Happy 1st Blogversary to The Daily Planets (!!!)

My baby turned one yesterday. Due to partying all day and night (read: being too tired to actually write a post) we’re celebrating it the day after. I always refer to my blog as my tiny child, since I have to take care of it and it’s growing every day.

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Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Author: Lucy Keating
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 12th 2016, 2016
Buy links: Book depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

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March TBR + More

This is different and somehow new. I haven’t been here for two months and I’m sorry for it, but on the other hand I’m kind of not? It was good to take a break, because I just hadn’t had much time. I abandoned reading and writing reviews and also bookstagram from time to time. It was kind of refreshing, because I hadn’t had something to stress about, you know? I’m always like: oh, I still need to read so many pages and take pictures and write reviews and do this and that and so on. I didn’t have time to do other stuff and breathe. Even though I like doing this, I just don’t always have the time. Maybe I just need to plan everything and make time, but sometimes it’s okay to take a break. Due to stress and loads of deadlines I didn’t have the energy to read.

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, 294 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Book Group
Release Date: November 19th, 2016
Buy links: Book depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

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Goodbye 2016

Are we glad 2016 is over? Basically. Many sad things happened, but there were good things, too. Loads, actually.

I know I haven’t been here as much as I should, but school’s been busy and sometimes I need to waste my time and not do anything, you know? I’d like to look back at 2016 and write it all down; the good and the bad. I’d like to share it with you.

First, let’s wrap December up.

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Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

 Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Release Date: August 5th, 2012
Buy links: Book depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. ‘He never says please’, she sighed, but she gathered up her things.
When Brimstone called, she always came.”

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she’s a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in ‘Elsewhere’, she has never understood Brimstone’s dark work – buying teeth from hunters and murderers – nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn’t whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

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December TBR + More

Ho ho holy sh*t it’s almost Christmas. I love December. In fact, I adore December. The Christmas spirit is amazing and feels so cozy. I love cuddling up and watching Christmas movies or read all day or go outside and enjoy the weather. If we would get some snow, it’d be amazing. I just love December. So much is happening around December.

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November Wrap Up + Haul

Sorry I’m late, university didn’t want me to come. Anyway, I can’t believe it’s December?! This year went by so fast. That’s a thing I say every year, haha, but still. I was kind of MIA lately. University is kind of busy and tires me a lot, but I’m also quite enjoying it. We’re learning how to code and I like it. I truly enjoy it and it satisfies me when it works, you know? It’s like this game, because I want to get better. That’s a good sign. 🙂
I hope to get more active, but I can’t promise anything. In fact, I still need to write reviews. They keep popping up. We’ll see what happens.

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What Have I Been Up To?


As you may have noticed I was kind of MIA lately. I wasn’t here as much as I wanted to and I didn’t really put any work in my bookstagram, which is insane, because I love doing that. University is very busy, especially this time of the year, because we’re at the end of the term and that means STRESS and DEADLINES. Unfortunately, that’s why it’s so quiet here and on Instagram and in my reading process and tv shows. Therefor, damn me.

Because of it, I wanted to make this blogpost and inform you on my life, which is so exciting… *uhum* No, but I wanted to make this kind of an annual thing. So whenever I’m MIA, I can just talk about train conversations or whatever that is happening right now. It’s like a win-win situation. You get to know me and I get to keep my blog up. Deal? Okay, deal.

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November TBR + more

Just to introduce myself: I’m Nienke! In case you’ve forgotten, because I’m not here as often as I’d hoped. University is insane. Yeah, insane. It’s so busy and I have to travel quite a bit, too. We have quite a lot of assignments and sometimes we just don’t have enough time to finish them. It’s a mess. Sometimes I wish I could just breathe for a few days. Unfortunately, I just have to wait two more weeks.

Let’s dive into my TBR for November. It’s a big pile. *uhum*

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