Blogsterdam: Q&A Announcement


I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now, and I got a positive response when I asked if I should do it on Twitter, so here we go! If you have a question about Amsterdam (or The Netherlands in general) let me know! It can be ANYTHING. I won’t answer the questions next month, so there’s quite some time to ask them!


The Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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Thank you Kayleigh, Makayla and Calliope for tagging me! Go check out all their blogs guys. I’m kind of worried that I won’t be able to come up with answers for all of these, but we’ll see haha.

1) A book that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE had a sequel

My mind is already going blank help. OH CARRY ON. But I don’t just want a sequel. I want prequels too since this takes place in their final year. And then a sequel. I don’t care if it’s just Simon, Baz and Penny hanging out. I need it.

2) A book/series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE had a Spin-Off series

Okay but, does it surprise anyone when I say Harry Potter? Because I’m still waiting for a Marauders book series.

3) An author who TOTALLY SHOULD write more books

All of them. Okay not all of them but all my faves. Also it’s time for Rainbow Rowell to publish another book *hint hint* And what is Stephen Chbosky doing? I know Francesca Zappia is writing and hopefully a new book will be out soon. J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan are busy writing (bless Uncle Rick for bringing out two books every year). Seriously I want more books from all my faves, though I don’t except Rick Riordan to write even MORE every year. The poor man deserves a break.

4) A character who TOTALLY SHOULD’VE ended up with someone else

Whoever that girl was that ended up with Aspen (I forgot her name sorry). She was a cinnamon role and I hate Aspen with a passion. She deserved better (I can’t think of other ships that I didn’t agree with haha)

5) A book/series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE ended differently

The Maze Runner trilogy sort of? OH THAT REMINDS ME OF A BETTER OPTION FOR QUESTION 4. BUT SPOILERS. I’M SO PISSED ABOUT IT. Okay spoiler in white: Newt and Teresa deserved better, and Thomas should’ve ended up with one of them #TeamThomesa #TeamNewtMas not #ThomasandBrendaWhateverTheirShipNameIsWhoCaresNotMe Why did two rounded, interesting characters have to die and why did Brenda-I’m-Only-Here-To-Establish-A-Love-Triangle-Wait-What’s-Her-Last-Name get to live

6) A book/series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE had a movie franchise

Percy Jackson. What do you mean there are already PJ movies? Hahaha don’t be silly those don’t exist outside of our nightmares*

* No offence to the cast especially Logan Lerman and to the people who enjoyed the movies

7) A book/series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE had a TV show

HARRY POTTER. Harry PotterHarry Potter. And did I mention Harry Potter? They would be able to include SO MUCH MORE if they made it into a tv show. I mean I love the cast, but I need this. I mean obviously I’d also be terrified if they did this but still. I NEED IT.

8) A book/series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE only have one point of view

Uuuh I have no idea help

9) A book/series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE had a cover change

The Parasol Protectorate series. 

I’m just not a fan of these covers. BUT I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH. Maybe I should do a reread so I can write a post on why you should read these too (they would also make a fab tv show by the way)

10) A book/series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE kept the original covers

I really don’t have an answer for this one

11) A series that TOTALLY SHOULD’VE stopped at book #1

I can’t think of any, so I’m going to steal Kayleigh’s answer and say that The Selection should’ve stopped after The One. I still haven’t read the last two, but I also don’t really have the motivation. The story was over. It was nicely wrapped up. There was no need for more books. I don’t think I’ve heard anything positive about the last two either.

Aaand I won’t be tagging anyone specific again. I’m really sorry, but I’m lazy and looking up who to tag takes quite some time and I’m just trying to get as many posts scheduled as I can (I’m writing this in August. AUGUST. This will go up in October. I’m so proud of myself) but if you want to do this consider yourself tagged!

What are some of your answers to these? What is a tv show or movie adaptation you really want to see? Let me know in the comments!


Around The World In YA Books Tag

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Thank you Cátia for tagging me and sorry that it took me like a year to do this. If you haven’t yet, check out her blog!

The Rules

List a country, and then show which favourite book of yours is set in that country. You can use the countries I have used, add your own, or use completely different ones!


