Saturday, December 31, 2016

Let the New Year begin...

Dear Readers...

Now it's 5 p.m. here in Finland, that means that there is only 7 hours left of 2016 for us here in Finland... It has been a Very Good reading Year for me :) I have not read this many books in a year in a looong while. I did not reach my Goodreads goal (yet at least) but I still read 24 books. My goal was 26. I'm going to raise the bar next year and try to read one book per week... If that fails, I will settle for 37 books (my age in 2017) and the ultimate minimum goal is to read 27 books... I can do it! :) I need to focus, be diligent and just do it.

My favorite book this year was probably Gone with the Wind. It was on my shelf for YEARS and this year I finally read it. It was very interesting. My second most favorite book of this year was probably Fangirl... It was easy and fast to read and very interesting. The third most favorite book was probably Me before you or Cinder... :D

Next year I have a looong list of books I want and NEED to read ASAP. Tonight I will try to finish 2 books, there's still a possibility ;)

More later! :)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Out with the Old, in with the New ;)

Hello hello hello! :)

How are ya'll doing? I'm sorry I've been a lazy blogger lately... Yesterday we celebrated the most important day of Christmas in Finland: Christmas Eve :) I didn't get any books for Christmas from my family, but I participated in the Holiday Gift Exchange in a group on
The group is called Bookworm B*tches and I've been a member of it perhaps a few years, can't remember exactly... I noticed a very good thing! I have never ever read this many books in a year! At least since I started keeping track with Goodreads... One year it says I read 24 books, but it was in 2014 when I didn't yet quite understand Goodreads and I kept on adding old finished books :) This year I've read 23 books (so far), but I'll try to reach my goal, there's still SIX days left! My goal this year is 26, next year I'll try to read 27 books... Wish me luck! But, there's a huge but! LOL The "but" is: I did cheat a little this year and "read" a few coloring books, pamphlets etc. I'm such a slow and lazy reader, and sometimes I get stuck in a reading slump for the longest time,,, It sucks...

Well, so far kinda so good :) I'm two books behind, and I'm currently at the end/middle of a few books, I could just make it, if I reeeaaally try... Let's hope for the best! I'm going to REALLY focus more on books next year, and IF I'm going to "cheat" at my next year's reading challenge on Goodreads, I'm going to read really short books, not ANY coloring books! LOL :P

By the way! I've started a bookish Bullet Journal! YaY!!! :) It's going to be my book BuJo, for ideas for this blog, for updates, tracking my reading, wishlists and whatnot... :) I'm so happeee!!! :) I love my BuJos... <3 AND reading, books, music... Whenever I read, I almost always need to listen to music, at home it's not 100% necessary but when I'm somewhere else, I can NOT concentrate without music... Plus, when I'm really tired of my neighbors' noises, I can turn on my laptop, listen to Stephen Fry read HP (Harry Potter). In case you were wondering, I have been a fan of HP since 2001/2002... I read the first books and was HOOKED! Then, when I had read the few books published, I YEARNED for the next HP book to be released, pre-ordered them and read them ASAP. All my friends were reading them. Nobody could spoil anything, nobody DARED :) LOL P.S. I'm born 1980, the same year as HP himself ;)

Well, wasn't this an unusually long and inspired post, huh? :P Gotta get me some more cola-drink and continue later ;) Or tomorrow... Oops! I forgot! I received from my gift exchange -thingy Salt to the Sea ... BEFORE Christmas I bought myself many, many, many books, as Christmas gifts to me, myself and I :P LOL I was amazed, this is the first year I'm counting how many books I buy this year... I think I've bought over 30 books... Oopsie! :(

More later!!! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Read-a-thon! :)

Well hello there!

