I’ve begun to really like these posts. I really enjoy sitting Sunday evening or night and look back on the week. It’s kinda scary how much you forget. All the small things. Those are important as well. I think it’s all the small things that makes a week special.
1. This week I finished a very very good book. No that’s a understatement. It was incredible – downright amazing! I love reading. I love it when you get totally lost in a book and the outside world disappears and you become one with the characters in a story. That’s just the best feeling ever. And it is even better when you live in the story even after you’ve read the last page and closed the book. If you love reading as much as I do, you’ve probably already guessed what book I finished this week from the picture above. Yes – The Fault in our Stars by John Green. What a story! The first 24 hours after finishing the book I walked around in a trance. I’ve (almost) never cried when reading a book before – but this time… This time the tears streamed down my cheeks. I mean – when you combine the subjects love, friendship and cancer the story is meant to be sad. And so it was. But also incredibly beautiful. I only have one thing to say: read it!
2. I’ve said it before, and I’ll do it again: I love it when you find new blogs to follow. I recently stumbled upon the blog Honey and Figs. A little blog hosted by a mom and her daughter. I love how they have both feet on the ground and their recipes are simple and healthy. Just check out this salad. It’s amazing. I’ve made it two days in a row this week. The picture above is from one of the evenings. Isn’t os pretty?
3. Fall is here. And I love it! (Yeah – fall is great!) Today I baked my family’s favourite treat: Cinnamon Roll Wreath. I made up my own recipe almost a year ago and still, every time I suggest baking something for the family they say: “Oh, make you big cinnamon wreath!”. Haha – I’m very glad they like it that much (though I sometimes wish I could go make a new thing – I love making up new recipes). I too really like this one. Check out the recipe.
4. One of my all-time-favourite stories is the one about Harry Potter. I would even say it IS my favourite book. I’ve grown up with the story about the wizard and his friends and enemies. I remember how I walked around waiting desperately for the last two books to be released. Unfortunately I wasn’t old enough to read the others myself when they first were released. My dad read them to Alexander and I (but I’ve also read them myself later). J. K. Rowling is kind of my idol. How can anybody have such an imagination and make up such a complex plot and such a big new world. Wow!
Anyway – let me get to the point: At the ATU camp some awesome guys and I made a Harry Potter quiz – in the middle of the night. Sounds crazy I know but it was SO much fun. But also it reminded me how much of the story I had forgotten. All the small things, which really are what makes the story amazing. So I decided that I had to read all of the books again. It’s just a shame that I have to many other books to read.
But well, Friday night I had time for reading, but I didn’t have a book, since I had just finished The Fault in our Stars. But then i remembered something: My brother and I used to listen to Harry Potter audio books when we were younger. So I started looking for those audio books – and I found them!
Best. Found. Ever.
First I was quite doubtful. I love real books. But it turns out audio books are the most brilliant invention ever (ok not quite, but almost). Why? Because you can do stuff whilst “reading” an amazing book. I’ve been listening to Harry Potter the entire weekend. While I cleaned my room, while I was in the kitchen, on the train to Copenhagen and the best thing:
While I was running
I’ve never been a fan of listening to music whilst running, but audio books? Fantastic. I love running. I really do. But sometimes it is quite hard to keep pushing yourself to get going. But when you are listening to a good book you barely notice you are working out. I mean it! I’ve never been running 10 kilometers faster than I did today. Perfect!
From now on I’m a big fan of audio books! I’ve heard the entire “Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone” and 2 chapters of “The Chamber of Secrets” in a weekend.
Sorry sorry sorry for the loooooong post. That is not the intention with these posts Josefine!!!
5. Fro-Yo!!! Saturday I went to Copenhagen with some of my best friends: Marie, Karen, Signe and Amanda. Such a cosy evening. I love those girls (and I love fro.yo!)
6. Only one and a half week till I go to Boston with the school. I can’t wait!