Books

5 books to add to your autumn reading list

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I was in Edinburgh last week and found myself with an hour to kill at Waterstones and oh, how the pile of books on my arm weighed more every minute. I only realised at the counter that I had my pile pretty much only contained political or at least non-fictional books which is usually not my go-to genre. But in all honesty, we live in times that call for a re[...]

5 Classic Books To Pair With Your Next Vacation

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I have two loves: books and travel. So it’s no surprise that I combined the two in my debut novel, GIRLS WHO TRAVEL, a travel-themed romantic comedy that largely takes place in India, Italy and London. From classic literature, I learned that a strong sense of place can be magical. A setting doesn’t just have to be a backdrop; instead, it can permeate[...]

The art of solo travel & publishing my first book

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This is not a guide on how to get a book published. I said it first because I wanted to get that out of the way. As much as I would like to give advice on the matter, I can't because quite frankly I don't have a clue even though I did it (you will see very soon why...). However, this is a post that will hopefully inspire you to a) solo travel b) follow your [...]

Our 6 favorite books this spring

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Spring in Berlin is currently taking a serious break, hence I've stocked up on books before summer will swallow me completely. The selection I've piled up is surprisingly deep and perhaps even dark, but every book covers an extremely important issue that I think deserves some attention and wine-fuelled discussions with friends. When I've finished every book,[...]

8 Nonfiction Books To Read On Your Next Trip

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If there’s anything I love more than being outside and exploring the world, it’s reading. Ever since I could make it all the way through that first Harry Potter book, back when I was in elementary school, I’ve been hooked. Of course, being head over heels in love with books means that every free second is spent with a nose buried deep in between pages an[...]

Top 5 Books to read on your next vacation

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Travel provides the opportunity to kick-back and relax, order one or two more cocktails than you normally would, and basically, do whatever you want whenever you want to do it. If you're anything like me, you also use this time to catch-up on all the latest novels. Whether you're passing time on a long train-journey or flight, snuggled up in bed on long lazy[...]

4 Books You Must Read Before Visiting Paris

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Do you love Paris? Admit it, you know you do! I could pull the old cliche on you, but I won’t. You already know it’s always a good idea to go to Paris, don’t you? Picture yourself strolling along the Seine while biting into a flaky croissant, exuding the glorious taste of full fat butter. If you hadn’t planned on visiting Paris any time soon, one of these b[...]

The Travelettes Winter Reading List 2015

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Ladies, there's no denying of the fact that winter has come upon us. Being forced to spend that bit more (or, let's face it, all our) time inside has the lovely side-effect that we can finally catch up on the novels we didn't manage to get through this year despite the best of intentions. There were mountains to climb, oceans to swim and kisses to blow after[...]

9 Books to Read Before Going to Ecuador & Galapagos

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For me, there is little in life I like better than travel, but books come damn close. If you combine the two the world becomes your oyster. How wonderful is it to escape to faraway countries, meet foreign people, and walk paths you have never walked before? Whether in reality or through a story? I don't think I am the only one because otherwise books like[...]