Social Media … how the pressure can get you down.

I have been out for a couple of months, quite some time actually. It was very frustrating to never reach the same level as those gorgeous photographs on Pinterest and Instagram. I couldn’t make those fabulous pictures of books, I couldn’t write that beautiful immediately, and I couldn’t find the fucking time to learn (immediately […]


A question that people ask me regularly is “Where do you get the time to do all this”. Well, the truth is, I don’t get the time. Not the time I want to spend on my commonplace book. And I hate it, I feel bad about it. I have a 9 to 5 job, I […]

Re-reading Outlander

Since I started a commonplace book, I wanted to re-read Outlander, the first book of the series from Diana Gabaldon. I read it a first time in Dutch, when I was 13 years old (or 14), and then a second time in 2014, in English. If you are a Dutch reader, try to read it […]

The Experiment

My greatest dream was, and still is, to write a book, a novel.  I don’t know the genre yet, I know it will be in past times, let’s say the 18th or 19th century or something, probably in Scotland. So, why is this so important for the experiment… Well, I’m going to read “Scotland, History […]

What is a commonplace book to me?

People ask me rather frequently “What is your definition of a commonplace book”? Honestly, in my humble opinion, there is no  “definition” of a commonplace book. Some say it’s a collection of significant quotes you read. We’ll it is part off what I do, but it does not cut it, at all. Wikipedia says: “Commonplace […]