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20 Books of Summer

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This challenge is hosted by 746 books  and I will join this year. I really need to lower by TBR books and this might be the way. The overall rules below, but more on 746 book's website: Do you fancy getting 20 books off your TBR in three months? Think of the joys that this challenge brings:  All that deliberating over what books to choose and how many – 10, 15 or the Full Monty?  Crazed reading during the warmest months of the year  Decisions over how you measure your progress – by books read per month? Or pages read by day?  Panicked reviewing as you try to cram everything in to the time frame I will really try to follow the list. However, I know myself and as soon as I make a list to read I tend to read something out of the list! Yep, that me. Disciplin is the word I guess. These are books I really want to read, they have been on my shelves a long time, and... maybe this is the summer it will all happen. I go for 20, but you can choose 10 or 15 as well.  Ashd

Weekend bliss

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I visited a friend of mine at her summer house in Mellbystrand, on the west coast of Sweden, this weekend. We have a wonderful time visiting a museum, walking on the beach, eating Thai food, watching the Eurovision Song Contest and a little bit of shopping. On our way back to Malmö on Sunday, we stopped by in Höganäs, which is a beautiful place on a small peninsula. There are several outlets to enjoy. We were late so could only go to Iitala's outlet. It is a Finnish glass company. I found a present for my niece who is taking her baccalaureate in June. To my delight, or maybe not..., I found a Book Outlet! Yes! If there is anything I don't need it is more books. I did disciplin myself to three. One cook book about Detox. Always good to eat healthy and get inspired. A book about the 100 coolest places in Skåne (Scania, the province where I am living), and last but not least a historical fiction about composer George Friedrich Händel. I just can't resist such books. It is by

Bookmark Monday

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This meme is hosted by Guiltless Reading . This week's bookmarks come from the museum of Märta Måås-Fjetterstöm. She is an artist/designer and founded a studio for weaving carpets. They are very famous and very expensive. In the archives they have around one thousand original designs and cartoons, which dates back to 1919. There are still Artisan Weavers today who continue the production. When you come in to the museum, they display second hand carpets for sale for half the original price. I saw a very nice blue carpet. I could have it for 35.000€! Well, we have to continue looking for carpets. I bought three bookmarks, although I am not sure they have anything to do with the lady herself. It could be from her drawings, but it is not clear from the bookmarks. It was nevertheless, a wonderful museum with beautiful carpets. Since I am totally hopeless with anything to do with sewing, weaving or similar arts, I am full of admiration for people who can create such beautiful ar

Bookmark Monday

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This meme is hosted by Guiltless Reading . It was a while ago since I posted one of these, actually back in November last year. I obviously have not collected any bookmarks since. This is not really a bookmark, but I like to use different sizes and forms for my bookmarks, so it is fine. I visited the Modern Museum here in Malmö last week. There was an exhibition on Andy Warhol. I did see another exhibition with him and Pablo Picasso in a museum in Brugge, Belgium about a year ago. There were no bookmarks, only by Picasso , of which you find a sample under the link, as well as a postcard and key ring. Key rings are another obsession. I like these small souvenirs which you can also use. Sorry, lost track there! In the exhibition which also hosted some of his designs for vinyl records (I did not know he designed these kind of things) as well as some of his famous faces. The most interesting part though, was a film on his Brillo box. We followed a family's purchase of the box,

Weekly mix

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It has been rather quiet here lately. I have been rather occupied, with nice things only, and when I was finally at home, I did not feel like sitting down in front of the computer. Well, these things happens. I would like to share some of the things I have been doing. On April 27, I was invited to Lena for dinner. Her friend Tina was visiting from Stockholm. I have not seen here in a long time, so we had a great evening talking about old memories.  The day after we went for an evening at the concert hall Malmö Live . There was a performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. I love the music and used to know all the lyrics by heart. It was really great to see it performed live. 30 April is Walpurgis Night and a day when we celebrate the coming of spring. We do this by lighting big fires and sing to the spring. I must admit though, that most of the time the weather is very far from spring. Hail, rain and snow have shown themselves on this very night. However, this year it was quite a