For the last 9 days or so I've read a total of only 50 pages. I haven't had a reader's block in a while, but this one hit like a truck. I've had some rather big developments in my life recently (read: a puppy AND a new job!) so I'm just gonna go ahead and … Continue reading Writer’s block. Errr, I mean, reader’s block. Or both? Send hjälp.
Processed with VSCO with kk1 preset It took roughly four sunny days to accumulate the motivation to write this blogpost, and today it's snowing again in Helsinki - a perfect day to snuggle in bed and write. Conversations with Friends is Sally Rooney's debut novel and it's extremely addictive. I couldn't put it down, I … Continue reading Conversations with Friends
No spoilers, because I'm a good person. I know, I know. Everyone and their grandma has read or seen (or both!) Normal People. If you haven't yet, I'm just gonna go ahead and assume you live under a rock. Or you've been busy. Or had other priorities. Aaaanyway. I did something that I've probably never … Continue reading Normal People
In 'The Nordic Theory of Everything', Anu Partanen discusses the differences between living in a Nordic country (Finland 🇫🇮) and the U.S. 🇺🇸The book is divided into nine chapters, which include an array of different topics such as education, universal health, family, and love. When I moved to Finland five and a half years ago … Continue reading The Nordic Theory of Everything
A grey and rainy Monday calls for a warm cup of tea and curling up in bed with my favorite book... in an ideal world, that is. I hope this blog post motivates you to get past your Monday Blues! 'Born a crime' was one of my favorite birthday gifts from last year. To be … Continue reading Born A Crime
*Disclaimer: Contains spoilers As someone who isn't into politics but very into current events, the start of 'No is not enough' was smooth and easy to follow. It's written by Naomi Klein, an author and social activist and someone who criticizes corporate globalization & capitalism. Her writing style is extremely admirable. The book was first … Continue reading NO Is Not Enough
*Disclaimer: Contains spoilers I had a phase in which my mind would change quite often about which book is my favorite of all time. When I was 17 I read The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) and no matter what I read after, nothing could top it. It even contains one of my favorite quotes of … Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover