Hi there!

​So recently I started listening to audiobooks at work and I have never in my life really been that into audiobooks, but I realised that I  could as well walk around with a book playing in my ears than just walking around listening to the silence.

And damn I'm already stuck to this. I have in a few days  listened to the entire Chronicles of Narnia, Amy and Rogers Epic Detour and We were Liars (still got a book hungover from this one tbh) and I LOVE it. I really never thought I would be the one to listen to audiobooks, and sure I might miss parts when my brain wanders, but I also notice things that I would never notice if I actually read the book. Take Amy and Rogers epic detour for example. I've read that book eight times I think, and yet I realised so many things when I listend to it now and some of the things made more sense, and I think this is because I HAVE to listesn to every single word. When I read my eyes easily wander a bit ahead when things get hot.
Another big plus to audiobooks is that you actually cannot accidentally spoil yourself with what happens at the end of the page which I otherways do way too often!

So to conclude; Audiobooks are really fucking good to listen to when you're doing stuff!

See you soon!

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Soooo...

Recently I've been in a really big reading slump caused by many different things.
First of all I think I read to intensive in the end of December (yes that's how long I've been in a slump, since the start of the year) when I somehow finished four books in five days.
Then came school, and I don't know what I expected, I knew there would be a lot and it wasn't really that different from autumn, but I don't know, school is time consuming.
February also came a lot closer, and with february came my 18th irthday (happy birthday to me or something), and with my 18th birthday came the entire drivers license thing (I now have it!!) and I just felt like I couldn't read a book, I should read the drivingbook. This ended with me not reading anything at all and rather spend my time watching videos, because that's such a better way to use my time (not).
After this I was stressed about school to the point where I didn't do ANYTHING, it all just became to much.
Then came April, and at this point I'd read four books, of which two were for school. 

Then the 17th of April I went to Spain and more specifically Barcelona, and before this trip was when I decided that it's time to start reading again. There is this oen thing that I've heard is good to help you get out of a reading slump which I decided to do.
Re-read a favourite of yours. I'd recently realised that its been over a year since I read my all time favourite (Amy and Rogers epic detour by Morgan Matson) and so I decided to pick it up.

After finishing AARED I felt the need to read and so I picked up Finding Audrey(5/5 stars) and finished it in two days. Then I picked up Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda(5/5 stars) and read it in only onw day.

This is kind of where I stand now, having read only eight books this year and it is may, but I feel like I've got all the motivation to read right now and I am gonna try to finish some books that I have started reading and just stopped reading for no reason.

I guess what I've learnt is that re-reading one of your favourites DO help to get you back in the swing!

See you later, have a nice day and go read a good book!
/Hanna

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Hello everyone!

I'm sorry it's been so long since I last updated, I've just been in a major reading slump recently but then today I decided to pick up Wonder by R.J Palacio (or Undret as it's called in swedish being the language I read it in)
I absolutley loved this book and it had me feeling all the feels. I laughed, I cried, I smiled so bright.

So if you didn't know this is a book about a ten year old boy called Auggie (or August) and he was born with a ​terrible facial abnormality and has needed tons and tons of surgery to make his face even useful to things like eating. He has due to all these surgeries never been able to go to normal schools and have therefor been homeschooled. Now that he is ten though it is time for him to start "real school" and so he does, and we het to follow his jurney throughout his first year of school.

This book is considered a middle grade book and at times that shines through in the language that is used in it, but I really think that anyone could read this book and absolutley love it! There are so many references in this book that just made me so happy. We had Star Wars, Harry Potter, Christina Aguilera, Green Day and lots and lots of other thing that there were made references to!

I would really recommened everyone to pick this book up, and it is really a quick read! It really got me hooked and at first I was like "I'm gonna read like 100 pages maybe for now and read more in the upcoming days" well jokes on me cus I finished the entire book in one day, it really had me hooked and I just wanted to know what would happen to Auggie at all times!

So with those words I'm gonna end this update, go read the book and I'll see you next time!

/Hanna

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Hi there!

I know it's been a while since I pposted, but that's been because I started a booktube channel Hanna Westerberg so i've been focusing a bit more on that!

