So I thought that for my next “Zoë’s Book Club” I could do a recommended book from one of you guys. I know I personally love getting people to read my favorite books (and tweets tbh), and I know I’m not the only one! So what is a book that you would recommend that the whole world read? It can really be anyting.
A horror book
Even a ridiculess YA novel (my guilty pleasure)
So let me know! And we can share out thoughts and feelings on your favorite piece of literature! 🙂
Instead of going with a book I`ve never read before by an author I don`t know much of, i decided to go with a book by my favorite author, Cecelia Ahern, that has stuck with me ever since I read it as a young teenager. “Thanks for the memories”. Basically, I`ve been super busy lately, but also I genuinely want to share this amazing book with you!
A woman (Joyce) has a miscarriage when she falls down the stairs. Her life is saved by a blood transfusion. When she wakes up she suddenly has knowledge she never had before. Like architectural history and how to speak Italian. While in the midst of her divorce and sorrow she keeps running in to a (handsome) american (Justin). They seem to be drawn to each other and are in actuality tied by a magical connection.
My favorite character in this book is Joyce`s father. This is because he loves her so much and keeps supporting her in everything she does even though he is sort of confused and scared. The relationship between him and his daughter is also adorable. The “father-with-dementia” concept is in no way a new one, but it`s usually just downright sad. Here I felt he was much more layered and not just an object of pity, but rather a support and with a good sense of humor.
“I’m never overwhelmed or under it either; just nicely whelmed. I’m OK. Nothing spectacular but sometimes special. I look in the mirror and see this medium average person. A little tired, a little sad, but not falling apart.”
When the hairdresser says she can`t possibly cut off all that long gorgeous hair, and Joyce is like “sure you can, just like this” and takes the scissor and cut`s it off herself.
Three life lessons:
Memories aren’t just moments, they`re parts of us. And that no matter what happens, we can find the strength to move on and make new ones.
If you aren`t happy with something, then change it. it`s never to late to make life changes and do what`s best for you.
As always is Cecelia Aherns books, that there is some magic in the world. Not fairies and unicorns, or anything like that. But deja vu`s and insane amounts of everyday beauty, and maybe even soulmates.
A solid 4/5 stars.
It`s so beautiful and the charcters are great, but it is slightly to fairytale-ish.
I`ve noticed that many of my readers are into literature and the written forms of art. Since this is also a really big part of my own personality and I love reading books, I thought it would be pretty cool to choose a new book every fourteen days to read and review (in a non-boring, non-high school curriculum sort of way). Hopefully others will also join in on the discussion. And who knows, maybe this will finally be the year where we cross of all those to-read books of our lists?
For my first book I`m thinking either “Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron or “Slaughterhouse 5” by Kurt Vonnegut.
What do you think?
And what are your thoughts on the idea in general?
I`ve been thinking lately about what makes me engaged in a blog or a youtube channel. And what I`ve realised is that next to pretty pictures (or faces) and great content, what weighs heaviest is the person it self. The vibes and the personality. So I figured that I should probably share a little more about myself on here, and while I`m not going to go in to the boring and dark coners that we all have some of in our lives, I thought I`d just share some light facts about myself, so here we go!
Well, those were a few fun (or perhaps not so fun) facts about me. Does any of this apply to you as well?
To keep it short and sweet (for once) I am just posting the content from my new page “2017” goals on my main page so that you can see what it`s all about, and also so that you actually hear about it, since new pages aren`t shared in the same way as posts.
So here it is:
As 2017 is fastly approaching, I`m thinking that it`s time to really organize and structure my goals and plans to achieve them. So I`ll be adding (and maybe deleting some) on this page throughout December as I make up my mind on what I really want. In 2017, I will of course regularily post updates on how my goal reaching is going. Hey, maybe that`s my first goal? Actually sticking to something. Haha.
Anyways, as you know, I am an avid reader (I know, what a nerd ,right?), so for my first post on this page, I`m adding my reading list #dontjudge
Lately I have been trying to really go through my stuff and get rid of stuff I don`t need as well as building a system. I mean I have a system. The type of system where you remember which jeans are in which chair. But lately I have been wanting a more military style system. So yesterday my bookshelf was in focus. It turned out really great and I had a weird sense of OCD infused pride. So this is how I did it.
Step 1: Place the newest books on top
I know this doesn`t sound super crucial, but it is actually quite logical when you think of it. First of all, it is easier to access the books you have bought and want to read. And second, newer books generally look better and shinier. You should also place your favorites on top if you like to reread them or if they just feel special to you.
Step 2: Place series and aurthors together
When you have the books on top, you are ready to decide placements. This should be sorted by series together and those together in groups of the author. Then place thye series and single books by height as best you can.
Step 3: Place “impressive” books and academic books on the shelfs under the first ones
By impressive books I mean slightly pretenious books such as “Catcher in the rye” and “Pride and prejeduice”. We are doing this for two reasons. A. easy access. B. it looks good. Long live vanity. I know mine will.
Step 4: Sort the others
This is done in this order of importance: series, author, height, publishing house series, color.
Step 5: Add elements
Bookshelf usually contain more than just books. Often they contain messes as well. But today we are going to place choosen items in the shelf, not random. This can for example be a statuette, some magazines on the inside or a pair of sunglasses on the outside.
Here are pictures of how my shelf turned out. But note that I had to give away around 25 books and put away around 80-100 to not have to place any on top of eachother. That doesn`t mean that you can`t. Place all you want, as long as you aviod total chaos. Than the point is kind of lost.
While I am sorting out my room I am considering doing a series on stuff like this. What do you think?