Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Topp ti tirsdag; Bøker på høstleselisten min

Det er tirsdag nok en gang, noe som betyr en ny topp ti-liste takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Denne ukens tema er bøker på høstleselisten min.

Her er min liste;

Under samme himmel av Soudabeh Alishahi og Bente Christensen

Alligatorvannet av Lynne Bryant

Gullfisken av J. M. G. Le Clézio

Inn i skogene av Katie Kitamura

Den lille kafeen i Kabul av Deborah Rodriguez

Reisen hjem av Lori Lansens

Tusen strålende soler av Khaled Hosseini

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe av Fannie Flagg

Chocolat av Joanne Harris

The Mistress of Spices av Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Monday, 18 September 2017

Bokturne; Mjolnir av Brian James


Mjolnir
by Brian James
Genre: Urban Fantasy

The Viking gods have been banished from Asgard by Odin. Today they make the best of life on Earth. Thor is a professional athlete, Freya a prostitute, and Loki sells cheap products on QVC. Lurking in the background of their lives is a prophecy; one that declares that their time is at an end. Ragnarok is about to throw the gods into a state of civil war and the one who controls the hammer of Thor may be able to change the arc of destiny.




Brian James is a professional writer whose work has appeared in a number of mainstream publications. In the past he has written articles for the Detroit Free Press, The World Poker Tour magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Audi’s various publications, and a score of websites. While working with the World Poker Tour, and a subsidiary website, Brian was also responsible for celebrity and player interviews.



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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Bokturne; Gone Daddy Gone av Cheryl Bradshaw


Gone Daddy Gone
Sloan Monroe Mysteries #7
by Cheryl Bradshaw
Genre: Crime Mystery, Thriller

From New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Bradshaw: 


A single moment is about to change Sloane Monroe's life forever ...

On an early winter morning, college student Shelby McCoy walks the quiet, snowy path back home. A tree branch snaps in the distance. Then another. A man is there with her, following close behind, whispering her name. She looks back, sees him gaining on her, and runs. Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?


*Can easily be read as a standalone!



A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Bradshaw writes in the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and supernatural suspense. To date, she has published almost two dozen novels and novellas, including her New York Times bestselling mystery series based on a sassy, OCD challenged private eye named Sloane Monroe. In 2013, Bradshaw’s fourth novel in the series, Stranger in Town, was a finalist for a Shamus Award, and that same year, book three in the series, I Have a Secret, won best thriller of the year from eFestival of Words. She was raised in California and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.



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Friday, 15 September 2017

Omtale; Utvalgte dikt av Kolbein Falkeid

I 2012 var årets bok i Hele Rogaland Leser "Utvalgte dikt" av Kolbein Falkeid. Jeg har til slutt lest diktsamlinga, og nå kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra Bokelskere.no
Boka inneholder et utvalg av Falkeids beste dikt, fra diktsamlinga Gjennom et glass-skår fra 1962 til Vind, eple fra 2003.

I mer enn førti år har Kolbein Falkeid (f.1933) vært et sentralt navn i norsk lyrikk. Han er en dikter som hele veien stiller spørsmål og søker ny erkjennelse. Han skriver dikt med stor leserappell, og samtidig med en refleksjon og dybde som løfter perspektivet.

Mine tanker om boka
Selv om mange av diktene var bra, er de kanskje ikke noe for meg, men det kan allikevel være at de kan passe for noen andre.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Bokturne; The Dark Side av Cyci Cade


The Dark Side
Nocturnal Secrets Book 1
by Cyci Cade
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: Sept 19th, 2017

At that moment, he notices how vulnerable he is in front that creature; his life hangs by a thread—or what will remain of it if he doesn't die due to the severe burns.”

Condemned to the eternal solitude, he wants to live his best possible life because he will have too many centuries of existence and he doesn't need to carry the weight of the guilt for had killed uncountable people to satiate his hunger.”

Ivor Alastair has many plans for his future, but they are frustrated when his parents are murdered. In danger, he cannot stay in the city he grew up and have friends anymore. Forced to move to London to live with his uncle, Ivor tries to restart his life. However, a new tragedy devastates the small family. 

Alone and devastated, Ivor feels lost and without strength to move on. After a year traveling to forget his past and erase the sorrow, he discovers that it will not be so easy. 
Back to London, Ivor sees his life change again when a mysterious creature with an incredibly white skin that seems made of marble and red eyes that demonstrate a frightening ferocity crosses his way. 
An unexpected encounter with Arabella makes Ivor think that his loneliness will stay behind; as decades pass, he realizes that he is more alone than never.
Decided to change his story, Ivor makes a decision. He will not kill anymore! 
Ivor Alastair lost his parents, house, and life. Now, he will have to restart, but will it be possible?




Cyci Cade is advertising professional, writer, and graphic designer. She writes YA fantasy, fiction, and romance novels. 



She started her career writing articles for magazines, newspapers, and blogs. She published her first books in 2012, and their success encouraged her to keep writing. 


Nowadays, she splits her time between her writing and the gym—one of her favorites places where she spends three hours per day. 




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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

My Favourite... Bookmark

It's Wednesday and time for a new My Favourite... post thanks to Maureen's Books. The theme of the week was bookmark.


Personally I've got several favourites, but my newest favourite is pictured below. I got my hands on it thanks to The Black Orchard's FB page as they were having a sale in order have some circulation in the items. One of the things I really like about it, apart from it being an owl on it, is the fact that it's handmade.


