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My totally-not-original TOP 17 books of the year featuring so many @Bookouture & @OrendaBooks !

2017… 17 books… Get it? Okay, the truth is I couldn’t boil down the list to less than seventeen books so I used the first excuse I found! Which means next year I’ll have even more room for book love!

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Lazy Saturday Review: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan&Fiona Staples @UrbanComics @ImageComics

To end 2017, what better than a small review of a book from a genre I never thought I would read?

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From LipsyyI started doing ‘lazy Saturday reviews’ as a way of getting reviews done in just 30 mins, and they proved to be quite popular. They are quick and snappy, and concentrate less on the plot (or content) and writing and more on my overall feelings about said book. They generally end up being a bit of a rant. My fave!

sagaTitle: Saga (Vol 1 and 2)
Scenario and graphics : Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Date of publication: France: 2012
Number of pages: 185
Format: Hardcover
Number of pages: Vol 1: 186 / Vol 2 144
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

Note: I am reviewing Saga in English after having read the volumes in French, therefore I can’t really discuss the translation, as I haven’t had a chance to check the original version.

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Lazy Saturday Review: The Bird Tribunal @OrendaBooks

lazy saturday review

From LipsyyI started doing ‘lazy Saturday reviews’ as a way of getting reviews done in just 30 mins, and they proved to be quite popular. They are quick and snappy, and concentrate less on the plot (or content) and writing and more on my overall feelings about said book. They generally end up being a bit of a rant. My fave!

the bird tribunal.jpgTitle: The Bird Tribunal
Author: Agnes Ravatn
Translation: Rosie Hedger
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: January 2017
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 185
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ and a half

TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough. Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

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5 Things Not to Say to a Book Lover If You Want To Make It to the Second Date!

A few days ago, I was sitting in Communication class, listening to my favorite teacher talking about how we use or are used by the media, and the discussion moved to communities, and bloggers, and the things we have in common that the Internet allows us to blabber about and be happy together. It made me think of how my love for books has invaded my life, on top of my studies, and how I react as a book lover to any given situation. Yep, my mind likes to keep busy and go in million ways. And I was angry and I missed blogging. Hence, this post!

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His Guilty Secret Giveaway Winner! @helenefermont @BookPublicistUK #HisGuiltySecret

Hello!! I love being a bearer of good news, especially when my day hasn’t started so well and I’m 10 feet under, buried somewhere between two books about the history of Publishing! But right now it’s time to make a blogger happy!

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Holiday Giveaway! His Guilty Secret by @helenefermont @BookPublicistUK #HisGuiltySecret

December is already halfway gone, can you believe it? To add to the holiday spirit brought by the snow on this page, today’s post offers you the chance to win a copy of His Guilty Pleasure!

his guilty secretTitle: His Guilty Secret
Author: Hélene Fermont
Date of publication: November 27th 2017
Check out the book trailer here!

When Jacques’s body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her.

Why was he found naked and who is the woman that visited his grave on the day of the funeral? Significantly, who is the unnamed beneficiary Jacques left a large sum of money to in his will and what is the reason her best friend, also Jacques’s sister, Coco, refuses to tell her what he confided to her?

Struggling to find out the truth, Patricia visits Malmö where her twin sister Jasmine lives and is married to her ex boyfriend. But the sisters relationship is toxic and when a family member dies shortly after, an old secret is revealed that shines a light on an event that took place on their tenth birthday.

As one revelation after the other is revealed, Patricia is yet to discover her husband’s biggest secret and what ultimately cost him his life.

His Guilty Secret is an unafraid examination of the tangled bonds between siblings, the lengths we go to in protecting our wrongdoings, and the enduring psychological effects this has on the innocent…and the not so innocent.

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Life-Changing Stories: The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse

Some stories you pick on a whim and they take your breath away. The best part is, they don’t wear a warning!

the idea of youTitle: The Idea of You
Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Date of publication: March 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 332
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect.

But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah’s teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesn’t have. Jonah’s love and support are unquestioning, but Lucy’s struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camille’s presence straining the bonds of Lucy’s marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everything…

This heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in today’s hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

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What I Make of December: My Very Own Little Christ…Thanksgiv..Well, Post.

If you’ve been around for a while, you already know it. If you are new, let me tell you Christmas time is not very welcome around here. Forced gatherings, fake smiles, compulsory gifts. I don’t care for any of it. Don’t talk to me about the Christmas spirit, I haven’t seen it in years! Plus, I don’t have a chimney. This totally ruins the thing.

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