What Happened Under the Blankie?

Well, hello there!

Long time no… Anything, really.

Where do I begin? It’s been almost two months since I moved into my new place, and I must say I’m enjoying myself way more than I thought I will. Sure, I could do without the neighbours screaming the house down on a daily basis, but could be worse. They usually shut up by the time I go to bed.

The first thing I did was arrange my books and decorate my reading nest. Of course the rest of the flat could do with some improvements, but I’m not that desperate to get them done immediately. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!)20191020_160047.jpg

Coming to terms with the fact that I’m single again was also way easier than ever before. I still have this tiny feeling that again I picked the wrong option and not only that but stuck to it for years (and woe is me…) but right now it feels like it all happened hundred years ago. I feel relieved. Funnily enough, my therapist was also relieved, and it must have taken him all his skills to not jump out of his chair and congratulate me, and only say “Well I was sitting here wondering for months what the fuck is she doing with that guy“. You and me both, dude…rs_500x283-140220093116-tumblr_static_ann_perkins

A few weeks ago Vera @Unfiltered Tales convinced me to go bouldering (indoors) with her. I had my reservations (and thoughts about all kinds of wild ways in which I’m going to die), but it turned out to be awesome. I might let me convince myself again!

Lately I’ve also been doing yoga as well. I absolutely love Yoga With Adrien; she’s super cute and totally inspiring. There’s nothing like her being all adorable while my butt trembles like reed in the wind…

I’ve been reading like there’s no tomorrow this past month, but couldn’t really bring myself to get into reviews and such. Will I ever? We shall see.

In case you are wondering what my favourites were since we met last time…

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

OMG! I loved this!? Tried to read it in 2011 but noped out pretty early on. I don’t know what my bloody problem was back then, but this book is pretty awesome. The other weekend I was in the mood to try it again though, and oh boy. I basically haven’t left the house and kept on reading all day long. Loved the atmosphere and the subtle paranoid, creepy vibes. This is just so good?!

Changeling by Matt Wesolowski

I knew this guy will not disappoint me. The previous book, Hydra, was pretty fucking creepy, but I think the author went above and beyond himself with Changeling. I didn’t get the audiobook version this time, but sod it. I gave up on horror quite a while ago, because couldn’t find any books that were terrifying enough to be worthy of being called horror. So I’m pretty glad Matt Wesolowski came along. He’s my guy now.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is certainly the type of book I don’t often pick up. But whenever I do, I always wonder just why the fuck do I resist them so much. You know, if there’s no murder investigation or mystery in the story I most often just back out. Well, I’m glad I finally got around to reading this, because it easily made its way in to my favourite ten books of this year. It even had a bit of mystery too!

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsoon

I’m a sucker for Scandi crime, and have yet to come across one that really and truly sucks. Loved how A Nearly Normal Family was actually set during late summer & early autumn. I imagine it must be beautiful. Not all is doom and gloom in Sweden, even with a murderer on the loose!

Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

This was just way too real to be comfortable around. Drought? California cut off from water? It can actually happen. Not only to them, to all of us! Loved the characters, and I think the father & son author duo painted a pretty realistic picture of how something like would go down.

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  1. Hello! Your little reading space looks so cute and comfy ❀ I hope you’re doing all right! And I’m SO happy that you liked The secret history!! I read it this year in June and it quickly became my favourite. I just love the whole atmosphere of the book and everything that is in it! Welcome back ❀✨

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    • Hiii πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m pretty good! Lovely to see you ❀
      The Secret History was such an awesome story. I was curious why it was not made into a movie yet, but based on what i found online, it's pretty doomed in that aspect.

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  2. Welcome back!!! Your reading nook looks comfy AF, if there’s space for beanie bag throw one in (You might not want to leave the house again tho). I love Yoga with Adrienne too and her doggo, although i think something shifted the last time i practiced will try again tho. Good to have you back.

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    • Oh, i love the idea ❀ Already not leaving the house if i can help it (it's my classic winter behaviour), so might as well make the most of it πŸ˜€

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  3. So good to see you pop up in my feed today, NorrieπŸ’œ You were missed!

    Your flat looks so bright, cheery and airy! You’ve done a great job with it. And I’ve gotta say, you sound like a woman who shed some serious boyfriend weight and came out wonderfully on the other side. Best wishes for your continued happiness.

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  4. Hey, Norrie, so good to see you back online, you’ve been missed, Sweetie! And I’m so happy to hear things are going well for you, and that you managed to find some humour having moved on. And bouldering? Dang that Vera can talk anyone into doing fun things … what, scary? lol You’re a braver soul than me. I have enough trouble rolling in and out of bed these days, let along climbing big rocks! πŸ˜‰

    Even if you decide not to do anymore lengthy reviews, I hope you still hang with us all, and continue to share your thoughts and do a few mini reviews, here and there.

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    • She certainly can! Haha πŸ˜€ I never would have even thought of it I think.
      Maybe you need some Adrien & yoga in your life too? I’m feeling more flexible than normal since i started.

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      • Oh, yeah, I’ll take Adrien and the yoga over rock climbing, not that I wouldn’t try it if you and Vera were there with me, it would be hilarious. And yoga is better for this old body of mine anyway, I need sedentary these days. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Beware Of The Reader

    Hey Norrie!!!!! I love Yoga with Adrienne too! I’ve been “indoor” for whole week due to a virus and was going mad! So I did some yoga with her (but trembling too LOL). Now you should maybe marry your therapist who knows ;-))))) Anyway I am so happy to read that you are doing great!

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    • Oh no, Sophie. Hope you are feeling better soon! We have some plague going around the office too but so far I dodged it. Was sick almost all October, so that was enough! πŸ˜€

      LOL, not sure what my therapist’s wife would say, but hey, we just need to be assertive, no? πŸ˜€

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  6. Hi Norrie! *waves maniacally* So good to hear from you! Your new place looks bright and cosy and I’m happy to hear you’re well. I have to tell you though, and don’t take this the wrong way, but uhm, Matt Wesolowski can’t be your guy cos he’s my guy πŸ˜‚

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    • ❀ Love it when they go at it while i'm doing my yoga and Adrien is going about feeling peaceful πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      But maybe because of that, they don't annoy me as much as i thought they will.

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