- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
- Severed Heads & Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider – ★★★★☆
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne – ★★★★★
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! 😉
YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/ybrereao
So….. I’m back. Again. And with a 25 minutes long video to make up for it. 😇
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. 💕
Christmas time is just around the corner! These are the top 5 books I would like to find under my Christmas tree this year, what are yours? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
NUMBER FIVE: DASH AND LILY’S BOOK OF DARES
NUMBER FOUR: A MONSTER CALLS
NUMBER THREE: ILLUMINAE
NUMBER TWO: NOVEMBER 9
NUMBER ONE: OUR MEN DO NOT BELONG TO US
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.
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.
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 😉 ). 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! 😉
So, you guys know that the last time I posted (excluding the last few days) was 6 months ago. This means there’s quite a bit to catch up on regarding my reading life! So if you’re interested in knowing what I was up to this last months just click play! 😉