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Isa (she/they)  🏳️‍🌈🏺📚✍🏼 // @themagicbookclub // @isawrites // CR: Children of Blood and Bone // blog, patreon, youtube & more in the link below

Like I said in my story yesterday, I’ll be going on a semi-hiatus. I haven’t had time to take photos lately and I probably won’t until I leave for Paris Saturday and I definitely won’t have time for a proper photoshoot there 😅 I’ll probably take a photo occasionally of my current reads and any book I buy in Paris, but not enough to keep posting every day. It’s a good reason though 😌
I’ve been reading Children of Blood and Bone with @themagicbookclub and I’m loving it!! I kind of want to finish it before I go to Paris (it’s heavy so I don’t want to bring it 😂) but I don’t know if that’s gonna happen. I’m at about 40%... Getting through it pretty fast though so who knows.
Speaking of @themagicbookclub, you can vote for the book we’ll read in May in our story right now! There’s still a couple of hours left before the poll ends. Aru Shah and the End of Time is currently winning from Ace of Shades... So put your vote in before it’s too late! I’m excited to see which it will be and I hope lots of people will read with us ☺️ Our discussion of Children of Blood and Bone will be at the end of the month so feel free to join that too!
#QOTD: Do you carry around a book everywhere you go? Do you have a ‘weight limit’?

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No post yesterday because I was at Elfia/Elf Fantasy Fair. It was a lot of fun! I’ll share photos later ☺️ I heard from other Dutch bookstagrammers YALFest was a lot of fun as well so I really hope these two events won’t be in the same weekend next year...
#geekyglowreadsfantasy - Queen of Hearts or Mad Hatter. Mad Hatter! I actually did a Mad Hatter cosplay at Elfia two years ago. This part of my bookshelf is where the children’s books start, and where I put all my Alice in Wonderland merch. This Mad Hatter mug is broken (there’s a small tear that makes it leak) but still well enough for holding bookmarks ☺️
@chiquireads tagged me to #spellthemonthinbooks so here we go:

Alice in Wonderland
Peter Pan
Ronya the Robber’s Daughter
Lightning Thief, The

Tried to do all children’s books!
#QOTD: Do you read a lot of children’s books? Which is your favourite?

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Rereading the Percy Jackson books with @bookstagram.buddy.reads is a lot of fun! We’re at the second book now and it’s great.
#geekyglowreadsfantasy - Faeries or mermaids. What about Naiads? 🧜🏽‍♀️ (Naiads don’t have fish tails though. I think.)
Keeping this short because I’m going to sleep!
Percy Jackson bookmark on second slide by @keeperofthesuns (no longer in stock but lots of shiny new things are!).
#QOTD: Read while the sun shines through your window or while it’s raining outside?

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Forgot to post again 😅🤦🏽‍♀️
More bookshelf! Gandalf guards my Tolkien section 😌
#geekyglowreadsfantasy - Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings. I like both but in the end I prefer the world of Middle Earth because it’s just a little more pleasant 😅 I guess it also helps that I watched the LOTR movies as a kid and The Hobbit is one of my all-time favourite books. I’m actually cosplaying Merry this Sunday, I’m super excited 😁 It’s gonna be awesome. Do Merry and Pippin have Funko Pops? If so, I need them. Though I need an Éowyn one even more. I don’t think she has one though 🤔
#QOTD: What fantasy world is your favourite?

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Last night I posted my second Camp NaNoWriMo vlog, and for some of my patrons I uploaded a slightly longer version! Links to my youtube channel and Patreon are in my bio.
This photo was taken at Utrecht Central Station the morning I left for Swansea to study there for one semester. That was... a day. 😂 I had to leave very early and of course I couldn’t sleep the night before. I think I had about 4 hours of sleep. I also felt terrible of course because I wasn’t going to see my family for over 4 months. I did sleep some on the train to the airport but not much. Then my flight was delayed... So instead of arriving in the late afternoon I arrived at about nine in the evening. Took a taxi from the station in Swansea, which was kind of scary because I didn’t know where I was going so I couldn’t tell if the taxi was going the right way. I didn’t even know how to pronounce my destination 😂 After picking up my key I had to walk up a hill with a heavy suitcase to reach my flat, then climb some stairs. When I got in I just went to sleep right away. 😪
Studying in Swansea was pretty awesome though. Really want to visit the place again. If you’re a student and studying abroad is an option for you, I definitely recommend it. It’s a relatively easy way to experience living abroad. I learned a lot about myself while I was there.
#QOTD: If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go and what book would you bring?

