I dagarna släpps tolfte boken i Mons Kallentofts hyllade serie om kriminalinspektör Malin Fors - Himmelskriket 🦅
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En dallrande het augustidag hittas en liten pojke död i en bil. När Malin Fors kommer till platsen sitter hans mamma i skuggan under ett träd med sonen tätt intill sig i famnen. Hennes förtvivlade skrik har övergått i ett klagande läte.
Polisutredningen avslutas snabbt. Av allt att döma har mamman glömt den sovande pojken i bilen. Hon har nyligen varit utbränd och kan varken lita på sina sinnen eller minnen
Veckorna som följer utsätts hon för hat och hot på nätet och av Linköpings invånare. Ska man kunna orsaka ett barns död utan att straffas för det? Malin vet att det inte finns några enkla svar, att gränsen mellan rätt och fel kan vara hårfin. Och hur ska man döma den som redan fått värsta tänkbara straff? Så sker ett mord som tvingar henne och hennes kolleger att återvända till fallet.
Yes, finally! Love this series, and the covers are beautiful. I think I like the first book better, except for its few last chapters.
I don't like Julian since his first appearance, and I knew that somehow he is related to Legend but he's not Legend.
And Dante, even before I read Legendary, I knew that he's a very important character (and player in Caraval) and related to Legend, but never thought that he is Legend. He's actually my favourite so far.
I want more explanation about Julian and Dante's age in the next book. I hope it'll be Legend - wait for it - dary!
Anyway, you can't spell Donatella without 'tell', and Scarlett without 'scar' and 'let'. #caraval#legendary#stephaniegarber#scarlettdragna#donatelladragna#bookworm#bookstagram#bibliophile#fandom#booknerd#book
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Ich weiß echt nicht was ich davon halten soll 😄
Viele sind so begeistert von diesem Buch und ich frage mich: Warum?! 🧐🤨😂 Es geht um die Ex-Prostituierte Lucky und den stinkreichen Quinn Blackwood mit (mMn.) merkwürdigen Fantasien und Sexpraktiken. Sie ist auf der Flucht und braucht Geld, sie arbeitet als Tellerwäscher. In einem Magazin trifft sie auf Eine Annonce, das Angebot - 10 Nächte für 1 Millionen Dollar, kommt für sie natürlich wie gerufen.
Der Unbekannte Auftraggeber möchte Lucky unbedingt engagieren. Sie nimmt den Auftrag an und nennt den unbekannten Mister Q. Gleichzeitig schweifen ihre Gedanken aber auch noch zu einem anderen Mann. Ihren Boss Quinn Blackwood. Ihr Boss, den sie ziemlich attraktiv & heiß findet. Noch ahnt sie nicht das Q und Qinn ein und der selbe sind....
Ein schlechter Fifty Shades of Grey Abklatsch. FSOG hatte noch Stil und eine romantischen Hintergrund. Aber in diesem Buch steht der Fokus eigentlich nur auf perversen Praktiken und Sex.
Teilweise so plump und widerlich das ich mich fremdgeschämt habe und geekelt.
Aber ich kann das ganze echt nicht ernst nehmen wegen des Spitznamens den er ihr gibt 😂 Der passt ja mal so gar nicht zur Szenerie 🤦🏼♀️😂 Das macht das ganze irgendwie unglaubwürdig!
Ich fand das Buch einfach nur furchtbar. Stellenweise so widerlich das ich überlegt habe es abzubrechen 🤨
Die Hintergründe zu erfahren über Quinns Geheimnis und was er vor hat, wer Fionella eigentlich ist, wie es mit Lucky weitergeht nach den 10 Nächten, das zu lesen war schon interessant und auch spannend. Das war aber auch das einzige Gute an dem Buch, die spannenden Hintergründe.....
Ich kann es absolut nicht weiterempfehlen....
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Second last leg and home to a Nils Frahm concert tomorrow 🙇🏻♀️. Japan and Korea, you’ve been marvellous. “It's odd the way life works, the way it mutates and wanders, the way one thing becomes another.” - Siri Hustvedt.
I was brought back to my senses with a loud aching cry of her mourning disconsolate parents. Their world had fallen apart. I looked around and saw the people who despised her, saying it was her and her family who had to be blamed for the crime because of their negligence & lack of character and not the rapist for his devilish misdeeds, shedding tears for her now. The profound feelings of anguish had numbed my senses. I felt nothing. No abhorrence for them. Not a single tear escaped my eye. I still hoped that she would wake up.
