March Book Videos

This blog post cobbles together the four book videos I posted in March. I talk about favorites reads from my uni courses, do a tag and I show you a massive book haul!

February Book Videos

Welcome to this month’s book blog post! I was unable to do one last week as I had planned as I was missing a video as I was completely knackered and had no energy to film. So I decided to skip a week, film my wrap up over the weekend and post my overview of…

My Booktube Channel

Apart from makeup I love books and so I decided to start 2020 with a new Youtube channel. Yes a booktube channel. Because I felt it would be better to split up my content into different platforms. By now I have posted 5 videos on the channel and I felt I could share them with…

My Reading Slump + Tips to Get Back Into the Swing of Things

I have a confession to make: I am going through the biggest reading slump I have had in years. So much so, that my Goodreads account keeps signing me out from lack of use. I am currently 4 books behind schedule to complete my goal of 50 books. I have been setting myself this goal…

Book Review | December 2018

Better late than never, but I still wanted to wrap up my reading of 2018 with some reviews of the last books I read in the year. This will also mark the last traditional book review blog post. As of next month, I will be doing these reviews in a video format, because I just…

Book Review | November 2018

Better late than never, but I did read a couple of books in November and I just hadn’t gotten around to reviewing for you just yet. I completely forgot to take pictures and with the dark days, I can’t really take any pictures later in the day. However, I tried my best and I hope…

Book Review | September 2018

I know we’re halfway through October, but I haven’t forgotten about my monthly reading update. I was a bit slow to start my reads in September. After my last read of August left me quite underwhelmed I felt like I didn’t know what I wanted to start reading next and so it took me some…

Book Review | July & August 2018

It’s long since been July & August, I totally realize that, but I hadn’t had time yet to post my review of my July & August reads. So this is that post. And since I read a total 11 books, more than I could fit in my opening picture. So there is a lot here,…

Book Review | June 2018

Just a few more days until my summer vacation starts, which means I will have finally more time to read. Because July was another meagre reading month. It’s not that I don’t want to read, I just haven’t had the energy. The last few weeks leading up to the summer vacation are always the busiest…

Book Review | May 2018

May was a very sad month for reading. I only finished two books. I did start another book, but I just didn’t get around to finishing it. So by now I’m 5 books behind on reaching my Goodreads goals, but I just haven’t felt that inspired by reading these past few months. I think I…

Book wishlist

2018 is seeing some exciting book released. There are quite a few books coming out in series that I enjoy, some even being series finales. In the mean time I have also found some other books that have captured my interest and that is why I think it would be fun to share with you…

Book review | April 2018

I hadn’t yet updated you on the books I read in April, so it’s high time I did that. In April I read a total of 4 books, which was actually quite good seeing I was super busy. I spent all of April going from work to party to birthday and I spent little time…

Book Review | March 2018

I am a bit late to the game with this one, but better late than never. In March I was a) busy b) super tired and c) possibly had a bad flu without realizing it. Needless to say, I didn’t read as much as in February when I read a whooping 6 books. Still, I…

Combined book review | February 2018

Where January was not such a great reading month, February was. I read 6 books! Granted, I finished one on March 1st, but I did read most of that book in February, so I feel it counts. After the not so great book I read in January, I decided to read some books that had…

Book review | January 2018

2018 was not off to the amazing start reading wise as I had hoped. I selected this book at the end of 2017 and thought I’d finish it quickly. Unfortunately, this book wasn’t exactly what I had expected and so it was difficult to get much reading done. By now however, I have found a…

5 Star Reads of 2017

Bonus video time!!! I have been playing with the idea of uploading a second video in the week and today is the first one. I am not sure to what extent I can make this a regular thing, but I simply have so many video ideas that I want to share more in this way….

