A life amongst books
Ever since I can remember I love reading, from children’s books to (psychological) thrillers, detective novels, contemporary and classic literature, as well as metaphysical and visionary fiction and ... books on (the art of) writing.
Libraries never fail to impress me, those big shelves, overloaded with so many books in all those colours. They looked like magic to me, captivating and extremely interesting.
I remember going to the library and feeling like a child in magic wonderland. So many books, so much to choose from, the atmosphere, I loved it. At the age of 12, I discovered English books (native Dutch speaker/writer), the first were Agatha Christie’s mysteries.
Dame Agatha Christie has been my life companion ever since, she offers entertainment, brain exercise, insight into the hidden depths of mankind’s psychology and motives as well as adventurous surroundings. I love her characters and insights into human nature.
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all, I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
Dame Agatha Christie
Queen of Crime
Reading is my passion - from romantic to fiction, classics and literature, with detectives and mystery as my favourites. Must be the influence of Agatha Christie!
My interests are widespread: from Agatha Christie to John Irving and the historic literature of Leo Tolstoy. There are many writers I love, like Thomas Hardy and Harry Mulish’s ‘Discovery of Heaven’: a favourite.
Reading feels like discovering new worlds, broadening my horizon and connecting to new characters and writers to love.
That is why I am happy to be working with authors, ‘my’ authors. I believe the creation of a book, writing, is art. One I hugely admire.
I feel lucky to do what I love. To be a part of the bookish world. To share, and spread the love for books & reading. To help authors find and grow their readership.
Library, Book Reviews, Author Features
Find your next read!
To read my book reviews, and see my recommendations, to find out interesting facts about your favourite authors, to browse through the books (review copies) in my special library, please visit Bits about Books.