A few months ago, she was in the kitchen, drinking water. Her father was cleaning something and dropped a vase unknowingly. The noise made her jump and turn instantly with fear in her eyes. Her father apologized profusely for scaring her. That incident really took a toll on her. She realized it wasn't only her who had undergone the misery but also her parents, her friends and everybody who loved and cared for her. She was perfectly normal after that incident. She would smile, laugh, dance and do everything she loved. Our graceful girl had survived the upheaval or that was what we thought. She never really recovered. She just mastered the skills to conceal her plight from others, from us.
She committed suicide, leaving behind a diary of her broken dreams and shattered life. She had been planning it since one week and finally executed it on her 20th b'day eve.
We are standing at her grave. And we all know that she didn't breathe her last a day ago, but was murdered barbarously on that woeful night two years back. The girl that we had been seeing was just a body without a soul.
The rapist never got apprehended. That loathsome sinner is still out preying on other innocent girls, ravaging their lives.
We failed. Everybody failed. The legal system failed. The girl who smiled failed. Humanity and nation both failed. "What did I do, Dee? Why did it happen?" These words still haunt me to this day.
~ Aashi Thakur
Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb 📖 5 🌟
So it turns out the first trilogy wasn’t just a fluke of genius, Robin Hobb is just phenomenal. I went in to this having only just finished the Farseer Trilogy, and I was thinking it might not be possible for her to keep to such a high standard, however, I needn’t have worried. Unlike the story of Fitz, this story is told from multiple viewpoints which although seemed a little confusing in the first few chapters, quickly began to work incredibly well together. The characters are what really shine through for this book though. Althea was a particular favourite of mine with Wintrow and Vivacia (and their strained friendship) coming a close second. I have never hated a character quite like I hated Kyle in this. There’s almost something worse about a condescending bastard who thinks he knows best how to deal with silly women than there is about someone like Captain Kennit who is just out to profit for himself. The book weaves so many different tales together that it leaves the rest of the trilogy completely wide open and I have no idea what to expect. I cannot wait to find out what is in store for the Vestrits! I suppose before I get too carried away, I should probably say if there was anything that I didn’t love. If I’m being really picky, I might say I thought the ending to Kennit’s story was a little predictable but the way he got to that ending certainly was not what I was expecting. Truly brilliant fantasy writing. I love you Hobb 💕
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We were incapable of consoling her and felt terribly helpless.
Days passed by. Months passed by but with no sign of recovery. Her therapies bore no result. She refused to step out of her room in the fear that he would come back and rape her once again. Her nightmares were on a rise. Nothing seemed to work. She was hospitalized several times because of her deteriorating health. She had become exceedingly vulnerable and feeble. Whenever she would get called for identification of the rapist, she would start shivering and when the suspects were called in before her, she would screech with pain and beg them to spare her. She was going through hell every second of her life. The word 'peace' didn't exist in her dictionary. Desolation and despondency became her friends.
A year went by and gradually, her condition improved. One day, she said to me, "Dee, it was never about the physical injuries, you know. It's all about the psychological trauma one goes through." She never talked about that night. So when I heard those words coming from her, I was remorseful and just hugged her. She didn't scream in horror this time like she used to. But this time, she hugged me back. I was so contented that she was recovering. We both started to sob. She asked me, "What did I do that something so vicious happened to me?" And I cried even more listening to that. She kept on repeating those words. She said she would do anything, anything to delete that atrocious night from her life. I reassured her and said, "I know. I know. I understand. It will pass. It will." And now when I think about it, I wonder if I really understood what she went through. If anybody would ever understand what she had suffered from. No! We can never comprehend it. We can never understand something that we have never been through. These words are like mocking one's hardship. "Aah! see, she's my best friend. I love her so much Dee but yea, not more than you", she said giggling to me, pointing towards a 5-year-old. We were on one of our visits to the orphanage some three years ago. "I would also establish my own orphanage. I have so many dreams for these beautiful children."
~ Aashi Thakur
“Spending plenty of time on something can be the most sophisticated form of revenge” - The Wind up bird chronicle, Murakami
Have you read any Murakami book yet? I only ever read 3, these 2 and Norwegian wood which is my favorite so far. I’m looking forward to getting Killing Commendatore because of the good reviews ive been reading. And also,the covers from UK and US eds are both stunning! ⚫️
What Murakami novel can you recommend to those who haven’t read any?
