Buchhandlung Hoffmann Bad Harzburg, Germany

It's the weekend! What better to do during the weekend than visiting bookshops you've never been to before? Right, nothing. So, when we were in Bad Harzburg this weekend I decided to visit the local bookshop: Buchhandlung Hoffmann. Not a very inspiring name and as I first passed it after closing time, not a particularly... Continue Reading →

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March Wrap Up

The end of March is already over a week ago. Last week I wrote a March Wrap Up post, that I then posted. Or so I thought... About three days ago, I realized it had't posted. Neither could I find it anywhere in saved posts. Just seconds ago I opened up WordPress to write another March Wrap... Continue Reading →

Leipziger Buchmesse 2018

Last weekend, I spent seeing a million and one books. No, I didn't count, but there were just So Many Books. After my initial hesitation and very slight freak out over the amount of people, I loved it! There was a program, that counted as its own book, with the size it was. So, I... Continue Reading →

January Wrap Up

It's already the beginning of February, which means it's time to review what happend in January. A lot has happened during this month, even though the year has only just started. Here a short overview: Started Bujo Trip to London and Harry Potter Studios Tour Heywood Hills Books Daunt Books Starting work again Bad Storm... Continue Reading →

Boekenbeurs Glanerbrug 2018

The last two years, I've been going to the Boekenbeurs in Glanerbrug. The money raised there goes to three different charities, which only makes it a better past time. After all, I get books, people in need get money. What's not to love? Last year, and the year before, I had a pretty good haul.... Continue Reading →

Unhaul 2017 Part 2

As you know, I've been doing a decluttering challenge last month. It was amazing, but also meant that I had to let go of a few books. Books I've gotten, but so far never read and books I've read but won't be rereading. I've done the same thing (letting go of books twice a year,... Continue Reading →

My (bookish) Christmas Presents

I've gotten really amazing Christmas presents. The biggest presents was something I really didn't see coming. In Germany, it's tradition to unwrap you Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, so we did: Christmas Eve Morning. Not traditional, but we just couldn't wait. Since we're both adults, we get to make our own rules. Yay for adulting!... Continue Reading →

Book Fair Deventer 2017

A while ago, there was the annual Boekenmarkt in Deventer. Like the years before (check 2015, I hadn't time to write about 2016), there were endless stands of book sellers. Mostly Dutch books, but some English as well and every once in a while a different language mixed in. Most of the books sold are second... Continue Reading →

Places with books: an old telephone cell in Berlin

Last week I went to the Dutch embassy in Berlin to get my passport renewed. On the drive there, a couple hundred meters before arriving at our destination, I spotted a telephone cell, lined with books. Obviously, I had to go back there after renewing my passport. It's between the river Spree and the Kupfergraben, a... Continue Reading →

Book Unhaul 2017 Part 1

I've written a couple of posts before, about unhauling books. It definitely feels very freeing to just let go of the ones I didn't like, or the ones I'll never read again.  Unhaul #1 (2015) Unhaul #2 (2015) Unhaul #3 (2016) Unhaul #4 (2016, Mari Kondo) Like I did the end of last year, I'm... Continue Reading →

Bookhaul: April & May

Don't be scared, but be warned. It's a long list. I was lucky enough to find someone giving away their entire YA English collection and get a bunch of books from them. Also allowing me to spend most of my money otherwise. So, sit back and relax. It's gonna take a while. In the other... Continue Reading →

Bookhaul – January-March 2017

Last week, you saw which books I'd read so far this year. Now it's time to show you the books I actually bought this year. So, get a snack while you scroll through the books, because three months is a long time and there are many books to go through. Before I get started though,... Continue Reading →

Glanerbrug Boekenbeurs 2017

Just like last year, the last weekend of January meant that there was going to be a second hand book fair in Glanerbrug (Enschede, the Netherlands). I've been there for the past couple of years and wrote about it last year as well. I explained that all of the money they raise goes to several... Continue Reading →

Reading statistics – July 2016

Another month has ended. I only managed to read 5 books this month. Not surprising, as I went to Scotland for two weeks and somehow rewatched all the seasons of Gilmore Girls. In between all of that, there wasn't a lot of time left for reading. I also starting two other books that I didn't... Continue Reading →

Reading Lasses (Wigtown, Scotland)

The Reading Lasses in Wigtown Scotland isn't just a bookstore. It's also a cafe where you can get something to eat or drink, while sitting down to read, or standing to browse through all the bookshelves all around you. They don't only have the prettiest plant pots in front of their windows, the cutest old-fashioned... Continue Reading →

The Sunday Post #40 – Bye, bye, Scotland

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week (and last week) on the blog Review: De Dochter by Jessica Durlacher The... Continue Reading →

Sunday Post #39 – Oh Scotland…

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week on the blog Review: Alice Murphey's Preservation Confessions of a book blogger #7... Continue Reading →

Bookshop (in Largs, Scotland)

On the 3rd of July, our first full day in Scotland we did a couple of things in the area. One of the towns in this area is called Largs. It's in itself not a very special town, and pretty much like all the other towns around here. It does however have an amazing charity... Continue Reading →

Sunday Post #38 – Scotland!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week on the blog Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks Book unhaul #3 Best books... Continue Reading →

Free Little Library: Niedernjesa

As you may have gathered from certain posts on my social media, I've been to several free little libraries. One of the closest to me is one in Niedernjesa. It's right in front of the Dorfsbäcker (village baker) in an old (bright yellow) telephone cell. There are never many original German or English books in... Continue Reading →

May 2016 statistics

It's that time again! Time to review the previous month and show you some 'statistics'. In the month of May, I read a total of 11 books. Finally! This was the first month that I read more than I planned to read (which is set for ten books per month). Perhaps there is hope for the... Continue Reading →

Büchertag Göttingen 2016

Last Saturday I was at the Büchertag in Göttingen. This year, it was themed "Himmel, Sterne und Planeten" (sky, stars and planets). I didn't see much of that part, since I didn't have much time to walk about. Ok, I suppose I could have technically made/taken the time, but I've got to admit I was... Continue Reading →

Sunday Post #33 -Back to work?

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week on the blog Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan House/Patio update Review:... Continue Reading →

Sunday Post #32 -Back to boredom

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting. This week on the blog Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas April book... Continue Reading →

April 2016 book stats

It's finally time for my April book statistics. Or: which books I read, which books I got and how far I'm behind on my Goodreads challenge. In April, I read a total of 10 books, which is exactly the amount of books I planned on reading per month. However, since this was the first month I... Continue Reading →

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