Saturday, 29 April 2017

Dewey's Readathon April 2017

Yay, it is finally Dewey's Readathon again. While some kids really look forward to Christmas, as I grown up, I really look forward to Dewey's Readathon.

Now it is time to answer the opening survey.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I'm currently in Bryne, Norway.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? It's hard to choose just one, but I do look forward to read Goldchild 5 and 6 by Kaori Yuki.3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Not directly a snack, but I'm looking forward to eating what we call "pizzahorn" in Norwegian (recipe found here).4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm in my last year at university for a BA/undergrad degree, majoring in English language and literature and I'm currently writing my BA thesis on Bram Stoker's Dracula (focusing on gothic elements as the uncanny and the double + female identity and gender roles in the Victorian era).5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I've done a few readathons over the last years and this time I'm taking a few breaks inbetween reading so my brain don't get too loopy, plus I'm also having some healthy snacks like carrots and tzatziki.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Omtale; Aya fra Yopougon: Sesong 2 av Marguerite Abouet

I forbindelse med POC Reading Challenge, endte jeg opp med å låne Aya fra Yopougon: Sesong 2 av Marguerite Abouet på biblioteket for litt siden, og nå kommer omtalen.

Aya har begynt på universitetet, Inno har reist til Paris, Mamadou prøver å få Adjoua tilbake ogMoussa har stukket av med farens penger. Alt innebærer forviklinger og intriger.

Jeg har allerede lest første delen av Aya tidligere, og sesong to var underholdende lesing, spesielt siden det er enkelte universelle ting som en kan kjenne seg igjen i. Hvis en liker tegneserier/graphic novels, samtidig som en er på jakt etter hovedpersoner som ikke går inn under kategorien(e) hvit og/eller mannlig, kan Aya (både sesong 1 og 2) anbefales.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Spotlight; Mama Says, Money Doesn't Grow On Trees av Iris Marie Mack

Book Description:

Globe Newswire reports that Dr. Iris Mack's mathematics edutainment book is "turning heads across the country in a response similar to the widely promoted 'Hooked on Phonics,' that improved children's reading skills." Her unique approach to math became one of Xlibris/Random House Publisher's top children's picture book royalty earners.

If there is one word that sums up our recent economic woes, it is interest. There’s interest on credit card balances, student loans, car loans, home mortgages, corporate borrowings and most prominently, on state and national debt. But there is surprisingly little interest in this interest. We all pay it. But not many of us really understand how it works. Dr. Iris Mack has filled the gap – and for young consumers.

Her financial literacy book “Mama Says Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!'' is focused on teaching students that math can be fun and key to understanding money and interest. In today’s world of subprime mortgage crises, bankruptcies, massive credit card debt and predatory lending, Dr. Mack's book is more relevant than ever. In “Mama Says Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!" a group of smart, animated characters explain how money and interest work, as young consumers are introduced to mathematics and financial literacy.
Professor Ø, Ms. Madonna Sorenson and Dr. Mackamatix lead students Al G Bro, Frakshun, Nada, Queen% and Material Girl Ma$ through a fun-filled math class all about how money and interest work in their everyday lives.

Learn more: MathQED TV

Praise for this book:

“I think the work you do showing how math can be beautiful and practical is great, keep it up!” says Javier Tordable, Senior Software Engineer at the Google Corporation.

“Making math fun and relevant is a real public service. Old fashioned, boring textbooks aren't the thing that will capture the imagination and engage our children in the fun and yes, joy, in math and problem solving. Iris Mack has created a group of characters and scenarios that will draw young people into the fold of knowledge.” says Karen Pritzker– Producer of The My Hero Project and Editor of The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity website.

Buy the Book:  Amazon

Author's Bio:

Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA, earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. She was also awarded a Sloan Fellowship Executive MBA from the London Business School. Dr. Mack worked at various energy and financial institutions, acted as a faculty member at MIT, and worked at NASA and AT&T Bell Labs – where she obtained a patent for research on optical fibers.

Dr. Mack currently lectures on Energy Trading and Risk Management for the Fitch Learning Certificate in Quantitative Finance Program on Wall Street and at Tulane University. Because of Dr. Mack's extensive knowledge of the derivatives, energy trading, and investment banking world, she has been invited to write opinion columns for the UK edition of the International Business Times.

