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My 2016 Reading Challenge @ Goodreads.

This is the results of my 2016 Read Challenge on Goodreads!
You can see my ratings of the books here if you're curious.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to complete my Reading Challenge in 2016 either. I haven't been able to complete any of my Reading Challenges since 2012 for some reason. I guess I've just been doing other things and therefore haven't done that much reading. But since I've been doing these Reading Challenges for 5 years now I'm not going to stop doing them or stop challenging myself, no matter if I complete them or not.

In 2017 I'm going to try to read 27 books since the number suits the year and that's 2,25 books per month so it should be doable.

How many books do you want to read in 2017?

My past Reading Challenges on Goodreads201220132014, 2015.


Happy New Year!


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Personal Planner for 2017 - Look through/Overview.


Put on CC/Subtitles to read my opinions & thoughts during the video! Available in English & Swedish!


I’ve been using the Personal Planner (Personlig Almanacka
) for 2016 and I’m so pleased with it that I’ll be using the same planner for 2017!

The only thing I changed was the back cover, which I changed to a picture of the city in “Kiki’s Delivery Service(which is inspired by my hometown Stockholm). I also changed the elastic closure from a white one to a gold (which they didn’t have last year). Besides those two things, I used the same front cover & the same layout design inside the actual planner.

Personal Planner has changed their ruler into a long one that fits over the whole page in the planner which I think is much better than the shorter ruler they had before. 
Now you also get one A4 page with different stickers for free along with your order.

I filmed this video on December 23, 2016.


Wizarding World Loot Crate Unboxing - November 2016.


Put on CC/Subtitles to read my opinions & thoughts during the video! Available in English & Swedish!

This is the unboxing of the first ever JK Rowling’s Wizarding World Loot Crate subscription box that was released in November 2016.

J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD is a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep. No need to go to Diagon Alley. The magic will be brought to you with 5-7 unique and officially licensed collectibles, apparel, figures, memorabilia, and more.

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I filmed this video on December 28, 2016.



Etsy Black Friday Sticker Haul 2016.


Put on CC/Subtitles to read my opinions & thoughts during the video! Available in English & Swedish!


This is my Etsy planner sticker order I did during the Black Friday 2016 weekend to take advantage of the sales!

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LilyPinkPrints

I filmed this video on December 23, 2016.



Santa Pika. ♥


Merry Christmas from me & Santa Pika! ♥

Pika is now 3 years & 9 months old. ♥

I filmed this video on November 23, 2016 when I took Christmas photos of Santa Pika. ♥


161218 - Fourth Advent.


Today is the Fourth Advent!

Today it's only 6 days left to Christmas Eve. ♥


161211 - Third Advent.


Today is the Third Advent!

Today it's only 13 days left to Christmas Eve. ♥


161204 - Second Advent.


Today is the Second Advent!

Today it's only 20 days left to Christmas Eve. ♥


The Phantom of the Opera today!


Tonight I'm going to see “The Phantom of the Opera” at Cirkus!

I'm going to see it with my friend Johanna and it starts at 7:30 pm.

I've never seen a musical live before so I'm excited that The Phantom of the Opera” will be the first musical I get to see since it's one of the most successful musicals in the world! But the biggest reason why I wanted to see it is because one of my favorite artists Peter Jöback is playing the title role as “The Phantom”.

Peter played the same role in The Phantom of the Opera in London 2012 and New York 2013 and now the third time he's playing the same role in “The Phantom of the Opera” in his/our hometown Stockholm! He will probably not be a part of this musical again and definitely not in Stockholm anyway so of course I couldn't miss the chance to see him star in the big musical that The Phantom of the Opera” is!


Tickets to Hans Zimmer Live in Stockholm!


I just booked my tickets to Hans Zimmer Live in Stockholm on May 18, 2017!

I'm going to the concert with my friend Christopher.

Everyone who loves movies and their soundtracks probably know of Hans Zimmer. If you don't know of him, he's probably made the soundtrack to at least one movie that you love.

Since he's a composer and not a singer, I had no idea that he did concerts. I just stumbled upon a Facebook post about Hans Zimmer Live a few weeks ago and immediately knew that I wanted to go. As far as I know he doesn't do concerts regularly anywhere and this is the first time he will perform in Scandinavia so I know that this will be a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experience and I already look forward to it!

In 2017 Hans Zimmer will be performing in Scandinavia for the first time. ‘Hans Zimmer Live On Tour’ comes to Ericsson Globe, Stockholm on May 18.

Hans, whose music can currently be heard in BBC 1’s ‘Planet Earth II’ and the Netflix phenomenon ‘The Crown’ will be joined onstage by his 15 piece studio band, along with an orchestra and choir bringing the total number of musicians on stage to over 60.

The ‘Hans Zimmer Live On Tour’ concerts will be in two parts: the first being some of Zimmer’s classic movie scores including Gladiator, The Lion King and Pirates of the Caribbean and more and the second featuring re-imagined versions of some classic scores such as The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception with special guests from the rock and pop world.


161127 - First Advent.


Today is the First Advent!

Today it's only 27 days left to Christmas Eve. ♥


“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Premiere!

Today is the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” premiere! ♥

I'm going to see the movie with my Brother and Dad at 17:45 (5:45 PM).

Since there will be 5 movies in the “Fantastic Beasts” series (JK Rowling is writing the scripts to all of them!) we will probably go and see all movies together, just like we did with the “Harry Potter” movies.


Happy Halloween!


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Ballet Gala - The best of Tjaikovski.


Tonight I'm going to see a ballet for the first time in my life!
 
