In August 2014 I decided to review every book I read. At first I only published these reviews on Worlds Without End, a speculative fiction site. In October 2015 I decided to revamp an old, dormant blog to host them in a place of their own. You are reading that blog.
I read a lot as a kid. But although I’ve studied linguistics & literary science, somewhere in my early 20ies I stopped reading fiction. What followed was a strict diet of non-fiction and some poetry. 10 years later, a friend recommended me Anathem by Neal Stephenson. I decided to give it a go, since, well, I used to love reading fiction. It clicked. Banks’ Culture novels followed after that. Dune became one of my favorite SF books, as for so many SF fanatics, and I’ve written 6 lengthy pieces analysing all the books in the original series – some over 10,000 words. I branched out to fantasy too, so there you go. Lately, I’ve also been reading a bit more art books again, as well as non-fiction, and occasionaly a book of literature in Dutch.
The first 2.5 years of reviewing I read about book a week, but at the beginning of 2017 life happened, and because of that my reading dropped to about 2 books a month, depending on the page count, work, stuff.
I live in Belgium. My mother tongue is Dutch, which might explain some mistakes or oddities in my English. Drop me a note if you spot any.
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“What do you despise? By this are you truly known.” – Princess Irulan