A Sort of Book Review

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  1. Ooooh. I should re-read the Twilight series. I think I am (finally) watching it this Sunday. It was sweet of you to mention all those titles; I now know what to get the next time I take a trip to a bookstore. Enjoyed reading this post Charles.

  2. Charles is the most loud reader you will ever meet. He is screaming of joy for every 15’th minute he is reading. I love to listen to him, if it isn’t 07 am in the morning:)

  3. The “Historical –?” magazine cover on the image in this post is very intriguing. I’m curious as to what that’s about.

    I’m glad to hear that you have been reading a lot. It’s said that if you want to write better, you have to read more, and it seems like you’re doing exactly that.

    I am not much of a chick lit type of girl (hence my curiosity over the publication featured on the photo in your post), so unfortunately, I cannot appreciate the titles that you mentioned here. But I find joy in reading a post of someone who enjoys reading. I am more of a historical fiction, novel, and literature type of girl. (I am reading something non-fiction right now, though. I believe I made a mention of it when we last had our chat.) However, I am familiar with “Angelology” because of a prior exchange that we had via comments.

    Hope you have a great rest of the week, Charles! I look forward to more book reviews! =)

    1. It’s called Historie (History in English), a monthly magazine about history and related stuff. I think there’s an English version because I saw one in Swedish. I’ll try to ask Odd.

      I agree, my teacher said the same thing though in a different phrase: You can’t write if you don’t read.

  4. Well…these sound very interesting, my dear..I will have to check them out though, in all honesty I am not BIG on Wizards and thinngs like that—in my reading, I mean.(lol) I tend to enjoy more Autobiograhies and Bigraphy’s and the kind of books that John Grisham writes—those, I read to relax by….!

  5. I’m afraid I haven’t been reading much the past years.
    I started two books that I couldn’t even manage half way.
    My wife brought me the latest by John Irving, I should start.
    I have two weeks holiday coming up in augusts, seems like a good time then.

  6. Eek! I should spend more time reading since I’m a bum haha

    my padmate has Twilight and sincerely, I haven’t tried to read it -_-

  7. I love your analogy of Sex in the City meets Harry Potter. There’s a movie out now described as “James Bond meets the Matrix” that I want to see.

  8. I’m so busy, i don’t remember the title of the last book i’ve read. It’s a shame. lol.
    I agree with u, Odd looks delicious. LOL

  9. Awesome! I’ve been looking for some new books to read and these look great! I am glad you have been enjoying reading!

  10. Glad to be of help with choosing some books to read! Are you a member or GoodReads.com ? If not, I’d highly recommend joining… I’ve won 3 books in 7 months of being a member and it’s good for keeping track of what you’re reading and finding new books.

    There’s going to be a sequel to the Angelology book, so that should be another interesting read :)

    1. Me again! I’ve just sent you an email in reply to a comment you left last week regarding Shanna Swendson… then I remembered this post! I’ll check her out, thanks :)

      1. I just signed up on GoodReads.com. I still have to explore around that site once I have more time.

        I can’t wait for the sequel of Angelology since the ending of the first book made me sad especially the outcome of Evangeline.

  11. Nice to hear you are a such reader! I felt in love with books when I was a little girl and I enjoy reading your post since you share so well your passion!

  12. Well, reading addiction is never a bad thing, I think. Have you tried The Sorcerer’s Apprentice? I haven’t yet, but I’m fixing to read it because there’s a movie with Nicholas Cage.

    If you want a powerful story, epic in scope and simply breath-taking, I suggest The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, and The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly.

    1. I haven’t heard that there’s a book version of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. I saw the cartoon version though with Mickey Mouse and Yen Sid.

      I’ll check these books that you mentioned. Thanks!

  13. BEAUTIFUL NEW BLOG DESIGN!! and what a great photo of Odd!!

    I’m reading the Stieg Larsson series and am 2/3 of the way through. Next time one of my clients pays me, I’ll get the last one: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Can’t wait! But I need to ask…WHY do all Norwegian mystery writers say that their detectives (and everyone else, it seems) eat “sandwiches” at least three times a day?? I recognize the ever-present cups of coffee (I grew up among Scandinavians), but sandwiches? Not that I have anything against them, but it just strikes me as odd (not you, Odd dear). Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankel…the whole lot…sandwiches, sandwiches.

  14. oh, wait….larsson is swedish, right? mankell, too. So what’s this swedish obsession with sandwiches?? (got any good sandwich recipes??)

    1. Yes, both are Swedish.

      In regards with the sandwich thing, I think there is a slight problem with the translation. Probably in the books the sandwich meant brødskiver med pålegg or a slice of bread with something on top (i.e. jam, liver spread and etc).

      Since bread is what we usually eat during breakfast. Sometimes we toast it and place a slice of cheese or ham on top. Then our matpakke or packed lunch is the same.

      1. what a great idea….breakfast and lunch the same stuff. i eat half a slice of toast with jam on it for breakfast, then eat the other half with scrambled eggs for supper. lunch is a bit more elaborate and includes half a potato, a green veg, cheese or fish, and something sweet. i also have red wine with supper plus a drink–gin & tonic or whiskey on ice as the sun goes down. this is not my original diet–it’s what jane goodall eats every day. i often make soup during the week at least once and have that for breakfast, lunch OR supper. :)

  15. That’s wonderful! Those books sound really interesting, I’m thinking of perhaps checking them out myself. What about the classics?

    What are your plans for the weekend?

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

    1. I’m thinking of reading some Jane Austen but it does bore me. Though I love the zombified version of Pride and Prejudice.

      Nothing much to do on the weekends, but just continue writing my book especially that I got my momentum back.

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