We were appalled.
I wished it was just a frightening dream and I would wake up, rush back to her home and she would be sleeping peacefully. How I wished to travel back in time and somehow save her. I cried vehemently. How could this happen to such a magnanimous girl. I couldn't call on the courage to face her. I tried to hold back my tears but they wouldn't cease to flow.
Her parents had arrived by then. They asked me about her whereabouts. I wasn't even able to look them in the eye. What would occur to them after discerning the state of their only child. A friend apprised them of what had happened to their daughter. They refused to believe and broke down. All of us tried to succour them. They were devastated. Her mother collapsed and regained consciousness after almost half an hour. Her father let out a wail and shuffled away, mumbling to himself. Their plight was gut-wrenching. An air of melancholy and despair surrounded us all.
"We need to be strong, please. Who would take care of her if we become so grief-stricken?" These were the only words I could vocalize.
The doctor allowed only two persons at a time to meet her and so her parents moved forward. When they got in, she turned away her face. They talked to her but she didn't reply anything. I used to visit her daily in the hospital with her favourite flowers that she used to ask me to buy for her but nothing made any difference. 15 days passed, she didn't utter a single word and a week later, got discharged from the hospital after the completion of all legal formalities.
She wouldn't talk, walk, eat or even cry. She was incapacitated by that inhuman deed and used to just lie at one place with her eyes open, staring into nothingness. She finally spoke after almost 20 days. I still remember those words. "I tried really hard to fight him back but he was so powerful. I begged him but he didn't stop." She used to say this and only this for days and cry endlessly.
She would scream in her sleep and if we tried to come near in order to comfort her, she would shriek even more in terror and hide underneath the bed. We didn't know what to do.
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The Angel Gibreel
“Terlahir kembali,” berdendang Gibreel Farishta jatuh dari kayangan, “Awalnya kau harus mati. Ho ji! Ho ji! ‘Tuk mendarat di atas bumi bulat bundar, awalnya kau harus melayang. Tat-taa! Taka-thun! Bagaimana bisa tersenyum lagi bila kau tak pernah menangis? Bagaimana bisa memenangkan cinta sang kekasih, tuan, tanpa satu keluh? Baba, bila engkau ingin dilahirkan kembali…” Tepat sebelum subuh pada suatu pagi musim dingin di hari Tahun Baru atau sekitar itu, dua makhluk hidup pria, manusia dewasa, jatuh dari ketinggian dua puluh sembilan ribu dua kaki menuju Selat Inggris, tanpa sayap atau payung udara berfungsi, muncul dari langit cerah.
She was such a lovely girl, full of life and energy. A bright student, a benevolent friend and an amiable person. I remember the day she came to me and said, "Dee, I want to do so much for this country. But I am unclear as to what I aspire to become. At times, it's a doctor and the other times, a researcher." And now, I am standing here at her funeral. She committed suicide but we all know it was a cold-blooded murder.
My mind recollected the memories of that fateful night. It was her 18th b'day eve and her parents had gone out of the city due to office work. She had decided to stay back because of her approaching board exams. Her friends decided to organise a surprise party for her so that she won't feel isolated on her big day. I agreed and we planned to show up at her place when the clock would strike 12.
We gathered before her abode five minutes earlier. Our cheeks were flushed with excitement. We knocked on her door and waited eagerly for her to come out. But she didn't. For the next 10 minutes, we kept on knocking. She didn't answer the phone or door bell either. Something was not right. So, we pushed the door in order to unlock it. Turned out that the door wasn't bolted at the first place. We entered the hallway and everything was messed up. We hastened to the living room and the sight was horrendous. She was lying there with blood all over. We covered her with a blanket, brought her water which she refused and tried talking to her but she just cried and whimpered. Meanwhile, the police and the ambulance were called. Her parents were informed too.
In the hospital, after interminable hours, the doctor told us that the tests confirmed that she had been brutally assaulted physically and sexually. The police told us that she was attacked by someone when she was unlocking the main gate of her residence after returning from a friend's place. It was around 8 pm and the attacker blew her head hard with a blunt object which left her half conscious and wounded, then dragged her inside. She tried to fight back which led to a brawl between her and the assailant, thus causing several physical injuries on her body.
