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I’m wondering if I should quit.

I have been writing my reviews for a couple of years now, but starting to think if I should stop. I don’t have the time to write deep and interesting reviews anymore. It has also kind of turned out to be a job where I read for the review and not for the enjoyment anymore.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m just in a bad place and should give it some time before I decide if I will quite my blogging or not.

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2 new books in my collection

My local bookstore had earlier this week, this 30% off campaign for members and it also included English books. It never does that and I was so happy. Thought that I would make a bargain. Unfortunately there was almost nothing of interest in both of the bookstores in town. I often feel the range of books on English is pretty poor and I don’t read on Norwegian. Sometimes I’m so jealous of you who lives near those big English/american bookstores. What a dream.

Anyway! I did find two books though. Vox by Christina Dalcher. It’s a feminist dystopian?! I don’t know what I should think regarding it’s many mixed reviews, but the synopsis intrigued me, and it is not that big. I should survive reading it even if it’s not that great.

The other book is The Alice network by Kate Quinn. It is an historical fiction with a synopsis I first didn’t fall for. But then I saw it’s ratings on Goodreads (4,26 by 147 000 ratings) and several of my internet friends have loved it, so I though why not. It’s been i while now since I last read a historical fiction and maybe it is time soon.

Have you read any of these two?

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Haunted – Heather Graham

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Goodreads synopsis: Love is everywhere. . .

When does a gift become a curse?

Matt Stone doesn’t believe in ghosts. But there are those who are convinced his home, a historic Virginia estate that dates back to the Revolutionary War, is haunted. Pressured to get at the truth about some strange happenings at Melody House, he agrees to let Harrison Investigations explore the house. But he isn’t ready for beautiful, intriguing Darcy Tremayne.

As a paranormal investigator, Darcy has learned to believe in the unbelievable. And she’s given Matt fair warning: sometimes people don’t like the skeletons she finds. She never dreamed that the warning would apply to herself. For she’s about to discover that Melody House holds much more than a simple mystery form the distant past. What it holds is a very real and lethal danger, one that will cast her into a struggle against the worlds of both the living and the dead.

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My thoughts:

I have read a handful of Heather Graham books now and I so badly want to like them. It is stories I feel should be just right for me but I have to be honest with myself. Heather Graham is not an author for me and I need to stop wasting my time reading her books.

I can certainly see why her books are so popular and have the ratings it has. It just don’t fit me. It is too easy, to broken, gullible, I always predicts the endings and most of all, I don’t have fun while reading.

Before I started this book I wrote “I’m not yet ready to give up on her books because I really do like the stories”. But now I am ready. I’m done! It does not mean that it is bad books. I can see the appeal. They do have everything you could wish for. An exciting story and a believable plot even though it is quite excessive. Diverse characters and nice world building but the writing is not on point.

I will now delete all the books on my kindle and hard disk and on Goodreads so I will never be tempted to start one of her books again. Because I will not waste my time with a book by her. Leave it to those who actually like her books instead. She deserves more than I can give as a reader.

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Mid Year Book Freak OUT! tag 2019

I’m not a Booktuber but I do watch a lot of them. So I thought, for the first time, I would do one of those tags. And here you have it. My mid year book freak out.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019.
The Kind worth Killing is probably the best one I have read so far this year. I loved the way it is written, the plot, story and everything about it.

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019.
Oh how to choose? Well it have to be Us against you by Fredrik Backman. I loved that one.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
Sorcery of thorns by Margaret Rogerson. With its release now in June and the unknown to me author, is certainly one I have high on my want to read list.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
The institute by Stephen King has it’s release in September this year and those lucky few who got there hands on an ARC says it is one great book. I can’t hardly wait.

5. Biggest disappointment.
I have to books I could use to answer this question but finally went with Throne of glass by Sarah J Maas. I loved, loved, loved her Court of thorns series and was certainly expecting more. I was so disappointed that I didn’t like the first book in the Throne of glass series. I’m not even certain I will continue it.

6. Biggest surprise.
Through the fire by Katie Ruggle. The fourth and last book in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. The three first books didnt land well with me but this one took me by total surprise and knocked me flat on my ass.

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
I haven’t read enough by new authors to call a favorite, but if I should choose one of them It has to bee Taylor Jenkins Read. Only read one book by her, but really liked it and her writing. Can absolutely see her become one of my favorites.

8. Newest fictional crush.
Wes from the Rocky Mountain series written Katie Ruggle. Hands down! I have such a huge crush on that character that I almost feel little guilty against my hubby who I have been with for the last 11 years. haha

9. Newest favorite character.
Mia Corvere from the Nevernight series. Only read one book so far but I find her really cool and would love to read more.

