Bookstores Around the World: Edinburgh, Scotland

Hello book lovers!

This is a new series on my blog that I decided to start because it might help people who, like me, enjoy travelling and taking a few hours in your trip to escape into a bookstore. I love seeing how unique bookstores can be, there are so many beautiful, quirky ones that make book shopping such a fun experience! Really, I can enjoy myself at any bookstore, but it’s a lot more interesting in a place that is cute, or weird, or has amazing coffee (I love those).

So here I will talk about bookstores I visit when I travel! Of course I can’t visit ALL cool bookstores when I’m abroad, and as I said I have other priorities when travelling, but I do always make an effort to go to one or two, and I thought it’d be nice to share them here. As I am constantly looking for recommendations of bookstores to go to, I think it’s nice to have this series where people can go to and get a few inspirations for places to travel to AND with cool bookstores.

So first we start with Edinburgh, Scotland!

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Blackwell’s

Website: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/home
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DhKjm2gteeC2

This is a regular chain bookstore, so no big quirks there, but I do love the look of this bookstore! It just looks so… British?

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There is a small store with bookish things like games, toys, mugs etc, in which I was lost for a significant amount of time. Continue reading

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OWNtober 2018 – my TBR, my thoughts and my painfully long list of books I should’ve read by now

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Hello readers!

Welcome to my most shameful post to date! Kathy from Books and Munches is hosting OWNtober, in which you attempt bravely to tackle your TBR, but with the books you actually own. Yes, that dusty pile of books that keeps getting higher and somehow you never get to see its bottom anymore and now you’re too stressed to actually know how many books the pile (or, let’s face it, pileS) actually has. I’m officially participating this year!

As official things must be, I announced it also on Twitter:

So, buckle up and let’s start with the first part of this challenge… LISTING ALL THE BOOKS YOU OWN AND HAVEN’T READ YET. Continue reading

5 Book Recommendation for each Hogwarts House #1

Hello!

So, I thought it would be very fun to recommend a few books for each Hogwarts house today! I myself belong to Ravenclaw, so it was a mental exercise not to put all my favorite books in that house. I had many ideas for each house, so I will do 5 recommendations today and 5 more another time, so this post is not super long!

Write in the comment section what is your house and which books you recommend for it!

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You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart

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How Well Does Goodreads Know Me?

Hi readers!

So I saw this very fun meme at Fuzzy Bookworm, and I decided to do it too! The idea is to get 5 books that Goodreads recommends to me and then deciding if I will add them to my TBR or not! As a small twist to the meme, I will give Goodreads a grade from 1-5 of how good the recommendation was!

Goodreads says: Because you are currently reading Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1):

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Hummmm… I am not quite excited for another Richelle Mead book. I didn’t love Vampire Academy, and this seems to be in the same universe, so I will pass on it… (also, what is the connection to Crazy Rich Asians?)

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello readers!

Sam @ Spines in a Line nominated me for this award literally 6 months ago (I’m so on schedule), thank you Sam!! I’m finally answering it! This is such a sweet award, and since it’s April and Summer is approaching, I thought it was a nice time to answer this!

Rules:

  • Thank your nominator and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions they asked you
  • Tag 11 more bloggers and come up with 11 new questions to ask them!
  • List the rules and show the award

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What’s In My Bookshelf Tag

You guys!!

I created a tag! (Applauses) If you remember, this was one of the things I wanted to do this year on my New Year resolutions, and I am pretty happy with this one. I hope you guys enjoy it, it ended up a bit long but I think it’s fun to answer and rather quick!

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Rules:

  • Link back to me so I can see everyone’s answers! (Naty’s Bookshelf)
  • Also link back to the person who tagged you!
  • Name one book for each category; try not to repeat books to make this more fun!
  • Tag at least 5 people

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A Library Book

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel! I really enjoyed that book and even more its follow-up, Bring Up the Bodies. It’s for sure the book that got me into historical fiction!

A Book You Got As a Gift

I recently got Kindred by Octavia Butler from my boyfriend! I’m so excited to read it! Continue reading

#notall Book Tag

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I got tagged by Katie at Never Not Reading for this really fun tag!! Read her post, it’s very entertaining! It’s the first tag I’m doing this year so I’m glad it’s a cool one that makes you think and break your stereotypes a little. 🙂

#notall Cover Changes – A cover change you liked

I read See What I Have Done last year as an eARC, which had this bird cover at the time. While eerie and simple, I very much liked the final cover with the pear a lot more! It’s still simple, but much more eerie and I also think it’s more relevant to the story!

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My life in Books (It’s My Birthday!)

Hello bookworms!

It’s my birthdaaaay! Yayy!

And because I’m travelling right now and going to watch Star Wars VIII and eat lots of cake while contemplating my mortality, I decided it would be fun to do this tag! Because I’m a strong, independent woman I tagged myself (also it’s my birthday), and thought it would be fun doing a tag that is both more personal and bookish (like me!! The Birthday Girl!!)

1. Find a book for each of your initials

Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff

A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas

To The Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

Adulthood is a Myth, Sarah’s Scribbles

Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Inside Out And Back Again, Thanhha Lai

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

Guess who only realized “Initials” and “Name” aren’t the same word only after answering this. Oh, well! Continue reading

The Playlist Shuffle Tag

 

I’ve been seeing this tag around and it’s so fun to read people’s answers, so I was pretty excited when Birdie @ Birdie Bookworm tagged me! Her lists is so fun, I was such a big fan of Jewel and Michelle Branch as a teen, her playlist made me add a few more songs to my own 🙂

Sooo, I’ll start saying that my playlist has A LOT of stuff I listened through various phases of my life… from my 2000s Pop phase, going through my Classic Rock phase, all the way to my Depressive Songs Are Everything phase… you’ll see.

Rules

  • Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating).
  • Tag 10 others to do it as well.

My Playlist

Most Girls – Hailee Steinfield

This is a new addition, and it’s such a fun, positive song I was very surprised when I heard it last year… (or this year?) and it immediately made it to my playlist! Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Award

Hello bookworms!

The amazing Alex from Coffee Loving Bookoholic and the great Anatomy of a Book Thief have tagged me for this very cute award! I had totally forgotten I’d be nominated for this two months ago (sorryyy), but I’m answering now. Better late than never? Both bloggers are so wonderful, check their blogs out and you’ll love them too ❤ Thank you both so much for the tag, I’m quite happy to have received the nomination ❤ ❤ (so much love in this post!! <3)

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Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them of the nomination

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