Book review: Lies by T.M. Logan

3/5 stars I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Joe Lynch leads an average but happy life with his wife Mel and his young son William and doesn’t have a care in the world, until one fateful afternoon when he sees his wife’s car somewhere it shouldn’t be…

Book review: The Space Between by Dete Meserve

4/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this ARC. So, this was a entertaining and fast-paced thriller that actually had me scared (as in “jumpy, is there someone hiding under the sofa”-scared) in a few places, which is no small feat. Astronomer Sarah Mayfield returns home after having given a…

Book review: Somewhere Inside of Happy by Anna McPartlin

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Aoife McMahon This book wrecked me. For the last 30 minutes or so I was legit bawling my eyes out. Some of this while in the train. I think that when I’m really into a book I lose awareness of my surroundings. Fortunately the train was mostly empty. This…

Book review: Snare by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Suzannah Hampton. HSP/animal lover warning (I feel like this is getting to be standard with any crime/thriller novel..): Two dogs are killed, but you as the reader don’t have a personal relationship to the dogs, and it’s not dwelt on. To my knowledge/recollection, this is the first book I’ve…

Book review: A Tale of Two Murders by Heather Redmond

3/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this ARC. This historical fiction novel and murder mystery is set in 19th century England and features a young Charles Dickens, as he is starting to make his way in the world as a journalist. He is visiting the family of his editor,…

Book review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Neil Gaiman. Those of you who have been following my blog/reviews will know that I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman, and also having a love of mythology this was a no-brainer. Additionally, any fans of Gaiman will know that he’s drawn a lot of inspiration from mythology in…

The seaweed bacon approximation

The other day J came home and declared he wants to be a vegetarian now, after having seen some upsetting/confronting videos about animal welfare (or rather: abuse) in the meat industry. We’re already mostly vegetarian because I wanted to be (though I can never give up fish completely, I blame being Norwegian and also sushi…

Book review: Death Message by Kate London

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Antonia Beamish Animal lover/HSP warning: There are a few scenes in the book where something bad happens to a dog, and while it was heartbreaking it wasn’t overly detailed and there was no torture, so I found I could bear it. So, I loved this. It’s really well-written, it’s…

Book review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

4/5 stars After having read and loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I was really excited for this one. More funny and adorable YA? Yes please! I did really love this one too, it’s definitely well written, and as cute and funny as the last one, though I enjoyed Simon vs… more. Part of…

Greek style eggplant parmesan

I’ve been having this craving for eggplant parmesan (I use and love this recipe), but with feta cheese and jalapeños instead of mozzarella. So I figured I’d “Greek it up” a bit, by not only substituting feta for mozzarella, but also adding spinach and sweet peppers to the tomato sauce, and using both eggplant and…

Book review: Faking Friends by Jane Fallon

3/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Sally Scott and Kristin Atherton. To be fair to the author, this book is not really my style. If you enjoy chick-lit and revenge stories you’ll probably enjoy it more than I did. It’s not badly written, I just personally didn’t connect with the material. I picked this up…

Book review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

5/5 stars. After having finished the free sample portion of the Kindle edition I was still in doubt about this book. It seemed like exactly my kind of book, yet I hadn’t really connected with it at this point. I couldn’t quite get a beat on Eleanor. She was definitely socially inept in a sort…