Sunday Weekly Update #5 | Easter – Tome Topple Readathon |

week in books

Currently reading:

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – On page 246 of 500

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – On page 478 of 643

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – 06h34m of 11h

Blankets by Craig Thompson – On page 240 of 582

Recently finished:

Nothing

Reading next:

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

week in blog posts

Sunday: Sunday Weekly Update #4 |Cabin Trip – Tome Topple Readathon|

Monday: Spring 2017 Wishlist – Books

Thursday: Top 5 Wednesday April 12th: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

diary

Monday:

Today my mom and I went to the mall because I needed to take some photo booth pictures for a document. So glad I have finally done it. I found a really pretty gold mirror in one of the interior design shops. It would have looked great above the sofa in Emil’s apartment. Too bad it was way over my price range, 2500 NRK – $300. I was almost scared to go out today because of the recent threat of terror. Last week a big truck drove down and killed a lot of people in Sweden and this week they found a bomb in Oslo. After the mall I didn’t do much, other than posting a blog post and read. I read in The Final Empire for the Tome Topple readathon all evening, and manage to read 90 pages. That is a lot for me. I also started Blankets, and read 130 pages in that book too.

Tome Topple Readathon day 4: The Final Empire 288 of 643 pages, The Book Thief 4h07m of 11h & Blankets 133 of 582.

Tuesday:

Today I haven’t done anything special other than my weekly Tuesday appointment. I started writing this week’s T5W post, and read a bit in my book. Lol, at this rate I’m not going to finish all of the tomes for this readathon. I’m already behind with 200 pages or so.

Tome Topple Readathon day 5: The Final Empire 342 of 643 pages, The Book Thief 4h31m of 11h & Blankets 240 pages of 582.

Wednesday:

I have done a lot lately so I needed a day to relax, that is very important when you have ME/CFS. I have planted some of my sprouted herbs into gravel. My plan was to post this week’s T5W today since it is Wednesday, but my cousin and her family came for a surprise visit. I ended up having to postpone it one day. In the evening I took a bath, watched YT and read in The Final Empire.

Tome Topple Readathon day 6: The Final Empire 408 of 643 pages, The Book Thief 4h51m of 11h & Blankets 240 of 582.

Thursday:

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Today I visited my friend Maria and her sister Linn. We made some waffles, and they tasted delicious. Norwegian waffles are not the same as American or Belgian waffles, they are skinnier and in another shape. It was a fun evening, I always love seeing Linn and Maria. After the girls night I went to Emil’s apartment, because I’m going to stay here the whole Easter. I didn’t read anything today because I was tired and I wanted to spend time with Emil.

Tome Topple Readathon day 7: Didn’t read anything.

Friday:

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Today I haven’t done much, only been inside the apartment. Around noon my mom and my cousin came for a visit. He is staying at my parents house for a couple of days. We served the leftover waffles from yesterday and coffee. In the evening we made some Indian food and watched A Series of Unfortunate Events. Later in the night we watched the whole Zodiac movie. It was really interesting, especially how they chose to have the colors yellow and blue going through the whole movie. What was the meaning behind that? Now I want to research more about the Zodiac killer, haha. I didn’t read anything today either, ah this readathon is going to shit. I was doing ok, but now I’m really falling behind.

Tome Topple Readathon day 8: Didn’t read anything.

Saturday:

We haven’t done anything special today either. We are just relaxing and spending time together this Easter. Earlier today we watched the first episodes in the new season of Attack on Titan. That anime is really good, and we have been waiting for a new season for years. We also finished A Series of Unfortunate events. I really liked the adaptation. I need to finish the book series, but I have gotten kind of bored with it. In the evening Emil played Zelda and I read in The Final Empire.

Tome Topple Readathon day 9: The Final Empire 478 of 643 pages, The Book Thief 5h37m of 11h & Blankets 240 of 582.

Sunday:

So far today I haven’t done much. I’m rushing to finish this post because we are going to Emil’s dad for dinner, and we are leaving in 30 min. Hope you had a great Easter

❤ -Rakel

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Sunday Weekly Update #4 |Cabin Trip – Tome Topple Readathon|

week in books

Currently reading:

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – On page 246 of 500.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – On page 167 of 385.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – On page 128 of 643

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – 03h12m of 11h

Recently finished:

Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher – 3 stars

#famous by Jilly Gagnon – 2.5 stars

Reading next:

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

week in blog posts

Sunday: Sunday Weekly Update #3

Monday: April 2017 To Be Read – HUGE TBR!