Dr. Mack has also been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 Working Women, and she is no novice writer. This publishing will be her third financially-focused and published book – including her energy trading book published with Wiley Finance and a financial literacy book for teens and adults. With this breadth of experience and sheer intellectual prowess, Dr. Mack is more than able to help readers reach the financial stability they deserve.

In addition, Dr. Mack founded The Global Energy Post and MathQED - a homework help site for K-12 and college students. Previously known as Phat Math, this service has even been named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics, 25 Savvy Social Media Sites for Grad Students and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students. Such accolades illustrate Dr. Mack’s ability to clearly inform the masses.

Connect with the Author:  Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Spotlight; Middle South av Maya Nessouli Abboushi

On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love.

Book Details:

Book Title: Middle South by Maya Nessouli Abboushi
Category: Adult Fiction, 215 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Lanier Press
Release date: March 8, 2017
Tour dates: April 17 to May 5, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description:

Layla has recently moved out of her parents’ home in the Atlanta suburbs and into an apartment in the city to assert her independence. Between her job as a feature writer for a small newspaper and her social life, Layla has little time to think about marriage and children, much to the dismay of her Lebanese parents.

On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love.

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Meet the Author:

Maya Nessouli Abboushi is a Lebanese American born and raised in the United States. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

Connect with the author: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram


April 17 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
April 17 - Kristin's Novel Cafe - book spotlight / guest post
April 17 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
April 17 - Corinne Rodrigues - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 18 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 18 - Discovering/Writing Life - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 19 - 411 on Books, Authors and Publishing News - book spotlight / guest post / gw
April 19 - The World As I See It - book spotlight / giveaway
April 19 - Books, Dreams, Life - book spotlight / guest post
April 20 - Puddletown Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 20 - Cheryl's Book Nook - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 21 - 100 Pages A Day - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 21 - Bound 2 Escape - book spotlight / giveaway
April 24 - Celticlady's Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
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April 25 - The Autistic Gamer - book spotlight
April 26 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 26 - Lukten av Trykksverte - book spotlight / giveaway
April 27 - Zerina Blossom's Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 28 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 1 - Spines in a Line - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 2 - Books for Books - book spotlight
May 3 - Savvy Verse & Wit - book spotlight / giveaway
May 4 - The All Night Library - book spotlight
May 5 - Sharing Stories - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Topp ti tirsdag; Ti ting som får meg til å vike fra bøker

Ny tirsdag og på tide med en ny topp ti tirsdag-liste takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Denne ukens tema er ti ting som får meg til å ikke lese bøkene.

  1. Erketypisk chick-lit
  2. Overdrevet med romantikk
  3. Alt som har med det å være mor
  4. Eventyr-gjenfortellinger
  5. "Den utvalgte helten"-opplegget
  6. Kjærlighetstriangel
  7. Superkrefter som ennå ikke er oppdaget
  8. Hovedperson som finner ut at han/hun egentlig er kongelig
  9. Insta-love
  10. Herr Mørk, Høy og Perfekt

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Dikt; Discoloured Tulips

In a world of decay
the most beautiful thing of all
is discoloured tulips
A remnant of a lost

but not forgotten spring

Friday, 21 April 2017

Release Blitz; Bath of a Novice av R. K. Lander

About the Book

Title: Path of a Novice: The Silvan Book 1 Author: R.K. Lander Genre: Fantasy A land at war, a failing king, a light in the forest … Bel’arán, land of mortals, immortals, and those that dwell in between. The elven forest realm of Ea Uaré is threatened by ruthless Sand Lords seeking water, and the undead Deviants who crave the mindless destruction of elves. The powerful Alpine lords strive to dominate the leaderless native Silvans through power games, leaving in their wake a bereft king, assailed by grief and a family unable to forgive him. As the king drifts in endless sorrow, the forest people are loosing their identity. Discriminated and belittled, they are the warriors but the Alpine lords are their commanders – until a child is born to the Deep Woods – an elf with the face of an Alpine and the heart of a Silvan, an orphan whose only dream is to dare become a Silvan captain in a world dominated by Alpines – Fel’annár, Green Sun. A born warrior, to his friends, Fel’annár becomes Hwind’atór, the Whirling Warrior, and together, they will step upon the path of a novice. Adventure, hardship and self-discovery will mould the warrior he will become. But destiny will not be ignored, and Fel’annár is confronted with the truth of his own abilities and the mystery of his past, one shrouded in sorrow and intrigue – one that may change the course of history. From child to novice warrior and beyond, Fel’annár is, The Silvan.

