Sunday, June 23, 2019
"The Child"(2017) by Fiona Barton
It was difficult to stop reading this book the day I bought it. I bought it because it reminded me of the book "In a dark, dark wood" by Ruth Ware. Which I absolutely loved!
The story is not similar but there was something about the atmosphere and characters beeing writers among other things that gave me the association.
I began reading this at a cafe but struggled to consentrate because of some loud people doing a quiz like it was a matter of life or death next to me. So I continued reading at home. Now I'm almost finished.
The story is about the discovery of a baby skeleton and three women interested in the case. One of them thinks it might be her baby who dissapeared many years ago. Another is a journalist who writes about the discovery. When it comes to the third woman I'm not sure why she is interested. But the news about the baby skeleton makes her nervous and she can't relax. So far in the story she has contacted the journalist a couple times.
The book is well written and atmospheric. I think one of the main characters are especially interesting to read about and people she knows. The latter person, Emma.
I found it interesting that few other characters seem interested in the discovery.
Have you read the book?
Saturday, June 15, 2019
When I get some tan I will add a bit of the dark solar powder color too. This solar powder is really nice. I always return to it. And the lipstick is nice. Especially when it is not heavily applied. Then it looks kinda neon.
What makeup do you like best now?
The Ordinary. Coverage Foundation 1.2 N Light Neutral
Maybelline Fit me! Concealer 15
Soap & Glory Solar Powder
Makeup Mekka Foil Me Eyeshadow Obey
Nyx Full Figured Mascara
Nyx Shimmer Eye Pencil Black Shimmer
Makeup Store Lipstick Cherub
Monday, June 10, 2019
I see a big selection face masks in many shops. I plan to try many and write about them here. I can't remember seeing so many before. So this should be fun for me.
My skin needs moisture and purifying ingredients. Also something to give it a glowy appearance now and then.
My face masks picks for this month are these two: All about MEE - Pomegranate Clay Mask and my skin Kitty face Facial sheet mask.
I like clay masks and sheet masks and hope I will like these two!
Next month I will pick one or more creamy face masks. Do you have any suggestions?
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
I like ballet just as much as when I first tried it. I've been dancing it for three years. Past season I tried level 3/2 which was easier then expected. I planned to continue with level 2 and by misstake took a harder option. That misstake has been good for my confidence. I want to continue on this level. I might get my next chance this autumn and winter.
Relaxing next to a forest water
That is something I would like to do more this summer. The opportunities are not far away. And it makes me calm. I'm hoping for good weather! And friends joining me.
Revlon 640 Fearless nail polish
This nail polish has been a good buy. I absolutely love it. I like that is has a subtle shine with the intense color. This one I want to wear weekly. It's my top favorite nail polish.
Makeup Mekka Kiss and Blush Cream Touch- Lollipop
From Makeup Mekka Summer Heat collection this product interested me. I like cream makeup. With it one can create a nice dewy finish quick. It's been a long time since I've used coral colors. This one reminds me of summer and ocean. It even has a scent! And the design is salient.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Of books I read now this is most entertaining. It has much atmosphere which I like. Much of the story shows the main characters thoughts. I found it so interesting to read. Maybe therefore I easily accepted that the monster first greets and meets main character and creator halfway in the story. Where the monster talks about his experiences beeing alive.
This is the cutest treat in a while. It's so pretty.
Bik Bok Be Ellie hoops
I've wanted to use pearl accessory for a while. But not seen anything interesting until recently. I just found the perfect treat. Since I love hoops and details this treat has been my accessory buy. I'm going to wear them with basic clothes. And anything else that might fit.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I began today with breakfast, music and writing. That's a rare combination for me. For long I've done little short story writing. I've felt completely stuck. How nice it was to get a good feeling about it.
I did not want to stay home all day and went to a cafe. Where I continued writing and read.
At the library later I found a short story collection I've wanted to read. "Hold heisen" (2019) by Nora Lindblad. I've read in it already.
I have a new reading goal. That is to read short stories weekly.
When writing is fun it feels like many good things has happened to me in a short time.
What motivates you to write?
Monday, May 6, 2019
This easter I spent time reading "Dronen" (meaning the drone) by Unni Lindell. The atmosphere for a long time I would describe as the feeling you can get of someone watching you. Gradually I felt the atmosphere change. I found the first half most interesting. Overall I liked the book.
The main character is Marian Dahle, a police woman. At work she begins to investigate a murder that has happened recently in a forest. A man is found dead in a tent. And before that happened a man studied the area with a drone and saw him and his tent. And decided to go there in secret.
Marian suggests that someone might have used a drone to watch the area before the crime. The guilty usually stays close to the place where the crime happened. Sometimes I felt that was a bit strange.
Marian has problems of her own and the killer causes more problems for her when a neighbour goes missing.
I had no problem getting into the books own universe. It was well written and atmospheric. The length of story was good. I would like to read more of Unni Lindell's books.
Have you read this book?
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
This easter I had my first forest walk this year. The sun was shining and it was warm outside. I and one of my friends drove up to Ulsrud water and walked from there into the forest. Some places we were surprised by snow on the roads. We found a small path where we met no snow while walking. And the ground was pretty dry.
Afterwards we sat down by the water and drank coffe and ate snacks. At one point it felt like summer. And now when I write this it looks summery outside.
I am so pleased with the weather here in Oslo these days. And look forward to more forest walks.