book haul

I’m finally feeling a lot better after being sick for a few days, and I am back to blogging. Me being sick had it’s positives though; I managed to read 2,5 books (still working on the third). I’m currently participating in a readathon. This is my first one, and I’m very happy with my progress so far. I will be doing a blog post about it when I’m done! (Saturday/Sunday)

I have been trying to not buy too many books lately because I already have a long tbr (to be read) list, but lately I have been wanting to read more books in Norwegian (as I have been reading mostly English the last few years), so I have had to buy some more.

IMG_0965A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I just said that I bought some more books because I wanted books in Norwegian, but here I am, with an English book. But I actually got this from my sister from when she was in England for a trip with her friends. I really enjoy the Throne of Glass series by the same author, and have heard great things about this series too, so I have wanted to give this a go for a long time.

As far as I know this is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I’m usually not a big fan of retelling (though, I have to be honest: I haven’t read many) so I’m excited to see what I think about this book. IMG_0967This book is in Norwegian, though not originally. This is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I actually already have this in English, but as I said I wanted more books in Norwegian, and I have wanted to read this book so much, but every time I sat down to read it, I just couldn’t. I hope I’ll manage to read it in Norwegian! Plus, it was on sale, so I couldn’t go without it!

All the light we cannot see is a world war two fiction about a blind girl and another boy, and their stories links up somehow. I can’t wait to read it. Apparently it’s beautiful. It even won some sort of price!IMG_0964The last book is only in Norwegian. You might have noticed if you read my blog that I’m interested in World War 2. I love reading fiction and non fiction about the war. All though it’s very sad, and I tend to cry a lot. This book is a non fiction book about a 16 year old Norwegian boy who started his own resistance cell with some friends and his teacher. It just sounded very interesting, and I’m actually in the “process” of writing my own story set in world war 2. (I would like to say book, but it’s far from being an actual book.) So reading world war 2 books is both research and fun!

Oh, this book is called Gutten som lurte Gestapo, or translated with the help of google translate: The boy who tricked Gestapo. (I actually had to add this book into goodreads myself because it wasn’t there!)

I’m going to Spain with my family soon, and I’m bringing these three books with me. Last time I went to Spain (same place) I only brought three books and finished them quickly so because I learned from my mistake, I’m bringing five, maybe six, this time!

Thank you for reading. Have you read any of these books? Do you have any other suggestions for books I could read? :)

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Sunday Walk

Hello! I wanted to share some of the pictures I took on the same walk as the one I filmed my last video. (If you want to watch it, click here.) As I wrote in the post I shared the video, it was a little muddy, but honestly, I didn’t mind. It was so beautiful.

My favourite season is autumn, and I love going for walks in the woods now when the leaves stars falling and it becomes a little chilly. It just makes me so happy!

I wanted to share some of the pictures I took. I didn’t bring my camera or anything so I had to use my phone, so it’s not the best quality…

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In the end of the war (WW2) a plane crashed in a forest and around 20 people died here. They were buried in the forest, however, the bodies were eventually removed, but there is still a white fence around where they were buried (don’t have a picture of that unfortunately, but you can see it in the video) and this memorial plate thing!

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We had to walk up a “hill” on our way back. We could walk a round, but we just walked down to the memorial site and then back up the same path. My little cousin was tired so he asked if we could take a break on this bench so I took a picture because I liked how the sun came through the trees hahah!

Thank you for reading! What is your favourite season?

And please let me know if there is any world war two related places you think I should visit!

 

 

Sunday Walk With Family (VIDEO)

Hello, and happy Monday!

Yesterday me and some family went on a little walk to this place in a forest where a plane had crashed during world war 2. I had been there before with my school (long time ago though) but I had never actually seen the plane wreckage because we walked really slow so we had to turn and go back before we arrived at the place where the wreckage was… It was very muddy yesterday, but also very beautiful!

It would make me happy if you could take two minutes to watch this :) And subscribe and like hahah

Bye!

Between Shades of Gray : Review

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Happy Saturday!