How can I not go with Anna and the French Kiss? Speaking of which, it’s time for a reread… Though of course I could also go with Scarlet, another favourite, though I feel more like I’m in France while reading Anna then while reading Scarlet.


I recently read Anne of Green Gables, and while I didn’t think I would like it at first since the beginning was pretty slow, I fell in love.


Like Cátia, I’m going with Cinder. Sadly I haven’t read that many books set in China (if any besides Cinder? My memory is terrible), but this one is also one of my favourites of course.


I could be original and not go with Harry Potter, but where’s the fun in that?


Harriet goes to Japan in Model Misfit and it’s GLORIOUS. I love Japan and it really felt like I was there with Harriet. I love Harriet, her story and the supporting characters by themselves, but in Japan? Sign me up

Okay so I won’t tag anyone specific again, so if you want to do this, feel free to do so! What is a country you want more YA books set in? Let me know in the comments!


The #GSList Tag: Ten Things That Make me Happy

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Thank you Hannah for tagging me and sorry that it almost took me a year to do this! Like always check out her blog if you haven’t yet.

The rules:

  1. Make a list of 10 things that make you happy
  2. Tag your post with the #GSList
  3. Nominate 5 or more blogs to do it themselves


  1. The fact that it’s 99.99% certain that Stydia is going to be canon and endgame after 2175823697835 years
  2. Harry Potter
  3. The fact cute animals like cats, dogs (especially pugs), pandas and other fluffy, cute, smol things exist
  4. Food
  5. My family and friends (this is in no certain order they come first I swear)
  6. The fact that I’m still in touch with my secondary school friends
  7. Books in general duh
  8. Writing
  9. The feeling you get when you get an amazing idea for your story
  10. Or when you finally figure out what to do when you were stuck for 23753453767436 years


Whoever wants to do this!

What makes you happy? Let me know in the comments!


The Real Neat And Really Late Blog Award

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Thank you Holly, Jesse, Rachel and The Jouska for tagging me! Also sorry to the first three that it took me this long. And don’t forget to check out all their blogs!

The rules

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 7 questions the nomination has provided.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
  4. Create 7 questions for your nominees.

Sorry but I’m lazy 🙈

Holly’s questions

1. Who is your celebrity idol at the moment?

Ooh that has to be Dove Cameron. She’s such a sweet and inspiring person, yet also incredibly talented.

2. What book would you recommend your celebrity idol?

Oh I actually don’t know! If she hasn’t read The Perks of Being a Wallflower yet, maybe that one. I’d recommend that to almost everyone, but I also think she’d really love it.

3. What Hogwarts House would you be sorted into?

4. If you could go anywhere in the world for a week-long vacation, where would you go?

EVERYWHERE. Okay but seriously, like I said before in one of these tag posts, I really want to go to Japan. I think I’d need at least a week to explore Tokyo so let’s go with that one haha.

5. What is your favourite month of the year?

Hmm June maybe? It’s the end of the school year, it’s not that hot yet, summer holidays are around the corner, it’s my birthday month, other family members and friends have their birthday in this month as well, which means I’ll definitely see them and other family members… Yeah I’m going with June.

6. Would you rather only be able to read for the rest of your life or write?


7. What book are you currently reading?

Ooh tough one since this will be scheduled. As I’m writing this at the end of August I’m reading Persuasion by Jane Austen and rereading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Who knows what I’m reading once you’re reading this post. Maybe nothing because of school.

Jesse’s questions:

1. You’ve committed a crime and are going to jail for life. The judge allows you to bring three books with you and those are the only three books you’ll be reading for the rest of your life. Which three are they?

Oh my God what did I do did I murder someone? Uh okay so I’ll bring Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (though hopefully they’ve published all the books into one book by the time I’m going to jail so I can cheat – this cheating attitude is what will land me in jail isn’t it), The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Carry On.

2. You’ve been in a relationship with your man/women and things are getting serious, but out of the blue they ask you to choose them or your books. Which do you choose and why?


I don’t even want to be with a person who makes you choose between them and something you love??

3. You’re being held at gun point but the shooter says he will set you free if you burn three of your books. Which three would you choose?

