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Ten books from my childhood/teen I’d like to revisit

I know, I know, its Wednesday today, not Tuesday, but well…there were some misunderstanding between me and the calendar…

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish


This week’s list:
Ten books from our childhood/teen years we’d like to revisit

Today I think I’ll just mix books mostly from my early teen, since books an time have a tendency to blur together.

Tordyveln flyger i skymningen av Maria Gripe
First on todays list is one of the older ones, a Swedish children’s book that I’ve actually never re-read, remembering that it was strange, mysterious and every page filled with magic. A nice memory worth a revisit.
The story, letters from the 18th century, a 3000 year old Egyptian statue, strange whispers on at tape, phone calls from an old lady that wants to play chess.

Solens dotter/ Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge
Tordyveln flyger i skymningen did spark my interest for ancient Egypt, I started searching everything I could find at our local library, from novels to mythology to archeology books.
In Child of the Morning Hatshepsut (by far one of ancient Egypt’s most interesting historical figures), is at the center, it’s a story of a young woman who assumed the throne of Egypt, mastered the art of war as well as government and lived her life at her own design.

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
This was actually my favorite among all the Tolkien’s books, yes I know I’m a bit strange or just crazy. It’s been ages since I read it last, really wish that I had the time to re-read it! But this is not a book you read on the tram to work, so maybe next holiday or next year…

Tider skola komma/ There Will Be Time by Poul Anderson
Just remembered this one, I found it a long time ago in a box with random books at the local news-stand, I think I read over and over at the time, but have never actually revisited it or any other of Andersons works. As I recall There Will Be Time had a philosophical and almost melancholic feeling to it.
The story, what if you could travel in time, go back into the past and go forth into the future, what responsibility will it bring and what if there are more people like yourself?

Resande med vinden/ Les Passagers du vent by François Bourgeon
“Passengers of the Wind” is one of the first “real” graphic novels that I read and in a sense it is the start of a lifelong passion and love for all things comics. Don’t know if this one stand the test of time, but it would be nice if it did! It wasn’t just the story that I liked at the time, the artwork is just plain and simple stunning.
The story, it’s a multi-part series telling the story of Isabeau de Marnaye, an 18th century aristocrat feminist rebelling against the established order, it’s violent, and its misery and I loved it.

I’ll end this list with a couple series, instead of just pick one of the books.

Foundation by Isaac Asimov
As I remember it the Foundation books was the first real science fiction I read and as memory goes I loved it. After Foundation (the trilogy) I read the Robot series and then all the rest of the books that came after and/or were linked to Foundation series as a whole. I found it interesting and fascinating how Asimov during a lifetime of writing could tie in so many of his books into one great space opera. Don’t know if I would feel the same today, so I’m a bit cautious, should I revisit the epos or are all those books better left to my memories…

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Think I stumble upon the Narnia books at first in 4th grade or something like that, after that I’ve actually re-read the series more than once. But now it’s been a while since last time, maybe I should revisit these magical lands again, or at least just pick one or two my favorites in the series.

Lord of the rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Always want to revisit Middle-earth, always and at any time of day!
To be perfectly honest I do revisit rather often, there is the movies, both LOTR and Bilbo, there will always be time to watch them again and again. I also play the roleplaying game The One ring twice a month.
But the actual books, it’s been some year now since last, so might be time pick them up soon.

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Ten Books For Readers Who Like girls submerged in water

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The last weeks been one of those weeks when you’re inspirations just seems to be somewhere else and you struggle to write down some interesting or witty words, or just a sentence or two that make sense. Well I’m not promising that this TTT will make sense, but here it is:

Ten Books For Readers Who Like …

Sometimes you pick up a book just because its cover is beautiful, intriguing or just stunning, sometimes you need a reminder of summer, sun and warmth and sometimes you just need something new and different…

Last year I needed a theme for my summer reading, I wanted to go outside my usual reading preference and since I already planned to read The Ocean…
I decided to search for more books that had a girl submerged in water (it doesn’t have anything to do with pick up book genres that I usually don’t read, but there you have it, my own personal logic, search for different subject/genres, find books with water covers).
The result – some surprisingly good books!

In other words, this week’s TTT will be all about stunning water covers! (+ girls, covers with girls and water!)

The Ocean at the end of the lane   On the fringe   Imaginary Girls

Lies Bebeth   Deep Betrayal   Promise Bound

the unbecoming of mara dyer   The evolution of mara syer   the retribution of mara dyer

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I just fell in love with this cover!
It also gives you a hint of what to come and that always give it an extra plus.
The ocean.. are pure MAGIC! The story will live with you and your thoughts long after you finish reading it. This is a book that I sort of whish that I haven’t read so I would have the pleasure to read it for the first time again!

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker
Lovely cover!
If you’re cup of tea is young adult, romance, mystery and a ghost story all wrapped up in one, then I think you should try this one out. It’s not the most revolutionary as stories goes, but a wonderful tale of young love, destiny, death and what you might meet on the fringe.

Imaginary Girls Nova Ren Suma
Might just be my cup of tea, paranormal, magic, horror, ghost and YA, could be a keeper.
I like the cover and it fitted with last year’s summer theme, unfortunarly it’s a book that I haven’t read yet (truth, well I didn’t find any publication of Imaginary Girls with this cover, so it’s sill on my TBR list 😉 )

Lies Beneath, Deep Betrayal, Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown
Besides some beautiful covers, this story of mermaids or rather merpeople is strangely interesting, never thought that a story of mermaids would be my cup of tea, but I enjoyed it immensely.
Don’t you wish you could dive into the ocean and go for a swim when you see these covers?

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Stunning covers! Just stunning.
And the story, well it wasn’t even close of what I expected, but in a good way.
If you like well written story, not knowing what’s real or what’s a hallucination, if you like to be surprised and of course if strange, romantic young adult genre is your think, this is it!

There it is, my top ten books (well nine) with stunning water covers! (+ girls. covers with girls, girls under water)

Are you’re like me, sometimes pick up a book only because you like its cover?


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Book Related Problems I Have

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This week’s list:
Ten Book Related Problems I Have

I suppose there can be a number of book related problem in a book lover’s life, I personally don’t have any problems, no problem at all…

1. To-be-read piles, they just keeps multiplying don’t they and getting higher and higher! Honestly I think it happens overnight or when I’m at work, I tell you there is some strange things going on when I’m not watching!

2. And speaking of never ending TBR book piles, one day they will tip over, probably just in the moment I’m underneath, resulting in Death by books.

3. Death-by-books…not a good plan, I really need to read more from that TBR pile. But first I thinks it’s best if I reorganize them, then I will pick one to read. Yes that’s a good plan, organize and then read.

4. Look some new shiny books, haven’t read any from that particular author! Just let me have a look at that, just look, not to bring home… Oh well…It just came home with me, I had nothing to do with it, I promise. This means that I’ll have a go at the TBR after this new one is read and after I reorganize the piles.

5. A new book from one of my favorite authors just came out! Ohhh, I suppose I could wait for a while before I buy it, I do have some TBR piles to get through first. But I have been waiting for this one for a really long time…
You know what, I’ll just read this one and after it’s the new and shiny one, THEN I will pick one from the TBR, but after I’ll reorganize the piles.

This is of course not me I’m talking about. Oh no!
It’s just a few example of book related problems one MIGHT have.
I promise.
Now I just have to go and reorganize some piles…


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