Why I will not do the Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge

6th January 2018 Ann-Cathrine 0

The past couple of years I have actively attempted to reach my intended goal on the Goodreads annual reading challenge. As such it is a great idea to challenge yourself to read more but this year I am not capable. Why? Because of the stress and guilt it made me feel last year when I couldn’t read or even focus on anything due to my M.E. I felt stupid for not achieving something I myself had wanted and especially in an area I love. Because I do love literature. And I still want to read but I have to make […]


Fantasyfestivalen 2017

23rd September 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

One of the best parts of being a blogger is the great opportunities landing in your inbox. Who would say no to a day of fantasy with elves, orcs, magic, art, and literature? Certainly not yours truly! So in exchange for a free pass, I have promised Fantasyfestivalen  a review of the day. The idea behind the festival is to create a centre for all the fantasy afficionados in Denmark, and someday beyond, and provide opportunity for a somewhat prejudiced genre to meet their dedicated readers and find new kindred spirits. Over the weekend of 16th-17th of September, you would […]


6 Books Oozing of Summer

2nd July 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

As July hits us with hopefully more heat and sunshine, I have collected six books with a special summer-feel to them to read while lingering at the beach, pool, or park.  For those long days with melting icecream, aperol spritz, and sprinklers lazily watering the suffering lawns, these new and classic books make wonderful companions with their sensual warmth and underlying drama.   Albert Camus: The Plague What would happen if your town suddenly became infected by the plague? A burning heatwave filled with sickness sweeping through crooks and crannies in your homes, seperating you from the outside and not […]


The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

29th May 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

Much has been said and written about the differences between the East and the West, but perhaps none really boils down to the essence of it as this little book about the philosophies surrounding tea. Written in 1906 and published recently in the popular Little Black Classics series by Penguin, Kakuzo Okakura’s The Book of Tea guides the reader through the history of tea and the rules of the ceremony surrounding it. I have been a tea drinker for 10+ years but in the British style with black teas and cream or drinking infusions of herbs and flowers. Never the […]


My Year with Proust: The Guermantes Way

31st March 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

After a long summer retreat at Balbec by the sea, we return to Paris with Proust and are thrown into the heart of Parisian high society. At the centre of it all shines the Duchess of Guermantes, Oriane, supposedly based on the real Countess Elizabeth Greffulhe. Oriane is known for her style and her intellect, manifesting itself in her so-called wit which to a modern reader is nothing more than bullying remarks driven by boredom to keep people talking about her and being slightly scared of whether they will fall victim of her ‘latest’ change of heart or fancy. No one […]


Inspired by: Valentine’s Day

14th February 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

This post was completely inspired by last year’s Valentine’s Day tea from Danish tea house Perchs, which was a wonderful mix of black and oolong teas with strawberries, raspberries, and elderflower aroma. A very feminine tea for a traditionally very feminine day. For let’s face it, it does not exactly scream stereotypical manliness on this day despite being named after a man. Most men actually seem slightly annoyed by it. That got me thinking (I know, I have to be careful with that!), what is romance and love after all? Is it red roses, strawberries dipped in chocolate, heart-shaped cards, […]


How to Make a Z-Palette From an Old Book

7th February 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

  If you love makeup you will probably have encountered the problem of storing all your single eyeshadows or blushers without taking up too much space. Some brands really have ridiculous packaging for single items with lots of ‘dead space’ in the compacts without any product. Solution: a magnetic palette where you can customize to your heart’s delight. These are commonly known as z-palettes and I was thinking of purchasing one online when I discovered some DIY versions on Pinterest (basically just type ‘diy z-palette’ and you are good to go). That got me thinking that I probably had something […]


2017 Challenge – Part 2: Literature

30th January 2017 Ann-Cathrine 0

  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 […]


My Year With Proust #2: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom

4th October 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

Teenage hormones galore! Be warned! In this second instalment of Marcel Proust’s trip down memory lane, we follow his various endeavours to be with his two loves, first Gilberte Swann and later Albertine Simonet. Not being too proud to avoid being pathetic at times, Proust manages despite Charles Swann’s reluctance to become one of Gilberte’s best friends and a favourite of her mother’s. Through endless tea parties with him as the only boy among girls and women, he pines and yearns for Gilberte to confess her love for him. He builds thousands of imaginary castles in the sky and forgets […]


Instagram Photo Challenge #septemberbøger

12th September 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

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: