Autumn is coming and this is how I prepare

By making a plan on which books I will read to get me through the coming darkness!

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In which Eefje is posting video’s about books to her youtube channel

Hi guys! I know, I know, poor neglected blog. But fear not! I have been active on other parts of the interwebs! I’ve recently started making vlogs about books again for my youtube. Like this one about fearing that I’ll never get to read all the books I’ve got on my TBR (to be read) list.

 

Or this one, in which I talk about all the books I read in August.

 

And this one is for those of you who want to laugh at my fuckups and outtakes from the last video.


You can subscribe to my channel if you want to see more of my vlogs, I have plans for more!

In which Eefje gushes about an author in a slightly creepy way

You know how sometimes, you read a book and fall entirely in love with it? I had that happen with an unexpected book recently, Moranthology by Caitlin Moran. It’s a collection of her columns, and I just LOVE IT SO MUCH. I have had How to be a Woman on my to read list for a while when I found the Dutch translation of Moranthology in the take-if-you-like-it pile at work. I figured, hey I’ve been wanting to read something by this author and it’s free, even if I would have prefered to read it in English.

And it is just a book that matches me entirely. Caitlin Moran is one of the few people who I can now add to the list of ‘people who I want to be when I grow up’. (The list includes Neil Gaiman and my Nana.) Her writing style, her way of looking at life, the universe and everything, her feeling about hairstyles and hanging out with awesome musicians. Her feminism, her great love for Doctor Who and Sherlock and the way she makes fun of Downton Abbey. All of it. I may be vaguely creepy in my love for this woman I have never met but I aboslutely adore her. I am a part of the Caitlin Moran fandom now and it is glorious.

I also want to mention the translator, Petra C. van der Eerden, who did an excellent job on the Dutch edition. Moran’s voice come through loud and clear and there wasn’t a moment where I felt like I could ‘see’ the English behind the phrases (something that always makes me want to read the actual English edition and is often the mark of a not-so-good translator), not even in the column about Sherlock in which quotes from the show are mentioned. I do instantly remember the actual English dialogue obviously, but in no way did that disturb my reading-enjoyment.

I can’t wait to read Moran’s (I keep wanting to call her Cate, which she mentions in the book is the name people who actually know her call her) other books, How to be a Woman and How to Build a Girl. I am going to enjoy ferociously consuming anything she puts out in the world.

This is the Goodreads page for Moranthology, and here is Caitlin Moran’s twitter.

Several analog pictures

A random collection of photos that were not beach related from my Holga roll. (See the beach ones here.)

Sun going down

I had taken the Holga with me to the Efteling with friends, sadly due to terrible light leaks most of the photos were not usable. But I do have this gem, of which I am not actually sure I took it that day or some other time. But I know I used my Diana flash for it! Look at these two cuties that I get to call my friends.

Cuties

My beloved native Utrecht:

Dom

Light

See more of my photos on My Flickr account.

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