I'm getting used to social distanced book clubs.
Last month I officially started my PhD at the university of Amsterdam and I got a really warm welcome.
Unpopular opinion: my favourite character from War and Peace was Hélène.
I read War and Peace so you don't have to.
Adriaan van Dis' wonderful novel Dubbelliefde makes me reflect on the influence of the dark academia aesthetic.
While everyone is suddenly working from home instead of the office, my days are not that different at the moment than before the coronacrisis. In January I quit my job to be able to focus on my academic career and one of the things I’ve been working on since then is my first publication.
This book was not really my cup of tea.
Last month, I read the two historical novels Het pauperparadijs by Suzanna Jansen and HhhH by Laurent Binet. Two very different books that I had very different expectations of as well.
In January was my last day at my job. In November I gave them my two months’ notice as I was getting more and more academic opportunities and I was not able anymore to combine them with my job.
Holidu made a list of ten amazing libraries to visit while travelling through Europe!