Rich bad boy and his endangered empire

Have you ever heard about Largo Winch? His stories started with a few novels and graphic novels, but my first meeting with him was through a TV-Show. I’d love to watch it again, but it seems impossible to get it :/. There was a movie a few years ago, but somehow I missed it.

Anyway, I had these two books in my library for years and I finally decided to read them. I wanted to do that for a while now, but somehow always ended up with a different book in my hands.

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What happened in January – monthly summary

Oh, look! January is over. Admit it, you already forgot about your yearly goals :P. Well, maybe not yet, I still have some of them in mind.

Anyway, considering that only the cold bothered me this month I’m quite satisfied with it. And since I know some people had some nasty time this month – I wish you all the best for the rest of the year!

The bookish statistics

  • new-known-januaryFinished 9 stories: 1 ebook, 4 paper books, 4 graphic novels, together 2365 pages.
  • Average rating: 3.89
  • Books bought: 8 which still makes my bought-to-read ratio positive, but only slightly.
  • I’m fixing my new to known authors ratio. And by fixing I mean I’ve read more books by the authors I already knew and liked before. Will see if I can hold it till the rest of the year. My goal is to make it more or less equal amount.

Sooo there goes my “buy fewer books” goal, right? But I still have 11 more months to make the balance right and those Gaiman book covers are amazing! Continue reading “What happened in January – monthly summary”

The ones I left behind

It’s Monday? Let’s be negative!

Here are two books I was meant to read and review, but after a couple of tries I simply gave up. Since both of them were from NetGalley I kind of felt obliged to write some kind of reviews, so here they are. I know they are far from being positive, but what can I say?

I received copies of these books from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for honest reviews.

baker-street-phantomThe Baker Street Phantom (Singleton & Trelawney #1) by Fabrice Bourland

My rating: DNF  star-full-iconstar-half-full-iconstar-empty-iconstar-empty-iconstar-empty-icon

The more “Sherlock” stories I pick up from post-Doyle authors the more I’m convinced I really should give up. I do realize his writing was very specific and not everyone likes it, but you have to admit it was still pretty damn good and interesting. Continue reading “The ones I left behind”

Slavic legends at their finest

I normally wouldn’t do a whole review of a book that’s still only available in Polish, but this one is so good! Not perfect, but very good and I can’t wait for the next part… somewhat because of the ending.

Big thanks to my friend who lent it to me!!!

Idź i czekaj mrozów [When the frost comes] by Marta Krajewska

My rating: star-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-icon

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A land where all of the Slavic myths are alive, where a Wolf Valley is guarded by one person who takes care not only of the inhabitants’ health but also hunts the monsters that come too close. It so happens that the previous Guardian dies and Venda – his student and adopted daughter has to take over. Continue reading “Slavic legends at their finest”