My girl Greyson, over at Greyson Reads, tagged me to do this original gem created by Cait @ Paper Fury, which was inspired by a couple of G’s other blog posts. It’s colours as emotions as related to books.
It’s like our very own booknerd version of Emotion-evoked Synesthesia. (Google it, it’s pretty cool.)
Of course, I will never experience Synesthesia because, I’ll be honest, I’m pretty dead on the inside. This tag could end up being exceptionally difficult for me, but I’ll usually try anything once – even emotions.
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If you’ve ever wanted to eat your sister’s hair, this book is for you.
Or if you just like reading twisty novels about obsession, with a dose of weirdness, then definitely try this. I will in no way assume it’s because you also eat your sister’s hair.
This novel has a decidedly bleak and gloomy, unsettled atmosphere hanging over it, with a noir quality that is subtle, but evident. Combine that with twins and the “murder exchange” trope and you’ve got yourself something that can only fail in its cliches.
Callie is the ugly twin. Tilda is the beautiful one. I’m going to be honest, they both have serious mental health issues even if Tilda wants to play like only Callie does. Callie is a quiet, meek follower. Tilda is a leader, controlling and determined.
Continue reading “Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins”
Hands up if you love the movie Se7en!
Well, it’s one of my favourite movies of all time (naturally), and in honour of that for literally no reason, it’s time for a new round of book tag. This time the Seven Deadly Sins edition!
*the crowd goes wild*
Jeez, guys. Calm down.
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Listen, this isn’t going to be an easy lighthearted booknerd post, okay? I have some actual real thoughts that I want to put down. It might be long, so if you stick around for the whole thing I’ll be your best friend. And I’m a pretty good friend. I can talk some good shit about your enemies, or find you some enemies if you don’t have any, and then talk shit about them. I always have wine & weed at my house that I’ll share freely. I can fill your instagram DMs with dank memes. And if you want to cancel plans at the last minute instead of going out, that’s okay with me because I was probably thinking of doing the same thing.
There’s a new book prize that is specifically designed to honour thrillers that don’t contain violence against women. Colour me intrigued.
“The inaugural Staunch Book Prize will be awarded to the author of a novel in the thriller genre in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered.”
Part of me is giving this a thumbs up and thinking how is it 2018 and this is a new idea? And another part of me is having some conflicting emotions about it just because of comments made surrounding it. I love crime thrillers and serial killer stories, without shame, and yes, they mostly always contain violence against women. So, is it me? Am I shitty feminist? I try, but maybe my own misogyny runs so deep I didn’t even know it was there?
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There’s just something about smart, in-charge females solving violent crimes against other females, perpetrated by men with psycho fucking issues, that really gives me some lady wood.
I was super excited to read this new series by Victoria Jenkins for that very reason, and I have to say it didn’t disappoint.
This is a really promising start for a new author and new series.
In Wales, a jogger finds the body of a woman floating in the river. DI Alex King and DC Chloe Lane are called to the scene. It seems almost as soon as the first body is found a second body turns up. Serial killers FTW.
Continue reading “Review: The Girls in the Water (Detectives King and Lane, #1) by Victoria Jenkins”
Obviously, I missed Book Nook Sunday last weekend. Obviously everyone is devastated. Like, quit crying about it. Christ!
Kidding. If only I was that popular and could verbally abuse my readers through the written word and still have them stick around. I’d be like the Donald Trump of book blogging.
The Donald Trump of Book Blogging was my second choice for this website domain, b. t. dubs.
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Greyson, over at Greyson Reads, was sweet enough to tag me in the Weather in Books book tag! I have no idea what I’m doing because I’m such a book blogging n00b, but thanks for putting some faith in my blogging skills, Greyson! She’s cool and if you’re reading this then you should definitely hit up her reviews.
Okay, let’s do this! *solo air guitar noises*
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You may be asking yourself: what the hell is Booknerd Wednesday? Well, I’ll friggin’ tell you: I don’t know!
I’m still working out the kinks over here. Don’t judge me. I just know I have ideas and am trying to find the best way to execute them.
What do I want this recurring post to be? Funny bookish shit I collect from the internet and a roundup of recent bookish news or stories, maybe some book recommendations. Probably. Maybe. We’ll see how it goes.
A Kingston, New York bookstore has a new display: Writers From “Shithole” Countries. And it’s the perfect bookish clapback.
More here: Business Insider
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Holy Nordic crime fiction, Batman!
Ughhh, please just completely ignore that I started this book review with a holy batman exclamation.
If you’re a fan of the aforementioned genre, you will love this novel. It’s really hit or miss for me, but this one is a hit.
Let’s start our bookworm asses at the beginning, shall we?
A unidentified, decapitated woman is found in the bed of a moderately famous, very wealthy CEO. And he, Jesper Orre, has seemingly disappeared.
DI Peter Lindgren is lead detective on the case. He’s a despondent, sullen character. He has an ex-wife who hates him and a troubled teenage son, whose issues could probably be traced back to his ongoing search for a connection with his father. Only time and again, he finds that Peter has been, and always will be, more interested in his job than his family.
Continue reading “Review: The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe”