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Olga Godim

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February 20

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I'm a fantasy writer. I live in Vancouver, Canada, and have two wonderful children: a son and a daughter. Both have already flown the nest, so instead of children I now collect monkeys. I have over 300 monkey figurines in my collection.

I’ve been making up stories with magic and swords since I was very young but I only started writing professionally in the 21st century. Before that, I was a computer programmer. Besides writing short stories and novels, I also work as a journalist for a local newspaper. I enjoy writing cultural pieces and personal profiles of the local artists.

My favorite things:
• Favorite hobby: reading.
• Favorite genres: fantasy and romance, although sometimes I find delight in a serious mainstream novel or a cozy mystery
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Bragging! I have 3 of my short stories published in July in 3 different online magazines.


My science fiction story Flower Consultant was published in Aurora Wolf:


Cover_VincentVanGogh“Grandpa.” Katya hugged the old man who had just come through the customs. “Welcome to Nibelung Space Station. How was your flight?”

“Uneventful.” He hugged her back. “Hello, Kitten.”

“Let me show you around. This is you first visit to a...

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Average rating: 4.21 · 48 ratings · 36 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Almost Adept

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Lost and Found in Russia

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Squirrel of Magic

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Eagle En Garde (Eagle #1)

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Twist of Luck

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Persuasion
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I don’t know how to review this book. In 200 years since its publication, everything that could be said about it has been said. I can only give you my impressions.
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The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer
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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
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This heartwarming and hilarious novel starts on the day Allan turns 100. He doesn’t want to celebrate his 100th birthday, so he escapes his Old Folks Home through the window of his first floor room. In his bedroom slippers. After that, his l
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When I first read this sci-fi novel in 2010, I didn’t like it. Now, on re-reading, I don’t know why it didn’t work for me then. This time, I loved it. As I read, I looked at the growing page count with dismay. I didn’t want it to end. It’s one of the ...more
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message 10: by Olga

Olga Godim Kyra wrote: "Hi Olga, it's nice to meet you!"

Hi, Kyra.
[Waving my hand and smiling.]


message 9: by Kyra

Kyra Halland Hi Olga, it's nice to meet you!


message 8: by Olga

Olga Godim Carol wrote: "Olga--did you see Frank Tuttle linked to your review?

http://frank-tuttle.blogspot.com/2013..."


Thank you, Carol. I didn't see it before.


Carol. Olga--did you see Frank Tuttle linked to your review?

http://frank-tuttle.blogspot.com/2013...


message 6: by Olga

Olga Godim Genia wrote: "Hello Olga, thank you for the compliment on my reviews. I hope you enjoy them, even when they are scathing (perhaps even especially when they are scathing)."
LOL. Yeah, critique is always more fun to read than praise, although I must admit I rarely write reviews for books I dislike. I tend not to finish them.


message 5: by Genia

Genia Lukin Hello Olga, thank you for the compliment on my reviews. I hope you enjoy them, even when they are scathing (perhaps even especially when they are scathing).


Nataliya Thanks for the friend request, Olga! I look forward to discussing books with you.


Regina Thank you for the friend request I look forward to talking about books!


message 2: by Aderyn (last edited Feb 26, 2012 12:46PM)

Aderyn Wood Thanks for the request, and it's nice to meet a fellow daydreamer :) I'll be checking out your reviews too.


message 1: by Dana

Dana Simpson Hi Olga. I have been comparing our libraries, and wow, we share many favorites. I have been reading your comments, and I agree that reviews are subjective. I am very passionate over my favorites, such as Wicked the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.


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