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Italy, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Bookshops, Libraries, Tattoo’s & More | Reading Vlog #5 | 2022



If you love bookshops (as if any of you don’t) and libraries (again, probably a rhetorical question) then I think you may well enjoy my latest #readingvlog It both takes us around several countries and gets us to catch up on what has been going on the last few weeks of bonkers times. It’s also one of the vlogs I’m most proud of the edit for… which took me seven hours so please like it if you did and leave a comment too. I would be very grateful. #travelvlog #booktube

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  1. 🌹 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
    Loved the video and seeing Italy. I love York. Tattoo is looking nice too.
    Chris is so cheeky 😂😂

  2. Brilliant vid. Loved all the bookshops and that fruity breakfast made me so jealous. I can't get on with Simon Serailler – I gave it a good go read about five of them but just in the end found them too religious – I did like the place and many of the characters but each time I finished one I thought meh – not doing another! I might go back – you never know. Really looking forward to The Marriage Portrait. Love the vicarious traveling. -🌹

  3. I once had a favourite chicken an ex battery hen named Sylvia who liked to share my red wine 🐓 loved this, I'd never think of going into a bookshop in another country I'd assumed they would all be in that language. I know in Hong Kong the majority of books were Australian published and in English but somehow I thought this was an anomaly. ❤️

  4. Fabulous vlog! 🎉❤😊 loved everything about it. You two have brightened up my day again. Gorgeous views! I want to read that arsenic book now too.

  5. So excited to hear your final thoughts on the O'Farrell! What a great vlog! I think you stayed in more hotels in this vlog than I have in my lifetime haha! Italian bookstores seem amazing, so packed full of books. Doesn't falling over when you're an adult hurt so much more? I took a fall recently as well and forgot what that sort of pain felt like haha.

  6. I loved this vlog. I’m amazed how full your weeks are. So much work, travel, food and bookstores and so little time. But anyway I enjoy it. 🌹

    Greetings from Antwerp, Belgium 🇧🇪

  7. 🌹 Wonderful! there were beautiful sights, book porn, food porn, and even a Jacuzzi! I am more than a bit jelly, but so happy you had a great time. Also, the rose is beautiful.

  8. 🌹loved your videos as always and inspired to read Susan Hill now (without realising I had read her "Howards End is on the Landing book)

  9. Such an enjoyable vlog. I got to virtual travel, eat and look at all the great bookshops. Very envious that you have got your hands on a copy of The Marriage Portrait. Well done on the vlog which is a lot of work (both in editing and your workload-you make it look wonderful but I am sure sometimes it is an absolute pain and that you would rather be home than travelling for work commitments!)

  10. Ah, delightful, Simon! 🌹

    I must get back to York on my next trip over there. I adored it the first time, which was a million years ago. Plus, I want one of those little ghosts! (Or three)

  11. 🌹well that was delightful. I was born & brought up in Omagh – were you staying at Silver Birch Hotel? My in-laws live on the north coast & I used to stay in Dundee loads for holidays as a child!! Hope you enjoyed Tayto crisps – they're our speciality 😂 The bookshops in Rome looked great. You do so much in these vlogs – I'm going to have to have a lie down!!