Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones: Book Review

Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham JonesMy rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Stephen Graham Jones’ Night of the Mannequins is an homage, a “love letter” as he calls it, to slasher horror movies of the past – and present. It starts with a group of teenagers one of who works at a cinema. Sawyer…

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters: Book Review

It is always a wonderful feeling when you pick up a book and slowly realise that it is good, that is is really good. So good in fact that you feel like you haven’t read something like this in a while. A book which gives you great faith in the abilities of the writer whom…

Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter: Book Review

In an article of the most recent Interzone magazine, British writer Aliya Whiteley discusses science fiction as a genre that does not follow key scenes and expectations like one would expect in genres like romantic comedies or heist movies. She writes for example, a heist movie inevitably includes a planning sequence, and a meeting of…

Books I want to read before the end of the year

With the days becoming progressively shorter and colder, reading in bed has never felt a more enjoyable and relaxing activity than it does in wintertime. The last month of the year is almost upon us giving me the opportunity to wrap up my reading goals for 2018. Which are the books I want to read…

24in48 Readathon: Reading Plan

Just a few hours from now, one of my favourite readathons begins. The 24in48 hour readathon is quite a challenge. As the name suggests, the goal is to complete 24 hours of reading within a 48 hour period. Readers are encouraged to use a timer to record their reading time and to participate on the…

Book Haul: Summer in Greece Ebooks Edition

You know, I used to be one of those people who praised the beauty of holding a physical book in their hands, fumbling with real pages and using actual bookmarks when the time came to close the book and succumb to the seductive powers of sleep. But, having attempted to travel from Groningen to the…

Summer in Greece TBR

I arrived in Athens a week ago and I am proud to say that this time I only brought six books with me. Okay, it turned out it was seven. Plus my kindle. The weather requires reading under the cool protection of the air conditioner, preferably with a cold drink next to me. These are…

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: Book Review

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb  My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden, widely known in the fantasy world by her pen name Robin Hobb, published her first novel in the Realm of the Elderlings back in 1995. She recently (2017) completed her series of 13 main novels with the release of Assassin’s Fate….

January Wrap Up

Hello everyone! It’s been a while.. I haven’t been blogging much lately and the main reason for that is that I’m having a kind of “reading crisis”. I will try to explain it in this month’s wrap up that follows. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb  My reading year started off beautifully. I returned to the Realm…