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Japan – My Favourite Travel & Literary Destination

I’ve always loved books and films set in Japan, and when I finally visited in 2017 at the end of a two month stint travelling around Asia, it was even more amazing than I’d hoped it would be. First stop was Osaka, before swiftly heading to Kyoto, and then flying to Tokyo for a week […]

July TBR – Reading Goals for this Month

June was an absolutely shocking reading month for me; I managed two books. TWO. I fell into a bit of a reading slump and was just generally busier with work, BUT, I think I’m coming out of it now, and have so many books I’m so looking forward to getting stuck into this month. So […]

Why Italy is the Best Destination for Literature Lovers

I recently wrote a blog post about My Favourite Bookshops Around the World, and realised how much I love writing about books and travel. Having done plenty of exploring during my two on-and-off years of living in this amazing country, I thought I would spend this very lazy Sunday writing about why Italy is the […]

Top 10 Reads for a Lockdown Literary Getaway

Because travel is not possible at this point in time, books offer a great alternative. Here are my top reads that offer rich, vivid settings, making you feel as though have been whisked away to a different time and place, all from the comfort of your home! Tokyo Ueno Station by Yū Miri Following the […]

My Favourite Bookshops Around the World

As well as reading, one of my biggest passions is travel, and Lockdown has really got me missing all of the bookshops I have visited around the world over the years. So, I have compiled a list of some of the best bookshops I have visited (and that I actually took photos of!), from those […]

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: May 2020

On the whole, May has been a really successful reading month for me; I read a total of 12 books this month, compared to 8 books last month. I’ve also read lots of eBooks this month – out of the 12 that I read, only 3 were physical, whilst the other 9 were digital (as […]

My Antique/Vintage Book Collection

I have always found myself drawn to antique and vintage books; I love the covers, the spines, the inside pages citing the initials of previous owners, old library inserts and the original publisher/publication date of the particular edition. I am fascinated as to how and why each book ended up in the charity shop, second-hand […]