Tuesday, December 24, 2019

My year in books

Hi there and Happy Holidays!

This year my goal was to read and listen to 39 books, which is my age. Next year I will try to read 40 etc. So far this year I have read 34 books. Which is probably the most I have ever read! So this goal has already been kind of a success! YaY!!! I am so happy! Also, Goodreads reminded me that I still have 7 days left! I can maybe read a couple books still! If I really try... Here is a link to my Goodreads stats:


Yeah, I was a bit "lazy" and read and/or listened to a few very short books... But still! A book is a book. I am very happy about this result... I just need to do a sprint these couple of next days. I can do it!

More later!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Dewey's -a success!


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


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...


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:


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!


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


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!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019



It is almost 5 a.m. here in Finland right now. I am listening to a radio station from Sweden. Not any station... My favorite! I lived in Stockholm for 12 years and I listened to this radio most mornings. My favorite radio personality talks every morning. He is so awesome!

My reading-slump has resumed... At least a little bit. It is awful. Either I read like crazy or not at all. Well, I am exaggerating a little lol. I have not slept much tonight, this morning, whatever. lol. My brain is not functioning properly. Sorreee...

I will try to get out of this slump by following some of my favorite booktubers advice:




Those are just a few of my booktubers that I love! I looove me some booktube!

Hailey in Bookland was the first, or one of the first booktubers I discovered! I just love her style! I just keep on finding more new people to follow but I also love watching old and familiar videos, over and over again... Absorb the message lol...

Books are great, I could not live without them.

I am part of a few book clubs on Facebook etc. but they do not feel "real" :( I need to see the FACE of the person I am talking with. See the reactions etc. That is not always possible via the web... It is okay tho, I have a few book clubs on Goodreads, that I feel a little more connected to, sometimes lol

Here is my favorite book club on Goodreads, if you are a woman, join!



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

With the Power of Pepsi...


What's up? Wow, has my reading-slump eased up! Man, I have read 23 books this year so far! Last year I read 18 books... So, the progress has been positive. lol. I am so happy that I have "found" my books again and the Right Pace for me. Happy! I have never ever read as many Harry Potter books a year that I have already read this year! WOW! HP 5, 6, 7 and 1... Plus started HP2. It is AMAZING.

"I love big books and I cannot lie"

Nowadays, when I see a "skinny book", that is like less than 300 pages, I am like: That's not a REAL book, that's a novella lol... No, but seriously, I am becoming a proper book snob, but it ain't all negative... Once I get this blog going again, I will have more motivation to continue reading more, 'cuz then I have more stuff to write about and so it goes... The circle of (a readers) life! YES.

'Books are, in fact, better than people! A book will never leave you lonely, at least not until it ends and/or if/when it makes you feel lonely... lol. Horrible, I know. I am on a roll here... I have seen the (reading) light! and the puns go ever on and on...

Also, Pepsi plays a huge part in this. I am usually very tired and sluggish, even in the day! But Pepsi, man that stuff is awesome! I do not drink coffee, see. I need some kind of perk-me-up... I also happen to have (mild) ADHD and caffeine helps me concentrate. On the contrary of popular opinion, slowing down a ADHD person does not make him/her focus better. On the contrary, my dear Watson! Put a little extra "UNFF" into the tank and the car runs a lot more inspirational(ly) lol.

I do not know why, but it feels like the weekend to me lol. That's weird...

More later!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Dewey's reverse readathon continued...

So, this readathon has been a success! At least compared to earlier readathons. And it's not over yet! I have read and listened to four chapters of Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows, and listened to seven chapters of Educated by Tara Westover. I don't own a physical book of Educated yet, I did order it yesterday from book depository. It should arrive when I return home.

I enjoy both books and it's only my second time reading Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows... but first time listening to it. It's read by lovely Stephen Fry. He is the best narrator ever! I have listened to many books narrated by him, for example The hitch hiker's guide to the universe. Excellent. Brilliant.

Educated is so good, I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat and putting my hand over my mouth, so I wouldn't scream out loud. That's not happened in a while, if ever! Wow!

Educated is a book about a strict Mormon family living in Idaho and it's a memoir. The family is kinda old fashioned but also pretty out of the ordinary. Tney strive to live completely off the grid and self relying. It's such a page turner, except I'm listening to it.... lol.

More later!

