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By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain
This is a nostalgic tale of childhood including parents, siblings, fantasies, friendship and play in very few pages. The lines between fantasy and rea ...more
May 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1)
I don't see myself ever finishing this. I know the original from H.C. Andersen and it wasn't one of my favorites of his anyway. Don't know what made m ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 03, 2012
**spoiler alert** I was thinking of giving this two stars because it's not poorly written and in terms of technical elements it holds well enough toge ...more
Mar 28, 2015
Feb 28, 2015
The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life
"So in the End, Why Read? There are as many answers to that question as there are readers. My answer is that reading opens your mind to alternative wa ...more
Apr 12, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
Keiseren over alle sykdommer
I had expected this to be a difficult book to read for several reasons. That the subject would be traumatizing, that the scientific detail would be to ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
I Am Mary Dunne
I read this book when I was very young, either teen or early twenties. I found Mary's identity problems because of the different last names she had ha ...more
Feb 18, 1997
Feb 18, 2015
The Draining Lake
Rating 2.5* out of 5. I knew this wasn't really my cup of tea when I picked it up. An old skeleton found at the bottom of a dried-out lake with leads ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
The Invention of Wings
Second attempt at review. It's been a while since goodreads discarded one of my reviews, so I didn't save my previous attempt prior to trying to post ...more
Aug 17, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
I want MORE MORE MORE! I can't believe this is over already! :( It's been forever since I was this enthusiastic about science fiction...if you can cal ...more
May 21, 2012
May 19, 2012
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
What, that's it? The trouble of reading on kindle is that it's difficult to know where the book itself ends and the notes take over. I'm not usually o ...more
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
The Golem and the Jinni
Rating 4.5*/5. This book was so much better than my expectation! I thought there would be a long, slow build-up and then half the book would be spent ...more
May 10, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Heart-Shaped Box
My my, a book I finished within a reasonable amount of time! These days it seems I start more books than I finish. My attention and concentration is t ...more
Nov 03, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
Aftermath (Invasion of the Dead, #1)
I read zombie books when I'm feeling particularly disillusioned or stressed. Makes all my petty problems seem pretty irrelevant - I, at least, am not ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Rating 3.4* out of 5. This was a perfectly readable thriller. It was a nice read, but I will have forgotten I ever read it within two weeks. Consideri ...more
Sep 14, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Lilla stjärna
I usually review books in the same language I read them in, but I'll make an expection here. This book sat on my shelf for more than a year. I bought ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
The Bookman’s Tale
Rating 4* out of 5. Up until about page 260 this book, for all its sadness, was pure delight. A treat. I read it slowly, as to not make it end so quic ...more
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
I have been following Michael Shermer's column in "Scientific American" for years. It's the first thing in the magazine that I read. This book definit ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
I love Stephen King. I've read almost everything he has written, with only a few exceptions. I wish I had let 11/22/63 be another exception. If I knew ...more
Dec 24, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher (Zamonien, #6)
Nach "die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher" habe ich alles was Walter Moers geschrieben hat gelesen. Ich habe mit Sehnsucht auf einer Fortsetzung gehofft. ...more
Oct 16, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Det tause huset
I was a bit uncertain of the rating for this book. However, I landed on 4* out of 5 mostly because I rather enjoyed it. This despite the fact that the ...more
Feb 08, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
The Bat (Harry Hole, #1)
I can't say I particularly enjoyed this book. The plotting was convoluted and the main character is an asshole - but then again half the police inspec ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
Confessions Of A Philosopher
I have no difficulty understanding why I haven't read this in the 16-17 years this volume has graced my shelves. It's much harder to understand why I ...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
The Sandman
I am finally beginning to warm up toward this series. By now I am familiar with the repeating characters, particularly detective inspector Joona Linna ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
This book surprised me with its readability. I didn't feel like I was an average 5th grader taking a university course in physics ALL the time, althou ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
This book is written to put human beings in their right place in the animal kingdom. It spans creation of earth, evolution and is a solid attempt at e ...more
not set
Aug 02, 2011
The First Days (As the World Dies, #1)
This didn't do anything to me. It's probably more of a 2.4* because of it did not get on my nerves. I didn't like it either. Just another zombie apoca ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
The Graveyard Book
This book is full and soft and rich on the palate, like a matured wine of the finest sort. It mesmerizes, beckons and wraps itself around your mind. A ...more
May 15, 2009
Oct 29, 2011
Leserne i Broken Wheel anbefaler
Rating 5* out of 5. This is the best feel-good chick-lit book about books I've ever read. Deeply insightful in regards to the human condition, humorou ...more
Feb 2015
Jan 31, 2015
Die Lebenden und die Toten (Bodenstein & Kirchhoff #7)
I keep returning to Nele Neuhaus despite the fact that she is a fairly uneven author and I never know what I'm going to get. This book is much better ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
The Redbreast
Finally! This was rather entertaining and despite being slow on the uptake, this was much better than the previous two books. Harry Hole is a bit less ...more
May 11, 2014
Apr 29, 2014