My Neighbor Totoro(2013)

Jaapanikirjanduse väljakutse 2021

Shimai toshi-sõpruslinnad. Jaapani kirjaniku raamat, mis räägib sõprusest.

My Neighbor Totoro(2013)(244lk)

Autor: Tsugiko Kubo

Kirjastus: VIZ Media LLC


One of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved classics, Totoro celebrates its 25th anniversary!

The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro is now retold in novel form. This prestige, hardcover edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story written by veteran children’s book author Tsugiko Kubo. Sure to delight both existing fans and new readers! Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds–and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another.

Südamlik lugu kahest tüdrukust nimega Satsuki ja Mei, kes kolivad maale elama. Kuna nende isa töötab koguaeg, siis otsustavad tüdrukud minna avastama vana maja ja sealset metsa. Peagi kohtuvad nad metsas Totoroga, kes on metsavaim ja seiklused, mis neid ees ootavad on samas põnevad kui ka õpetlikud.

Mul on nii hea meel, et ma selle loo juurde tee leidsin. Mitmed tutvustasid seda lugemiseväljakutse grupis ja nii otsustasin minagi võtta ette inglise keelse raamatu, et pisut ka selles keeles lugeda. Nii äge oleks kui see lugu ka Eesti keelde tõlgitaks, siis saaksid kõik need lugejad sellest loost osa, kelle inglise keel pole just kõige parem.

Muidugi meeldisid väga ka raamatus olnud illustratsioonid. Need olid ikka vapustavalt head. Olen juba ka 1988-aastal valminud filmi ka endale alla laadinud ja kindlasti plaanin seda ka vaadata.

Soovitan teistelegi, ma usun, et te ei pea selle loo lugemist üldse kahetsema.

Siia lõppu üks pildike ka!

Hunger for Success(2019)

Isiklik lugemiseväljakutse 2020

30.Kaks sarnase kaanega raamatut

Hunger for Success(2019)(76lk)

Autor: Kinga Wdowiak

Kirjastus: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd


“Thanks to this book, I have lived a good, quality life and my dreams have come true.” – Monica

This book refers to the author’s experiences and her advice on how she overcame the obstacles life threw at her. She learnt from challenges she faced and turned into positive experiences. She proves that if you put the mind to it, you can achieve your dreams and internal happiness. The author has been diagnosed with dyslexia and uses this as her strength, this proves that if she could do it, so can anybody. All experiences and examples are based on the author’s life.

1% of the book sales will go to Lead Scotland. Lead Scotland is a voluntary organization, set up to empower disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland to access learning opportunities.

Taaskord midagi sellist, mida on hea lugeda enesele ja saada niimoodi näpunäiteid, kuidas tugevamaks saada ja kõik raskused ületada. Ühesõnaga eneseabi raamat taaskord.

Ma ei kahetse lugemist, kuid seekord jäi see raamat minu jaoks kuidagi kõhnaks, võib-olla eelmine lugemine oli lihtsalt palju-palju parem.

Ma küll ei loe selliseid raamatuid väga, aga kuna lubasin endale, et mõne ikka mahutan igasse kuusse, siis siin ta nüüd on. Kahjuks pidin pettuma, aga eks see raamat ununeb kiiresti ja leian tee järgmiste raamatuteni.

After Dark(2007)

Lugemiseväljakutse 2020

7. Raamat, mille tegevus toimub ühe päeva jooksul

After Dark(2007)(191lk)

Autor: Haruki Murakami


A short, sleek novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore.

At its center are two sisters—Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny’s toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met before, a burly female “love hotel” manager and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman. These “night people” are haunted by secrets and needs that draw them together more powerfully than the differing circumstances that might keep them apart, and it soon becomes clear that Eri’s slumber—mysteriously tied to the businessman plagued by the mark of his crime—will either restore or annihilate her.

After Dark moves from mesmerizing drama to metaphysical speculation, interweaving time and space as well as memory and perspective into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interplay between self-expression and empathy, between the power of observation and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.

Kuna see raamat sobis selle punkti alla ja autor oli ka varasemast tuttav, siis niimoodi ta minuni jõudiski. Võin öelda, et taaskord Murakami oma tuntud headuses. Tema lood on midagi sellist, mida kaua aega ei unusta ja mis end vahest sulle uuesti meelde tulevad.

See lugu on üks neist ja ma ei kahetse selle raamatu lugemist. Loos oli miski, mis mind kaasa haaras ja ma ei suutnud lihtsalt enne lõpetada, kui väljas hakkas valgeks minema ja pärast terve tänane päev oli selline, nagu pohmell oleks olnud. Kas see on võimalik??

