By: Celine | July 20, 2014 | (27) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week


Latest Happenings


Well, the hot weather is keeping up! It was 35 degrees Celsius today, which, O.O. Very un-Netherlands-like (that’s a word now, fyi), and tiptoeing the line between “amazing” and “please make it stop”. I had a friend come over to basically lie in the hammocks all day and it has made me realize how much blog work you can get behind on if you take one day off ๐Ÿ˜› Not kidding, I suddenly had 3 reviews to write (most of the time I’m up-to-date on reviews!), comments on 3 posts to reply to, and a ton of blogs I still need to visit. The hot weather isn’t exactly motivating, but I’m slowly doing everything ๐Ÿ˜›

Otherwise, not much has happened in my world, mostly because the whole of the Netherlands is lying around in the garden or barbecue-ing their way through the evenings. I am looking for some bookish recs, though, so throw anythign at me! I’m mostly looking for summery books, preferably contemporary, but it can be any genre ๐Ÿ™‚ If there are some books I should have read a long time ago, just say the word, haha. Thanks everyone!


I have a confession guys: I’m addicted to a app. It’s the Kim Kardashian Hollywood app. I downloaded it as a joke, to see what all the fuss was about. Now I’m shamelessly addicted ย and a B list celebrity. ย I can feel you guys judging me, but seriously- don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Come back to me when you’re all addicted to it to [; Haha! Have any of you tried this app out?

I had a adventure yesterday. I went to the lake with a friend, and we decided to do something different than our usual swim and peddle boat. We decided to go paddle boarding. I was a little nervous of falling off the board and into the middle of the lake, but luckily that never happened. I managed to stand eventually (albeit with shaking legs) and soon got the hand of things. I’m basically a paddle board pro now :p Lol seriously though, it was so much fun and actually quite a good way to work out.

Recently Read

Kiss of Broken Glass

Read by:ย Celineย Rating:ย 3ย  |ย Read by:ย Larissa Rating: 3-3.5

Larissa’sย Book of the Week

I’m so excited to read this one! I’ve read Winters’ other historical novel (In the Shadow of Blackbirds) and adored it. I can’t wait to be captured once again by the haunting mood, the atmospherics descriptions and great historical feel that I experienced in Cat’s other work. The Cure for Dreaming focuses on a suffragist main character and I just know I’ll love reading this one.

Posts on the Blog

Around the Blogosphere

Cait @ Notebook Sisters shares her best-of-2014 so far!
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer joins Cait and shares her own favourite books of 2014.
Jeann @ Happy Indulgenceย explains how being a bookish completionist affects her life.
Megan @ Adrift on Vulcanย discusses her synopsis turn-ons and turn-offs

New on the Shelves



The Art of Getting Stared At: Honestly haven’t heard of this one till I received it in the mail. I’m reading it now though and like how it highlights a uncommon illness.

Atlantia:ย I’m excited to dig into this one! It deals with a underwater world and that has me very interested already. I also just adore the simple cover.

Current Giveaways

– None at the moment ๐Ÿ™

That’s all from us this week! Which books do you recommend?

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Celine is 17 years old and from the Netherlands. Quite obviously, she loves books! She has been a reader for as long as she can remember, and she believes she will be a reader forever. Celine is also obsessed with food, and loves singing along to music as loud as possible, dancing and doodling on nearly everything.

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27 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (60)

  1. Tanja says:

    Celine that’s how I feel every time I spend half of the day out or something. Suddenly there are tons of blog related things I need to do. Also I cannot wait to see your review for Kiss of Broken Glass. I loved that one though ๐Ÿ™‚
    Larissa lol for the app. I haven’t tried it and I’m not planing to but you have fun ๐Ÿ˜€ You’ve got some interesting books too. Great post, ladies ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Celine says:

      That blog work just sneaks up on you ๐Ÿ˜› Especially when you have no time! I liked Kiss of Broken Glass, but didn’t love it – novels written in verse are always a bit hit-or-miss with me ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you loved it though!

      Thank you, Tanja ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Oooh paddle boarding sounds like lots of fun Larissa, that would have been relaxing. HAHA I have heard so much about that Kim Kardashian game, apparently the developer is raking it in now.

    Celine, enjoy the hot weather while you have it!

    Hope you girls have a lovely week.
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  3. You’re not the only person it’s been hot for Celine, it’s pretty warm in the part of the UK I live in and for me personally (who dislikes hot weather, what? I’m a weird one) It’s horrible, it’s sticky and humid and I just want a fan with me at all time! However, the paddle boarding sounds really fun Larissa! Probably a really cool way to cool down too! The Prep School Series, is it good overall Larissa? I read Gallagher Girls and am on the hunt for other spy related novels so I’d be interested on thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you two have been having a good time and good luck for reading next week! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    • Larissa says:

      Yeah I love paddle boarding! It was definitely nice to cool down. I would definitely recommend the Prep School Confidential series. The narrator is truly wonderful, she’s so witty and funny. I also love the mysteries, they’re actually quite unpredictable.

