So you know how I said I was taking a quick trip… well I went to Amsterdam! Yeah I know- I can’t believe it either- but here is *proof*:
Also- I had no idea that the Miniaturist was based on a real dollhouse!?! Look at this:
(Not sure this makes me feel better about the book to be honest- if I’d known what a magnificent miniature it was based on I might have actually ended up being more critical of the book! I’m a tricky customer that way!)
Anyhoo- enough of the preamble- this tag is pretty much perfect for this occasion, so thank you so much to Michelle@ Book Adventures for tagging me!
Why Do We Have So Many Cheese Stores In One Street – A Cheesy Read.
There is a lot of cheese in Amsterdam- and it’s not just confined to one street! This is what I felt:
Anyway, as you can probably tell I’m a HUGE fan of cheese- so what could be better than a cheesy book?! Here’s one that definitely made me smile:
Isla and the Happily Ever After
(I was tempted to go with Say Cheese and Die, but I wouldn’t say that book is cheesy per se)
Canal Parade – A Book that Celebrates The LGBT-Community.
Is it cheating to say Carry On? I mean, it’s not the kind of book that’s designed to celebrate LGBT- but c’mon it’s got Simon and Baz!!
Anne Frank House – A Book That Made you Cry.
Okay, it’s pretty easy to make me cry, but given the subject matter I want to recommend a book that will provoke a more of a gut-wrenching, tear at your soul kind of cry:
Museum Square – An Artsy Book.
Okay- another side note but the MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM ARE AMAZING!!! I make no secret of the fact that I went to Amsterdam primarily to say hello to these fellas:
And they made the trip so worth it!
Oh and I have a book about Van Gogh somewhere- that counts right?
Pigeons, Pigeons Everywhere – An Annoying Character.
My brain is going *don’t say America from the Selection series again, don’t say America from the Selection series again…* so I guess I have to say America from the Selection series!
Red White Blue – Recreate The Dutch Flag Using Books.
(Oh what an excellent picture I hastily took 😉 )
That was great! Hope you enjoyed!
And for everyone else- have you been to Amsterdam? Would you like to go?