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…