Since we’re halfway through the year, I thought it’d be fun to do a “wrap-up” of what I’ve read so far.
I haven’t finished a book since… april I think, or I think Harry Potter was finished in May but that’s it. I am a little bit behind, in my own opinion, but according to Goodreads I am 1 book ahead of schedule! So that’s good, I suppose, haha. I am currently reading The Lost World by Michael Crichton and I am LOVING IT. I will make a Jurassic Park appreciation blog entry some time during this summer!Read More »
I’ve been so incredibly lucky and blessed to be chosen as a rep for Once Upon A Bookcase for the next three months! And I just received and unboxed my rep package. This was so FREAKING amazing and I’m dying to share it with you guys!Read More »
Title: Wintersong | Author: S. Jae-Jones | Edition: Hardback | Pages: 436 Language: English | Published 2017 | Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind and spirit and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds – and the mysterious man who rules it – she soon faces an impossible decision. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
“I am not afraid of you,” I said quietly. “Oh?” The Goblin King lifted his head. “I am the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground,” he said, mismatched eyes glinting. “I am wildness and madness made flesh. You’re just a girl”– he smiled, and the tips of his teeth were sharp — “and I am the wolf in the woods.”
This was a dark, mysterious and extremely enthralling read! I can’t remember when I was this excited about a book! Probably not since I read Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson. Wintersong was mysterious in the most tasteful way; it had a dark atmosphere, with imperfect characters and an extremely captivating Goblin King. If you really want a visual of what the book’s atmosphere is like, take a good look the cover! I have never seen a book cover so perfect for the actual story within. The light and the dark looks like the world above and the Underground. The rose inside the glass ball represents the love that blossoms but also stings because of the thorns. Ugh. It’s hands down one of my all-time favorite covers!
I saw Reagan from Peruse Project post a video with this tag – Book Bucket List – and thought it would be fun to make a blog with the same tag!
So this tag is about the books you definitely want to read during your lifetime (it’s like a tbr pile for life). You want to read them but can’t be sure WHEN you’ll get to read them. You just know that you’ll read them one day.
So without further ado, here’s my book bucket list:Read More »
Title: #Girlboss Forfatter: Sophia Amoruso Edition: Audiobook Length: 4 hours, 41 minutes Languages: English
Published: August 2015
I had never heard of Nasty Gal till I picked this one up. “Picked up”… it was already in my Mofibo app. Despite that, I really enjoyed this book! For some reason I didn’t expect to like it so much and to get so inspired from it. It looked very feminist-ish, based on the cover, and to my pleasant surprise, it wasn’t about that. (I don’t mind feminism but I was not in the mood for it when I started this book).
#Girlboss is a mix of being a memoir and a book with business advices from Sophia Amoruso, who started selling vintage clothes from ebay many years ago, and now run the online shopping website Nasty Gal. She gives motivational advices and tells stories of how she learned from her own mistakes.
I have to say that you shouldn’t expect too much from this book. It’s not an in-depth motivational book, filled to the brim with tools you can use to help yourself. It’s a fun and quirky read, where you get to see brief moments in Sophia’s life and how her choices and decisions affected her life. I saw a lot of negative reviews on Goodreads, that said that it was too shallow and not a very helpful book. Like I said earlier, it’s not an in-depth book filled with tools, but it’s a kick-in-the-butt kind of book that gets you up and motivated if you – like me – want to start your own business one day.
I think the reason to why I enjoyed this so much, was because I have always wanted to have my own business, ever since I was 14-15 years old. I’m 27 years old now. I don’t think you’d get much from it if you don’t have any dreams of starting your own business, but you could still enjoy Sophia’s personality and see how she dealt with not being able to sit still in school. When she got to the part with being an introvert, it hit me so hard. I could recognise myself so much in everything she said about it and nearly teared up.
I feel like this book has given me blood on my teeth. Can you say that? Blod på tænderne. Like, I want more. I’ll definitely try to read more inspiring and motivational books about entrepreneurship and business. #Girlboss was a great start on that journey!
I’ve acquired a nice amount of books and thought it was about time to show them in a blog post! I’ve been so busy in December and January was a very eventful month, so I weren’t able to show my haul until now.
December is my birthday month, so 8 of the books are gifts from my boyfriend, friends and family, which I am very grateful for! And the rest of the books I ordered from Book Depository.
There are some books I want to re-read this year, some because I miss the world and the characters, and some because I loved them so much when I read them the first time and I’d like to see if I’d still love them after a re-read.
1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare The first time I read this was in the spring of 2015. It was one of the most hyped books when I first found the bookstagram community, and I immediately went to the bookstore to search for it. I loved it so much and read the whole thing within two days while prepping for exams. When I passed my first exam, I bought the sequel as a congratulations gift to myself! Haha. I want to read the trilogy again, because I miss the characters and the world of ShadowhuntersRead More »