Saturday, 20 April 2019

Book Tag Saturday; Easter Book Tag

I came across the Easter Book Tag over at The Book Dutchesses. It was originally made by Rosie the Reader and I decided to play along as it is Easter after all.

Rabbits – A book you wish you could multiply.
There's plenty of books I wish I could multiply, but a book I recently read was Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.

Egg – A book that surprised you.
I knew I was going to enjoy Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, but I was surprised just how much I liked it.

Hunt – A book that was hard for you to get your hands on.
I can't remember, as I usually find books easily.

Lambs – A children’s book that you still enjoy.
How can I NOT mention The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis?

Spring – A book with a cover that makes you think of Spring.
The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley.

Rising From the Dead – A book from a deceased author.
There's plenty to choose from, but here's Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda.

Baskets – A book that is in your Amazon cart or wishlist right now.
No, I still haven't purchased Fawkes by Nadine Brandes yet, so it is on my wishlist.

Candy – A book that is sweet.
I've read a lot of sweet books and one of them is Where The Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Release Day Blitz; Some Kind of Tomorrow by Kay Blake

Friday Face Off; It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

It's time for a new Friday Face Off, thanks to Lynn's Books. The theme of the week was a cover with a school. As I'm a Potterhead, I couldn't resist using a few covers of Harry Potter. Mind that as there's tons of editions, I only used five that showed Hogwarts as I didn't bother going through 20+ pages on Goodreads.

They're all pretty in their own right, but my favourite is this one.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Omtale; Det henger en engel alene i skogen av Samuel Bjørk

Jeg kjøpte krimromanen Det henger en engel alene i skogen av Samuel Bjørk under årets Mammutsalg. Nå har jeg lest den og i dag kommer omtalen av boka.

Beskrivelse fra forlaget
En seks år gammel jente blir funnet hengt i et tre i Maridalen utenfor Oslo. Hun er iført en dukkekjole, har en skolesekk på ryggen og en lapp rundt halsen der det står «Jeg reiser alene». Politietterforsker Holger Munch blir satt på saken. Han får i oppdrag å lokalisere et menneske med helt spesielle evner, en venn og en tidligere kollega, den unge politikvinnen Mia Krüger. Hun har brutt all kontakt med omverdenen, og befinner seg nå alene på en liten øy utenfor Trøndelag. Holger Munch er en av landets beste etterforskere. Mia Krüger ønsker å ta sitt eget liv. Den lille jenta i treet blir en slags forløsning for dem begge. De returnerer til den spesielle etterforskningsenheten i Oslo de tidligere har vært en del av, fast bestemt på å løse dette mysteriet. De vet lite og ingenting om hvilket mareritt som skal møte dem. Det henger en engel alene i skogen ble nominert til Bokhandlerprisen 2013.

Mine tanker om boka
Jeg har allerede lest en bok i serien om Holger Munch og Mia Krüger, så jeg visste sånn noenlunde hva jeg gikk til. Det er en spennende pageturner og en blir kjent med de to overnevnte etterforskerne. Så hvis en er på jakt etter en interessant krimroman, kan boka anbefales.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Review; I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May

I purchased the crime novel I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May last year. Now I've finally read it and today I'll post my review of the book.

Description from Goodreads

Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair, and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb. She returns home to Lewis, bereft.


Niamh begins to look back on her life with Ruairidh, desperate to identify anyone who may have held a grudge against him. The French police, meanwhile, have ruled out terrorism, and ruled in murder - and sent Detective Sylvie Braque to shadow their prime suspect: Niamh.


As one woman works back through her memories, and the other moves forward with her investigation, the two draw ever closer to a deadly enemy with their own, murderous, designs.

My Thoughts on the Book
As I've read a couple of other titles by Peter May earlier, I had a feeling I was in for a treat. It was a good book, but I didn't quite like the ending of it and what he did to the lesbian character. Though I might add that I did love the descriptions in the book.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Top Ten Tuesday; Rainy Day Reads

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme of the week was rainy day reads.

My picks are;

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Sweetest Thing by Fiona Shaw

Alligator Lake by Lynne Bryant

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Monday, 15 April 2019

Review; Killman by Graeme Kent

As I've already read the first two books in the Kella and Conchita Mysteries series by Graeme Kent, I felt compelled to read the third one named Killman. Today I'll post my review of the novel.

Description from Goodreads
Sister Conchita, the young nun with a flair for detection, is immersed in another Solomon Islands investigation when an islander who claims to be a reincarnation of Noah is drowned outside his ark. To make matters worse, Conchita suspects that the murderer might be a Japanese soldier, still prowling the jungle fifteen years after the end of World War II. Once again she enlists the aid of her friend Sergeant Ben Kella of the Solomon Islands Police Force. Together they try and track down the malevolent Killman, a professional assassin who is introducing a reign of terror to the beautiful but dangerous island of Malaita that they both love so much. This time their perilous quest takes them as far as the wild Polynesian island of Tikopia, the almost legendary tiny island of the four kingdoms.

My Thoughts on the Book
Even though it wasn't as good as the first two books, I still really enjoyed reading Killman. The author manages to blend pidgin and English well in the dialogues, as well as including folklore and customs. I also liked the descriptions in the book, which almost made me want to travel to the Solomon Islands.