The most amazing giveaway prize!

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Somewhere in November, a great giveaway was hosted by Robert on instagram (@robrou19). With it you could become the lucky one to receive a first edition, signed hardcopy of Joe Hill’s latest book Strange Weather. I don’t think I’ll have to let you guess who’s won this amazing giveaway prize! It was me!

How amazing is THAT?! I’m currently reading NOS4A2 by Hill and absolutely loving it. I have heard good things about Strange Weather as well, so I’m definitely going to add it to my December TBR!

Robert was so kind to send the book out almost right after he announced me as the winner! He even gave me a tracking code, so I could follow it and know when it’d be delivered. Tuesday last week I got a notification that the book had been delivered – only not at my house … So, of course, like the stress ball I am, I played all the worse case scenarios in my minds eye. Like someone else throwing it in the trash and thus the book never arriving. I contacted the post company and a research on where it was could take up to twelve working days.

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When I was at work last Thursday, I got a message from Pieter saying that the book arrived!! The neighbour, I believe it was a neighbour (?) we still don’t know where it was delivered first, brought it by! Maaaaaan, I have never been so stressed out about a book. I’m so happy it got delivered at the right address eventually, because, as you can see in the photo’s: it is an absolute beauty! AND SIGNED!!!

I think this book is now one of my, if not the, most valuable books I have on my shelves. Because of this I’m kind of scared of ruining it by reading it … But is a book even a book if you don’t read it? No, I don’t think so.

(still scared though)


One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn’t safely under cover. ‘Rain’ explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries . . . apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers.

In ‘Loaded’ a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it…

‘Snapshot, 1988’ tells the story of an kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories…

And in ‘Aloft’ a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.

What’s the most valuable book you own?

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