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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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I’m participating in Celia Reaves’ photo challenge. Every Friday, she posts a photo with a theme starting with a letter of the alphabet. This week – it is the letter C. As before, I’m posting one of my pre-made book covers.


Camomiles for the C.



All my book covers are made from images I found on free image websites like Pixabay.com. The elemental font I use is as much a placeholder as the text....

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Published on July 20, 2018 09:08
Average rating: 4.32 · 66 ratings · 44 reviews · 12 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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Twist of Luck

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Not a bad novel, but not the best. Too much of inner monologues, with lots of telling of the backstory. Not enough action. But when there finally was some action, it was an engrossing read. And of course, I love the Tayledras. They are my fa
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The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey
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This is probably my favorite book in all the Valdemar series. Always has been. It has to do with gryphons. And a war. And love. And magic. And gryphons. Delicious on all counts.
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What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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No, no, no! I don’t believe one of my favorite writers wrote this trash. It’s like her evil twin pushed her out of her office and penned this novel in her place.
Both leading characters are repulsive. Georgie is a rich and famous actress, healthy
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Sweet and charming. I had a smile on my face the entire time this book was open in front of me.
I'm not usually a fan of graphic novels, nor do I habitually enjoy YA, but this book was both, and it still won me over. The protagonists are two teenagers
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Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey
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To my surprise, I never read this book before. I thought I read all the Valdemar novels long ago. Obviously not. As many stories later in this series, it’s kind of a mystery. Something strange is going on in the capital of Valdemar, and Herald Alberi ...more
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Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh
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Balogh is on my 'favorite authors' list. I've read everything by her. I'm not in love with this particular book, but she is a wonderful writer all the same. Even my least favorite of her novels are very well writen and introduce interesting character ...more
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Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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A woman at the end of her rope returns to a small town she left a few years ago. And the town is not welcoming.
This is a plotline common for several of this writer’s novels. In this one, Rachel is a widow of a crooked televangelist. He had hurt many
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Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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I didn’t like this book as much as the author’s other novels. She is one of my favorites among the romance writers, but this book was one of her first or even the very first novel, and she hadn’t found her stride yet. The book is more a family saga t ...more
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Never Less Than a Lady by Mary Jo Putney
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A nice historical romance. A charming heroine in mortal danger. A slightly brooding noble hero who rescues her. A properly scary villain. And a happy ending. Enjoyable and forgettable.
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Making Connections: 1986. - ALMOST ADEPT by Olga Godim 22 75 Mar 23, 2014 08:04PM  
“Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.”
William Feather

Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
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“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
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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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