Sunday, October 27, 2019

Dewey's -a success!

Wow!

This has been the best readathon ever!

I read 90 pages of IT, finished Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets and finished an audiobook: Fat Vampire! I'm so proud of myself! Really happy! The readathon has been a success!

Now it's easier to continue!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

My TBR for Dewey's

Hi!

I totally forgot to post my tbr...

Here is a picture of a part of my tbr...



...and here on goodreads, I'm soon going to update my complete tbr...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/9024548-cindarella?shelf=dewey-s-oct2019

I am a poly-reader and very much a mood-reader, so I will skip around from book to book :P

More later!

Dewey's readathon: It's here again...

Howdy peeps!

What's up? As you know, I live in Finland, and the Readathon starts at 3 pm my time. I cannot sit in church tomorrow and read the last three hours, because Church. But I will read as much as possible before that. I'm going to make everything ready, so tomorrow morning I won't have so much to prepare for church... It is 12 o'clock here now... Three hours left... I have chocolate, pepsi max, candy, yogurt etc. I regret not buying some salty snacks... Oh, well...

Here is a link to the readathon:

http://www.24hourreadathon.com/

I don't even know how many times I have participated in the readathon, but I believe that I started in 2016... Because that was when I started this blog... It has been a lot of fun, and the fun continues... I love books.

I'm pretty proud of the fact that I have read 25 books this year so far, because last year I only read 19... My goal this year in 39, my age. I won't reach that goal, I suspect... But it's okay, I forgive myself. It's still better than last year.

I'm going to try to update my progress here on this blog throughout this readathon.... Stay tuned!

Love, Cindy

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thank you so much, books!

Hi!

Good news! My reading slump is easing up... lol. Finally! As always, audiobooks are what got me through. Yesterday I listened to Mio min Mio, by Astrid Lindgren. It's a Swedish children's book. I've read it at least once before and I bet it was also read by the teacher at school at some point. I went to a Swedish school.

Now that my dear reading slump is easing up, I am happy. It's great. I feel so much better. Life without books is awful... lol. Books are better than people! Forever. Always.

It's 2 a.m. here in Tampere and I cannot sleep, ergo I will read. I have a question: Is there any books you think I should read? That you really like? That you think I would like? Please let me know. I usually just read something that's on my tbr already... and I have over 100 unread books at home,  whoops!

What is YOUR favourite book?

Mine is probably the Harry Potter books... there can't be only one lol... it's too hard to choose... it's like choosing a favorite star in the sky! Or a favorite child, I'd imagine. I don't have children. Lol.

More later!

Friday, October 4, 2019

A book with me everywhere.

Good afternoon!

Do you guys bring a book with you everywhere you go? I do. Sometimes I bring two! Sometimes three! lol. I am addicted... I cannot stand the thought of being somewhere without the possibility to escape into a book. I bring a book with me to church too! I just have to. (other than the scriptures of course). I love to read on the bus, on the train, especially on a plane. I read at parties, before the doctor's appointment etc. Books are what I need...

My good old English Teacher in high school said once (when I said I wanted to become an English teacher too) "Hope you like reading!" HA! I wasn't much of a reader back then. Well, I read a lot, but not so horribly much. Now I read a lot more. I hope I have done him proud. I have a blog! About books! In English! It is miraculous! For me at least lol...

Today I have continued with IT by Stephen King. IT is so awesome!

When I have a book that I do not have an audiobook to, I listen to music either on Spotify or just my old CD's. Music is my other passion. I can sometimes combine them, when I read and listen to music. It needs to be a certain kind of music nowadays. Not too "energetic" and not a lot of new lyrics. It can be soundtracks, music from my youth that I have listened before to, when I have read the same book, because I re-read books a lot.

I am happy today. I am happy with my books and because of my books. Now I'll go a read for a bit...

More later!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Hi.

Hello and good afternoon from Finland!

So, I have figured out the reason to my current slump. I am so interested in IT and still want to "save IT for later", and drag IT on, so IT would last longer... But! I can not read much else, without the feeling that I am cheating on IT. LOL. I know, crazy! IT is a difficult situation...

So, I have decided to kinda just race through the last 400ish pages left of IT. I have IT on audiobook. I listen to double speed, I usually can read 50 pages in 30 minutes- one hour. Often I find myself reading at least 100 pages a day! Which is crazy for me! I NEVER READ/LISTEN THAT FAST! IT is a miracle!!! I am happy... I looove big books, and I cannot lieee... Books are better than people. Books are my LIFE. Books before boys, yo!

Yeah. I drank too much Pepsi today, again. No surprises there...

NEWSFLASH! I am re-organizing my library! It is a big, confounded, ugly mess in here right now... Books everywhere! My desk is filled, with a little teeny weeny space for my laptop. Ridiculous. Really, it is...

Later, when I have organized my books and my entire library, I will try to remember to post some pics of it... I also collect some other stuff, so be prepared! It is not all books. A lot of stuff that I collect end up in the library, because it is kinda my "hobby room" LOL

I have tried to think about how many books I have actually read during my life so far... I believe it is less than 1000 and more than 100... LOL. That is a pretty broad estimate. Rough. I know. Many of the books I have read, I have put back on my TBR because darn girl, they just sooo good! So, I own maybe 500+ books. Yeah, but most of them are on my TBR... Either as a re-read or a "brand-new-read".

More later!


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Early bird catches the... Book? ;)

Good morning!

It is 3 a.m. here in Finland right now. I sometimes have trouble sleeping...

Yesterday evening I continued listening to IT by Stephen King. It is sooo good! I feel like very Stephen King-y, like, really in the "mood" for SK books. LOL. They are amazing. The longest book by him that I have read is The Stand, the shortest: Carrie... Carrie and The Green Mile are my favorites.

Now it is time. It is time to re-read OITNB. (Orange is the new black)... I have read it three times so far. It is my favorite memoir, and my favorite biography is Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones. It is amazing! I also really like "The lost child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith.

Today I will (try to) read some old favorites, like Jurassic Park, The Neverending story (both in Swedish) and maybe some other(s)... I have 32 books on my Goodreads currently-reading shelf! OOPS! I did it again... LOL. I need to update that list... Here is a link to my Goodreads-page:

Cindarella Goodreads

You may follow me if you wish LOL...

Oh WOW! I have read 23 books this year, so far! That is AMAZING! Last year I only read 18... My goal is to read my age in books every year. It gets trickier all the time lol... Dang it! I should have thought of some other way of challenging myself haha! Well I will try...

More later!