Dewey's reverse readathon

Hi there! 

I'm back! Today at 3 am the Dewey's reverse readathon started (Finnish time zone). I couldn't stay awake, so I started at 10 am instead lol. Now I have listened to Educated by Tara Westover. It is an amazing book. I have listened to 4 chapters. I have also read and listened to two chapters of Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows. So far so good... more later! 

Friday, August 2, 2019

A link to the readathon


Dewey's reverse readathon 2019


Tonight is the night. At 3.00 a.m. (Finnish time), the Dewey's reverse readathon starts! It's 24 hours as per usual and it is REVERSED. Meaning that for folks in the USA it starts in the evening instead of in the morning. For us Europeans it starts in the middle of the night... but, thank goodness I have taken a few naps today and drank a lot of cola drinks lol.

My goal is to prepare until 3 a.m., then read as much as I can and sleep well, wake up rested and continue... it is now 22.00 o'clock here, that is 10 p.m.... here are some things I will do to prepare myself.

Watch booktube
Write in my bookish bullet
Choose my final and/or ever changing TBR

See you soon...

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Bout of books readathon August 2019



Bout of books readathon August 2019

Time Devoted to Reading

I will read at least 20 pages a day.

My Goals

  • Read 3-5 books 

Books to Read


Number of books I've read today:
Total number of books I've read:

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Bäck in the rush of things


So, thank goodness I cut my beach holiday a little short! I read a little but stupid me, didn't keep track of my reading during Monday and Tuesday... crap crapety crap crap. It sucks. Sorry. So, because I don't know how much I read during Monday and Tuesday, I only have read 80 pages officially... yay... *sarcasm *

I just love love love the reading rush readathon and it's site. I am over the moon, because my Favorite Booktuber of all time accepted my friend request on that site! I could not believe it! I'm sooo happy. In case you want to know who it is, she is Hailey in Bookland. I have been following her for years! Thanks to her, I have found so many good books! I'm so grateful.

Today I have been very tired. Haven't read anything yet but I have set up my reading tracker. So, I am ready. Lol. I will continue with Ready player one by Ernest Cline and Turtles all the way down by John Green and Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte.

More later!


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Readathon rush July 2019

Hiya folks!

I'm baaack...

It's almost time for my first ever rush readathon! It starts on Monday. It continues until Sunday. Sadly, I am going to spend the whole week at a cabin near the beach, with no electricity, so I can't update my progress... I can write my updates in my bookish bullet journal and keep an analog log lol.





It will be a total of 1065 pages.
That's a lot. Lol

So, I will be completely wireless, off the grid so to speak, into the wild... There is a very special lovely big beach next to the cabin. I have the opportunity to swim all day everyday, to completely log off, read, write and relax.

I will update this blog at the latest on Sunday. If not tomorrow, or on Monday before I leave. If you are participating in the reading rush readathon,  I wish you good luck! And may the books be ever in your flavour ... lol

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Reading challenge update


So, last year I read only 19 books. That's probably my all time low... it's awful. But I have learned my lesson! This year I have already read 12 books. My goal is to read 39 books, so I am 5 books behind lol. It's okay. It's going to be okay lol. I'm currently on the last pages on 2-3 books. So, when I have finished those, it's smooth sailing from there on... lol. Here's a link to my challenge:


That's the ugly truth. I have read a few very short books... But a book is a book. I need to get out of this reading slump. But believe it or not, I have already progressed...


Saturday, May 4, 2019



So, this has been a slow reading year so far for me... I have read nine books this year so far and I'm four books behind on my Goodreads challenge. My goal is to read 39 books this year. Wish me luck! Today I'm going to read all evening. As much as possible.

Take care!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Dewey's 24-hour Readathon April 2019

Hello, dear reader...

Today, Dewey's Readathon is happening again!!! YAY! This time, I will be very realistic with my goal/s, almost pessimistic lol... Here in Finland, the readathon will commence at 3 pm. i.e. 15.00 o'clock, as we put it here in Finland. Spring has sprung (next week winter is going to make an re-appearance I've heard...) so, there is lots of light, sunshine etc. even WARMTH! WoW! If I am able and have the time, I'm going to read outside a little. BUT! My Best Friend is having her Birthday party today... It starts 1-2 pm ish... Sooo... My Readathon won't be able to start before the evening. To top it all off, we're having a conference via the web, for all church members, all over the world. Sigh! I will be very pessimistic and honestly declare: I will maybe only able to finish one book. "A monster calls" by Patrick Ness. I'm on page 90-something, and there is like 200-something pages in the book... It's not illustrated. I borrowed it months ago from the Library (Metso). Sooo... Good luck y'all!

