I’m back! Girlfriends, dissertations, and my own magazine

Hello! Long time no see amirite.

I know it’s not Saturday, which is when I’m supposed to blog, but then again my last post was November 19, so the rules are open to interpretation at this point. I AM planning on posting regularly again from now on, with a proper bookish blog post every Saturday, but today I wanted to share some things I’ve been up to, and some exciting changes to my life!

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Online stationery and cute bookish cards | A collaboration with Paperless Post

Hello once more!

I was contacted recently to collaborate with a website called Paperless Post, who offer really stunning online as well as print stationery and cards. At first I wasn’t so sure about working with them, because e-mail invitations and thank you cards seem like a suburban mom type thing. I mean, I don’t even know enough people to be able to send out e-mail cards.

But upon browsing the site a bit, I realised that their designs can be customised, and I figured some of the cards would make for beautiful bookish designs for my blog. So I agreed! And today I’m going to show you some of the cards-turned-book-graphics, as well as tell you a bit about how their site works and how you can make use of it as a book blogger!



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The evolution of my blog

So, I have been blogging for about a year and a half, and it’s incredible how much my blog has changed in such a short period of time. I’ve always had issues with settling on one ‘aesthetic’, mainly because I change my mind about EVERYTHING every two seconds. I mean, I literally re-designed my blog yesterday. Mikaela over at The Well-Thumbed Reader published a post called ‘The evolution of my blog‘ a while back, and I thought it was a fantastic idea, so I figured I might as well do the same!

Buckle up, kids, we’re going on a ride!


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Traveling Lanzarote | Castles, caves, pirates & beaches

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 (and London adventures!)

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 my blogiversary!

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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