Thursday, 30 November 2017

Omtale; I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban av Malala Yousafzai med Christina Lamb

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Tatt i betraktning at jeg deltar i POC Reading Challenge og jeg hadde I am Malala av Malala Yousafzai med Christina Lamb i bokhylla, endte jeg opp med å lese den. Nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. 
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

Mine tanker om boka
Selv om det er en del historiske fakta om Pakistan i boka, er den allikevel verdt lesinga, tatt i betraktning et av hovedtemaene; kvinners rett til utdannelse (noe mange i vesten tar for gitt).

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Top Ten Tuesday; Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, thanks to The Broke and the Bookish and the theme of the week was top ten books on my winter TBR. Some of the books happens to be advanced reading copies I've put on hold and basically "needs" to read soon as they are not-that-advanced-reading-copies anymore.

My list includes;
Urmakeren i Auschwitz by John Donoghue

Håp i høstfarger by Susan Meissner

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Den forbudte elven by Chigozie Obioma

Gåten by Jessie Burton

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Beatrix & dunklumpene av Cathrine L. Wilhelmsen

Glimt fra okkupasjonen bind 1; Tyske vinger over Sola og Forus av Militærhistorisk forening Rogaland

Charlotte av David Foenkinos

Vi som er annerledes av Veselin Markovic

Monday, 27 November 2017

Mailbox Monday Uke 48

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Det er en ny mandag og på tide med et nytt Mailbox Monday-innlegg, takket være bokbloggen med samme navn. Her er i hvert fall noen av bøkene jeg har fått tilsendt i posten i det siste.

Charlotte by David Foenkinos (leseeksemplar fra forlaget)

Hviskingenes bok av Varujan Vosganian (leseeksemplar fra forlaget)

Group Book Tour & Giveaway; Delicious Murder

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Laura Levine

Leslie Meier

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Lee Hollis

Barbara Ross

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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Review; Food Wars! Vol. 1 by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki

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I remembered that I had joined in on Foodies Read Challenge and I ended up reading the manga Food Wars! Vol. 1 by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki as a result and here comes the review.

Description from Goodreads
Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town.  Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!  Can Soma really cut it in a school that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!

My Thoughts On The Book
Even though some of the characters might seem a bit one-dimensional it was still an entertaining read, especially if you're into manga and food. Food Wars also deals with social class and the expectations projected onto people in said classes. Most of the students at the institute belongs to well off families, while Soma is one of the "under dogs". Because of that, the manga also has the message that no matter what, one can follow the dreams one has.

Book Tour & Giveaway; Hypatia of Alexandria by Laurel A. Rockefeller

Hypatia of Alexandria
The Legendary Women of World History #8
by Laurel A. Rockefeller
Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Teacher. Philosopher. Astronomer.
Born in 355 CE. In the aftermath of Constantine's reign Hypatia of Alexandria lived in a collapsing Rome Empire, a world where obedience to religious authorities trumped science, where reason and logic threatened the new world order. It was a world on the edge of the Dark Ages. As libraries burned, she dared defend the light of knowledge.

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Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty books published and self-published since August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide. 

With her lyrical writing style, Laurel's books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.

In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway; Dial Meow For Murder By Bethany Blake

Dial Meow for Murder
A Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #2
by Bethany Blake
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Even an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston’s owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue.
Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome detective Jonathan Black. But while luring the prickly Persian out of hiding, she uncovers clues that might take suspicion off her own mother. Maeve Templeton already has a reputation as a killer—in real estate. How far would she go to bag Sylvan Creek’s most coveted property, the Flynt Mansion?
To expose the truth, Daphne finds herself donning a deranged clown costume on an autumnal adventure that might just be crazy enough to work—if it doesn’t get her killed.
Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!
Doggone charming from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab

Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she's not writing, cooking for pets and people or riding horses, she's wrangling a menagerie of furry family members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, a blind goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Like Daphne Templeton, the heroine of her Lucky Paws Mysteries, Bethany holds a Ph.D. and operates a pet sitting business called Barkley's Premium Pet Care.

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