More later!
Here is a link to Dewey's :


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Books and Music

Hello there...

What's up?

Every now and then I find myself thinking of a certain book, whenever I listen to a certain song. There are a few such "combinations". Here are a few:

Stephen King: The Stand
Chris Rea: Road to Hell

Marissa Meyer: Cinder
Christina Perri: Human

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables
The CD: Personligt by Peter Jöback

The Twilight -series by Stephenie Meyer
HIM: Everything and anything by him

Those were the ones I could think of right now.

I have considered one Interesting Fact/idea: I always though and believed that my good old English teacher from the swedish school I went to, he was the ultimate teacher who knows it ALL... These past few years I have been surprised to have that image shattered lol. He IS really really really good, but no one is perfect. He has strengths that I do not have and I have strength he does not have. Weird. There is no ABSOLUTE perfect knowledge of English is only one person... That just came to me pretty recently. Guess I am more grown-up now, about time lol.

More later!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

My Bookish confessions...

Hello there!

What's up? Today we celebrate the "lukurauhan päivä" here in Finland: 

Lukurauhan Päivä

It means something like: The Day of Reading in Peace ... I don't quite know how to translate it, sorry. You can write a better translation in the comments. I bet you can think of a better one, IF you're a Finnish speaker as well. BTW, I have heard that Finnish is the third hardest language in the world... It might be true. lol

So... Today I am going to Read in Peace, like undisturbed, alone and at my own pace. No panic. No stress. Just my books and me, chillin' on the couch. And my cats of course. lol Today I was thinking about writing to you some of my bookish confessions. Like, what I haven't read etc. and feel ashamed for etc. or what books I love that no one else seems to like lol...

1. Confession number one:

I have not read The Lord of the Rings... I have read, years ago, the Fellowship of the Ring in Finnish, but that was ages ago, cannot remember much. I have started LOTR so many times. Cannot get past Tom Bombadil... Sorry! Don't hate me for it! I am considering listening to it on my new audiobook app: STORYTEL because it's there, and in ENGLISH! Hallelujah! Finally, a place to listen to it! I haven't found it on Audible... :( AUDIBLE ... Well, now I have no excuse! :)

2. Confession number two:

I re-read almost every year Twilight, and try to go through the books, sometimes I only read the first part. Now. I was 27 when I read them the first time, now I have them on Audiobook, both on Audible and as CD.s... I cringe, laugh, voice my opinion etc. when I listen to them (and read at the same time). My opinion has radically changed, now that I am a REAL ADULT lol.... BUT! I love to read them because they are familiar and safe and nostalgic. I do not really think they are good anymore... SORRY! lol

3. Confession number three:

I have waaayyy more books that I own, that I believe I will ever read in my lifetime. Now, I used to have a "shopping-craze" almost everyday, basically (except Sundays) when I lived in Sweden. And I lived there for 12 years... I think I bought at least one book each week. No kidding. True story. Also, many times I would buy many books on the same day. I counted my books 2001, I believe, and they were 400+. Now, that was 18 years ago. So, safe to say, I have at least 500 books. Most of them I haven't read (yet). So, I am trying to read as much as possible.Wish me luck! lol

No more time for confessions this time... Maybe more later :P

TA! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

My reading list so far :)

Howdy partner!

I'm baaack... Sorry for the long absence. I have been lazy and very busy despite of being lazy lol. Seriously, when I have been running around town from mornin' until evenin', there ain't no more energy to read, write etc. Just rest and foooooood... lol

This year, so far so pretty good. I have finished 5 books. A few of them I had already started before 2019, so I have been "on a roll" with the help of my earlier accomplishments... Pretty stupid, huh? Well, I do not mind, because a read book is read. Period.

Last night I actually dreamed of a book I haven't read! "A handmaid's tale" by Margaret Atwood. Hmm. I REALLY need to read it now. Really. I am going to go to my bookstore close by my home and pick up "The hunch-back of Notre-Dame" that I have ordered. Maybe I'll pick up "A hand-maid's tale" as well. We'll see...

