15th Favorites of the Moment #6

15th Favorites of the Moment is a monthly bookish favorites TAG made by me. Instead of doing the monthly favorites at the end of the month. I’m going to do it half way through the month on the 15th, with 15 questions.

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15th Favorite of the Moment #5

15th Favorites at the Moment is a monthly bookish favorites TAG made by me. Instead of doing the monthly favorites at the end of the month. I’m going to do it half way through the month on the 15th, with 15 questions.

1 FAVORITE BOOK

I’m almost done with Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven, and I’m really liking it. I’m also currently reading the third book in The Gentleman Bastards series; The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch. I know I have mentioned this series every 15th favorites, but it is my absolutely favorite series, and book 3 is sooo good.

2 FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER

George and Jimmy from Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh. George is an African American, and Jimmy is Native American. They are both in their 70, best friends, living together and fighting supernatural cases. I absolutely adore them, and it was so much fun reading about two older main characters. I usually read YA and books with younger main characters.

Link to my Deadlight Jack Review

And also Libby from Holding Up The Universe. I love her, she is amazing! I can really relate to her and I see myself in her a lot.

3 FAVORITE BOOK COVERS

The Blazing Star by Imani Josey

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

4 FAVORITE BOOK ON YOUR WISH LIST

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling. In need to watch the movie, and then read this screenplay.

5 FAVORITE BOOK GENRE

As I mentioned earlier in this post, I really like Holding Up The Universe. I have to say I have really enjoyed reading contemporaries lately.

6 FAVORITE PLACE TO READ

Playing Sims4 and listening to audiobooks.

7 FAVORITE FOOD

I don’t have one

8 FAVORITE DRINK

Green tea with lemon and honey.

9 FAVORITE RANDOM THING

I don’t have one

10 FAVORITE TV SERIES / MOVIE

The new season of Sherlock. Season 4 so far has been a bit weird and crazy and of course really exciting.

My other favorite tv show is the Swedish tv series Frøken Frimans Krig (Miss Friman’s War). Season 3 came out late December and it is so good. Season 1 is about a group of women in the early 1900, and their fight to start up the grocery store run only by women; Svenska Hem (Swedish Home).

It is really interesting and important to see the feminists fight for equality. The women that has fought for equality, their struggles and how it was a 100 years ago. It is both educational and a reminder how important feminism is. I’m feeling very proud for all of the women who stood up for equality and female rights. It is rare for a tv series to make me so proud and emotional as this one.

Not all battles are violent. Meet a courageous group of women who takes on both the male rulers of the day and a corrupt grocery industry. Savvy is their strategy and cans of healthy food are their weapons. The three hour drama series “Miss Friman’s War” is a humorous and poignant story about friendship and fighting for your dreams. It addresses topics that are as relevant today as they were then: the demand for good, unspoiled food and the struggle for equal rights. Although “Miss Friman’s War” is a work of fiction, the story is partly based on actual events around the all-female food co-op “Svenska Hem”, which was founded long before women even had the right to vote.
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11 FAVORITE YOUTUBER / TWITCH STREAMER

TYLERWIFY YOUTUBE LINK

His Sims4 lets play is HILARIOUS! It is really dramatic and definitely not PG haha. Everyone that loves drama check his channel out. I discovered his channel only a week ago, and I have almost watched every episode. I’m addicted.

His latest episode:

12 FAVORITE MUSIC / PODCAST

I don’t have one

13 FAVORITE GAME / BOARD GAME

Sims4, I have been playing it again. You guys might know by now that sims4 is my favorite game. And OMG guys, TODDLERS are in the game now!!!

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Here are some screenshots of what I have built lately:

This is MR and MRS Lee, they are the parents of one of my sims. They are rich and owns the whole apartment complex that they and their daughter lives in.

This is the apartment I made them.

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14 FAVORITE BLOGGER OR OTHER PAGES ON THE INTERNET

I came over this Instagram profile; Bri4nh3nry. I really like the small animated art pieces this guy is making.
https://www.instagram.com/bri4nh3nry/

15 FAVORITE THING YOU HAVE DONE LATELY

Christmas and new year’s eve! Read about my Christmas HERE.

