Hi, I'm Sanne

Five years ago I moved from the Netherlands to London. Since I love sharing all my favourite food spots, market and museum recommendations with friends, I figured I'd collect everything here for more people to find! 

From bookshops to vegan and veggie food, bakeries and the loveliest walks for a Sunday afternoon, join in and explore more of London and the rest of the UK with me. And when I travel outside of my favourite city, of course I'll bring you along to whatever country I end up in.

As I try and explore a more sustainable lifestyle, I'll also be posting more about some of my favourite products, brands and places to shop.



more of me online

I have a YouTube channel called Booksandquills, where I've been posting videos since 2008. You'll find me talking about anything from books (lots and lots of books) and films to productivity, travel, and university and career advice.


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let's work together!


Frequently asked questions


Where are you from/where is your accent from?

I was born and raised in the Netherlands, studied English Language and Literature at Leiden University (also in the Netherlands), studied in the US for 3 months and have lots of American friends, and have lived in London for the last 5 years, hence the mixed accent. I'm definitely not Irish or Canadian, I promise!


Where do you live?

I currently live in East London.


What do you use to film/take pictures?

For filming I use my Canon 60D with a Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 lens or Sigma 18-50 f/1.8. I edit my videos in Final Cut X. Most of the pictures on this blog and on Instagram were shot on my iPhone 6/7.

Where do you work?

I'm a Social Media Producer at Penguin Random House UK.


How did you get into publishing?

I did publishing work experience on 3 different occasions, did a lot of networking and learned everything I know about social media from creating and running my YouTube channel for 8 years. P.s. you don't necessarily have to study Publishing or English to get a job in publishing.


Can you review my book?

I can only accept a small number of books for review and do not currently accept self-published books. I enjoy reading classics, dystopian/apocalyptic novels, sci-fi and a variety of graphic novels, historical fiction, YA and contemporary literary fiction. I am also available for paid opportunities.Feel free to email me at booksandquills@gmail.com.