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Review: Deadman’s Crossing

Review: Deadman’s Crossing

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to the summer instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). 🙂 I’m kicking off the summer reading & review session with a Weird West short story collection by the master of the genre Joe R. Lansdale. If this is your first encounter with Mr. Lansdale you’re in for a treat! Lansdale is a prolific writer, and he’s written novels and stories in various genres from western, horror, mystery to science fiction and suspense. His Hap and Leonard book series was adapted into a TV show (which was sadly cancelled after 3 seasons). You can read more about the author and his works here, and you can find him on Twitter too.

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Posted by on 16/06/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: A Dead Djinn in Cairo

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome back to the blog. In today’s short & sweet instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR) I’m introducing you to P. Djeli Clark’s fascinating steampunk urban fantasy novelette A Dead Djinn in Cairo. Moreover, you can read it for free on Tor.com, so there’s absolutely no excuse for anyone not to read some untraditional fantasy!

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Posted by on 21/05/2018 in Književnost

 

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Review: Heart-Shaped Box

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). I’m writing this review ahead of my biweekly book club where we’ll discuss Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box, the book we chose to read and talk about. Furthermore, I managed to finish the book 4 days ahead of schedule which is a miracle in and of itself. 😀 I usually finish it the day before ‘cause you know I have 2 weeks to read the book… Holly shit how is it Sunday before the book club already and I’m only halfway through! 😀

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Posted by on 19/05/2018 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: 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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Reviewing Guy Gavriel Kay’s Children of Earth and Sky

Reviewing Guy Gavriel Kay’s Children of Earth and Sky

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I’m attempting to write another review of a book (shock and awe for that) that unexpectedly became very important to me. I believe that everyone has some sort List of important books where all those special, very dear to your heart, life changing, or just special because of reasons books go. Those books can special because you read them at a very difficult time in your life and helped you get through that period, and because of this that particular book will always have a place in your heart. Or perhaps that book helped you change or form an opinion on a particular subject, or a whole genre of literature, or influenced and inspired you to do something you thought you couldn’t do.

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Posted by on 21/05/2016 in Književnost

 

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Musings on Face Paint and beauty

Musings on Face Paint and beauty

Mascara, blush, rouge, lipstick, makeup… Common words and common enough objects; you can find one of these things in a woman’s handbag along with many other beauty products and knickknacks. 🙂 Makeup surrounds us and nowadays it is easily accessible and caters to any budget. From the cheep and cheery (or is affordable the more appropriate word?) to the very luxurious ones. Whatever your budget or desire you’ll find something for yourself.

But as with any common object that we use daily we rarely stop to think about its origins and history. Come now tell me how much do you think about the history of a fork or spoon or a chair? I’d wager you don’t think about it at all. 🙂 And after all why should you? The history of everyday objects is not taught in schools. It is neither glorious nor relevant enough to be a part of the history curriculum filled with Europeocentric diplomatic history, men and wars. We barely manage to fit women and other cultures in there. I apologise if this is not the case in your country, but this is (in my opinion) a pretty good estimation of Croatia’s history curriculum.

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