February book haul #2

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Last Wednesday I had a job interview (I unfortunately didn’t get it), and afterwards they gave me a book, which made me very happy of course 😌 Besides that I also bought some books myself.

First of all I want to tell you a bit about my current situation. My job hunting doesn’t go that well at the moment, mainly because I “only” have a BA diploma in literature. Most recruiters in the book industry either look for a salesperson or someone who has knowledge of marketing. I am/have neither (yet).

After hearing that they didn’t choose me (I fully understand their decision from their position, although I know that I’m able to do a lot of things and am a fast learner), I felt like I was sent back to square one. Yes, it had me down for at least an hour. Afterwards, though, I felt really motivated again. Now I want to see where I can take my blog and bookstagram and if it’s possible for me to make it a side job. Don’t misunderstand me, I would still blog and instagram without getting paid! It’s just to see if it’s actually *possible* for me, and to get a little bit more experience in the book world.

Pfew, when I started this post I didn’t know I would be ending up telling you about this all, but here I am! Now let’s get on with my actual book haul!

Physical books

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

De kleine marketing voor dummies by Alexander Hiam
Wil je een nieuw product lanceren? Of wil je bestaande marketingplannen nieuw leven inblazen? Het is belangrijker dan ooit dat je weet hoe je klanten trekt, hen overhaalt tot een aankoop en ervoor zorgt dat ze terugkomen voor meer! Dit boekje staat vol met alles wat je moet weten om je marketingvaardigheden naar een hoger plan te tillen: van internet en zoekmachinemarketing tot guerrillamarketing, virale marketing, merkpositionering en nog veel meer.
Alexander Hiam is auteur van meer dan twintig boeken over zakendoen. Hij was hoogleraar aan de University of Massachusetts en onder zijn klanten bevinden zich diverse multinationals en grote Amerikaanse overheidsinstellingen.

De kleine instagram voor dummies by Jaap de Bruijn
Facebook is Facebook, maar Instagram heeft de toekomst. Zegt men. Instagram zit in de lift. Na tieners en hobbyfotografen kiest een steeds groter wordende groep ‘gewone’ en professionele gebruikers voor het sociale netwerk waar alles draait om beeld. Foto’s, maar ook video’s. Van snapshots tot slimme campagnes, alles is mogelijk. Dit boek biedt veel praktijkvoorbeelden en een toegankelijke uitleg van alle mogelijkheden van Instagram.
Jaap de Bruijn heeft jarenlange ervaring met het professioneel gebruik van internet en sociale media. Hij was begin deze eeuw het eerste Hoofd Nieuwe Media bij de Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst en is inmiddels social media manager bij een zorgverzekeraar.

De kleine bloggen voor dummies by Evelien Bruins
Voor iedereen die er weleens over heeft gedacht om een eigen blog te beginnen is er nu De kleine Bloggen voor Dummies. Of je nu je passie voor haken wil delen, of je bedrijf online beter zichtbaar wil maken: dit boekje laat je alle aspecten van het bloggen zien en wijdt je in in de wereld van bloggers en vloggers. Je leert hoe je zelf een website bouwt, hoe je je lezers bereikt via social media, hoe je lekker leesbare blogs schrijft en hoe je geld kunt verdienen met bloggen. Er is veel aandacht voor zakelijk bloggen en het bereiken van je doelgroep online.

Evelien Bruins is freelance blogger voor bedrijven, en schrijft op haar eigen blog Evelien Eet over producten uit de supermarkt. Ze heeft Nederlands gestudeerd en werkt veel voor webshops en startups.


Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan
He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.

I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.

Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all.


Lizzy Thompson met riverrat69 online through a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.

Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person. But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues. She’s nearly convinced she’s discovered the identity of her dirty-talking online friend.

She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity too.
When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.

Something Reckless is part one of the Reckless & Real series. Part two, Something Real is available now.

Be My Girl by Tony Hutchinson
He prides himself on the perfect planning behind his chilling sex attacks, convinced he can stay free to strike again and again.

But no one works the evidence better than DCI Sam Parker and her team, determined to take down the monster using their streets as a hunting ground.

A new voice in the field of contemporary, police procedural fiction, former murder squad head Tony Hutchinson takes us on a tense, thrilling and authentic journey across the dark tides of crime.

Have you read any of the books above? What was the last book you bought?

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