10. Book that made you cry.
Us against you by Fredrik Backman. I really tried to choose one book per question but had to use this book twice. It is that great and yes, it certainly made me cry to.

11. Book that made you happy.
Sizzle by Julie Garwood both made me laugh and happy because it gave me just what I needed and expected. It was also a little new comparing to what I read from her before so it was fresh and left you with a feel good emotion.

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).
The priory of the orange tree. It fit the book so completely and was even more beautiful when connecting it to the plot. Unfortunately the blue foil letters disappeared by use of hands, but still beautiful.

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Oh that is so many but my top five is

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Life update – We are moving!

I don’t have much time for reading as of right now. We have bought our self a house, yay more room for books. πŸ™‚ So we are now in the middle of the moving businesses. I just don’t have the time for reading right now.

Please bare with me. I’m reading while I can. I’m hoping to be 100% back just as soon as we have landed in the new house. The moving truck will go next week or the week after that. πŸ˜€

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We are so happy that we finally won and bough a house. A lot more space and I can finally have some real bookshelves. Because now we have the room for it. I can’t wait. πŸ˜€

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Happy Easter!

Today my Easter holiday starts which means a couple of extra days of work. Yay! And I will spend it blissfully with books. And maybe my partner and some friends to. πŸ˜‰ The weather is suppose to be fantastic so who knows. But yeah, Books, would love to just lay on the sofa and read the holiday away.

What are you planing to do this weekend? Do you celebrate Easter? Do you have another holiday? What do you plane on reading? Happy weekend dear readers. πŸ˜€

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I bought myself a car!

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Here come a not so bookish post because I’m just so happy. I have bought my very first car. I no longer have to take the bus to or from work. I do not have to take the train, bus or/and a airplane to be able to visit my family back home in Sweden. Now I can just drive and save +8 hours of the total travelling time. It usually takes between 17 to 24 hours to travel home and I always had to take two extra days off work only for traveling. That sucked. In a car it takes around 9 hours. I’m all for public transportation and environmental thinking, but at the same time I have the money to do it more comfortable now and until the public transportation gets more flexible for long distant traveling, I will now drive. And I’m so happy.

Unfortunately it also has a negative impact. It effects my reading time. Before car I read a lot while waiting for buses and while traveling back and forth between work and home. That reading time is now gone. I can alreadyΒ see it affect my reading speed and how many books I will read in a month. I’m sorry for that for it will also effect the number of reviews I will publish here. My solution is that I will try to prioritize reading more at home, unfortunately the snow is finally gone, the sun is here hand spring is just around the corner. It means more time outside and a more social life = less reading. But what are you gonna do?

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To Be Read – April

Every month I pick 2 eBooks from my kindle, 2 physical books from my bookshelf and 1 book from my to buy list, that I’m allowed to buy (yeah I’m on a buy books ban again) and planning to read them in the following month.

In March I had a reread and Breathe by Kristen Ashley left to read but at the time I’m writing this, I plan to start Breathe as soon as I’m done with the book I’m currently reading and it will probably happen before the end of March.

But anyway, following books are what I plan to read in the month of April. As usual there are a sixth book but that one I will not know what it will be until the meeting of my book club in the beginning of April.

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The first book I chose, I’m looking forward to read since it is the forth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. That series has been “out of this world, great” so far.

The second book is highly anticipated which had its release in March. It is a high fantasy on almost 1000 pages. It is almost a little frighting to start even though I usually loves big books.

The third book is one in a series I follow written by Jessica Gadziala, one of my favorite authors, where we finally suppose to be told what really happened to Eli.

The fourth book is the one I’m allowed to buy in April. It is a continue on a series I last read back in 2017 and wish to pick up again.

The last one is a book by a Swedish author that I received as a Christmas present from my mother-in-law. I wish to read itΒ so that I can say the next time I meet her that I finally have read it. I received this one several years ago so it is about time. Haha Note: The book is translated to English and it’s title is “Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All”Β if you are interested.Β 

What are you planing on reading in the month of April?

 

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I injured Mr. Tom! :(

img_2996I accidentally injured Mr. Tom last weekend and I’m so sad right now. It has been my friend, my companion and always with me for three years now. What happen was that I had put it beside me in bed after reading and then fallen asleep in the afternoon. When I later woke up I checked the time on my phone and then “threw” it beside me. I had not placed the cover back on and the phone accidentally hit the screen. Now I have a big notch in the screen which shines really brightly and creates shadows who “interferes” with the text. I have not yet decided if I should try to get used to it or if I should invest in an upgrade. I have had it 3 years and it has worked so perfect. I can’t imagine a life without my kindle. I don’t know what to do.

I tried to take a picture of it but that was harder than anticipating.