Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Say one thing for Logen Ninefingers, say he is a lucky bastard. He has miraculously escaped an ambush leaving him bruised and battered, but still, he found his favourite pot! He is still alive, and with a plan. The spirits say…

Book Haul (June 2017)

The book haul that follows consists of eight titles, a small number compared to some other book hauls I’ve done. The reason this has happened is because I bought so many books in June that I decided to not buy any books in July. I also decided to send the rest of the books I…

The Power by Naomi Alderman (Book Review)

The Power by Naomi Alderman My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Roxy is born in London’s criminal underworld and when her mother is killed by two gangland members she is determined to use the power to avenge her mother’s death. Allie Montgomery-Taylor runs away after electrocuting her abusive stepfather to death with a…

The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my spoiler free review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review) instead. You can also click here for my review of the second book of the trilogy…

June reads

Looking back on my reading progress over 2017 so far I came to realise that May has been one of the more productive months of the year. First of all, I decided on a Master thesis topic and have started working on it: Animal Assisted Interventions for Parkinson’s Disease. I even started jogging with my…

Death’s End by Liu Cixin translated by Ken Liu (Book Review)

Death’s End by Liu Cixin My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my spoiler free review of The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu Translated by Ken Liu (Book Review) instead. You can also click here for my review of the second book of…

Book Haul (May 2017)

It is not without a great deal of pride that I am presenting this rather small – for me – book haul this month. It is the first time in a month of 2017, in which I am not expecting any mail from the nice orange lady (she wears orange, I call her orange lady,…

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Book Review)

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Loo has adjusted in a life on the move, new apartments, new schools, spending nights in motels with her dad only to pack up a few days later to leave again. It’s been like this her whole life….

May Reads (2017)

Realistically speaking, I am betting my money on catching up with my ever-growing  TBR pile in the summer. I visited Greece for a few days in April and I thought I was going to be able to marathon-read some of my books. Little did I know I was going to be running around and having…

Book Haul (April 2017)

Dear reader, I have a problem. My book buying has been out of control lately. This months excuse were the Bailey’s longlist for Women’s Fiction and the fact that I found many titles on Amazon for very cheap. There is only shame and joy for the having a lot of books delivered to my door….

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Book Review)

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Callie begins her story with a statement. I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of…

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud (Book Review)

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: There is not much David can do having failed to achieve his true passion in life, to make a name for himself as a sculptor. His art sucks, he has no money, no family, hell, his name is David Smith – you…