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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Hello dear reader(s) and a very happy New Year! 2019 is finally here and I hope that it will be happy, healthy, prosperous and interesting as you want it to be. I truly wish you all the best and hope that when you eventually look back on it you’ll say it was a grand year. 🙂 Speaking of looking back, as is custom, I wanted to reflect about the past year, chat about my plans for this year and do some housekeeping on the blog. So without further ado let’s get started. 🙂

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Posted by on 01/01/2019 in Housekeeping, Need more coffee

 

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Review: Makana Series

Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). I recently wrote a warm-up post for Dewey’s readathon about globetrotting around the world with crime novels. In the post I wrote about the importance of locations to crime novels, stating that a location is an important character in the book. It affects everyone and everything and you can learn a lot about a location by reading crime novels. Since I started the Makana series during the readathon, in today’s review I’m taking you, dear reader(s), to the Middle East. Or to be more precise to Egypt’s capital city – Cairo.

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Posted by on 14/05/2018 in Literature

 

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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 Beauty, Literature

 

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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 Literature

 

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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 Literature

 

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