The Ramblings. A to Z survey!

Author you’ve read the most books from: Norwegian author: Jo Nesbø, 12 books. English author: J.K. Rowling 8 books

Best Sequel Ever: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

Currently Reading: The Giver by Louis Lowry

Drink of Choice While Reading: Diet Pepsi

E-reader or Physical Book? Deff physical book

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: Ron Weasley from The Harry Potter Series

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Hidden Gem Book: The memoirs written by Jen Lancaster, hilarious! Important Moment in your Reading Life: Starting to read mostly in English, 7 years ago

Just Finished: Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: Super Sci-Fi´y books

Longest Book You’ve Read: A Storm go Swords (ASOIAF #3) by George R.R. Martin, 1177 pages

Major book hangover because of: A Dance with Dragons (ASOIAF #5) by George R.R. Martin, I needed the next one!

Number of Bookcases You Own: Three

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: Any book from the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Preferred Place To Read: In bed

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: Can´t really think of one…

Reading Regret: Nothing

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series): The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, Have not read the last one; Inheritance

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and a Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Unapologetic Fangirl For: Hmm…

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: Talon by Julie Kagawa (Oct. 28, 2014)

Worst Bookish Habit: Buying to many of them?

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Norwegian bookshelf: Paktens Voktere by Tom Egeland. English bookshelf: Crossed by Ally Condie

Your latest book purchase: See my latest haul here

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman


The survey was created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner, see her answers here.

If you have done this survey, link to your post in the comments :)


The Haul. (no. 1)

So, this happened…

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First I got a packet from (an norwegian online bookstore), I placed the order 26th August, so I don´t think their delivery time is amazing. But they have the some of the lowest prices, which I guess makes the wait OK. The books I ordered this time were:

imageI Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, Nådens Omkrets by Jørgen Brekke, The Giver by Louis Lowry, The DUFF by Kody Keplinger, The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle, Four – A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth, The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner

Then I went to my local bookstore; ARK (visit their website here). They always have a 3 for 2 sale on their English titles, making it impossible to pick up less than three books. This time I ended up with four books, but rest assure I would have gotten six if the selection had not been unusually crappy this time. The books I got were:

image-1Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

All the books were bought by me with my own money,

and sorry for the bad iPhone picture-quality, will try to remember to charge my camera ;)

What were the last books you bought?

The TBR. September 2014

New month, a new pile of books to read. Seeing as fall is fast approaching, or here in Norway, already here. I can’t wait to cozy up under my furry blanket with a stack of (hopefully) good books. This month I want to ease myself back into reading, seeing as I have been slacking for a while.

My September TBR are as follow;

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) by Philip Pullman

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn


The Golden Compass is actually a re-read, but this time I’m reading it in English. I read the series several years ago translated in Norwegian, but I can’t wait to read the books again. The best part, knowing the series is awesome, but not remembering a lot of the plot.

The Eye of Minds have been living in my bookshelf for quite some time, but with the sequel published last month I thougt it time to finally read it. (The sequel, The Rule of Thoughts,  I have allready ordered).

Orange Is the New Black is a “needtoread” for me because i love the Netflix series so so much, and I can’t wait for the 3rd season. Can it just be spring 2015 already?

Gone Girl is a much hyped book amongst book-tubers  as well as friends, and I do love a good mystery novel. This is probably the book I’m looking most forward to this month.


What´s on your September TBR-list?