Author Bio

R.K. Lander was born in the UK. Fantasy was always a central part of her life and soon began reading authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Azimov, Ray Bradbury and J.R.R. Tolkien. Now living and working in Spain, Ruth runs her own business and writes as an independent author. The Silvan is her first work, a YA epic fantasy trilogy revolving around the figure of a Silvan elf, Fel’annar. The first in the series, Path of a Novice is available for pre-order, and the second, Road of a Warrior, is approaching the editing stage.


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Book Blogger Hop; Å lese bøker som krasjer med mitt verdisyn

Ny fredag og dermed på tide med et nytt innlegg i forbindelse med Book Blogger Hop, takket være bokbloggen Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Ukens spørsmål var om jeg ville latt være å fullføre lesinga av en bok hvis den krasjet med verdisynet mitt, eller ville jeg fullført boka?

Selv om det er enkelte ting jeg kanskje ikke er så overbegeistret for, mener jeg at det allikevel kan være greit å fullføre lesinga av en tekst, selv om en ikke nødvendigvis er like enig i alt. På universitetet har jeg måttet svelge stoltheten min, og faktisk lese puritanske tekster fra 1600-tallet, samt lese tekster av revisjonister (aka Holocaust-fornektere), selv om jeg overhodet ikke har det samme verdisynet. Det er ikke alltid at alt er like hyggelig lesing, men tekster kan i flere tilfeller gi et innblikk i hvordan andre tenker.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thursday Quotables Uke 16

Thursday Quotables er et ukentlig tema, arrangert av bokbloggen Bookshelf Fantasies, og jeg hadde lyst til å dele med dere noen sitater fra bøker jeg har lest i år.

Fra "Den forhatte kroppen" av Niccola Lecca
"Vi burde i stedet være opptatt av lykken, og la være å overbevise oss selv om at den bare finnes i det perfekte, i de urealistiske drømmene."

"Men én ting er sikkert: Man burde velge lykken, aldri plikten. Det er lett å si, i praksis lykkes man så å si aldri."

Fra "Jeg elsker deg og jeg finner deg uansett" av Jon Gangdal
"Er det kanskje dette som er det egentlige "posttraumatiske sjokk-syndromet"; du hører ikke en eneste kanon lenger, ikke engang et enkelt rifleskudd, og likevel ligger du og skjelver som om trommeilden fortsatt drønner over hodet på deg."

Fra "The Prophet" av Kahlil Gibran
"Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self."

Fra "Fergen" av Mats Strandberg
"Menneskene er i ferd med å ødelegge planeten, gjennom å suge den tom, som parasitter. De dreper seg selv og hverandre på hundre ulike måter, av tusen patetiske grunner. Men de ville ha kalt ham et monster hvis de visste, hvis de trodde."

Fra "The Best Party of Our Lives: Stories of Gay Weddings and True Love to Inspire Us All" av Sarah Galvin
"In truth, there is an element of drag to most wedding clothing, in the sense that it's designed tp accentuate and exaggerate traditionally gender-specific characteristics. The idea of a gender spectrum is so new that often the "presentation" part of gender is taken for granted or ignored."

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Topp ti tirsdag; Tema og ting som får meg til å ha lyst til å lese en bok

Ny tirsdag og dermed på tide med en ny topp ti tirsdag-liste, takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Denne ukens tema er ting som får meg til å ha lyst til å lese en bok.

