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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: 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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    Esbjerg Fantasy Festival 2019

    Esbjerg Fantasy Festival 2019 er den femte festival af slagsen. Festivalen er arrangeret af Esbjerg kommunes biblioteker og foregik i år i og omkring hovedbiblioteket i Esbjerg. Festivalen inkluderer alt lige fra bøger og illustrationer til rollespil og merchandise. Jeg var inviteret til at deltage på festivalen den 14.-15. september og her er et lille udpluk af mine oplevelser. Læs mere om festivalen her>> eller læs om min oplevelse på Esbjerg Fantasy Festival 2018 her>>. Pernille på Esbjerg Fantasy Festival 2019 (Jeg fik et gratis armbånd til festivalen, for at skrive et blogindlæg om min oplevelse) Bøger & forfattere I år var jeg på festivalen både lørdag og søndag. Første…

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    Book review: The Guest Cat

    Book review of The Guest Cat I found “The Guest Cat” by Japanese author Takashi Hiraide, in a small bookshop in Stamford, UK and fell for the cover instantly. This is my review of the book. Summary “[…] A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal…

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    Ditch the formalities and write!

    Are you a writer or an aspiring author? Do you find it difficult to get started on your story? Maybe you want to make sure that everything looks right from the beginning? Ditch the formalities – and write! I’ve often encountered writers (mostly the unpublished ones), who care an awful lot about ‘doing it properly’. They are asking questions about writing software, formatting their text and other technicalities. Before they have even thought about a plot or a character. Before there is a story to write. Does that sound like you? Maybe this post can help you to just get started on the actual writing. Being correct or making excuses?…