Et innlegg delt av Kristin Frøyland Jørgensen (@gothicvamperstein)

Bokturne; The Ydron Saga av Raymond Bolton


Awakening
The Ydron Saga Book 1
by Raymond Bolton
Genre: Paranormal Epic Fantasy

How does a world equipped with bows, arrows and catapults, where steam power is just beginning to replace horses and sailing ships, avert a conquest from beyond the stars? Prince Regilius has been engineered to combat the Dalthin, a predatory alien species that enslaves worlds telepathically, and to do so he must unite his people. But when his mother murders his father, the land descends into chaos and his task may prove impossible. Faced with slaying the one who gave him life in order to protect his world, he seeks a better way. Set in a vast and varied land where telepaths and those with unusual mental abilities tip the course of events, Awakening goes to the heart of family, friendship and betrayal.



Thought Gazer
The Ydron Saga Book 2

Everyone who touches you transforms you, if only a little. But if you enter their minds, think what they have thought, in effect do what they have done, how complete will that transformation be?


If he had been born an ordinary man, his family would be safe--safe as anyone can be in a land torn apart by war. It is his singular gift, however, that causes his wife and children to be imprisoned and held hostage and him to be used as a tool. Caught up in a struggle between opposing warlords and refusing to play the game, Peniff elects to take the moral high road. This is the story of a man, in all other ways ordinary, rising above his fears to do what he must. Can he free his family before his betrayal comes to light? Moreover, what will he become before his journey is over?




Foretellers
The Ydron Saga Book 3

In a world facing two divergent futures—eventual freedom or complete domination—too many unmade decisions cloud the yet-to-be. Those who can see even a tiny portion of the inevitable wield great power.


In this world where young and old, rich or poor, are at the mercy of armed marauders and the armies of the powerful, a warlord’s wrath forces a mother and daughter to flee for their lives. Despite being prescient, they cannot foresee all that lies ahead. Quickly separated, their every effort centers around reunion and survival. Without losing sight of these goals, one of them foresees that, if she travels to the conflict’s center and lends support to one of the two major powers, she has the ability to influence the final outcome.

Foretellers, the third volume of The Ydron Saga, is the second book of Awakening’s prequel trilogy.




Triad
The Ydron Saga Book 3

Heroic battles are not always won by the mighty. There are times when even the least likely among us play decisive rolls. Less able physically than anyone he knows, but paranormally unique, Bardik is recruited by a pair of psychics in the hope that, by combining his talent with theirs, they can turn looming defeat into victory.


In this, the concluding chapter to The Ydron Saga, a young man who has lost the use of his legs—someone whom earthly culture labels paraplegic—agrees to lend his telekinetic talents to the effort to bring down a tyrannical warlord.





Raymond Bolton lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Toni, and their two cats, Georgie & Sophia.


Regarding his debut novel, Awakening, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author, Mike Resnick says, “In Awakening, Raymond Bolton presents us with an intricate and interesting problem, characters you care for, aliens who are alien, and a carefully-thought-out future.”
Matthew J. Pallamary, author of Land Without Evil and Spirit Matters said, “Raymond Bolton’s genre shattering Awakening is a skillfully woven hybrid of science fiction and fantasy that brings cultural conflict to a whole new, thoroughly believable level that goes straight to the heart of what really matters.”
International award-winning author of the Daimones Trilogy, Massimo Marino, endorsed Awakening, saying, “Bolton navigates through the plot lines and the mixed genres (Science Fiction but not exactly, Fantasy but not entirely, Paranormal but not completely) with the clear gesture of the conductor of a large orchestra. A new voice and author who is bound to grow a faithful readership.”
Finally, Britain’s BookViral.com states, “it’s a grand debut. An ambitious and well considered SF crossover [that] breathes originality into the genre.”

Raymond's goal is to craft gripping stories about the human condition, whether they are set here or another world. He has written award-winning poetry and four novels. Awakening, an epic, was released in January, 2014, and Thought Gazer, an adventure and first volume of a prequel trilogy, was released on January 1, 2015. The third in the series, Foretellers, came out on March 1 , 2016. The trilogy’s conclusion, entitled Triad, aired January 1, 2017. Awakening was recently translated into Spanish and was released as El despertar – La saga de Ydron on July 1, 2015. Amazon has already listed El despertar as the Number One New Release in Ciencia Ficción.





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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Topp ti tirsdag; Ti bøker jeg elsket før jeg lærte å lese

Det er en ny tirsdag, noe som betyr en ny topp ti-liste, takket være bokbloggen The Broke and the Bookish. Denne ukens tema var "Throwback Freebie", så jeg ville trekke frem ti bøker jeg elsket før jeg lærte å lese. Jeg var nok blant de som ble lest for da jeg var liten, samt besøkte bibliotek en god del og det er nok en viss sannsynlighet for at det har påvirket meg senere i livet.

I tillegg viser artiklene Les høyt for barnet og Å lese for barna utvikler hjernen deres fra Forskning.no at det har sine positive effekter at unger blir lest for, så hvis en har smårollinger i hus, så kan en tenke tanken om en kanskje kan ha noen lesestunder en gang i blant.

Min liste er denne;

Med Tigeren og Bjørnen til Panama av Janosch

Mormor og de åtte ungene i skogen av Anne-Cath. Vestly

Ronja Røverdatter av Astrid Lindgren

Brødrene Løvehjerte av Astrid Lindgren

Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by av Thorbjørn Egner

Klatremus og de andre dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen av Thorbjørn Egner

Charlie og sjokoladefabrikken av Roald Dahl

Danny og den store fasanjakten av Roald Dahl

Den fantastiske Mikkel Rev av Roald Dahl

Matilda av Roald Dahl