My Boyfriend, the Book Snob

My boyfriend is a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to reading or as he likes to call it serious reading. He has always enjoyed reading, but only really read what was required reading for school. Understood. So, now he’s reading and reading the classics.

“Branch out,” I say.

“Nah. The stuff today is crap,” he says.

I smile amiably because Continue reading

The Triple Dog Dare Pseudo- Reading Plan

I’m one of those people who have to have a plan. I have fun making plans. However, I am also one of those people who make plans and somehow quickly deviate from them.

Why? Who knows.

So, I’ve come up with another plan. Well, kind of.

tbr-final-dareAs you know or even if you don’t know, I’m participating in the last TBR Triple Dog Dare dare. It’s a fairly simple reading dare. All you have to do from January 1, 2016 to April 1, 2016 is read what’s in your TBR pile as of midnight December 31st. Continue reading

I Read Banned Books Meetup Group

ETtnE9[1] I’m so excited my Meetup went live today, just in time to kick off Banned Books Week. It’s called the I Read Banned & Challenged Books Club. So, obviously if you live in the Washington, DC metro area, please join us or if know someone who lives in the area that loves to read and is so inclined to make a few new friends than by all means them our way. If you don’t live in the area you can still be a part of the group. I will post the upcoming month’s book under the I Read Banned Books Club tab and you can read right along with us. After we meet I will upload a post that will contain my critique, a group discussion summary, and a few group comments. Feel free to share your thoughts on the banned book of the month. I would definitely love to continue discussing the book. Our first meet up is October 18th and we’re reading Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Enjoy! I hope you’ll stop by I Read Banned Books Club and give us your thoughts.

[1] Mind’s Eye by Hakan Nesser

Mind’s Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
by Håkan Nesser
Paperback, 278
Translation Published June 2009 by Vintage (First Published 1993)
Translated by Laurie Thompson
Rating: 4/5

When I read Mind’s Eye by Hakan Nesser the first time, I didn’t like at all. I didn’t get it and I didn’t know how I could write a review about a book I disliked so intensely. I put it in the pile of books (finished, unfinished, not yet read) and forgot about it. I came across it when I was going through the pile and thought I should give it another shot. And I’m glad I did! 😛

Mind’s Eye by Swedish author Hakan Nesser is the first novel in the Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Van Veeteren series, which takes place in the fictional city of Maardam in Northern Europe.  It is a crime procedural about a cantankerous police detective, DCI Van Veeteren on the hunt for a killer.  He is not, convinced the right man (Janek Mitter) has been convicted of murdering his wife (Eva Ringmar). Continue reading