You matter

When I look up at the starry sky I sometimes feel small and insignificant. But I also feel like I`m a part of something bigger. I am created by Him who created the world (!), and placed on earth to live my time here. All my qualities and weird quirks are put together to the person that`s me. Yes, all my qualities can be replaced. They can be found everywhere among the 7 billion people that live on earth. But my qualities will never be in the same place and meet the people I am going to meet, if it wasn`t for me. All my qualities will never get together to be able to see the people I can see, if it wasn´t for me. All my qualities will never be a part of the lives of the people around me, if it wasn`t for me. I am important.

You are important. You are loved.

Merry Christmas

Autumn readings

Well, I guess I`m not very good at running a blog. But seeing as this is a book blog, my writing depends on how many books I read. I have so many assignments and test at school, that I only have time to read in the vacations. So here`s the books I finished reading so far this autumn:

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by  J.K. Rowling
“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Since you`ve been gone” by Morgan Matson

The Harry Potter books are great, obviously, and they get more amazing the more I read them.
“The Secret Garden” is a childrensbook, and it was a good story.  I think I would have enjoyed it more if I were a bit younger, though.
“Since you`ve been gone” was not amazing, but I liked the story. If the beginning and the end of the book was left out, I think it would have been even better.

Now, let´s see what I can read during christmas vacation! 😀

Mixing up characters and dystopian novels

So, this last one and a half week I`ve not really had that much homework, and that gives me more time to read!!! 😀 YEEEEY
And I`ve read a lot, even for me. I`ve read four dystopian novels. And when I read them this close in time after each other, I sometimes mixed up the characters. That`s really annoying!!! Like, for half a book I thought the main character’s father was in a wheelchair until he suddenly was walking around in the gardens, and i was like “WHAT, CAN HE WALK AGAIN” before I realized that it was a different book…. :/

So, first I read “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard, which was an okay book. It wasn`t a book that made me go WOW, but the ending of the book was so good that I feel like I have to read the sequel. (Which, btw, is not coming out until february 2016!!! NOOOOOOO!)

And then I read “Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver (#2 in the Delirium series). And that was a book that really made me go WOW. It`s such a long time since I read the first book, but I remembered soon enough and I really liked reading it. BUT LAUREN OLIVER YOU CAN`T END A BOOK LIKE THAT, LIKE SERIOUSLY WHAT ARE YOU DOING? And I should have known, I really should have known, because she did just the same in delirium. And NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Well, when I got over my feels, I read #2 (The Elite) and #3 (The One) in the Selection series. And even though there are a lot of things that the author could have made better, I really liked just getting to know the story. While reading the last part of “the One” I literally was on a rollecoaster of emotion; I laughed, I cried and I had my mouth wide opened for at least two pages. WHUUUUUUUUTTTT? How can the characters be so stupid? And then everything is okay, and I`m relieved, and then suddenly I`m crying and then I just skafvhiogafnavoosang!

So, I`m fine, even though my reading heart has been through a lot lately :*

-A life through books

Long Time No See

Okay, so it`s been forever since I last posted something… (4 months to be precise)
And seeing as I only ever posted 4 posts, this blog is going great (!), haha

But, I might change that. The summer is almost over, I`m cherishing the last 11 hours the best I can, and then school will start again. 😦 I have no idea how many books I will be able to read throughout the school year, and judging by last year; not many.
I have however read (in my opinion) many books this summer. I`ve finished 13 books, and if I finish the one I`m reading  tonight, it will be 14.

So I kind of want to write about them, or about books in general. And keep track of what I read, and my tbr-lists. (It will also be a way to practise and maintain my english writing skills, because I`m no longer going to learn any english in school… 😦 )

THE SUMMER VACATION`S CONQUERED BOOKS

“Father of the other one” by Parinoush Saniee
“The caveman” by Jørn Lier Horst
“Healing unplugged” by Bill Johnson and Randy Clark
“The sunrise” by Victoria Hislop
“Me before you” by Jojo Moyes
“To kill a mockingbird” by Harper Lee
“Because you`ll never meet me” by Leah Thomas
“Why doesn`t God write in the sky” by Espen Ottosen
“The Christian atheist” by Craig Groeschel
“The selection” by Kiera Cass
“The girl on the cliff” by Lucinda Riley
“If i stay” by Gayle Forman
“Hjerterystelse (no english translation)” by Ingvild Sandnes

A classic; Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Hellllo 🙂

Originally I read this book for a school project back in february, but it was a book I`d been wanting to read for a long time. I`ve read another one of his books before (Victoria, which I really enjoyed), and my cousin really recommended this book. So I thought, why not?
The book is originally norwegian, and was published in 1890. The original title is “Sult”. So, one of the barriers getting through this book was the language. I am norwegian, but it was written in an old kind of way.