 

❤ -Rakel

15th Favorite of the Moment #4

15th Favorites at the Moment is a monthly bookish favorites TAG made by me. Instead of doing the monthly favorites at the end of the month. I’m going to do it half way through the month on the 15th, with 15 questions.

1 Favorite Book

I’m currently reading Gemina, book 2 in the Illuminae Files. I’m in love with this series.

I’m also still obsessed with The Gentleman Bastards series. I just finished Red Seas Under Red Skies, and started The Republic of Thieves immediately after.

2 Favorite Book Character

I don’t think I have a new favorite character. I can’t pick Locke and Jean again for the third time.

3 Favorite Book Cover

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera & Caraval by Stephanie Garber

4 Favorite Book on Your Wish List

Every book on my latest post: Books On My Christmas Wish List.

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5 Favorite Book Genre

Fantasy!

6 Favorite Place to Read

In bed.

7 Favorite Food

I have been loving this vegetable Indian curry dish lately. Omg it is so good.

8 Favorite Drink

Julebrus or Norwegian Christmas soda. I rarely drink soda, but when it’s Christmas I’m going to drink a lot of julebrus.

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Picture from Google

9 Favorite Random Thing

All the new clothes I have bought lately. I have bought 3 new dresses, 1 new jacket and 3 new sweaters.

I have also bought a new print from Etsy, it is so cute. Picture borrowed from the etsy seller LINK.

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10 Favorite TV Series / Movie

Black Mirror., it is “A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology” (IMDB). I highly recommend that series.

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Picture from Google

11 Favorite Youtuber / Twitch Streamer

I don’t have one this month.

12 Favorite Music / Podcast

I don’t listen to a lot of Christmas music, but lately I have had Mary Did You Know? By Pentatonix stuck stuck in my head.

13 Favorite Game / Board Game

I have watched a lot of Youtubers and Twitch streamers playing Planet Coaster lately. I love creative games and it looked like a game I would really enjoy playing, so I bought it. I have only played it for around 4 hours, I haven’t had the time to play it more. 

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Picture from Google

14 Favorite Blogger or Other Pages on the Internet

I don’t have one.

15 Favorite Thing You Have Done Lately

Every year in December my family has a dinner party where we eat the Norwegian traditional dish Smalahove. Smalahove is sheep or lamb’s head. We eat it with Kålrotstappe (mashed Rutabaga), Surkål (sauerkraut), Pinnekjøtt (salted lamb ribs), Tyttebærsyltetøy (lingonberry jam), Brun Saus (brown gravy) and potatoes. For dessert it was Karamellpudding (caramel pudding/flan) and different cakes.

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I had so much fun seeing my family again. The food was great, even though I don’t eat meat. My boyfriend really enjoyed it, it’s his 3rd time eating smalahove. He also eats the eye haha.

❤ -Rakel

15th Favorite of the Moment #3

15th Favorites of the Moment is a monthly bookish favorites TAG made by me. Instead of doing the monthly favorites at the end of the month. I’m going to do it half way through the month on the 15th with 15 questions.

1 Favorite Book

Red Seas Under Red Skies, book 2 in The Gentleman Bastards series. Book 1 The Lies of Locke Lamora was my favorite last month. I’m not far into book 2 and I already loving it.

2 Favorite Book Character

I don’t have a new character. It is still Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen from The Gentleman Bastards. 

3 Favorite Book Cover

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff & The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore & Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco & Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh & Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

4 Favorite Book on Your Wish List

Heartless by Marissa Meyer & Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan & Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

5 Favorite Book Genre

I was reading thrillers and more spooky books at the end of October. I really enjoyed reading thrillers, and it’s not a genre I usually pick up and read.

6 Favorite Place to Read

In bed, and listening to audiobooks while doing things.

7 Favorite Food

Persimmons. It is my favorite fruit, I can eat several of them every day. I ❤ PERSIMMON! Sadly they aren’t being sold a lot in the stores here.

8 Favorite Drink

Hot chocolate, same as the last 15th favorites.

