Announcing the Soshelf Distancing Book Club, Take 2

Time flies. I can’t believe half of the month is already over and I’m in my third or fourth week of uni already. Days seem to blur together and if you woke me in the middle of the night, I’d 1) hit you because you’re evil and 2) definitely not know what day of the week it is. There’s an exception though.

Claire @clairefy and I started off this project a little while ago because we wanted to create something inspiring during social distancing (click here if you want to find out how we found each other) and now, almost 2 months later, we have officially wrapped up our first round of our book club! (Stay tuned to read my blog post of all my impressions of this book club.)

I still can’t believe we did it. It’s honestly one of the best things that has happened to me during quarantine. We’re a jolly group of girls from all over the world that randomly met in the book bloggersphere. We love reading, talking book gossip and just sharing what‘s on our minds and it’s easily become one of my weekly highlights!

Anyways, to get to the point of this blog post, this is the official announcement that our book club is opening sign-ups again. If you feel like meeting a group of awesome girls, here’s your chance! We normally meet every weekend on Zoom for an hour and I’m not lying if I say that it’s the best way to kick off a weekend.

If you’re interested, fill in the form below and we will get back to you asap. Form closes next weekend (24 May)! For more information on our book club, read our previous announcement here and just in case, here are the key facts:

  • Who? Anyone who feels like discussing books
  • What? We came up with the idea for this book club to create a vibrant group of girls with love for books
  • When and where? At this point, we have mostly met every Saturday on Zoom to socialise during social distancing and to discuss the chapters we’ve agreed to read
  • You can participate even if you’re still in your PJs

Btw, we haven’t picked a book for our next round yet but the genre will be YA fantasy (see the options in the sign-up form). We can’t wait to hear back from you!

If you can’t view the sign-up form on my page, click here:

Announcing the Soshelf Distancing Book Club!


In a nutshell: Claire @clairefies and I teamed up to found an online book club called the “Soshelf Distancing Book Club” and you are more than welcome to join!!! YES, it’s a real book club where we’ll chat about books during social distancing, and it’s possible to do it without leaving the house!

Here are the key facts:

  • Who? Anyone who feels like discussing books can participate!
  • What? We came up with the idea for this book club to create a vibrant group of readers where everyone can speak his bookish mind and get geeky
  • When and where? We will probably meet every 3 days over Zoom to discuss the chapters we’ve agreed to read
  • No worries, most of the people you’ll meet haven’t met before either
  • You can participate even if you’re still in your PJs
  • Here is the sign-up form (ETA: I added the sign-up form below)

The sign-up form will be open until Saturday, March 28, and we will announce the winner title (which you’ll pick) on Twitter (@clairefies and @bookrapt) right after that. Everything you need to know will be in the sign-up form. We can’t wait to see you!


I’ve never been an avid blogger. In fact, I’m an impulsive blogger who only blogs when….when actually? And why? That’s a question that really struck me and sticked with me for the whole time I was in a reading slump. It wasn’t the reading slump only that kept me from updating my blog. Life happened. Decisions happened. Failures happened. Subsequently, I didn’t feel motivated to write about anything, let alone do book blogging. I remember I almost felt ashamed when I – on rare occasions – would comment on other people’s blog feeds and these bloggers would suddenly comment back on one of my posts that were from at least one year ago. You know that excited buzz that grips you when you see new book releases? Yeah, I wasn’t even interested in viewing the release lists.

So, months passed. And I started traveling again. You know, one advantage of living in Europe is that it allows you to travel to so many countries in no time, but the memories, friends and experiences that you make will stay with you for the rest of your life. And I discovered my passion for photography. I’m still not very good in it but it’s so much fun seeing my slow progresses every day. One thing that I realised was that sometimes, stepping outside your comfort zone and starting something completely new is the best thing that can happen to you.

And suddenly, everything fell into place. I re-discovered my love for books, literature and words. Another thing that I realised is that book blogging is a nice hobby, but it’s also a commitment. So again, I felt the need for change. Bookraptured has been an important step in my blogging life, but I feel like it’s also limiting my blogging visions now.

That’s why I’m starting over and rebranding my blog. I want to talk about books, but I also want to talk about stars and the universe and wanderlust, show you lovely places with random faces. I want to make my blog more informal and my thing. Yes, I’m still doing book reviews etc., but everything will be more relaxed. Still following? If yes, hop over to my new blog

Cosmic Book Love