TOP 5 TUESDAY #6 : BOOKS FROM MY CHILDHOOD

A weekly meme created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, now hosted by the amazing Meeghan at Meeghan reads.

Today we are taking a look at the books from my childhood. This is quite nice topic! Here’s a long ramble ahead, so feel free to skip that, lol.

I got my first library card when I was 8 years old. My mom never actually let me get a library card because she didn’t think it was useful in any way. But when we moved to the town where I still live, my step-father with as too, we lived right next to a this small lovely library. I literally just had to go out and across the road and there it was. So I went there the very first day when we moved and they got me this piece of paper that had to be signed by my parent to allow me to get a library card, being under age and all. (Library cards have always been free here in Finland. So it wasn’t a matter of money for my mom to deny me that. She just has always loved to make me feel miserable and let my siblings have everything whilst I got nothing. I’ve always had to earn money and buy everything myself if I wanted something, or just ask my dad which I never wanted to do because “I don’t deserve it”. 🙄) So I gave the paper to my step-father. And since I have always been the one who let himself in my life and loved him like he was my real father, and got the same treatment back, he signed the paper. So I became a daily “customer” at that library. The librarian was this sweet older woman who always kept books “in hold” for me at her desk that she thought I’d like. So here are some of the books I read all over again from that little library.


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FIRST LINE FRIDAY #5

Welcome to first line Friday! It is hosted by Hoarding Books and the idea is to grab a book and share the first line from that book. Let’s try and see if we can find something new to add to our ever growing TBRs this way.


By the time Alex managed to get the blood out of her good wool coat, it was too warm to wear it.


Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY #2

Welcome to first line Friday! It is hosted by Hoarding Books and the idea is to grab a book and share the first line from that book. Let’s try and see if we can find something new to add to our ever growing TBRs this way.


My parlor smelled of linseed oil and spike lavender, and a dab of lead tin yellow glistened on my canvas.


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