A not-so-long shelf life – my bookshelves then vs. now

Way back in the day, before I moved to the U.S., I was already an avid reader. The only bookshelf I owned was a very narrow shelf, that couldn’t even fit an entire series on one shelf. I did however, have a little ledge that ran across two of my bedroom walls, that could fit my books perfectly! I thought I had a lot of books back then, because this little ledge was FULL. Five years later I realize how wrong I was… I don’t have any pictures of what this looked like (mainly because I could for the life…

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My favorite bookish maps all mapped out

What are the first things you look at when you first buy a book? A couple things I do is take the dust jacket off, to see if there is any cool “secret” art underneath, read the author bio in the back, and check if there’s a map! I get a weird sense of happiness when I discover a map in a book. I love studying the map for a while, because often they are just so detailed! And since today is #mapmonday over on the Gram, I thought I’d dedicate a post to a few of my favorite maps,…

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Owlcrate Limited Edition the World of Caraval Unboxing

Hello lovely readers! If you follow me on Bookstagram you know that my lovely friend Kristel (@kristellreads) gifted me the Limited Edition World of Caraval Owlcrate box for my upcoming graduation! It’s actually a funny story, because she first asked if I wanted to share the box, since she is coming to visit me next week anyway. So she ordered it and had it shipped to my house. When it was time for me to open the box, she asked me which items I liked best. That’s when she surprised me and said that the entire thing would be mine!…

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The books that made me a reader

How did I go from owning only a handful a of books to owning over 350? Even better, how did I manage to actually have read the vast majority of those books? I think every reader has that one book, or that one series that made them reader. As far as I can remember, I have always liked to read. Reading has been encouraged to me from a very young age, and especially when I was a kid I was usually reading something. A funny story, the Harry Potter series was not yet completed when I was young, and everyone…

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Decluttering 101

I’ll admit it.. I am a horribly messy person. Especially when I am busy, my entire room just seems to become such a cluttered mess. Up to a few years ago, I was always horribly sentimental about everything I owned, whether these things were clothes, small items, or other types of junk. My mom always joked that I was a hoarder! Having to move across the ocean and thus having limited space in the moving container really forced me to finally get rid of all that junk. I spent a good two weeks trying to sort out what I wanted…

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