Hoohoo and hello!
I’m Kat, a 26 years old bookseller from Leipzig, Germany. Before I started working at the bookshop, I studied Egyptology for seven years and finished with M.A. I absolutely adore languages and learning them.
I also absolutely love museums and visiting them. They’re basically my happy places.
I’ve always been a story enthusiast. As a child, my parents read stories to me or made them for me and as soon as I could read, I did so. The library and the bookshop soon became my second home and nothing has changed since those times. I love books with all my heart. I read mostly YA and NA fantasy and contemporaries. While I read mostly English books, I also like reading in German and occasionally in French. I hope to be able to read in Polish rather sooner than later as well.
While I spent about 80% of my free time reading, I also enjoy many other things, especially baking, water colour painting and crocheting. I also love long walks through nature and taking photos of everything I see. And since I also developed an interest in blades and especially swords, hence the new blog name: Bookish Blades.
A list of favourite authors (that is not complete):
Samantha Shannon, Leigh Bardugo, Simon James Green, Stephanie Garber, Alwyn Hamilton, Maura Milan, Hafsah Faizal, Jamie Pacton, Rebecca F. Kuang, Roshani Chokshi, Shannon A. Chakraborty, Rick Riordan, Alice Oseman, Sabaa Tahir, Holly Bourne,…
A list of favourite books & series (that is also not complete):
The Green Bone Saga, The Bone Season, The Grishaverse books, The Kane Chronicles, Ignite the Stars, Heartstopper, The Gilded Wolves, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly, Sands of Arawiya, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Alex in Wonderland, Daevabad Trilogy, The Poppy War, These Violent Delights, All for the Game, …
If you have any questions or remarks, feel free to contact me!
You can find me on social media:
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- goodreads: Bookish Blades
- instagram: bookishblades / katutataa
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