8 February 2018

Book Quotes - quote #1

I want to start a new rubric in this book. It is going to be my favourite topic - book quotes!
Every now and then when I see something worth sharing, I am going to post it here, with its respectable number.
For now, I am going to start with my all-time favourite quote:

“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.”
― Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

7 February 2018

Review: Miss Polly had a Dolly

Miss Polly had a Dolly Miss Polly had a Dolly by Willow Rose
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I can't say I like it....

The book is gruesome in so many ways that I can't even begin to list them.
Somewhere I read that this book is like a car crash, and if I have to be honest, I have to totally agree. It is like looking at a crime scene that is despicable and still you cannot take your eyes off it.
It has a lot of unnecessary pervert scenes that it is unpleasant to read in places. Moreover, I could not quite agree with the reasoning of the killer for choosing his specific victims. The writer does explain at some point in the story, why the valiant does what it does, but still... Her reasoning seems shallow and just made up to me.
I don't know if I am going to read the next in the series.

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26 September 2017

Review: The Trickster

The Trickster The Trickster by L.G. Miles
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I can't believe that someone actually published this story.
Come on, really? A story about childen and an eveil clown? King has already did that, and he did it magnificently!
This Novella, because I cant call that a book, just cannot compare with IT!
I just wasted my time!

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3 July 2017

Review: The Butchered Man

The Butchered Man The Butchered Man by Harriet Smart
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not the best of books, but good non the less.

I cannot say that I loved the book. The story was nice and the characters were good, but I somehow expected more. I don't know if it is because of the title of the book, but I expected something more like Jack the Ripper, and it was more like Barnaby living in the time of Sherlock.

Probably the only thing that kept me reading was my curiosity. That and the fact that the language of the book was impeccable. I am in awe to Harriet Smart for the way she wrote the book. That beautiful language, the way the characters talked and thought. It made me believe in the story and it made me believe I was really there, listening to them.

That was ingenious!

6 June 2017

Review: The Blackout

The BlackoutThe Blackout by Stephanie Erickson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I can't say that I liked the book.
The idea of the book was great, but the book itself was bad. I think, the end was especially disappointing.
This is the second book I read by this author and it still sucks.
I really hate giving bad reviews, because I have not yet written even a short story myself. I appreciate all the effort the writer has put to complete the story, and that's the only reason I am giving it two stars. That, and the fact that I got the book free on Amazon. Nevertheless, if I had payed any amount of money for it, I would have been honestly mad and critical to the writing and the development of the story.
I am sad to say that this would provably be the last I read by this author.

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29 May 2017

Quote of the day - Anger management

You know what, I have a hard week ahead of me. It's going to be very stressful and very exhausting. In a way the past year of my work is going to be exposed at the end of this week. I am stressed and angry with all the people what try to put me down and sabotage me, no matter if it is willingly or unwillingly.
So today I tried to find a good anger management quote, to repeat as a mantra throughout this week and as far as I can see this is going to be it:

The best fighter is never angry
- Lao Tzu

I hope that this quote will help fight my way to victory this week!

26 May 2017

Quote of the day

I like the rain so much. I love sitting on the balcony, cuddled in a fluffy blanket with a cup of hot coffee in one hand and a good book in the other, reading to the sound of the falling rain.

To all the people out there, who dream the same dreams as me, I wish a rainy, warm ready weekend!