On My Shelf is an original feature inspired by the On My Shelf tag. Each time I will take 5 random books from my shelves and tell you about them (how I got them, what I think of them etc.), and if they are in Dutch I will write a small synopsis of them.
I will roll some dice to find out which books it will be.
De Verwarde Cavia/The Confused Guinea Pig by Paulien Cornelisse
Enter the world of Caaf. Meet her co-workers, experience the necessity of a reliable coffee machine and shudder when the parent company starts meddling with business. The company-garden is a confusing biotope, with the only handhold in the form a box of paperclips.
I bought this as a bathroom-read. A book with short stories, you can read while you have to do a nr. 2. I really enjoy reading Paulien Cornelisse’s work a lot, so maybe I am biased?
Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
I got this because Sasha from A Book Utopia keeps saying its her favorite and I want to know why. I read it as a bedtime read and it takes me forever to get through it, but that’s because I keep falling asleep when I try to read it. But I like it so far.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling
I have a love/hate relationship with The Deathly Hallows, because at the time it was supposed to come out, it took another (two) year(s) because of some reason, I don’t remember why. And then half of it was also just the trio running from death eaters and looking for horcrux. I was no happy cookie, but I did love the end. For the Dutch one I also went to a special event
Book of Shadows (Wicca/Sweep #1) by Cate Tiernan
At some point in history I received a gift certificate of 10 gulden/guilder, from it I bought Book of Shadows and a magazine. I finished reading the book the same day and went back to the story to get the second book. I loved it! Now that I am a bit more grown up, I still like them, but not as much as back them. But it literally became a tradition for some of the store workers to point me to the newest release in this series when I entered the store!
His Dark Materials 1-3 by Philip Pullman
I bought this book when I was looking for something fantasy to read. I put this book on my Might-Never-Finish-Shelf, because I literally have not gotten any further then the first page. I find it is written too childish for me, but I have the Dutch version. So maybe it is like the Chronicles of Naria books, just read the English ones, because they’re better?
Can you give me any advice on the His Dark Materials series? Let me know in the comments down below!
For now, let books enrich your life!