The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3. Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4. Post it. Continue reading →
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is:
Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies (The new fall TV season is starting up this month, so let’s talk about what shows everyone should watch when they’re not reading!)
Alrighty then, this was really hard for me because I don’t watch a lot of television and really don’t have a clue as to what movies are out there or have been out and what I tend to watch is usually dark – murder, blood and guts kind of thing.
So, here we go. . . Continue reading →
The Bat by Jo Nesbo
Kindle Edition/Paperback, 369
Translation Published 2012
First Published 1997
First Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Edition, July 2013
Translated by Don Bartlett
I was absolutely ecstatic when I found out earlier this year that Jo Nesbo’s The Bat would finally be available in the U.S. It saved me from ordering it from the U.K. or Canada or even Australia. But I was even more ecstatic when I received a galley copy of the book from the publisher (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) before its actual U.S. release date.
The Bat is the first book in the Inspector Harry Hole series and the latest to be released in the U.S. Inspector Harry Hole from the Oslo Crime Squad is sent to Syndey, Australia to assist in the murder investigation of a young Norwegian woman, who is minor television celebrity in his homeland. However Harry soon finds out that he is to be a mere observer and to look at his time in Australia as a vacation. However as the investigation progresses Harry finds himself more and more involved in solving the murder or as he discovers murders. Continue reading →
Mind’s Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
by Håkan Nesser
Translation Published June 2009 by Vintage (First Published 1993)
Translated by Laurie Thompson
When I read Mind’s Eye by Hakan Nesser the first time, I didn’t like at all. I didn’t get it and I didn’t know how I could write a review about a book I disliked so intensely. I put it in the pile of books (finished, unfinished, not yet read) and forgot about it. I came across it when I was going through the pile and thought I should give it another shot. And I’m glad I did! 😛
Mind’s Eye by Swedish author Hakan Nesser is the first novel in the Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Van Veeteren series, which takes place in the fictional city of Maardam in Northern Europe. It is a crime procedural about a cantankerous police detective, DCI Van Veeteren on the hunt for a killer. He is not, convinced the right man (Janek Mitter) has been convicted of murdering his wife (Eva Ringmar). Continue reading →