The Sunday Post 16: Breaking Night

Hey peeps, how was your week?

Mine was good, I finished two books: 21 Lessons for the 21 Century by Yuval Noah Harari and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Review of the first book is up and the second one is hopefully coming out soon.

I’ve also been listening to Breaking Night on Audible. It’s inspiring and heartbreaking biography about a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Breaking Night is urban slang for staying up through the night, until the sun rises

The book saddens me because kids shouldn’t suffer. The innocence of handful of years should be protected at whatever cost.

Other than that, I haven’t been up to much. I think I’m feeling a bit melancholic… Sometimes I’m out with friends having a good time and I go back sone years and think oh this is what it should’ve felt like. It’s as if before I didn’t live the happy moments as deeply as now and also it’s like oh this is what people do. Anyway… September is here. How did it creep up on us so slowly … And ah we finally get Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks ūüėć

I’ve been writing sad poems on Wattpad if you want to follow me.

Finished watching La Casa de Papel on Netflix. So good… recommend me something new? Also watched Destination Wedding, very cute in a way.

What have you done? Read? Bought? Watched?

//Anastasia

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The Sunday Post 15: Work, Illuminae and Nonfiction

Hey folks, how are you? I haven’t been blogging in a while again because well my computer broke ‚ėĻÔłŹ and writing on phone is odd.

This week I discovered a beautiful new book shop called Chapters. So big that I really need to go there again:

I bought six books: 21 Lessons for the 21 Century by Yuval Noah Harari, Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks, Do No Harm by Henry Marsh, Collected Poems by W.B Yeats and The Sailor Who From Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima.

I haven’t finished any books this week though I’m nearly done to listening to Illuminae on Audible.

Other than that, we have been trained to do new stuff at work and been watching Money Heist on Netflix. Finally. And Korean drama called Witch’s Love ūüėä Also updated how my blog looks…let me know if it looks bad on your computers.

What have you done? Read? Bought? Watched?

//Anastasia

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The Sunday Post #14: Moved to Dublin!

Hi guys, how’s your week been?

I have been quiet for a while and have not been posting a lot. The reason for that is that I moved to live to Dublin last week and it has been a bit crazy with new job, apartment, Irish bureaucracy and all that. It’s been amazing too but mostly I have this out-of-the-body feeling, like everything is happening to someone else…which probably is not very good.

I finally managed to read some books… I read: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. A wonderful book on lives of Norse gods and there were many stories I had not heard before so that was great. I listened to Audible version and Gaiman is an amazing storyteller.
4/5 stars

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I read Wonder by R. J.¬† Palacio. It was a sweet book, however I did not enjoy it a whole lot… 3/5 stars

What have you done? Watched? What you have you read?
//Anastasia

 

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The Sunday Post #12: Cadavers and Cinderellas

Hi guys, how’s your week been?

This week on blog:
Reviews: Stiff by Mary Roach and The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Both great books.
Then I’ve been really fascinated about India…so I read India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy¬†& Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.¬†Reviews coming up. Both were really horrifying books…I can’t imagine how anyone can live in a slum. And it makes me more and more afraid by how our population is growing.

¬†Series I am watching…I’ve watched some episodes of Jessica Jones finally! So good. I was worried about plot development because there was no Killgrave but it works. Then I’ve been watching this Korean drama (I want to call it soap?) called Cinderella and Four Knights. I’ve been fascinated by Asian drama ever since I watched Japanese drama Doctor X. I also watched new Shondaland show ‘For the People’ …so far so good.

Cinderella and Four Knights - Promotional poster.jpg

Otherwise, it’s not been a nice week since there has been some maintenance work at the apartment and ugh I feel like everything is breaking and needs repairing… And I like my current job a lot but I feel like I want something new.

What have you done?  Watched? What you have you read?
//Anastasia

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The Sunday Post #12: The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference

Hi guys, how’s your week been?

I have been quite active both with reading and blogging and that makes me super happy in a way. It gives me the sense of purpose in life?

My week in books started with Night by Elie Wiesel. It has become one of my all-time favorite books.¬† I could say so much about it…Then I read Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to Fool Others¬† by Robert Trivers and Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World¬† by Bruce Schneier and Guant√°namo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. All books¬†were okay-ish reads, nothing extraordinary. Or maybe it’s Night and it setting very high expectations.¬† Guantanamo Diary felt a bit like brain-wash but I’m not exactly sure what it was. I didn’t like it. Also it was too political but not really expresssing anything. I have also fallen in love with audio books. I’m currently listening to Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers¬†by Mary Roach and it’s kind of fascinating…if you like corpses? Fiction: I have been reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Lots of books <3

This week on blog:
Review: Night by Elie Wiesel
Opinion: From Fiction to Nonfiction
Graph: Popular abbreviations in the eyes of book nerds &
The Sunday Post which you are reading :)

Song I have been listening non-stop this week…

I like the lyrics. And check out Aurora’s songs and music videos . They are magnificent.

Series I am watching…well not watching¬†because of social obligations but hopefully watching soon. ¬†JESSICA JONES SEASON 2!! SERIOUSLY!! CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH IT! IT’S MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE MARVEL SHOW. UGH. I want it and I want it now.

Otherwise, it’s been a more of a quiet week. It’s been cold and snowing in Finland. Been exploring this wintery scenery.

Been focusing on¬†my “long project” which¬†has been to apply for masters’ degree in UK. I feel like I have to tell people about it because it’s my dream and when I tell people about it, I’m more motivated to go after it.¬† Planning to submit all the documents needed for the application within this month. Wish me luck.

What have you done?  Watched?What you have you read?
//Anastasia

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