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"Ben Alderson is the book vlogger you want to know from across the pond. This 22-year-old UK native is steadily making a name for himself with not only his YouTube book vlog, but also his Instagram account ...where he is followed by thousands who can't get enough of his artsy shots of books."
- Teen Vogue.

Side from running his very own micro-publishing company, Oftomes, you can find Ben in the nearest Starbucks with a book in hand.
Not only in love with books, but also dogs, HP sauce and RnB music!

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Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts
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The Wicked Vampire (Last True Vampire #6) by Kate Baxter
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Born of Darkness by Lara Adrian
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Moon Bound (LaRue, #4) by Donna Grant
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message 36: by Beatriz

Beatriz Penazzi Thanks for accepting my friend request Ben!! :)


message 35: by Julia

Julia Drozdowski I love your channel so much! It would mean a lot to me if you joined my new YA book club, WeReadYA. If you don't thats ok! <3


message 34: by Lauren

Lauren AKA randomreader Hey Ben! You are absolutely 100 percent awesome! I look up to you as a youtuber and hope you go far!


message 33: by Mateus

Mateus Jobim Thanks for accepting! I love your channel <3


message 32: by R.J.

R.J. Madigan Love your videos. Check out the trailer for my amazing multi-touch iBook The Sword of Air. Video for youtube the sword of air▶ 1:54▶ 1:54
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNHf2nCW7nc
I would love to know what you think.

Rae


message 31: by Santi

Santi Really? You haven't read The Mortal Instruments series?


Christie Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm having such a great time watching your youtube videos. I love hearing your opinions on all the books.


message 29: by Imalee (last edited Nov 17, 2014 09:08AM)

Imalee wow! thanks a lot for accepting my friend request. your book reviews are simply amazing. always looking forward to your new book collections and reviews on YouTube. :)


message 28: by Farhin

Farhin Thanks for accepting my friend request Ben! I enjoy watching your videos - keep up the good work :)


message 27: by Titah

Titah wow.. thanks for accepting my friend request. I like your reviews and I adore your bookshelf. Happy reading, Ben :)
Greetings from Indonesia


Michelle Gianina Thank you so much for accepting me!
I just found you on YouTube and your book collection is amazing


message 25: by Dimitra

Dimitra Dimitra wrote: "Oh my God! Thank you soooooooooooooo soooooooooo much for adding me!!!
Your collection of books is super amazing!
Have an awesome day!
Greetings from Greece! :)"


And I just saw your video about September TBR and I have to say...WELL DONE! You talked in Greek! :D That was a sweet moment! Thanks! Cheers!


message 24: by Dimitra

Dimitra Oh my God! Thank you soooooooooooooo soooooooooo much for adding me!!!
Your collection of books is super amazing!
Have an awesome day!
Greetings from Greece! :)


Elyssa Marie Love your channel!!! :D Hopefully, we can have a book chat someday!!!

http://booksandicedcoffee.com


Ruthanne thank you for adding my me ahhh!!!


message 21: by Robin

Robin Ben, do you know if this is going to be available for the Nook? I took a look at the Barnes and Noble web site and couldn't find it.


message 20: by Brooke

Brooke Thank you for adding me! Looking forward to more of your the and reviews!


message 19: by Robin

Robin Thank you for accepting my friend request. I am so excited!


message 18: by Gianina

Gianina Hey Ben, thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 17: by Martina

Martina Pagani Thank you soooo much for accepting my request (:
Keep being lovely as you are! <3


Katherine Thanks for accepting my friend request Ben. You are awesome!!!


message 15: by Alina

Alina Thanks for accepting my request, love your videos!:)


message 14: by Marie

Marie Thank you for accepting me! You're awesome :)


message 13: by Saya

Saya Hahahahaha xD thanks for accepting the friend request after my awkward answer to your question xD

I honestly thought you were going to ignore me so I'll give you credit for that. *clap* *clap*


message 12: by Saya

Saya Hahahahaha xD thanks for accepting the friend request after my awkward answer to your question xD

I honestly thought you were going to ignore me so I'll give you credit for that. *clap* *clap*


message 11: by Alice

Alice Ben thank you so much for accepting my request. Besties forever! :)


FourteenRedRoses Thanks for accepting my friend invite, Ben!


message 9: by Rawan

Rawan Ibrahim Thank you for the accept Ben. :)


Hayley Bahnemann thanks for accepting my request! I love your booktube channel, it inspired mine and also gave me a ton of books that I want to read!!!


Shelley Thanks for accepting my friends request! Great booktube channel. Happy reading :)


Alyssa Boyt Hello! I love your taste in books! I see you're reading lots of Cate Tiernan- Have you by chance read Balefire? You can get the series now in an Omnibus it's amazing. <3


message 5: by Ali

Ali Adenwala Thanks for accepting my request :)
love your booktube channel btw!


Hannah Wallace Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I love your booktube channel. i really want to start a channel any tips?


message 3: by Ben

Ben Alderson Saskia wrote: "Thanks for adding me, happy reading! :)" thanks so xx

Liz wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! Happy reading! :)"

Liz wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! Happy reading! :)"


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 1: by Liz

Liz Thank you for accepting my friend request! Happy reading! :)


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