Sunday, April 13, 2014

Video: A book bite - The Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Today I'll be reading a short bite to you from this lovely little book called The Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell.

So what did you think? Did I mangage to convince you as a mouse?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Introducing the #bookalike hastag - challenge accepted?

Most people have heard the old saying that dogs look like their owners. Have you ever wondered if the same saying can apply to a book lover and his or her book?

I was dressing up on Saturday and an idea popped into my head. Did I have a book in my shelf with the same colors as my outfit that day? Well, yes indeed I had - so just for fun I did a bookalike and shared it on Instagram.

Can you find a book in your shelf matching your outfit/makeup today? 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Discussion: Possessiveness/jealousy in books - hot or not?

Quote from Dancers in the dark by Charlaine Harris.

I dislike characters who suffers from what I choose to call the unhealthy kind of jealousy. Especially when that character is painted as the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend and no measure is taken to stop this kind of behaviour.

One thing is to show the reader that this is not the kind of person you want to share your life with, and to show how far it might go. But when you don't let the character exposed for this kind of behaviour react to it at all, you are sending a signal saying "this is ok". Grr, I find that a lot in the PNR genre. This time it was one of Charlaine Harris' character's in Dancers in the dark.

So I love parts of the Sookie Stackhouse series, and more than one of her bailers is possessive out of this world. Still at least Sookie has the guts to say "I rescind your invitation!". Sookie tells the world that she will not be bossed around.

What is your opinion on this kind of legitimation on this kind of behaviour?