Igatahes mulle meeldis ja ma usun, et võtan sellel aastal veel mõne tema raamatu endale lugemisse. Ma ei suuda ise ka uskuda, et seda raamatut kella 3ni öösel lugesin. Miski pidi ikka mind ära võluma, et ma ei suutnud magama minna.

Kui keegi veel soovib seda lugu lugeda, siis laske aga käia. Ma usun, et te ei pea kahetsema. Muidugi sõltub kõik ka lugejast.

Message in a Bottle(1999)

Lugemiseväljakutse 2020

39. Liida enda telefoninumbri üksikud numbrid ja vali täpselt niimitu aastat tagasi ilmunud raamat

Message in a Bottle(1999)(342lk)

Autor: Nicholas Sparks


Shimmering with suspense and emotional intensity – takes readers on a hunt for the truth about a man and his memories, and about both the heartbreaking fragility and enormous strength of love.

Nicholas Sparks is our very best chronicler of the human heart. His stunning first novel, The Notebook, has been given by friend to friend and lover to lover all over the world as a testament to the timeless power of love. But if we thought he could never again move us so deeply, he now shows us he can-in a story that renews our faith in destiny…in the ability of true lovers to find each other no matter where, no matter when… Message In A Bottle

Thrown to the waves, and to fate, the bottle could have ended up anywhere. Instead, it is found just three weeks after it begins its journey. Theresa Osborne, divorced and the mother of a twelve-year-old son, picks it up during a seaside vacation from her job as a Boston newspaper columnist. Inside is a letter that opens with:

My Dearest Catherine, I miss you my darling, as I always do, but today is particularly hard because the ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together…

For “Garrett,” the man who signs the letter, the message is the only way he knows to express his undying love for a woman he has lost. For Theresa, wary of romance since her husband shattered her trust, the message raises questions that intrigue her. Who are Garrett and Catherine? Where is he now? What is his story?

Challenged by the mystery, and pulled to find Garrett by emotions she does not fully understand, Theresa begins a search that takes her to a sunlit coastal town and an unexpected confrontation. Brought together by chance-or something more powerful-Theresa and Garrett are people whose lives are about to touch for a purpose, in a tale that resonates with our deepest hopes for finding that special someone and everlasting love.

Shimmering with suspense and emotional intensity, Message in a Bottle takes readers on a hunt for the truth about a man and his memories, and about both the heartbreaking fragility and enormous strength of love. For those who cherished The Notebook and readers waiting to discover the magic of Nicholas Sparks’s storytelling, here is his new, achingly lovely novel of happenstance, desire, and the choices that matter most…

See lugu oli nii liigutav ja emotsionaalne, et ma olen lausa sõnatu. See on ka esimene raamat, mida ma sellelt autorit loen ja nüüd tahaks ainult veel ja veel.

Kui keegi oskab midagi soovitada, siis võib seda julgelt teha.

See on lugu kahest armastajast Theresast ja Garretist. Nende vaheline suhe ja kuidas kõik lõpeb, seda peate te ise lugema.

Ma igatahes olen nii šokis praegu, et ei suuda väga pikalt kirjutada. Siiani mõtlen, et mis see oli mis ma ennist lugesin? Kas tõesti saab üks inimene teisele nii teha? See pole ju aus.

Igatahes kes tahab teada, mis seal juhtub ja milliseks kujuneb lõpp, seda lugege ise!

See raamat on kindlasti väärt lugemist. Kuna ma pole teisi raamatuid lugenud, siis pole mul seda ka millegagi võrrelda. Eks kui hiljem teisi ka olen lugenud, eks siis täiendan veel seda postitust.

Praegu aga kena ööd ja näeme veel!

Horror Stories (Scare Street Horror Short Stories #4)(2016)

Lugemiseväljakutse 2020

49. Midagi õudusulmest (horror) – välja arvatud Stephen King!

Horror Stories (Scare Street Horror Short Stories #4)(2016)(94lk)

Autorid: Ron Ripley, David Longhorn, Sara Clancy, Eric Whittle,A.I. Nasser



A young woman’s night-time escapade goes eerily wrong. A man is forced to relive the horrible accident that tore his family apart over and over again. An underground thrill through ancient catacombs proves disastrously horrific. A young boy is haunted by the scarecrow in the fields behind his home. And a woman is revisited by the ghost of a psychotic killer in the most dreadful of ways.

Scare Street brings you some of the best short horror stories by authors Ron Ripley, David Longhorn, Eric Whittle, Sara Clancy and A. I. Nasser, all in one book. Together, these stories promise more than just a shiver down the spine and a fear of the dark, but the soft caress of terror that comes with the unknown and the unexpected.

Join us through the pages of the best of what Scare Street has to offer, and be sure to bring a night light along with you. You definitely don’t want to be left alone in the dark!

