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Martta

Martta

Joined September 2016

Thriller, Horror, Fantasy, Historical or Non-fiction... Anything goes.
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Storm Sister: by Lucinda Riley
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Klara and the Sun: A novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
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This wasn't at all what I expected but I loved it! This was way darker than I anticipated and reminded me of Romeo and Juliet for some reason even though the story is totally different. This is a book for thriller fans.

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I loved to read how Melinda and her foundation have helped people. I learned a lot about philantrophy from this book! It is a book about so much more than just helping women. It's really a big story about how empathy can change society and culture. This made it interesting as well from the professional point of view. (I'm a designer)

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The last line of this book made my heart warm. I'm glad I bought this book. ❤

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The last of the Christmas chocolates & some midnight reading with Ishiguro.

Cathythoughts Chocolates look good. We finished our last Christmas chocolates at the weekend ....just as well , the waistline is expanding 😄 1w
Martta @Cathythoughts I reserved these for exatly this moment! I bought them in this one small special shop and they are handmade and they taste sooo good!! 😋 1w
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So this time my #20in4 ended here. A bit less than a 8 hours left. I'm happy with this I had so many other things going on than just reading. Next month I'll be all in!!!! 😍😍

julesG You could add a few more hours tomorrow. 2w
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Ready for the new year. 🤓📚📖

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Because I love things on paper I keep my "read this year" -list on the wall of my bookshelf with blue sticker. I think this makes the reading experience even better during the year because I can actually see the list growing longer and longer. This year's result was 40 books read. I'm really happy with this because I completed my studies and changed my workplace this year on top of Corona ofcourse so there was a lot going on. ?

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Finally had the time to gather my thoughts about last year's reading. So @Tove_Reads here are my 5 star picks for the year 2021. This was really fun! Thank you for the tag! 😊👍📚

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Loving every minute of this #readathon !!! 🥰😍📚 It's been ages since I've last done this!

A bit under 12 hours to go. I don't know if I can make it but I'll try. 😅

#20in4

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Learning new aspects about teamwork from this book as well. #20in4

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Storm Sister: | Lucinda Riley
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Just started officially my #20in4 readathon. Yesterday was spent seeing family and travelling so not much time to read there. 😁

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Maidens | Alex Michaelides
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New Christmas bookhaul! I used the rest of my gift card to the bookstore today. 😊📚

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The Rabbit Factor | ANTTI. TUOMAINEN
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Took some old books to second-hand bookstore today and picked these as exchange. Can't wait to get to read these! 😍📚

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My Life as a Rat: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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My friend gave me a gift sertificate to a bookstore for Christmas and I used half of it today. I decided to get this. Have heard a lot of good about it. 😊

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Tough book. Tells the true stories of girls who have been victims of human trafficing and ended up in Spain as prostitutes. I would recommend reading this together with Cocaine coast because human trafficing and drug trafficing go hand in hand and this book explains how.

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I took some pictures today. It's -30°C here. Perfect reading weather! Here are some Christmassy winter pictures for your cosy reading motivation as well! 🎄📚🤓🍵❄️☃️🌨

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful! I‘m jealous! It‘s 70 degrees in Mississippi 🥵 4w
Lizpixie So jealous! It‘s 35C here in Sydney!🥵 4w
IuliaC Merry Christmas! Perfect winter scenery ❄🤍 4w
LeeRHarry Looks lovely - oh to be in Finland in the winter time 💕 well actually anytime tbh 😆 (edited) 4w
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I took some pictures today. It's -30°C here. Perfect reading weather! Here are some Christmassy winter pictures for your cosy reading motivation as well! 🎄📚🤓🍵❄️☃️🌨

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! 🥶🥶 where do you live? 4w
Lizpixie Can I move in with you? Or I‘ll swap you a house in Sydney?🤗 4w
Martta @Lizpixie Great idea! When should we start? 😂 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! Beautiful ❄️💙 3w
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I took some pictures today. It's -30°C here. Perfect reading weather! Here are some Christmassy winter pictures for your cosy reading motivation as well! 🎄📚🤓🍵❄️☃️🌨

Andrew65 🥶🥶🥶🥶 4w
Texreader I love all these photos! Thank you for posting! 4w
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Best of Christmas! ❤🎄

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My second choise for this Christmas's reading. I'm already hooked. I'm soooo happy with both of my choises! This and the Melinda Gates one. 😍

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I started this tonight and I'm already loving it! 😍

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Started to listen to a new audio book. This one is a non-fiction that tells about human trafficking and prostitution in Spain.

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Such a tough book! I've read quite many of these North Korea books and I feel like this one should not be the first read if somebody wants to learn more about the country. This tells an interesting story about a man who grew up in the most guarded prison camp in North Korea. This book doesn't give much political or social context and that's why I think this book would give more if the reader has read more similar kind of books.

tokorowilliamwallace Thanks for the context and information in guiding interested reading parties! 3w
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Story about a man who went to prison and told about his experiences himself in this book. He also read the audio book himself. Really brutal language and there is also a lot of racism in this book. I found his life very interesting. I didn't know much about life in Finnish prisons before this. Learned a lot.

