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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: 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: Kirsten Walther – 2 roller et liv

    *This review will be in Danish as I read this book in Danish – for my English reviews, feel free to have a look at my entire collection of reviews right here >> Boganmeldelse af Kirsten Walther – 2 roller. Ét liv Dette er min anmeldelse af bogen om Kirsten Walther, den kendte danske skuespillerinde også kendt som bl.a. Yvonne fra Olsen-banden eller Karla fra Huset på Christianshavn. Autobiografi Denne bog om Kirsten Walther er en autobiografi, skrevet af Anne-Sofie Storm Wesche. Den er skrevet på baggrund af diverse interviews med Kirsten Walther selv, samt andre der har kendt hende. Vi følger Storm Wesche’s gennemgang af Kirstens liv, fra opvæksten…

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    Book review: Stålanden Reloaded

    *This review of Stålanden Reloaded will be in Danish as I read this book in Danish – for my English reviews, feel free to have a look at my entire collection of reviews right here >> Boganmeldelse af Stålanden Reloaded I denne hardcoverbog med et par sammenhængende historier om Stålanden, finder vi vores helt i et møde med rumvæsner med forskellige agendaer. Anders har fået job som vicevært for Onkel Joakim i en af sidstnævntes nyligt indkøbte erhvervsejendomme. Stålanden er på nippet til at blive afsløret, samtidig med at rumvæsnerne gør deres indtog i Andeby. Kan Stålanden holde sin identitet hemmelig? Kan Anders passe sit job som vicevært og samtidig…

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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…