Four Facts Survey | Tag

Time for another tag and this is the Four Facts Survey Tag and I’m looking for people who are interested in writing a guest post, but more information on that at the bottom. For this tag you basically just have to say four things about each of these subjects. It’s rather self-explanatory. I saw this tag on Kyleigh‘s blog Chatter From A Coffeehouse and I wasn’t actually tagged for this one, but she said anyone could give it a try so I did. Let’s go.


Four Names People Call Me Other Than My Real Name

  • I was called Jambon once, it is based on my last name.
  • My grandmother used to call me Jo’ke sometimes, as an abbreviation of my first name.
  • People also just call me weird, not really a name though.
  • I really have no other nicknames.

Four Jobs I’ve Had

  • I most recently worked as a cashier at a grocery store.
  • I’ve also worked as a cleaner in a hospital.
  • Can I consider being a student as a job? Since it takes up a lot of time and there’s a lot of work.
  • Those are all the jobs I’ve done so far.

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Life in Books | Tag

In this tag you’ll find some information about my life that corresponds with a book in some kind of way. I was tagged by Nick from The Paper Dragon, he’s also from Belgium and you should totally go check his blog.
I don’t own all of the books below, but I’m including a link to Goodreads if you want to know more about them.


Count your age along your bookshelf. Which book is it?
By starting from the left on my main shelf, it’s certain that this is going to be a comic, but I think that will do just fine. The 18th book, or comic in this case, on my shelf is Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2: Angela which is written by Brian Michael Bendis.

Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to?
I’m not being very imaginative with this one, as there are a lot of great fantasy worlds in books, but I’m going to pick Saints of New York by RJ Ellory for this one. New York has always been a place that I wanted to travel to since as long as I can remember. I started reading this book a long time ago, but for some reason I didn’t finish it.

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Emoji Book | Tag

I am doing another tag and this time it’s the Emoji Book Tag. The point of this tag is to look at your five most recent or favourite emojis and associate a book with them.
I was tagged by Aldana from perfectioninbooks.
I am using some of my most used and perhaps favourite emojis. I tried to use some unconventional emojis and give a slightly different meaning to them, just to keep it interesting and original. It wasn’t that easy since I haven’t read many books yet, but I managed to find five of them who fit these emojis.


Emoji BooksLife of Pi by Yann Martel
I can hear you think that the books emoji is a rather obvious choice, but I associate that with school and I use it more than the actual school emoji. I read Life of Pi last year for my English course at school. This is the book that got me into reading again after a pretty long reading slump. It was a great book and I am happy I read it. I had seen the beautiful movie, but the book had even more amazing things to offer so absolutely worth a mention.


Emoji Tears of JoyRocket Raccoon vol. 1: A Chasing Tale by Skottie Young
I’m pretty sure everyone uses this emoji once in a while. It’s a go-to one for me at least. I decided to choose a comic with this particular emoji, because I haven’t really read any funny books yet. Rocket Raccoon vol. 1 was able to make me laugh out loud quite a few times so this one clearly deserved to be linked with this one. In my previous post I did a review of this one where I elaborate more on why I liked this so much. (Go read it here)

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The Martian | Movie Review

The MartianIMDB | Letterboxd | Trailer

Having read the book, I knew what I was getting into when seeing this movie. A story heavily based on scientific facts, but still understandable through the way everything is explained. Andy Weir, the author of the book, and Drew Goddard, who wrote the screenplay, did a great job at clarifying how everything works and why everything does what it does.

Besides the science, this movie also relies heavily on the wit and humor of the lead character. Since he is left on his own on another planet, the writers really had to step up their game to make a character, who is constantly talking to himself, remain interesting to watch. They have a great balance between cutting back and forth between Mars and Earth, where other characters are able to break the monologue. When watching the trailer, this looks like a pretty serious movie with a lot of action and drama. Except it could surprise you with the amount of humour in this movie. Though I did think they did a better job in the book with that (Just look at the first sentence in the book, come on).

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