If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might know that I lived on the Canary Islands, more specifically on Lanzarote, before I moved to England. My family still lives there now, so I visit multiple times a year and I’m officially still a resident. When I tell people I live there, the most common reaction I get is surprise – it’s not really a place people associate with ‘living’. In fact, we have more tourists than actual residents, as crazy as that sounds.
I want to be completely honest: I don’t like living there. It’s nice for the holidays if you like lying on the beach or you’re interested in rural tourism and fresh aloe vera products, but for living it kind of sucks. It’s a tiny island, and that comes with limitations. It’s also not a very reader-friendly place. Most of the people I met in the 6 years I lived there loved sports and being outside and weren’t really interested in books. I mean, it makes sense – it has a really warm climate, so people go outside a lot. Unfortunately, I hate dry weather. I like forests and I take a lot of walks now that I live in England, but on Lanzarote I mostly do nothing all day because I just hate how dry the place is.
BUT I’m not writing this post to drag the place, I actually want to show you guys some cool stuff you can do and places you can visit if you happen to travel there. A friend from my university visited me in January and I decided to show her around the island because she had never been. I took a lot of pictures of literally everything, so I thought why not share them! Here we gooooo ~
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The London Book Fair is an event for people interested in publishing. It’s three days worth of events surrounding the publishing industry and the book market, things like workshops and discussion panels, and I was lucky enough to go this year. I also walked around London quite a bit and went to some bookshops, and I took a lot of pictures!
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It’s March 29, which means that my blog officially turns one! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this bookish blogging thing for a year. I usually give up on projects after, like, two weeks. So this is really impressive to me, and the fact that so many people have walked this road with me makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Today I want to look back on what this blog started as and has become over time, and what I have achieved both blog-wise and in real life in the past year!
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This is kind of an unusual post for my blog, but I’ve been thinking about this for some time, and I really want to talk about it. Netflix is amazing, of course, and I have spent quite a few hours on it, but there are some things you can’t do with it that I wish you could, and today I’m going to share those with you!
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I woke up this morning, read a few posts, and suddenly thought to myself: ‘I wanna blog again‘. So here I am! And oh boy, it’s been a while.
I have a lot to talk about, lots of fun stuff going on in my usually not very interesting life, but I will leave most of it for separate posts (which I will hopefully write soon and not leave to disappear into the void like most of the posts I had planned for the year). So today I will just share a few main things and update you wonderful people on what’s been going on! Continue reading “2016 is over and I’m still a terrible blogger (also hello, I’m back!)”
As you guys may know, I didn’t blog for about a month (all of July) because I was staying at a few friends’. Then I could blog again because I was at my dad’s. And now, well, I’m gonna be staying at my best friend’s for two weeks, so my blog will be on hiatus again, approximately until the end of August. I know, annoying – but what can I do? The summer is not meant for blogging, apparently.
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As a blogger I like to be a part of the community – I look at a lot of different blogs every week, and today I want to share the things that make me follow one. Keep in mind this mostly applies to book blogs!
Continue reading “What I look for in a blog”