However, Daphne from Daphne M and I were actually already friends before booktube, and so have already done two collabs in the past (one on her channel, and one on mine). We found out that the lovely Kate from katemeansgreat only lives about a 20-minute trainride away, and so immediately felt it was ridiculous that we hadn't ever actually seen each other in real life. And so we decided to change that!
Kate came over to Leiden (where Daphne and I live) for a day. We gave her a small tour of the city, visited some bookshops, filmed a bunch of collabs, and then went out for ice cream. Both Kate and Daphne actually vlogged the experience (click here for Kate's, here for Daphne's)!
On Daphne's channel, we played a game of 'Guess the Character', which was fun although I was REALLY bad at it. On Kate's channel, we did the 'Book Whisper Challenge' (which is a silly name, considering the challenge pretty much consists of shouting). For my channel, as you can see above, we filmed something completely different: I've really been getting into discussion videos lately, and so I couldn't resist the opportunity to do one of those with some other people present, so we could have an actual discussion!
I do just want to express a small disclaimer here: obviously the three of us are by no means the ultimate authorities on booktube issues. We can only speak from our own experience as owners of three comparatively small booktube channels and it's completely possible that your experiences are totally different!