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Martta

Martta

Joined September 2016

Thriller, Horror, Fantasy, Historical or Non-fiction... Anything goes.
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Police | Jo Nesb
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Found a box of full of books from at the lobby of my building 😍

RaeLovesToRead Love the glittery shoes!! 💕 1d
Martta @RaeLovesToRead Thanks! They are new and I'm still totally crazy about them! 😍 I bought them to myself as a gift for consistency for half a year of my new relationship with food. Makes me soo happy everytime I wear them!! 😁🥰😍 18h
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This was easy and fun. I really liked how it was set in London but in a very different version of London than usually. The story was slightly different than I expected but still a nice read.

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This book made me so angry! It's a good book but I really have complicated feelings about it. I found especially infuriating the doctor's comments in the end. It is painfully realistic and doesn't offer much hope for the reader.

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Karisma ja kultit | Merja Vilenius
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Learned quite a lot about history and modern day cults in Finland. Didn't really know too much about them before. I really liked the dry sense of humor the writer had. It worked really well with the subject matter.

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This was so much fun! I had forgotten how much fun this kind of easy fast phased books can be! This is quite a big book but it went by really fast. I enjoyed the story and would like to read more similar type of books.

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You don't really have to even turn to the first page before this book hits you with some heavy topics. It's already on the other side of the front cover. 😱

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Salad as a dinner and some reading to go with it. 😁

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Martha Quest | Doris Lessing
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Found my first Doris Lessing book from book swap shelves. I remember my Finnish teacher speaking about her but I've never before read any of her books. Now is my chance! The plot sounds interesting. 😍

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Took some old books to book swap shelves at a mall and also found one new one to take home with me. 😁

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Karisma ja kultit | Merja Vilenius
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Started a new non-fiction book about cults in Finland. I've been wanting to read more about cults for the longest time! I have so many books waiting in my bookshelf. Now I decided I'm going to read atleast two of them during 2023 and this is the first one. 🤓

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Every Christmas I buy these handmade chocolates to eat while reading. This is my this year's selection! These are sooo good! 😍😋

ReadingRachael They look wonderful 😋 1mo
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My list of books I read in 2022. Quite a short one. 26 books in total. I'm still happy with what I read last year. Really enjoyed many of them! 😍

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Train reading. 🚂🚃🚃🚃

Going home from spending Christmas at my parent's home.

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Lunch & reading at the cafeteria 📚😋

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Snow | Orhan Pamuk
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I took some old books to the used bookstore and got these in return! 😍📚

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My favourite reading time and set up! Christmas night, tea and chocolate! 😍 I'm sooo glad that I chose this book as my Christmas reading this year! It's so full of action and I have really missed the world and characters.

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Going to my parents place for Christmas. 🎄

Wanted to take something easy and fun with me to read during the holidays. This is also big enough to last the whole week. 😁

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Stimmen | Ursula Poznanski
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Austrian thriller. I really liked it! The storyline was surprising and the characters were well rounded. I always get a bit bored if the plot is predictable because I think that's the risk you take when reading books about solving crime. When you've read enough of them they start to be a bit repetitive. Could definitely read more books by her. 📚

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I don't know why I reacted so strongly to this little book. Not many stories give me genuine scare but this one did. It had quite many death omens that got to me for some reason even though they were really just a side notes. This book taught me a lot about imigrant life at the early 20th century and how it was to travel in ships like the Titanic. Also learned a lot about the sinking of the Titanic from a passanger's point of view.

Wesleypaker Hello how are you doing today ? 2mo
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Stimmen | Ursula Poznanski
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I think this will be my very first Austrian thriller. 🤔

I love the cover! 😍

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mini book haul 😍

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This writer has an extremely anoying way of referring to "bad omens", "tragic events" and "painful fate" on every second page. I understand if she would have used it a few times to make an effect but this feels like too much. ?‍♀️

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Started reading this. This is a true story of a mystery child found floating in the ocean after Titanic sank and how they found out who he was. This book tells also a story about his family and imigrant life in USA around the time.

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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I loved this! It's so strange and funny and has so many layers on it. I think you'd get even more out of it if you are familiar with Shakespeare's The Tempest. I especially loved the part where the prisoners learned how to swear as the characters do in Shakespeare's play. Made me laugh outloud. 😂

Also loved to see how the main character Felix matured throughout the book.

