Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Martta

Martta

Joined September 2016

Thriller, Horror, Fantasy, Historical or Non-fiction... Anything goes.
reading now icon
Fled: A Novel by Meg Keneally
reading now icon
The Testaments: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
reading now icon
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
blurb
Martta
Fled: A Novel | Meg Keneally
post image

I noticed that I've totally forgotten to update about this. I'm loving it! It's a story about the first convicts from Britain to move to Australia. Such an interesting topic! I've read something about this from the history books. 😊

Found the book bag on the right yesterday. I hope it will succesfully protect books in my backbag because they tend to get damaged sometimes. 📚

blurb
Martta
The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
post image

Just watched a documentary about Sylvia Plath. This was so good and so well made that I would easily watch it again! It was interesting to see the 50's from her point of view and hear the story of her life told by people close to her.

Cinfhen Tagging you @TrishB I know you don‘t like Telly but this might be worth your time 😘 2d
TrishB @Cinfhen I think C has recorded this for me! I may have to give it a go.! 2d
25 likes2 comments
blurb
Martta
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
post image

Food and The Testaments

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Reading this. This is a non-fiction book. It's called The Travel guide to the medieval Finland and it tells exactly about that. The life of people in different classes and the different tribes and the area itself and so on. It's really interesting! 😊

review
Martta
post image
Pickpick

Such a good book! ❤ Gave me so much to think about. This book feels so real and it's written so well! I highly recommend this to anyone interested in reflecting their careers or hoping to find out how to go forward with life. 😊

23 likes1 stack add
blurb
Martta
post image

Finally my summer holiday reading arrived via mail. My holiday ended a week ago so now I have some light reading for the upcoming fall. 🍁🍂 😁

blurb
Martta
post image

So true!

Maria514626 That book! It revealed so much. And I learned so much. 👍 1mo
21 likes1 comment
review
Martta
post image
Pickpick

Classic horror. When reading Susan Hill you can count on good stories. Nice summer read. 😊👻

review
Martta
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
post image
Pickpick

This was entertaining! I think the Jo Nesbø atmosphere is not quite there yet since this is one of his early books but it's close. Also why put an Ikea knife on the cover if it clearly doesn't make an appearance in the book? The description of knifes in this book are very detailed so the person who made the cover could find all the needed info for the right kind of knife in the book if they wanted. 🤔

blurb
Martta
post image

I wonder what thoughts these kind of books bring to men who read them? 🤔

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

So this just happened! 😍❤🎊🎉🎈

Trollkonstnaren 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Onnee :D 1mo
Martta @Trollkonstnaren Tack! 😁👍 1mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
17 likes3 comments
blurb
Martta
post image

Saw these on a second hand store window. They are beautiful! 😍❤

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Library 📚

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Library 📚

GypsyKat 😍😍😍 1mo
18 likes1 comment
blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Library 📚

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Library 📚

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

I've been visiting libraries of Helsinki lately today I went to one of my new favourites. ❤📚

rather_be_reading gorgeous! 1mo
brit91 Beautiful!😍📚 1mo
julesG 😍 1mo
20 likes3 comments
blurb
Martta
Anticancer: A New Way of Life | David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
post image

Sometimes even books don't help. My cousin died of brain cancer a few weeks ago. Today was his funeral. I found this book on a table from his house. Maybe he got hope from it? Maybe it made him think that he could do something about it? Or did he ever even get a chance to read it? There aren't so many situations where books don't make things better but this might be one of those...

ReadingOver50 Sorry for your loss 1mo
Howard_L Condolences on the loss of your cousin 1mo
Martta @ReadingOver50 & @Howard_L Thank you ❤ 1mo
See All 7 Comments
irre So sorry for your loss. 💕💕 1mo
LeeRHarry Sorry for your loss. 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m very sorry for your loss. 💔 1mo
12 likes7 comments
blurb
Martta
post image

Started this. I work in a field (IIoT) that consists mostly of men. Reading books like this makes me feel conflicting. I'm so lucky to live somewhere where these things are a bit easier than in some other places but I still recognize many of the issues in this book and others like it. The road seems to be long. Sometimes I wish I wasn't the only woman around in each meeting, team and project. ☹

review
Martta
post image
Bailedbailed

Decided to bail on this. It started as a good read but as I progressed I realised that this is a wrong book for me to read at this point. I would need to read first some basics of facilitating.

