The Girl on the Train | Book Review

The Girl on the Train

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I finally finished my first book of 2016 and it took me long enough. I can blame it on my exams, but it’s probably also due to my lack of motivation. However, this had nothing to do with The Girl on the Train, because I enjoyed it. It wasn’t really that thrilling, but it was still quite interesting to read.

At first I didn’t really like Rachel or I couldn’t relate to her. I didn’t know whether I should’ve been supportive of her or not. Though after a while I started to have empathy for her. She’s troubled and had her fair share of difficult moments, which led to her not making the right decisions. She appeared to be desperate a lot of the time. This made her more human and realistic. I did like the interactions between Rachel and Scott. I don’t really know why, but perhaps it’s because they were both troubled and having a hard time while finding comfort with each other.

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First Month | Recap

It’s the first day of February which means that it has already been a month since the start of my blog and I seriously can’t believe that. It feels like I started blogging only yesterday and yet it also seems like I’ve been doing this for years. Does that even make any sense?
Anyway, I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at everything that has already happened.

I’m quite proud that I have already published 9 posts. To a lot of you that may not seem much, but for me it’s quite something. When I started my blog I always thought I wouldn’t have that much to write about or to keep things interesting. I’m not sure whether or not my posts have been interesting, but I still have a couple of ideas for the future so you won’t see me quit any time soon. I’m currently posting twice a week, every monday and friday. Though I’m not completely sure if I’ll be able to keep that up, but I’ll try.

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Christmas Presents | Haul

Is it normal that I am sad as well as happy that the holidays are over? Christmas and New Year’s Eve are a wonderful time and I always enjoy being around my family, but it’s also a really busy time to be honest. I had to go to several parties and in between those I had to study. Yes, you read that right, here in Belgium we have to study during the holiday break. We have a rather unpleasant system where the finals take place after our holiday break (hurray Belgium). So not that great of a time actually. An upper side about it is that we do have some time off afterwards.
That aside I do am glad about all the presents my family gave me. Here are all the gifts they got me.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I am very excited to read this book. It’s highly praised by the book community and is named one of the best thrillers of 2015. So yeah, this will probably be my next read! It’s also being adapted into a movie with an amazing cast, so we have that to look forward to.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Also one of the best thrillers of recent years, so definitely a must-read. I have heard so many good things about this one that I just can’t get any more excited to read it. As people are calling The Girl on the Train the new Gone Girl must mean something, right.

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