double review.

Be prepared for a lot of jokes, beautiful and appropriate metaphors, perfectly constructed criticism, ranting about whatever and all of that times 2!

We are already looking forward to our first Double Review Thursday were we will review:

Are you as excited as we are about this?!

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Brandon Sanderson: Warbreaker

sanderson_warbreaker2Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy/SF
Pages: +- 688
Stand Alone (no part of a series)

This book takes you to a far away country called Hallandren. The capital, a colourful city near the sea, T’Telir is not your average capital. The inhabitants worship those heroes who have fallen and have been reborn as gods, also known as the Returned.
When an old treaty cannot be broken the Royal Family, long since exiled in another country: Idris, sends a daughter to be betrothed to the God King. With her coming to T’Telir, everything changes drastically and she finds that nothing is like she had expected it to be.

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