Wednesday: Top 5 Wedneday April 5th: Top SFF Books on Your TBR

diary

Monday:

I have been very productive today when it comes to writing blog posts. I have finished up and posted my April TBR. I have also written this week’s T5W, and started a review of Holding Up The Universe. I will hopefully finish it before Friday. Other than working on some blog posts, I haven’t done much today. My mom and I went for a walk around the neighborhood. I can’t believe that I put 12 books on this month’s TBR. That is way too ambitious for me, I usually only read half of that. It’s especially crazy since I’m doing more now than I used to do before. In the evening I just played Dishonored for a couple of hours, and read 70 pages in Grave Peril. I’m on page 262.

Tuesday:

Today I went to my weekly Tuesday appointment. In the car to the appointment I read in Grave Peril. I need to finish it before the Tome Topple readathon starts. The book is starting to grow on me, even though the writing still isn’t my favorite. In the evening my Emil (bf) and I watched the first episode of season 3 of Rick and Morty. If you haven’t watched that show, you need to. It is FANTASTIC! After that we watched Twin Peaks. Before bed I finished up the T5W post for tomorrow. I’m also starting to not feel good, my body is aching. I hope I’m not getting sick, that would be terrible.

Wednesday:

Today I met my friend Maria in town and we grabbed a coffee together. We choose to try out Starbucks. I have never been to Starbucks before, only on holiday out of the country. The only Starbucks in town is pretty new, or have been here for just a few years. I ordered a latte and a brownie, the brownie was almost too sweet but it tasted alright. After Starbucks we went shopping and bought myself a new lipstick. I wanted to try out a liquid lipstick in a brownish tone for a while now. I ended up on buying a NYX Liquid Suede liquid lipstick in the color Soft Spoken. I also bought a new pair of pair of pants that I’m planning on using this weekend. I have to mention this weird thing that happened to us. When we were on our way out of the mall, there was this guy, probably around 18-20 years old, so younger than me. He was standing in the hallway that you use to exit the mall. When we walked past him he shouted after us; You, you with the glasses, you are kind of cute! (something like that, translated from Norwegian). I didn’t answer and just kept on walking, so he shouted it several times. It was a really weird and creepy situation. Have something like this happened to you? Before bed I read in Grave Peril. I’m almost finished with the book now.

Thursday:

I had a big plan to be very productive today, writing some blog posts, pack everything that I need for the trip this weekend, take a bath, reading and finishing Grave Peril and other things. But something happened that stole all of my energy. So I only manage to start the review of Holding up the Universe, write down some of my diary this week and taking a bath. I also manage to pack a little bit of clothes. When I was packing a decor item made of glass that was standing on a shelf in my room, fell down and broke in 1000 pieces. This was just the topping of bad things that happened this day. I loved that thing because my mom got it from her sister when they were young. It meant a lot to us because my aunt died a couple of years ago. I’m sad it broke because of the sentimental reason and that I really liked the look of it. I’m so tired tonight that I didn’t manage to finish Grave Peril, even though I only have 20 pages left. My TBR for this month is already going to shit, lol.

Friday:

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This weekend Emil and I, and some friends of us are going on a cabin trip to Norefjell. Today I packed up the rest of the things I need for the trip, and just relaxed and saved some energy for the weekend. In the evening Emil picked me up and we drove for 1 ½ hours to the mountain. It is my first time here, because the cabin was built after I got ill. The cabin is really nice with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and it wasn’t as cold as I had expected it would be. I’m not going to need all the warm clothes I packed haha. After we got settled in we made some tacos for dinner, and just talked and played some cards. Today is also the first day of the Tome Topple Readathon. I have started two tomes for the readathon: The Final Empire and The Book Thief.

What I read today for the Tome Topple Readathon: The last 20 pages of Grave Peril, 44 pages of The Last Empire and 1h22m of The Book Thief.

Saturday:

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In the morning before I was up, the boys went to ski at the ski center. Victoria and I was home with the dogs, and just relaxed and talked. I also read 60 pages in The Final Empire, I’m liking it so far. Many hours later when the boys came home we grilled some food and ate dinner. In the evening we played “Rykte Går” (I don’t know what the English version is called). That game was so much fun, and we played it for hours. We stayed up really late so I didn’t read anything more in my book.

