Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer reading

Over the last month or so I have been able to fit in a bit of reading. I love to read books, though sometimes it can go ages between me finishing a book, and suddenly I get caught up in a book and I can't put it down. Within the last month and a half I have almost finished 3 books (still have a few chapters left of the 3rd one).

First I read a book which translated into English would be called something like "Dad, I'm alive" its written by a girl and her dad, and describes everything that happened in Norway on July 20th 2011 and the months after. Her dad was on his way to Oslo when the bomb went of in the center, shortly after his daughter calls him and tells him someone is shooting wildly on this little island where she is on a political summer camp. At first he doesn't believe her, and says it's probably just some fireworks... but there was no such things as fireworks, there was a maniac on the island. I had a really hard time putting down the book, I remember watching it all on the news, but hearing her story made it so much more real.

The second book was "The Help", which I'm sure a lot of you have heard about. It's a story about the black women in Mississippi during the 1960's. I can't believe how some of these women have been treated by the white ladies, and then in between there are some really nice white women, but they aren't telling their friends how they have helped maids out, because they are afraid of being judged. I found the book interesting, I don't know why, probably because Denmark hasn't had a lot of Race problems... at least nothing close to what went on in the Southern USA.

The third book I'm reading is Tori Spellings "sTORItelling". I haven't finished it yet, but I find it pretty amusing, she really has a great sense of humour. I really has seen a whole other side of her, I honestly thought she was "daddy's little rich girl", but I guess her life hasn't always been easy... well not like she starved or anything, but emotionally it can't always have been easy being Aaron Spellings daughter.

Looking at the last 3 books I've read I guess you can't say that I go for just one kind of books, but I do like to read biographies, I also enjoy chick lit books, and then if I have to name my favourite author it will be John Grisham, and well his books doesn't really fall under chick lit... It all depends of my mood when starting a book.

And can you believe that I'm actually blogging again? That makes it twice in 3 days:)


  1. I've read the last two and liked them both. Actually, I was really surprised by how much I liked Tori Spelling's book. Heard her books after this one are pretty good too.

    Have fun reading!

  2. I really loved The Help, and sTORItelling is one of my favorites - all of her books are so funny.

  3. I loved The Help. I just couldn't stop thinking about it while reading it! I remember seeing the news reports about the Norway shooting and couldn't believe it. Such a tragedy.


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