Posted on March 6, 2017
Ever since I’ve read Angie’s Perfect Opening Lines I wanted to make a list of my own. At first I wanted to share all of my favorite opening lines, but there are so many of them; so today I’ll give you only ominous opening lines. Those that instantly sucked me in and made my heart bit faster in anticipation. All these quotes are from the books I love. Read More
Posted on March 2, 2017
I guess all reviewers have some sort of review plan. I have one, and when I was a newbie reviewer I used it a lot. Nowadays I’m more flexible about it. I sort of have a plan, but in reality I just go with the flow.
Today I want to discuss why you don’t always need to follow your plan when you’re writing a review. Actually sometimes you need to through away any kind of plan. Read More
Posted on February 28, 2017
Audiobook mini-review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. A delightful chick-lit written by a man.
Author: Graeme Simsion
Narrator: Dan O’Grady
Story rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Audio rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Read More
Posted on February 25, 2017
I have this habit of putting a book on my tbr-list and actually picking it up months, even years later. But after I’ve read Laura’s beautiful review I knew I needed 738 Days right that moment. I started it right away with a certainty that I would love it, and I was right. Read More
Posted on February 19, 2017
Have you read Undecided by Julianna Keyes? If not, please, do me a favor. Stop for a moment and look at these two covers below. What are your first impressions? What do you think this story is about based on Cover #1? What about Cover#2? Would you pick it up and what would be your expectations? For me and those who’ve already read this book, it’s impossible to be completely unbiased, so I’m very curious.
Posted on February 14, 2017
Despite being a blogger for several years I’ve never participated in Top Ten Tuesday. It’s a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It wasn’t a conscious decision on my side. During my first blogging year hilariously I had no idea that there was a list of upcoming Top Ten Tuesdays. So I just didn’t have enough time to write a post. Oh, awkwardness of being a total newbie. Later I guess it was a habit of not participating.
When I realized they choose All About Romance freebie for Valentine’s Day, I just couldn’t pass. If you follow me for a while you know that I read a lot of Romances. One of my favorite tropes is fake-relationship. Read More
Posted on February 13, 2017
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Story rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Audio rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall rating: 4 of 5 Stars
I’m so glad I didn’t put this series aside after I wasn’t impressed with the first book. The second book is much better. Read More
Posted on February 9, 2017
|Audio Obsession is a feature where I spread my love for audiobooks around blogosphere. Here you’ll see all things audio related.|
Today I bring to your attention 5 audiobooks with great narration that I enjoyed immensely in 2016. I highly recommend all of them. I described them in short twittish format. I also talk about an amazing series, I read last year. Read More
Posted on February 8, 2017
It’s a little bit late for this post, but I want to highlight my favorite books, and since I was on hiatus I post it now. I’ve read 50 books in 2016. It seems like a small number, especially comparing to several of my blogger friends (who I think have some fast-reading superpower), but I’m a slow reader and last year was especially challenging. Between applications, studies, exams, starting my Ph.D. program in September and my son starting school at the same time I didn’t have much time to read and blog. I’m surprised I’ve managed to complete my GR-challenge. Read More