  4. Rashika says:

    Oh man. I am still a D list Celebrity. I am almost a C List celeb though. It’s so much work, Larissa. and I hate it. The stupid game is taking over my life. *cries* and right now I still need to save money to buy the stupid vacation home in Miami. What do I even need a vacation home for. I want to go shopping and buy her some other shit.

    Also yay for adventures!

    And Celine, I feel you. It’s not 35 here but has been in the late 20s (like 25/26) and that is way too warm for here. I AM MELTING. It’s not cool. At all. And yeah. If you take a day off, your comments that need replying will pile up and the posts you need to write will as well. It’s a little insane TBH.

    Great Haul, Larissa and I hope you ladies have a fabulous week!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Celine says:

      25 and 26 is still pretty hot in my opinion ๐Ÿ˜› I can imagine you’re melting – the onky thing pulling me through is tons of ice cream, haha. Also, obviously it’s not cool – it’s hot. (I am so, so sorry.)

    • Larissa says:

      I’m an A lister now. Bow down [; LOL. But seriously, it’s so much work going from a E to a D. Or a D to a C. But going from a B to a A was so easy actually ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Like I did a few fashion shows and boom. Achievement unlocked [; Ughhh, I feel your pain on the houses. Like why buy them when you never really go to them?!? And they’re all like 3290849032843 dollars.

      Thanks Rashika! (:

  5. Kelly says:

    I’ve seen the app in the Kindle store and I’ve been tempted, thinking how ridiculous it probably was, but gosh, it sounds addictive. Ohh, I’m desperate for Alantia, have enjoyed her previous series. Can’t wait to see what you think of it. Happy reading girls and hope you’re enjoying your break Mel.
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    • Larissa says:

      IT’S SO ADDICTING IF YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO BE TAKEN OVER THEN GO AHEAD. Lol, it sounds so stupid and really it’s super simple. Idek why it’s so addicting????

      I’m loving Atlantia so far (: Her Matched series was mehhh for me but this one seems so much better.

  6. Great haul/wrap-up! I’m glad the Book of the Week is The Cure for Dreaming because I just got a copy this week and am really looking forward to it.
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  7. Love the cover for The Cure for Dreaming. I still need to read In the Shadow of Blackbirds, but I really want too!
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  8. I’m really excited for ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ as well! I haven’t read any of Cat’s earlier novels, but there’s just something about the cover and synopsis that reminds me of the new TV show ‘Penny Dreadful’, and I’m oh so ever excited to read the book. And I had no idea Ally Condie is writing a new book; I’m definitely going to add that one to my TBR.
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    • Larissa says:

      You definitely should check out In The Shadow of Blackbirds, one of the few 5 star reads I had last year. Oooo I’ve never watched Penny Dreadful, but The Cure For Dreaming just sounds so amazing to me. I’ve already started Atlantia and I must say that I’m enjoying it miles more than he Matched series.

  9. Pili says:

    Oh yeah, we had a horrible heat wave in Spain too, over the forties some days, so I understand about not wanting to do anything! Thankfully it’s cooled off a bit more!
    Oooh, a finished copy of Atlantia? I read the sampler and was quite intrigued, so I cannot wait to hear what you think of the book!
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    • Larissa says:

      Yep! I’m reading Atlantia currently and omg. Loooooving it. Except a review soon (I know it’s not released for agesss but AGGGHHH SLAJDAKJDASLKDSA)

  10. Zoe N. says:

    Celine: Oh wow! 35 degrees Fahrenheit? *quickly uses Google to convert* THAT’S ALMOST 100 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT! THAT’S SO HOT! Goodness gracious! It’s been abnormally hot here in the US as well. *shrugs* I guess we’ll have to blame it on global warming!

    And Larissa…No one’s going to judge you for being addicted to an app! xD I’m actually determined to purchase it myself + see what all the hype is about – LOL!

    I’ve heard nothing but great reviews for The Cure of Dreaming and am definitely considering giving it a try! And Atlantia sounds really promising! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for sharing girls and happy reading! <3
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    • Larissa says:

      YES DO IT AND BE ADDICTED WITH MEEEE HAHA. I don’t even know why it’s so addicting tbh

      The Cure For Dreaming looks so amazing and I want it so much. Atlantia does have a lot of promise, so far I’m loving it.

    • Celine says:

      It IS hot. I was melting! Haha, yes, let’s blame global warming ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks, Zoe <33

  11. Jasprit says:

    It’s been really hot over here in the UK too Celine, I’m not usually a fan of this hot weather, especially when I don’t get anything done and feel like taking a nap all day! And Larissa paddle boarding sounds like so much fun! I hope you both have a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  12. The Cure For Dreaming TOTALLY has me intrigued! The cover kind of looks like Miss Peregrine’s or something. Love it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ahh…heat. How I miss it. I’m so tired of winter. ๐Ÿ˜ It’s repetitive and cold. I won’t judge you, Larissa…at least…not yet. xD MWHAHA.
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  13. Cline: haha, yes! I LOVE the sunny, warm weather *looks outside and sees it has started to rain again* That 35 was indeed a bit too much, but I hope it returns anyway.
    Larissa: I’ve never heard of that app before. I’m going to stay faaaaar away from it :p
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