My list of travel essentials

At the end of this month I am going on vacation to Puerto Rico and I couldn’t be more excited! Pretty much ever since we booked our trip, I’ve been thinking about things I need to buy before we leave, and what I will pack in my suitcase. Surprisingly, I am never stressed when I need to pack for a vacation. I always think that if I have the most important things on me, I can survive. Everything else is likely for sale. Either way, nothing sucks more than sitting three hours into your flight and suddenly realizing you forgot…

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June wrap up and July TBR

Hello readers! I thought it was high time that I did a June wrap up post, and I thought, why not combine it with my July TBR? I actually had a really good reading month! I read four books, and all of them were four or five star reads. Now that it’s summer, I’m hoping to read more. I remember that two summers ago I sometimes read four books per month! I wonder if I can get on that level again… June wrap up Our Dark Duet ★★★★★ The first book I finished was Our Dark Duet, but Victoria Schwab.…

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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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