review
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image
Pickpick

This is about networking in general. It gives tips and tools how to broaden your networks and tells how people can progress in their careers through their networks. I liked that this was written from Nordic point of view because networking is somewhat related to culture I think. Atleast when I have gone through tips about networking from Youtube etc. some of the tips are not usable in Finland but this book took that into consideration. 😊

blurb
Martta
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
post image

Breafast at the balcony. 😋🍵🥣

review
Martta
Poison Study (Original) | Maria V Snyder
post image
Pickpick

I_Love_This_Book! 😍 I can't believe how little people are talking about this. This is so good! I just have to order the rest of the series. 😁 Good thing about finding books this old is that no need to wait the publishing of next parts of the series because they are already out. 😊📚

JamieArc I read this about 10 years ago and have vivid memories still of reading it and really enjoying it. 2mo
Martta @JamieArc I'm not surprised. The story and the characters are really memorable. 😁 2mo
22 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Martta
Poison Study (Original) | Maria V Snyder
post image

Aaand I'm done! It's already Monday here and my total reading time was 24h 15m! Made it!!! 😁🎈🎉 #24B4Monday

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🍾🍾 2mo
14 likes1 comment
blurb
Martta
Poison Study (Original) | Maria V Snyder
post image

Just hit 21 hours reading time. Funny, I'll be reaching my 24 hours exactly as the clock strikes midnight. 😁📚 #24B4Monday

blurb
Martta
post image

On to the next horror story for this readathon! 🤓👻 It's still relatively bearable weather outside. Have to make use of it before it becomes too hot and read on the balcony. Today will be the hotest day of the weekend. Tomorrow it will be cooler. 😊 #24B4Monday

blurb
Martta
post image

Morning reading. Almost 15 hours done. 😁 #24B4Monday

blurb
Martta
Poison Study (Original) | Maria V Snyder
post image

Some midnight reading. I'd love to have some tea with this but it's wayyy too hot here for tea even in the middle of the night. Weather reports say early next week will be cooler. I'm so hoping that's true! 🥵 #24B4Monday

blurb
Martta
post image

Book about crazy leaders. This tells about the brains of human and how they work and what should leaders know about the human brain. It's a pretty interesting read! (The tagged book is not the right one but Litsy didn't have this one) 😁 #24B4Monday

blurb
Martta
post image

First horror story finished from this one just as I hit the 10h mark on my #24B4Monday challenge. Just perfectly freezing horror for such a hot sunny summer day! ☀️😁

JazzFeathers Cool cover. 2mo
Clwojick I agree with @jazzfeathers - that cover is stunning! And you're killing it in the readathon! Way to go! 🔥 🔥 2mo
Martta @Clwojick Thanks! And also thanks for the Litsy love! 😁❤ 2mo
19 likes3 comments
blurb
Martta
post image

A bit more work themed reading. This is about facilitative leadership. This seems to hold a lot of new information for me. #24B4Monday 😊

blurb
Martta
post image

Had to move my reading nook back to inside because it became way too hot for reading on the balcony. I usually read horror during summer and this I started today and it just feels perfect! Traditional horror stories. ❤ #24B4Monday

review
Martta
post image
Pickpick

First book of the #24B4Monday readathon done! This gave good tips on decision making. It had a lot of familiar info in it but it was nice to read them through with research material and real life examples. I recommend this to anyone who is involved in decision making in bigger teams or in complicated issues.

blurb
Martta
Poison Study (Original) | Maria V Snyder
post image

Just decided to join #24B4Monday readathon. I've been looking for a perfect readathon to do during my summer vacation and found this unexpectedly. Even though I'm a bit late to start I'm confident that I can get a lot of reading done before Monday. Just yesterday visited the library for some new material by coincidence. 😁📚

blurb
Martta
post image

This book makes me think of the decision making process of a person in a new light. I read this in the hopes of becoming a better project leader. The real life examples are amazing! I'd post a picture of couple of pages but they are in Finnish. ☹

blurb
Martta
post image

Visited a library today and found a bit more reading for work. 😊📚

review
Martta
post image
Pickpick

A bit of work reading. I liked it even though I think he should have focussed more on the leading part. I mean told more about how to lead the different people types and so on. It would have made a much better book. Most things from the first part of this book he already told in his earlier book Surrounded by idiots.

review
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image
Pickpick

This isn't in Litsy's library. This book tells the stories of 39 women from Turku who lived during the middle ages. They are collected from legal documents from the time. Really interesting read! Learned a lot of new things from people's lifes during that time period in Turku and also Sweden.

review
Martta
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
post image
Bailedbailed

