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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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. 🙂
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.
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.
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! 😀
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.
Season greetings and salutations dear reader(s)!
This post is going to be one of those bear with texts about a subject that I’m really passionate about: books. Yesterday I saw this link from the New York Times Books on my Twitter feed. The title (So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?) looked interesting enough, until I opened the dam thing. It was a bloody chart thing with arrows and circles and pointers on which books to buy to people based on your answers! It was one of the stupidest things I’ve seen and definitely the stupidest guide ever!
Hello dear reader(s)!
I hope you’re all doing well and that you had an amazing weekend, ‘cause I certainly had. 🙂 On Saturday 21st October I participated in Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon. It was my 1st ever readathon, and the event’s 10th anniversary. If you’re unfamiliar with the term here’s the explanation directly from their website liked above.
It’s sort of a reading challenge, only everyone participates at the same time. For 24 hours, we read books, post on social media about our reading, and visit other bookworms online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day and win prizes. In recent years, this event has grown to encompass Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Goodreads, Litsy, a Facebook group, and other channels as well!
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.
Iako o ovoj temi razmišljam otkako sam otkrila e-knjige i dobila prvi Kindle u ruke odlučila sam otipkat nešto o ovome nakon što sam neki dan pročitala članak o budućnosti knjiga u The Economistu i članak u Lifehackeru pro et contra knjiga i e-knjige. Osobno meni je debata o knjigama i e-knjigama pomalo suluda. U svakom slučaju raspravljamo o knjigama, nije da baš raspravljamo o knjiga kontra stripa ili knjiga kontra televizije. U jednom i drugom slučaju imamo tekst, samo nam je tekst predočen u različitom formatu.
No s obzirom da neki ljudi vole biti formato-puristi u svemu, pa tako i u raspravi o knjigama i e-knjigama ljudi vode žestoke debate oko toga što je bolje, pravilnije, više kanonski etc. Digresija: ukoliko vas ovo nekim slučajem nekako podsjeti na raspravu koju islamski ekstremisti vode oko interpretacije islama, pa nećete puno faliti. Sve se u konačnici svodi na nečiji pogled na svijet koji netko smatra ispravnim, a netko ne. Kraj digresije. Doduše najbolji mi je argument bio u stilu „ali e-knjiga nije prava knjiga!“. Wow! Nisam znala da imamo i lažne knjige uz prave knjige. Amazing…