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I love books (fantasy, mysteries, YA, historic, science fiction and non-fiction) and writing. Check out my Gravatar profile for more info, if you're interested.

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Another short meme

1. Favorite book-to-screen adaptation?

The Circle by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren. I think the movie was actually better than the book, which wasn't bad either.

2. Movie tie-in covers yay or nay?

Maybe?

3. Book you most want to see adapted to screen?

Almost anything by Diana Wynne Jones and the other books in the Circle series.

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Meme again

1. Where are you from?

Sweden.

2. Favorite book?

I couldn't possibly choose just one, but I'll mention one at random anyway: The Red Apples by Iris Qvanskog. It's a supernatural story about a girl, a missing boy, a witch and some extremely red apples.

3. Favorite series?

Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet by Gregory Frost,The Raven Cycle by Anthea Sharp, The Feyland and Feyguard series by Anthea Sharp. I'm also really enjoying the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. And many more. How could anyone choose just one?

4. Your favorite movie?

There's no way I could choose only one. I'm looking forward to seeing A Wrinkle in Time, Mary and the Witch's Flower and a Swedish movie based on a Swedish book called room 213. It's the first in a series of spooky children's books.

5. Favorite tv series?

See above. Although, at the moment, I love the following series that have been aired recently or are still on right now in Sweden): Endevour. Death in Paradise. And Victor and Josefine.

6. Your favorite singer?

Darin Zanyar is really hot (but I wish he'd get rid of that beard). I also like Universal Poplabs, Nilla Nielsen and Sara Varga and several others - oldies from the eighties mostly.

7. Favorite color/s?

Blue and green (in various shades) closely followed by dark red and lemon.

8. Favorite genre?

Fantasy, science fiction and historic fiction. Again, I couldn't choose just one...

9. Where do you work/study?

At home, on the computer.

10. Do you have children? If not, do you want to have any?

Yes. Two.

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Books
Books

I saw this on my outing.

A little outing

Today we went on the outing we had planned for yesterday. We found a pretty good playground. There were swings, slides, a ship, a "jeep" and more. My daughter sat on a swing (and my son tried it for a while too) and my son went on a slide for the first time in his life. He didn't like it. However, it was a bit difficult for us lazy grownups to walk in the sand that covered the ground. Also, there was a woman with three boys and a pug. She let her pug do his business in the sand on the edge of the playground. That's not ok.

 

Playground

 

 

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Picnic
Picnic

Having a picnic behind the house.

Only partially book related mini-meme

1. How is your weather?

Spring has finally come and all the snow has been gone for a while now!

2. What's your favorite springtime dish?

A salad with lots of vegetables.

3. Current favorite ice cream/chocolate/dessert?

Either Oatly's strawberry ice cream or Choice (formerly Tofuline) cones. Or the traditional Swedish chocolate ball.

4. Most anticipated TBR?

The next book in the Invisible Library series.

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New meme

1. Describe your current read in 4 words.

Interesting. Fascinating. Cosy. Well-written. (Actually, I'm not reading anything right now, but I was describing the last book I read, Bury your dead by Louise Penny, in Swedish translation).

2. How old were you when you had your wisdom teeth removed (if at all)?

I've never had to have a wisdom tooth removed.

3. Favorite cartoon show/character?

Either Maya the Bee or a French one called (in Swedish) Victor and Josefine (but it's really called Ernest et Celestine).

4. What is your astrological sign?

Leo.

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Svenska fantastikdagen
Svenska fantastikdagen

Idag, 29 april, firas svenska fantastikdagen. Tydligen ska man fira genom att lägga ut ett foto på några svenska fantasyböcker. Tyvärr bor jag i kappsäck just nu, så jag kunde inte hitta så många, men här finns ett par stycken. Ok, jag erkänner att jag fuskar lite, en av böckerna är faktiskt norsk, men i svensk översättning, så jag tycker att det kan räknas.

Another meme

1. How often do you visit your local library?

Once in a while. But less now than earlier, since my sister didn't get a job there. ;) Also, they have doors that open automatically and my two-year-old daughter almost ran out into traffic before my sister could catch her (I was elsewhere with my son).
 
2. If you could visit any library in the world, which would it be?

Strangely enough I think I'd pick the one in the town next to here. It's very nice, but so are most libraries, even the tiny one in a village close to here, where most of the local residents are awful, but the librarians are great.

3. What books do you have on hold at the library, if any?

I don't usually borrow printed books anymore, just e-books. The only thing I have to wait for is for the week to pass. We only get to borrow two books a week, but since I have children, I'm usually busy, so I don't have that many nights when I'm alert enough to read but don't get to borrow one.

4. At what age did you get your first library card?

I was four or five, but then we moved to a town with a bigger library, and they said children had to use their parents' library cards.

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OT: I'm an aunt!

On Tuesday, my sister gave birth to two adorable little girls. So now I'm an aunt as well as a mom. Throughout the pregnancy they've been nicknamed Sunflower and Sesamy and I guess we'll still call them that from time to time. :)

 

Little darlings

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New short meme

1. What's your birth order?

First born, first girl.

2. Did you ever want more/fewer siblings?

Yes, I would have loved to have at least two more.

3. How many siblings do you have?

Two. A younger sister and a younger brother.

4. Favorite fictional siblings?

Maybe the two siblings in A wrinkle in time? But I also like the four in the Narnia books. Actually, I'm sure I have other favorites, but I can't think of any others right now.

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Spring!
Spring!

Spring has finally come! And with it spring winds, as you can see when you look at my hair (if you dare!) ;)

Short meme 4

1. Favorite phone game.

Wordbrain. (It's the only one I play).

2. Favorite book genre.

I can't just pick one so I'll say fantasy, mystery and science fiction.

3. Favorite Easter Candy.

I don't eat 'candy' as such, but I do love chocolate, so that will have to be my answer.

4. Favorite person to hang out with.

Again, I can't pick just one, so I'll say my sister and my children.

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Short meme 3

I hope you guys won't get tired of me and my short memes. :) If you do, just don't read this post.

 

1. Favorite classic author and favorite modern author.

 

Tough question actually. I guess I'll go with Jane Austen for the first part of this question, even though I love to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books as well some of Dickens' too. I haven't read Jane Eyre yet either so I can't say for sure how much I'll like it but I'm hoping I'll love it. Modern author: even more difficult. If I only get to pick one I'll go with - Janet Evanovich's books, if only because they can almost always make me laugh, no matter how depressed I am. Needless to say, I have many other favorites, but I really can't choose between them.


2. Night in with a good book or Night out with friends?

 

Night in with a good book, naturally. :)


3. Favorite Era/Time period to read about.

 

I'm pretty much open to (almost) anything as far as time period is concerned. Prehistory isn't my favorite though. It's a bit too much speculation for my taste, as well as too gruesome. "Everyone eats everyone else". Ugh.

Short book meme 2

1. Which book character would you most like to switch places with?

 

I'm not sure of which character, but I would love to go and live in Dinotopia, permanently. As long as I could bring my family, all our stuff, including books and some mammals and birds.


2. Book/movie you know the most quotes from?

 

Gilda.


3. What always cheers you up when you think about it?

 

My children and my writing.

New short book related meme

I found this on Litsy, and I thought I'd do it here.

 

1. Do you collect anything?

 

Books. :) My old toys. (I'm not sure if that counts?)


2. Do you prefer dust jacket, naked book or a book sleeve?

 

I don't really have a preference. It depends.


3. Where do you most often get the books you read?

 

Amazon or the Swedish online book store Bokus. Freebies from Amazon, Wattpad, Smashwords and Gutenberg.

 

 

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