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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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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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OT: Longer meme

1: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?

Yes.

2: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused?

Yes. :) Well, not taken, but all the others.

3: What if I told you that you were pretty?

I wouldn't believe you.

4. Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?

Sort of.

5: Are you interested in anyone right now?

Unfortunately not.

6. What are you looking forward to in the next week?

Having an ice cream.

7. Do you want to be single?

Yes and no.

8. Did you go out or stay in last night?

Stay in.

9. How late did you stay up last night?

Until about 1.30.

10. Can you recall the last time you realized you liked someone a lot?

Yes.

11. Last three things you had to drink?

Tap water, mineral water, cranberry juice.

12. Have you pretended to like someone?

Yes.

13. Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?

No.

14. Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?

My family.

15. Is it hard for you to get over someone?

Yes.

16. Think back five months ago, were you single?

Yes, unfortunately.

17. What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?

Taking care of my children.

18. Hold hands with anyone this week?

My children.

19: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?

Yes.

20. What would you name your future daughter?

I have a pretty name, but I'd like to keep it to myself.

21. Do you miss anyone?

Yes, several.

22. Have you kissed three or more people in one night?

No.

23. Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?

No.

24. Are you good at hiding your feelings?

Yes, I think so.

25. Have you ever cried from being so mad?

No.

26. Who did you last see in person?

Hm. Tough question. I 'see' people at the store etc. But I don't 'see' people as in meeting friends. It's been almost three years since I last saw the guy I'm closest to right now. :/

27. Are you listening to music right now?

No.

28. What is something you currently want right now?

To move. To get some new clothes, glasses and other necessities, as well as some new books.

29. What is the last thing you said out lot?

I expressed my disappointment that a job wasn't like I thought it would be.

30. How is your heart lately?

Physically, fine. Emotionally, not so fine.

31. Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?

No.

32. Are you wearing socks?

Yes.

33. What do people call you?

By my first name.

34. Will you talk to the person you like tonight?

No.

35. Are there any stressful situations in your life?

Yes.

36. Who did you last share a bed with?

Haha.

37. Did you do something bad today?

No. At least depending on what you call 'bad'. I wasn't happy about certain things I did, but I do my best.

38. When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?

See question 26. Almost three years ago.

39. Do you get stressed out easily?

Yes.

40. Will you sing today?

Probably not.

41. Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?

Yes. Frequently.

42. Who do you go to when you need to talk to someone?

My sister.

43. Have you ever been taken to the emergency room in an ambulance?

Not in an ambulance.

44. What are you listening to right now?

Nothing.

45. What is wrong with you right now?

I'm sad and concerned about the future.

46. What is on your wrists right now?

Nothing.

47. Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?

I bought it online.

48. What do you like better: hot chocolate or hot apple cider?

Hot chocolate.

49. Do you make wishes at 11:11?

No.

50. Are you a good artist?

I'm a writer.

51. Love really is a beautiful thing huh?

Of course.

52. Do you miss the way things were six months ago?

No.

53. Ever been on a golf cart?

No.

54. Do you have trust issues?

Yes.

55. Ever stayed up all night on the phone, with who?

Yes. With my brother.

56. Do you own something from Hot Topic?

No, I don't even know what that is.

57. Do you use chap stick?

I should.

58. Have you ever slapped someone in the face?

Hm. I don't think so.

59. Do you have a little sister?

I have a sister who is close to me in age.

60. Have you ever been to New York?

No.

61. Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?

No.

62. Have you hugged someone within the last week?

My children.

63. What were you doing at midnight last night?

I was sitting right here in front of the computer or reading a book.

64. Have you ever regretted kissing someone?

No.

65. Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?

Actually, there are two. My children.

66. Were your last three kisses from the same person?

Yes.

67. Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?

My children.

68. Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?

Alone.

69. Will next Friday be a good one?

I hope so.