Well, hello everyone! I feel like I haven’t written anything new in FOREVER!? I actually haven’t been reading all that much either… Anyway, more on blog and life things in a bit! I want to introduce you to my new monthly feature: The Bookish Bulletin. I used to have a separate TBR, wrap up and monthly personal update (Behind the Books) and I realised how much work that actually is? I also read a lot of these kinds of “combined” wrap ups and I loved them so much, I tried to do it myself! It’s still a bit of a work in progress, but I hope you’ll enjoy reading this (somewhat very long?) post! Read more
Happiest book birthday to Furyborn by Claire Legrand! I got an advance reader copy in a Fairyloot box this past November and I started reading it very soon after I got it. So by now, almost half a year will have passed since I read it (which is crazy!) but my opinion stays the same: I absolutely love this book! I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for Furyborn’s release so I can finally fangirl about it without spoiling it! Ahhh, it’s about time I can share this review with you! Of course, it’s spoiler free (and very, very long…)
The US paperback of Geekerella with a brand new cover comes out TODAY, and I got the chance to read an ARC that included some bonus content! As you might know, Geekerella is one of my all-time favourite books. I listened to the audiobook twice since I listened to it the first time back in October last year and now I’ve “read” it three times total. I will never get bored with this book. It’s wonderfully geeky, quite romantic and beyond cute. Anyway, before I gush too much before we’re even into the review, let’s just get on with it! Read more
Hey guys, I hope you don’t mind I was a liiiiittle bit late announcing the upcoming prompts for the International Bookworms meme! It’s been a real struggle coming up with ideas lately and I have to admit I lost my excitement about it for a little while. There’s an announcement about that at the bottom of this post, so please take some time to read it! Anyway, today’s prompt is “Change of Scenery”. Imagine your favourite book, except it’s set in your own country or area! How cool would that be? I’ve taken a few books and “changed” their setting to the Netherlands. I hope you’ll enjoy it! Read more
It’s been a little while since I did a Waiting on Wednesday post, so I’m really excited to share this one with you guys today! Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova is a sequel/companion novel to Labyrinth Lost and it’s gloriously witchy! Want to know why I’m so excited about the release of this book? Keep on reading! Read more
I have no words. Like, I’ve been staring at my screen for five minutes just regretting writing my review before writing an intro because now I’m almost ready to publish this except I’m speechless and what do I say?! I love Ace of Shades so incredibly much. It’s like my no. 1 favourite book at the moment and I’m obsessed with this city, the character and the entire vibe of this book. It’s been a really long time since I’ve felt so invested in a book. It’s also been a long time since I’ve put so much effort into a review. I just wanted to do this book justice, and I hope I managed to do just that! It’s a bit long, but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway.
Since I’ve been busy with things for my blogiversary and work, and my TBR is rather small, I’ve decided to combine my wrap up and TBR this month. I’ve read a lot more than I thought I would in April and now I’m left with only a few unread books on my shelf. I’m so excited to finally finish them! I’m quite the stressed-out reader when I have too many unread books on my shelf, but I’m finally getting on top of things again! Anyway, here’s what I read in April, what I’m currently reading, and what’s on my May TBR!
Holy. Moly. Can you even believe that two years ago, I sat down and created this blog? Because, seriously, I can’t. I’ve had so many blogs over the past maybe like ten years. I blogged on them for about a month or two and then “gave up” and I was always hoping I wouldn’t quit Books & Babbles too soon but I never expected to still be blogging two years later. It’s insane! I’ve thought it would be fun to look back on the past year or so. And to celebrate, I decided to host a fun little bookish giveaway! Read more
International Bookworms is a bi-weekly meme created by me to support and celebrate international bookworms! Today, it’s all about road trips! I went on road trips through Germany and France for nearly half my life and I miss it so, so much. There’s just something about being on the road and seeing lots of new places, I guess. Anyway, for today I decided to give road trips a little bookish twist! I’ve made a list of both real and fictional places I’d love to visit on a road trip. Read more
A little while ago, I signed up to join Hebban’s Epic Reads (online) Book Club for Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi. The book wasn’t a “priority” for me at the time, but I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity because I’d read the “original” Shatter Me trilogy in only three days a few years ago and I loved it so much! Imagine my surprise when I was chosen as a participant and got the book sent to me! I decided to give you guys a little summary of my part in the book club, spoiler-free, of course!