Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Dikt; Victorious

Standing silent in the background
Wondering if anyone would notice
Knowing that when the time is right
The ten steps needed
Will be a piece of cake

All lights will be on the underdog
Finally victorious

Saying “I’m a lion, hear me roar”

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Omtale; Alabama? av Helge Torvund

Nå kommer nok en omtale av en diktsamling, denne gangen av Alabama? av Helge Torvund, som jeg kjøpte et signert eksemplar av for noen få år siden.

Alabama? kan beskrives som en noe musikalsk diktsamling i beat-tradisjonen, hvor Bob Dylan og Charles Baudelaire kan skimtes i bakgrunnen, samt noen triste avskjedsdikt, som f.eks. "Far har reist".

Jeg kan ikke si at jeg har lest noen av Helge Torvund sine diktsamlinger før, men etter Alabama? gjør jeg det gjerne igjen.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Dikt; Without a Little Rain

All you wish for are the pretty things
Roses, sunshine

Yet have you forgotten
Roses have thorns
The sun feels better after rain

And don’t forget
A bit of rain makes
The most beautiful rainbows

You can’t have all the pretty things

Without a little rain

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bokturne; Lizzie & McKenzie's Fabulous Adventures av Dina C. Tate

 Imagine if all the little girls of the world looked alike.

If the Same Glam Goddess gets her way, it can surely happen.

McKenzie Rivers, the pint-sized daredevil, and Lizzie Sanders, who loves all things frilly, aren’t afraid of being different. And that’s exactly why Princess Lovina of Exquisite City calls upon them to stop the Same Glam Goddess from making all the little girls of the world look the same. With the aid of their magical lovely lockets and fierce diva weaponry, Lizzie and McKenzie will travel the world to find the Seven Crystals of Sisterhood. Their first stop is the magical city of Madrid.

Lizzie and McKenzie will need help to obtain the crystals before the Same Glam Goddess gets her hands on them. If the crystals are not found, little girls all over the world will remain under the spell of the Same Glam Goddess and will lose their identities forever! Will Lizzie and McKenzie be able to find the crystals, break the spell, and stop the Same Glam Goddess?


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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Dikt; Beneath the Soul

They say they eyes are the window to the soul
But don’t you want to look a bit further
Beneath the soul
When you first start looking?
What a person is really made of?
Is it complete darkness

Or is it a glimmer of hope?

Friday, 24 March 2017

Omtale; How to Find Your Dream Dog av Dixie Tenny

Takket være iRead Book Tours, fikk jeg muligheten til å lese boka How to Find Your Dream Dog av Dixie Tenny.

Mens det er mange som gjør grundige undersøkelser før de søker på jobber eller kjøper et hus, er det flere som "glemmer" å gjøre samme anstrengelsene før de anskaffer seg en hund, som tross alt skal leve med familien i 10-15 år. Boka How to Find Your Dream Dog går igjennom ting, steg for seg, hvordan anskaffe den "perfekte" hunden, enten det er grunnene for å anskaffe seg en hund, egenskapene til forskjellige hunder eller andre ting en bør ta med i betraktningen.

For noen som overhodet ikke har peiling på hund, unntatt at de som regel har fire bein og pels (med mindre de har amputert et bein eller er nakenhund) er boka en grei innføring når det gjelder det aller mest grunnleggende når det gjelder hunder, men jeg følte at det allikevel var litt mangelfull informasjon til tider. Grunnen til at jeg følte det slik kan ha noe med at jeg er mer eller mindre født og oppvokst med hunder, og mer eller mindre "visste" alt dette fra før, så det var ikke de store åpenbaringene for meg. Jeg følte det var mer enn "basis innføring" for de som knapt har håndtert hunder, men for de som har en viss kunnskap, bør kanskje lete videre etter en annen bok.


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Book Blitz; Halayda av Sarah Delena White

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Title: Halayda
Author: Sarah Delena White
Genre: Mythology / Steampunk
A mortal alchemist. A faerie king. A bond that transcends death.
Betrayed by a trusted mentor, Sylvie Imanthiya hides on the fringes of society, caring for half-fae orphans and trading her alchemical creations on the black market. She lives for the one night each season when she can see her dearest friend—a man whose destiny is far above hers.
King Taylan Ashkalabek knows better than to exchange halayda vows with a mortal. Even their friendship is a risk; love is an impossible dream. Then a brutal alchemical attack poisons his realm, unearthing a dark power within him—and leaving Sylvie with the ancient mark of Faerie’s savior.
Manifesting unpredictable abilities and aided by allies with their own secrets, Sylvie and Taylan journey into the wilds of Faerie to heal the damage and confront Casimir, an invincible star-fae determined to claim the realm as his own. But only their enemy knows Sylvie’s true capabilities—and Taylan’s weaknesses—and how to use them in his vicious schemes.
Her fate is life. His fate is death. With Faerie in the balance, Sylvie and Taylan must stand together before reality as they know it is destroyed.

Author Bio

Sarah Delena White writes eclectic speculative fiction that reworks mythology with a fine balance of poetry and snark. She’s an experienced world traveler who loves to weave world folklore and ancient concepts into vibrant, original story worlds. She is the Benevolent Firebird (acquisitions editor) for Uncommon Universes Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she can be found making jewelry, singing Irish ballads, drinking tea, and working a variety of odd jobs. She can be bribed with dark chocolate.
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