Min liste er denne;
Dyr generelt
Andre verdenskrig
Psykiske lidelser

Monday, 17 April 2017

Bok Blitz; Dark Djinn av Tia Reed

About the Book

Title: Dark Djinn
Author: Tia Reed
Genre: Fantasy
Duplicity and deception: aid from a djinn is a curse under any guise.
Betrothed to a cruel lord, Princess Kordahla dreams of fleeing to her decadent neighbour, a journey fraught with danger, and no promise of sanctuary at its end. Her one hope is to offer the southern shah a prize so valuable he cannot refuse to harbour her: the secret of the mahktashaan, the soldier-magicians sworn to protect her father’s court.
But the mahktashaan guard their magic with blooded sword, and in stealing one of their powerful crystals she will risk her life. Unless she accepts the help of a treacherous djinn intent on tricking her into a deal.
It is a compact which threatens to shatter the fragile peace in the Three Realms.
A gripping tale of realms besieged and honour lost, of blood-ties severed and romance dreamed, Dark Djinn begins an epic quest to save mortals from the schemes of djinn.

Author Bio

Tia Reed loves nothing better than burying her nose in a story of her own imagining, cuddling her bossy cat and rescuing chewed pillows from her hyperactive dog. She takes every opportunity to do all three when she is not teaching English as a second language. Her other hobbies usually take a back seat but include trying to tame her beast of a garden, hiking and travelling. The latter has thrown her many interesting, sometimes hair-raising experiences, which she loves twisting into stories. She was born in Malta, but lives in Adelaide, Australia.


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Omtale; Hjemkomsten av Hisham Matar

I forbindelse med både POC Reading Challenge og Land i verden-prosjektet mitt, endte jeg opp med å lese boka Hjemkomsten av Hisham Matar fra Libya.

Da Hisham Matar bodde i London i 1990, ble faren hans Jaballa Matar, som var politisk dissident, kidnappet av Gadaffis sikkerhetspoliti i Kairo og brakt tilbake til Libya hvor han ble satt i fengsel. Litt over tyve år senere, vender Hisham tilbake til Libya, et land som har blitt revet i filler. Boka forteller om letingen etter faren og ønsket om å finne ut hva som skjedde, og farens forsvinning har påvirket Hisham hele det voksne livet.

Personlig synes jeg det er en sånn bok som bør leses for å forstå litt av det som skjer rundt oss.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Dikt; April Midnight av Arthur Symons

Side by side through the streets at midnight,
Roaming together,
Through the tumultuous night of London,
In the miraculous April weather.

Roaming together under the gaslight,
Day’s work over,
How the Spring calls to us, here in the city,
Calls to the heart from the heart of a lover!

Cool to the wind blows, fresh in our faces,
Cleansing, entrancing,
After the heat and the fumes and the footlights,
Where you dance and I watch your dancing.

Good it is to be here together,
Good to be roaming,
Even in London, even at midnight,
Lover-like in a lover’s gloaming.

You the dancer and I the dreamer,
Children together,
Wandering lost in the night of London,
In the miraculous April weather.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Omtale; Kvinnen ved jordas kant av Gunhild M. Haugnes

Tatt i betraktning at jeg er fascinert av vikingtida, endte jeg opp med å låne Kvinnen ved jordas kant av Gunhild M. Haugnes da jeg kom over den på biblioteket, og nå kommer omtalen.

Mellom steile fjell og veldige breer langt inne i en grønlandsk fjord, lever Frøydis Eiriksdatter et barskt liv. Hun må innfinne seg  i å gifte seg med den noe veike storbonden Torvard, selv om det er andre menn som hun er mer interessert i. Hun er like stri som faren sin, Eirik Raude, hun følger lystene sine og drømmer om frihet. Noe av friheten får hun ved å følge i sin halvbror Leiv Eirikssons fotspor ved å lede to seilaser til Vinland.

Kvinnen ved jordas kant var en bok jeg definitivt fikk sans for, kanskje mest på grunn av Frøya, samt beskrivelsene forfatteren får frem, slik at en nesten føler at en er der. Med tanke på at kvinner ofte er utelatt i vikingfortellinger, var det en ekstra bonus at hovedpersonen i denne boka faktisk var et kvinnfolk.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Dikt; Fragile

They say
”sticks and bones may break bones,
but words could never hurt you.”
How wrong they were

Not all people know
words can cause invisible bruises
calling us “fragile” when we cry
but why should we put up with it?

Being so-called “fragile”
in a chaotic and cold hearted world
is a good thing

Who else will stop

and smell the roses?

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Omtale; Harehjerte av Ingrid Melfald Hafredal

I jakten på nylig publisert norsk litteratur, endte jeg opp med å låne Harehjerte av Ingrid Melfald Hafredal på biblioteket, og nå kommer omtalen.

