Ten characters I’d name my children or pets after


Ten characters I’d name my children or pets after

I think I’ll stick to pets on this one. Would be too scared to name after any GoT characters before I know how they turn out in the end 😉

1. Biffy – as in Sandelio de Rabiffano aka Biffy in The Parasol Protectorate and The Custard Protocol books by Gail Carriger.

2. Lizzy – as in Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

3/4. Fitz/Darcy – as in Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

5. Sherlock – as in Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

6. Watson – as in Dr John Watson in Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

7. Sam – as in Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

8. Alan – as in DCI Alan Banks in the books by Peter Robinson.

9. Poirot – as in Hercule Poirot in the books by Agatha Christie.

10. Fergus – as in Fergus in the Outlander-series by Diana Gabaldon.


All about audio freebie

This weeks TTT topic is; All About Audio freebie —  aka top ten audiobooks you should listen to, 10 books I want to listen to on audio,10 bands you should check out, 10 podcasts you should be listening to, 10 of my all time favorite albums, 10 songs I love, really whatever you can come up with. I’m going to do a top ten of my favourite artists/bands.


Top Ten all about audio freebie

These are my favorites at the moment. In no particular order:

1. Coldplay

2. Snow Patrol

3. Ed Sheeran

4. Damien Rice

5. The Rolling Stones (innan ca 1980)

6. Simon & Garfunkel

7. Martha Wainwright

8. Peter Johansson

9. Fred Åkerström

10. Janis Joplin

Top Ten books of 2016 so far

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I wrote at all on the blog and I thought I might bring myself back into it by toing TTT. But since it’s been a while I’m going to cheat and instead of this weeks topic, Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre , I’m going to do a top ten of the books I’ve read so far this year.


Top Ten books of 2016 – so far.

In no particular order:

1. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

2. Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes #2) by Anthony Horowitz

3. Splinter the Silence (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan #9) by Val McDermid

4. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simison

5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

6. Imprudence (The Custard Protocol #2) by Gail Carriger

7. The Perfect Present by Karen Swan

8. Mr. Darcy’s Diary (Jane Austen Hesoes #1) by Amanda Grange

9. The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (Isabel Dalhousie #8) by Alexander McCall Smith

10. A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley #19) by Elizabeth George

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

Tuesday again and time for a new list challenge from The Broke and the Bookish .

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015 (you can do it by only 2015 releases,  overall , by genre (top ten fantasy books I read in 2015), etc. however you choose to make your BEST list)

I’m choosing an overall list and there’s even a couple of non ficion books in there. As usual there’s no particular order:

1. Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon

2. Start with Why by Simon Sinek

3.  The Color Purple by Alice Walker

4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

5. Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

6. Den vidunderliga kärlekens historia (eng. title: The horrific sufferings of the mindreading monster Hercules Barefoot, his wonderful love and his terrible hatred) by Carl-Johan Vallgren

7. Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

8. The Hours by Michael Cunningham

9. Even Dogs in the Wild (DI Rebus #20) by Ian Rankin

10.  How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis

Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

890bc-toptentuesday2Tuesday again and time for a new list challenge from The Broke and the Bookish .

Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

Firstly I should come clean and say that I haven’t been reading that many new authors this year looking back on the 50 odd books I’ve logged into Goodreads. But here it goes. In no particular order:

1. Tom Rob Smith

2. Paul Auster

3.  Alice Walker

4. Mark Haddon

5. Jeanette Winterson

6. Carl-Johan Vallgren

7. Joanna Trollope (counting her even though I’ve technically read her since I’ve read her reimagineing of Sense and Sensibility)

8. Michael Cunningham

9. Selma Lagerlöf

10. Laurence Cossé

Top Ten Tuesday v 34 – Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors

890bc-toptentuesday2Har inte gjort en sådan här på evigheter känns det som men ska försöka komma in i bloggandet igen. Här är veckans tio i topp från The Broke and the Bookish .

Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors (no matter the genre or what it’s about…you’ll buy it from these authors!)

  1. Gail Carriger – älskar alla hennes böcker

2. Katarina Bivald – har bara gett ut två men känns redan som en must buy

3. E.L. James – jag vet att hon är dålig men fortsätter hon klämma ur sig 50shades böcker så kommer jag att köpa de

4. Ian Rankin -en av de bästa deckarförfattarna

5. Peter Robinson – se föregående motivering

6. Fredrik Backman – har ännu bara läst Ove men har de andra ändå

7. Elizabeth George – också en bra deckarförfattare

8. Marian Keyes – feelgood som ofta har lite djupare mening


Det är nog så här långt jag kommer den här veckan. Vi har ju författare som Val McDermid och Diana Gabaldon som hade kunnat vara med men som jag enbart har vissa serier på autobuy hos.