9 Favorite Random Thing

I fell in love with this dark blue bookcase from IKEA. I want to have a bookcase at my boyfriend’s place, but sadly I don’t think he has room for it. I need a place for my books if I’m going to live with him. 

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10 Favorite TV Series / Movie

Me and my BF have been watching Luke Cage on Netflix. The show is good, but Jessica Jones is still my favorite in that universe.

11 Favorite Youtuber / Twitch Streamer

Deligracy. She is a Youtuber and Twitch streamer that mainly plays the Sims. She is really good at building and interior design. I love her personality, she is such a sweet person. I also really love her Sims Letsplays, they are always full of drama and have fun and dramatic story lines.

12 Favorite Music / Podcast

A lot of youtubers have been talking about Hamilton, and I’m like ehh I don’t really like musicals. But there is one song that got stuck in my head, and I have been singing it constantly lately. Now I actually like some of the Hamilton songs.

Another random song that’s been stuck in my head is Jolene by Dolly Parton haha.

13 Favorite Game / Board Game

City Living expansion pack for The Sims 4. I have written more about it in my Life Update #3 post HERE. The update has a lot of pictures from my game, if you are interested.

14 Favorite Blogger or Other Pages on the Internet

I don’t have one.

15 Favorite Thing You Have Done Lately

This is easy, my birthday party that I had last Saturday. I had a small party with 3 girlfriends. We ate a lot of food and cake, and talked for hours. It was so much fun.

I’m the one to the right. I was wearing a dress, but you can’t see because of the blanket haha, yeah I was cold. 

15th Favorites At the Moment #1

15th Favorites at the Moment is a monthly bookish favorites TAG made by me. Instead of doing the monthly favorites at the end of the month. I’m going to do it half way through the month. 15 questions on the 15th of every month. 

1 Favorite Book

I’m going to finish The Winner’s Crime today by Marie Rutkoski. It is the last book in The Winner’s Trilogy. This trilogy is sooo good. You need to read it if you like YA fantasy.

2 Favorite Book Character

Roshar from The Winner’s Trilogy. He is hilarious and a sassy character. And he is an interesting character. He has this weird friendship with Arin where you don’t know if they like each other or not. And you don’t know if you can trust him. 

3 Favorite Book Cover

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I love this book cover. I love how the dust jacket is transparent, and you can see the book behind it. I have to buy Gemina in hardback too when it comes out.

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4 Favorite Book on Your Wish List

Gemina book 2 in The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I can’t wait to read it.

5 Favorite Book Genre

I have been really into fantasy lately. And wanting to read epic/high fantasy. And also wanting to read middle grade fantasy.

6 Favorite Place to Read

In bed, before I sleep. As always.

7 Favorite Food

Tortilla chips.

8 Favorite Drink

Ginger tea with rice milk. This has been my favorite drink for a long time.

9 Favorite Random Thing

Amino, an app on your phone. Where you can join different communities and chat with people and talk about your interests. I’m on the Books Amino community.

10 Favorite TV Series / Movie

Stranger Things is my new favorite series. It is on Netflix. I watched the whole season 1 in just a couple of days, and I’m not a TV watcher. Everyone raves about this series, and that is for a good reason.

I have also been watching How To Get Away With Murder. I’m almost done with season 1. That series is also really interesting. 

11 Favorite Youtuber / Twitch Streamer

The Sim Supply. It is a channel with letsplays of the Sims game. I love his channel and I have been a subscriber for many years. His new series ( maybe not that new, it’s already 33 parts ) called The Sims 4 Dine Out – Rags to Riches is so much fun to watch.

12 Favorite Music / Podcast

Favorite song at the moment is Miike Snow – Genghis Khan. I love the music video too.

13 Favorite Game / Board Game

I have been playing a lot of Sims 4. City Living is going to be AWESOME. I can’t wait.

14 Favorite Blogger or Other Pages on the Internet

I found this hilarious blog uglyhousephotos.com Go check out their Design Through the Decades.

15 Favorite Thing You Have Done Lately

I was at a family get together recently. I had so much fun.