My Goodreads goal for this year is to read 26 books... Now I've read 23... Yesterday I read a Nancy Drew book, the first I ever owned. I usually re-read it for fun every year. I know it by heart. I own it in Swedish, because when I was a little girl I wasn't that good at English... My first Nancy Drew book is named:

Buried Secrets

Now, just a moment ago I finished a second book. It was short, really weird and strange, but by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman. It was:

the ocean at the end of the lane

I really didn't care for it, sorry. :( Coraline was better :) This week I got my Christmas Gift from Goodreads Bookworm bitches Holiday gift exchange :) It was a book that I have been wanting to read for a few months now:

salt to the sea

Hailey in Bookland has been recommending it in many of her videos... :) I usually watch all her videos right after they've been published and try to figure out which of her recommendations I want to read. I love reading Young Adult books.

Lately I've been listening to the audiobooks for Harry Potter #4 and Harry Potter # 6:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Read by none other than the great and wonderful Stephen Fry <3

Well, thank you for stopping by! :) I'll be getting back to my reading ;)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dear Reader...

Hi again!

So sorry, I've been suffering from both a reading-slump and writer's block... Not a good combination. Also, because I don't read much, it gets more difficult to get new ideas for this blog. I'm so sorry! :( I'll try to be a better blogger.

On the 13th of this month, "Bookmas" started. It's a read-a-thon hosted by Hailey in Bookland. Here's a link to her annoucment:


It's so fun to watch her videos. :) I can't make videos because my voice doesn't work. But I sometimes just make videos with just music, no talking. Kinda boring, I know :P Today I'm going to continue with Harry Christmas and start with bookmas. Of course, I need to decide a TBR (again), which is nice but I never read only the books on my TBR for different Read-a-thons. The only exception would be Harry Christmas, because, hey, it's HARRY POTTER :D

Last week I got a few new books. I got


The thousandth floor

and on Monday, my old favorite arrived. I didn't have it in hardcover yet, so I had to get it...


I was just counting my books... I have gotten atleast 30 new books this year :O So far... ;P Wow, that's kinda a lot... ;) LOL I hope I can read all the books I own before I die. My goodreads goal for this year is 26, and so far I've read 21. I'm currently reading more than nine books so I hope to finish five of them still this year...

My favorite thing about reading is that it's very casual. You don't HAVE to read, but at the same time you can push yourself if you want. and you can choose what you read. You have the Freedom and Choice. :) And there's no time limit either. At least when you're reading for fun ;)

More later!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Harry Christmas Readathon!

Hello there ! 😉

How are you, dear readers ? I'm so sorry , that I have been away . .. I have no good excuse . I'm sorry . I guess it's been a bit stressful , this pre -Christmas time ... Well , anyways . .. Christmas IS coming , soon ! And I just found this amazing read a thon ! Which I have started participating in already ! I think I am more motivated this time . It's not books about Christmas , or Winter , or snow... it's not books that are big and chunky . No... It's Harry Potter ! 😊 Yeees !

Here's the link to the read a thon .

I found this on the blog of an awesome blogger ,  the little book owl . She's great ! Also ,  she is from Australia . Which seems like a nice place , except for the bugs . .. and other dangerous things .

Sooo , let's get back to the subject . Harry Potter .  Yes .  I have read most of the books a few times but the fifth and seventh , I have read only once . I actually have audible now ,  so last month I got HP 6. I listened to the first chapter today . Stephen Fry is the best narrator ever! It's so wonderful . This month I'm thinking of getting HP 4... from audible . Eventually , I wish to own them all on audible . I get one book a month with my one credit that I pay for every month .

Harry Potter . I have loved the books since I first watched the first movie , got the first book and started reading . the best thing about the books is probably the amazing world that JK Rowling creates. I remember wishing to live in the Harry Potter universe . And all the ingenious names , terms , sayings . .. All of the vocabulary ! There's nothing quite like it . Except maybe JRR Tolkien . .. Which I have not read ! I mean , I have read the Hobbit when I was a child but I have not yet read Lord of the Rings . I am ashamed .

Well , anyways . . .  The readathon goes on for the month of December . Read as much Harry Potter as you can ! I will try . I am starting strong .

Take care y'all! 🌼