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HISTORY BOOK HAUL | BIRTHDAY EDITION

Since I had my birthday a couple of weeks ago, I’ve gotten a lot of new books to read during this summer.

These books aren’t just any books, they’re mostly historical fiction (and some non-fiction). Why? Because I love history and next year I am going to study this intriguing subject at university! (Yay!)

I can tell you all about my enthusiasm concerning my study, but for now, let’s focus on the books I’ve received as a gift from my very lovely family and friends.

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2016: a 1984 parody

War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength

People who know their classics must have already recognised this infamous quote, out of George Orwell’s 1984.

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The dystopian novel depicts life as Orwell thought it would (or could) be in the 84’s. Given that he wrote this book in 1949 and he had no clue whatsoever how western society would develop throughout the ages, you could dismiss this book as an interesting, but unreliable account, highly influenced by the reign of terror which marked not only Orwell’s life, but the whole nineteenth century. And of course, you could say that nazism and communism are no longer present in western countries like ours and that, therefore, the book is of no use for modern days.

So why would I start this new blog with an old book quote like that?

Apart from the fact that I absolutely loved reading 1984 (as you might have already read in my previous posts), I actually do think we can learn something of it.
What fascinated me the most about 1984 is the fact that Orwell managed to create a novel that was so far ahead of its time. The issues he described in his book are still of great significance now. Not really convinced? I’ll show you.

How? By making a 1984 parody, titled – how could it be otherwise – “2016”.

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New Year’s Resolutions – Book Tag

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I was tagged to do the New Year’s Resolutions Book Tag by Ari @ The Day Dreaming Bookworm. Thank you so much! ❤ I absolutely love your blog

So… let’s start!

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Liebster Award

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Just a few days ago, I got nominated for the Liebster Award. After being ultimately happy and smiling like crazy for a few minutes, I started freaking out a bit: what exactly is the Liebster Award and what does it mean for my blog?

After doing some research, I guess I figured it out now. The Liebster Award (which can actually be translated as the “loveliest” or the “sweetest” award) is a form of acknowledgement for “new” bloggers.

I consider myself quite new to this whole blogging world, but I can already be grateful for all likes, comments and, of course, the nomination I have received: thank you so much Kelly Jane Mills!

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2015 In Books

Now that 2015 is officially over, we can put the year in perspective. While there are lots of different ways that can be used to analyze 2015, I want to use a specific method. Books. How was 2015 in books?

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Why mockingbirds are so fascinating

You cannot have missed it: the unexplainable fascination which people nowadays have for birds.

Wait, what? You do have missed it?
Let me list some names for you: Jasmine van den Bogaerde, a 19 year old singersongwriter from England, likes to be called by her artist’s name Birdy. Suzanne Collins dedicated one of her books from the trilogy The Hunger Games to a self-created species: the mockingjay.
Still not convinced? Let me call out a classic: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, followed by its sequel Go Set A Watchman last year. Even Eminem dedicated a song to the same species as Harper Lee has written about, namely the mockingbird. Continue reading “Why mockingbirds are so fascinating”

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