Thursday, July 27, 2017

Reader, I failed...

Hi guys!

Last time I wrote here I was going to participate in the readathon called 24 in 48 readathon... Well, life intervened. As it sometimes does. But now I'm back on track. Even though I read slowly, I did manage to read two short children's books last night, I usually read them every year, because I can read them in less than a half hour and I always need more books towards my Goodreads goal... lol I read:

Daniel i Rom


Lotta på bråkmakargatan

I read them both in Swedish. They are both some of the first books I have ever received and read as a child. ❤ Daniel i Rom I got from my aunt as a gift. It is about a little boy who is waiting for his Dad on the Spanish stairs in Rome, where they are supposed to meet. They are on holiday in Rome. Daniel's Dad is a pilot. Then Daniel gets whisked away by another Swedish guy and Daniel ends up representing Sweden in a program with singing children from all over the world. It was a good book to start my reading life.

Lotta is a little girl who wakes up in a foul mood one morning. She has had a nightmare. Her mother tells her to get dressed and come down for breakfast. The sweater Lotta is supposed to wear is one that Lotta really despises. It's itchy and uncomfortable. Lotta decides to throw the sweater in the trash after cutting holes in it. Then she decides to move out of the house. She is tired of being treated like a little girl and tired of people bossing her around. She walks over to the neighbour, an old lady who just happens to have a great place for Lotta to live in. It's a small attitc filled with interesting things. She rearranges the furniture, plays with the doll and other small treasures that the old lady gives her to play with. When night arrives, the world gets dark and scary, Lotta's  Dad comes and asks if Lotta wouldn't consider moving back home.

Well, sorry for the spoilers. I do recommend these books for children. Astrid Lindgren is one of my favorite authors from my childhood.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Updated tbr pile 24 in 48 read a thon July 2017

So, I'm still going through what I would like to read during these 24/48 hours...

Also I have these audiobooks:

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Orange is the new black
The thousandth floor
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
the book thief
Me Before You

And I also have Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I can read and listen at the same time...

Ta! 😉

24 in 48 read a thon July 2017


It's time. Finally. 😊 I love readathons. This time I'm participating in the readathon called

I have tried to participate earlier but my attempts have been feeble... I have a lot of books to choose from. Here is are some of my potential books tbr during the readathon...

What are you reading? Are you going to be participating in the readathon? I know that here in Finland people don't know a lot about readathons, I know I didn't, for the longest time. I'm really looking forward to this readathon. I wish I could be active and that I would be able to finish some of the books I'm currently reading.

More later! 😊

Sunday, July 16, 2017



I am a very slow and eclectic reader. I pick up a book, I put it down. I pick up another book, change my mind again... I have made a deal with myself. I will try not to be too hard on myself about this. I have been trying to read mostly books that I already own. Instead of buying more books all the time. If I start a series, I will only buy the next book in the series, not all of them, before I know I like them. That has happened at least one time. It was the True Blood series... I read the first one, really didn't care for it. But before I started the series, I already had purchased the entire series... One reason was that I love vampires... I have never watched the TV series. I'm sorry. 😊

A few days ago, I started re-reading Gone with the Wind... Wow, it is going by faster this time! I just completely love this book! 😍

Well,  it's getting late. 😊
Good night!