I have this rule that when I reach 100 pages mark with a book I'll decide to either read it through or bail. This one I decided to bail. Just couldn't get into the story&characters at all. I felt like this book would have needed a bit more editing. I rarely leave books unfinished because I like to finish what I start but this just isn't for me. ☹

SaturnDoo YAY!!!Glad you're escaping from something you aren't enjoying!!Hoping your next read is just what you need. 😁❤ I truly wish I had abandoned this book instead of suffering through it 😂 2mo
Martta @SaturnDoo It was your comment that finally did it. 😁 I'm already enjoying my next read The Poison study. At least at this point it looks to be really good! 😊 2mo
theshrinkette I feel you. I struggled to get through this, and it was during the worst part of my reading slump, so I felt I HAD to get through it. One of the few times I've told people to stick to the movie. 2mo
Martta @theshrinkette I had the same sort of experience. I tried this as a way out of my reading slump. Didn't work so well. If I get the chance I'll totally try the movie. Feels like this story would work well as a light movie. 😁 2mo
SaturnDoo @Martta 👍👍this is why I ❤ Litsy. You are never alone. We respect and understand each others oponions regardless of the books popularity. We get that not every book isn't meant for everyone. I usually fall on the unpopular opinion side 🤣😂 2mo
23 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
Martta
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
post image

I must say I'm considering abandoning this... I've read a bit over 100 pages and I'm not feeling it at all... 🤔 Opinions? Does it pick up from here?

SaturnDoo 🤢Uggghhh. I feel the same way about it. I wish I had of DNFed it at 100 pages but I didn't.I kept going due to all the rave reviews. 🤔I have about 40 pages left so I'll probably skim my way through those 😐🙄 2mo
Martta @SaturnDoo Thanks so much for the tip! I feel like this book would need some serious editing before I could really get into it. The subject is interesting but the story just doesn't work for me. It's a pity. I've too heard a lot of good about it so I hoped it would be as good as they promised. ☹ 2mo
SaturnDoo @Martta my sentiments exactly. 🙄I just couldn't relate to the characters and I'm not into the story either. Just not meant for me. 2mo
rjsthumbelina @Martta I agree that it needed some editing. I finished it, but probably only bc I listened to the audiobook instead of physically reading 2mo
Martta @SaturnDoo Exactly! @rjsthumbelina Maybe it would be easier to get through as an audio book. Especially if it had a really good reader. 🤔 2mo
24 likes5 comments
blurb
Martta
Unnatural Causes | Richard Shepherd
post image

I started my holiday last week. Usually in the start of my summer holiday I treat myself with a visit to the book store. Here is my summer 2019 pile. Usually during summer I turn to horror/other tough subjects so that's why my reading list looks so dark, deep and interesting. 😍

blurb
Martta
Poison Study (Original) | Maria V Snyder
post image

Started reading this. The start feels very promising! 😊

blurb
Martta
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
post image

I started reading this few days ago. I must say that this is totally new territory for me. I've never before read anything about the lifestyle of rich Asians or Singapore. This feels interesting already! 🤔

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

So this is new; buy a book of poems and get a free bucket with the book. 🤔

Itchyfeetreader Intriguing marketing pitch 3mo
19 likes1 comment
review
Martta
Pines | Blake Crouch
post image
Mehso-so

Well this wasn't what I expected! I thought this was something close to David Baldacci but it ended up more like The Maze Runner. I think this is a good book but the first part could learn something from The Maze Runner. I think it could have given the reader a bit more info and/or breathing breaks to make it more interesting right from the beginning. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series! 😊

Reviewsbylola Loved this series! 3mo
16 likes1 comment
blurb
Martta
Pines | Blake Crouch
post image

Wow! This started getting good fast! 😍 Yesterday I was almost ready to give this up. Now I'm totally hooked! Reminds me a bit of The Maze Runner. 🤔

15 likes1 stack add
blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

There they are! All my books excluding Stephen Kings because those are already in order. I just love seeing these! 😍

blurb
Martta
Untitled | Unknown
post image

I decided it's time for a cleanup. During my move I just pushed all the books in these shelfs and left them there. Now that I've gotten my life together and started reading again I've noticed that I never find anything from here. Hoping to change that tonight. 📚

blurb
Martta
Pines | Blake Crouch
post image

I'm on the page 125. Now would be the perfect time for the main character to get over his headache, pick up the story and do something worth reading... ☹

review
Martta
post image
Pickpick

Such a heart aching read! There are some glimpses of hope in this book. Even more so than in the earlier parts of this series but it's still a very tough read. The parts about the Syrian refugee camps and the human rights issues involving them were especially difficult to get through.