I feel like audiobooks have been the craze for the longest time, and I decided to give them a shot a few months ago. Honestly, audiobooks are not for me, which is a shame because they can be very helpful when I’m too busy to sit down and read.
I tried listening to Pride and Prejudice while I was working out, and my mind kept drifting, and I couldn’t really focus on the story. So, I switched to music instead. I should have seen this coming, because whenever someone was reading out loud and I didn’t have the text in front of me to follow along with, I’ve always struggled to not drift off into a million and one thoughts.
I don’t know if I should give them another try, because university is coming up, and I know I won’t have much time to sit down and read, and there are so many books yet so little time.
But I want to know what your guy’s opinions are in regards to audiobooks. Do you like them? Do you rather listen to an audiobook or read the book instead? Or are you like me and just can’t seem to get into them? Let me know your opinions down below.
Thanks for reading ❤
I was tagged by two wonderful book bloggers, Traveling Through Words and Book Princess Reviews, so thank you both for tagging me! This tag was originally created by Okoto Enigma you guys should definitely check out their awesome blogs.
Today is Wednesday, which means T5W!
This week’s topic is: Favorite Underrated Books – Give some love to those books that aren’t as widely talked about. Those hidden gems. Those books that maybe used to be popular but people have forgotten about and they still deserve some love.
1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I feel like this book isn’t as talked about, or read in the books community, and it should be! I absolutely loved this book, and the message that it has. I feel like everyone should give this book a try.
As many of you know, today’s blog post allows my inner fan girl to come out and well, fan girl. I have quite a few obsessions and every few days I always find something new to love and share. So, without further a do, here are my current favorites.
TV shows – Salem
This show only has 3 seasons, and I’m pretty sure it got cancelled, but I’m not 100% sure on that one. But, I’ve already finished season 1 and I love it! I have to admit, I almost didn’t continue on with this show after the first episode, because I didn’t think it was for me. However, something kept drawing me back in, so I continued on with this show and I’m so glad that I did.
This show is about the infamous Salem trials. I must warn you guys, if you don’t like scary things, or get scared very easily, I don’t recommend. I absolutely love scary movies/TV shows/books etc. but at times, even I got creeped out. I got very invested in the storyline and in some of the characters. I haven’t watched season 2 yet, but by how crazy that season 1 finale went, I cannot wait until I start it.
This week’s international book of the week is: Family Ties by Clarice Lispector.
Original title: Laços de Família.
Original language: Portuguese.
What it’s about: This book is composed of short stories written in the 1960s, I’m not sure if any of them correlate to her life, or if they are all fiction, but I’ve heard such good things about both this book and the author.
Why I chose it: The reason that I chose this book is because I have to read books written in Portuguese so I can expand my vocabulary, and writing. So that being said, you guys will notice that a lot of my future international book of the weeks will include quite a few Portuguese books. But for anyone out there who is interested in reading this book, there is an English version of this, and all of her other books.
I’ve been having terrible wi-fi for the past two days and I’m very impatient when it comes to slow wifi, so I decided to just give it a rest for a few days. But, it looks like it’s back to normal now *woohoo*. So I’m sorry for being so inactive on here.
Sundays are the days where I do my weekly wrap ups, but this week has been so hectic and busy that I didn’t get a chance to finish any of the books that I’ve been reading. So, instead, I’m just going to list the books that I’m currently reading and will hopefully be finished with them soon!
Because I can never get tired of Harry Potter I decided to do the Harry Potter spell tag! I found the set of questions at dreamladbookblog, so check her out! Her answers are pretty awesome. Now onto the tag!
Guys I turn 20 today!!! Isn’t that wild? It feels like it was only yesterday that I turned 16, and I felt so grown up back then. But now looking back, I was still a wee little baby. But 20, oh man, I feel so old.
This week’s topic: Favorite Polarizing Books – These are books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. Pick some of your favorites that fall into this category.
You can find the Goodreads group here.
I’m always obsessing over something and sometimes I just want to go crazy and fangirl. Hence why I thought of this weekly post. This way, I get to share my emotions (I have many), recommend some good stuff to you guys and maybe we can fangirl together.
TV Show: Skam
Guys, this show is easily one of my favorite shows of all time. If you haven’t watched it, I HIGHLY recommend you do so. It’s a Norwegian show, skam meaning shame in Norwegian, but you can easily find it with english subtitles (I’ll actually link the videos I watched up above, if anyone is interested). If any of you have seen skins, its kind of like that but a watered down version, aka I can watch it when my parents are around. There are 3 seasons so far, and each focuses on a main character, and every issue that the characters go through are pretty relatable or at least very relevant in today’s society. Be warned, I found season 1 just a little bit boring in the beginning but trust me, it gets better.
This weeks international book of the week is: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
Original title: Män som hatar kvinnor, I actually put that title on google translate to see how close the translation was, and it actually translates to “Men who hate woman”, so I thought that was interesting.
Original language: This book is originally written in Swedish, but since I can’t read nor understand Swedish, I will be reading it in english.
What it’s about: Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is