Kus ma nüüd leidsin endale lugemise laupäeva õhtusse. Ei tohi niisma amazonis kolada võid sattuda selliste jubedate raamatute peale. Muidugi ma ei kahetse lugemist, aga teistkorda ma seda enam ei teeks. Muidugi on veel ilmunud igasuguseid õudusjutte, aga peale selle raamatu lugemist ilmselt teen pausi.

Jaa nüüd ei teagi, kas saab magama jääda 😀 Kuigi tegemist on lühijuttudega on siiski lood omamoodi õudsad ja võivad painama jääda.  Midagi ette ütlema ei hakka, siis rikuks teiste lugemisemulje ära.

Nüüd kavatsen küll midagi helget endale lugemisse võtta.

Võin öelda seda, et mulle meeldis kõige rohkem jutuke poisist, keda ajas taga kummaline olend ja kes tahab teada, kuidas see lugu lõppes, siis marss lugema. See on täiesti tasuta saadaval amazonis.

Soovitada ei oska, kes tahab see loeb, ütlen ära, et selliseid lühijuttude kogumikke on amazonis veel! See on muidugi neile, kellel tekkis huvi!

Side Effects May Vary(2014)

Lugemiseväljakutse 2019

48. Raamat, mille pealkirjas on kuu, mil sa sündisid

Side Effects May Vary(2014)(336lk)

Autor: Julie Murphy



When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge as it is about hope.

But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she’s said and done.

Vot see oli küll alles raske lugemine. Mitte, et ta oli inglise keeles vaid temaatika oli selline, mis mind väga liigutas.

Kui kuueteistaastane tüdruk Alice saab teada, et tal on leukeemia, siis ta lubab oma viimased hetked veeta nii, et need jääksid kauaks ajaks meelde.  Seega veenab ta oma head sõpra Harveyd, et ta aitaks need plaanid teoks teha.

Mis Alice ees ootab, seda peate te ise lugema. Ma ei tea, ma ei suuda nüüd vist tükk aega midagi lugeda. Nii hinge läks lihtsalt. Olen ennemgi lugenud raamatuid, kus peategelane on olnud haige, aga midagi sellist nii liigutavat pole varem lugenud. Süü on tähtedel oli ka minu jaoks väga liigutav ja kurb. Peale seda ei suutnud midagi lugeda.

Proovin seekord üle olla ja ikka edasi lugeda. Hea uudis on see, et lugemiseväljakutse 2019 on edukalt täidetud. Eks oli mitmeid raamatuid, mis kauaks meelde jäävad ja on mida meenutada.

Soovitan seda raamatut teistelegi lugemiseks. Kes tahab see loeb ja saab ise teada, mis sellest tüdrukust edasi sai.

Soovin kõigile head suvelõppu ja näeme kindlasti veel. Kui mitte sel kuul, siis uuel kuul kindlasti!!!!

Animal Planet:Polar Animals(2016)

Lugemiseväljakutse 2019

46. Mõni võõrkeelne raamat, millega hakkama saad (Kasvõi üle kivide ja kändude. Sõnaraamatu abil, google translatori abiga vms.)

Animal Planet:Polar Animals(2016)(80lk)

Autor: Laaren Brown



With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of penguins, polar bears, sea lions, walruses, reindeer and others, Animal Planet Polar Animals is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite animals living in both polar climates. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation, and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of the coldest places on Earth.

For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Ocean Animals!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) project which partners with leading animal organization to make the world a better place for domestic and wild animals.

There are so many facts in this book that something is going to draw in any reader. This book describes many aspects of life in both the Arctic and Antarctic. It talks about habitats, adaptations, family life, humans and their impact and more. The photos in this book are amazing. They are so close you feel like you can touch the animals. I loved this book so much. So good reading. I love polar bears and of course penguins. So informational book. I am glad that i read it.

In Desert and Wilderness(2001)

Lugemiseväljakutse 2019

25. Raamat autorilt, kes on sinuga samal päeval sündinud (NB! Mõeldud on kuupäeva, mil oled sündinud. Eksimisvõimalus +/- 2 päeva!)

In Desert and Wilderness(2001)(460lk)

Autor: Henryk Sienkiewicz



In the tradition of Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island comes a Sienkiewicz novel for readers of all ages!

This thrilling adventure saga and coming-of-age tale sets two young children, Stas Tarkowski, fourteen, and Nelly Rawlison, eight, within the reaches of Africa’s desert storms, the ravages of hunger, and threatening jungles filled with vicious animals and warring tribes. Everything for the pair seemed comfortable and safe in Egypt. But when the children are separated from their fathers during a vacation along the Nile, they become pawns in a treacherous plot and are abducted by the vengeful followers of the Mahdi. Joined in their trek by two African children, Kali and Mea, and together with the aid of a faithful dog, Saba, and a mighty elephant, King, the unlikely troop makes its way through deep Africa while facing perilous situations that would render helpless even grown men and women. Throughout this enthralling novel, author Sienkiewicz paints the vivid scenery of what was then known as “the dark continent,” a land filled with unknown peoples, primordial landscapes, tall and deep jungles, uncharted rivers and mountains.