Book review | December 2017

December was a much better reading month than November. Granted, I only read two novels and the rest were easy to browse books that really don’t take too long to read cover to cover, but still. It was great and I especially tore through some more pages during my Christmas break. As a Christmas gift…

2017 Book Haul

2017 wasn’t my year for book buying. I read 40 by now, and in preparation of my move, I also decluttered over 100 books from my bookshelves. So that is 140 fewer books to worry about. But I hardly replenished my shelves with some new books. So while I kept track throughout the years of…

Book Review | November 2017

November was another month in which reading was scarce. I felt tired, a little sick at times and the reality of moving finally kicked in. I had little time to kick back and relax though because there was work and plenty of social engagements. So I had little time to read. The fact that I…

Reading YA as a adult

YA as a genre is not necessarily my favorite all the time, but a good chunk of my reads would fall into this category. Why? Because I want to read things that I enjoy. While that maybe tough literary classics at times, most of the time, I prefer easy, breezy reads that are action packed…

Book Review | October 2017

October wasn’t much of a reading month for me. October was all about the move and DIYing. So I saw more paint brushes, hammers and nails than I did books. But near the end of the month, after the move had been completed, I was able to squeeze in a little bit of reading. So…

Book review | September 2017

September wasn’t a great reading month for me. I only read 3 books. I had a lot of teaching to do and I felt knackered after those days. The fact that the books I read were so-so and not the more engaging stories ever, also make it harder to read more. So this was a…

Combined book review | August 2017

August has flown by and that means it’s time to show you the books I read. I only read two books. However if I add up the amount of pages that I read between those two books, it is close to 1200 pages. So even though the amount of titles I read is not too…

Favorite genres of reading

I have a fairly good sense of what I like to read, but that doesn’t mean my reading tastes are singular. I go through phases with what I like and I like trying new things from time to time. But in general, I think I can narrow it down to 5 different genres that I…

Book review| July 2017

July is gone and so are 5 books that I read this past month. Yes, 5 book. Despite the first two weeks of the month being quite hectic, I ended up making up during the later weeks of the month because a) I have a week of vacation and b) I feel well-rested and energized…

Book review | June 2017

Almost half way through July, but better late than never: here is my June book review. I read another 4 books last month, which seems to be my average. So far I’ve read 26 books this year, which means I’m still right on track for completing my reading goal for this year. Last year around…

Book review | May 2017

May was another good reading month. I finished my 4th and final book of the month pretty much on the dot right on the 31st. And yes, I say 4, because I did read 4 books, but the 4th physical copy of the first book I read last month is now lent out. But that…

Disappointing reads

I’ve been upping my reading game these past couple of years, but that also means that not every book you read is one you enjoy. These are books that I read from cover to cover, but that I somehow still didn’t rate too highly. I’m not a high rater to begin with: I don’t want…

Book review | April 2017

Apologies for this blog post going up so late, but I’ve been a little jetlagged so my schedule has gone completely haywire. I still wanted to get this post up though, so better late than never. I read 4 books in the month of April and am still making good on that Goodreads goal of…

Make up books

Last December I reviewed the new Pixiwoo beauty book. I liked it, but wanted a bit more from it. But that doesn’t mean that I am lost in the make up book department. I already owned a few and realized I hadn’t really shown these before. Which is why I figured I could do a…

Combined book review (March 2017)

I’m still on that reading train. This month I read another 5 books. I made good progress on some YA fantasy series that I’ve been reading. And to keep up with my promise to myself to read more non-fiction, I also managed to squeeze in two of those reads. This month started with a lackluster…

Harry Potter Tag

On Suszie’s blog, I found the Harry Potter Tag and the only thing I could wonder was: where have I been? Why didn’t I know about this? I am a huge Harry Potter fan so it was about time I filled in this tag. Without further ado: let’s get to the questions. Harry Potter tag

February 2017 book review

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, I still managed to finish roughly a book per week. I did cheat a little as one of these books I finished just last Sunday, but I didn’t want to wait with reviewing it until next month as it was my favorite read this month….

