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 →

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 →

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 →

Pannenkoekenboot Amsterdam

As I mentioned very briefly in my previous Sunday Post, on the 21st of May my parents, my sister, my boyfriend and I drove to Amsterdam to celebrate my great-aunt's 85th birthday. I was semi-lucky: I get car sick, which meant that I could sit in the front seat, because in the back seat it... Continue Reading →

Book fair Enschede

As you probably already know, about three weeks ago I went to a book fair when I was staying with my parents. Now, the time has come to tell you a bit more about this book fair. This book fair* only has second hand books that have been donated to them. During the last full weekend... Continue Reading →

Deventer Boekenmarkt (2015)

Every year, there is a book fair in Deventer in the Netherlands. This is the largest book fair in Europe for antique and second hand books. I found out about it years ago, but never went until last year. Man, that was amazing and horrible at the same time. My mom loves books just as... Continue Reading →

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