The book is about a man who lives in late 19th century Kristiania (Norways capital, now Oslo). The novel recounts the adventures of a starving young man whose sense of reality is giving way to a delusionary existence on the darker side of a modern metropolis. While he vainly tries to maintain an outer shell of respectability, his mental and physical decay are recounted in detail. His ordeal, enhanced by his inability or unwillingness to pursue a professional career, which he deems unfit for someone of his abilities, is pictured in a series of encounters which Hamsun himself described as ‘a series of analyses.’
This man hungers, not only for food, but for love, for God and for close relationships. It was a book that really made me think, but it helped a lot reading an analysis of it afterwards. 😛 It`s excitinsultg in its own kind of way, it kept me reading, and it was so intense! All the emotions he was expiriencing, the sudden changes and the hunger.

Looking back, I`m really glad I read this book. The novel has been hailed as the literary opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature. It surely is a classic (especially in Norway), and it was really interesting.

– A life through books

A tough day

Today, life has been hard. It started out good, but then suddenly everything just came crashing over me. It’s hard to explain how I feel, but it’s like a physical pain in my chest. Everything gets so radiant, every colour and emotion stronger than usual. I can feel people’s movements and words piercing through my “bubble”, and all I want to do is run away. But I can’t. I know I can’t run away from what I’m feeling, and I don’t know what to do. Fortunately, I know that it always will get better.

Anyway, I’m in the middle of “the Scorch Trials” (2nd book in Maze Runner-triology), and it’s amazing! 😳 I also bought a new book today called “all the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. I’ve only read fifty pages of the book, but I’m already in love with it 😍

– A Life Through Books

The Giver Quartet

I don`t get the time to read nearly as much as I want to. School is getting harder, and I have less time (and motivation)to read. I`m currently reading about 5 books at once, juggling a bit. (Yay, well done, me)

Anyway, some of what I`ve read so far in 2015 is “the Giver Quartet”. It started kind of random, my friend suggesting a book that i just had to read. So I did. And I absolutely loved it! And then I read the whole quartet. 🙂

THE GIVER (by Lois Lowry)
The giver centers around the 12 year old boy Jonas. He lives in a community where everything is under control. It is a seemingly ideal, if colourless, world of conformity and contentment. Each year they have the annual ceremony, where each age group marks their transition to the next. At 9 you get your bicycle, at 12 you get your life assignment. Jonas doesn`t get one of the normal assignments, he is chosen for something important. He is gogivering to be the next Receiver of Memory. Through the memories that “the giver” shares with him, he begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

This book has become one of the most influential novels of our time, according to Amazon. It was originally written as a childrens book, but it fits all age groups. Schools and stated are banning it, saying it isn`t “fitting for the age group”.

“The Giver graced the ALA’s top 100 list both decades of its existence, ranking eleventh from 1990-1999, while dropping to twenty-third from 2000-2009.”, according to this article:  http://www.walden.com/blog/banned-books-week-the-givers-history-with-being-considered-a-banned-book/

After reading the first book, in almost one night, I just had to read more. The sequels are:

GATHERING BLUE
MESSENGER
SON

I liked the first book best, but they were all pretty good. 🙂 These are books that make you think, about your life and how the world works.

– A Life Through Books

Hello world!

Hello! 🙂

As the name suggests, this blog will show you a bit of my life through the books that I read. I love books with all my heart, even though I have been through kind of a drought lately…
Through this blog I want to keep track of what I read, and how I feel while and after I`ve read the book. So, why not just keep a journal? I don`t know, I guess in some way I also want to inspire others. And make new friends.

I`m really excited to start, and then we`ll see where this road leads! Do you want to walk with me? Come on, let`s go! 🙂

– A Life Through Books