‘I’ll give you the sun’ – Jandy Nelson


What is this book about?

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

Genre: Family, Romance
Pages: 371
Released: September 2014

My rating? 3,5/5

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Pitch Perfect 2


What is this movie about?

After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

Director: Elizabeth Banks
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Seinfelt
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 115 min

My rating? 3/5

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‘Paper Towns’ – John Green


What is this story about?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

Genre: Mystery, Romance
Pages: 304
Released: October 2008

My rating? 3,5/5

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‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’

“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”; The name of Florence + The Machine‘s new album. And I couldn’t be more excited about it. I’ve been waiting for a new album of this band for ages!


I first heard of Florence + The Machine when they appeared on the ‘Twilight: Eclipse’ soundtrack in 2010. I was immediately in love with the sound of ‘Heavy in your arms‘ so since then I sort of started following this amazing band. But this british band has been around much long than 2010. Florence Welch and Isabella ‘Machine’ Summers first appeared in the charts in 2008 with their hitsingle ‘Kiss with a fist’ from the first album ‘Lungs‘. Another well known song from that album is ‘The Dog Days Are Over’. 

In 2011, their second album ‘Ceremonials‘ was released and it was just as big a success as ‘Lungs’. ‘Shake it out’ became a quick hit everywhere and even I was completely enthraled by them. In 2012, Florence + The Machine appeared on another soundtrack of a movie I adored; ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. ‘Breath Of A Life’ is still one of my favorite songs of this band.

And now, finally, after a long wait; their next album. And it was well worth the wait. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is another piece of perfection.

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Côte d’Opale

Last week I had an entire week off work, and no specific holidays planned. Of course, I just couldn’t resist making a little trip because once the travel bug bites…

I had promised my grandfather a while ago that when the weather was fine, we would one day do a little road trip along the Côte d’Opale (Opal Coast). This is a 120-kilometer long coast in the North of France (Region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais) and is the closest point to England. When the weather is clear, you can see the cliffs of south-east England.

Last Thursday was finally a lovely day which we were all available, so we hopped in the car and headed to the Côte d’Opale.


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