But on to the book. The first book I read in 2016 and the only one I've read this far is The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness and let me tell you something, This book was fucking incredible.

Holy moly was this book amazing.
It deals with OCD and eating disorders. It deals with an alcoholic. It deals with gay characters. It has the best sibling relationship I've read in a long while. It has love and friendship as well. This book has it all. And it deals with it the best way possible.
The books is so natural and almost a really nice contemporary book, but then we get just the perfect amount of fantasy that takes place more in the background than anything else.
Let's talk about the language as well. Patrick Ness uses words in this book that you many time will not find because they are "ugly" and "rude". I loved that he used them, it took the barrier between me as a user and the characters down a lot.
There were tears at a few occsasions throughout the book, especially the chapter that is filled with talk about anxiety and such, and at that point I had to put the book down because I needed a breather just because it was written so wonderfully good.
Although I really really enjoyed this story I think that the plot of it is a bit misleading. Sure the story is about people who aren't "the one", but I don't feel like that is reflected all too much in it. It's more kinda showing us the story of a seventeen year old boys life during the time that something fantasyfilled is happening in the background. 
I really did love this story so so much and te´he way it dealt with things, and especially the ending felt so really and everything was represented in such a good way.

The only issue I really had with this book was one sentence, ""Well, I don't know, you've kissed people, haven't you?"
This sentence more or less tells us that we are supposed yo have kissed one, which I have not. I also know other people who have reacted to this sentence as well so yeah. 

But this is a clear 5/5 book and I really enjoyed

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Hi there!

I might be a bit behind everyone else, but this book was by far the best contemporary book I've read in a long long time.

Fangirl is about Cath, who is a fangirl (quiet so obviously) and we get to follow her first year at college.

This is a big feel-good book and I caught myself putting down the book for a minute or so quiet a few times in order to get the smile from my face away properly so I wouldn't disturb myself in my reading.

I think the reason that I loved this book so much is because I recognise myself so much in Cath. We have very similar personalties and I felt like I really understood every choise she made through this book completley!

If you haven't already I would really recommened anyone out there to pick this book up, even if you're not a big contemporary person!

Until next time!
/Hanna


(Also, check out my youtube channel on which I talk about books: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6nIvIWY_QjO6rXlx8F3qg/videos)

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Hi there!

I finnished this book yesterday, and I rated it a 3.5-4/5. I really enjoyed it, and it was a real quick read once I actually picked up the book!
You should proabobly read Will Grayson, Will Grayson before reading this one, since it is a musical novel from withing that book, so the musical is played in WGWG. (I'm not to sure if that sentence made any sense but I'll leave it like that anyways)
It was a bit hard to adjust to this book being written as a musical, but once I got my mindset to it, I found myself really enjoying it!
This book is basically Tiny Coopers love-history, so we get t follow his love life thorugh it!

I don't really have anything else to say, it was a great book, but you should read Will Grayson Will Grayson before reading this!

/Hanna

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Hi there!

I finished of the last Percy Jackson book, Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian tje other day.
I thought that this was a really great ending to a book series. I sat and smiled for the last few chapters, and this book was way above any expectations. I can't believe that I've never actually gotten around to reading these books before, and I really understand the fuss about them!
The entire series, and especially the last two books where action filled all the way through. There were times when I read the last book that I thought that the last battle would be there way earlier than it was, and when it finally came and I saw how much there was left of the book I was a bit surprised, but when I read the last bit I understood that it had to be done that way, and I thought it really amazing!
I rate the entire series a 5/5 stars and it is definetly one of the better book series I've ever read and I highly recomend it to anyone out there, even if this is a middle grade series. I'm soon to be 18 and I really loved this series!

Until next time!
/Hanna

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Hi everyone!

So, earlier today I was in town shopping, and I went to the book store (where else to go when in town?) and saw that they had 20 % of at any intem you wanted, so I immediatley thought of this book. I started looking around for it, but couldn't find it but the lady who worked there helped me and so I purchased this beauty.

