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Spell the Month in Books

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I found this easygoing meme on Marianne's Let's Read . I have seen it a couple of times, and wanted to jump on the bandwagon, but somehow never did. Ok, now is the time. It seems it first appeared on Reviews from the Stack . The goal is to spell the name of the current month by using the first letter of book titles (skipping articles like A, An, and The).  I will try to gather books I have read this year. If that is not enough I go for my TBR stacks. Let's see where I end up.  After a first glance just adding the titles, I see a lot of favourites; Paulo Coelho and Anne Tyler. Maybe not so strange after all since I have read quite a few books this year by these authors. Adding two classic tales Barabbas and Riding the Iron Rooster feels good, and then of course, these days we have to have a book about a strong woman. Here Eleanor Marx comes in as a remarkable woman who achieved a lot. I add my reviews (if one) under the links and a short summary of the book in question (fr

Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56

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Friday again! The weeks go so fast nowadays, and Friday has already passed when I realise I did not participate in this memes, hosted by Rose City Reader and Freda's Voice . Therefore, I am writing this on a Tuesday. This week I will choose the book I am currently reading; The Survivors  by Jane Harper. A favourite author and this is her latest. I am only just in the beginning, but it is promising. "A body on a beach.  Secrets that have been waiting to be uncovered for twelve years. And a family torn apart by guilt and trauma." Rose City Reader hosting Book Beginnings on Fridays "Prologue She could - almost - have been one of The Survivors." "Chapter 1 Kieran hoped the numbness would set in soon. The ocean's icy burn usually mellowed into something more neutral, but as the minutes ticked by he still felt cold. He braced himself as a fresh wave. broke against his skin." Freda's Voice hosting The Friday 56 "Kieran could see Lyn trying very

Obscuritas by David Lagercrantz

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  David Lagercrantz is probably best known, so far, for writing the sequel trilogy to the Millennium trilogy. He has declined to continue the Millennium franchise and is embarking on a new venture, of which the first instalment has been published in Sweden. I am sure the English version will follow soon, and it seems it is already translated into Dutch and Portuguese. The genre is detective/thriller and he has created an interesting duo in Hans Rekke and Micaela Vargas. "Summer of 2003, and Iraq has just been invaded by the US. In Stockholm, a football referee with Afghan roots is found beaten to death. Hot-tempered Giuseppe Costa, also the dad of one of the players, is arrested for the murder in what looks to be an open-and-shut case. But Costa insists that he is innocent and the Chief of Police decides to consult Professor Hans Rekke, a world renowned expert on interrogational techniques. If there is anyone that can crack Costa, it is him. But nothing turns out as the police exp

Nonfiction November - week 5

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We have come to the end of this interesting November. I feel I have met so many new bloggers that are as interested in nonfiction as I am.  A challenge that has given me a little bit of light during the dark days of November. At least that is how it is in the south of Sweden. If you are even further north, it is even darker. Week 5 : (November 29-December 3) — New to My TBR with Jaymi at The OC Bookgirl: It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!   Although I did purchase a couple of nonfiction books this November, they were for other purposes. I have been inspired by all of you and have noted books in fields I usually do not read; like mindfulness, science, nature, cooking and a few of my favourite genre, history. I will go back to look again at your suggestions, next time I intend to buy a nonfiction book. As it is, my shelves are already too full of these kind o

New purchases

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Yes, I know, I should not buy any new books, but lately I have had this urge to read new books. Probably because I read your reviews of them. The problem with a huge TBR pile is that we feel obliged to read from it. As time goes by(!) they tend to be older and older. A mixture of new and old would be a good recipe I have decided and here we go. My last ' New purchases ' is from mid-October and since then I have bought 7 books.  Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr Ever since read All The Light We Cannot See  Anthony Doerr has been a favourite author. I have also read  About Grace. Therefore eager to start reading this one.  "Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can

Nonfiction November - Week 4

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We have already reached week 4 of Nonfiction November. Time passes very quickly when you have fun. So many interesting posts on the various themes. I have also found new blogging friends. Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks  is hosting this week, and the theme is:  Week 4 (November 22-26) Stranger Than Fiction : This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that almost don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic. I had a quick look back on nonfictions I have read, and have chosen a few of them. Bess: the Life of Lady Ralegh, Wife to Sir Walter by Anna Beer It is always interesting to read about strong women, especially when they lived in a time when there was not so much independence for women. I think Bess Throckmorton is one of those women, who had to endure a lot, but seems to have be

Nonfiction November - Week 3

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We have reached week no. 3 which is hosted by Veronica @ The Thousand Book Project.   The topic for this week is expertise.  Week 3: (November 15-19) – Be The Expert/ Ask the Expert/ Become the Expert: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert). My post is rather late this week and the reason is I did not know what expertise I should refer to. After thinking it over, I decided to go for a food topic. Lately, I have tried to eat more vegan and vegetarian alternatives to the average diet. I eat vegetarian alternatives frequently, but have not really tried out vegan. Inspired by the wonderful lady hosting the youtube channel Pick up Limes , I bought her e-cookbook and started out. It