Waarom ik het CAWPILE-systeem gebruik voor het beoordelen van boeken

CAWPILE-systeem voor het beoordelen van boeken

Het CAWPILE-systeem is een manier om boeken op een consequente manier te beoordelen en een cijfer te geven. Ik gaf mijn boeken altijd een sterrenreview op Goodreads, zonder eigenlijk precies te weten waarom ik dat aantal sterren gaf. Het gevolg: Ik gaf boeken die ik prima vond en zou aanraden aan anderen 3 sterren, maar ik gaf ook boeken die ik helemaal niet zo goed vond 3 sterren.

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Wat ik las in juli 2020

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Ik vond het wel eens tijd om mijn boekenblog nieuw leven in te blazen, maar hoe begin je weer met bloggen na zo’n lange pauze? Ik doe maar gewoon alsof ik nooit weg ben geweest (behalve dan dat ik nu in het Nederlands blog :). In juli las ik 8 boeken, waarvan 3 tijdens de Reading Rush. Dit waren ze:

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WRAP UP: May + June 2014

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At the end of May and the beginning of June I was so busy with writing essays and taking exams to finish up my first year of college, that I didn’t even have the time to write a short wrap up post. But don’t worry, I will add the books that I’ve read in May to this post as well. I didn’t read that much in both of these months, so this wrap up won’t be too long. I plan on reading a lot more books in July, because I will have a lot more time in July than I had in the past few months. But I won’t be making a TBR anymore, because I found that I just like to pick just whatever I feel like, and not having to keep to a set schedule. But I’m getting ahead of myself, here are the books that I’ve read in May and June!
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I SAW THE TFIOS MOVIE!

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You haven’t been able to see much of my Summer of 50 Challenge since I announced it last week, but that is because I was in Prague with some friends, celebrating the fact that we finished the first year of college! We saw a lot of this beautiful city, we had a pick-nick in the park, we went dancing in a nice club, and I SAW THE TFIOS MOVIE! The release date of this movie in the Netherlands was initially set on June 6th, but they pushed it back to July 10th! That is more than a month! I was really disappointed when I found out, but then I remembered that I would be in the Czech Republic for a few days, where the movie was already out. So I dragged my friends to the cinema in Prague, and I watched the TFIOS movie with Czech subtitles, which was really interesting. None of my friends had read the book, and during the movie I started feeling guilty that I took them to see this movie because the two friends that were sitting next to me were sobbing loudly throughout the movie. But that also proves how powerful this story is and how amazing this movie is. In the next part I will tell you more about what I thought about it, but WARNING: THE NEXT PART CONTAINS SPOILERS. If you haven’t read the books, the spoilers will be major. If you have read the book but not seen the movie yet, they will be mild spoilers I think.
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REVIEW: Paper Towns by John Green

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Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Published: October 16th 2008 by Dutton Juvenile
Genre: Young Adult, contemporary, mystery, romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 305
Source: Bought
Rating:

Plot

Paper Towns is about Quentin Jacobsen, and Quentin is in love with the girl next-door Margo Roth Spiegelman who he used to friends with when they were little. But Margo is no regular girl next-door. Margo loves mystery. Quentin and Margo haven’t been hanging out much since they grew older, but one night Margo comes up to Quentin’s window, like she used to do when they were a lot closer. She asks Quentin to come with her because she needs him to go on a mission with her. Quentin comes with her, and they spend the entire night together on that mission. The next day, Quentin goes to school to find out that Margo isn’t there. Margo has ran away. She has done that before, and she always left some sort of clues for her parents on where to find her. But this time, the clues are for Quentin, and he is determined to find her.
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REVIEW: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

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Title: Rebel Belle
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Rebel Belle #1
Published: April 8th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 352
Rating:

Plot

Harper Price is a typical Southern girl and the queen of her High School. She is president of every board, she has a lot of friends, and she has a lovely boyfriend. Her life is perfect, until it all changes at the night she was supposed to be crowned homecoming queen. When she goes to the bathroom to check on her makeup, she runs into her history teacher who is fighting with the janitor. They are not just in a disagreement, but they are fighting to death. And when the janitor dies right before his eyes, he passes on his abilities to Harper without any explanation. After a while, Harper finds out that she has to use her abilities to protect David Stark: her least favorite person. But after she gets to know him better, she starts to fall in love with him (not a spoiler) and everything gets even more complicated.

