So a week ago I suddenly spotted posters on various places promoting Boekenfestijn. Nothing special, with the exception that this was a new location being promoted! Namely, the town next to mine (and also were Library #2 is located). I fangirled on the spot (thankfully it was late in the day and not many people were around, though my boyfriend may have lost a bit of his hearing 😋). Normally Boekenfestijn is at places that can only be reached through public transit (or car), but now I could just grab my bicycle, hop on, and within 20 minutes arrive at the place.
And today it was finally time! I was really excited as the quality differs per location (Utrecht so far wins). What would this Boekenfestijn offer?
At arrival, I was a bit confused where to go as they didn’t really put anything showing the exact location (normally have giant bright yellow flags all over the place), so I had to ask a kind lady if she knew where I had to go. She pointed me the right way, and hello book-heaven!
Of course, like always, I had to visit the comics/manga part first. Which meant another hunt for where to go (apparently it is in another hall which is reached through a hallway and a staircase). Sadly, the comics/manga part was really disappointing. Barely anything there. Oh well, it gave me the chance to talk to another comic-lover who was just as disappointed as I was. So we both went back to the normal books and wished each other luck on finding some books.
Well, I guess I had a big portion of luck on my side as I quickly found books. They had quite a few English YA/Children’s books. Most of them I found at the tables marked: Leftovers/Last copies (sorry, not sure how to translate it correctly). And my luck stayed with me throughout the 2+ hours that I wandered through the big hall (I didn’t realise that I had been there that long). In the end I found a ton of books (including one duplicate, which I didn’t know about until I got home. In my defence, it had a totally different font/cover/etc.).
The travel back was met with tons of rain, so I have to do some book-drying as some books got water damage (if I had known it would rain this hard I would have brought some bags that could handle rain/water). 🙁
I have 19 (well, 18 if you don’t count that duplicate book) new books to read! cheers And all this only costed me 57.10 euro! Which is ~3 euro per book on an average.
The Ellie McDoodle Diaires: New Kid in School by Ruth McNally Barshaw
The Great Brain Robbery by Anna Kemp, Alex T. Smith
Robyn Silver: The Midnight Chimes by Paula Harrison
Disaster Strikes: Earthquake Shock by Marlane Kennedy, Erwin Madrid
Sleuth or Dare by Robin Benway
Girl, 15 Charming But Insane by Sue Limb
Girl, 16 Five Star Fiasco by Sue Limb
Chocolate SOS by Sue Limb
Party Disaster by Sue Limb
De Victoriaanse taal van bloemen by Mandy Kirkby
Help! Ik ben moe(der)! by Yvonne van der Wal
Misadventures in Motherhood by Fiona Looney
Kristallen Tranen by Elena Kedros
De Gevangene van Hades by Elena Kedros
De Goddelijke Vlam by Elena Kedros
Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Vanishing Emerald by Holly Webb
The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland
The Guamazing Gum Girl #1 by Rhode Montijo
Bones: Dinosaurussen en andere prehistorische dieren by Rob Scott Colson