I want to know the backstory of this shooter. Does he just break into people’s houses and make them burn some of their books? Why? Does he have some kind of vendetta against books? I’m seriously intrigued. The books that I didn’t enjoy recently are so pretty though: Uprooted, A Thousand Nights and The Crown’s Game. They’re all gorgeous hardbacks whyyyy.

4. There is a new law coming into effect. It bans (insert genre here) genre from ever being read/written again. Which genre would you choose?

Okay but I’d feel bad because there are people who love and enjoy every genre. I personally will never pick up erotica, so if I HAD to choose, like that shooter from question 3 comes back, I’d choose that, but I’d feel bad for the people who enjoy it.

5. With wanting more diversity in books nowadays, what is one aspect you believe should be represented more and why?

There just should be more non-white and non-straight characters for starters. Oh and we need more HEALTHY relationships

6. Your favourite author is going to call you for a once in a lifetime chance to talk. You can only ask them one question. Who is the author and what is the question? Why?


7. Hero, Assassin, or Prince/Princess? You can only pick one. Which do you choose to be in a story with you as the main character?

Hero I guess? I would definitely not want to kill people for a living and being a princess would be boring. Though heroes sometimes have to kill too and I don’t want that. ADVENTURE THOUGH

Rachel’s questions:

1. Do you have a favourite reading spot?

My bed, maybe. It doesn’t matter though. As long as I can read and am at least a bit comfy.

2. Are there any movie/TV adaptations you like more than the book?

Okay so this is an unpopular one, but I really think I prefer Shadowhunters over the books? I know they’re not perfect, but the books are quite problematic. They’ll always have a special place in my heart and they were fun to read, but I really love the show more than the books

3. What was your favourite book as a kid?

Ooh that changed all the time, but one of them was definitely Pluk van de Petteflet, a Dutch children’s book. It’s been translated into English as ‘Tow-Truck Pluck’

4. Do you make/listen to book playlists?

I used to listen to them, but 8tracks now only works through Youtube for me and A LOT of songs are skipped because of this, so I can’t listen to them anymore (#RIP8tracks I miss the site you used to be). The playlists I make are for my own books

5. Do you have an favourite publishers?

Not really, I never really pay attention to the publisher

6. What do love most about blogging?

Meeting so many lovely people and making friends for life <3

7. Shelfie?

The Jouska’s questions:

1. What’s the story behind your blog name?

I love to write and I’m a Hufflepuff

2. Do you plan your posts before writing them or are you more spontaneous?

Sometimes I plan them, like when I wrote my Kpop Songs That Make Me Want To Write All The Things posts, in that I chose the songs beforehand or with my Bookish Pop Funkos I Need in My Life post I thought up which characters I’d like to see as Pop Funkos before writing it, but usually I’m more spontaneous.

3. Is there any book that you could read over and over again without getting bored?

The Harry Potter books of course, but also The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson, The Heroes of Olympus, Fangirl, Carry On, Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door.

4. Who’s your favorite Talk Show host?

Graham Norton

5. Would you rather read the book first and then watch the movie or vice versa?

Read the book first! Though of course sometimes it happens the other way around. Like with Percy Jackson; I had no idea it was a book when I saw the first movie at the cinema. See, the movies are good for something

6. Have you ever gotten the opportunity to meet your idol? (It can be anybody, a celebrity, author, singer, and so on.)


7. How many languages can you speak?

Dutch and English. I recently removed Spanish from my resume because who am I kidding. I’ve forgotten most of it since I took my final Spanish exam.

Sooo if a shooter made you burn three books, which ones would you choose? Let me know in the comments!


In Which I Judge My Own Writing Part XVI

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It is time to judge the book I wrote when I was ten again! This book is called Spy Academy and the Secret of Ethelbertha Harrison, so as you can tell it takes place at a spy school. In this weekly feature I recap a chapter and provide you with sarcastic commentary. 

Part I | Part II | Part IIIPart IV Part VPart VIPart VIIPart VIIIPart IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV

Ah I remember this chapter. All the first years are going on their ‘first mission’, but um. Most of them aren’t really ‘spy missions’. If any at all. Zoey, Laila and Bryan need to babysit one of the teachers children, but apparently there are criminals trying to kidnap her (though I think they’re just saying that to justify child labour). Patricia, Reane and Tim need to pick up the janitor from the hospital. Once again the argument ‘he could be kidnapped!!’ is used, because he used to be ‘an excellent spy with a lot of enemies’. Yeah okay but why would anyone go after an old man, when there’s nothing to gain #logic.

