Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018

Back in Business (+ new blog)

Hello! I'm just checking in to let you know that I just now posted my first post on my new blog. I really felt that I needed some change/challenge and therefore decided to start blogging in my own language, Swedish. I'm a little nervous but still excited to try it out. It was a while since I blogged (wrote, to be honest) in Swedish.

The new blog is called Filippa Fangirl, without the s in Fangirls. I know most of you don't know how to read Swedish, but some things are quite easy to understand if you want to give it a try... :)

Click here to visit my new blog

Posted on Sunday, April 8, 2018

HIATUS... for a while

Sometimes I just want to read, without thinking about reviews and blogging about the books I read. It's what I will do now for a while. I don't know for how long, but it's definitely the right choice! :)

CR: The House at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (it is so so SO weird)

Feel very free to add me as a friend on GoodReads if you want to see what I read♥

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars

Also known as The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Series: - | Published: February 8th 2018 by Raven Books
Pages: 528 | Format: Ebook
Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery/Thriller
Status: read from March 11 to March 16, 2018
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Posted on Monday, April 2, 2018

Pages Read in March + Book Stack

I tried something new, and maybe a little unnecessary (but very fun!), in March. 

I wrote down the exact amount of pages I read each day in March, and from there I made a cute little diagram and a matching stack of books. I really enjoyed doing this, and I will definitely continue doing it. I made the book stack in the Adobe Illustrator Draw app on my iPad, and the diagram in Gimp 2 (I had to make a completely new diagram earlier, because the original one from the drawing app was so ugly on the computer. Fortunately, this new one turned out much better).

The amount of pages I read in March:

Each color in the diagram corresponds to a book in the stack below:

One of the colors in the diagram (the dark blue on March 12) does not have a corresponding book in the stack, because I did not finish that book in March.

I love to organize my reading in all ways possible (Goodreads, different lists etc.), and it's always fun to see which days I read a lot, and when I didn't read at all. Also, when I finish a novel and get to color one of the books in my little stack, it feels like such an accomplishment on its own. I love it.

I got this idea from BooksandLala. She uses a Bullet Journal, but I like to do it the digital way.

Do you organize what you've read in any way similar to this?

Review: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

Series: - | Published: March 6th 2018 by HarperTeen
Pages: 352 | Format: Ebook
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Status: read from March 9 to March 10, 2018
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Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Series: Legacy of Orïsha #1 | Published: March 6th 2018 by Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 537 | Format: Ebook
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Status: read from March 6 to March 9, 2018
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Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2018

March Wrap Up & April TBR

March is over, and the third month of reading is done. I managed to read a whole bunch of awesome books in March, although I had a tiiiiiny slump in the middle of the month. I'm so pleased with this month's reading.

This month's success: I read the Grisha Trilogy AND the Six of Crows duology in 10 days!! If you put your mind to it... They were all really great books!

2018 Reading Challenge

The Books I Read in March (10)

#21 - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh ★★★★
#22 - Admiral by Sean Danker ★★★
#23 - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi ★★★★★
#24 - The Final Six by Alexandra Monir ★★★3/4
#25 - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ★★★★1/4
#26 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★
#27 - Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★
#28 - Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★
#29 - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★1/4
#30 - Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bargugo ★★★★★