August 16, 2018

Books from the Backlog

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link @carelesrandomlife, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.



This week's neglected book


The Leopard (Harry Hole #8) 

by Jo Nesbø
Paperback, 624 pages
Published November 1st, 2011 by Vintage Canada
Amazon | Goodreads
Two women are found murdered in Oslo — both of them have drowned in their own blood. What mystifies the police is that the puncture wounds in the victims' faces have been caused from the inside of their mouths. Kaja Solness from Homicide is sent to Hong Kong to track down a man who is the Oslo Police Department's only specialist on serial killings. The severely addicted detective has tried to disappear in the vast, anonymous city. He is on the run and haunted by his last case, the woman he loves, and creditors alike. His name is Harry Hole.
I sometimes stare at my shelf and look at all the books I haven't read that I keep putting off for another day. Time goes by and there is often no particular reason other than maybe I wasn't in the mood or the cover isn't something that caught my eye. Whatever it is my selection this week is of a favourite mystery/thriller/crime writer. Jo Nesbo.
Why did I add The Leopard to my bookshelf?
I've read some of his Harry Hole novels, and he is the reason I keep coming back to that genre.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it to others?

May 6, 2018

My 2018 AtoZ Challenge Reflection -"I Survived"

I blogged the AtoZ Challenge every day in April and all's I got was this computer-generated T-shirt.
Literally, I still haven't received my AtoZ blogging T-shirt. Overall my experience was depressing and regrettably will not be doing this again. I think the only reason I finished was that all my posts were completed ahead of time and I was committed. That's all. I scheduled them all in March to go up every day for April at the stroke of midnight. I felt that leaving my link daily didn't make a difference and it was cumbersome for me because I do not know how to schedule the link as I had to wait until midnight every night just to get my link in before I went to bed. What an inconvenience! I did tweet my post out on Twitter every day but I felt disassociated if I didn't visit other blogs because nobody was visiting me it seemed. This year there was not a whole lot of blogs that I enjoyed, but the outstanding ones were unforgettable. Like the girl who baked cakes, or the graphic art skills of others and the iPad sketches. Arts and crafts were probably my favourite AtoZ blogs especially the ones about food, baking or sharing a favourite recipe. I didn't receive as many comments as I would have liked and that was such a bummer. I think I would have been discouraged had I not written my posts in advance IDK. I know my theme wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but I hope you all enjoyed the experience and the challenge more than I.

April 30, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter Z - Zews


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books tfrom The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Z is for Zombie Eathing Wraith

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ZEWs is an acronym for zombie eating wraiths, so named by Dani O'Malley. Hulking anorexic vulturelike creatures, they are five to six feet tall, with gaunt, hunched bodies and heavily cowled faces. They appear to be wearing cobwebbed, black robes but it is actually their skin. They have exposed bone at their sleeves and pale smudges inside their cowls. In Burned, Mac catches a glimpse of metal where their faces should be but doesn't get a good look.
-Characters of unknown genus| Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/characters-of-unknown-genus/ (accessed March 21, 2018)

April 28, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter Y - Y'rill

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Y is for Y'rill 

🙈 Spoilers Beware


Y'rill was Shazam the mighty fur beast!
Y'rill is the Hunter. When Dani gets trapped in the Silvers for 5 years she befriends a big furry and broody Hel-cat who is very shy and hungry all the time. She promises to take him home with her. Shazam makes his appearance in book #8 Feverborn. We learn that Shazam was the last surviving Hel-cat in existence before he was chosen to become a Hunter named Y'rill.
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April 27, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter X -

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.
X  – One of the Nine who is first mentioned in Feverborn and is mentally unstable nearly insane 

April 26, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter W -When the walls came tumblin down

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.
WeCare is an organization founded after the walls between man and Fae fell, using food, supplies, and safety as a lure to draw followers. Rainey Lane works with them, seeing only the good in the organizations, possibly because it's the only place she can harness resources to rebuild Dublin and run her Green-Up group. Someone in WeCare authors the Dublin Daily, a local newspaper to compete with the Dani Daily; whoever does it dislikes Dani a great deal and is always ragging on her. Not much is known about this group. They lost some of their power when three major players began raiding them and stockpiling supplies.

April 25, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter V - V'Lane

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The Letter V for V'Lane

Artwork by Lesya

V'Lane is a Seelie prince, queen of the Fae's high consort, extraordinarily sexual and erotic. The real V'lane was killed by his own queen when Cruce switched faces and places with him via glamour. Cruce has been masquerading as V'lane ever since, hiding in plain sight.