So, the books I have finished this year so far are:

Anne på Grönkulla

Orange is the new black (for the third time)

RuPaul: GuRu (listened it for the second time in my life)

Herra Darwinin Puutarhuri (which was recommended to me by a librarian)


Sweet Valley Twins: #1: Best friends.

Anne på Grönkulla and SVT I have read so many times during my lifetime, I have lost count looong time ago...

I was first happy and liked Herra Darwinin puutarhuri, but in the end it just flopped. I skipped pages, too messy, quirky in a weird and not so good way. Boring, too. Sorry, librarian! If you're reading this, thank you for recommending it. Every book is not everyone's cup of tea.

GuRu is read by the GuRu himself: RuPaul <3 It is sooo awesome. I will have to order it in physical form for myself. It was just so good, uplifting and fabulous. It has helped me a lot.

OITNB is good, as always. Makes me sad and angry sometimes.

Now I'm reading "Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell, it is sooo good, I can hardly put it down, just like what happened when I read "Fangirl". I need to get rest of her books... I am also re-reading "Les Misérables" for maybe the third time, it is such a beautiful story. Victor Hugo was a great writer. Then, I am reading Vår vän Anne, which is the 2nd part of Anne på Grönkulla -books. (Anne of Greengables. I read them in Swedish because of the nostalgia, I always have read them in Swedish)... Then I am also reading/listening to HP 5 and Twilight 3. Those are relaxing reads, because I know what's going to happen, don't have to concentrate sooo much. lol 

More later! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

24 in 48 readathon January 2019

Hey there!

So, this readathon has flown by, and I have almost missed it. I have been ill. But now I am back on track. I finished my first book last night. It was a bit of a disappointment . But I will survive . Lol 😁

I will post an update later.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

My Reading list for the Helmet- Reading Challenge:

My List:

P.S. I have not finished planning all the books... :)

Helmet Reading Challenge 2019

1. The book cover has a human face on it
Anne på Grönkulla: READ
2. Someone is looking for a missing person or an item in the book 
3. A book from a genre you don’t usually read
4. The only book written by the author
5. The book has been a nominee for a book prize in your homeland
6. A romance novel
7. A book about a place you have visited
8. A book whose reading belongs to general knowledge in your opinion
9. A book recommended by someone under 18 years old
10. A book written by a person of colour
11. A book about women’s role  in society
Orange is the new black: READ
12. A book connected to Great Britain
13. A book for children or youth from your homeland
14. The authors last name starts with the same letter as yours
15. A taboo is dealt within the book A book about a taboo
16. A story that shifts between reality and unreality
17. There are twins in the book
18. A book written by a European writer
19. You don’t like the title of the book
20. The book deals with a culture that you are not familiar with
21. A book written by a celebrity
22. A book about climate change
23. The book title has a name of a country in it
24. Book chosen from a bookshelf with your eyes closed
25. A book from an author you have never read before
26. A book that you see someone you don’t know reading
27. The book is some way based on Nordic mythology
28. There is a moon on the book cover
29. Someone is dreaming in the book
A Monster Calls: currently reading
30. The book cover has a city landscape on it
31. Someone travels by metro in the book
32. The book title has a profession in it
33. You have seen a movie based on the book
34. The book has writings by several writers in it
35. There is an entrepreneur or company in the book
36. Someone is alone in the book
37. A book published by a small publisher
38. A banned book
39. A book about the relationship between humans and animals
40. A book about mental health problems
41. A book about a time period you would like to live in
42. You like the name of the author
43. A book that follows the growth of a child to adulthood
44. A book about Berlin
45. The book title has a negative in it
46. The book has a trans or non-binary character in it
GuRu by RuPaul: Listened to on Audible
47. The book has less than 100 pages
48. The book has a hearing-impaired or visually impaired character in it
49. A book published in 2019
50. A book recommended by library personnel
Currently reading: Herra Darwinin Puutarhuri
There it is: BAM! :) I have a lot more reading ahead and a lot of planning :)

So it begins...

Hello there peeps!

I am back... Sooner than expected but it is all good. I have started to think and ponder what I should read this year. I kid you not, I have over 100 unread books in my library. I am really happy and grateful that I do have a room in my home, that I can call a library. Now I am re-organizing my shelves. There are books everywhere. lol I have also a "new" hobby, collecting toys from my childhood... The toys are soon overtaking my library lol... So, I am considering purchasing a new shelf, which I would put in my living-room. That is the only solution, because I will not get rid of all there books, or toys lol.

