I am about to hit 300 subscribers, and that calls for something special! People who've been following me for a while might know that each time I gain 100 subscribers, I do something special. When I hit 100, it was a blooper reel. When I hit 200, it was a blooper reel and a giveaway. And now, for 300, I want to do a Q&A (please note how the font I use for my thumbnails doesn't support the ampersand). But, of course, the obligatory blooper reel had to be included as well, so here it is! Please enjoy this video. If you have any questions you'd like me to answer in the actual Q&A, you can leave a response to the video or contact me via Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or even Goodreads. Don't forget to tag your questions wih #askthesheep!
I was tagged to make this video in February, so there is no way I could've done it before winter arrived, but I still felt bad and decided to wear winter clothes while filming. This was a bad idea, as we actually had some decent weather and I was practically melting during the filming of this video. At any rate, I really enjoyed thinking about the answers to the prompts of this tag. Some of my answers aren't particularly original, but I guess maybe I'm just not particularly original at times.
Recently (or, well, try 2 months ago), I was tagged by the lovely and enthusiastic Kate from katemeansgreat, who is a fellow Dutch booktuber, to do the TMI tag - booktube edition. I'd already done the 'regular' TMI tag, so at first I didn't think that doing this would add much to my channel, but the questions turned out to be really quite different from the original tag. I had a great time filming this video!
These are the books I am planning to read in April:
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson. Everyone who has seen a few of my videos has heard me rave about The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared: I even did a special book-to-film review on it. This book is by the same author, and I am very excited. Minor pet peeve: my copy of The Girl is from a different publisher, so it has a slighty different size from The Hundred-Year-Old Man.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. My flatmate owns this book and I've wanted to read it ever since I saw the film, which came out in 2010. Recently, my sister asked me to write a book recommendation / review article for her school newspaper, and I wanted this book to be featured in the article.
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman. I've had this book on my shelf for a while (it featured in my February book haul video), but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. This is about to change! I'm very excited - I love fairytales and fairytale retellings, I love Neil Gaiman's work and I love what I've seen of Chris Riddell's illustrations. I've also heard good things about this book!
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Finally, I would like to read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I showed this book in the same haul video, but haven't really been in the mood to read it yet. To be honest, I mostly bought it because it's set in the Netherlands, and now I don't really know what to expect. I've heard positive reviews, though, so I'm sure it'll be fine.
Here it is, my report of all the books I read in March. I didn't read as much as I could have: with the exception of Wildwood, all of these books were very quick reads, but I deliberately decided to take it a little slower. I've been reading an insane amount of books so far this year, and as much as I want to keep that momentum going, I don't want reading to start feeling like a chore. I'm also currently unemployed and running out of unread books, so I'm trying to pace myself. If you want to help out at all, please watch my videos without AdBlocker or any other extensions like that, or even consider clicking the ads that Youtube displays in my videos. It may not seem like much, but it does earn me a few cents every time someone does it. Additionally, if you want to order some books via the Book Depository, use my affiliate link! It literally makes no difference for you, but I get a 5% commission for every book that is bought through my link. (Wow, sorry for making this all about money! It's just a very real worry for me at the moment.)