Auhtors, why...

I let out a breath I didn't realize I was holding...

What's up with that sentence. Authors seem to think it's magical and write it in every. single. book. There are variations of course, and of which the most obscure one was "He let out a breath I didn't realize he was holding". Now that doen't sound that weird, but the thing is the author used the same line, not twice nor thrice, but four times during a small time span.
So I started thinking that there are things like these which we don't even notice anymore. They come and go as a norm and I don't think this should be one.

Another example is from movies and tv shows. How and why is one always in the middle of the elevator when the doors close, so we see your nose for the longest?

Love at first sight. I just don't get it.
Then again if two people hate each other why should they end up together? There is a thing called friends and I like reading about them more than love triangles...

I'm sure there are people with different opinions, but these are just some of mine.


Top 5 Wednesday

October 28
Top Halloween Recs!

I will be reading these, (and I haven't read all of them earlier)
1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables
2. Dracula
3. Poes poems
4. Murder on the Oriont Express
5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd


Bookish Gift Ideas

I came to realize that the year is starting to come to an end and that means christmas is coming. The weather is cooling down, which I love, and the pressure is going to start building on what to get everyone this year.
We all have someone we just have no idea what to get and though I doubt these will work for everyone, it's the thought that counts right?

These ideas are not all bookish, but a book is not always the right things to get (maybe they don't like reading or maybe they have hundreds of books and you're not sure which they would like and/or what they already own)...

1. Coloring book. Yup, they're here again. I remember loving mandalas as a kid, and coloring the 'mindfulness' books now just bring me joy.

2. A picture book of their favorite classic. I fell in love with the illustrated Harry Potter, even though I couldn't justify bying it for only that, but I think it is a perfect gift. Now Bookworms probably already have it, (and if they don't I'm sure you are very aware of that, since they keep reminding you what a hole they have in their heart whithout it), but there are other books out there with illustrated editions. I, for example, really like the Alice in Wonderland ones I've been seing on Tumblr.

3. A notebook and pen. Or sketchbook depending on the person. And you could maybe write a letter to them on the first page.
When I get asked what I want as a gift, at times I have no idea what that would be, so a notebook is usually something I might say since I really do love them. Then again I do have alot of them laying around unused- at the moment that is.

4. A mug. With a refrence to something that is, like the 'don't let the muggles get you down' is quite clever. Or maybe one with a picture from some movie? I just think that mugs and the weather go hand in hand. The colder the weather the warmer the drink- and the more frequently we crave it.

5. A poster. Goes with the text before really...

6. If you do end up getting them a book you could make the bookmark yourself, and quotes can get you far with that task.

7. 'Coffee table book'. With the subject in something that interests them like art or TV.

8. Bookends, there are some really clever ones out there.


Top 5 Wednesday

October 21 
Top Authors You Discovered This Year

More than one book from whom I have read this year and haven't before
1. Joe Hill
2. Cassandra Clarke
3. Brian K. Vaughan
4. Randall Munroe
5. Maria V. Snyder


Series I Won't Continue

This is not updated anymore, last updated: July 9th 2019
For updated information check my Goodreads page: link

So this is a list of series I won't continue and how many books I have read from that series.
(Remember that I am in no way saying that these were bad books, some I have given very high ratings, but maybe I don't like the genre anymore or I though the first book worked perfectly as a standalone, and some I might come back to and continue, but at the moment I don't think that is likely.)

