...from a BookLover

Friday, 18 July 2014


All of a sudden I find myself assigned to a new work place. I do not know a single person here, so tonight my only friends are these two:

Should I mention that it is freezing out here? That cuppa should have been bigger!

Wishing you guys a toasty night - enjoy your blankets. I cannot wait to get off shift so I can cuddle down into mine for a few hours. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Spine Poetry is fun!

I got the wonderful idea from here...and I just had to give it a go. It was great fun wandering around in my library looking at titles and trying to make them fit together - almost like solvng a puzzle! It was an entirely new way to utilize my books. Do give it a try yourself - you will be surprised by the sheer joy when you find that perfect something to finish off your brand new poem.

Without further ado - here is the result of my first ever attempt at spine poetry:

"The Colour of Magic"

This one turned rather dark, which quite surprised me. I have never done anything even remotely similar in the past, so this is an exciting new way to test my boundaries.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

Time for an e-book teaser! Last week I started on a book I downloaded for free some time ago. It looked interesting and sounded funny, so I figured I would give it a try. Honestly - who would not, given that title, right?

After reading out the first book in no more than a day or two (at work, mind), I decided I had to buy the rest of the series. I really enjoyed reading about Jolie and her world that was all normal one day and suddenly turning upside-down the next. Throw in some romance, otherwordly creatures and magic - and this was great fun! 

Obviously, the more Jolie learns about her new life, the messier it becomes... Phrased in her own words: "Life was so much easier when all you had to worry about was your cat."

Mind, I do not recommend this for younger readers as the story turns a bit erotic from time to time, and some of the war-descriptions are anything but sweet. 

Here is today's teaser:

"That is the beauty of fairy magic. We can be whoever you want us to be. You should take that as a lesson, child; you too can be whoever you want to be. As a witch, you can choose to be great or good. It is all up to you."
pp. 85

A series worth reading!

More teasers?
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Friday, 11 July 2014

What a cake!

Cake, anyone? I think this comes quite close to the most amazing cake I have ever seen!


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

I have been browsing again...

...this time in airports! See, when there is still a little while before my flights are due, and there are bookshops around...well, I simply cannot resist! I am terrible, I know. It is a wonder my handbag has survived this long considering the heavy loads it has carried, really. 

This time I browsed my way through two airports - Oslo and Edinburgh. I am rather excited about the resulting finds! Now, my only minor problem is choosing which one to read first... 

Oh, by the way - did you see my new bookmark?? The Spoon Man made it from an actual teaspoon! Cute, right?

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

My newest treasure!

I do love Arthur Rackham's pictures! Whenever I come across a new book with his illustrations in it I have to take a closer look... This one (and a couple of others) simply had to come back home with me from Edinburgh - there was no way I could leave these treasures behind ❤

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