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!


20 May 2017

Big Thank You to my Readers!

Dear readers,

I don't know about you, but I am a big fan of reading books. I assume, if you have taken the time to go trough my blog, you have already seen that. I love to read books from almost all genres and from time to time it is really hard for me to decide what to read next. If I have to be completely honest, that
was the reason why I started writing this blog. The problem is that as old as the blog is, I still feel out of my debt with it. I am trying to organize and optimize it and believe me, I know that I am not doing a great job.
One of the things I have in my To Do List, is to reorganize the labels and the categories better. I am planing to end up with a lot shorter list, which will allow you, my readers to find what you are looking for more easily.
Having that in mind, I posted a poll! I would be happy to know what types of book do you like to read.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

I wish you all a great day!

19 May 2017

Review: The Emperor's Tomb

The Emperor's Tomb The Emperor's Tomb by Steve Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book!
The fact is that my mum gave me the book 1 year ago. It was hard for me to start it. I have started reading the book three or four times. I don't know why I couldn't continue reading it in the past. Once I started it the last time and passed the first 60 pages, I just couldn't let it go.

Mr. Berry did an amazing job. I am speechless.
The book was so interesting and fast pacing. It was cleverly written and it was sooo informative. The Emperor's Tomb made me start on the Cotton Malone series.
What I like the most about this book is that most of the information, which is used in the book is true and by reading it, one can really enrich him or herself.

Thank you mummy, for providing me whit the nice adventure of reading about China.
And... thank you Mr. Berry for making this trip with Cotton so pleasant and so beneficial. I can't wait to see where else your books will take me.

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4 May 2017

Review: The Death Sculptor

The Death Sculptor The Death Sculptor by Chris Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's not a bad book. I like the way Chris Carter writes and this book is as good as the first 3 in the series. The book has a lot of unexpected twists for a crime novel. It really reminds me of "Criminal Minds" with all the cruel serial killers and Robert the psychologist.

As far as the plot goes, I am very happy the this is the forth book that I read by Chris Carter, and although there is a hint of personal drama and love and so on, it stays only there, as hint. It was the same with the previous 3 books and the case is still the same. I am happy the Mr. Carter did not spoil a good crime story with a lot of the main character's feelings and emotions.

In short the book is well written and easy to enjoy. The only problem that I have with the way Carter writes is that he does not give the reader access to all the evidences. He says something like: Robert looked at the sheet in front of him and he finally saw it. But we don't know what is on that stupid paper. The writer does not give his readers a chance of solving the crimes by themselves.

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24 April 2017

Review: "The Night Stalker" by Chris Carter

The Night Stalker The Night Stalker by Chris Carter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am sorry to say that this book was not as good as the previous two. There was something about it that just did not do it for me. It definitely was not the crimes, since they were very ... hm.. how do one say that he or she likes the way someone is killed in a book ;) Let's say the crimes were cleverly thought. But still something in the story made me stop reading it for almost half a mount.
If I have to be honest, if this was the first book of the series that I have read, I wouldn't have read the others. Now the only reason I am going to start the next one, is because I received very good review for it from my mother.
Let's hope that the next book would not disappoint me too.

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21 April 2017

Quote of the day!

"Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE! The word itself says I'M POSSIBLE!"

by

Audrey Hepburn













As far as I am concerned, Friday is just another day. If you think that Friday is so special, that means that you don't like you job enough to do it with pleasure every day. If that is the case than you should do more than just wait for the next Friday and live your life only on Saturdays and Sundays!

19 April 2017

Review: "52 Steps To Murder (Dekker Cozy Mystery #1)" by Steve Demaree

52 Steps To Murder (Dekker Cozy Mystery #1)52 Steps To Murder by Steve Demaree
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this book free on Amazon. I still can't understand how could this have been possible. The book is great. It's funny and cunning.
The characters are great and the story is well written.
I am a great crime novels' fan, and I always enjoy a good crime story. I am obliged to say that this book is a piece of art. The crime itself is very intelligently made and almost impossible to solve.
In short I like it a lot. I plan to read the next books from the series too.

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23 March 2017

Review: More than Meets the Ink

More than Meets the Ink More than Meets the Ink by Elle Aycart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was hooked up by this book. I found it free on Amazon and I was amazed how this good book can be free. It was great. I read all the books in the series after that.
The characters are great and the story is interesting and hot. It's about one of those man that a girl can only dream about. Heck, I still dream about it.


Edited:
Two monts after reading this series I can say only that I still have not found a better series in this ganre to read. There was something different about Aycart's books. Something that made me want more. There was something in these brothers that made them feel real. May be it was the fact that neither the girls nor the boys were perfect looking. I still cannot understant what it was. But beleive me, those books are great.!
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22 March 2017

Review: Operator: A High Tech Sci-Fi Thriller

Operator: A High Tech Sci-Fi Thriller Operator: A High Tech Sci-Fi Thriller by Shane Phillips
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I don't like it. Good thing the book was free, so I did not spend any real money on ti.
I don't know if the book is part of something bigger or what was the purpose of this story, but I did not like it. It was like taken of a part of something with no beginning and no topic.

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23 January 2017

Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I don't like it.
I am a gamer. I like books and movies like this one, but not this one.
I cannot even believe that I finally managed to finish it!
It's unbearably boring. I suppose that this book could become a very nice movie, but I don't understand why it became so popular. Moreover, I have the deja vue about this book.
From the moment I started reading it two years ago.
When I was a kid, there was this one movie about some children who lived in a virtual reality and had to win some kind of contest there.
I don't know if the author has ever seen the movie or if Cline thinks that his idea is original, but it is not.


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4 January 2017

Review: Death du Jour

Death du Jour Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The book is very interesting. I like the way Reichs writes.
I think that this is going to become my next favourite books series.
The novel has everything I have ever wanted from a crime book: mystery, just a bit of romance, unpredictable twists. I am very found of Tempe and her way of handling problems. I would definitely start on the next book as soon as possible.

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