På en ungdomspsykiatrisk institusjon, blir en kjent med både de ansatte og de som er innlagt, enten det er June med spiseforstyrrelser, Ida som er selvskader, psykiateren Ørjan eller sykepleieren Solveig. Ungdommene som er der er vidt forskjellige; enkelte vil langt vekk derfra, mens for andre er institusjonen en trygg havn.

Romanen får frem på sett og vis dynamikken mellom de ansatte og de innlagte ungdommene, samt at det ikke nødvendigvis alltid er like lett med mentale lidelser. Samtidig kommer sårheten godt frem hos ungdommene.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Cover Reveal; Don't Go Mango Picking av DH Gibbs

About the Book

Title: Don’t Go Mango Picking
Author: DH Gibbs
Genre: Children’s Book
An ordinary day turns into an unexpected adventure…
When Sandy and Deanna is lured into mango picking they soon discover that sometimes everything is not as it seems. With mischief and mayhem, the girls soon learn that there can be many dangers to breaking the rules.
This story set in the olden days of the Caribbean will be sure to entertain any adventures your reader.

Author Bio

With an active imagination and a love of art, D.H. Gibbs has chosen to combine her talents by writing and illustrating. Creating fantastical tales for Children, New and Young Adults, her strongest desire is to share her stories with readers so they too can be a part of the new worlds she creates.
D.H. Gibbs hails from the Caribbean where in her free time she reads, paints and travel when she can.
For more on her upcoming work stalk or visit her
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Also Available By D.H. Gibbs
Nika, a Seychatka Novella
A Little Bit of Kindness (Short Story)
Coming Soon
Seychatka 2

Topp ti tirsdag; Ti av de mest unike bøkene innen krim og spenning jeg har lest

Ny tirsdag og på tide med en ny topp ti tirsdag-liste, takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Ukens tema var ti av de mest unike bøkene jeg har lest, og jeg fant ut jeg ville snevre det inn til krim og spenning siden det er påske, og mange derav leser krim/spenning her i Norge.

Min liste er denne;

Tail & Trouble av Victor Catano

Death by Diploma av Kelley Kaye

Devil-Devil av G. W. Kent

The Edinburgh Dead av Brian Ruckley

Murder in Absentia av Assaph Mehr

Jernspøkelset av Ivar Aase

De dødes bibliotek av Glenn Cooper

Wienerbrorskapet av Ingar Johnsrud

The Teacher av Katerina Diamond

The Cryptic Lines av Richard Storry

Monday, 10 April 2017

Cover Reveal; Broken Chords av Jessica Bayliss

Broken Chords
Genre: YA Horror (novella)
Release date: October 2nd 2017
Leap Books


They rip, they tear, they FEED, and you never come back again.

Here’s how last year’s Gypsy Cob Music Festival should have gone. Lenora “Lenny” Ragno was supposed to rock her duet with her long-time crush, Jeb, during the open-mic competition. Then, swept up in the glow of success, he’d finally kiss her. Instead, Lenny choked on stage and spent the whole year dodging him online. And avoiding playing her fiddle in public. She thought her worst nightmare was behind her, but she was way wrong.

Now, she’s back at Gypsy Cob where avoiding a public performance is about as impossible as hiding from Jeb. She thinks facing him will be the scariest part of the festival, but when one of their friends talks everyone into trying astral projection, Lenny catches the eye of a demonic entity that marks her as its own.

Now, whenever it wants, the demon can pluck Lenny from her reality and transport her to a hellish between-world, haunted by its countless, gruesome victims. If she doesn’t want to become one of them, she must discover the nature of the demon’s hold on her and remove it. But how can she defeat a literal demon when she can’t even get over her personal ones?

About the Author

Jessica Bayliss is a fiction author who loves all things reading and writing. Her genre-bending fiction holds a little something for everyone. A lover of ghost tales and horror since her days scanning VHS rental shelves–admittedly with eyes half-averted from the gory covers–a touch of the mysterious always finds a home in Jessica’s work. Romance with a dash of supernatural. Horror with a bit of humor. You get the gist. Jessica also writes across age groups and is a firm believer in the motto, there is a new reader born every day, whether young or not-so-young. Because one cannot live on writing alone, Jessica also spends a great deal of time with friends and family. She is a lover of all animals especially one very special Havanese and one extremely ornery cockatiel. She also loves to eat, cook, and exercise–in that order–and is a firm believer that coffee makes the world a better place.

