Today it is the international day of awareness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrom and Fibromyalgia. Every year sufferers and health practitioners – those who believe in it at least – try to raise awareness in the public for this horrible and so far untreatable disease. Every day is a struggle but just how much can be hard to grasp for healthy people. One patient, Christine Miserandino who suffers from Lupus, a disease which shares many similarities with ME/CFS, created an analogy called The Spoon Theory in order to explain how patients with these kind of […]
In honour of the International Woman’s Day. Thank you to all the women before me who have fought and persisted. I will not forget. DANSK: Tak til alle de stærke og modige kvinder gennem tiden og idag, som stadig inspirerer mig.
My previous post was about my challenge to become healthier and happier this year despite having a chronic illness. Therefore, I will also start to post other things than strictly book related things but my blog is still LITERAMOUR (literature amour) and will always be a place where I share my passion for literature and everything bookish. So fear not, as I will still share reviews and small analysis and interpretations of the books I read throughout the year. I think most of you know about the site Goodreads and their annual reading challenge? If not, it is a […]
First up, I hope everyone entered the new year safely and in good spirits. 2016 was a bugger in many ways and no need to bring more of that cursed energy with us into a fresh new year. In fact, here in Denmark it is a tradition to jump from a chair at the first bell stroke to avoid bringing the Devil over the threshold to the new ear. You know, like the groom picking up the bride when they enter their home for the first time. I did, so hopefully things will be better. Stating that, I actually want […]
Lots of Danish libraries are hosting a photo challenge over at Instagram. It is so much fun and I am really liking searching all my shelves for books to match each day’s theme. If you are unfamiliar with a photo challenge it is simply to take a photo of each day’s theme… and that’s it! Lots of these challenges already make a post with all the themes before the start so you can check it out and even prepare like this one:
Life is a strange thing, just when you had big plans it decides to turn the tables, throw the dice, and make what once was important suddenly irrelevant. I had big plans for the blog over the summer, as stated in my last post, but due reasons which I am not yet comfortable sharing online, I had to throw those plans to the wind – or at least delay all my reviews. Things are starting to clear up a tiny bit so I will try to get back on the horse. Therefore, to ease myself into blogging again (btw, I am […]
If you are already sick of the mere mentioning of sport then I have some bad news: this is a momentous sports summer with the EURO16 still going, then Tour de France in July, and then the Olympics. So if you had plans on doing something with friends (if you are not the sporty kind) – drop those and find some alternatives. If you also happen to love reading then I will share which books I am going to pass time with myself when everyone else is glued to the screen.
Earlier this year, I started the popular book series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and I was really excited about it because it had an awesome heroine, cool secondary characters, interesting world building, and a plot to make you speed-turn every page. So I did speed-read the first books, Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight, but then the third, Heir of Fire, started to be a bit off. However, I just thought of that as being because the awesome characters were apart and that it would heat back up in the fourth book, Queen of Shadows (QoS). […]
Some years ago, a collection of Marilyn Monroe‘s letters and papers was published in a lovely book called Fragments and since I have always had a soft spot for her, I of course needed it. My favourite part of it was seeing her handwriting; a bit weird perhaps but I love handwriting and lament the loss of it. So much personality goes into it and you can make up stories just by the subtle and not so subtle changes in it. My second favourite part of the book was the small appendix featuring some of the books she owned […]
Can we imagine a world of literature without Jane Eyre? Since Charlotte Brontë’s catapulting entry into literary fame, along with her sisters, our notion of the world and how literature portrays our world have changed. Today marks the 200th birthday of Charlotte Brontë and though she is to some extent eclipsed by the Bard this Saturday (and the British queen today as well), she deserves a celebration of her accomplishments in her all too short life.