Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Top Ten Tuesday; Books On My Summer TBR

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme of the week was books on my summer TBR.

Here is my top ten list;

Menssmerter av Kopano Matlwa

Høstlandskap i Havana av Leonardo Padura

Den polske bokseren av Eduardo Halfon

Vi som er annerledes av Veselin Markovic

Den fremmede av Albert Camus

The Girl From The Coast by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Faceless by Amma Darko

The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths

The Secrets of the Lazarus Club by Tony Pollard

Monday, 18 June 2018

Omtale; The Ghost, The Owl by Franco

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I was fortunate enough to recieve a copy of the graphic novel The Ghost, The Owl by Franco from Netgallery in exchange for an honest review, which I will post now.

Description from Goodreads
On a cool evening on the swamp, a figure appears dancing across the water. A human figure, but far from a human form. A Ghost, a young girl spirit that seems to have lost its way. A good Samaritan owl decides to help against the wishes of his animal brethren. What mysteries does the ghost girl hold the secrets to and what will happen when she and the owl unlock them together? Will they find out what happened to her? Will she find her way to where she needs to be? What will happen to the animals in the swamp and surrounding forest? An adventure with the most unlikely of pairs, The Ghost, the Owl.

My Thoughts on the Book
Personally, I found this book charming and heartwarming, especially due to the Owl's strong set of beliefs. I also really enjoyed the beautiful illustrations.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Library Loot Week 24

Library Loot is a fun weekly event hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief. Here's the books I've borrowed from the library this week (totally not caring about my intended TBR for June). I can admit that there's a few Anthony Bourdain books in this pile, but due to his tragic death last week, I felt an urge to borrow a few.

Dødevaskeren by Sara Omar

Alle kan drepe by Jørgen Brekke

Jeg vet ikke helt hva det er by Silje Bergum Kinsten

Bobby Gold - En amerikansk torpedo by Anthony Bourdain

Kokkejævler by Anthony Bourdain

Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Book Tag Saturday; The Mid-Year Freakout Book Tag

As I found The Mid-Year Freakout Book Tag over at Nerdy Book Life, I couldn't resist participating.

Best Book Read so far in 2018?
The Hush by John Hart

Best Sequel you’ve read so far in 2018?
The Secret by Katherine Diamond

New Release you haven’t read yet?
Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Most anticipated releases for the 2nd half of the year?
The Big Week by James Holland and Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron

Biggest Disappointment?
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommends by Katarina Bivald, as I felt the characters were a bit too much one-dimensional

Biggest Surprise?
Romanov by Samaire Provost

Favorite new author?
Peter May

Favorite New Crush?
James Holland

Favorite New Characters?
Secret from Thornghost by Tone Almhjell

Book that made you cry?
Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and a Plea for Peace by Bana Alabed

Book that made you happy?
Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet

Most Beautiful books you bought?
Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenavan, RoseBlood by A. G. Howard, The Blackhouse by Peter May

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
The Secrets of the Lazarus Club by Tony Pollard and The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths

Friday, 15 June 2018

Book Blitz; The Final Lesson by Shakyra Dunn

Review; A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager and Mike Blanc (illustrator)

I was fortunate enough to recieve a copy of the picture book A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager and Mike Blanc (illustrator) from Netgallery in exchange for my honest review. I thought it would fit in perfectly with Platypire Diversity Challenge and today I'll post the review.

Description from Goodreads
A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.

True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.”

A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.
This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.

My Thoughts on the Book
A Tale of Two Mommies gets the point across quite easily as having two parents of the same sex/gender doesn't mean that the kid(s) gets any less love. What I also like about the book is that it normalizes having parents in a queer relationship.