All About Books

A book blog, mostly touring foreign worlds of fantasy novels with occasional detours into space and explorations of magical realism, featuring book reviews, random bookish thoughts and hand lettered quotes.


All About Books is a book blog that I started in 2010. I started it as a way to keep track of the books I read, to have an outlet for my thoughts about the books I read and tell the world about my most favorite books so that other people will read them too.
This blog was and always will be just a hobby, a fun way to talk about books which means it has its ups and downs and sometimes needs a short vacation.
After being part of the book blogging community for three years, in which I discovered a lot of wonderful blogs,  got to know and meet a lot of amazing people I also realized that I wanted to change something: A switched from writing in German to writing in English in 2013.

About me:

IMG_20140427_034835I’m Carina but mostly known as Crini (sometimes with an decorative ‘x’ as xCrini when the name is already taken :D). I’m a twenty-something web science student and a book addict.
I do not only love to read but I also love to collect books which led to my book buying problem and an ever growing TBR I’m constantly trying to reduce.

Books have always been a big part o my life and I can’t remember a time when I haven’t read any books. I wasn’t reading as many books as a teen as I do now though. I also only became aware of YA books in 2011 which led to me wanting to read ALL the books. I slowly made my way into the YA world in 2011 and since 2012 I’m 100% part of it. Up until then I mostly read adult thrillers and crime fiction which I still enjoy from time to time.

Favorite authorS:

Victoria/V.E. Schwab, Katrina Leno, Patrick Ness

Favorite books/series:

Vicious, Shades of Magic, Chaos Walking, The Raven Cycle, Ready Player One, The Archived, Daughter of Smoke and Bone 

Favorite genres:

SciFi, Epic Fantasy



1-star-small Amazing! Might even be a new favorite.
4-stars-small Great! Liked it a lot.
3-stars-small Good! But some thing were bothering me. Still recommended.
2-stars-small  Meh! Would not recommend. Didn’t like it.
1-star-small The worst! Stay away! Hated it.