There are some changes is my TBR-list. My TBR-list is an ever-changing thing. I always read many books at the same time, because darn it, I can not choose just one to stick to. I need variation, freedom of choice, the ability and possibility to change and switch my "currently reading" -list. Sooo, I have tried to choose the best, the most important, the most uplifting books...

One of the challenges in the Helmet-reading challenge is "A book recommended to you by a librarian. I visited my favorite library "METSO" on Saturday. I went for it, I asked bravely the nearest librarian... for a recommendation. She found a good one within 3-5 minutes:


I just started it yesterday. It is really nice. It is short, too. Only like 176 pages! It should be a quick and pleasant read. I also started:


That one is waaayyy cool. It is a page-turner, easy to read and with big text, I do not have to squint at the pages to make out the text, old eyes, you know. lol It is also short, maybe 270 pages or something. I love it so far. I do admit, I am soon getting tired of middle-grade books, YA literature etc. So, after this I am going to try to dive into some classics and/or really high fantasy or something, maybe something I have not earlier tried. It is also one of the challenges in Helmet: Read a book that represents a genre you do not usually read... Hmm... What could that be? No idea. Yet.

I love big books and I cannot lie, they just take a longer time to finish... Which is a bummer, when you are trying to read as much as possible. I am sometimes "bullied" because I love to read many books at the same time, many books, thick books etc. Even because I read in English and Swedish! I mean, how petty can you be? Maybe some people do not understand me. Well, I do not mind. It is my library, after all lol. They may say what they want. My goal is to read for fun, for pleasure, to learn, to grow and to read as many of my own books as possible, before I die. Grim, I know, but what else can I say? lol

More later!

Hugs from Cindyrelly :)

Monday, January 14, 2019


Hi guys and gals!

Last year I tried to participate in the Helmet Reading Challenge. Needless to say, not only did I not succeed, I gave up way too early. lol I am a slow reader... I have started reading more lately. This year I have already finished 3 books (though I did start them last year...) and I am currently reading a few very short books and a few are on "the finish line" lol I just love books. Well, Here is a link to the Helmet Reading Challenge, just in case you want to join:


It is lovely. There are not so many rules and people do tend to interpret the different challenges in different ways. In the few next days, weeks, months (who knows) I will be telling you about the books I have chosen to each challenge. The main idea is to diversify your reading. I will try to read al 50 books for the challenge and not combine two challenges. I mean, if the book I read for challenge number one, also fits challenge (insert random number here), I could maybe combine them, and say: there, it is done! Although I have only read ONE book... Well, there are not such hard set rules in this challenge, thank goodness...

The books I have read so far this year (i.e. finished)

Anne på Grönkulla

Orange is the new black

GuRu (audiobook)

They were all rereads/listens. I have lost count of how many times I have read Anne på Grönkulla, I have now read OITNB three times and I have listened to GuRu now TWICE :) I looove RuPaul...

I have a journal where I focus on books, it is my so-called Bookish Bullet Journal. It is filled with stats etc. Now I have today written all the challenges in the HELMET challenge and I am sooo stoked, ready and happy to start and continue this challenge.

By the way, my goal is to read 99 books (at least) this year. Goodreads says I am on track lol

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Reader, I finished the book(s)...

Hello everyone!

Happy Bookish New Year!!!

I joined as per usual, my Goodreads challenge for 2019... My goal is to read as much as possible. My official number is 104, that is two books/week. That is quite unrealistic, so I hope I will still read AT LEAST 39 books. My ultimate low goal is to read "more books than last year". With an almost all time low of 19 books read, my reading last year went really not so well. lol It was awful. BUT! Happy to say: I have already finished two books this year! I started them last year, but it's allowed for me, in my challenge. lol... Today I finished for the third time: Orange is the New Black. This time I listened and read it at the same time. On Wednesday I finished Anne på Grönkulla. It was also a re-read, I have read it at least five-ten times during my life... Now I'm reading many short books and some thicker ones that I have 100 pages or less or a little more left in. So, I will be soon finishing many more books... It's the blessings of reading many books at the same time lol.

More Later!