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Review: Inspector Devlin series

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). Today I’m reviewing Brian McGilloway’s Inspector Devlin series for you. The series consist of 5 books in chronological order: Borderlands, Gallows Lane, Bleed a River Deep, The Rising and The Nameless Dead. To be quite honest with you dear reader(s), even after I’ve read all 5 novels I’m still not quite sure what to think about this series.

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Posted by on 25/04/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: Face: Make-up, Skincare, Beauty

Review: Face: Make-up, Skincare, Beauty

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). Today I’m reviewing another makeup book for you, and yes there’s photos. 🙂 Face: Make-up, Skincare, Beauty is an interesting and innovative makeup manual created by two sisters Samantha Chapman and Nicola Haste. Together they created the Pixiwoo brand, they have a hugely successful YouTube channel and they’re the Artistic Consultants of the popular and affordable brush line Real Techniques. You can find out more about Sam and Nic (as they are known) through their various social networks. Here’s the link to their website where you can find all their social handles.

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Review: Bobbi Brow Makeup Manual

Review: Bobbi Brow Makeup Manual

Hello dear reader(s)! I apologise for the long absence, March has truly been a mad month for me personally. I started a new job and I was a part of the organizing team of the FantaSTikon convention and there was all sorts of things going on in real life that left me exhausted and tired. In all this craziness I managed to read only one book! Shocking I know, but things are starting to settle a bit, so I hope we’ll get back to our regular scheduled programme soon. 🙂

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Posted by on 02/04/2018 in Književnost, Make up & skincare

 

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Review: The Keiko Series

Review: The Keiko Series

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). Today I’m going to introduce you to one of my favourite SF adventure series written by Mike Brooks. Brook’s Keiko Series so far consist of 3 books: Dark Run, Dark Sky and Dark Deeds and hopefully more are coming. *fingers crossed* If you’re wondering what this series is all about here’s a best one-liner explanation that I’ve read in this BookRiot article:

If Firefly and The Expanse had a love-child, it would read something like Brooks’ Keiko novels.

So if you miss that TV show (like we all do) and still hold a grudge against FOX for cancelling it, you’re going to love the Keiko Series and the motley crew lead by captain Ichabod Drift and his partner Tamara Rourke.

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Posted by on 09/03/2018 in Književnost

 

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Recenzija: Atharon – početak

Recenzija: Atharon – početak

Pozdrav dragi štioci! Svih 10-ak vas koji se trudite pročitati ove moje recenzije 🙂 Danas imamo malo drugačiju verzija serijala Nessa čita knjige i piše recenzije 🙂 jer kao što vidite ovaj tekst je na hrvatskom jeziku. Za to postoji jedan jako jednostavan i meni sasvim logičan razlog: knjigu koju vam danas predstavljam Atharon – početak napisao je mladi Novosađanin pod pseudonimom Argent Hellion. Više o njemu i svijetu o kojem priča ova knjiga možete pronaći ovdje. Atharon – početak, knjiga sa zbilja prekrasnom naslovnicom i divnim ilustracijama, je dio novoformirane knjižnice za članove splitske Udruge za fantastiku, igre i znanstvenu fantastiku F&ST. Kad ju je Marko donio s Rikona u Split, prisvojila sam je za čitanje i pisanje recenzije. I eto sad je ista napokon tu, pa krenimo. 🙂

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Posted by on 25/02/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: The Left Hand of Darkness

Review: The Left Hand of Darkness

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). Hopefully this one will be short and sweet, because the book I’m reviewing today is for a special edition of my biweekly book club. Sadly Ursula K. Le Guin, the author of many amazing fantasy and science fiction books, passed away a month ago. The members of the book club in collaboration with F&ST Association decided to honour her life and career by reading The Left Hand of Darkness.

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Posted by on 21/02/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: The Kite Runner

Review: The Kite Runner

Hello dear reader(s)! I’m sure you’re as surprised as I am to see another review on the blog. 🙂 But fear not! This instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR) is going to be short and sweet (let’s face it, we all know it’s going to be long 😀 ), because I’ve read Khaled Hosseini’s book The Kite Runner for a book club led by 3 young and amazingly talented women. You can find their Croatian blog here if you want to take a look. And if you want to join the biweekly book club, you can find more info on the Facebook page. Now that the formalities are out of the way 🙂 let’s get on with the review.

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Posted by on 07/02/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: Empires of the Sea

Review: Empires of the Sea

Hello dear reader(s)! We made it through January which, according to lore, is the most depressing month of the year. Bravo us! For the beginning of February, in this instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR),  I’m reviewing the last book I read in January: Roger Crowley’s Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580. It’s a mouthful. Have you noticed how all history books have gigantic (sub)titles? A single title is never enough, they just have to add a gigantic subtitle that explains where and when this is taking place. Can you imagine epic fantasy authors doing that? Game of Thrones: The Causes of Westeros’ Civil Wars 298-300 AC. OK, not my best work, but I tried though! 😀

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Posted by on 04/02/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: His Dark Materials Series

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR) because she doesn’t want to forget what she read 3 months later. 🙂 Yeah, that sounds like a good series title; the acronym needs work though. 😀 Today I’m presenting my review of Philip Pullman’s fantasy series His Dark Materials. The series consist of 3 main novels The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Along with the 3 novels there are 3 short stories from the same universe and those are Once Upon a Time in the North, The Collectors and Lyra’s Oxford.

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Posted by on 28/01/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: David Attenborough’s Life on Air

Review: David Attenborough’s Life on Air

Greetings and salutations dear reader(s)! I hope the New Year started well for you, and if it hasn’t I hope it will get better. 🙂 Today’s review, if all goes as planned, is the first of many more book reviews to come on the blog. I’m not a person who makes New Year’s resolutions, but this year I decided to make one regarding reading. Last year while I was reading Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads, which took me quite a while to read, I noticed that during the gaps in reading I forgot what I read a few chapters earlier. Since I was reading for the pure joy of reading I wasn’t making any notes; neither did I anticipate that I would be reading that book for such a long time. Those damn endnotes will be the death of me. 🙂 So this year I decided to do a more focused reading – keeping a reading journal where I’ll make notes about the reading material etc. I also decided to do a book review on the blog about the books that I read this year, or a book series review if that’s what I’m reading. Keep your fingers crossed that I manage to do this and wish me luck. 🙂

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Posted by on 08/01/2018 in Književnost

 

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