What I read today for the Tome Topple Readathon: 60 pages of The Last Empire and 1h22m of The Book Thief.

Sunday:

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In the morning we packed up all of our things and cleared out the cabin before driving home. In the car on the way home I read 30 pages of The Final Empire. Now it is later in the day and I’m sitting in my room writing this blog post. The rest of the day I’ll just relax and watch some YT and read in my book.

❤ -Rakel

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Sunday Weekly Update #3

week in books

Currently reading:

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – On page 246 of 500.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – On page 167 of 385.

Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher – On page 148 of 378

#famous by Jilly Gagnon – 04h15m of 6h18m

Recently finished:

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi – 3 stars

The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) by Lev Grossman – 3 stars

Reading next:

Continue what I’m already reading

week in blog posts

Sunday: Sunday Weekly Update #2 | Makeup – Reading Slump – Party

Monday: Tome Topple Readathon – To Be Read

Wednesday: Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies – The Gentleman Bastards #2 by Scott Lynch | Fantasy |

Friday: March 2017 Monthly Wrap Up – What I Read This Month

diary

Monday: Today I had an appointment in town. It has been a lot of appointments lately. Hopefully this will be the last one for a while. After the appointment I met my mom at a cafe, and when we finished our coffee we went shopping. I bought myself a spring jacket. I really needed it because it was sunny and hot outside, and my winter jacket was killing me in the heat. Plus the jacket looked really cool. In the evening I have been writing and posting a blog post, and been watching the latest episode of Big Little Lies. Omg that show is good! Can’t wait for the next and final episode, I need to know what happens. Before bed I read and finished Shatter Me. The book really grew on me, and I actually think I might continue reading the series. I’m not 100% sure yet if I’ll give it 3 or 3.5 stars.

Tuesday: Today I went to my weekly Thursday appointment. When I came home my energy level was still good, so my BF and I went to the library. I borrowed Blanket, a graphic novel for the Tome Topple readathon that starts April 7th. I can’t believe that going out twice in one day would go so well. Just a few months back I would get really exhausted and fatigued. Since the drive to the appointment takes around 45 minutes each way, I like to have a book with me. I needed a new book since I finished Shatter Me yesterday, and I choose to pick up Grave Peril by Jim Butcher. I own almost every book in the Dresden Files series. It was about time to continue with the series.

Wednesday: All I have done today is watch YT and Girls. I hate the character Hannah, she is so incredibly unlikable. But the show itself is good. It took me several hours of procrastination to finish up my review and post it. Not the most productive day. I’m on page 108 in Grave Peril. I like it so far. The books are supposed to get better, so I hope that this one is better than the previous books. I also finished The Magicians. It was ok. I haven’t figured out how many stars to give it yet. I also started a new audiobook, #famous. I needed a short audiobook that I can finish before the Tome Topple readathon.

Thursday: Today I met one of my best friends Fredrik in town and, we got a coffee together. It feels so great to finally be able to meet my friends again, and go out to a coffee place. I have been very isolated at home the last years because of my illness (M.E.). Since I don’t have a driver’s license my mom picked me up, and on the way home my brother and his girlfriend arrived with the train. It was really nice to see my brother again, I haven’t seen him in a while. Before bed I read a few pages in Grave Peril.

Friday: In the evening I went to an open brewery at my dad’s brewery. The open brewery means that people can come and buy their beer at the small pub inside the brewery, you can also get a tour where they show how they brew. I went with my BF, mom, aunt, brother and his girlfriend. It was a fun evening.

Saturday: Today the whole family + my aunt and cousin went out to eat at an Indian restaurant. The food was excellent, I think I ate too much. It was a really nice evening and we need to do it again soon.

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Sunday: Today I haven’t done much. My brother, his girlfriend, my boyfriend and I played a board game together. After that I went for a walk, and now I’m writing this blog post. I haven’t been reading a lot this week, so I want to pick up a book and read for some hours later in the evening.

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❤ -Rakel

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Sunday Weekly Update #2 | Makeup – Reading Slump – Party

week in books

Currently Reading:

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – On page 246 of 500.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – On page 167 of 385.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi – On page 224 of 338.

The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) by Lev Grossman – 11h30m of 14h.

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❤ -Rakel

-How has your week been?