Book Review – The Year of the Hare

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I don’t know how many among my readers have ever dabbled in Finnish literature. I, for one, can’t boast to have done it too often, with the exception of one author: Arto Paasilinna. Which is kind of crazy; I have grown up listening to Finnish music, I have watched a bunch of Finnish movies, and am generally in love with Finland. It was clear that I had to remedy this regrettable situation as soon as possible.

And that’s what I did.

Introducing The Year of the Hare.

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Book Review – Conclave

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My Robert Harris mania goes on! As if I hadn’t had enough of him after reading the Cicero trilogy, I have now read his latest title, Conclave. And it’s a pretty good one, y’all.

I find it funny that, coming from such a strongly Catholic country, I am so ignorant about most aspects of that faith. I had no idea what happened after a Pope died, or how a new one is elected. I’m not just talking about what we see in the news, but about all the nitty-gritty procedures that only the cardinals know about.

As always, Robert Harris proves to be a very elucidating man. Not only does he write novels that grip you and never let go, but he also lets his knowledge seep through his prose and inform his readers. Now I know much more about choosing a Pope than ever before!

But let’s discuss the novel itself, shall we?

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Book Review – L’évangile selon Satan

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It’s been a long, long time since I last wrote a book review, but funnily enough, very much like the last one I wrote about, this one also has todo with the Vatican and the election of a new Pope. I guess this is who I am now…

To make things even more peculiar, this is a book that, as far as I can tell, is not even available in English. I have searched high and low on the internet for an English translation, but there seems to be none. The mystery deepens!

That, along with the morbid nature of the book (it’s called The Gospel of Evil or The Gospel According to Satan, depending on the translation) and the violence contained within its pages, accounts for a very interesting read indeed…

Do you want to come with me and discover the mysteries this book has to unravel? I can’t guarantee your safety along the way…

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The Night Before Christmas Review

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Good morning, lovely bookaholics! I apologise for not posting a lot lately, I have come down with the flu and I can barely leave my bed at all. Apparently I’m not dealing that well with the temperature change 😦 But let’s forget about that!

Today I bring you a beautiful illustrated children’s book, The Night Before Christmas. I was asked by the lovely people of Nursery Box Books to do a review for it, and after taking a look at it, I agreed. It’s just so cute and lovely!

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard Review

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard ★★★★★

Good morning, wonderful bookaholics! Shall we move on with the Potter binge? This time I bring you a fairly old, but really interesting, spin-off from the Harry Potter saga: The Tales of Beedle the Bard. And, unlike The Cursed Child, I have a very favourable opinion of it.

But let me elaborate.

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Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Review

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ★★★☆☆

I have done it! I have finally finished the latest—and last—story in the Harry Potter saga! It took me some time, but I finally got there. And I’ve got to admit, I’m as conflicted as everyone else who has read it. Is it inspiring, or is it just disappointing? Did this story need to happen, or did it help to do nothing but twist the hopes and dreams of potterheads all over the globe? To put it plainly: is it good or bad?

I can’t tell what your opinion of it will be, but I can give you mine!

WARNING!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!

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