week 16/17 /at a standstill


My boss had watched Tiger King (like everyone else?) and was SUPER enthusiastic about it, saying I really should give it a try. So I did. I’m four episodes in when typing this and my opinion is “meh”. Didn’t finish it, and don’t care at all about these people. Did finish Downton Abbey, and that was nice. I kind of miss it already, it’s enough drama for the current situation.


I’m into Duolingo for now (as always, who knows how long it’ll last) to help me practice Japanese vocabulary.



Sooo. I actually did something these weeks! Started Lucy’s Home Strength program, and that was my first real exercise in a month. Go me?

week 14 & 15 / social distancing blog entry

Yeah, I realize we’re half-way through the next week by now, but seriously, what’s there to write about in these times? I work from home, we get food delivered. Everything’s closed except stores (where I don’t need to go, since we get deliveries). All I do is work, sleep, read and watch tv-shows? Not super exciting.


I’ve been listening to Morgonpasset (as previously mentioned) and P3 Historia. Gotta keep up my Swedish somehow…



Already the first week when they announced the restrictions they wanted people to adhere to, I ordered a desk from IKEA. I had been thinking about it before, that it’d be nice to have my own spot to work from home (the existing home office is Dutchie’s, and his desk is too high for me to comfortably use). So behold, the corner of our living room:


The little sun is there to hide the company logo in work-gmail. So now we sit on a floor each when working from home, and that’s pretty nice. And yes, the second laptop is my personal one, for when I was typing this when work was quiet.


I got nothing.

2020 TBR (Q1 follow-up)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
De Indische Romans by Helkla S. Haasse
Der Kleine Prinz by Antoine de Saint-Expery (German version)
En Officer & Spion by Robert Harris
Educated by Tara Westover
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett
The Five: The untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness
From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Himmel und Hölle by Alice Munro (German version of Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage)
Honeysuckle & Pain (The Familiar #3) by Mark Z. Danielewski
Humans – A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up by Tom Phillips
Illiaden by Homer (Swedish version)
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
Ink (Skin Books #1) by Alice Broadway
Journey to Portugal by José Saramago
Jesus was Cesar by Francesco Carotta
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Miracle
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
Matthildur by Roald Dahl (Icelandic version)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Odysseen by Homer (Swedish version)
Omgiven av Idioter by Thomas Eriksson
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Paradise Reclaimed by Halldór Laxness
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Revolution Song by Russell Shorto
Samlade Dikter by Edith Södergran
The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
The State of Africa by Martin Meredith
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

January: The Fish Can Sing
February: An Officer & Spy, Ink
March: On the Come Up

March Wrap-up


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck
Jenny Colgan’s Christmas at Little Beach Street… (Little Beach Street Bakery #3)
Angie Thomas’ On the Come Up
Johanna Mos Svarta änkan

Meh. The first book was not as good as her others. The one by Angie Thomas was not as good as The Hate U Give. The one by Johanna Mo was not as good as the previous ones. And the one by Jenny Colgan is the least nice in that series. So yeah.


På Spåret
Bäst i Test
Star Trek: Picard
After Life
Jills Veranda
Downton Abbey
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Valhalla Murders
Agents of SHIELD

Yeah, this is social distancing while working from home (and having been sick). Favorites are Unorthodox and Miranda. (Although, to be fair, I’ve only watched 1 episode of After Life. I’m sure I’ll love it.)


The Post
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
Life of the Party
Game Night
The Intern
MIB International
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Infinity Wars
Avengers: Endgame
The Christmas Cottage
Where’d you go, Bernadette?
Mary Queen of Scots

Yep. Favorites: Game Night & (surprisingly) The Intern. Worst were Men in Black: International & The Christmas Cottage.


I did some Gateway to Gains, and then the gyms closed and then I was sick. And that was March. Let’s hope April will be better.