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Noticed that I had accidentally bought one book in two different languages. So yes it's good to go through your library every once in awhile. 🤦‍♀️

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More organising pictures. 😊

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More organising pictures. 😊

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Cataloging all the books of one of my bookshelves to LibraryThing and also a bit of cleaning my bookshelf. It's been couple of years I've done this last time and there are so many new ones! 😱😍

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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This book suprised me! I was a bit scared to pick it up because I was afraid that it would be difficult and slow read but it totally wasn't! This story is located in a place and time that just makes you want to know more. This story has everything: mafia, coming of age, disability, family dynamics, world war, party scene, well written characters, mechanics and crime. I'm going to find out what else has she written. 😍

Suet624 Her recent book, The Candy House, was just selected as one of the top 10 books of 2022 by the New York Times. 2mo
LeeRHarry I really enjoyed A Visit from the Goon Squad when I read it an age ago. 2mo
Martta @Suet624 & @LeeRHarry Thanks for the tips! I will totally look for those! 😊👍 2mo
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Reading on the train 🤓📖

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Usually I try to read books that have spent longer time on my bookshelf but since I'm travelling now and my earlier book finished yesterday I need to go with a bit more resent one. I got this earlier this week. It sounds so interesting! 😍

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There is a book swaping spot at the local library. Didn't find anything interesting there today. 📚

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Went to this used bookstore yesterday. You never know what treasures are hiding here. It's definitely my favourite! 🥰📚

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1984 | George Orwell
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Look at this edition! 😍

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Visited the used bookstore today. Look at all the finds I made! 😍

CuriousG I loved Hag-Seed! 2mo
Dilara That‘s a good haul! And I love your mug 😀 2mo
Martta @Dilara It's one of my favourites as well! 😊 2mo
Martta @CuriousG Good to know! I thought that the back cover text sounded really interesting. 😁 2mo
CuriousG I read Hag-Seed right after I saw a brilliant performance of The Tempest at the Stratford Festival (Canada, not England) and that may have contributed, but I think overall it is just a really good read. 2mo
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Some train reading. I'm really surprised how much I love this book! 🤓📚 🚂🚃🚃🚃

LeeRHarry Good to know as I have it on my TBR 😊 3mo
Martta @LeeRHarry You should really read it! I'm almost half way through and I really like how fresh the story feels and all the characters are also written really well. 😊 3mo
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Wanted to read something a bit longer. I found this a year ago from book fair and have been waiting to get to it. Now it feels like a perfect time. 😊📚

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The Court Dancer | Kyung-Sook Shin
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I loved this book! I feel it's like a Korean version of Notre-Dame of Paris except all the characters were so much better. I remember reading Hugo's book and feeling so much anger towards characters that were just so anoying. This book's characters and storylines are very similar. I also really liked the unique way of writing. It felt like reading somebody's thoughts. The structure alligned really well with my thinking. 😊❤️

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Reorganized my boyfriend's bookshelf. He has a bit less books than me. 😂😂

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The Court Dancer | Kyung-Sook Shin
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This book addresses the very relevant issue with museums quite a lot. The way western countries took away treasures as spoils of war and how those treasures then ended up in museums far from their original homelands. In a way this book is a commentary of colliding, combining and tresuring different forms of culture.

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Tiny book full of new information. I really like when researchers turn their research in a reader friendly form. This book gave me so much new information about paganism, Finland's historical culture and witch trials!

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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I really liked this book! First I thought that it was kind of heavy and difficult to read because the book starts by telling a lot of mythological details about the main characters and their family. But when the book got going the athmosphere changes totally and it is very nice ro read and the story is compelling.

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The Court Dancer | Kyung-Sook Shin
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Look how beautiful illustrations this book has! 😍

KristiAhlers Oh that is so pretty! I love that books are now art in so many ways 3mo
KristiAhlers Wow I just read the blurb. I‘m going to have to get a hold of a copy of this book! 3mo
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The Court Dancer | Kyung-Sook Shin
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Started reading this. It's been awhile since I've read a book set in Korea. 📚

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Shelter | Jayne Anne Phillips
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Olive Kitteridge has been on my TBR pile for a long time. Mafia export is about different mafia organisations around the world and the other two are really interesting impulse buys. 😁📚

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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These are all my new historical fiction books bought from book fair. All of these were kind of impulse buys. 😊

TheSpineView Loved Beneath A Scarlett Sky. Hope you enjoy! 3mo
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Dance of thieves | Mary Pearson
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This is my bought because of Social media/Booktube pile. 😁😍

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I got a few Asian books. I've noticed that I'm currently quite interested about literature set in that area. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 and Snow flower and the secret fan have been on my TBR for a long time and I've heard a lot of good things about the Memory police.

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My finds from the book fair. I might have gone a bit overboard! 🙈😍

Some of these are impulse purchases but some have been on my TBR for a long time. I'm going to post some more specific photos next. 📚

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Started reading this. It tells a true story about the Witch trials in Finland in the years 1666-1671.

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