This was an unexpected find. I can’t even remember how I came to know that Jackie Chan’s autobiography is out there but when I saw it, I knew I would want to read it. I grew up watching so many early Jackie Chan movies and yet I had no idea who is the man behind all the stunts, choreography and funny faces.
By the time I understood what had happened, it was too late. My impulsive decision led to my decade of darkness, though it was in those ten years that I became Jackie Chan.
Now I really want to find some of those really old Jackie Chan movies and re-watch them after twenty years or so!
During summer I read Liane Moriarty’s newest book, Nine Perfect Strangers, and wasn’t that impressed about it as I wrote in a previous post. And now I’ve read What Alice Forgot from the same author, and the reading experience was better.
But maybe every life looked wonderful if all you saw was the photo albums.
To be honest I did not expect to read anything from Liane Moriarty for a while, or perhaps ever, because I was so underwhelmed by the previous book. But then a book club I joined recently picked What Alice Forgot as the next book, so I rushed to buy it and read it before the meeting.
Before summer I had an idea of forming a book club and I was happy to get some friends from work to join me in this newly formed group. We set out to decide the first book to read for the book club and after a lottery of many suggestions, my pick won and it was the Invisible Women. Yay!
There is no such thing as a woman who doesn’t work. There is only a woman who isn’t paid for her work.
This was by far one of the most interesting and thought provoking books I’ve read this year.
After almost 9 months I’m so happy to say that I had my last physiotherapy session this week and if all goes well, it was really last one for the plantar plate injury. 🙂
It still surprises me it took this long but somehow the months went by, slowly, one day after another and there were definitely many good and bad days. Now the restrictions of moving are gone and I can finally slowly do everything with baby steps. I haven’t been running or jumping at all since last December so I have to start with those really carefully.
Even though my feet are now fully on track to feeling normal again, there are other health concerns that came as a result of this year being so rough due to the plantar plate injury. I’m still surprised how much of an effect the injury had on me.
Time flies when you’re on a vacation! 🙂 July was lovely but now it definitely seems like summer is showing signs of turning into early autumn. I finished a couple of books during the summer vacation and Nine Perfect Strangers was one of them.
Just don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with. That’s all I can say.”
This was the first book from Liane Moriarty I’ve read and I had quite high expectations because I absolutely loved HBO’s Big Little Lies series that’s based on Moriarty’s work.
This book was exactly what I wanted for a warm summer day: light and funny! And it was also perfect for the 24in48 readathon weekend where you kinda want something that’s quick to read so you can meet your goals. 🙂 Not that I take challenges seriously or anything…
If someone ever says you’re weird, say thank you. And then curtsy. No, don’t curtsy. That might be too weird. Bow. And tip your imaginary hat. That’ll show them.
And no, didn’t make it to 24 hours of reading with the readathon. But I did finish two books and read for roughly 13 hours during the weekend. Not bad at all!
I fell in love with Iceland when we had a short vacation there a few years ago. There was something about the overall vibe that felt both very homely and fascinatingly strange to me. It felt like a really great place to be. I can easily say that of all the holiday trips I’ve had, that short trip to Iceland is among my top 5 places I’ve visited. So when I stumbled upon Satu Rämö’s book, I was more than happy to read more about Iceland especially from the perspective of a Finn who has moved there.
Kadehdin islantilaisilta heidän taitoaan olla kaikessa maailman parhaita ja ottaa kehut vastaan vilpittömästi hymyillen.
Rough translation from Finnish: I envy the Icelanders for their ability to be the very best in everything and for their ability to accept praise with a sincere smile.
And now I’m definitely feeling the urge to travel back to Iceland! 🙂