AFW Book Club // Spring 2017

No matter how stressed or busy you are, I believe it’s important to find ways to help you relax. Popular ways are burning some scented candles, eating chocolate (guilty), watching Netflix, napping, catching up on Youtube videos and, perhaps the most classic of all ways, curling up with a good book. When you’re really busy…

AFW Book Club // Winter 2017

A new season, a new Almost Famous Writer book club! One of my new year’s resolution was definitely to read more books. I used to absolutely love reading and the last few years I just didn’t do it that much. Now with the cold weather, I just love to curl up on the couch (situated…

AFW Book Club // Fall 2016

As you might have noticed, the seasonal “What To Read” article for this Fall hasn’t gone online yet. That’s because I wanted to change the format a little bit. Instead of telling my readers what to read (as eloquently directed by the title of the article), I want to introduce the Almost Famous Writer Book…

“It” (2013) – Alexa Chung // Book Review

I find myself in quite a contradicting situation these days. On the one hand, I’m busier than ever, with school and Tabula RASA up and running. But on the other hand, I’m more lazy than ever, when it comes down to my extracurricular activities. After a long day of lectures, meetings and magazine stuff, I…

“The Girls” (2016) – Emma Cline // Book Review

When we were at Best Kept Secret, we spent a great deal of time in the Volkskrant Secret Garden. The garden was situated right behind Stage Two, hidden behind trees and full with picknick benches, homemade coffee and issues of the Volkskrant lying around. My Mom pointed out an interview with a young writer, who…

5 Must-Read Books // Summer 2016

Summer is perhaps the most perfect season for reading. School is out, offices are closed and work is done (for most of us): time to grab some books, find a nice place in the sun and start reading! This season I have chosen some really nice reads, because I recently picked up a book that…

Story Saturday #5 // Beach Walk

I’m staring into the inside of my eyelids. “Can you see it?” Beside me, Adam nods. I can hear him laugh, as soft as a whisper. “Yeah?” “What do you see?” “Erm… I see.. Seagulls.” Feathers flutter all around us. Adam’s shoulder presses into mind. He breathes in and out. In. Out. In. Out. “I…