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Top Five Wednesday; Summer-y Starts

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It's Wednesday and perhaps time for a new Top Five Wednesday post, courtesy of the Goodreads group  with the same name. The theme of the week was books that gets me in summer mood. Here's my five picks. Wooing the Farmer by Jenny Frame The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton

Summer Reading Recs - 20 Books To Read This Summer

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As it's summer, I figured out it was only fitting I wrote a list of book recommendations for summer reading. Although I do love fantasy and crime/mystery novels, I do read other books as well, believe it or not. Considering just how many books that are published, I wanted to make it a bit easier to sort through everything and list 20 books one could pick up to read this summer. Without any further ado, here's the list. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley Wooing the Farmer by Jenny Frame The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George Where the Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon Summer Dreams at Vi

Omtale; Min sønn av Arne Svingen

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I fjor var jeg såpass heldig at jeg fikk tilsendt et leseeksemplar av kortromanen Min sønn av Arne Svingen fra forlaget. Nå har jeg lest boka og i dag kommer omtalen. Beskrivelse fra forlaget Hvor langt ville du gått for å redde ditt eget barn? Midt på natta oppdager Jorunn at sønnen, Ronny, kommer hjem med blod på klærne. Dagen etter er klærne borte. Jorunn frykter at en konfrontasjon vil ødelegge et allerede skjørt mor--sønn-forhold. Ikke er hun sikker på at det virkelig var blod, heller. Men da roen i hjemmet igjen har senket seg, skjer det noe som snur opp-ned på alt sammen, og Jorunn må handle. Men hvor langt er hun er villig til å gå for å redde sønnen sin. Min sønn andre bok i serien med frittstående romaner inspirert av De ti bud. Denne boken tar utgangspunkt i det det fjerde budet: Du skal hedre din far og din mor. Mine tanker om boka Min sønn er en kortroman med interessante karakterer og en historie med flere vendinger. Jeg hadde i tillegg sans for skrivestilen og språket t

#SixForSunday; Favourite LGBTQIA+ Characters

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It's Sunday and time for a new #SixForSunday post, courtesy of A Little But A Lot . The theme of the week was favourite LGBTQIA+ characters. Here's my picks. Sophia and Constance from Cinderella is Dead by Kaylinn Bayron Felix from Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender Sam McQuade from Wooing the Farmer by Jenny Frame Sahar from If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan Yetu from The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Omtale; Tåkedis av Frode Eie Larsen og Dag Otto Lauritzen

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For et par år siden var jeg såpass heldig at jeg fikk tilsendt et leseeksemplar av spenningsromanen Tåkedis av Frode Eie Larsen og Dag Otto Lauritzen fra forlaget. Jeg har til slutt somlet meg til å lese den og i dag kommer omtalen av boka, som forøvrig er beregnet for ungdom. Beskrivelse fra forlaget Mot, nysgjerrighet, vilje og vennskap! Hannah finner en jakke som er skylt på land i fjæra, og hun får umiddelbart en følelse av at noe er galt. Verken bestekompis Einar eller faren, som er politisjef i den lille kystbyen, er overbevist. Men når den eneste motstanderen av den lokale utbyggingen forsvinner sporløst, blir det klart at de står overfor et mysterium. Amerikanske investorer, luksusyachter, falske penger og forsvunne politikere er ikke hverdagskost i skjærgårdsbyen - men Hannah og Einar følger sporene og nekter å gi opp. Hannah er datter av den lokale politisjefen og har en nese for hemmeligheter. Samtidig satser hun knallhardt som juniorsyklist. Sammen med bestevennen Einar og

Let's Talk Bookish; Appreciation For Book Bloggers

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It's Friday and perhaps time for a new Let's Talk Bookish post, courtesy of  Literary Lion and Eternity Books . The theme of the week was appreciation for book bloggers. I'm not going to deny that I sometimes feel a bit like an "underdog", even within the book blogging community, as I'm not exactly a top ranking/popular book blogger. That said, I do appreciate the comments, views, etc, that I get, so please don't get me wrong here. I'm not totally sure who appreciate the work of book bloggers the most, readers, authors or other book bloggers. All I know is that I have occasionally recieved some nice comments and/or tweets from authors if I've reviewed their book(s) or highlighted their work in a list. I also know that sometimes people add books to their TBR lists after reading about them at my blog. In terms of social media, I am a bit torn. In some cases, social media like Instagram and TikTok can depreciate book bloggers in terms of in-depth bl

Book Tag; #ToBeRead Tag

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I came across the #ToBeRead Tag over at  The Book Dutchesses  and I decided to play along as it looked like a fun tag to do. How do you keep track of your TBR pile? By keeping them separate from those that I've read Is your TBR mostly print or ebook? Mostly print A book that has been on your TBR the longest. Feel free to get a good laugh, but I've had Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell on my TBR for quite some time A book you recently added to your TBR The Story So Far by Jane Eklund A book in your TBR pile strictly because of its cover Frangipani by Célestine Vaite A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler for pretty obvious reasons - I'm reluctant getting into his mind An unpublished book on your TBR your excited for Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead A book on your TBR that everyone’s read except for you A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas A book on your TBR everyone recommends to you Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu A book on yo