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reading, writing and photographing is my life (accompanied by some awesome background music)


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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Amazing movie. Or, maybe I should say it was fantastic? I very much enjoyed it.

Kinda surprised about the amount of younger kids though. They had their parents with them so, of course, they had all the right to see it and I’m definitely not complaining in any way. Hope they liked it. I’m just a bit surprised, partly because the movie is in English and although it had Swedish subs, based on my experience with kids in those ages, I’d think they’d have a bit of a problem keeping up with the language. Also, it’s not really written for a younger audience. Not that young, at least. Teenage and up feels more fitting. But, as I said, if they liked it that’s great!

I’m a big Harry Potter-fan and I’ve read all the books – in Swedish, although I bought Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in English so that will be my first by J.K. Rowling to read in the original language – and watched all the movies so I was really looking forward to this one. It did reach my expectations. Another surprise there. It was exciting and funny. The animations was fantastic. I honestly had no idea Johnny Depp would be in it or Colin Farrell for that matter. Eddie Redmayne fitted the role of Newt Scamander perfectly and I think Dan Fogler absolutely deserves some credit, too.

I would love to see even more movies in this universe.

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A to Z bookish survey

Since I have nothing better to do at the moment (actually I’ve searched everywhere for this specific certificate I need for a job application but I can’t find it so now I’m taking a break) I decided to have some fun with a A to Z survey about books.

Props for this survey goes to The Perpetual Page-Turner who designed it.

Author you’ve read the most books from:
J.K. Rowling. I read a lot of different authors and, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve read more books from a single author than her. Yet!

Best sequel ever:
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. This was a tough one though because I often think of book series as a whole.

Currently reading:
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, I’m extremely behind on this one. I weren’t sure if I wanted to read these at first but after watching all the movies I decided to give them a chance.

Drink of choice while reading:
I don’t really drink anything while reading a book. Too afraid I’ll accidentally spill something and ruin the book!

E-reader or physical book?
Physical book. No question about it.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:
Roth from The Dark Elements-trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout. He’s such a bad boy but he still cares, even if he shows it in his own way.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
Love Life by Ray Kluun. It’s not really the genre I go for but I was recommended it and I’m so happy I read it. It’s an amazingly well-written and heartfelt story about when he lost his wife to cancer.

Hidden gem book:
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. I don’t know if it can be classified as a hidden gem exactly… for anyone reading in Swedish I would like to mention Tre trappor upp med hiss by Maria Gripe.

Important moment in your reading life:
When I was still young and dad would read the same books to me every night, over and over again. Thanks, dad!

Just finished:
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout. You’re welcome to read my review of it here.

Kinds of books you won’t read:
I’d like to say autobiographies, crime and chic-lit. But there’s always some exemptions.

Longest book you’ve read:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. I read it in Swedish and it was 1001 pages long.

Major book hangover because of:
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Number of bookcases you own:
5. Four big ones and one smaller containing all my paperbacks.

One book you have read multiple times:
A Villain’s Night Out by Margaret Mahy. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has kids.

Preferred place to read:
Anywhere? I don’t really care as long as I’m not being disturbed. In my bed, at the dinner table, walking somewhere (warning: reading while walking can be dangerous) etc.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“I lost myself the moment I found you.” from White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Reading regret:
Not yet having read The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The thing is I’ve owned the books for several years but I still haven’t read them. I feel kinda bad about it.

Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series):
Jennifer Scales by MaryJanice Davidson (I think all books are out in this one) and The Noble Dead Saga by Barb & J.C. Hendee. Those are the series I can think of right now that I haven’t finished.

Three of your all-time favorite books:
I don’t do favorites so I’m just going to pass on this one. Sorry.

Unapologetic fangirl for:
Harry Potter. I grew up reading those books and I totally wanted to go to Hogwarts. Maybe they’re looking for new teachers?

Very excited for this release more than all the others:
None at the moment. Currently reading series which I’m sort of behind in so the next books are already out.

Worst bookish habit:
I tend to read way too many books at the same time. Like, right now my pile consists of only three books but it’s been around seven and more. I should really learn to read one book at a time.

X marks the spot; start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Your latest book purchase:
Seraph of the End volume 1 by Takaya Kagami. It’s a manga novel. The original title is Owari no Seraph.

Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up way late):
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. I remember I had work the day after but I just needed to finish the book and I ended up only getting like 2 hours worth of sleep.