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I was ready to post this yesterday, I just wanted to check if I got the tags right. And them I forgot about it 🤦🏽‍♀️
#geekyglowreadsfantasy - Abraxos or Buckbeak. I don’t know Abraxos so it’s Buckbeak by default 🤷🏽‍♀️ This illustration in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is just so beautiful... I would be terrified flying that high, though 😅
I wanted to combine this with some tags. #firstbookthatgotyouintoreading by @literallyreading and #cutelittlebookishtag by @booksofhopeanddreams -
• What book got you into reading?
- I’ve loved reading and being read to ever since I can remember, so I don’t know what the first book that got me into reading is. But Harry Potter was my favourite! These books were the only ones I reread as a child.
• What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
- I’m gonna say... Shadowsong.
• What’s your favourite snack to have while reading?
- Idk, I’m not picky.
• What Hogwarts house are you in?
- Slytherin 🐍
• Why did you start bookstagram?
- My mum introduced me to it!
#QOTD: Is there a book that got you into reading?

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I’ve been editing my second Camp NaNoWriMo vlog and it’s much too long 🙇🏽‍♀️ I should probably not have spent so much time filming our puppy... but he’s so cute! Maybe I’ll just make a secret bonus dog video 😂
#uncriticalapril - Bat Appreciation Day. I did not know this day existed but it’s a perfect chance to show you my bullet journal. I’ve found bullet journalling a very useful way to organise my life and thoughts. (I’ve made two bujo videos in the past, in case you want to know what it looks like on the inside. It’s very simple and I make a lot of mistakes 😂)
Anyway, bats are pretty cool. Apparently they are just coming out of hibernation this month! (I did some research.) Unfortunately several bat species are endangered and facing extinction! Many bats are actually keystone species meaning that if they go extinct, the whole ecosystem is ruined. They’re also pollinators (just like bees!). So, if you’re not doing anything today, maybe google if there’s anything you can do to help bats in your area. Or do something else to save the planet! (I like to pay attention when I walk somewhere to see if there are any immobile bees. They look dead but actually they just need sugar! You can put them on the nearest flower or give them a drop of sugar water and they’ll recover. It’s a small thing but pollinators are important.)
#QOTD: Do you have any tips for saving the planet? (How to convince world leaders to do the bare minimum would be a good one.)

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New acquisition... my dad’s latest book. It’s signed, of course 😌 The presentation was at a brewery and they had these coasters everywhere! I had to snag a couple. I’m not gonna try to explain what this is about in English 😅 If you speak Dutch, swipe to see the blurb on the back of the book. I’m gonna have to read this soon!
Now, let’s do #ofhappymonths. April has been pretty good! It’s been getting warmer and sunnier and that just makes me want to go out and do stuff. It’s also usually the month when Elfia Haarzuilens happens, which is sort of a cross between Comic Con and a Renaissance Fair I guess 😅 It’s next weekend and I’m cosplaying Merry while my best friend will be Pippin! Super excited to dress up, see all the stands, and get called a nerd by my parents. 😂 This year I’ve actually got quite a lot of things to look forward to in April. Infinity War is coming out, and I’m going to have to see it on release day because the day after I’m going to Paris!! I’m going with my mum and grandma and I’m super excited. Already thinking of what to pack because what’s more exciting than packing for a fun trip? (The trip itself, you say? Eh, who knows.) I hope I can find Leah on the Offbeat there so I can buy it right after it’s released. Maybe Shakespeare & Co. will have it so I can get it stamped!
And I haven’t even mentioned Camp NaNoWriMo yet... That’s an April thing too 😅 It’s going pretty well and I’m enjoying vlogging, though part of me keeps trying to convince me I’m not interesting enough. You can find the link to my youtube in my bio, in case you disagree with that annoying part of me 😂 Anyway, gotta get back to studying now.
#QOTD: What’s your favourite thing about April?