It's the new illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and it is just so beautifull. I had a flick though it in the bus on my way home, and I almost started crying because of how beautiful it is.
There's pictures in almost every spread, and there are full spreads with only pictures and no words. There is also pages with black background and white text which I LOVE.
I might have just starrted this book as well because of the prettyness even though I said I was gonna read the last Percy Jackson book. (oooops)

This was a more pricey book since it's a new realese and hardcover and so, but it feels like it's totally woth the money, especially when I realised that I've never felt like this for any other book, it's just purley Magic.

Having been a Harry Potter fan since I was about 7-8 or so I was really upset when the last movie had come out and there was nothing left to wait for. I then read the three "extra" books, and after that they announced the Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them movies, and now we get seven new really really nice editions of the books and I could not be happier!

The Harry Potter fandom carries on living!

See you soon!
/Hanna




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Hello there!

It's been a while since I last wrote something, and I have since finished three books, all in the Percy Jackson series. I now only have the last book left and I'm really really excited to be getting to that one!

Whilst I've read the books I've just felt like they're top notch all the way, and then after I red the third book, which is the Titan's curse, I started thinking about how i glorified it because I felt forced to like it, and honestly I did like it, but I also do not like the fact that Annabeth is missing for a big part of the book so that kinad drags it down a little, but I still really really liked all three of these books!
Although, if there's someone out there who knows what Annabeth was talking bout in the Titan's Curse I'd like to know so please leave a comment if you know!
It's when they first meet Nico and Bianca when Annabeth tells Percy she has something important to tell him and then they get interrupted. It might say in the book what it was, but in that case I missed it entierly, but I really wanna know what that was!

I think I'll try to do a post on what I thiught of the entire series when I'm done with it, but as you can proabobly tell I do really like it!

See you soon! (hopefully)
/Hanna

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Hi there!

I entered a giveaway on Goodreads a couple weeks ago, where they would send out 50 copies and there were only 48 who had entered it, and it would go out the next day, to win this book, so I got one. And damn. I'll tell you al little about it now, but my actual review thing will be in swedish, mainly because I've already written it once in swedish so I'll just keep that one, but also because this book came out only about a month ago, and is written in swedish, so as of today you can't read it unless you know swedish.
Now this book was very interesting to read. It is a book about a mother who has to face that her son has a mental illness, ans even though she can see this, she refuses to accept it, so he takes him to ger grandpa's old house to stay for the weekend, which makes her husband not so happy, since the boy needs medications, and she left without even leaving a note whilst he were at work.

Now to the Swedish bit;

​​Den här boken sticker ut i skaran av böcker jag har läst, och jag är lite splittrad i mina åsikter om den, men jag tyckte ändå om den ganska så mycket!

Jag tror att hade boken varit nå mycket längre hade den blivit långtråkig, men samtidigt så är det en väldigt intressant bok att läsa.

Den berättar en historia om en mamma som försöker ta hand om sin psykiskt sjuke son, medan hon själv (av vad jag förstod iallafall) lider av ångest/panikångest. Hon vägrar acceptera att det är något fel med hennes son, samtidigt som inte kan blunda för det. 

Jag tycker det är bra att vi får se hur världen för någon med en psykisk sjukdom ser ut, och jag tycker det är bra att vi inte får veta redan från början vilken det är, utan att det kommer i de sista tio sidorna. Det låter läsaren spekulera i vad det kan tänkas vara för något, samtidigt som det kändes hyfsat självklart, men vill fortfarande ha en bekräftelse på det.

Jag har läst andras recensioner av den här boken, och jag har läst flera som beskriver den som en skräckbok, vilket jag verkligen inte förstår? Att man kan få lite rysningar av insekterna och även händelserna i det absoluta slutet, det förstår jag, men jag skulle definitivt inte säga att hela boken är en skräckbok. Det här är/kan vara vardagen för många psykiskt sjuka där ute, och folk kallar det skräck? Nej, det känns inte rätt för mig. Jag skulle nog säga att det är en skildringsbok, för att visa läsaren hur en dag i en psykiskt sjuk människas liv kan se ut, visa dem att det inte är deras fel att det är så, utan att sjukdomen påverkar dem.

That was all for today, see you soon with another post!
/Hanna​​

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