Oh and Ricky and his teammates are trying to catch one of the teacher’s dogs who had run from home. And basically it’s just another filler chapter, because nothing happens. Literally nothing. Wow that would make a short post. Let’s continue on to chapter 14 then, shall we? This one’s called ‘The Dream’. So I’m guessing Zoey’s going to have the same dream from the prologue. Yep she does. And I’m pretty sure I just copy pasted it from the prologue because it’s exactly the same. Zoey now finally remembers the dream from two years ago and thinks it might be a kind of vision of the past. About Ethelbertha

Because of Zoey’s dream, they now know what happened to Ethelbertha (Sheffield Sr. had locked her up inside the secret room inside the secret room) and where the secret room in the secret room was (damn secret-room-ception): in a wardrobe. But said wardrobe was locked last time they were there, and when they try to open it with a bobby pin that evening, it won’t work. They’ll have to find the key…

And turns out chapter 14 was super short, so that’s it for this week! Next week’s chapter is called ‘the prediction comes true’. Is it too much to add that dum dum dummm gif again here or…

Okay I can’t think up any questions for you guys, so just talk to me about your writing! Do you have any fun anecdotes for me? Let me know in the comments!


Hogwarts House Cup!

Okay so this announcement has been due for a while now, but it turned out I did have/still have a concussion so YAY. I had to rest a lot and stay away from laptops/phones as much as possible, but ay it’s finally here! Anyway, while we were planning this, we found out there was something similar going on hosted by A Very Awkward Blog, so sorry for the confusion! It started out as a readathon and then became a bigger event.

So what is the Hogwarts House Cup?

It still is a readathon at the core, just with loads of non-reading challenges added. You’ll join your own House and the amount of pages you’ll read during the readathon is the amount of House Points you collect for your House. So if you read two 500-pages books, you’ll earn 1000 points for your House. The House with the most Points at the end of the readathon wins the House Cup. Sadly there’s no actual cup but ay honour am I right

How will this work?

The readathon will start on October 10th, until November 6th. During this time you’ll have plenty of time to read and accomplish additional challenges. And participate in the weekly Twitter chats. These will be hosted by the four Heads of Houses: Angel (Slytherin), Aoife (Ravenclaw), Allie (Gryffindor) and myself (Hufflepuff). We will also check if you’re following all the rules of course.

The chats are on each Friday at 6 PM in our own timezones

Friday 14th: Allie UTC+8
Friday 21st: Michelle CEST
Friday 28th: Aoife GMT
Friday 4th: Angel EST


They will be hosted on @CupHogwarts so be sure to follow that account, also because of all the information and announcements of course! We also have an Instagram: cuphogwartshouse where we’ll post examples of the photo challenges (hopefully haha) and repost our favourites.

The Hashtags

HASHTAG: #HHCup, #SHHCup (for Slytherin), #GHHCup (for Gryffindor), #HHHCup (for Hufflepuff) and #RHHCup (for Ravenclaw)

The Challenges

There are different kind of challenges: reading challenges, non-reading challenges and a photography contest

Reading challenges

These are without the Points you’ll get for the amount of pages. So let’s say you’ll read a red 100-pages book, you’ll get 105 Points

  1. Read at least 7 books – 35 Points
  2. A red book – 5 points
  3. A blue book – 5 points
  4. A green book – 5 points
  5. A yellow book – 5 points
  6. Read an orange book for Halloween – 5 points
  7. Read a book every day of the month – 155 points
  8. Read 3 books featuring magic (NOT Harry Potter) – 15 points
  9. Read a book with a clown in it – 5 points
  10. Read a book you don’t want to read at night – 5 points
  11. Read a book featuring a ghost/ghosts (NOT Harry Potter) – 5 points
  12. Read a book that came out this October – 5 points
  13. Read a book that came out in 1997 – 5 points

Non-reading challenges

Pictures can be posted on either Instagram or Twitter, you CAN post them on both platforms, but that won’t give you any extra Points. Your Head of House will check. To ensure you can get points for your house, tag any pictures & tweets with #HHCup and your House’s hashtag!

