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    Don’t Take it Personally

    A recent book I read made me ponder about how we perceive things, situations. How we can be totally wrong in doing so. And how this, sadly, causes rifts between people all because we could not address the issue but took it too personally… Why is it that we rather walk away than talk? Why is it we form immediate opinions where we tell others to wait and think before judging? Are we hypocrites in doing so? My own recent behaviour made me think and this morning, a light bulb (finally!) burst in my head: we can act like rational human beings but look into your own heart and you…

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    Vulnerability

      Last week I openly talked about my goal for 2018 and there were so many positive reactions (even a few exciting propositions!) that I want to shout out to everyone to not be afraid in sharing your dreams and goals. It might be scary to be vulnerable but how else will people know what your dreams are and what you strive for most? Be vulnerable – show confidence in yourself! Showing who you are is vulnerability – and doing so you show courage, strength and confidence. For me, I felt vulnerable in saying what I want in life – and it felt good, even courageous, to share it regardless…

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    The Rose

    Let your heart dance, Your dream become a chance Your soul a beauty to behold Your life full of stories to be told Dare to live ❤ Happy New Year! May your dreams come true – may you have a happy and healthy 2018 filled with love, laughter and joy! To start 2018 with something new and encouraged by a lovely author and the positive responses on the quotes I share on Instagram, I expand my website by regularly writing inspirational blog posts. To inspire, to motivate and to make you happy with who you are – to live the dream and love your life. A name for this feature…

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    *Christmas 2017*

    Now Christmas is before us and the end of the year is nigh, I want to express my gratitude to all of you in our bookish world for connecting, for your friendship and inspiration, for being there. I have read and reviewed many wonderful (new) books, have found new authors to read and to connect with but foremost, I must extend an apology to those authors, whose books have not been reviewed yet although they have been on my list for quite some time. I realise I have let you down. I can only tell you I am sorry – your books are on my list and will be read.…

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    First Day of Spring 2017

      Have a relaxing Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead – enjoy the first days of Spring, sit outside with a coffee and dive into a good book! Good day to you all from the sunny Netherlands. Despite the cold night, it feels like the first day of Spring. I think I’ll sit outside for a coffee for the first time in 2017! Have a lovely Friday, don’t overdo it, work slowly towards the weekend. Speaking of, have you decided your weekend reads yet? Only recently I finished David Videcette’s intriguing crime thriller ‘The Theseus Paradox’, based on the London bombings of 2005 during that Summer of terror. Having been a…

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    Caroline on LinkedIn

      Caroline Vincent is now on LinkedIn to connect with bloggers and reviewers, authors and publishers, editors and proofreaders in our awesome #bookishworld    It’s Friday afternoon, almost weekend! I hope you have a great one! Here in Europe, the temperatures are somewhat rising – a promise of spring hanging in the air! Yesterday, I tried to set up a LinkedIn account – and before I knew it, I had sent out requests to connect to lots of people! Before I knew it, LinkedIn took over all my contacts from, amongst others, my email addresses and more. Apologies for that! In hindsight, that was not such a good idea especially…

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    World Read Aloud Day 2017

      Celebrate World Read Aloud Day 2017 – open up the wonderful world of books for children and inspire them with a gift that lasts a lifetime!  Today is #WorldReadAloudDay 2017 – World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries thanks to those who participate and spread the word across the globe! If you think about it, there should not be any special day to celebrate and…

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    *Blogger Recognition Award 2017*

      Blogger Recognition Award is a lovely gesture to show appreciation to bloggers. Our passion is reading and writing book reviews – sharing the love for books Thank you, Susan Hampson @susanhampson57 !!!! This awesome blogger with her own web https://booksfromdusktilldawn.wordpress.com/ has nominated me for the #BloggerRecognitionAward and I’m proud and honoured to be nominated. Susan, you are an inspiration to all of us in our #bookishworld with your enthusiasm, your love for books and your kindness for all of us sharing the love for books. I love your blog’s catchy opening statement “Each night I travel the world, I live in the minds of killers and walk at the…

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    *December 2016* What an Amazing Year 2016 has been!

      What an amazing year 2016 was! To follow my passion and start blogging and reviewing – meeting many wonderful people in that awesome #bookishworld of ours!  Looking back on 2016 Now the end of the year is nigh it is time to think about all that happened this year. it has been exciting and wonderful and frankly, I do not know where to start! It has been a truly amazing year, in which I started scribbling down notes on the many books I have read in my life, took a deep breath and decided to go for it with my own website. And I love it! Wow, there are days I…

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    *World Book Day 2016*

      World Book Day is a special occasion to celebrate the authors whose books have become our lifetime companions and whose books were unputdownable Honouring World Book Day 2016 For me on top of the list is Dame Agatha Christie, the British crime writer and playwright. She is the author of many, many books featuring famous sleuths like Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Hercule Poirot is the Belgian detective, loved by numerous fans all over the world and Miss Marple is the grey haired but very shrewd old lady, living in a British village, that has excellent insights into the human mind. Agatha Christie’s books are translated into 103 languages,…