Just plain Suus

Book lover + reader + reviewer

Do: Maastricht – Bookstores

In continuation of my introductory post about Maastricht (read it here), I wanted to share some bookstores I visited. If there are any bookstores I missed or should visit, either in Maastricht or anywhere else, let me know in the comments below! Bookshop Dominicanen This one is probably the most known of the bookstores I visited. It is located in an old Dominican church. I have to be honest though,.. Read More

Thoughts: 25 bookish things I learned

Birthday time! I have turned 25 (the horror, the shock, etc.) and since there is a trend on the #internet to share X number of things you’ve learned (x equals your age) I thought I would join in! Here are 25 things I’ve learned, book themed obviously. Some are tips for younger me. Some are just reminders to myself. 1 Did you know you can walk and read at the.. Read More

Do: Maastricht – The City

I haven’t done a non-reading post in a while and I thought I would switch it up with some posts about Maastricht. I got back a week ago from a short vacation there with a few of my friends from Delft. We rented a house via Airbnb near the Sint-Pietersberg. It was a 20-minute walk to the city center which was very doable. We did not do much, but we.. Read More

Read: July

Oh my, how time flies.. I managed to read quite a lot, but blog not so much.. Shame on me. I will try to be better this month, but I feel like I need to start experimenting a little bit with what I want my blog to be. Anyway, that is not what this post is about! Let’s look at the books I’ve read in July. Here are the books.. Read More

Read: June

Last month I did a big post with the books I read in the previous 4 months. So, this month I can just share the books of one month. Happy days! In my previous post I wrote I was 5 books behind on schedule and I am pleased to say I am now back on track. I would also like to refer to the 5 book goal of last month’s.. Read More

Review: Americanah (***)

  This week I am reviewing a book club read. For those of you who don’t know, a little over a year ago I started a book club with two of my friends in Delft. We read classics and modern literature and if you want to have more info you can check our Facebook page. Last month we read ‘Americanah‘ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was really excited to read.. Read More

Review: Maus (*****)

I finally made the smart decision to get a library subscription. By now I have learned I have no self-control, especially around books. So I figured it would be better to take 9 books out of the library at once then spend 50 euros on books because I thought I could handle a visit to a bookstore. The first on the giant pile of books I borrowed was ‘The Complete.. Read More

Review: The Hate U Give (*****)

My aim for 2017 is to review all the books I read. However, since I am already behind quite a bit, I am starting with a recently finished book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. A young adult novel about police violence and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in the United States of America, I thought it would fit nicely with my aim to read more about and written.. Read More

Read: February – May

Guess what, I’m back! I have been MIA for three months or so and I feel really bad neglecting my blog like that. So here I am, back at it again. To start, I figured I would write down the books I’ve read these past few months. There haven’t been that many, besides blogging I also had little time to read, but I am getting back into it! According to.. Read More

Review: Wuthering Heights (****)

  For our first ‘Classics’ edition of the year, our book club read ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Brontë. I have read it when I was about 14/15 so I decided to read it again and see the difference. I only vaguely remembered enjoying the book and mostly I remembered struggling reading the dialogue with ‘Joseph’ who speaks with a heavy accent written down almost phonetically. So I was curious to.. Read More