Ramble #37: Hey YouTube, waddup? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Books and Messy Buns has had a YouTube channel for a while now, because I need it to upload the videos I put here. Today I decided to clean it up a bit, give it an intro and organize the content already there.

To do the intro I used the text I have in the “About Me” page of this blog and gave it life. Check it out and let me know if you like the end result as much as I did! ๐Ÿ˜‰

YouTube Channel:ย https://tinyurl.com/ybrereao

Intro Video:ย 

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Ramble #36: “I’m Back” number 12803

So….. I’m back. Again. And with a 25 minutes long video to make up for it. ๐Ÿ˜‡

Some things you will find in this video:

  • an apology
  • a hair update
  • reviews of over 20 books
  • the word “interesting” over 300 times
  • some variation of the phrase “have been wanting to read this for forever” over 120 times

Everything else is in the video. ๐Ÿ’•

Ramble #34: Airport Bookstores

If I did a bookhaul this month… actually… if I did a bookhaul these last 2 months I would be telling you how I got all my books at an airport bookstore. Frankfurt airport’s coolest bookstore (yes, there are several) to be exact.

The first time I was on my way to Tallinn and had a 5 hour layover there. I wandered through the airport, entered a few bookstores (most of them with big German sections) and eventually got to one which was half an English section half a German section. “Well, this is new!” I thought. Here in Portugal I also only have one-shelf-English-section bookstores! So, of course, I spent the next hour and a half within those four walls…

You cannot imagine my happiness when I came face to face with books such as “It Ends With Us” and “Honey and Milk”. I just grabbed them all! By the time I was finished looking through every book I had stacked 7 books to bring home with me. OBVIOUSLY that didn’t happen! Firstly because money, secondly because airplane rules. My luggage was already exceeding the weigh limit, to add 7 books to it was nuts! So I had to spend more half an hour reading through synopsis and reviews and going to other picky selection criteria in order to get down to 3 books. I did.

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Then another trip came, with another layover at Frankfurt. This time I only had 2 hours but I already knew exactly where to go! Again, after stacking more books then I should and having to select only some of them, I came home with some more awesome books.

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But why am I telling you this? No, it’s not to make you jealous of the super cool bookstore I found (although it could be ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). It’s to talk a bit about unlikelihood. I never thought I would find the best bookshop I’ve entered so far in my life in a German airport (or any airport at all for that matter!). But I did.

So what I took out of this and wanted to share with you guys is: the weirdest places can turn out to be your favorites. So, no matter how unlikely it may seem to you that the place you’re in might be of any interest to you, look around, keep an eye open. You might just end up surprised and wishing you could stay there longer! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ramble #32: Changes

Hey-hey guys ๐Ÿ™‚

A lot has been going on in my life during the past few months. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to really spend my time, how to balance the things in my life that are important to me and some other stuff too. That also got me thinking about the blog, since I spend so much time and energy here and I realized that I needed to rethink and rebalance quality and quantity in my posts again.

All in all, the “big” changes will be that I won’t be posting the weekly memes well…ย weekly… But I’ll figure out other way to incorporate their content in this blog in a more interesting and creative way, I hope. I’m still not sure about some other aspectsย but I’ll announce any other upcoming changes so stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I can say will stay the same for sure are the reviews, the rambles (I couldn’t survive without them!), the TBRs and the wrap ups.

Ramble #31: Vote vote vote

Iโ€™m letting you guys pick what the next post on my โ€œTop 5โ€ Series is gonna be so let’s get this voting started!

I’ll be counting the votes on the 9th of April at 23:59, so nextย Saturday and publish the “Top 5” post during the following week. So all that’s left to say is “vote vote vote” (if you’re interested) ๐Ÿ˜‰