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REVIEW: A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

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Title: A Great and Terrible Beauty
Author: Libba Bray
Series: Gemma Doyle #1
Published: December 9th 2003 by Simon and Schuster
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 403
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Plot

It’s 1895, and Gemma Doyle lives in India, together with her parents. One day, Gemma is walking with her mother and a servant on the markets of Bombay, when Gemma and her mother get into a fight. Gemma runs away into the streets of Bombay, but while she is there, she gets a vision. She sees her mother commit suicide, and a little later she finds out that this actually happened. After this incident, Gemma is sent away to Spence, a boarding school in England that promises to turn her into a proper lady. But when Gemma gets there, she finds it hard to find her place. She has to deal with her dorky roommate Ann, popular girls Felicity and Pippa, her strange visions that keep coming back, and on top of that there is an Indian young man that is following around.

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Shatter Me Trilogy ~ Fan Art and Quotes

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Last Sunday I posted a review on Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, and I gave it infinite stars. I just love this book so much! And I also love all the other books in this series. Besides reading, I also spend a lot of time on tumblr, looking for pretty, book-related posts. And I found that there are so many talented people on there that make some really beautiful fan art. I would like to show you some of my favorite shatter-me pictures that I found there. If you haven’t read the Shatter Me trilogy yet (which is hard to imagine, since it’s so popular), you definitely should because I think everyone would love this book! And then, after reading it, you can join the amazing fandom on Tumblr. 🙂 Warning, this might contain some spoilers for all the books in this trilogy
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REVIEW + DISCUSSION: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Title: Ignite Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #3
Published: February 4th 2014 by HarperCollins
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
Rating: ()

YOU GUYS, I finally read this book. And can I please give this infinite stars? I absolutely love this book! I am having a really hard time reviewing this book without spoilers, so I will just write a very short part without spoilers, but if you click on the continue reading button you’ll be able to see all my thoughts on this book with all the spoilers.

So, my spoiler-free thoughts on this book. I don’t think I have to tell you again that I absolutely loved this book. After reading Unravel Me, I was a little insecure about how Tahereh Mafi would wrap all this mess up in just one more book. Because the entire world is ruined and she couldn’t just fix that in one book. But luckily, the focus in this book wasn’t on tying all the loose ends together, but on the characters. This entire series has been more character-driven that plot-driven, I think, but Ignite Me topped it all. I think Tahereh managed to write such diverse and developed characters, that I didn’t really care how it was going to wrap up, as long as the characters were happy. The main thing that I absolutely loved was the relationship between Juliette and Kenji. There is finally a book in which a guy and a girl are best friends without falling in love with each other. Although I did fall in love with Kenji. 🙂 I am scared that if I write more about how much I liked this book, I will spoil it for you. So please continue reading if you want to see all my spoilery thoughts, but GO AWAY IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK YET!

WARNING: THE REMAINING OF THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!
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WRAP UP: April 2014

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Whut? Is it May already? I know I say this every month but if time keeps going at this pace I’ll be graduating before I realize it! On the other hand, time going so fast means that it is almost summer already! I hope I’ll have my last exam on June 12th, which is in 42 days, and after that I’ll have plenty of time to read. So that’s not too bad. But let’s not get ahead of myself, it is only the beginning of May and I’m going to show what books I’ve read in April first. I read 4 books and 2 (or 4? Does the Delirium Stories count as 1 or 3?) novellas. Click on ‘continue reading’ to see what I read in April and what I plan on reading in May!
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