Book Babble: Why I Don’t Read Dutch

Book Babble: my words for what others might call a discussion! Today I want to talk about why I read in English instead of Dutch. Book Babble: my words for what others might call a discussion. In my first Behind The Books post, I talked about how I “stopped” reading Dutch books and switched to English. Being a Dutch book blogger in the Netherlands who only reads English can be quite complicated, but it’s all worth it! I do occasionally pick up a Dutch book, but it’s quite rare! Today I want to talk about why I don’t read Dutch.  Read more

Playlist: The Infernal Devices

Books and music go together quite well! I made a playlist for The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare and highlighted some of my favourites.Some people listen to music while they read, others don’t. I’m one of those people who always listens to music. 8Tracks was always a really great way to get lost in a book while also discovering new music, but they made some big changes and their iOS app became useless in the Netherlands. I was reading Clockwork Angel at the time and I needed some music to listen to, so I decided to make my own playlist! Read more

Top Ten Tuesday: Websites That Aren’t About Books

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic: Websites That Aren't About Books!Last week I did my first Top Ten Tuesday! It’s a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish! This week’s topic: websites that aren’t about books. What a challenge! Honestly, I spend most of my time on the internet, but I don’t actually do much! I did manage to find 10 websites though, and they aren’t about books! Check them out below. Read more

Behind the Books: An Introduction

Hi! I'm Ayla, creator of Books & Babbles. I write abut books and review Young Adult literature!

Since Books & Babbles is still new, you probably don’t know anything about me. And that should really change! I want my blog to be more than just books and book babble, but personal as well. No, I’m not going to tell you my deepest, darkest secrets (sorry!) But I want to show more of myself than just the books I read. Behind the Books will be a monthly thing, but I want to start with an introduction of myself. Read more

Top Ten Tuesday – YA Characters I’d Like To Revisit

It's Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic: ten childhood characters I'd like to revisit! My list includes characters from Young Adult books!Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish! I didn’t actually know about it until about an hour ago, hehe! I was going through my Twitter timeline and found a post and I was sold; This seems like so much fun to do! So from now on I’ll be doing the Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s topic is childhood characters we’d like to revisit. I’ve chosen to make the list with YA characters.
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TBR: To Read in April, May & June 2016

After my Wrap Up of read books in Q1, it's time for by TBR of Q2! These are the books I plan on reading in the next few months.

I recently posted my Q1 Wrap Up, in which I talked about the books I read in January, February and March. I wrote a little about my TBR list, the books I plan on reading in April, May and June. I wasn’t going to make a separate TBR post, but with the amount of new books I purchased recently, I have enough to talk about! Here’s my TBR for the second quarter of 2016.

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Wrap Up: Read in January, February & March 2016

The first quarter of 2016 have been filled with books. I've never read so much in my life! Here's a wrap up of what I've read in the first three months on 2016.

I have never read this much in my life! I set my Goodreads Challenge to 25  books in 2016, knowing I’ll probably pick up a book every few weeks, but I was so wrong! In the first quarter of this year I’ve been reading pretty much nonstop. I thought it would be fun to share the books I read in the first three months of 2016. This Book Wrap-up includes 11 books!

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