My name is Maureen. I’m a 27 year old Nurse at an Academic Hospital in the Netherlands. As long as I can remember my life has been filled with books and stories. I grew up with my mom and it’s been just the two of us for a long time. But we were never really just ‘with the two of us’. Our house has been filled with books and bookshelves and the books never stopped coming. I grew up reading everything I could put my hands on from ‘Mathilda’ and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl, till all the Harry Potter books and the Twilight series. So growing up I’ve have been in all sorts of different worlds. I used books as an escape when things got tough but I also used books to find my peace and somehow grew in the woman I am today.
Now that I’m older I still love the Harry Potter and the Twilight books but now I also enjoy the ‘Fifty Shades’ series by E.L. James, the ‘Breathing’ series by Rebecca Donovan, the ‘Beautiful Disaster’ series by Jamie McGuire and I also love books by Karin Slaughter. I just really love books and this will never change. So when my boyfriend and I moved in together almost six and a half years ago I took all my books with me and slowly on our home also grew full with books.
Even though I’m just an ordinary Dutch girl I have been reading my books in English ever since I was twelve years old. I remember waiting until the next Harry Potter book came out and when it finally did the book was in English. I was so disappointed that I had to wait longer and that everyone (that’s what I thought at the time) but me would know what would happen with Harry. That’s when I asked my mom if I could get the book in English. Even though at the time I didn’t understand every word, I’ve read the whole book in English and never stopped reading in English after that. You can say one of my other passions is the English Language and my biggest dream is to go to America and Great Britain someday.
Even though my life hasn’t always been easy, (who’s is right?) and I haven’t always been able to show the outside world my love of books I decided it’s definitely time to start my own Book Blog. Even if nobody will read this I can talk about my love of books and I know I will love it!