How to Avoid Sports TV aka Summer Reading List 2016

28th June 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

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.

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When Sequels Disappoint + Mini-review of Queen of Shadows

22nd June 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

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). […]

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

15th June 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

What more can possibly be said about the Greek classics? How many more versions can we endure? Why can’t we just stay with Homer’s version? One answer to some of these questions is undoubtedly because the Illiad is at the foundation of the Western culture. We cannot avoid it even if we tried. The story of Helen’s elopement with Paris and the long siege of Troy speaks to everyone of us. We all identify with one or another of the heroes and heroines, and feel the otherworldly and larger-than-life lives they led. The passion, the thirst for glory and divinity, […]

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The Martian by Andy Weir

7th June 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

When I was a child, before school or anything, the only thing I wanted to be when I grew up was an astronaut. I could spent hours upon hours looking at television specials about the Universe and when I learnt how to read I read everything about the stars and planets. My mother has her favourite childhood (horror) story about me: on a Sunday morning, very early, I jumped into my parents’ bed asking, ‘What’s the fourth planet from the Sun?’ My mother had often stated that it was the moment she sort of gave up on me. Since then […]

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Inspired by Marilyn Monroe – Fragments

1st June 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

  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 […]

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My Year with Proust – Swann’s Way

3rd May 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

I have a reading goal this year and not just a number to reach like at Goodreads, but rather like an accomplishment in refining my world literature knowledge. That is a general goal for me and why I usually gravitate toward classics and philosophical books. This year I am attempting to read all of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Time Lost and I have recently finished the first of seven(!) instalments, Swann’s Way. (Note: I am reading the newly translated version in Danish by publisher Multivers who has also broken up most instalments into two volumes, so here I have […]

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Currently Reading #1

16th February 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

I think this will be a nice way of showing you what I am reading at the moment and something which I will make a recurring feature between reviews and other posts. Just to let you know what I am up to! Especially since some books need me musing and chewing on them for a little while before I can make up my mind about them. Of course, if you follow me on Goodreads (@literamour) then you already know and most of the time, they also show up on Instagram as well. Anyways, let me introduce them:

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A home without books is a body with no soul

26th January 2016 Ann-Cathrine 0

I always stare at people’s book cases, and honestly, I do judge a tiny bit if you don’t have books in your home. To me, they are what make a home along with the people. You can have all the hip designer furniture straight out of a interior decorating magazine but if there is no life, then what can possible make it a home? 

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