Just plain Suus

Book lover + reader + reviewer

Read: December

The final month of the year always includes a reading sprint. I wanted to surpass my goal of 65 books and in last weeks post I talked about trying to reach 67. I ended up in between those two at a total of 66 books in 2017. So what did I read last month? Read on and find out! As always they have been given a rating X out of.. Read More

Do: 2018 Reading Challenge (and end of 2017)

As it is now the start of 2018 I wanted to reflect on my reading challenges of last year and set some new reading goals for next year. I made similar posts in 2016 and in 2017 so check those out if you are curious.   2017 I was not very adventurous with my reading challenges, my goals were to: Read 50 books I crushed this one. I read a.. Read More

Thoughts: Looking back at 2017 and forward to 2018

Time is starting to go so fast and so within a blink the end of 2017 has come and it is time to reflect on another year and look forward to 2018. Let’s reflect Looking back at my post about 2016 I can really say that 2017 has continued the upward spiral in my life. I graduated in January, got a job at a company I love in February and.. Read More

Thoughts: My best nine (Instagram)

I have been instagramming for a while now, running two accounts. My personal one @justplainsuus and my bookstagram one @justplainbooks. There is a thing you can do which looks at your ‘best nine‘ posts of the year (the ones with the most likes) and I thought it might be nice to share them! @justplainsuus To start with: my personal instagram. I really liked seeing this picture, it captures a lot.. Read More

Favorites: 2017

I have only done a ‘Favorites’ this year in January (great start, very poor follow through), but I wanted to share my faves of this year regardless. Like last year, I decided to give you a top 10 of my favorite movies and books. Unlike last year, I decided to add some Netflix shows and Youtube channels I was really into this year. Movies: I put the movies in order.. Read More

Do: Making paper

When I graduated in January one of my gifts was a gift card to make my own paper at Papiermakerij De Hoop. Since I have been writing a lot more this year, my family thought it would be nice to not just create the words, but the actual material my words could be printed upon. So about a month ago I went to the ‘Papiermakerij’ to help create paper.  .. Read More

Review: Turtles all the Way Down (*****)

I have been a fan of John Green since I read ‘Looking for Alaska’ in 2008 or so. When ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was published in 2012, I devoured it. I don’t know why I haven’t really read any of the books he has published in between, but these two have been said to be his best. When it was announced John Green would be releasing a new book.. Read More

Read: November

I knew my reading spree could not last forever and sadly I have only managed to finish three books this month. Thankfully I am still 2 books ahead of schedule for my new reading goal of 60 books, so not all is lost! This month was all about finishing ‘Het smelt’ and reading our book club pick of the month. So what did I read last month? Read on and.. Read More

Read: October

Last ‘Read recap’ I was already excited for Fall and so far it has not disappointed. There is rain, there is cold, there is darkness, also known as the perfect time to curl up on the couch with a book. Which is exactly what I have been doing, racing through books faster than you can say ‘October’. I might have to adjust my reading goal again since 60 books is now.. Read More

Do: Maastricht – Walking

The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived: the final part in my ‘Maastricht’ series! This one is about the wonderful nature walk we did near Maastricht in a town called ‘Schin op Geul’. This wonderful walk actually took place before our day at the Gulpener Brewery and after a night of approximately 2 hours of sleep and some handstands against the city hall of Maastricht at.. Read More