fiction · NetGalley · Retellings

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey A Retelling of Shakespeare's Tragic Tale

Today I’m reviewing Miranda and Caliban – a retelling of The Tempest by Shakespeare, which, I must admit, I have not read. That has had me worried about writing this review, but I guess it IS a retelling, so it’s okay if you read it as a standalone. I hate to say it, but as much as… Continue reading Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey A Retelling of Shakespeare's Tragic Tale

fiction · Illness · NetGalley · Women's

Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein It's got it all - love and joy, sorrow and pain

This blog post has been eaten up by the evil server-killing monsters on the unfortunate day of Jan 24th, when my blog has been offline for *gasp!* around 24 hours for the first time. I am reconstructing it through my GR review (which is thankfully almost the same, cause it was that one time I decided… Continue reading Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein It's got it all – love and joy, sorrow and pain

fiction · Loved-it · Women's

Faithful by Alice Hoffman Or my magical read of New Year's Night

Hi everyone, today I’m finally going to review Faithful by Alice Hoffman. Originally, this was the first book I read this year. But I was having one of those “book too good to write review” things again. And now I’ve reviewed Throwing My Life Away, but still haven’t reviewed Faithful. Tut tut, Evelina. Actually, this… Continue reading Faithful by Alice Hoffman Or my magical read of New Year's Night

fiction · Loved-it

Throwing My Life Away by Liz Czukas Or how I found out #nostalgia is a thing and I'm a total #softie

So it’s time for me to own up to the fact that I like fun books. Girly books. Highschool nostalgia books. CHICK BOOKS. Cause I’ve been waaaaay too intellectual to read any fun stuff. It was all a no-no, cause I mean, you’ve got to read all the tough stuff so everyone knows you sleep… Continue reading Throwing My Life Away by Liz Czukas Or how I found out #nostalgia is a thing and I'm a total #softie

fiction · Indie · Loved-it

50 000 reasons to read Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft ...I don't literally have 50 000, but that's the equivalent sum of their weight

So I’ve just finished this very awesome read that I am dying to put into a review. Like RIGHT NOW. NAO. I liked it so much I literally found the author’s website, clicked “email” and wrote a message basically along the lines of PLEASE KEEP WRITING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T STOP. You guys should… Continue reading 50 000 reasons to read Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft …I don't literally have 50 000, but that's the equivalent sum of their weight

fiction · Loved-it · Marathons and tags

Lantern by Chess Desalls Or my first finished #BICOthon read

A stunning cover and the promise of a heart-warming story – who wouldn’t want to get their hands on this? That’s precisely how I’ve felt ever since I saw this book on NetGalley back in autumn. Unfortunately for me, the book was already archived when I found it – which meant I couldn’t request the… Continue reading Lantern by Chess Desalls Or my first finished #BICOthon read

fiction · Loved-it · NetGalley

The Comer Seekers by Helen Sedgwick A magical book for the winter season

In short: this is a wonderful book. I loved it. Main feel: layered, nostalgic, deep and emotional. Slow, will focus on feelings, coping with them, family events, and not action or developments, will also jump around timelines. However, very magical, very warm and personal. Star rating: ☆☆☆☆☆   I loved this book to bits. Considering I… Continue reading The Comer Seekers by Helen Sedgwick A magical book for the winter season

fiction · Society · Well known books

Blindness by José Saramago Or a nightmare in book form

So this book has been lying in my TBR for a looooong time. Pretty much till I forgot why it was I even wanted to read it. Then one of my Goodreads reading groups decided to pick it up, and I decided, hey, why not? I didn’t know the book would be so dark and so… Continue reading Blindness by José Saramago Or a nightmare in book form

fiction · Japanese · Loved-it · Well known books · Women's

What do fried potatoes have to do with books Or The Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

So I read a really enjoyable book this week. It was one I got for a voucher my friends gave me for my birthday, which was ages ago, but I only spent it last week. I got two books, one of those was The Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. This is a book I’ve wanted to… Continue reading What do fried potatoes have to do with books Or The Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

fiction · Loved-it · NetGalley

Isle of Larus by Kathy Sharp Or the cozy fairytale for adults - 4 stars

Do you know that feeling when it’s raining outside and you curl up with some tea and read? The day is gloomy and silent, there’s no one else at home, but you like it that way. You don’t need good weather to read. On the contrary, seeing it rain outside and sitting snuggled up with… Continue reading Isle of Larus by Kathy Sharp Or the cozy fairytale for adults – 4 stars