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Emma

I'm Emma from Sweden and I mostly read fantasy (adult & YA). I don't review books myself, but I love reading other people's reviews.

Currently reading

The Bonehunters
Steven Erikson
Undivided
Neal Shusterman
Valley of Fires
J. Barton Mitchell
The Shadow of Tyr
Glenda Larke
Words of Radiance
Brandon Sanderson
Reblogged from SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

Thanks To Anne Rice, Todd Barselow Has Made You All His Bitches

A little diligence on Todd Barselow, the man behind the petition Anne Rice signed.  Have some coffee ready.

Reblogged from GreyWarden

BBA alert

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/863744232

 

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/840161378#comment_91870329

 

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/839587002?book_show_action=false

Reblogged from Khanh the Killjoy

Will #readwomen2014 change our sexist reading habits?

It's a truth universally acknowledged that, although women read more than men, and books by female authors are published in roughly the same numbers, they are more easily overlooked. Their marginalisation by top literary journals, both as reviewers and the reviewed, is confirmed in a yearly count by the organisation Vida: Women in Literary Arts. Perhaps the problem lies not with whether women are published, but how. Read more (via The Guardian)

Reblogged from Kate says

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 17

Den amerikanska flickan - Fagerholm,  Monika

Day 17 - Favorite quote from your favorite book:

  • Monika Fagerholm - Den amerikanska flickan (The american girl).

 

This is my favorite quote, altough it's not from my favorite book.

"Jag ska berätta för er om kärleken", sa Inget Herrman. "Man blir inte förälskad i någon för att den är sympatisk eller osympatisk eller ens för den människans tusen goda egenskaper. Man blir förälskad i någon som väcker något inom en själv till liv."

 

Roughly translated to:

"I'll tell you about love," said Nothing Herrman. "You don't fall in love with someone because they're sympathetic or unsympathetic or even for that persons thousand good qualities. You fall in love with someone who stirs something within yourself to life."

 

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 16

Mistborn: The Final Empire  - Brandon Sanderson Eon  - Alison Goodman Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas Angelfall  - Susan Ee Obernewtyn  - Isobelle Carmody

Day 16 - Favorite female character:

  • Vin from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series.
  • Eona from Alison Goodman's Eon series.
  • Celaena from Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass series.
  • Penryn from Susan Ee's Penryn & the End of Days series.
  • Elspeth from Isobelle Carmody's The Obernewtyn Chronicles series.

 

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 15

Mistborn: The Final Empire  - Brandon Sanderson Anna Dressed in Blood  - Kendare Blake Furies of Calderon - Jim Butcher The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) - Patrick Rothfuss

Day 15 - Favorite male character:

  • Kelsier from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series.
  • Cas from Kendare Blake's Anna series.
  • Tavi from Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series.
  • Kvothe from Patrick Rothfuss The Kingkiller Chronicle series.

I tend to focus more on the female characters while reading a book, but these are the male ones I really like.

 

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 14

The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion - Kate Egan

Day 14 - Book turned movie and completely desecrated:

  • Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, 01). I really liked the book, but thought the movie was painful to watch. Maybe my expectations were too high.

 

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 13

Norwegian Wood - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin Kafka on the Shore - Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (April 9 2002) - Haruki Murakami

Day 13 - Your favorite writer:

  • Haruki Murakami!

 

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 12

Den amerikanska flickan - Fagerholm,  Monika

Day 12 - A book you love but hate at the same time:

  • Monika Fagerholm - Den amerikanska flickan (The american girl). I don't hate it, but I both like and dislike it. Some parts are beautiful and some parts are just weird.

 

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 11

Hunted / Tempted / Burned / Awakened - P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Day 11 - A book you hated:

  • P.C. Cast - House of Night series. For some reason, I've read the first seven books in the series, but I think it's because they are so bad that it's laughable.

 

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 10

The Hidden Staircase - Mildred Benson, Carolyn Keene

Day 10 - A book that reminds you of home:

  • Carolyn Keene - Nancy Drew series. I used to read my mom's books from the sixties. The Nancy Drew books (Kitty in Swedish) reminds me of when I was in middle school.

 

Reblogged from Nemo @ The Moonlight Library

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 9

Angelfall  - Susan Ee

Day 9 - A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving:

  • Susan Ee - Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, 01). I'm generally not a fan of angel-books, but I ended up loving this one.

 

Reblogged from Bookish Quotes

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 8

Darkhouse - Karina Halle

Day 8 - Most overrated book:

  • Karina Halle - Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, 01). Probably not the most overrated book, but I read it recently. I had really high hopes for this one, but it was mostly just okay and not scary or spooky at all.