5 Star Reads of 2017

January 2, 2018 Amalia 0

I am quite happy at the number of 5 star reads from my 2017 Goodreads shelf. I have in total 6, which is quite the number as I rarely give such a high rating to a book. A five-star rating […]

Quote and cover from Longbourn by Jo Baker

Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

October 27, 2017 Amalia 0

Longbourn is basically a romance novel wrapped around Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (P&P). The setting is that of Downton Abbey below the stairs. It is an easy read where you basically follow the lives of the servants at Longbourn, […]

“You have been taught that you are unclean, that you are not holy, that your body is impure and could never harbour the divine. You have been taught to despise everything you are and to long only to be a man. But you have been taught lies.” quote from The Power by Naomi Alderman

Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

October 21, 2017 Amalia 0

This book won the Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction in 2017. The other shortlisted books were: Stay With Meby Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ The Dark Circleby Linda Grant The Sport of Kingsby C.E. Morgan First Loveby Gwendoline Riley Do Not Say We Have Nothingby Madeleine Thien […]

Jane Austen Book Haul

Library Haul: Jane Austen

August 29, 2017 Amalia 0

I am passing through what I call a ‘Pride and Prejudice phase’ during which I binge watch the BBC adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the mini-series of 1995, and Persuasion, the film from 2007. If I’m really in […]

quote and cover of stay with me by ayobami adebayo

Review: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

August 28, 2017 Amalia 0

‘Stay with Me’ is the only debut novel shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and that is the reason why I picked it up. It is a book a thoroughly enjoyed and if you are interested in […]

Quote and Cover of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

August 20, 2017 Amalia 0

‘Now comes the darkening sky and a cold wind that passes right through you, as though you are not there, it passes through you as though it does not care whether you are alive or dead, for you will be […]

reading on the beach, july 2017 reads

July 2017 Reading Wrap-Up

August 8, 2017 Amalia 0

July has come and gone in Denmark without it being particularly sunny and warm this year, which is ‘normal’ for Scandinavia, not that we like it. But, looking at it from an avid reader’s perspective, there was much more time […]

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