KINDRED – OCTAVIA BUTLER

Title: Kindred || Author: Octavia Butler || Audiobook Narrator: Kim Staunton || Genre:  Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Fantasy, Historical fiction || Publisher: Beacon Press || Year of publication: 1979 || No. of pages: 287 || Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time and during numerous such time-defying episodes, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. But each time she travels to the antebellum South the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

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CITY OF GHOSTS – VICTORIA SCHWAB

Title: City of Ghosts || Author: Victoria Schwab || Audiobook Narrator : Reba Buhr || Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Middle Grade || Publisher:  Scholastic Press || Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 285 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com


City of Ghosts is the story of Cassidy Blake who nearly drowns and a ghost named Jacob who saves her life. Their spirits get tangled up in the proces and now Cassidy is not entirely alive and Jacob is not completely dead …  and as a consequence Cassidy can now cross into the spirit roam.  Continue reading “CITY OF GHOSTS – VICTORIA SCHWAB”

MY BOOK TO MOVIE LIST FOR 2018

In 2016 I started my reading journey and ever since the only resolution I make at the beginning of the year is the amount of books I will finish by the end of it. The annual 12 books a year I started out with, were not challenging enough and therefore I am working towards a total of 40 before the end of 2018.

I have since adopted a lot more noteworthy reading habits, all but sticking to my monthly TBR list. For some reason a monthly TBR list, more often than not, results in a reading slump. So this year I am experimenting with a yearly TBR. The fact that all titles on my current list are books that have been or will be adapted to movies or TV-series helps me finish one book after another, often before the release date of the adaptation.

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MOSTLY VOID, PARTIALLY STARS – JOSEPH FINK & JEFFREY CRANOR

Title: Mostly Void, Partially Stars || Authors: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor || Podcast Narrator : mostly Cecil Baldwin || Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Horror || Publisher:  Harper Perennial || Year of publication: 2016 || No. of pages: 281 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com 


Mostly Void, Partially Stars introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true, and to the strange but friendly people who live there. This book is a collection of episodes from Season One of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations by Jessica Hayworth.

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READY PLAYER ONE – ERNEST CLINE


Titel: Ready Player One || Auteur: Ernest Cline|| Vertaald: Ralph van der Aa || Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult || Uitgeverij:  Querido’s Uitgeverij BV, Em.|| Jaar van verschijnen: 2011 || Aantal pagina’s: 374 || ISBN Nederlandse Versie: 9789021449753 , 9789021449760 , 9789021408880 , 9789021409115 ||  Verkrijgbaar via Bol.com


Het verhaal van Ready Player One gaat als volgt … in het jaar 2045 leeft een aanzienlijk deel van de wereld in armoede. Er is een energiecrisis en banen liggen niet voor het oprapen. Daarnaast is er ook nog eens sprake van overpopulatie….in een notendop is dit de dystopische wereld van onze hoofdpersoon Wade Watts. Zijn enige weg uit deze grimmige werkelijkheid is de Oasis … een online virtuele wereld waar miljarden mensen dagelijks op inloggen. Niet alleen om te werken, scholing te volgen, naar de kerk te gaan en te winkelen, maar ook om te gamen en te reizen naar diverse virtuele planeten waar de Oasis mee is gevuld. Continue reading “READY PLAYER ONE – ERNEST CLINE”