Archive for August, 2010

e-books

I’m going to bite the bullet and give it a try. I’ve accepted the challenge. Hubby has a Kobo. (In The Globe & Mail they said that buyers of e-readers are mostly men over 40 – well – DUH!! it’s a gadget.) The only thing I have to do is find a book that I think will be appealing and hold my interest because I’m entering into this endeavour with more than a little scepticism – I am a “feel-the-paper-in-the-book” kind of person. But I’m going to give it a try. Who knows!!

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

What can I say but “FANTASTIC”! Stieg Larsson certainly didn’t disappoint his readers in the end. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (published by Penguin) is definitely my favourite of the 3. It’s brilliant! I think they get better with each successive book. It’s full of intrigue, suspense and keeps you on your toes, page after page. Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander didn’t disappoint one bit!!  I kept thinking “this is SO good!”. It’s probably the best series of books I’ve read since I can’t remember when. They are phenominal reads, all 3 of them. Bite the bullet and buy the trilogy. Join the crowd and get hooked!  I guess I’ve got to see the movies, everyone says they’re great. Now… what to read after this??

Aug 15th… Today is Stieg Larsson’s birthday. He would have been 56. Penguin Canada has announced that his books are their all-time best sellers, having sold 1,000,000 copies in Canada to date.

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The Girl Who Played With Fire

Wow!!! What a great book! Stieg Larsson’s second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire (published by Penguin) is riveting. It’s a page-turning thriller and I couldn’t put it down. And it’s by no means a small book – 724 pages in the paperback edition. I think you can actually read this book independent of his first one, but why in heaven’s name would you want to do that. If you’re like me you can’t get enough of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk hacker Lisbeth Salander. And kudos to the translator who’s done such a fantastic job. Did I read something awhile back that you can now go to Sweden and do a Millennium Trilogy tour of the places mentioned in the books… amazing. At one point in the book, when all hell broke loose, all I could think of was “Lisbeth, what have you done!”. I won’t tell you what happens in the story – I don’t want to spoil the suspense… just go read it. The dog days of summer are upon us and I can’t think of a better way to spend your time. Now… on to book #3! … on second thought, maybe I should read something different just to prolong the suspence. I don’t want the trilogy to end!

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