Showing posts from July, 2018

Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz; Aeonian Dreams by Morgan J. Muir

Morgan J Muir lives in Utah with her fantastic husband, three offspring, and as many cats (but she doesn’t carry them with kits in sacks, and has never been to St. Ives). She grew up riding horses and motorcycles and listening to her grandmother read poetry. She grew up reading any sci-fi/fantasy novel she could get her hands on and so was surprised the day she discovered that she also really enjoyed historical fiction. Morgan always loved to write and draw and her parents always liked to say that they knew she’d write a book some day.  Ever since she was small she told stories and drew pictures for her tales.  When she got old enough, all of her spare time between classes was spent writing and she always had a notebook with her. Her first novel was originally written after her first child was born, to help her pass the long, lonely hours as a new stay-at-home mom.  As her kids got older and more came she was too busy to do much with her stories, until one year she was

Top Ten Tuesday; Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

It's Tuesday and time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of  That Artsy Reader Girl . The theme of the week was popular books that lived up to the hype. My top ten picks are; Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Cinder by Marissa Meyer The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur The Blackhouse by Peter May

Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz; Dark Days Of Promise by Shauna Gonzales

Shaunna Gonzales currently resides with her family in the greater Seattle area. Married over thirty years, her role as wife and mother of four continue to be her priorities. A storyteller in her youth, she endevored to extend her love of stories to the written word and in 2005 began to write her first novel. Though that manuscript will remain buried, she has continued to learn. Once told by her doctors that she would never leave her wheelchair -- due to her Multiple sclerosis. It has been tucked in a closet while she continues on. (In other words muddles on.) Shaunna has worked as a professional reviewer for InD'Tales eMagazine for three years. In 2012 she also served as the vice president of Moonwriters, the on-line chapter of American Night Writers Association (ANWA She prefers to write romantic fiction and has ventured into the romantic suspense, and time-travel genres. Her debut novel, Dark Day s of Promise was released by Desert Breeze Publishing in 2

Monthly Summary; July 2018

July is almost over, which means it's time for a new monthly summary. I've luckily managed to get some reading done this month, but not so much as I'd like to. Eight books are a good number, nontheless. Some of the books are even for various challenges I'm participating in, such as Foodie Reads and Cloak and Dagger Mystery Challenge. Books I've Read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Djevelens rytter by Jan Ove Ekeberg Et dødelig mørke (A Dark So Deadly) by Stuart MacBride Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites by Gooseberry Patch Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit Gutten som elsket rådyr av Samuel Bjørk The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Books I've Purchased or Recieved The Lotus and the Storm  by Lan Cao Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien Gutten som elsket rådyr by Samuel Bjørk (press copy/ARC from the publisher) Disclaimer by Renee Knight I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May

Omtale; Finna kyrkjedøra i meg av Per Helge Genberg

I forbindelse med Platypire Diversity Challenge (LGBT Pride Summer), endte jeg opp med å lese romanen Finna kyrkjedøra i meg av Per Helge Genberg, som jeg fikk tilsendt som leseeksemplar fra forlaget. I dag kommer omtalen av boka. Beskrivelse fra forlaget Den tretten år gamle guten ser ein vaksen mann gå avkledd på ein varm dag. Det vekker ei spenning som er nok til å skjøne at tiltrekkinga går i «feil lei». Kva skal no skje med odelen, den ætteplikta som er planta så djupt i han, og kva med den nedervde omsorga for dyra? Alt kan slutte med han.  Finna kyrkjedøra i meg er ei sterk og sår forteljing om å vekse opp på landsbygda i ei tid då det å vera homofil var enda meir skambelagt enn i dag. Det handlar om å vera vennelaus og om sosial skade. Det handlar om å vera seg sjølv der ein bur, og om å finna og få leva med den store kjærleiken. Det er ei forteljing gjennomsyra av bondens kjærleik til gard, jord og dyr, ein kjærleik like sterk alle dagar gjennom året.  Mine tanker om b

Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz; The Guise of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after. ~  Facebook  ~  Website  ~  ~  Amazon  ~ ~  Goodreads  ~  Twitter  ~ The widowed Elise is a perfect English lady living within the confines of society for the sake of her impressionable young son. Her quiet world is shattered when she meets the impulsive and scandalous Jared Amesbu

Book Blogger Hop; Blogger's First Name on Blog

It's Friday and time for a new Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of  Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer . The question of the week was "Do you agree or disagree with this statement: A blogger's first name should be in a prominent place on his/her blog." Book Blogger Hop Based on the name of my own blog, it's pretty clear I'm not too picky when it comes to the blogger's first name in relation to their blog. I find it more important having a suitable name for the blog rather than whether or not the blogger's name is prominent.

Omtale; Leserne i Broken Wheel anbefaler av Katarina Bivald

Da jeg for en god stund siden kom over romanen Leserne i Broken Wheel anbefaler av Katarina Bivald på Løvås, motstod jeg ikke fristelsen. Nå har jeg lest boka og i dag kommer omtalen av boka. Beskrivelse fra forlaget Feelgoodperle fra ung svensk debutant. Alt begynner med en brevveksling mellom to vidt forskjellige kvinner, 28 år gamle Sara Lindqvist fra Haninge utenfor Stockholm og 65 år gamle Amy Harris fra Broken Wheel i Iowa. Etter to års utveksling av bøker, brev og tanker om litteraturen og livet bestemmer Sara seg for å besøke Amy. Men da hun kommer til Broken Wheel, er Amy død. Sara står på gaten i liten by in the middle of nowhere. Men der finnes selvsagt også menneskene som Amy har skrevet om. Og de eksentriske innbyggerne i Broken Wheel har ikke noe annet valg enn å ta hånd om den forvirrede svenske turisten. Sara bestemmer seg for å bli, og for første gang i sitt liv får hun virkelige venner - til forskjell fra Mr. Darcy og Bridget Jones - som hjelper henne med å star

My Favourite... Dream Job

It's Wednesday and time for a new My Favourite... post, courtesy of  Maureen's Books . The theme of the week was favourite dream job. My dream job may not come as a shocker for those who know me well enough, but I do want to become a novelist. I've loved to write for over 15 years, so it would be nice to actually get published. All in a day's work! #writerslife #authorslife #author #writer #novelist #poetry #poets #kobo #kdp #wattpad #kindlebooks #selfpublishing #indieauthor — iAuthor 📚 (@i_Author) March 2, 2018 Yes, hit it right. Writing is the fundamental expression of our soul. -Joy Nzamwita Uwanziga #Iamawriter #author #culture #MannersinRwanda — Joy Nzamwita Uwanziga (@AuJoyUwanziga) March 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday; Books with Sensory Reading Memories

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of  That Artsy Reader Girl . The theme of the week was top ten books with sensory reading memories. My picks are; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl It's fair to say I got a chocolate craving while reading this one Chocolat by Joanne Harris W ell, another book where I ate some chocolate while reading it Biter av lykke by Anne Ch. Østby *Cough* Chocolate *Cough* The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley This one inspired me to make a few Moroccan dinners The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell I ended up making a batch of Norwegian waffles after reading the scene at the waffle café The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon I read parts of it during some really crappy weather The Cryptic Lines by Richard Storry Another crappy weather read The Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut A third crappy weather read Jernspøkelset by Ivar