England, ghosts and haunted houses; The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud sounds like the perfect Autumn book. This first book in the Lockwood & Co. series just begs to be read on a dark, rainy October day. Something funny happened this month: My friend Nadia absolutely loves this series and was going to write a guest post about it. Then I decided to pick it up on a whim and I wrote a review! Turns out our thoughts are quite alike, so I decided to make kind of a duo review of it! Was it actually scary? Was it worth my time? Yes, definitely. Read more about our thoughts in this spoiler free review.
Happy Monday, ya’ll! I have a love-hate relationship with Mondays, even though I don’t go to school or work anymore… Weird, huh? Anyway, I think we all should have a more positive attitude towards Mondays. Mine were certainly better when I thought of all the fun things that could happen in a brand new week! Oh gosh, look a me babbling about unimportant stuff! Let’s get on with my personal update, shall we? Read more
Uh oh, it’s Friday the 13th! Honestly, I’m not superstitious and I don’t believe today is all about bad luck. I mean, if it really were about bad luck, they’ll need more than one or two unfortunate days in the year for me! I think it’s kind of funny how it’s in October this year. It feels perfect, with the spookiness of Halloween! Anyway, today I want to talk about my bad luck when it comes to book. Who knows? Maybe you can relate to my bookish struggles, hehe! Read more
Rainy Autumn days are perfect for looking back at your photos with a nice cup of tea and your favourite music playing in the background, right? I realised a while ago that I had all these Bookstagram photos in my account from last year that were just going to waste, and I wanted to do something with them. Prints always end up and drawers, never to be seen again… So I decided I wanted a book! Then I found Chatbooks. This wonderful company creatures beautiful books for a very affordable price and I just had to share it with you! Read more
I always. always, always listen to music. Whether I’m travelling, reading, blogging or doing anything else. My headphones are quite literally glued to my ears and it has been that way for as long as I can remember. I sometimes try to make playlists for specific books, but it’s been a bit of a struggle lately. Anyway, I started creating this Autumn playlist last year and decided to pick it up again. Since I listen to this playlist a lot while reading, I thought it would be fun to share! Read more
I was super duper lucky when I got to take the entire Seeker trilogy home on my last day of internship back in May. I planned on reading it sometime in May or June, but obviously that didn’t happen. When I sat down to brainstorm posts for October, I suddenly thought of Seeker. Somehow I associate Scotland with Autumn so I thought why not review it now? I don’t usually review Dutch books, but for Seeker I made an exception. I hope you enjoy my spoiler free review!
Hi everybody! I hope you enjoyed the first week of my Autumn-ish posts last week. I had so much fun putting together all these posts and I’m going to keep publishing every Monday through Friday for the rest of the month. Tags are one of my favourite things to do, so I thought ‘If there’s no Autumn tag yet, I’ll create it myself!’ I didn’t have to, though, because I found this super fun Autumn Book Tag and I’ll be answering all the questions. Read more
Autumn is beautiful. The main reason Autumn is my favourite season is because nature changes in the most beautiful way. Greens turn into yellows, oranges and reds, the ground is covered in leaves, and don’t forget about the acorns and chestnuts falling from the trees! Autumn is perfect for (book) photography, but you don’t have to take your books out for beautiful photos. Want to know how to take the best Autumnal bookish photos? I have some tips! Read more
For the first time ever, I’m featuring a guest blogger! Do @ What Do Reads wrote this wonderful post for you guys about two books that are just perfect to read during Autumn. I have to admit I haven’t read them myself, but they are on my TBR and reading Dominque’s post made me super excited to finally pick them up! Without further ado; here’s two books for your Autumn TBR! Read more
Last year, before the release of Frost Light Night, I joined Sara Raasch’s Join The Blizzard contest. Sara was giving away an ARC a place on her War Council (a group who helped her reveal FLN news!) All you had to do was choose a kingdom and “prepare it for war” by doing tasks from a Rafflecopter giveaway. Of course I choose for the Autumn Kingdom! I did quite a few things, including a Pinterest board. It sat unused in my account for over a year, so I decided to finally bring it back to life. Read more