February wrap-up (a.k.a “week 9”)

Can we just start with this song? I can’t say that I know the National at all, and having listened to the original afterwards, I still prefer this cover by my favorite Icelander:

The Books

Marion Zimmer-Bradley’s The mists of Avalon
Maria Langs Farligt att förtära
Karolina Ramqvists Den vita staden
Lilja Sigurðardóttir’s Snare
Jenny Colgan’s The cafe by the sea
Johanne Hildebrandts Freja
Malala Yousafzai’s I am Malala
A.J. Jacobs’ The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

They were all pretty good, I have to say. Looking back, I remember Snare (not necessarily the storyline, but the feeling the book gave me) and Freja. Meanwhile Jenny Colgan has become my most reliable read when it comes to chicklit.

Concerning Maria Lange though – I rather enjoy the books, but the mortality rate in them is close to Midsummer Murders numbers, and you as a reader wonder how this woman can be welcomed into any circles.

The Movies

Decoy Bride

Yep, rewatched it. David Tennant is in it, and they speak Scottish – what’s not to love?

The Shows

Orphan Black
Gilmore Girls
Derry Girls
The Good Place
House of Cards
Star Trek: Discovery

We finished Orphan Black! And yeah, it was pretty great. Very impressed by Tatiana Maslany’s portrayal of… dozens (?) of characters and still managing to make them feel genuine. Meanwhile, in Gilmore Girls, I’m completely on team Jess (sorry L! you were right all along) and Dean is a jerk. And Sonequa Martin-Green is the coolest main character in Star Trek that I’ve seen.

4 thoughts on “February wrap-up (a.k.a “week 9”)”

  1. Grejen med The National är pretty much the singer guy. Gillar man den typen av röst gillar man The National; han och isländaren ligger pretty much på var sin sida av spektrat skulle jag säga. Personligen är jag såklart Team National 😛

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    1. Hmmm, antar att du har rätt. Gav det en lyssning till, och för mig har amerikanen bara en intetsägande röst (med detta icke sagt att män måste sjunga i falsett, även om det kan vara fint). Och det är ju bra, för också i musik vore det ju tråkigt om alla gillade samma 😛

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      1. Åå jag älskar intetsägande! I call it non-intrusive. Ibland önskar jag att vissa band bara skulle skippa sång helt och hållet. Dock ej Korn, de har inget utan Jonathan. 😀


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