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Another look at my bookshelves (the bookshelf reorganisation video will be up soon! Just gotta upload and write the subtitles). My Rick Riordan corner! I changed it up a little bit after this photo because I forgot to put my Leo bookmark in there (it was hidden in a book), but it still looks pretty much the same.
The bookmarks are all by @keeperofthesuns and the candles by @lightthepages, both shops I recommend! @lightthepages is closed until the 25th of May, but you can follow them to stay updated.
#geekyglowreadsfantasy - Camp Half-Blood or Miss Peregrine’s. Surprise! I pick Camp Half-Blood 😂 I did enjoy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (still have to continue the series, but I will!), but I prefer Rick Riordan’s books. I just finished my reread of The Lightning Thief and started Sea of Monsters and I freaking love these characters and this world!
#QOTD: Do you reread books?

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Gotta do homework but I’m so tired... The reason is I freaked out bc of a kind of nightmare thing. Last night I started awake from a dream but then I guess I wasn’t fully awake yet because I saw something really scary in my actual room 😳 It was like a creepy ghost monster thing, but not like anything I’d seen/heard of before. The kind of thing your dream brain comes up with. It kind of dissolved as I woke up for real but I had to reach & touch the wall to check if there was nothing there... and obviously I didn’t sleep very well after that 😅 I’ve heard of people experiencing this during sleep paralysis so I guess it was something similar or a very short version of it. I’m never opening my eyes again until I’m 100% sure I’m awake 😰
Um anyway let’s do a tag 😂 @booksofhopeanddreams tagged me for #cinemalibrary -
• Favourite movie adaptation
- Jane Eyre (2011), Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games
• Favourite animated movie
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
• Movie your cried over watching
- every movie that has even one emotional moment 😂 I cried pretty much the whole time during Coco
• Movie everyone watched but not you
- I watch a lot of movies 😅 um... Love, Simon bc it’s not out yet in my country
• Favourite classic movie
- I’m not sure what defines a classic movie... Disney has some good classics, Alice in Wonderland is probably my fave of the old ones, and I like The Wizard of Oz
• Book you want to become a movie
- I think Furthermore would make a cool animated movie
• Favourite book to TV show adaptation
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
It didn’t come up in the questions but since we’re talking movies, Black Panther is the best Marvel movie ever followed by Thor Ragnarok and every time I mention either I want to watch them again. Also Infinity War is gonna be the death of me, I’m scared for all the characters. Not necessarily bc they might die, more bc I’m afraid their characters/storylines will get ruined by the overarching plot...
#QOTD: Let’s talk movies! Pick any question from above or just tell me what your favourite movie is, or which one you’re looking forward to.

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Here’s a first look at my reorganised bookshelves! I’ve been editing the video I made while reorganising, so that will be available in the next few days. (Meanwhile if you want to check out my Camp NaNoWriMo vlog, the link to my youtube channel is in my bio...)
#uncriticalapril - Fire. Fire and ice, I mean, Ice and Fire. A Song of Ice and Fire. Every time I talk about this I just end up saying I can’t wait for the next book to come out and that’s not helping anyone... but really when are we getting that book!! I’m so curious to see what’s different from the show. The characters have changed so much from the start of the story, and my opinions on them too. And I honestly have no idea how it’s gonna end!
#QOTD: Is there a character you completely changed your opinion on as the story progressed? (No spoilers! Or at least include a warning!)

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I have mentioned this a few times already, but now the book has arrived so it’s time for an offical post! The idea is to send this book, When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore, from person to person as we each read it and make notes.

1. You receive the book from the previous reader.
2. You read it and make notes inside, and in the notebook I will provide. Anything goes as long as the text remains readable!
3. You get the address of the next person in the chain from me, and send it on.
4. Repeat.

You must be willing to give me and whoever is in the chain before you your post address. Please make sure you actually want to participate - it would be a shame if the book got lost along the way! Comment or DM me saying
1. the country you live in;
2. whether you are willing to pay international shipping costs.
Not everyone will have to pay for international shipping, but at least one person in every country will have to in order for this to be international!
I’m going for a maximum of about 10 people (with some flexibility depending on how many people sign up) because I think the book will get very crowded if too many join. If this time doesn’t work out for you, don’t fret: I would love to do this with other books in the future! I will pick people based on the best itinerary for the book, and otherwise pick randomly.

I’ve weighed the book along with a notebook, pen, small marker, and sticky notes so everyone can see for themselves what shipping would cost for them. It’s about 415 grams altogether.
You’re free to use your own writing utensils of course, but I thought it would be nice to send something along as well. You can also include new pens, bookmarks, pressed flowers, etc. but make sure that won’t change the shipping costs too much! I think we can keep the package under 500 grams at least.

I think that’s all the information! Feel free to ask questions if you have any.

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