Hunting for medieval treasure…

Tomorrow I will be leaving to the abbey Rolduc in the south of the Netherlands, along with fourteen classmates and four faculty members from the department of Book and Digital Media Studies at Leiden University. And it should prove to be extremely interesting! While there we will be hunting in …

Japan’s triple disaster…

It’s been a year since the triple disaster in Japan. I still remember when it happened: I wasn’t in Japan at the time (and unfortunately haven’t been there since), but I was in class and after that at work. At work (I work at an East Asian Library) the TV …

Bookish links

Often I run across interesting blog posts or news items on the internet, so I figured I could share them once in a while. Little Free Libraries are taking root on lawns “Todd Bol wanted to honor his mother, a former teacher and book lover who died a decade ago. …

Books in 2011

Better late than never, right? I didn’t read as much as I wanted, unfortunately. Fortunately however it seems like I was lucky and picked a lot of books that I ended up loving! My absolute favourites were American Gods, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Picture of Dorian Gray. …