  1. Draw or act out your most favourite scene from Harry Potter (books or movie, doesn’t matter), or make a photo comic! Be as creative as you want – 20 points
  2. Draw, act out etc. your least favourite scene from Harry Potter (books or movie, doesn’t matter), maybe parody it!  – 25 points
  3. Make your very own wand – 15 points
  4. Wear your House colours as a normal, everyday outfit for the entire day! – 15 points
  5. Watch one scary movie (post a picture of your screen to prove that you’re watching!) – 5 points
  6. Watch all 8 Harry Potter movies (again, post proof please) – 40 points
  7. Write a short story featuring magic, pumpkins and the word ‘clutterbucket’. Minimum of 200 words? – 30 points
  8. Write your own Wizard Rock song – 10 points
  9. Tweet about your favourite hero and baddie – 2 points
  10. Pick a side, good or evil? And who is your partner in awesomeness/crime? Post your answer to Twitter! – 2 points
  11. Cosplay as one of the characters – 10 points
  12. Make TWO food items/recipes inspired by Harry Potter (example: Butterbeer!) – 15 points

Photography contests

There will be two contests every week and you can participate in both if you want of course. Winner gets 20 points, will be determined on Sundays
Pictures can be posted on either Instagram or Twitter, you CAN post them on both platforms, but that won’t give you any extra Points. Your Head of House will check. To ensure you can get points for your house, tag any pictures & tweets with #HHCup and your House’s hashtag!

WEEK 1: 
1. Post a picture of your Halloween outfit (or for those who don’t wear costumes anymore, post a TBT!)
2. Post a picture featuring feathers

1. Post a picture of a book and a Halloween themed snack
2. Post a picture featuring a subtle nod to Harry Potter

1. Post a murder-themed picture
2. Post a picture featuring your House colours

1. Make a Harry Potter themed art project and post a pic of it! – everybody gets 15 points for creating something, the winner gets an extra amount of points of 20 (and all the honour and glory of course)
2. Show off your Harry Potter collection

It’s totally up to you which challenges you participate in, if any! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

In summary:

Don’t forget to follow  @CupHogwarts on Twitter and cuphogwartshouse on Instagram. Don’t forget the hashtags (especially #HHCup!) and most importantly: If you want to participate, please sign up here.


I really hope I didn’t forget anything, but if I did blame it on the concussion/business/stress. Sorry I’ve been MIA the past two weeks! I’ll hopefully get to your comments soon, but I’m so busy with school right now that I just can’t afford to make it a priority. Also shameless self promotion but if you speak Dutch and are interested in feminism and Disney/Marvel/DC Comics please follow I’ll Make A Feminist Out Of You, my blog for school haha


It’s Time for ANOTHER Late Award: The One Lovely Blog Award

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Thank you Samantha for tagging me and sorry it took me so long! When this goes up it will have been roughly a year – oops. Anyway, if you haven’t yet, go check out her lovely blog!

The rules:

  1. Thank the nominator and link them
  2. List the rules 
  3. Add seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate seven other bloggers and notify them of the nomination

I won’t be nominating anyone today, since I know a lot of people have already done this and while I tend to do these kind of awards over and over again, I know not everyone likes to do that.


  1. Not too long ago I thought of a fact about myself and thought: hey, I could use that for one of those tags! Naturally I’ve forgotten what that fact was
  2. I’m really starting to prefer We Heart It to Pinterest – gasp!
  3. I’m in love with my new My Melody phone case (though by the time this is posted it’s not that new anymore) – it’s adorable. One day I shall post a picture of it
  4. If I could bring one Pokemon into our world, it’d be Arceus because it’s said that it created the entire Pokemon race. Which means that if I were to bring Arceus into our world it could create the entire Pokemon race here #score
  5. Ouran High School Host Club will forever be my favourite manga
  6. I tend to just reread my favourite manga all the time and occasionally read a new one
  7. Speaking of which, my most recent new read was Orange and it was brilliant and made a huge impact on me. I can’t stop thinking about it. Definitely recommend it

Since I’m not tagging anyone, what are some facts about you? Which Pokemon would you bring to our world? What is your favourite manga? Let me know in the comments!