Friday, 7 May 2021

The memory theater by Karin Tidbeck

Hardcover, 240 pages


Published February 16th 2021 by Pantheon Books


Fantasy Historical fiction


Library




I have very conflicted feelings about this one. I was bored, and at the same time I wanted to see what happened. I did not feel it was as good as her other book. I would not really recommend it either, and still I wanted to see how it turned out.




Some people got together and managed to create an alternate dimension, no, they created a space in an already alternate dimension.  A pocket they can't leave. A Garden where the same day happen again and again. And they turn cruel and kidnap children to use as slaves and to torture. They are horrible humans.




Created from a mountain and one of the masters is Dora. She is not one of the slaves, neither is she one of the masters. Her best friends Thistle gets killed almost every night and is alive the next one. Life sucks




And, well stuff happens, not much, the book is slow. But I wanted to see, cos it was weird, and never fully explained how it all came to be.




Weird, not something I recommend, but something I still could not put down,






In a world just parallel to ours exists a mystical realm known only as the Gardens. It is a place where feasts never end, games of croquet have devastating consequences, and teenagers are punished for growing up. For a select group of Masters, it's a decadent paradise where time stands still. For those who serve them, however, it's a slow torture where their lives can be ended in a blink.





In a bid to escape before their youth betrays them, Dora and Thistle--best friends and confidants--set out on a remarkable journey through time and space. Traveling between their world and ours, they hunt the one person who can grant them freedom. Along the way they encounter a mysterious traveler who trades in favors and never forgets debts, a crossroads at the center of the universe, our own world on the brink of war, and a traveling troupe of actors with the ability to unlock the fabric of reality.


Thursday, 6 May 2021

Audio: A cowboy kind of love by Donna Grant

Narrated by: Rebecca Estrella


Series: Heart of Texas Series, Book 6


Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins


Release date: 04-27-21


Publisher: Tantor Audio


Romantic suspense


To review





I do like my cowboy romances, and I do like Donna Grant's romantic suspense ones. The last one was intense and brutal, this one was pretty brutal too, but luckily that was most in the past.




Jace is on the road on becoming an alcoholic. He drinks too much, he misses the girlfriend who suddenly disappeared years ago, and his past in the military is always there to haunt him. What I loved about him is that the minute she does show up he is not bitter and argues for days. He just wants her back again.




Taryn has been gone for years, the reason why is dark. And she is desperate to get out. I admired her spirit and her will to just go on and on. Even if it is a dangerous and lonely road.




Then they meet again, and it is like those years apart never happened. Yes it was fast, but this was a second chance. They never wanted to part in the first place, of course it happens fast.



And then there is the danger following her, luckily Jace has a bunch of awesome friends who all are highly trained and willing to help.




I enjoyed it, it felt really light and I listened to it fast. 




Estrella is always good, her voice makes the pages just fly by, and she has great voices for everyone




Jace Wilder has been rebuilding his life since the love of his life, Taryn, up and left town unexpectedly. But when she mysteriously returns, Jace’s dependable world comes crashing down. Taryn is hiding a dangerous secret, and no matter how hard he tries, Jace can’t stay away―especially when Taryn is at risk. And especially when the attraction he thought he’d buried long ago is back and hotter than ever. Will he be able to trust Taryn again?




Taryn Hillman’s world fell apart one horrifying night, and it’s never been the same since. When she sees a small chance at untangling herself, she takes it, though it means returning to Clearview – and seeing Jace again. But when he vows to protect her, will Taryn take a chance, and this time, never let him go?


Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Best of April

 



Happy May everyone!!!! 

Here are our best of last month!


Best Book of the Month:

Mine- "I have a hard time choosing a best of book again, every book I have read seems to have been just as good as the previous one. So I will not choose one."



"Had some good contenders this month! It was hard to pick, but I decided on this one. It had me on the edge of my seat!"





Best Movie of the Month:

"Didn't watch too many movies this month but I did really like this one. It was funny!"






"All love to best movie Thunder Force!"






Best TV show of the Month:


Blodeuedd - Shadow and BoneThe Irregulars, & The Way of the Househusband

"Omg, I really fell for Shadow and Bone! Will I read the books? Gods no, I already dnfed one of them. But the tv show worked cos it took out most of those cringe things, also it had Ben Barnes *dreamy eyes*

I also want to mention The Irregulars, not as bingedrooly as the previous series, but I highly enjoyed it

I also have to mention this one, throughout it all I was wtf how is this animated?! It looks bad, but at the same time it was so weird and funny and I could not stop watching."



Carole - Mom


"Been watching this nonstop! I've seen some episodes here and there but never the older ones so I've been binge-watching this like crazy. SO funny. SO heart-warming. SO good."





Best Cover of the Month:


Carole - "So simple, but beautiful and speaks volumes."








Blodeuedd - "Much more stunning in RL!"










Tuesday, 4 May 2021

TMST


 

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.






5/4/2021 What have been some of the biggest challenges you've faced to continue blogging and how did you solve them?




Biggest challenge, well, having my daughter. But to be fair, that just gave me more reading time, so many walks, so much audio time. But yes it did change how I blog and when, and I still struggled with finding a rhythm. I also had a period then when it just felt so hard, but, I also love talking about books and I can not stop. I just kept on going. Never stopping.




Any other challenges, well going back to work, and raising a child. See same thing as before, but now we put in work too. But I already had a rhythm of sort going, so no real problem.




Can't say I have had any challenges, I do not take it so seriously anymore and it makes it easier





5/11/2021 List your top 5 favorite books/series

5/18/2021 Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

5/25/2021 What books are you looking forward to reading in Summer 2021 (June - August)?





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