Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's 24-hour Readathon April 29th 2017

Dear readers,,,

Today, at 3 pm Finnish time, Dewey's Readathon is starting... The readathon starts at the exact same time all over the world. So we will be all reading together. It's so cool! My TBR is ever changing but here is a picture of my TBR how it looks right now...

Sooo... As you can see, I will be reading Twilight part one of the graphic novels, my first time ever reading a graphic novel... Then I'm also trying to read a play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Then there's the collection of short-stories about Four (the guy from Divergent) and finally I have The Host, which I also own on Audiobook (CDs)...

I'm so excited! :) My TBR might change though... :)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Philomena Lee

Hello there!

I just finished a couple of days ago, this phenomenal book

Philomena Lee

And it was just sooo good. It is a true story. It's about a mother and her son. She becomes pregnant out of wedlock and to reconcile her sin she has to live and work in a convent with other unwed mothers and a bunch of nuns. She lives for three years at the convent and gets to see her son grow with the other orphans and mothers. Then comes the awful part. When her son is three years old, the nuns do what they have always done. They get guests from America who want to adopt Anthony  (Philomena's son) together with Mary, his best friend who then becomes his sister. The nuns force Philomena to sign the adoption papers and sell Anthony to an American family. Later on, Philomena starts looking for her son.

This is such an interesting book. I loved it sooo much! It was written in a way that was very gripping. I highly recommend it to you all.

That's all for now. ☺

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Books are better than people

I'm back! Suddenly, I've slipped back into a reading-slump... It's awful! I've been watching youtube -videos on how to get out of a reading-slump. Today I tried one trick, and it worked! I listened to one chapter of Orange is the new black... It's my third time reading that book. I usually try to read it once a year. This is consequently my third year of reading it :P There are a few other books I love to read every year, or at least I try to read them every year... Those include...

Anne of Greengables
Harry Potter

Can't remember what the other ones are... Sorry! :( But seriously, I hate reading-slumps... They are the worst! I try to listen to music that will inspire me to read, I try to find a good spot at home to read... I've tried a lot of ways. Now I've decided to take the advice of some youtube -videos. Listen to audiobooks, choose smaller books, not force myself to read... Those are the tips Hailey in Bookland has on her channel... She is my favorite booktube person. :) I've been watching her videos for maybe a year. She is the BEST! :)

Today I've decided to "embrace the reading-slump" as Hailey puts it, and just take it easy and not stress about it... There's another readathon going on at Dewey's. It's the Pre-readathon #2. We're supposed to read 24 hours in a week! I have only managed 2 hours so far... On Monday, the first day of the Pre.readathon. Today I've decided to read as much as possible. It's difficult to count how long you've read when you listen to an audiobook 1,30 times the speed... LOL :P Well, I'll get a rough idea how long it has taken me... I better start timing my reading :P LOL

That's all for today! Have a great weekend! :)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dewey's Pre-Readathon Readathon

Hello there!

Today I got an email from the goodreads group for Dewey's 24 hour readathon, that it is happening on the 29th of April... I just found out they're having a pre-readathon readathon... It's TODAY! In everyone's own time zone. The goal is to read 2 hours. Very low key, pretty doable. I am going to participate and since it's 11 a.m. here in Finland now, I can start whenever :P I haven't planned my TBR, because I just found out about it. I have decided to use an app that measures reading. It's really awesome. So, I'm going to take it easy, put some awesome music on and grab some mineral water and a book... This is a great opportunity to either continue, finish or start a lovely book <3

Let's see how it goes :) I love these kind of readathons...

Ta! :)