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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WEP Apr 2019 – Jewel Box

This is the second story about Dinara and her pet shop, Rendezvous Pets. I wrote it in response to the April 2019 WEP Challenge. The action takes place on the space station Rendezvous, one of the biggest space stations in the galaxy. The shop provides pet care and grooming for the citizens of Rendezvous, as well as the station visitors.

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“Dinara?” Corby, a lieutenant of the Re...

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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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I understand why some reviewers don’t like this story as much as all the previous books in the series. I didn’t either. The other novels have left some hope for humanity. This one – it ends almost without hope. It is darker and sadder, bordering on t ...more
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It’s a nice and quiet book, an example of women’s fiction, but unfortunately, not the best example. The plot centers on a young woman, Libby, who after a series of traumatic events – her husband’s death in an auto accident and her young daughter’s se ...more
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Scandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase
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Don't even know why. Just couldn't read it. Nothing held my interest: neither the plot, nor the characters. Everything seemed blah.
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I finally figured out why, with rare exceptions, I can't read this author. On every page, half the page is dedicated to the plot, while the other half to what the characters are thinking and feeling about the other's hair/lips/shoulders
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Not as lovely as the best books in this overall delightful series. I still love Daisy; she is her charming self, but she doesn’t really investigate anything in this tale. She is just along for the ride, as the corpses ‘fall at her feet’ as usual, and ...more
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Not as good as a few previous novels, which together constitute sort-of a series, this romantic thriller is more thriller than romance. The reader comes to the relationship of the protagonists a couple months into their acquaintance. We did witness t ...more
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An aristocratic British spy and a courtesan, a former divorcee from an English peer, meet in Venice. It should've been a wonderful love story, but it didn't work for me. Maybe because I like neither spies or courtesans. Or maybe because neit
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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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