Jessica also has stories in several of Leap Books anthologies: Beware the Little White Rabbit and Fright Before Christmas.

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Omtale; Ildjegerne av Mons Kallentoft

For en liten stund siden var jeg såpass heldig at jeg fikk tilsendt et leseeksemplar av krimromanen Ildjegerne av Mons Kallentoft fra forlaget, og nå kommer omtalen.

En ni år gammel gutt blir funnet død i en container, og det viser seg at han kom fra et ustabilt hjem og at han ofte vandret alene om kveldene. Dagen etter kommer Malin Fors over et brent lik i skogen ved en tilfeldighet. Selv om tanken er noe søkt, aner Malin at sakene henger sammen.

Ildjegerne er en av de altoppslukende krimromanene som jeg endte opp med å lese i løpet av en kveld, såpass spennende var den. Kanskje en litt spesiell slutt, men det får heller så være, men det var heldigvis ingen løse tråder.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Omtale; I morgen ler vi av Namra Saleem

Nok en omtale i forbindelse med POC Reading Challenge, og denne gangen er det om debutromanen I morgen ler vi av Namra Saleem.

Samina og den fem år gamle datteren Selma er på vei til Samina's foreldre, som Samina ikke har sett siden de fant ut at hun var blitt gravid med en ikke-muslimsk nordmann. Et forsøk på forsoning etter at Samina har tatt et oppgjør med kulturelle holdninger hun ikke tror på, samt at hun ser tilbake på ting som har skjedd.

Personlig synes jeg at boka var bra skrevet, og at den får frem utfordringene med å ha et bein i to forskjellige kulturer, som tidvis kan komme på kollisjonskurs.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Omtale; Hjem av Toni Morrison

Med POC Reading Challenge i bakhodet, endte jeg opp med å lese romanen Hjem av Toni Morrison.

I Lotus, Georgia på førtitallet blir to unger fra det afroamerikanske fattigstrøket vitne til at en annen afroamerikaner blir dumpet og begravd av to hvite menn. Flere år senere, på femtitallet, vender Frank Money, en av de to ungene, tilbake til hjembyen. Med seg, har han grufulle minner fra Korea-krigen og hverdagen er preget av mareritt, rasisme og for mye alkohol. Da han får vite at søsteren Cee er dødssyk, reiser han for å hjelpe henne, og under reisen dukker minner opp, både fra barndommen og krigen.

Hjem er en kort og sparsommelig bok, men allikevel veldig bra skrevet.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Bok Blitz; At First Blush av Beth Ellyn Summer

Book Blogger Hop; Møte med forfatter

Ny fredag og på tide med et nytt innlegg i forbindelse med Book Blogger Hop, takket være bokbloggen Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Denne ukens spørsmål var hvis du kunne møtt på en forfatter, død eller levende, hvem ville det ha vært?

Det er kanskje ikke verdens letteste spørsmål siden det er mange forfattere jeg kunne tenkt meg å møte, men en av forfatterne nokså høyt på lista er G. D. Falksen.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Omtale; Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting av Justine Prado, illustrert av Jenn St-Onge

Takket være YA Bound Book Tours, har jeg vært såpass heldig at jeg fikk muligheten til å lese tegneserieromanen Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting av Justine Prado, illustrert av Jenn St-Onge og nå kommer omtalen.

Molly er nettopp ferdig med kunstskolen, og hun føler hun ikke kommer videre når det gjelder kunsten sin. Hun er fanget i et forsted sammen med foreldrene og katten, og da hun får tilbud om å jobbe som kattepasser, ser hun på det som å komme seg nærmere vennene som bor i LA's kunst distrikt samtidig som hun innfrir drømmen om å kunne leve som kunstner.

Personlig likte jeg boka veldig godt, blant annet fordi katter var sentrale. Boka omhandler også det å følge drømmene sine, samt finne sin plass i verden, noe som ikke alltid er like lett når en er ung (og kanskje litt klønete eller har noe lav selvtillit).
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