ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS // IT ENDS WITH US

This discussion contains mild spoilers regarding the theme and plot in It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. If you are interested in reading that book, I wouldn’t recommend you reading this discussion. I would, however, not recommend this book to anyone and I gave it 2/5 stars. I thought the romance was done very poorly. I did not enjoy the majority of it, but it did change my views and leave me with an important message I want to discuss. Continue reading

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA

(Danish version bellow // dansk version nedenunder)

simon vs.JPG‘Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli, published by Balzer + Bray, 2015, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Høst og Søn for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Simon is in the closet and in love with a guy on the internet. He has amazing friends, and a great family, but he feels really nervous about telling them he’s gay. Besides coming out as homosexual, is this book also about friendship, family, first love and about finding and accepting yourself (your sexuality but also in general). Continue reading

MOST LIKELY TO… WITH TILDA

Tilda is currently staying with me in Copenhagen, so we decided it’d be fun to do a collab together. We have created some book inspired question to see who’s most likely to… which also gives you the opportunity to get to know her a little better. She has the amazing blog Tildareads, and we did a second part of her blog, so go check that out afterwards 😉

Who’s most likely to… ruin a book?

Fiona: Fiona
Tilda: Fiona

F: On accident or for bookstagram?
T: Both I guess? I mean you did burn a book for a picture…
F: I have some who are damaged by snow as well.
T: Exactly.
F: But I never ruin them on accident.
T: Yeah me neither but I don’t normally ruin them for Instagram either.
F: What about coffee?
T: IT’S HAPPENED TWICE YOU STILL BURNED A BOOK Continue reading

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING BY NICOLA YOON

(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

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‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon, published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2015, 3/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Carlsen for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Everything Everything follows Maddie, who suffers from an incurable disease which means she’s basically allergic to the world. She can’t leave her house and lives there alone with her mom. One day a new family next door moves in, including a boy called Olly. They slowly start to contact each other and Maddie experiences her first relationship with a person her age. Continue reading

PUTTING PEOPLE IN BOXES, SHARE LOVE

Today I watched the Danish commercial called All That We Share, and I highly encourage you all to watch it as well. With all the things going on right now, it hit me right in the feels and made me both very happy and sad. I hope you will all watch it and remember to spread all the love you can. ❤

 

WORST BOOKS OF 2016

I recently shared my favorite books of the year (link), and now it is time to talk about the worst. I read so many amazing books this year, but some did disappoint, and today I am here to talk about them. These are the ones that disappointed me the most, the ones that failed my expectations. Let’s get into it! Continue reading

HAMILTON CHALLENGE | bookstagram and read-a-long

I have collaborated with my best bookstagram (and blog) buddy Tilda, from tildareads, and we have created a Hamilton bookstagram challenge. It is taking place from February 1st to March 17th and there is a challenge for each song. To participate post your pictures under the hashtag #HAMTILOMECHALLENGE. I am really looking forward to seeing all of your pictures and I will of course feature some of my favorites on my Instagram (@bookwormwholived). If you haven’t listened to Hamilton (first of all, what are you doing?? Get on that, it’s amazing!) you can of course still participate in the challenges, you just won’t understand the references to the songs – we can still have great fun though.

We are also doing a read-a-long for ‘Hamilton: The Revolution’. We will each day read the song of the day (including all the essays etc. up to that point), and then have daily discussions in a chat group on Instagram (contact me or Tilda and we will add you!).  Continue reading

Cover, premise or blurb? discussion

I have lately been thinking about the marketing behind a book, and what matters the most to me when I decide to buy a book. Is it the cover, the premise or blurbs?

I’ll first just quickly define it all, because I have seen some getting confused by it: the cover is obviously how the book is designed, how it looks. The premise is a resume of the book, a little text that describes some of the storyline. Blurbs are quotes from news papers, blogs and authors telling what they thought of the book.

The question is then, when you are browsing a bookstore, what is the thing that convinces you to pick up and buy a book? Continue reading