Who am I?

Name: Ina

Age: 29

Country: Norway

Fave books: Pet Sematary by Stephen King, Intensity by Dean Koontz,  The Road by Cormac McCarthy, And then there were none by Agatha Christie, The Witches by Roald Dahl, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, IT by Stephen King, The Graveyardbook by Neil Gaiman, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irwing, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Lord of the Flies by William Golding,The Woods by Harlan Coben, Tokyo by Mo Hayder, Birdman by Mo Hayder, I’m not scared by Niccolò Ammaniti, The Radleys by Matt Haig, and some Norwegian crime novels that  you’ve probably haven’t heard about and I’m sure I’ve forgotten to mention many more faveorite books. I have many faves.

Fave Authors: Stephen King, R.L. Stine, Harlan Coben, Roald Dahl, Edgar Allan Poe,  Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz, Mo Hayder, Neil Gaiman, Dennis Lehane, Gregory David Roberts, Richard Laymon, Lois Duncan, Douglas Clegg, and some scandinavian authors you've probably never heard about...

Fave movies: The Shining (I never get tired of that one. Jack Nicholson is brilliant as Jack Torrance!!!), The nightmare before Christmas, The Haunting in Connecticut, Jurassic Park, The Rocky Horror Picture Show,  Scream, Jaws, Gremlins 1 and 2, Black Swan, Ringu, Pan’s Labyrinth, Frozen, The Matrix, Donnie Darko, Wind Chill, The Blair Witch Project, The Strangers, The Witches, A nightmare on Elm Street (original), Mystic River, Beetlejuice, A tale of two sisters, Sleepy Hollow, Home Alone, Beauty and the beast, Death Sentence, Evil Dead, Back to the future, Fright Night, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, The Lion King, Suspiria, The Breakfast Club, Nothing but trouble and many, many more. I’m a big horrorfan and weird movies so it’s hard to pick just a few … I esp love old-school horror!

Fave Tv-Shows: X-files, Six feet under, House M.D, Twin Peaks, Are you afraid of the dark?, Supernatural, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, Roswell, Dallas, Home & Away, The Vampire Diaries, Coach, Pretty Little Liars, The Closer, Castle, Freaks and geeks, Melrose Place (original), Unsolved Mysteries, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Cold Case, Dexter, Dynasty, Scooby - Doo, The Extraordinary, Cheers, Millennium (the spin - off series to X-files)

Fave bands/artists: Dimmu Borgir, Michael Jackson, Nightwish, Marilyn Manson, Evanescence, Rammstein, Dream Theater, HIM, Elvis Presley, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Guns N' Roses, Midnight Syndicate, Krypteria, The Cure, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Within Temptation, The Jackson 5, Trans - Siberian Orchestra, Linkin Park, Coldplay, Two steps from hell, Avantasia, David Bowie, Goblin, Disturbed, Fatboy Slim, The Horrorpops, AC/DC, Simon & Garfunkel, Tech N9ne, Freedom Call, Band of horses, Journey, Stream of passion, Manowar, Rhapsody, WASP, The Birthday Massacre, Apocalyptica, Delain, The J. Geils Band, The Cranberries, Dragonforce, TYR, Dave Matthews Band, Dreamtale, Dark Age, Duffy (a little mix of everything, you know?) I mostly like angry music. I'm not a angry person but I do get easily angry;)

Fave things to do: Read (duh!), drink coffee, sleep as long as I want to, take care of my beautiful cat Turbo,  listen to music, watch horror movies and other movies, paint landscapes (or at least trying to ...). The best of all is having lazy days so that I can read all day long!

Why did I start blogging about books? Even though many books I read are unforgettable, I wanted to start a place where I could write down things about the books I read and then in that way I can remember the books better. And it's also fun to share book experiences with others who also enjoy reading books. Bookblogging is also a nice way to get exciting book recommenditions (which I never can get enough of!) and meet interesting people with same interests. But mostly I started a blog to share my bookexperiences with others.

What got me into reading? Books that was written by norwegian and swedish authors. And then I got into mysterious and suspense. Then I read a lot Nancy Drew books (I loved her!). The Hardy Boys etc. I've always loved reading but at that age I was struggling to find something really, really exciting but then the Goosebumps books came and I was addicted. I think I have read everyone of them and I still have most of them on my shelf today. They are precious to me. They were exciting, thrilling and hilarious. I was and still am a really big fan of Goosebumps. (And of course I saw the tv-show based on the books too!) And I read the Fear Street books by the same author (R.L Stine). But they didn't get that popular in Norway such as Goosebumps and the book stores stoped selling them after number 6 or 7 in the series which was really sad for me. It was almost like Goosebumps but for a little older readers. And then I wanted more horror. So then I started to check out Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and authors who also wrote horror. (Huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe as well!).

Goals: Read as much as I can. Try to read books from authors I've never heard about and explore genres that I haven't read much about.

Well, that's all about me for now. Hope I haven't bored you to death:)

PS: If you have any questions or want me to do a book review, just send me an e-mail to: bookreviewsfromthebasement@gmail.com It would make me really happy!:-)
Have a nice day!