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Short reviews from February

It is quite embarrassing that I have not written any real reviews since the beginning of February. I have been reading a lot, but did not have the urge to write reviews. Maybe, because I have read rather easygoing literature, and although interesting, not necessarily anything to ponder on in a review. Just an excuse for being lazy. I try to remedy the lack of longer reviews with a few shorter ones.

Books read in February

Red Queen (Reina Roja) by Juan Gómez-Jurado

First book in a series of international thrillers with gruesome murders. A special squad is gathered to solve the crimes. A though woman at the front, and an anti-hero police man as the protagonists. The story kept up until the end with some really exciting parts.

Agatha Christie reading

I have decided to read AC books from the beginning. So far I have read Five Little Pigs, The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule P), The Secret Adversary (T&T), The Murder of the Links (HP) and The Man in the Brown Suit. I mostly liked the HP books. Hercule is often enjoying to read about. Five Little Pigs took a different angle on murder and I enjoyed that. The others were more so, so ...

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

This book got raving reviews from blogs/vlogs I follow. I was not overwhelmed and thought it dragged out a little bit too much. Maybe for a younger audience than me.

Det omaka paret, Tjeckernas och slovakernas historia by Ingmar Karlsson

A nonfiction from a former colleague of mine. Ingmar Karlsson has been ambassador to Czechoslovakia and written a short history of the two countries of today, Czechia and Slovakia. Very interesting how two areas were, artificially (?), made into one country and why it did not work.

Seven Kinds of People You Find In a Bookshop by Shaun Bythell

Loved Bythell's first book and I want to read the second. This one is fine, but I enjoyed the first one more.

Aldrig mer trött by Pia Norup

Never again tired, sounded like a good title for someone who is tired all the time. It is an interesting book, written by a doctor, who is also en expert on, should I call it, welfare problems. Lots of good advice, and a two week menu that really made all the difference.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevsky is a favourite author, but I must admit, I did not understand too much of this story. I found the characters rather irritating in all their undecidedness and flimsiness.

Kallocain by Karin Boye

I am not much for SF, but did like this take on a scary future. It seems so up to date in today's world, although it was written in 1940. It gives you a clear idea of what it is to live in a totalitarian world, where everything is decided for you. Thank you to Marianne at Let's Read for the gift.

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