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  1. Your Book Activity - March 2021

    I'm reading The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. It's a "buddyread", a group of readers on Instagram reading it together, and I just finished this week's bit of the book.
  2. Ian's reading 2021

    That means I probably have to read Troubled Blood as a physical book, rather than listening to the audiobook. I've listened to most of this series as audiobooks. Only I tend to get impatient because I can read so much faster than I can listen..
  3. Chrissy's Reading 2021 and Beyond

    It's been a while.. lovely to see you too!
  4. Chrissy's Reading 2021 and Beyond

    Why would you miss all those good books just because they're YA?
  5. Sara's UN challenge

    Sorry JudyM for not answering you sooner- I have set the criteria for my challenge that an author is to be born in the country I wish to cross off my list, and I like it best if that author also has lived in said country as an adult, at least for a short period of time. But I have looked at Marina Lewyckas book now and then and it seems interesting, I haven't read it yet though.
  6. Sara's UN challenge

    Added some more books I've read for this challenge. By now, I think one lifetime isn't enough to complete this. Still, every now and then I read a book for this.
  7. What's the weather like?

    Sunny spring weather. No snow anymore, open sea- no more ice. If this is global warming, I might accept it.
  8. What's up in March? - 2015

    Studying is nice to do when you've had a break from it for .. let's just say several years. But next week won't be so nice, I have to hold a presentation about what I've done so far. It's not that I haven't been doing what I should (only I could have done more of course) but it all looks so confusing now that I have to try and explain it to other people. I hope everyone is doing more or less what they want to, and you are enjoying yourselves!
  9. What's Up In November? - 2014

    Well done! The world needs blood donors!
  10. What's Up In November? - 2014

    Happy birthday!
  11. Hope all other winners are just as happy as I am- my book was in the mail yesterday!
  12. My books were in the mail yesterday! Congratulations to bobblybear and Athena, too.
  13. Books set in book shops?

    There's Laurence Cossé's book, original in French, "Au Bon Roman", I read it in Swedish "Drömbokhandeln", a good translation, it seems to be available in English as "A Novel Bookstore".
  14. What's Up In November? - 2014

    A light sprinkle of snow this morning, a nice change from the soggy grey yesterday. I will accompany three boys to an activity park this afternoon. I'm planning to study, not do any "activities"- I've taken up the economics studies again that I never finished, plus I'm studying what might be called "Information Studies" in English. That's what you need to study to work in a library- all of the studies I need are available as Open University courses and online, and if I manage to keep at it I'll be a librarian in 2016! I might be a Bachelor of economics in 2015. But somehow, that doesn't have the same appeal to me. Anyway, I've found a sympathetic teacher, am almost done sorting out the paperwork of it all, and am doing some assignments the teacher thought would be good to refresh my memory of my previous studies. Oh! And I had some mail yesterday- the books that I won in the Halloween competition! Yay!
  15. Merging Bookshelves in a Relationship

    In our house, it's me and the older son who read.. but my shelves are mine, and his are his. We may borrow books from each other, but it's always clear whose book it is. The few books my husband has, he keeps on his shelf next to his desk, they're mostly "engineering stuff". I wonder what I would have done if I had married a reader? I'm guessing separate shelves.. on the other hand, it's been 20 years since me and my husband met, and most stuff in our house is now "ours". Maybe that would have happened with books as well.
  16. What's the weather like?

    - 2 degrees C, calm and lots of stars out tonight when I went jogging.
  17. Good idea for a book in Finnish! Haven't read in Finnish since June.
  18. Halloween reads?

    I think autumn is a good season for spooky or scary reading. "We have always lived in the castle" by Shirley Jackson was a nice scary book that I read for Halloween one year. This year I might read "The ghost riders of Ordebec" by Fred Vargas.
  19. I like ghosts! Or maybe all of the alternatives mentioned. But no, ghosts are the best!
  20. Can I be entered, please!
  21. At what age did you start reading horror?

    I can't remember exactly, I must have read scary children's books and ghost stories for children. But I know I was 12 when I read my first Stephen King!
  22. My biggest fear, and the worst thing that could happen to me, would be not seeing my children grow up. Aside from that, waking up because a mouse runs over me in bed would also be horrible. So most nights, the family cat sleeps next to my bed. No, not IN it, he has so much hair that he wouldn't find it comfortable, but too warm. (No, no mouse has ever been even close to my bed, but still..)
  23. What cheered you up today?

    Today the whole house is clean, or as clean as it needs be. A joint family effort, and it really cheers me up.
  24. Are you the main reader in your life?

    I have some people around me who read- my parents, though not as much as I do. The older one of my boys reads a lot, and he will probably read as much as I do in a few years. My former boss might read even more than I do. Many friends and acquaintances read, but none of them read as much as I do, but they seem to like talking about reading with me..
  25. Do you monitor what your children read?

    To answer Frankie's question: Since my Mum worked at the library when I was a kid, yes, a parent was almost always there when I borrowed books.. I am also almost always with my children when we go to the library, but that's for a different reason: living on the countryside in Finland nowadays means there is almost no service available on a walking or biking distance, everything requires a car ride. The library I used to borrow my books from when I was a kid is long gone. And no, I don't think the librarians would say no to a kid wanting to read an adult book in our library.