Classic books worth a read

Having majored in English lit for 6 years at uni ensured a decent amount of a classics have been read and accumulated over the years. For a long time, I even favored reading classics over easier reads as that’s what I had most experience with and I wasn’t quite sure what else to read. Today…

Book Review (January 2017)

The first month of 2017 is already over, which means it’s time to talk you through the books I read last month. I did a good job and read 5 books this month. I decided to not only delve into some fiction, but also picked up two non-fiction reads and am currently 1 – 2…

My favorite bookish youtubers

Did you know there is this world called Booktube? Yeah I didn’t know either, until a few years ago and I became obsessed. Well obsessed isn’t the right word as there aren’t many booktubers I’m subscribed to. Most of them are a bit too young minded for me. At least the most popular channels seem…

Book Review (December 2016)

I know, I know: 2017 is already well under way, but I have one last post for you to wrap up 2016. I hadn’t gotten round to reviewing the book I read in the last month of the year just yet. I read a total of 6 books. One of them being the worst reads…

Completed book challenge

I did it! I made it! I finished my Goodreads reading challenge of reading 50 books in 2016. And what a ride it’s been. In this post I will tell you all that I experienced while doing the challenge and will share some titbits about my favorite and least favorite reads. A bookcase filled with…

Book review (November 2016)

Happy December! I know it’s only the very beginning of the month, but because November has been an excellent reading month for me, I decided to post my round up of the books I read last month asap. I already mentioned once before that fall is one of my favorite seasons to read, so I…

Favorite book covers

You know I am a sucker for all things pretty packaging when it comes to my make up. But did you know that I extend that courtesy to my book buying as well? Well now you do and today I will be talking you through 6 books that I pretty much bought solely because I…

Combined book review (October 2016)

I read some more books! Yep, the reading challenge is still on and I’m slowly but surely catching up. In order to catch up, I’ve been opting for smaller books. Think novellas, short stories or just overall breezy reads. I also got round to reading my second comic book last month and chucked in a…

Combined book review (September 2016)

Despite my wish to play catch up with my 50 book reading challenge in 2016, I managed to not read that much extra in the month of September. I was still able to read a fair bit though, be it that the majority of my selections were easy breezy reads that were mostly fun to…

My Harry Potter bookshelf

Yup, I’ll just own up to it straightaway: I have a Harry Potter bookshelf. Why? For many different reasons, but since my love for the Harry Potter series runs deep, I would have to devote an entirely new blog post to it. And that’s not this one. Today, I just want to take you through…

Combined book review (August 2016)

Where last month I told you all about my reading slump, August saw me getting back on track. I am still behind schedule (4 books to be exact), but I feel confident I can still make up for it can hit that 50 book mark before the end of the year. There are 16 more…

Reading slump

At this point in time, you would probably expect a July book review from me. Alas, it was not meant to be, because I wasn’t able to finish any books during the month of July. I hit a major reading slump this month and I thought I’d tell you all about that instead. Some new…

June 2016 Book Review

The last day of the month is the perfect moment to give another overview of what I’ve been reading. This month had a bit of a general theme going on. Generally, I was craving fantasy and mystery. I think that pretty much sums up all these books in one go. I also read my first…

Favorite books with Victorian settings

The Victorian era is one of my favorite settings for my reading selection. If a book says: set in Victorian London, 9 out of 10 times I’m sold solely on that premise. I’m not sure what I find so intriguing about the 19th century. Because to me ‘Victorian setting’ embodies more than just London or…

London book haul

Sunday’s is usually reserved for lifestyle related posts, but this week, the schedule had to be changed. I visited London last week and bought so many great books, that I just had to share them asap with you. Which is why I decided to upload a video for that today. A travel report about the…

April book review

The month of April was another good reading month for me. I think it may be my best one yet. At one point this month, I was 2 books ahead of schedule for my 50 book reading challenge. This month’s reading list wasn’t very diverse. I read two stories that involved a haunted house, one…