I was filming a book video for youtube about my favourite books read so far this year (will be uploaded tomorrow) and decided I wanted to share my opinion about one of the books because it´s one of my favourite books ever.

The book is – as you probably know by reading the title – Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. It was first published in 2011 so I´m a little late to the game, but I have been seeing it on booktube a few times over the years I have been watching booktube and every time I saw it I got a little bit more interested in it so I finally decided I wanted to buy it, and I did.

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If you have read some of my other blog posts you might know I am very interested in world war two, and this book is set in that period, but it focuses on a different part of the war that I haven´t heard much about so I was excited about reading about something I didn´t know much about. I have never read a lot about what happened in Lithuania and places around there, so it was defiantly a new experience for me.

Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin’s orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously–and at great risk–documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives.

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I gave this book five stars out of five stars on goodreads; I loved the writing, the point of view and the story it self was wonderful and heartbreaking.

I became so envolved in the characters and story, all I wanted to do was to save them. I obviously knew that couldn´t happen; they are  just characters, and if they had once existed, they would maybe not be alive today!

Even though the characters in the book aren´t real, they, and the story, are based on reality, and I think that hit me. Even though Lina and her family aren´t real, someone else went through something similar, and it just breaks my heart.

I think another reason for this hitting me like it did was that I imagined this happening to me and my family and friends, and it just made me so grateful for the time and place I live in!

Skjermbilde 2016-08-20 kl. 23.46.00This book stayed with me for weeks. After I finished it I was in a book hangover and couldn´t read anything else for a week or so. I cried while reading this book. I cried in the beginning when nothing too dramatic had happened, and I cried in the end.

I´m pretty sure this book will stay with me for a long time.

Thank you for reading, as always!

Have you read this book? What did you think about it?

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Day Trip To Oslo

Hello!

Yesterday me and my friend Sandra decided to head into Oslo, mostly so we could catch some Pokemon’s and I had to go poke stops because I have been without pokeballs for a week now and it has been hard… Just joking!

It was a very nice day, not too hot and not too cold. We took the train to nationalteateret and walked around the “top” of Karl Johans street to take the poke stops there. After that we took the tram (?) to Frognerparken. We didn’t walk around the park right away because we were starting to become hungry so we decided to go and buy some food to bring back to the park and eat there.

It was a very nice day!

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This guy , Gunnar Sønsteby, was a part of the Norwegian resistance during world war two, and you may know how much I love world war two, and especially resistance during the second world war!

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I don’t really know who this guy is haha

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As I just wrote; we went and bought some lunch. We went the “healthy” way with a salad, and fruit on the side… We also bought some crisps and some oreos and soda, but hey, who cares?!

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You can see the castle in the back of the picture!

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Queen Maud of Norway (1869 – 1938)

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We obviously had to get some ice cream! I made Sandra hold it whilst I took pictures hahah

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World War Two Memorial

Long time no see!

I don’t remember if I have written a post since I started my summer break, but if not, I am officially on break!! It’s nice and relaxing.

Today I, my mum, my sister, my aunt and my cousin, decided to go and visit a world war two memorial. I have always been interested in world war two, but the last few months I have been in a mood for everything world war two! Last week I bought a book with over 1000 pages about Gestapo. It was on sale!

Anyway, I have been at Trandumskogen before with my school, but that was years ago and I couldn’t really remember everything, so I wanted to go there again. And I wanted to pay my respect for those who were killed there. 194 people were executed in that forest, the majority Norwegians, but some British and some Russian.

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I honestly don’t have any clue what the stuff in the picture above is. I tried to search online, and ask friends if they remembered from the schooltrip but I haven’t figured it out. Anyone knows?46

This is what is says:

IN THE COMBAT FOR FREEDOM
DURING THE 1940-1945 WAR
173 NORWEGIANS 15 SOVJET-
SUBJECTS AND 6 BRITONS WERE
HERE IN THE WOODS OF TRAN-
DUM EXECUTED BY THE ENEMY

(Translated by wikipedia! Haha)

Have anyone been here? Any other world war two sights I should visit?

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