My Mom saw an ad about this ballet in the Metro newspaper some week ago and showed it to me since she knows that I have been wanting to go and see a real ballet. So I asked my uncle if he wanted to go with me to see this ballet and he agreed and it also ended up being my belated Birthday present from him. To get to see a real Russian ballet the first time I see a ballet is definitely a good Birthday present!

This ballet is called “Balettgala - Det bästa av Tjaikovski(Ballet gala - The best of Tjaikovski) and it's a unique ballet performance that restores the Russian classical ballet tradition in the best way. This ballet only plays tonight on October 10, October 11 and October 12 at Intiman in Stockholm.

The Ballet Gala includes a cavalcade of the most complicated and in its beauty unforgettable ballet performances combined with a concert where the audience gets enchanted by Tjaikovski's magical music. The implementation is like a magical ride surrounded by an ever-conquering power of love.

The program is dynamic and changes between solos and parts with a large number of dancers on scene simultaneously. A variety of magnificent costumes and scenography contribute to unforgettable experiences.

The artists honor the Bolshoi Theatre ballet traditions and carry the show entirely according to the original productions and the great Petipa's choreography, which will not leave anyone unaffected in the auditorium.

The Moscow Ballet consists of young highly creative and talented dancers with strong personalities. They have won several prestigious international competitions and has had success in many leading theaters around the world, but primarily on the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre. They also had a highly acclaimed tour recently in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Mexico and New Zealand.

Now it is Sweden's turn to enjoy the magic and elegance of this first-class ballet with the best dance numbers from “Swan Lake”, “Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty” accompanied by the great and timeless music of Peter Tjaikovski.
(I translated this from Intiman.)

As you can read above, this is a real Russian ballet with music from Peter Tjaikovski so it sounds very promising! I hope that it will live up to my expectations and that I will like it, but no matter what it will be very interesting to get to see a ballet for the first time in my life and it will be something that I can say that I've actually seen and experienced.


JK Rowling's Wizarding World Crate!


Loot Crate just announced their new Wizarding World Crate! ♥

I just saw someone tweet about this and I went over to the website and I had to subscribe right away! I can't say no to a “Harry Potter subscription box and another exciting thing is that you can choose your Hogwarts house which means that you will definitely get new exclusive products with your own Hogwarts house! I'm so excited and I can't wait to see which kind of Ravenclaw products I will get! ♥

The Wizarding World Crate is created with Warner Bros. and it will be available on a bi-monthly subscription. Each crate will feature new and exclusive figures, collectibles and apparel that celebrate the beloved characters and magic of the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.

The Wizarding World Crate will be the first ever officially licensed subscription crate for fans of both the Harry Potter franchise and the highly anticipated new film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. The Wizarding World franchise has captivated millions of fans worldwide and continues to do so. This and combined with Loot Crate's ability to deliver a unique mystery subscription box experience brings a piece of J.K. Rowling's universe right into fans' homes. 

All contents of the Wizarding World Crate will be 5-7 carefully chosen, licensed products, exclusive to the crates. Prices for subscriptions begin from $47.99 per crate, depending on the subscription plan. The crate will be delivered every two months.

This crate's theme is Welcome to the Wizarding World: From Hogwarts to the Magical Congress of the United States and beyond, our very first crate takes you on a journey through the world of magic, where you'll meet Fantastic Beasts, learn of historical events, see some familiar faces, and more! Order before November 3.


Helsinki "Peli poikki" anti-racism demonstration in Finland.


More than 15.000 people joined the demonstration in Helsinki against racism, violence and fascism.

I visited Helsinki when I was there on a Silja Line cruise and I had no idea that there would be a demonstration in the city until we heard them and later walked right into it. Good job, Helsinki! ♥

I filmed this video on September 24, 2016.


Helsinki, Finland.


Me, my Brother & cousin visited Helsinki, Finland when we were there on a Silja Line cruise

I filmed this video on September 24, 2016.


160726 - Beyoncé @ Friends Arena.


OPENING ACT 1: INGRID.

OPENING ACT 2: Chloe X Halle.
BEYONCÉ'S SETLIST:
Formation | Sorry | Irreplaceable | Bow Down | Run the World (Girls) | Mine | Baby Boy | Hold Up | Countdown | Me, Myself and I | Runnin' (Lose It All) (Naughty Boy cover) | All Night | Don't Hurt Yourself | Ring the Alarm | Diva | ***Flawless | Feeling Myself (Nicki Minaj cover) | Yoncé | Drunk in Love | Rocket | Partition | Daddy Lessons | Love on Top | 1+1 | Crazy in love (remix)/Crazy in love/Bootylicious | Naughty Girl | Party.
 
EXTRA SONGS:
Freedom | Survivor (Destiny's Child song) | End of Time | Halo.


Beyoncé @ Friends Arena today!

 Tonight I'm going to see Beyoncé at Friends Arena! ♥

I'm going to the concert with my Brother and tonight will be the second time I get to see Beyoncé live! I still remember her concert at Ericsson Globe in 2007 as one of the best concerts I've ever been to (& I've been to quite many concerts) so I have no doubt that tonight's concert will be good! 

The concert will start at pm with the two opening acts Chloe X Halle and Ingrid.

I'll try to take a lot of photos at the concert tonight and you can expect to see them in a blog-post within a few days.


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My name is Malin and I'm 26 years old. I'm a Finnish/Danish/Swedish/Italian girl, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden.

I'm a “crazy cat lady” and I have a silver shaded Persian cat named Pika. ♥ I'm 158 cm (5'2").
I have a INTJ personality. I'm livng a Straight Edge lifestyle. I've been a Pescetarian since 2006. I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter and I'm sorted into Ravenclaw. I'm also a big fan of Disney. I'm a animal lover and a big supporter of animal rights and human rights.

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