Welcome to Seven Circumstances


Seven Circumstances is a blog and website about books, authors, the creative process and the arts.
The contents includes a large number of book reviews.

The entire contents of this site, including text, images, audio and video, is the work of Marthe Bijman, and illustrations, photos and quotations by others are appropriately captioned and attributed. The site is not monetized and will never be monetized. The opinions on the site, unless quoted and attributed, are solely those of Marthe Bijman. The site has been up and running since 2013. New material gets posted weekly. The user statistics for the previous calendar year, 2021, user statistics on the site can be seen here.

This site has information on hundreds of authors and books. To find what you’re looking for, use the Search option on the home page, or click on the meta-tag index (below), or refer to the Author Index, or the Titles Index.


To find the authors you are looking for, go to the Author index.


To find the title or subject you are looking for, go to the Subject and title index.