2017 MID-YEAR FREAK OUT book tag

I did this tag last year (link), and I thought it was a really nice way to talk about the books I’ve read so far. The tag has also weirdly enough gotten extremely many views lately, so here’s an updated version for you all.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

The Hate U Give is without a doubt a favorite. It was moving and has left such a big impact on me, and even though I did expect it to carry an extremely important message I didn’t expect to love is as much as I did. I highly, highly, higly recommend it!

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

There’s no doubt that is Crooked Kingdom. Six of Crows and not only did CK top that it also concluded the duology so well. Definitly the best book of the year (I know I said it was THUG, but I can’t talk about Crooked Kingdom in every question, you know.)
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SHADOW AND BONE BY LEIGH BARDUGO

(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

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Shadow and Bone is about Alina discovering she has this special power that basically means she’s destined to save the world. She gets taken away from everything she knows (including her best friend/crush Mal) to train her powers.

I’ve read and loved (!) the Six of Crows-duology, and this book just didn’t live up to those book at all. Like that is a whole other league.

Shadow and Bone is extremely fast paced and you have fun and enjoy reading it. The pages are flying by, and if I had owned all the books I probably would have marathoned the whole trilogy. Continue reading

Stories Behind the Bookstagram #2

About two weeks ago I posted my first post in this series (link hereee), where I basically tell some of the small fun stories behind some of my Bookstagram pictures. I had so much fun making it, and you guys seemed to really like it so I decided to continue on with a part 2!

This is pretty mucg the story behind every picture I ever take. They might all seem similar, but I still do it. It is needed for, when you want that perfect one. Continue reading

ALL THE PRIDE | diverse awareness

There is so much discussion about reading diverse all the time, and I too find it super important. I think of it as basically being alert that you read books that include all kinds of different people, basically just what the real world looks like. I have decided to start a new series called Diverse Recommendations (if you have any cool name suggestions it would be very appreciates). I will in each post recommend around 2 books including diversity. Since June means pride month I’ll start this series out with recommending LGBTQ+ books.

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RACISM IN THE US

As live in Denmark I have never been properly taught American history and African-American rights and racism. That also means I have learned the majority of what I know about the subject from literature and movies.

I recently finished The Hate U Give, which follows a girl from a black ghetto right after a black teenager has unfairly been killed by a policeman. It deals with a 16-year-olds daily struggles as black and a whole community’s anger and feeling of the police more being against them than with them. It really made me realize some things about many black people’s situation in the US. Continue reading

ILLUMINAE | OVERHYPED, DNF REVIEW

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset‘Illuminae’ by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015, no rating – thanks to the publisher Politken for giving me the Danish edition of this book!

Illuminae is a very popular and hyped book with a 4.32 rating on Goodreads. I can both completely understand why and then again not at all. I ended up DNF’ing it after I reached page 232. Continue reading

Stories Behind the Bookstagram

I am, as you might know, very active on my bookstagram account (link). I therefore thought it would be fun to start a new series of posts where I share small anecdotes about the pictures on my Instagram. Bookstagram’s seem very calm, aesthetic and well thought-out, but the life behind them (at least in my case) is so very different. I therefore thought it would be fun to share some stories about how some of my pictures come to life.

This picture was taken with my little sister, Cornelia, during the summer last year. Before getting a successful shot of the sheep, my sister made a plan to sneak up on the sheep with a book in her hands. What I did not realize was that in her head that meant running towards them and scaring the shit out of them. We both still laugh so hard when looking at that picture of her on the hill Needless to say that plan did not work out very well.
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HIDDEN FIGURES MOVIE REVIEW

In January (I’m very late, I know) my friend and I went to see Hidden Figures early. I was invited by HarperCollins Nordic DK and I obviously asked my best friend to join me. It was pretty early, but we were very excited to watch it. We got a great introduction, which also made us very excited about the book behind the movie.

Hidden Figures follows the story of the three mathematicians Mary, Katherine and Dorothy. They are all black women who worked as ‘computers’ at NASA. The movie takes place during the space race, and the three women did the math behind the spaceships. They weren’t given any credit for the work they did, but the book by Margot Lee Shetterly shed light on their work. The book itself is nonfiction while the movie deviates a bit. Continue reading