2017 in Books

2017 was crazy and magical. I was in Night Court with High Fae, I tried to rule Amber, I was in Underland with giant rats, beetles and bats, I founds answers in Weep and met Lazlo Strange, I participated in international Warcross Championships, I did quite a lot of travelling: I was on Mars, Erilea & Moon…also I sneaked into Ministry of Magic. I met a Lightning Girl who bore the weight of Silent Stone, I watched Endgame reach its final phase and I was obsessed with a beautiful stranger, an art student of a name Miranda.

Moreover, I imagined that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent and equal in genius, I had a nightmare and I became a vegetarian and then I think I sort of lost my mind and then there were hungry demons and howling werewolves.

I made some new friends. Death…  Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny and a girl with a mysterious psychic link with a monster. Those were interesting encounters not to forget about infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile.

I learned about different kind of Hunger, of how Marilyn Monroe called every man in her life “daddy” and then I was also Thinking Without Thinking. I met Thousand Naked Strangers and realized that truth can be so much worse than you could imagine and how there always are forgotten heroes.

 

 

In 2017, I read 60,224 pages across 200 books. A lot. You can check my adventures here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/21610643 This year I intend to read 300 books… it will be an adventure of kind I haven’t had in a long time :)

What were your best reads in 2017? What were your favorite places? Did you make any new friends?

Wishing you prosperous and bookish year 2018!

The Sunday Post #3: I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Okay. So I have a feeling that my blog consists of these Sunday Posts…I promise you’ll get better content soon!

Books I read this week. I managed to finish three books:  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us  by Daniel H.Pink, The Killing Lessons (Valerie Hart, #1) by Saul Black: I mean imagine a thriller with not just one but two serial killers…so this was pretty good book. And then the highlight of my week: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli. As for  so many of us, Marilyn Monroe has always been a huge icon for me. My mother always adored Marilyn and that’s how, I think, I ended up seeing all of her films when I was a kid. I knew Marilyn Monroe had a tragic life, however I never realized the extent of it before reading Taraborrelli’s book. This book made me appreciate her career so much more. And also I ended up re-watching her film ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

 

 

Otherwise, it was quite quiet week. I visited National Library of Finland and that was amazing, then I visited Cat Café in Helsinki called ‘Helkatti’ with an old classmate and then on Friday we had this farewell dinner party for some colleagues  at a very nice restaurant.

How’s your week been? What have you been reading? What’s your favorite movie with  Marilyn Monroe?

//Anastasia

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.