Hello dear reader(s) and welcome to another (belated) summer instalment of Nessa reads books and writes reviews (NRBWR). 🙂 Everyone’s concept of an enjoyable beach read is different; some folks like romances, others fantasy, or science fiction. A friend of mine likes to read history books on the beach. Some stick to glossy magazines ‘cause the sun is shining so brightly, the temperatures are above 35⁰C and your higher thought processes start shutting down. For me personally the ideal summer and beach reads are crime novels; they’re the perfect combination of a puzzle, thriller and tour guide, especially if you’re reading a series.
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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.
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!
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! 😀
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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)! 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.
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! 😀