Hello! A tag today. :”D I was actually tagged this time too, by the Orang-utan Librarian! Thanks!
Why Do We Have So Many Cheese Stores In One Street – A Cheesy Read.
I’m going to go with Losing it by Cora Carmack. Yep, it’s about exactly what it sounds like it’s about. The main character is determined to lose her virginity, and then accidentally almost has a one night stand with the guy who turns out to be her new professor. It’s cute, it’s light, it’s honestly a bit cringey at times, but it’s overall enjoyable, especially if you’re looking for a bit of fluffy romance. Buy oh my gosh, the cheese. I NEED SOME WINE FOR ALL THIS CHEESE.
Canal Parade – A Book that Celebrates The LGBT-Community.
For this one I choose Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak. While I wasn’t in love with the plot of this book overall, I really like how the author wrote the romance. The main character develops feeling for another guy and the author makes it fit into the plot so naturally – there’s no dramatic coming-out to his parents, there’s no internal crisis. It just… feels natural, like how any romance is supposed to feel. I really liked the vibe from this one. Very accepting, very loving. It was good. 🙂
Anne Frank House – A Book That Made you Cry.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. This book is heartbreaking. I figured I’d stick to the holocaust theme here with the question title, but go with a work of fiction instead of a nonfiction. This book is about two boys – one on the outside of a fence and one on the inside.
I know they made a movie – I haven’t watched it yet. I’m afraid that my heart will shatter. The book was intense enough without actually seeing the boys or hearing what I’m sure is going to be some pretty intense music in the background.
Museum Square – An Artsy Book.
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony is essentially nothing but art. The story is told through photography, sometimes there are pictures of things like ticket stubs or letters that give a bit of context, but overall it’s just pictures. It’s neat!
Pigeons, Pigeons Everywhere – An Annoying Character.
Latest ‘I wanna punch him’ character is Kyle from Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. I gotta hand it to Robin Hobb, she’s really good at writing characters that infuriate me. Like, they seem like real characters, not one dimensional fillers you’ll get a lot of the time when a character is tagged as ‘annoying’. Kyle is one of these characters, I just happen to hate his guts. He needs good punch. Gah.
Red White Blue – Recreate The Dutch Flag Using Books.
Neal Stephenson flags are the best flags. :”D
And that’s it! 😀 Happy reading!
One thought on “Amsterdam Book Tag – Blogmas 12/3”
hehe I liked your line “I need some wine for all this cheese”- that book sounds tempting (with wine and cheese) Ahh yes I agree with you about the boy in striped pajamas!
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