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"When you're in danger, you need to believe there is a God"🙏 🙏 🙏
Paths of Glory
Originally published - 2009
Author - Jeffrey Archer
Paths of Glory is a fictional account of George Leigh Mallory expedition to Mt. Everest or Chomolungma,Goddess Mother of the Earth, as Tibetans and Mallory likes to call it.
It is a historical fiction, inspired by a true story.
The novel starts with the a 1999 incident in which a group of mountaineers discover the body of Mallory.
The author then takes us back to 1892, where a young Mallory of six years is trying to climb a rock that is in between the sea and undoubtedly succeed in doind so.
The story progresses and the readers witness Mallory turning into a fine young man, who has his own flaws too.
From climbing the university gate to get admission to climbing Eiffel Tower for fun, the author encounters various events which increases the adoration for George in the eyes of the reader.
Not only his climbing expedition but the author also focuses on his personal and professional life as a teacher. His attempt to woo her to be wife, his conscious to join the war, even when he is exempted from doing so, forms his over all character.
But the best part is yet to come, his expedition to Everest and whether he succeed in doing so or not, is something to look forward to.
And should his name be added to the list of legends or not, is for readers to decide.
Since I have not read the actual account of George Mallory expedition or anything related to it, for me authors imagination doesn't contradicts with the actual events. The novel is inspired by a true story, and makes for a good read, if you are not aware of the actual reality and also if you are aware, you can give it a go.
The novel also supports the claim that George Mallory, an Englishman was the first to conqer Mount Everest, which remains a controversy till date.
The novel also gives a small description of India at the time of British rule and the name of Gandhi gives the feeling of familiarity between all the englishmen.
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My name is Noura and I'm from Saudi Arabia. I'd love to see a design for Shadowhunters book series. It's been a favorite of mine for years now and I think your designs would be absolutely amazing! 💕
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"Since the disastrous episode of the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class."
“There are many secret doors around us, in plain sight. We just don't take the time to find and open them.”✨
The Queen’s Rising was one of the books I was hoping to read before the end of the year and yesterday I decided to finally start reading it! I’m slowly making my way through it, since I’m only reading it between my breaks with Empire of Storms, but so far so good! Have you guys read it? Happy Monday loves!🙌🏻💜
The Queen’s Rising era uno de los libros que tenia planeado leer antes de que termine el año y ayer finalmente decidí empezar a leerlo! Estoy avanzando despacio porque mi prioridad es terminar con Empire of Storms, pero hasta ahora viene muy bien! ¿Alguno de ustedes ya lo leyó? En español todavía no está disponible pero sé que es novedad de Puck en alguno de los próximos meses!🙌🏻 Feliz lunes a todos!💜
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🇩🇪 Zuallererst: DANKE für diese tolle Buchmesse! ❤️ Durch euch wurde mein Messetag zu etwas ganz besonderem! DANKE! ❤️
👉 In welchen Genres lest ihr am meisten? ✨ Mein Lesegeschmack ist eigentlich sehr breit gefächert, am meisten lese ich jedoch Thriller, Krimis oder Fantasy Bücher ☺️
Habt einen schönen Abend 😘
🇺🇸🇬🇧 In which genres do you read the most? ✨ I read in many different genres but i especially read thriller, crime books or fantasy books ☺️
Have a nice evening 😘
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it’s a gloomy and rainy day, so it’s time to cuddle up in this spot with my favorite throw, sweater, and drink — and watch spooky shows and films on netflix. 🌧🌲🍂
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It feels a lot like the end of November instead of the middle of October today so I'm glad to be spending it at home. The only thing I love about sitting at my desk is watching out of the window, watching this storm as it develops is absolutely beautiful. I'm currently taking a break because I've been up since 6am and it feels like I've already had a full day and my back it absolutely killing me from being hunched over my laptop for so long. Listening to our bodies when it tells us it needs a break is so hard. It took me a lot of hours of therapy to learn to listen to that little voice. Pushing myself to the point of pain and exhaustion is not OK. Do you listen to that little voice when it tells you you need a break? I hope you do.
I'm so excited to finally read Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak and The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell. I've heard such good things about both of them and they've been on my TBR list for ages. I'm currently reading five books so I can't possibly add any more but they'll definitely be my next reads. Have you read either of them? If so what did you think of them?
Thank you so much @berkleypub for sending me these beautiful titles. Happy Monday lovelies, I hope you're having a great day 💕 #hygge#onthebed#momentsofmine#culturetripbooks#currentlyreading