Political instability, then as now, could make entire regions impassable. In the 1880s one such crisis, a rebellion led by “the Mahdi,” threatened to turn a large part of the continent into a hell of destruction and carnage. It is in such a background that Henryk Sienkiewicz, the master storyteller and winner of the 1905 Nobel Prize for literature, placed two European children – the heroes of this engaging tale. For Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness represented a final triumph; this was the last novel he would complete. Sienkiewicz, who had visited Africa in 1891, successfully recreates in the book the beauty he encountered amid the continent’s entrancing landscape. Written over eighty years ago for a younger audience, but appealing to all ages, In Desert and Wilderness remains a literary treasure in Poland. Now the fine Max.

I liked this book so much. I hope someday read more this author books. Such a good reading. I was suprised when I searched this author in google. He is born same day that I am. 5.May is good day to have a birthday! I recommend this book to my friends. Its a fantastical  follows the adventures of Stas and Nell, after their kidnapping from their home in Port Said, Egypt. By the end of it, the two face many dangers and achieve over-the-top feats that are enthralling, hilarious and somehow believable at the same time.


The lion king(1994)

Lugemiseväljakutse 2018

25.Raamat, mis oli populaarne aastal, kui Sina sündisid(esimene kord ilmus raamat 1.jaanuaril 1994)

The lion king(1994)(24lk)

Autorid:Justine Korman Fontes, Don Williams



The exciting tale of Simba, a young cub who earns his place in the Circle of Life, is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format.


Kes ei tea siis meist lugu lõvipoeg Simbast. Minu jaoks oli see punkt lugemiseväljakutses kõige raskem. Kuna olen sündinud 1994 aastal, siis andis ikka otsida. Esimene kord kui see raamat ilmus oli aasta 1994 ja 1.jaanuar. Kuidagi õnnestus mul ühe tuttava kaudu saada selle raamatu koopia. Kaanepilt on jah aastast 2003 aga loodan, et see ei häiri. Kellele siis loomalood ei meeldi. Ma soovitada ei oska, kuna valisin enda sünniaasta järgi raamatu. Aga tegu oli vahva looga ja lugesin seda inglise keelsena, kuigi ma kirjutan postituse sellest eesti keeles. Mulle on alati meeldinud loomalood ja ma arvan, et järgmiseks punktiks saabki see, kus peategelane on koer. Kes siis neid ei armastaks! Päikest kõigile, siin Võru kohal igatahes särab täies hiilguses.


Cord’s Chance (Men of Mercy #7)(2018)

Cord’s Chance (Men of Mercy #7)(2018)(249lk)

Author:  Lindsay Cross



He thought he was done. His career as a special forces sniper was over. He’d lost his leg and his dignity in that ambush. Now, after nearly a year of rehab, he was fighting the toughest battle in his life: prove he was still worthy to serve.

His chance:
Contract with a security firm to pull protection for a rancher by the name of Sam Bishop. If he succeeded in routing out the bad guy, Cord would be back on the team.

The bonus:
He’d be able to get the hell away from all the counselors and therapists trying to tell him how to come to grips with his PTSD and missing limb. There were no emotions and feelings in west Texas, just rough necks and grit. Exactly what he needed.

The catch:
Sam’s real name is Samantha and she’s not a codgy old man – she’s the one girl from Cord’s past he never got over. He thought he’d lost his chance with her, and now that he wasn’t a whole man, he didn’t deserve her.

Samantha is determined to show Cord he’s everything she ever wanted. Her biggest battle isn’t the stalker threatening her life: it’s making Cord see he’s worthy of her love and so much more.

My opinion of the book.

Oh, I loved the book so much that I forgot to go sleep. Just keep reading and reading it. Story was about Cord and Samantha. I am glad that they get together. Perfect couple and so good reading that I hope someday I have chance to read more books in this series. I hope that author is writing more stories. She is so good at it. This was a great story about healing and second chances, with some suspense added in. Cord and Samantha were good friends in high school, but Samantha always had a crush on him. Cord didn’t think he was good enough for Samantha, so he kept her friend zoned and kept his feelings hidden. There second chance happens several years later when after being injured, Cord is assigned to protect Samantha from a stalker. Why he did it and when they come back together, you my friends have to read it. I garantee that you don,t even notice when book is over. I loved it and I am happy to read it.