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Book Review – Life after Life by Kate Atkinson ****

Book Review – Life after Life by Kate Atkinson ****

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?  On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a…

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Blogmas Day 5: Wintery Reads Recommendations

Blogmas Day 5: Wintery Reads Recommendations

Looking out your window and not seeing any signs of winter yet? Want to find that snowy, cold and Christmassy feeling? Or is it already freezing where you live and are you looking for an atmospherical novel to bury yourself under a mountain of blankets with? Here are some books I would recommend for the colder months of the year. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent The setting for this book is the Icelandic winter of 1829. It is so rich…

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Blogmas Day 17: Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite historical books

Blogmas Day 17: Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite historical books

I LOVE reading historical novels! It’s like traveling trough time without having to leave the comfort of your couch or bed (or where-ever you like to read). Since I’m very bad at choosing “favourites”, I decided you choose five books that I love and put them in chronological order.. 1) Burial Rites – Hannah Kent This story is set in Iceland in 1829. A woman is charged with murder and since there are no prisons in Iceland, she is sent…

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#T5W: Books over 500 pages

#T5W: Books over 500 pages

It’s been a while since I did a Top 5 Wednesday, this week the topic is Top 5 books over 500 pages. First of all, I want to get just one thing out of the way.. ready? HARRY POTTER!! There, it’s out ๐Ÿ™‚ phew, that feels a lot better ;). But seriously, I won’t count Harry Potter as one of my top 5 because everyone knows it already and I want to put some other books in the spotlight. They…

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Epigraphs

Epigraphs

Epighraphs… They are the quotes or bits of poetry right before the story begins. If they are well chosen, they can immediately put you in the right mindset, if not, well.. Booksandquills did a video on epigraphs on her YouTube channel and this made me look through my books to see if I could find some. Needless to say, I found a lot but I picked three favorites plus the one from the book I’m reading right now.. 1) This…

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Life after Life – Kate Atkinson ****

Life after Life – Kate Atkinson ****

Life after Life – Kate Atkinson **** 610 pages Published by Black Swan ISBN 9780552776639 Won Costa Novel Award 2013 I had been eyeing this book for a while before I bought it. It was the cover that caught my attention but the first sentence on the back sealed the deal. It says: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? We all have those ‘what if’ moments, things…

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March book haul

March book haul

It’s been a while since I bought more than two books at once. Actually, it’s been a while since I bought any books at all.. But last saturday I had a look around a secondhand store close to where I live and I was surprised to find that they had quite a big selection of English, secondhand books. I found five I had been wanting to read for a while and then I had to stop myself.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ if not…

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