1 Sarah Plain and Tall MacLachan 1
2 Keväällä isä sai siivet Kontio 1
3 Clarice Bean Child 2
4 Ruby Redfort Child 1
5 Out of Sight, Out of Mind Kaye 3
6 Arabels Raven Aiken 1
7 Goddess Test Carter 1
8 Summer of the Wolves Kline 1
9 Pretty Little Liars Shepard 4
10 Warriors Hunter 1
11 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeffrey 6
12 Dork Diaries Russell 3
13 Boy nobody Zadoff 2
14 Matched Condie 2
15 A Wrinkle in Time L'Engle 1
16 Kirottu Koodi Remes 1
17 The Host Meyer 1
18 All Our Yesterdays Terrill 1
19 Oz Baum 3
20 Strange Angels Crow 1
21 Little Women Alcott 1
22 The Maze Runner Dashner 1
23 The Giver Lowry 1
24 Alex Rider: graphic Horowitz 4
25 Vampire Academy: Graphic Novel Mead 1
26 Falconer May 1
27 Red Pyramid Riordan 1
28 Two Lies and a Spy Carlton 1
29 Sherlock Holmes: grahpic Doyle 3
30 Sherlock Holmes Doyle 7
31 Miss Peregrines Riggs 1
32 Tempest Cross 1
33 Dash and Lily's Book of Dares Cohn 1
34 Uninvited Jordan 1
35 Forest of Hands and Teeth Ryan 1
36 Defiance Redwine 1
37 Saga Vaughan 5
38 The Thief Turner 1
39 Fallen Kate 1
40 Veren Vimma Lehtolainen 1
41 Alianated Landers 2
42 Eragon Paolini 1
43 Rat Queens Wiebe 1
44 Lament Stiefvater 1
45 False Memory Krokos 1
46 Every Day Levithan 1
47 Punainen kuin veri Simukka 1
48 Delirium Oliver 1
49 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Saenz 1
50 The Colour of Magic Pratchett 1
51 Secret Circle Smith 1
52 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Valente 1
53 Series of Unfortunate Events Snicket 1
54 Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Twain 2
55 City of Ember DuPrau 1
56 Isle of the Lost
57 Howl's Moving Castle Jones 1
58 The Summer I Turned Pretty Han 1
59 Geek Girl Smale 1
60 Just Ella Haddix 1
61 Alien Busters, part 1 Shaqsy 1
62 Also Known As Benway 1
63. Rebel Belle            Hawkins     2
64. Illuminae               Kristoff       1
65. Red Queen            Aveyard       2
66. Six of Crowns       Bardugo      1
67. Rise of the Empress    Dao             1
68. A Study in Charlotte   Cavallaro   1
69. Raven Cycle          Stiefvater     3
70. And I Darken        White           1
71. Three Dark Crowns    Blake      1
72. Pennyroyal Academy Larson    2
73. Batgirl (2011)          Stewart     1
74. Ms. Marvel              Wilson      3
75. To All the Boys I've Loved Before  Han  1



(This won't be updated)

I find that the best way to get out of a reading slump is by rereading old favourites, so here is a list of those that I've reread and the amount of times I have done so.
I also have a long list for ones I really want to read again...

Babe (7)
Harry Potter (3, some individuals more than that)
Goose Girl (3)
Statistical Prob. (3)
Ella ja Kaverit 1-7 (3)
Gallagher Girls 1-6 (3)

And all the rest I have read twice:
Alice in Zombieland 1-2
Alice in Wonderland
The Little Prince
Miss Per.
How to be an alien
Heist Society 1-3
Anna and the french kiss
Ruby red
Ella Enchanted
Dear John
Half Magic
Multiple Roald Dahl books (Witches, BFG, Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate...)
Serenity: graphic novels
The Naturals
The Worst Wich


Top 5 Wednesday

October 7th
Top Graphic Novels

1. Fables
2. Locke & Key
3. Saga
4. Kingsman
5. Sotrmbreaker or Heroes

I haven't been able to read Ms. Marvel yet, but I have heard amazing things about it.


TV-Shows I Loved as a Child

Like the one I did with my Top 11 Books I Loved as a Child, but now with TV shows
1. Totally Spies
2. American Dragon
3. Sponge Bob
4. The Replacements
5. Brandy and Mr. Whiskers
6. Powerpuff Girls
7. Kim Possible
8. Recess
9. Lilo and Stitch
10. Fairy Odd Parents

With actual people:
11. Power Rangers: Mystic Force
12. Art Attack
13. Hannah Montana
14. That's So Raven
15. Wizards of the Waverly Place
16. Suite Life of Zack and Cody
17. Friends