Printed books, e-books or audiobooks?

This blog post goes through the pros and cons of printed, e- and audiobooks. While people are different and some religiously stick to printed books, others rarely read from anything else than their e-reader. And then thereโ€™s the group that never sits or lies down to read but always does something else while listening to audiobooks. Many people use more than one of these ways … Continรบa leyendo Printed books, e-books or audiobooks?


3485 km away

I grab my phone to turn off the alarm, then, still lying in bed, I start reading the news. ๐’œ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“‰๐“‡๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ซ๐‘œ๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น; ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“…๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’โ€™๐“๐“ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Ž๐’ป๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ. I wake my boyfriend up and take a quick shower. ๐’œ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐“‡๐’พ๐“Š๐“…๐‘œ๐“ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’น๐’ถ๐“Ž๐“ˆ, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’พ๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘’๐‘’๐“๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐’น. I make coffee … Continรบa leyendo 3485 km away


The Pros and Cons of Living in Dublin

My boyfriend, Alvaro, and I moved to Dublin last summer because he got a job there. I didn’t particularly want to go because I’m a big fan of his Spanish hometown, Valencia, and was reluctant to leave it. Also, Dublin isn’t well connected with my own hometown, which is in Slovenia. But love often requires adapting, so I moved with him. Dublin wasn’t my best … Continรบa leyendo The Pros and Cons of Living in Dublin

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Books vs. Films

To All the Boys Iโ€™ve Loved Before is a YA series by the American author of Korean descent Jenny Han, published between 2014 and 2017. Lara Jean has two sisters, Margo and Kitty, and they live with their father, while their mom died years ago. Whenever Lara Jean is disappointed in love, she writes a love letter, addresses it and puts it in a box. … Continรบa leyendo To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Books vs. Films

sally rooney novels

Sally Rooney: Why You Should Read Her Novels

Sally Rooney is one of the few authors whose books I read that are millennials just like me; she’s actually less than three years older than me. This makes her words feel a lot closer to my own life and her characters much more relatable. She discusses the things that our generation wonders about daily and writes about them very naturally and beautifully. In this … Continรบa leyendo Sally Rooney: Why You Should Read Her Novels

Spain Valencia palm trees

How to get a NIE number in Spain?

Getting a NIE number can quickly be complicated, annoying and nerve-wracking, at least it was in my experience. There isn’t enough information about how to obtain one online, and I know I really needed it when I wanted to get mine. The process can be a bit lengthy and complicated (or not, it really depends on your circumstances and luck), but I’m sure it’ll be … Continรบa leyendo How to get a NIE number in Spain?

Wuthering Heights

Love and Feminism in Wuthering Heights

I first read Wuthering Heights last year, and if I had been unsure what my favourite book was until then, Iโ€™ve been absolutely certain ever since. Many books have made quite an impression on me, but none as big as Emily’s first and only novel. Emily Bronte was a brilliant writer, and Iโ€™m sorry she didnโ€™t get to write more books. (This blog post contains … Continรบa leyendo Love and Feminism in Wuthering Heights

The Brontรซ sisters

Which Brontรซ Sister Was the Best Writer?

(This ยซrankingยป is obviously just my opinion!) I guess I first heard about the Brontรซs when I was in high school and then studied them properly at university (I studied English). However, I only started reading them last year (was too busy partying at uni, I guess). In this blog post, I don’t go into great details about the novels, but I do explain why … Continรบa leyendo Which Brontรซ Sister Was the Best Writer?

Lux city

Athus, Luxembourg, Arlon and Trier

My five-month stay in Athus has come to an end. You can read more about my experience working and living in Belgium and Luxembourg here. In this particular blog post, I go through the main things to see and do in Lux City, Luxembourg (as a country), Athus, Arlon and Trier. The ยปbeautyยซ of living in any of these cities/towns/countries is that you’re very close … Continรบa leyendo Athus, Luxembourg, Arlon and Trier

luxembourg girl

Living Abroad and Disliking it: Traineeship in Luxembourg

If you know me at all, youโ€™ll know that Iโ€™ve always loved travelling and have loved living abroad ever since my Erasmus exchange in London. In the years that followed my ten-month exchange there, I lived in Valencia and Moscow for shorter periods and loved every minute of it. Last year, I was accepted for a traineeship in Luxembourg and decided to rent a room … Continรบa leyendo Living Abroad and Disliking it: Traineeship in Luxembourg