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47 Responses

  1. Isabelle Lulu says:

    Shakespeare and Company is probably my favourite place in the world.

  2. luckyluna62 says:

    i am the person who falls sleep in the train or bus because i stay up too late reading like 2 am reading…..

  3. Paul Degtyarev says:

    You are awesome! I really like your videos and reviews 

  4. Anna Andersson says:

    I've just discovered the joy of reading books in english! It all started with me reading John Green's books. Since I'm a nerdfighter and really love John (and now how bad he is at swedish) it felt stange to read his books in swedish.  Right now I read about 75% in english, the rest in swedish. It's really a lot of fun and the books feels a lot more natural to read in their original language. I started to read in english when I was 14, I'm 15 now.

  5. IguessImight says:

    KRUISTOCH IN SPIJKERBROEK!!! Een van mijn lievelings boeken 😀

  6. Emma W. says:

    ahw that's a shame! I can definitely recommend the Knife-series, but I'm not sure whether that's your cup of tea. It's perhaps more suitable for a younger person!

  7. AH says:

    i went to that store :O

  8. booksandquills says:

    I guess I've just had nothing but bad experiences when it comes to books about fairies!

  9. Emma W. says:

    Might I ask why you don't like to read about fairies? I'm really curious, since I really like reading about fairies from fairy tales, the ones that abduct and seduce and everything!

  10. fanyshadow14 says:

    I didnt know of anyone else that had read Cruzade in Jeans!!! I so adore it :3 Greetings from Mexico 🙂

  11. ThatFinnishKid27 says:

    I totally agree that English is more "poetic". I think that's because English grammar is very loose.

  12. Charlotte vlogs says:

    Since I haven`t seen the video (yet? is it up? Still working my way through your videos 🙂 ), I`m guessing the Selexyz store you mentioned is the one in Maastricht? Since that one is ridiculously epic. As a booknerd living in Maastricht, my feet tend to just walk into the Selexyz on their own. I have no choice. It`s like "OH OOPS EPIC BOOKSTORE SORRY NOT SORRY".

    Also, god yes, books in English. I almost only read in English. I just don`t really like reading in Dutch for some reason.

  13. May your swords stay sharp! (mysss29) says:

    Have you read Hatchet? And the sequels?

  14. LittleOxfordSt says:

    I find it incredibly interesting that you find the English language is poetic, as I wouldn't use that adjective at all compared to other foruegn languages, especially European languages which I find poetic. Just some thoughts from a native English speaker. I guess we're all attracted to cultures we're not a part of. hmm.

  15. thatsoliz says:

    You said you enjoyed survival books when you were younger. Did you ever read The Hatchet? I must have read that book at least 10 times growing up.

  16. AliciaReads says:

    This was such an interesting video, Sanne! I'm studying Translation at university (well, I started this fall) and I also read more books in English than in my native tongues. Whenever people ask me about it, my answer is the same as yours.

  17. Shelly Springer says:

    I heard that you like survival stories from this video and I had to ask, have you read Gary Paulsen's "The Hatchet"? If not, I'd highly suggest it! I don't really like survival stories (I'm more of a Brönte or Austin kind of girl) but I loved this book. I also heard that you're not a fan of trilogies, but I think this one's worth it definitely the first and the last…you can just skip over the second one ;D

  18. C H says:

    I can't believe you were in Edinburgh! Blackwells is lovely.

  19. Devon K says:

    I've always wondered that about individuals whose first language isn't English, but they speak English fluently and often.

  20. Luce Howell says:

    I was just catching up on your videos and you know, kind of in the-mid-concentration-phase where you're listening but you're not completely alert, then BAM – my twitter name was said. and me, suddenly focusing, screamed ''FRENCH THE LLAMA'' really loudly – and my mum asked me if that was the new french mascot for football.. sigh
    .
    Anyway, thanks you for answering my question! Also, pronouncing ''loveology'' right – apparently it's kind of hard?

  21. SaraHelen95 says:

    can you guys please check out my channel!! im new to youtube and it would mean so much if you watched my book reviews! thanks :)))

  22. booksandquills says:

    Usually I'll have a list of about 10 points I want to talk about (especially when I'm reviewing a book). For this video I did have the questions written down and then the answers in about 4 words 🙂

  23. Fashionably Bookish says:

    Do you use a script or outline when you make you videos, or do you just look at the camera and talk?

