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I love to read books, buy books, collect books, arrange books, organize books, photograph books, etc. etc… Since starting this blog, however, it has grown to (still be mainly about books, but also to) be about fandom stuff, movies, makeup, skincare, subscription boxes, and travel!

This blog is something which I have been wanting to start up for some time, but I never seemed to find the right moment to begin. When finishing up with my last graduate school courses, and right before beginning my first job in the publishing world, I finally said it’s “now or never,” and thus, my blog was born ♥

A little more about me:

I have been reading for as long as I can remember.

The earliest memory which I can recall, though, is from when I was around 10 years old. We were living in Austria at the time, and my dad had gotten me the first Harry Potter books in English (Austria is a German-speaking country) and I was very very excited to start reading them! And yes, I could read a bit of English before we moved to Canada. My sister and I were very fortunate to inherit the learning-languages-easily gene from our dad. Aside from reading books, I also like to photograph things. These things range from flowers, animals, birds, my puppy / assistant, and books!

unnamed (2)I also like to blog (if you couldn’t tell), and apparently I’m addicted to being a student? I can’t seem to ever finish school, always finding some other certificate or degree to complete or attain. I am completing a Publishing certificate right now, although slowly. And who knows if I’ll ever finish, since I’m lucky enough to be getting some hands-on experience in the field now!

But, on to this site’s more important contributor…


He likes snow, going for walks in snow, going for walks in general, playing soccer, watching husky puppies on TV, being read to (usually from textbooks, because they put him to sleep), and carrots!

What he dislikes are boring books, Mary Sues, and when I have to leave him at home because I have to go to work…

I always consult with him before I post up a review, and although he would like to put up reviews of his own, he’s just far too busy for that (as the photos below indicate).

We thank you for visiting our site, and hope that you will subscribe, or keep checking in, to read more about Raphael and I’s opinions on books and a variety of other things!

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57 thoughts on “About

  1. Rae Longest says:

    I have signed on to follow your blog and am amazed at all the bars, boxes, and little “thingies” to click on–and they all work! As you can tell I’m new to the blogging world, and as a senior citizen, I have graduated from a Samsung slide-out cell phone to my first smart phone. All this about me to tell you how much I admire you young people’s “techi-ness.” I haven’t even learned to take pics with my phone yet! I haven’t had time to “work that in, dahling.” Seriously, I am really looking forward to following you and am honored beyond words you’d even read my powerfulwomenreaders blog.

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    • Flavia says:

      It’s great to meet you, Rae! And I’m glad that you like all of my clickie thingies! I have tried to make it so that there are not so many, but they just seem to be growing in number, haha.

      I am very happy to hear that you now have a smart phone, as I cannot seem to live without mine. And I’m sure that you will figure out how to use it in your own time! There is no rush. You have to enjoy the experience, and you simply cannot do that if you put pressure on yourself.

      Also, your blog is great! And we need more like them out there. I also love the title of it!

      Thank you for checking out my blog, and also for your kind words! ❤

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  2. dtills says:

    Hi Flavia, It’s great to meet another book lover (and Potter lover). Don’t worry about being in school too long, I know how you feel. My husband and I have 5 degrees between us and, since I am a college professor, have been in some form of school system forever! Thanks for following and I look forward to your next review!

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    • Flavia says:

      I love meeting other book and Potter lovers too! It’s a pleasure to meet you 🙂

      5 degrees? That’s amazing! And it does sound like you will be in the school system forever. But there’s nothing wrong wiht that!

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

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  3. thelongview says:

    Hi and Wuff, Flavia and Raphael! Flavia is one of my favourite names ever since I read the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. I look forward to exploring your reviews. One suggestion if I may – could you have categories in your index so readers can easily find what interests them?

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  4. oldpoet56 says:

    I enjoyed your article, you gave me a big smile throughout and a few good chuckles, especially about your puppy. You seem like a very good young lady. l wish you well, I hope you have a great Holy Days Season, God’s blessings to you and to your family.

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  5. pensitivity101 says:

    Lovely dog! Recognise the comfy pose on the sofa anywhere. Bless.
    Many thanks for dropping by and clicking the follow on my blog. Welcome aboard pensitivity101, hope there are things within to interest you and hopefully inspire you to comment as I love the interaction and feedback. Have a terrifc evening.

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