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    Book review: There Are Girls Like Lions

    Book review of There Are Girls Like Lions from Chronicle Books, with a foreword by Cole Swensen. A collection of poems about being a woman, by several authors. Book review of There Are Girls Like Lions Description Borrowed from the back of the book: “For mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners and friends, here are 28 stirring poems about the experience of being a woman. Rousing and empowering, with striking illustrations, There Are Girls Like Lions is a celebration of womanhood in all its dimensions, including love, friendship, motherhood, work, aging, and much more.” Verdict As mentioned elsewhere on the blog, I don’t often read poetry. But this book looked cute…

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    Book review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

    Book review of Vox by Christina Dalcher, a dystopian novel about the not so distant future. Book review of Vox by Christina Dalcher Summary of the book  This blurp is borrowed from the back of the book: “Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to…

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    Book review: The 1000 Year Old Boy

    This is my book review of The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford. Book review of The 1000 Year Old Boy Summary Text from the blurp on the back of the book: “There are lots of stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop… Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s a thousand years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a…

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    Book review: Komedier og dødssynder

    *This book review of Komedier og Dødssynder will be in Danish since the book is only published in Danish* Jeg modtog et anmeldereksemplar fra forlaget Ravnerock mod en ærlig anmeldelse af værket. Boganmeldelse af Komedier og Dødssynder Handling Komedier og Dødssynder er en fagbog, hvori instruktør Kitter Krebs, undersøger de syv dødssynder parret med 7 af Shakespeares komedier. ”Kitter Krebs trækker i sin lille bog interessante paralleller mellem nogle af Shakespeares kendte og mindre kendte komedier og de gamle forestillinger om ”de syv dødssynder”. Selvbedrag og diverse dårskab har altid lokket mennesker på gale veje […] læseren kan selv trække parallellerne videre fra Shakespeare til vores egen tid.” – Lånt…

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    Book review: Under huden

    This is a book review of Under Huden part 1 and 2 by Pernille L Stenby *This book review will be in Danish since the book is only published in Danish* Jeg modtog et anmeldereksemplar af Under huden del 1 og del 2 fra forfatteren mod en ærlig anmeldelse af værkerne. De vil her blive anmeldt samlet. Boganmeldelse af Under huden af Pernille L. Stenby (4,5/6 stjerner) Har du læst min anmeldelse af den første bog i Mestenes serien ”Inkarnation”? Hvis ikke, kan du finde den lige her>> Måske det er en bog for dig? Handling Teksten her er lånt fra bagsiden af Under huden bind 1 og 2; ”Pigen…

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    Book review: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

    This is my book review of Do Androids Dream of Electrical Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Book review of Do Androids Dream of Electrical Sheep I borrowed the book from a co-worker, who also reviews books (in Danish) in this laidback podcast LæsDen.dk – check them out if you speak Danish! I had confessed that I hadn’t yet read some of the older sci-fi works, so I ended up with this in my hand. Apparently, this is the novel that became Blade Runner, which I had heard of before. Summary of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep This summary is taken from the blurp on the back of the book.…

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    Book review: Inkarnation by Pernille L. Stenby

    *This book review of Inkarnation will be in Danish since the book is only published in Danish* Jeg modtog et anmeldereksemplar af forfatteren mod en ærlig anmeldelse af værket. Boganmeldelse af Inkarnation af Pernille L. Stenby (Hvis jeg skal bedømme kvantitativt, lander vi på en 4/6 stjerner) Jeg havde set frem til at læse Inkarnation, da jeg havde hørt godt om den fra et par andre bog bloggere. Derudover er det alt for sjældent jeg læser på dansk, så hvorfor ikke. Pernille L. Stenby var så sød at give mig et anmeldereksemplar på Fantasy Festivalen i Esbjerg, så jeg kunne gå i gang med det samme. Du kan læse mere…

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    Book review: The Rise of The Winged Lion

    *I received a copy of The Rise of The Winged Lion from the author in exchange for an honest review of the book* Book review of Enemy of Evil – The Rise of The Winged Lion This is my book review of Enemy of Evil – The Rise of the Winged Lion by Lars A.R. Stender. It is the first book in the sci-fi series; Enemy of Evil. Summary The Galaxy, 5,000 years from now. The Vorg are in control. […] The Vorg live inside almost every denizen of their vast empire. Mankind is but another host organism. […] Count Naka Stronn of House Stronn wants to change things. Having…