  24. Julie Mynors says:

    Suggestion: You can list the top 10 books or series, so that you can lump Harry Potter and the Hunger Games together, and we get to hear about more books 😛 I would really like such a list 🙂

  25. booksandquills says:

    Unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way. It depends on how I said things and if I want to cut stuff out of sentences etc.

  26. Missponybiss says:

    Just a tip: the "cutting" in videos should be where a natural pause would be. Other than that: I really enjoy watching your vids! Please make a top 10 as joycef88 suggested!

  27. Carol Ayers says:

    I think everyone did that with The Fault in Our Stars.

  28. somethingfierce972 says:

    I think that if she didn't she wouldn't be able to speak so quickly since she would have to translate her every thought..

  29. Eva H says:

    i love how you can see the children's book disappear in the jump-cut.

  30. Veera Mäkelä says:

    I like to read in the original language, too – although nowadays it would seem to be English in any case. 😛 Russian lit works better in my native language (Finnish) though. I've studied some translating too (English major requirement), and it does open your eyes to all sorts of things!
    Went to London last summer. That city is one lovely little trap for book lovers! Waterstone's, Forbidden Planet, Blackwell's, Foyle's… *drool*

  31. Kevin says:

    Great video with additional insight to your life. Thanks for sharing. Keep making videos.

  32. poehlerbear91 says:

    My parents hate to take me to bookstores because I can spend forever in there. Actually my friends do too.

  33. celobean says:

    the BLACKWELL'S in Oxford, oh my god, such beauty.

  34. TorinoAndGriffith says:

    Read Ender's game…. Seriously, best book ever.

  35. MsMissSunday says:

    I get e-mails from selexyz, they have new owners and the name will change too some time, but everything just stays the same for now

    also, what about Hatchards? I looove that book store

  36. joycef88 says:

    Can you share your top 10 books must-haves/ must-reads? (:

  37. im roxxxy andrews says:

    Whenever you read a book from a book series, do you read the next book immediately or take a break from the series first?

  38. Teri A. says:

    I study translation also (English-Finnish) but I do enjoy reading translations a lot. I, too, usually read the original versions of English books but my minor is comparative literature and I've read some beautiful translations of Flaubert, Dostojevski, Tolstoi, Márquez etc. Also the Harry Potter series is translated very well into Finnish.

  39. Teri A. says:

    You could try comic books also, the pictures help with the plot quite a lot.
    I started reading french with a children's book which was translated from my native language and had the original one as well, so I could read them both at the same time. Of course you need to check words, but if you get the hang of reading a book you can still understand it without understanding every word. Or you could read a book you've already read so you don't get so frustrated not understanding everything.

  40. CharlineLikesC says:

    I still read faster in German (ok depends on how challenging the book is). Nevertheless I try to read as much in original language as possible, but if I only get the German copy it is fine, too.
    For example my mother gave me an Anna Gavalda book which I originally wanted to read in french, but as I had the german copy at hand… and in the end I was glad,because she described very detailed the painting equipment of Camille which would have required the dictionnary a lot.

  41. daydreamingss says:

    When I read Dutch these days I usually translate it back in my head. Even when it's written in Dutch. I don't get it :'). The ABC is my favorite store, tho I usually go to the one in Den Haag.

  42. Anushka Saradhi says:

    I prefer English to my native language (Hindi) too. It's so much more easier. I started reading them when I was about 6 or 7 with the Enid Blyton books. 😀

  43. Kat Dee17 says:

    I like fairies, and unicorns :/ (i'm 20) i've probably read Weetzie Bat like 8 times and The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Tom Kitten a hundred times and Skinny by Ibi Kaslick and Alice in Wonderland and Heidi to name a few :3 i was really picky with books as a kid. Oh and Serendipity the Pink Dragon a couple hundred times 😛

  44. booksandquills says:

    I don't think so. And for the link you need to add h t t p : / /

  45. ArrictineReads says:

    WAIT, WHA?! Tiny R.L. Stine books? O_O YOU'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT FEAR STREET, ARE YOU?! Because if you are… You're my hero!!! God.

  46. fizzylimon says:

    hooah. those sound like awesome book stores. I want to go to there.

  47. Karen Evans says:

    I love your videos SO SO SO MUCH! Thanks girl!

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