Gift Guide 2020

The year 2020 is about to end and with only a month away until the gift-giving season, Black Friday Sales starts, it only seems right to do a gift guide today. Books I can’t have a gift guide without a few book recommendations, so here are my top two reads of this year. They’re both Read More

Happy Fountain Pen Day!

The first Friday of November (today) is Fountain Pen Day and pen shops all over the world are celebrating with sales, special deal, and store-wide discounts. It’s always a good day to pick supplies if you need them, so check out your regular pen shop to see if they take part in the celebration. The Read More

Overview: Themed Journals and Planners from Powered By Books

Notebooks, journals, and planners are a big part of my life. Mostly because I love using my fountain pens and paper is the only thing they work well on. So if I can use paper over something digital, I’ll take it. Even if it’ll take me longer. If possible, I’d do everything analog. Powered By Read More

Overview: Kobo Clara HD and Kobo Plus

I just received my new ereader, the Kobo Clara HD. This not an affiliated post, I bought it because I wanted it and love the Kobo brand. So I want to write up a short overview about why Kobo and the ereader itself. A full review a side by side comparison to my old Kobo Read More

Where to find fountain pens and ink in the Netherlands?

Last year, I posted about fountain pen stores in Tokyo and it’s still one of my most popular posts. So I want to do more of these and it makes sense to pick the Netherlands as my next destination. And because we’re such a small country, I want to mention all the shops I know Read More

Stationery Haul – Japan Edition

I already talked a little about stationery in Japan before but didn’t talk about what I bought. If you want to know where you can find stationery in Tokyo, I have just the post for you. Also check out my post about the fountain pens and inks I bought in Tokyo. Notebooks Tomoe River Dot Read More

Fountain Pen Haul – Japan Edition

Japan is one of the countries with an interesting fountain pen scene and it’s completely different from Europe. Fountain pens, and stationery in general are more common items. I saw a man browsing the pens and was looking for his first pen. He knew nothing of them but really wanted one. The seller took her Read More

2019 Gift Guide

This year’s gift guide is much shorter than last year’s since I’m not doing Blogmas this year. So it’s just a small list of gifts for stationery and book lovers. If you want more ideas, you might want to check out last year’s Blogmas overview, or the gift guide from two years ago. For the Read More