Bernhard Nordhs I Marsfjällets skugga
Torgny Lindgrens Ormens väg på hälleberget
Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey
Lena Anderssons Utan personligt ansvar (Ester Nilsson #2)
Meh. Most memorable is the environment/nature in the first book, and the storyline of Dorian Grey. Still enjoy Lena Anderssson’s language though. (And only the first one was a physical book… that TBR pile is still staring at me.)
Basically, I’ll watch anything that has anyone from Pitch Perfect in it. In this case – Brittany Snow. The other two leading ladies were also very worth seeing!
Gilmore Girls (season 6 now!)
Black Mirror (yes, I’m slow)
Watched Someone Great on Netflix, and obviously had to listen to this after that:
As Lisa pointed out that die Ärzte & Farin Urlaub are now on Spotify:
Say what? Why film translators are in a war of words over subtitles
Look at me read! Best ones were American War & Swedavien, although Washington Black was also a very nice read. (Not saying the others were bad, just less memorable.)
Isn’t it Romantic
The Dirt. Cause Lisa mentioned it in passing.
Behind the Curve
All 3 were worth seeing! First one with Rebel Wilson (and small cameo by Tom Ellis) and a Hemsworth brother. Movie about Motley Crue (I did read the book, but many years ago). And then the wildcard – a movie about flat-earthers. I would normally never have watched that, but Martin at work recommended it, so I did. And it was quite amusing.
House of Cards (final season)
Agents of SHIELD
Turn Up Charlie
Wild, wild country
Ok, well now Jess left for California without even telling Rory, so I’m now on neutral grounds. The boys in this show are stupid, and Rory deserves better. I really enjoyed Champions as well, and Turn Up Charlie, but they got their own posts already, so enough with that. Wild, wild Country is a show I’ve watched only during warm-up at the gym (so we’re talking 5 minute increments here), and I finished it now, only 6 months later. My verdict? Meh.
‘It’s a man’s problem’: Patrick Stewart and the men fighting to end domestic violence
I don’t want to achieve anything on the weekend – I just want to watch TV
OK, so now Jess was a jerk again in Gilmore Girls, but Luke kind of made him stop acting like a baby? I hope it’ll last… I’m not a fan of the “oh boo-hoo I’m so misunderstood” attitude. In anyone.
Went to see Captain Marvel yesterday (with modest expectations since the imdb rating was 6.8) and it was really, really good! Apparently the man-babies online are upset again, because the “original comic had a male protagonist!!!” In hindsight I know the proper reviewers rated it favorably. As an additional plus point, it passed the Bechdel test. One of very few superhero movies to do so.
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:
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.
Yep, rewatched it. David Tennant is in it, and they speak Scottish – what’s not to love?
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.
Mördaren ljuger inte ensam by Maria Lang
Yeah. I read one book, and it’s not even in the list I published of my TBR. 😐
A colleague was reading the book (which she was disappointed in). I won’t lie, I totally saw it because of Chris O’Dowd, and I don’t know about the book, but the movie was cute enough to watch.
Still going strong on the Christmas music!
While I haven’t immersed myself in the year summary from Spotify (yet), I’m listening to my most played songs of this year as we speak. It’s like a best-of curated by me, so obviously I find it amazingly good.
Still off the first two (and facebook). Did watch this (was lured in by Tom Hiddleston, stayed cause it’s absolutely lovely to hear people be so enthusiastic about literature) :
I watched two movies yesterday Sierra Burgess is a Loser & I’m Not an Easy Man. Both were good, and both have pretty crap ratings on imdb. What’s wrong with people?
Going to Amsterdam tonight to see Icelander Axel Flóvent perform. Looking forward to it! (Also, A’dam is 35 min away by train now. Just saying.)