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Review; King of Kings (Ballantyne #6) by Wilbur Smith

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Ages ago I was fortunate enough to recieve a press copy of King of Kings (Ballantyne #6) by Wilbur Smith through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads The long-awaited sequel to Wilbur Smith's worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. Cairo, 1888. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are

Smakebit på Søndag; Checked Out for Murder (The Haunted Library Mysteries #4) av Allison Brook

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Det er søndag og på tide med en ny Smakebit på Søndag, som  Betraktninger  og  Flukten fra virkeligheten  har ansveret for. Boken jeg skal gi en bitteliten smakebit fra i dag er en cosy mystery som heter Checked Out for Murder (The Haunted Library Mysteries #4) og er skrevet av Allison Brook. Carrie jobber på et bibliotek som tilfeldigvis har et spøkelse med navnet Evelyn. Kort tid etter hun hadde et foredrag på biblioteket, blir den synske kvinnen Daphne drept. Evelyn forteller Carrie at det er mer med Daphne enn det en kan få inntrykk av. På toppen av det hele, kommer moren og stefaren til Carrie, da stefaren skal spille i en film som blir innspilt i byen der Carrie bor. Smakebiten omhandler forholdet mellom Carrie og moren. "I knew I sounded as uncooperative as I felt. Describing my mother as difficult was like saying Mount Everest was a bit of a hike. Spending time with her always left me wrung out and unhappy."

Review; Big Love Cooking: 75 Recipes for Satisfying, Shareable Comfort Food by Joey Campanaro

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cookbook Big Love Cooking: 75 Recipes for Satisfying, Shareable Comfort Food by Joey Campanaro through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review. Description from Goodreads From Joey Campanaro, the lovable chef and owner of popular Little Owl restaurant in New York City! Big Love Cooking features 75 accessible recipes infused with Mediterranean flavors inspired by Joey's Italian-American family. This is simple, authentic food, with generous servings and nourishing, shareable meals. • Includes stories from the restaurant, historical NYC photographs, and conversational advice • Dishes include Little Owl Crispy Chicken, Ricotta Cavatelli with Tomato Broth, Bacon, and Fava Beans, and Brioche French Toast with Stewed Strawberries. • Features warm, inviting photography that emulates the family-style meals With accessible recipes and familiar ingredients, this cookbook is perfect for big family

Let's Talk Bookish; Why Do I Blog?

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It's Friday and perhaps time for a new Let's Talk Bookish, hosted by Eternity Books and Literary Lion . The theme of the week was "Why do I blog?". It all started back in July 2012, as a bit to track my reading and share my passion for books. Sometimes things have a bit of a snowball-effect and I've evolved the book blog a bit throughout the years, even if my "core idea" mentioned above remain the same. When I started, I only blogged in Norwegian, while now it's more of a bilingual blog, mainly writing in English with an occasional Norwegian post here and there. What kept me going this far is the fact that as I've gotten this far, I can't quit quite yet, even if there has been periods where I've been utterly fed up by blogging, especially when I felt like I put down a lot of work in creating content and there were less than the sound of crickets in return. For this year, the only plans I've got for this book blog is a few themed mon

Book Tag; The Disney Sidekick Book Tag

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I came across The Disney Sidekick Book Tag over at  Lala's Book Reviews  and I decided to play along as it looked like a fun tag. Mushu From Mulan The Comic Relief Name Your Favorite Hilarious Character or Your Favorite Comedy/Funny Book I might have a weird sense of humour, but I did find The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans funny at times. The Seven Dwarves From Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Favorite Group / Ensemble I can't deny I really love class 919 and Morrigan's "family" over at the hotel. Pascal From Tangled The Loyal Cheerleader Chameleon (Not a Frog, Flynn Rider) Name a Book That Started Out One Way But Changed for You I had such high hopes for Blood Born by Renee Lake, but I was seriously disappointed in it. Meeko From Pocahontas Pocahontas’ Sly and Sneaky Raccoon Friend Name a Plot Twist That You Did Not See Coming You Are Invited by Sarah A. Denzil had a few plot twists I did not see coming Rajah From Aladdin Gentle With Their Pri

Top Five Wednesday; Rise of the Rebels

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It's Wednesday and time for a new Top Five Wednesday post, courtesy of the Top Five Wednesday Goodreads group. The theme of the week was rise of the rebels, honouring Martin Luther King, who was born on January 18th. Here's my picks; I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai In the Name of Honour by Mukhtar Mai I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Success by Rebecca Gibian Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words by Susan Reyburn

Top Ten Tuesday; NetGalley Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To

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It's Tuesday and time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl . The theme of the week was books I meant to read in 2020, but didn't get to and I decided narrowing it down to Netgalley books. My picks are; The Tokyo Bicycle Bakery by Su Young Lee Pinot Noir by Mads Molnar III The House That Fell From The Sky by Patrick Delaney The Photographer of Mauthausen by Salva Rubio and others Her Patriotic Duty by Rosie Meddon Dracula's Child by J. S. Barnes The Fear by Spencer Hamilton Voodoo Heart by John Everson The Lost Pianos of Siberia by Sophy Roberts The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya