Welcome to Notes from the North! I’m Zee, I live in Sweden and I work as a high school teacher and I love books. I come from a long line of book lovers. I have always lived in houses filled with books. I read anything I can get my hands on from the back of the cereal box to War & Peace.
I don’t blog in any particular genre. I love too many different books for that. So far this year I have read: classics, sci-fi, YA, short stories, memoirs, mysteries, modern literature, poetry, fantasy. I’ve read paperbacks, hardbacks, e-books and listened to audiobooks. Pinning me down is hard .
I started blogging about books because I realised that I was getting stuck in a rut and I figured blogging was a good way of getting me to broadening my horizons both in genres but primarily in authors (I am a recovering re-reader, although I have seriously fallen off the wagon of late ), this is the reason why I take part in challenges. As last year was winding to a close I realised that I was not reading a great deal of Scandinavian authors so I created The Nordic Challenge, mostly to challenge myself but also to show others that Scandinavian literature is more than Nordic Crime (although I read that too).
The blog has been rather quiet the past few months, first I was involved with the thesis from hell and then I started my first teaching job which has zapped me of all energy (I have some challenging classes and a long commute). I am hoping things will settle once I move to the town where I will be teaching full time in the fall (there will still be some big adjustments as I will be teaching some new subjects). The blog is also not quiet right now as I am currently running a series of posts in honour of turning 30, so please poke around and see if I am featuring any books you like.
That’s pretty much me