Weekly Update #10 | Preparing For My Croatia Trip |


Currently Reading:

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – On page 430 of 500

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore – On page 275 of 480

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – On page 62 of 204

American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman – 0h30m of 16h41m

Recently finished:

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami – 5!!!! stars

The Thief (The Queen’s Thief #1) by Megan Whalen Turner – 2 stars

Reading next:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire


Sunday: Weekly Update #9 | A Better Sunnier Week |

Wednesday: 2017 YA Releases I’m Dying To Read But Haven’t Yet!

Saturday: Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag 2017



Other than my weekly appointment and a trip to the doctors office (everything is fine, I just needed a note from my doctor), this week hasn’t been the most eventful week. But that is fine, the week was so much better than the two previous ones. I still struggle a little bit with anxiety and the problem with my chest, but thankfully it is a lot better.


I’m going on a family trip with my BF’s family to Croatia in 2 weeks. I have been preparing for the trip this week. On Tuesday I dragged my brother to the mall to buy things that I need for the trip. This might be a bit TMI but I bought things to shave my legs. I have sensitive skin so I usually get itchy and sore from regular razor. Since I’m chronicle ill and don’t have that much hair on my legs, I usually don’t bother with shaving, but I want to look nice now that it is summer. I bought shaving cream and razor for sensitive skin and a cream to put on afterwards, and it has really helped. Now I don’t dread shaving my legs. Ok enough with talk about shaving, no one cares Rakel. I also bought some other things, a new shorts, t-shirt, BB-cream, aloe vera gel, toilet bag and a box with some pore strips.

The only thing that is left now is to buy a bikini. I hope I find a cute one, that is comfortable and hold the girls in place. I’m dreading it, but I need a bikini for my vacation.


Pic of me and my brother trying out the pore strips, I didn’t really work. Robert don’t look amused, haha. 


Random little thing. I never eat fast food, but when I heard that McD was coming out with sweet potato fries, I had to try them out. They tasted ok, but homemade are so much better. 

All in all this has been an ok week. I’m really happy that things are getting better. For a while there I thought I had to cancel my trip.

I wish you all a great week!

Tell me about your week, what have you been up to?

❤ -Rakel



14 thoughts on “Weekly Update #10 | Preparing For My Croatia Trip |

  1. I have every Michel Faber book and I’ve yet to read any of them. I’m going to have to bump at least one of them up higher on my TBR.
    If there is one region in the world that I’d love to visit, it would be the Balkans. Enjoy your time in Croatia!

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    1. The Book of Strange New Things is AMAZING! I haven’t read anything else by him, but I want to in the future. Why do you want to go to the Balkans? 🙂 It will be my first time there. I think. I have been to some countries in eastern Europe.


  2. Love the variety Rakel, I’m new to your blog but you’ll see me around more often. I love coming across blogs that are easy on the eyes haha! I listen to all of Gaimann’s books on Audible cuz he is an AMAZING narrator, hope you’re enjoying American Gods. I also recently picked up Milk and Honey & look forward to your thoughts. Hope you have a wonderful trip to Croatia…I always dread shopping for swimwear, best of luck lol 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 I’m actually planning on redesigning my blog. I have been trying to make a design I’m happy with for several months. This is my first Gaiman book, I have high hopes 🙂 Thanks 🙂

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      1. oh wow! can’t wait to see it, this one already looks so sleek & beautiful *heart eyes* my 1st Gaiman was Stardust which I ADORED! I didn’t have so much the same experience with American Gods. i really would like to get to Norse Mythology by Gaiman soon *fingers crossed*


  3. Curious to see what you think about American Gods. I had high hopes because I’d read Neverwhere, also by Neil Gaiman, and loved it, but I struggled a bit with AG.
    I was in Croatia a couple of years ago during summer time and absolutely loved it! Hope you have a good time 🙂

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    1. It is my first time reading Gaiman. I also have high hopes because I have heard so many good things about his books. We will see if I like AG 🙂 I hope I don’t struggle with it, the book is huge. Thank you 🙂 I’m really looking forward to my trip.


  4. Waaa! I didn’t realize you were from Norway, Rakel! That’s so cool! I was wondering why that book on your table was most definitely not English. :p And not very many American schools (or any that I know of) teach Nordic languages. (I was guessing it was Nordic based on the ring about the ‘a.’ (I do not know what it is called. I apologize.)
    Oh! Is that hot cocoa in that one picture? It looks like it might be, but the color is much more auburn than how I make cocoa in America. :p It’d be interesting if they were different!
    Aaand now I sound like a total freak. Oops. I just love meeting people from different countries and learning about their cultures and lifestyles. 🙂 (But I’ll hold off on my exorbitant amount of questions so as to be slightly less creepy. :p )

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    1. Yeah I’m from Norway ^_^ I usually buy books in English because they are cheaper, but this was a gift from a friend 🙂 Yes Norway a Nordic and Scandinavian country. I think the color of the cocoa is a bit different in the picture because of the filter I used 😛 It definitely is more brown in real life. It is a healthier hot chocolate, I only use cocoa powder(without sugar or milk), and almond or soy milk 🙂 Haha it is awesome that you love meeting people from other countries ^_^ I sometime write about different Norwegian traditions in my more personal posts. Like when I celebrated 17th of May, or Christmas etc. Feel free to ask 🙂


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