Top Ten Tuesday v 25 – Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

890bc-toptentuesday2Tuesday again and time for a new list challenge from The Broke and the Bookish .

Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

I haven’t done one of these in a while so I thought I’d give it a go. Will just put in the ones that I feel like reading right now, I know this will change, it always does 🙂

1. Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) by Diana Gabaldon – can’t wait to see what will happen next for Jamie and Claire.

2. No humans involved (Women of the Otherworld #7) by Kelley Armstrong – am so into this series right now.

3.  Grey by E.L. James – I know, the writing really isn’t that good but I can’t stay away, and the story from Christian’s perspective, this could be interesting.

4. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín – it’s been way too long since I read a (for me anyway) new Tóibín.

5. Us by David Nicholls – been sitting on my shelf too long,

6. Ford County by John Grisham – can’t go wrong with Grisham.

7. Surfacing by Margaret Atwood – first time trying Atwood.

8. The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt – read her partner a while ago so I feel like trying her out as well.

9. Sonata for Miriam by Linda Olsson –  swedish author who writes in swedish and english at the same time, interesting process.

10. blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris – read Gospel of Loki not to long ago and loved it so I want to read this unread one I have at home.


Top Ten Tuesday v 19 – Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

890bc-toptentuesday2Tuesday again and time for a new list challenge from The Broke and the Bookish .

Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

I’m just going to go with the ones that pop into my head first, because there are so many. And keep to live ones.

1. Gail Carriger

2. Val McDermid

3. Jo Nesbø

4. Ian Rankin

5. Roddy Doyle

6. Eleanor Catton

7. Elizabeth George

8. Kelley Armstrong

9. Hilary Mantel

10. Ken Follett

With all of these I’d love to discuss litterature in general and their own books in particular. Also writing and creativity which I find so fascinating.


Top Ten Tuesday v 17 – Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

890bc-toptentuesday2Tuesday again and time for a new list challenge from The Broke and the Bookish .

Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors (yeah, I’m mean like that! You could narrow it down to a genre if you it REALLY kills you…or just make your list a top 20 😛 )

In no particular order and off the top of my head.

1. Charles Dickens

2. Val McDermid

3. Jane Austen

4. Peter Robinson

5.  Jo Nesbø

6. William Shakespeare

7. Ian Rankin

8. P.D. James

9. John Grisham

10. J.R.R. Tolkien

And as I write that last name more and more comes flooding into my mind, but I’m going to stick with these. For this time.


Top Ten Tuesday v 13 – ten books from our childhood/teen years we’d like to revisit

890bc-toptentuesday2Tuesday again and time for a new list challenge from The Broke and the Bookish .

Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit

I’m going to list books that I loved. I wish I could go back to that first time reading them, but I think many of these will not have stood the test of time.

1. Nancy Drew (or Kitty as they´re called in Sweden for some reason) by Carolyn Keene (pseudonym)- absolutely loved these growing up, read all I could get my hands on.

2. The Famous Five (Vi Fem-böckerna) by Enid Blyton – my dad had a bunch of these from when he grew up that when I was a kid lived in a suitcase at my grandparents. I would usually spend a few weeks each year during school holidays with them at their farm and I always read them when I was staying there.

3. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne på Grönkulla) – borrowed these again and again from the local library growing up.

4. The Little House on the Prairie (Lilla huset på prärien) by Laura Ingalls Wilder – loved both the books and the tv-show.

5.  The Hardy Boys (Bröderna Hardy) by Franklin W. Dixon (pseudonym) – some of these also lived in the suitcase with the Famous Five books. I also had some cross-over books with the brothers and Nancy Drew.

6. Goodnight Mister Tom (Godnatt Mr Tom) by Michelle Magorian – I remember vividly how our teacher read this out loud to the class when I was about 8-9years old. After that I read it a few times myself.

7. Lord of the Rings (Sagan om ringen) by J.R.R. Tolkien – read these for the first time when I was 12, I’ve read them a few times since then as well 🙂

8. The Three Musketeers (De tre musketörerna) by Alexandre Dumas – loved this in my early teens, have not read it since. This I think I would still enjoy greatly though.

9. Pettson och Findus (Pettson and Findus) bu Sven Nordqvist – still love these books with all their detalied pictures to get lost in for hours. Appropriate for all ages I would say.

10. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell – I loved reading stories about horses almost as much as I was sad over the fact that I’m allergic to them.