SRWCF Dang, that's an intense stare he has! 4w
Martta @SRWCF I know! He truely looks like a criminal on the cover. 4w
SRWCF @Martta For sure! If I was walking down a dark alley, I wouldn't want to come across him! 😬 4w
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I felt like North Korea book might need a companion that is a bit easier to read so I decided to start my very first Kazuo Ishiguro. 😁

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Started reading this. I can already say that this will be one of the toughest North Korea books I've ever read even though it might also be the shortest.

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Learning what it is like to be a prisoner in Finland. This is quite an eye opener! Immu reads this book himself and it opens nicely his personality. I just can't get enough of this. I'm totally amazed how his mind works it's so strange and hilarious at the same time! Only down side is the shocking language he uses. I guess that is the slang they are using in prison.

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I listened this as audio book. Really did enjoy it. Easy to follow and Turku in the end of 19th sentury was really nice setting for a story like this. 😍

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This was quite good but it lacked the grip that the first book had. This book's events were all over the place even though they were interesting. I think Yelena was kind of looking for herself and the book displayed that and it ended up not working as well as the first book. I'm going to still read the third one and then see if it's worth to read the rest in the series.

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Reading about how to negotiate better. 🤔

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Got to hold an exact replica of a Viking sword. Can you see how red my hand is? That is how heavy it was. 😱🗡

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The castle sold books about castles which was pretty cool. 🥰📚

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Visited this storybook castle the day before yesterday. 😍

ju.ca.no Wow😍 2mo
julesG 😍 2mo
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Didn't find this from the Litsy database. I started listening to this and it's so much fun! Historical fiction set at Turku. 😍

In my opinion world doesn't have enough Nordic historical fiction! 📚😁

LeeRHarry I agree 😊 I don‘t think I‘ve come across any at all - any that you‘d really recommend? 2mo
Martta @LeeRHarry I did a bit of googling and found that not many of them have been translated into English. It's a bit sad because there are many good ones. This is the one I found. It's gory and dark and very good. So it's definitely not for everyone. We have many good historical romance writers also but I learned that they are mostly translated between the Nordic languages and not so much for English. ☹ 2mo
LeeRHarry @Martta that‘s such a shame! HF can be so WWII centric. (edited) 2mo
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This was so much fun! I totally see why all the hype. Even though I've read a lot of books. This one kept surprising me with the plotwists. 😍

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Magic Study (Original) | Maria V Snyder
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Decided I needed something easy and fun to read. I've kind of missed light fantasy reads. I think this will do the trick. 😊

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Little Friend | Donna Tartt
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This was a great stress relief for me. When I have a lot going on in life books like this help me relax. This is not a plot driven book. It focuses on couple of kids and their friendship. If you are looking for something fast phased this is definitely not for you.

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Loved the cover and thought that this might be a bit easier read than the other books I bought. Also the story sounds very interesting!

Here is a picture 4/4

Suet624 lovely cover 2mo
Nag1 Just read this book. Love it 2mo
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12 Years a Slave | Solomon Northup
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Some non-fiction. Fell in love with these. Probably going to start with Pompeij book. It tells about the lives of three different Pompeij residents.

Here is a picture 3/4

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The Gravity of Love | Sara Stridsberg
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Some translated quality literature. These are called "yellow library" and every year they publish more translations. This has been going on for decades and decades. ??

Here is a picture 2/4

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Desert Queen | Janet Wallach
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I also realized I haven't shown all the books I bought from the Helsinki bookfair. I can't wait to get to read these. I love reading the life stories of strong women! 😍

Here is a picture 1/4

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I realized that there are sooo many book pictures I haven't published this fall just because I've been so busy with my studies. 🤓

Here is one. My colleague gave me this late birthday present in October. 😁

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Look at this cover!!!! 😍❤📙

LeeRHarry Stunning!!!😍 3mo
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Book fair at Helsinki! 😍📚

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Book fair at Helsinki! 😍📚

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Book fair at Helsinki! 😍📚

Pageturner1 wow 😮!! that looks awesome! 3mo
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First day #bookhaul from Helsinki book fair 😁🤩😍📚🥰

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Some chunksters!! 🙌🏻📚 3mo
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Book fair at Helsinki! 😍📚

IuliaC Beautiful! Have a wonderful time picking the books you like! 3mo
Martta @IuliaC Thank you! This feels so good after such a long time. This event is going to go on for four days and there are a lot of talks from writers and readers and all kind of other book related fun. 😍 3mo
IuliaC @Martta sounds great! 👍 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds awesome 📚❤️ 3mo
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Book fair at Helsinki! 😍📚

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Book fair at Helsinki! 😍📚