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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My most anticipated May releases

Hello lovely readers! From now on, at the end of each month, I will dedicate a blog post to up to five of my most anticipated new releases for the next month. This will be the first new releases post ever, yay! Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – 7 May Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman is probably one of the most anticipated reads for everyone, everywhere. Scrolling through various social media outlets, I noticed that everyone who did receive an arc is absolutely hyped about it, so I am super excited to get my…

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Bookstagram 101

So you’ve finally made the decision to make a Bookstagram. You want to share your love for books with the rest of the world. That’s great! But, now what? Even before posting your first picture, I think it’s important to ask the following questions to yourself:– Do you want to stick to a theme?– What kind of editing apps will you use?– How often will you post? I personally like having a consistent theme for a while, so if that’s your jam too, I suggest investing in some cool props! My favorite places to buy props are Michael’s, AC Moore,…

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