Thursday, June 22, 2017

GET YOUR FREAK ON! TAG



I have that About Me -page here on my blog but I thought that this tag would be a funny way to tell you guys a little bit more about me, with 15 small questions for me to answer! So hello everyone reading this, that's me on the picture.

What's a nickname only your family calls you?
Well uhm I can't figure any English word for it but I'm the one in our family who always goes straight to the refrigerator to get something to eat. So I guess the word glutton is closest to the one they call me. But also my sister calls me hanska which is glove in English :D

What's a weird habit of yours?
Weird habit huh? Can't think of anything that would be weird for me but my fiance always says that it's weird how I can't concentrate on reading without any noise on the background. I can't read if there's a complete silence. There's always TV, radio or my kids making noise while I read. If there's a complete silence, my thoughts start to scatter and I don't remember anything I've been reading.

Do you have any weird phobias?
Bare feet. I just can't handle any bare feet, not even my own. And it's always horrible when I have to clip my own nails or even my kids. 

What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you're alone?
I'm barely never alone but when I'm driving my car alone, I just blast anything that's coming from radio. There's nothing specific that I love at the moment, except maybe despacito!

What's one of your biggest pet peeves?
Big crowds of people.

What's one of your nervous habits?
I bite my fingernails whenever I'm nervous. It's bad and I shouldn't do that but it's something I can't get rid of. 

What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Left side at the moment. Always the side that's closer to the door.

What was your first stuffed animal & it's name?
It's a little bear that has some weird "stones" inside it. I think I called it 'Ville' when I was little. Now it's one of my son's favorite bears.

What's the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
I have never been at starbucks.

What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
I'm pretty sure there's no beauty rule I preach.

Which way do you face in the shower?
My back against the shower, never face against it.

Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'?
Does it count that my elbows turns around when I straighten my arms?

What's your favorite 'comfort food'/food thats 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways?
Chips and dip♥ And also hamburger meals♥

What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?
Oh fuck. (really bad habit)

Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
Pyjama pants and tank top, in winter also socks. Sometimes I wear socks at summer too since it's not always warm here.

I hope you enjoyed reading this! :)

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

SALT TO THE SEA

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TITLE: Salt to the Sea
AUTHOR: Ruta Sepetys
GENRES: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
PAGES: 393
PUBLISHED: February 2nd 2016
PUBLISHER: Philomel Books


SYNOPSIS

Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.

Yet not all promises can be kept.

Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.


WHAT I THINK

This book is a historical fiction based on real life events. In this book there's 4 young people who all have different backgrounds and they all come from different places. But all of them ends up at the same ship, Wilhelm Gustloff, more or less together. They all meet together in different circumstances and they all end up kind of staying together.

I love everything that's related to history somehow. I have always been interested in every war, everything that has happened in the past, no matter where it has been happened, it's super interesting. So clearly when I found out about this book, I was super keen to get my hands on it and read it. And so it happened that I found it from my local library as an audiobook! But I really loved this book and I will be buying it at some point and re-read this.

I think that every history related book that I have read, has gotten 5/5 stars and this one is no exception. I was hooked right from the beginning and stayed on that very same hook until the end. I was left to hope something more for the ending but not enough to give 4 stars. Still I would have loved to get to know a little bit more but I'm happy with what I got.

It is a heartbreaking story about war but what else could it be? With they all telling their stories from their points of view, we get to know every one of them, we get to bond with them. I loved every main character but I did fell for Shoe Poet and Wandering Boy too! What amazing characters! Rutas writing is amazing and I'll be checking Rutas other work too!


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL

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TITLE: If I was your girl
AUTHOR: Meredith Russo
GENRES: Young Adult, GLBT, Contemporary, Romance
PAGES: 304
PUBLISHED: June 1st 2016 
PUBLISHER: Usborne Publishing


SYNOPSIS

'Important and brave. Read this wonderful book, just read it.' -- Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school.

Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in love with.

Amanda has a secret.

At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out.

A book about loving yourself and being loved for who you really are.


WHAT I THINK

In this book we follow the life of Amanda's. She moves in with his dad to a new town to get a totally fresh start in life. But Amanda does have a secret with her, back at her old shcool she was called Andrew.

This book is just amazing! I want to recommend it to each and everyone who haven't read this yet. It just simply is a must read for everyone.

There's parts that are from Amanda's past before Lambertville and parts that focus on the future. I really liked this kind of reading and the fact that all the parts from past are directly marked and the reader always knows where we are going during the story.
If I was your girl really made me go through the whole rainbow of feelings: from sad to happy to all the way being super angry. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm a parent for soon three kids and I hate all kinds of inequality but some of Amanda's fathers comments really made me see red and I'm not surprised that it made her feel that way. But of course every person is different and even though I don't mind my kids' gender etc, someone else does. But luckily her dad has some super grate moments too!
Amanda does indeed find love at her new school which made me so happy but at the same time it kept me on my toes and I wasn't able to think that it'll last. But how cute they are together! And what a complete idt that Parker guy is, grr I'd love to punch him. As the story continues, I started to think that maybe they will understand each others, maybe they both have rough backgrounds. And I have to admit that all my life I have been thinking the same as Grant: girls really are complicated! 
This one keeps you hooked to the end of the story and trust me: it really is worth the time.

All in all I give this book a solid 5/5. I don't regret reading this at all, not even a little bit. I think I might have something more about this subject than I knew before and that is only a good thing.



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