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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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 →

Archive Bookstore, London

My last post about the bookstores I visited in London in January. This time, a second hand book shop. Or, as I like to call it, the perfect second hand book shop. It was so FULL with BOOKS. Like, they were everywhere. Obviously, they were in the shelves, but also on boxes on the floor... Continue Reading →

Pineapples 🍍🍍🍍, the Azores

Yes, pineapples were a big part of our trip to the Azores. I didn't know this before we actually left for the Azores, but figured it out soon after coming there. So big, they even have two words (in Portuguese) for pineapple: abacaxi and ananas. The way it was explained to me there, was that... Continue Reading →

Azores, it’s all about the cows

Yes, that title does sound a little crazy. It does, however, cover a big aspect of Azores' life: cows. They are everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. Even on the bigger roads, at some point, there will be cows. They need to be moved from the pasture to the milking place and back. We were just driving along... 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 →

Mount Pico

(grab a snack or some tea, it's a long story) It's been a while since our trip to the Azores, but there's still so much to tell. Somehow, I need a little distance first, before I'm really able to write anything down about it. None of my blog posts about the Azores will be in... Continue Reading →

London: Daunt Books

As you may have guessed, I couldn't just go into one bookstore while in London, I had to see more. After all, we did have a whole day with nothing else planned. So, I also checked out Daunt Books in London. Supposedly, it's especially know for it's travel section. I just sort of shrugged as... Continue Reading →

Whale Watching

During our summer holidays we went whale watching. I'd never done anything like it before and wasn't really sure what to expect. Sure, the ocean is huge, but so are whales, right? How hard could it be to spot them? Indeed, it was a summer where I was often wrong. We went whale watching from... Continue Reading →

London: Heywood Hills Books

While I was in London, I took the time to visit a couple of bookstores in the relative vicinity of the hotel we were staying in. One of those bookstores was Heywood Hills Books. I had only looked up the address online and when we got there it seemed to be a small shop. We... Continue Reading →

Free Little Library, Ponta Delgada

The Azores aren't just about hiking, swimming and great views. There are also books! I didn't see a proper book store, though perhaps I didn't look closely enough. I did however happen across a free little library. With opening times! Unfortunately I was not able to go see it again when it was actually open,... Continue Reading →

Azores Holiday – Accommodations

I've been trying to figure out where to start. I'm still too overwhelmed with all the thoughts about the vacation, that I found it difficult to start writing about something that really affected me. Instead, I decided to write about some of the more mundane things first. On the Azores, we stayed in 5 different... 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 →

Back to normal

Now that my summer holidays are over, I'm going to start blogging again. I'm going to be doing a couple of book reviews, but I'm going to be writing about our trip to the Azores as well. There is a lot to tell and the few pictures that I posted on Instagram, realld don't do... Continue Reading →

Finally, Summer Holidays!

Goodmorning lovely people! I'm quite happy about the new layout of my blog. I hope you can also find your way around. Unfortunately, I'm not quite back yet. Next weekend, we're flying to Sao Miguel, Azores (Portugal), where we'll be vacationing and island hopping for two weeks. A well deserved, all be it late, summer... 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 →

Switzerland in May – tropics and snowy mountains it’s all in a day trip.

Those of you following my personal Instagram account already know. We spend the second week on May in Switzerland, trying to speak French and mostly miserable failing. Luckily, there were a lot of things around to cheer me up about the terrible state of my French language skills. We stayed in a little village called... 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 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 Book Shop (Wigtown, Scotland)

As The Book Shop in Wigtown proclaims to be the biggest second hand book shop in Scotland, I couldn't not go there. It really is a ginormous book shop, even if it doesn't look it as you first step foot into it. The store has been divided into many, many rooms, nooks and crannies that... 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 →

Bookish things I’d like to see in Scotland

With my Scotland trip right around the corner, I've made a list of bookish places I'd like to visit in Scotland. I'm not sure if I'll have to time and funds to visit/do all of these, but they're all on my bucket list. If not this time, perhaps some other time. The first place I... Continue Reading →

Weekend in Cologne (11/12-06-2016)

You could have already quickly read about my weekend in Cologne in my previous Sunday Post. However, there is a lot more I can tell you about it, so if you're interested, keep on reading! We've been to Cologne a couple of times now, mostly for the same race we went this time. We've stayed... Continue Reading →

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