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Olga Godim

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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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[image error]It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

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SEPTEMBER QUESTION: If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?


MY ANSWER: Of all the writers I love, I think I would choose Anne Bishop as a beta partner. The reason for that: I have a lot to learn from her, ev

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Average rating: 4.33 · 73 ratings · 45 reviews · 14 distinct works
Lost and Found in Russia

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Almost Adept

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Squirrel of Magic

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Eagle En Garde (Eagle #1)

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Some time ago, I read a similar book, Three Sisters, about a group of women living in neighboring houses on the same street, each one with her own complex story. That book was good. This one was not. It was boring and badly written. One of
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There is a mystery and a spy story and a young, impoverished woman's story all braided together in this zany novel. It was a little bit old-fashioned, but unexpectedly enjoyable and really funny. The heroine is a tad naive, maybe even slightly batty, ...more
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Loved it. I noticed that the opinions among the reviewers are divided. Some are in raptures about this book. Others couldn’t finish it. I’m firmly in the first camp.
The novel is a slow-burning, low-key love story, interlinked with an adventure story
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Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
"It is interesting reading the reviews of this book from my friends. They are just all over the place.

I did enjoy this book - to no surprise. Things that bothered other people, did not bother me. I saw lots of adverse comments as to the Christy situa" Read more of this review »
Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
"How I love a little jaunt in the Mercyverse! I always have fun there. This newest offering is no different, there are a number of Bad Things that need to be dealt with and, as usual, there is a kink in the Mercy-Adam relationship that makes this more" Read more of this review »
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Wow. Never has a series fallen like this for me before.The Mercy Thompson series is just a lot of filler and rehashing of older story-lines and the Alpha & Omega series...woo boy just go read up on the last book, fans are still reeling from that mess" Read more of this review »
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Mercy is not my favorite character, but the book is very good nonetheless. The narrative is flowing, the tension is rising throughout, and the action sequences are quick and exciting, enough to keep anyone on their toes. I’d say more: it’s unputdowna ...more
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That was a good book. The writing was clean and professional, the story interesting, the characters sympathetic, and the emotional upheavals true, BUT I couldn’t finish it. The reason: the heroine was ill. Her illness was so severe it domin
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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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