Day 4 - #Snowman #HollyJollyReads #WinterGames #JingleBallers
This was my very first #JoNesbo read and it was pretty scary but I enjoyed it very much.
Building a snowman is a #SharedHolidayTradition
Nothing says happy holidays like creepy snowmen and a hunt for a Norwegian serial killer. I listened to the audio so at first I didn't realize that some chapters were flashbacks, but it all made sense eventually. The main detective is a bit of a cliche, but the mystery itself was very enjoyable. The pacing was great and the climax was very well written. #WinterGames #HolidayRead #SlayBells @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick
At 1 am it is officially day 2. Today‘s game is posted. Reply to my post for 5 points each if you are on my team. Anyone can join the fun but points are only awarded to my team.
My name for 5 pets is: Holly McSnowy or Holly McDnowflake
My first in the Harry Hole series and I quite enjoyed this!! I've already got the movie lined up to watch haha!
Was it completely a surprise? No. Did I fall for every moment of "oh no, please not that/her/him" etc. 100%
On the verge of ??? at least one good time (anyone who has read this knows what I'm talking about!). Anyway, pretty sure I'll continue reading in series which is kind of impressive as I'm not one to do series.
It was ok... I‘m not a huge fan of detective novels, but I chose to read this one to fulfill a category on the Popsugar challenge. There were a lot of characters in this bookβ¦ So it got a little confusing. Wasn‘t terrible...wasn‘t great π€·πΌββοΈ
My first May finish. ( which was almost finished yesterday) While this is really not my genre, I enjoyed this book to movie book. I may even try to watch the movie. #mayMadness #booked2019 #summer. #booktomovie #MayScavengerHunt
Turned out, the plot wasn‘t as complicated as I expected but it was still good to listen to it in as few sittings as possible.
I like the inspector and all his personal stuff: addiction and family ties. The more I came to know the personnel, the less the story felt plot-driven.
Nice to now know that the series consists of books that stand for their own so that I can read without taking care if it‘s the correct order.
Seems, this one will get very complicated.
β’ Many, many characters that here and there do have similar names. (Or is it just me who thinks that because I am unfamiliar with Scandinavian names and languagesβπ€)
β’ Different time levels β if I‘m not completely wrong, I identified two or three of them.
So I decided to listen to this audiobook as much as I can to not lose the thread. Seems, the βTapirtierβ has to wait a bit.
My next βaudioreadβ. I chose it because I wanted to read something by this author for a long time.
Yes, it‘s the 7th part of a series (π), so I was inclined to put it away unread. But my internet researched found this review saying no previous knowledge needed because all that happened in the other books that is of importance in here will be explained.
So, 15 hours, here we go.
I liked this book because it was gritty. The concept of a seasonal serial killer, who resumes killing once the first snow falls and stops when winter becomes spring, works really well. While the plot had slower moments (typical in the Nesbø Iβve read), the concept kept me turning pages, eager to find the killer and discover his or her motivations. βοΈβοΈβοΈβοΈ https://bit.ly/2X0mnIz #popsugarreadingchallenge
#WinterStormReadathon book 2! Getting a few more pages in before calling it a night.
1. Teleport! No more dealing with airports and long lines!
2. I have been breezing through the Harry Hole series.
3. I set intentions along with a word of the year. This year I have two: gratitude and intuition.
4. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. We needed some light fluff over the last rainy days of winter break!
This may be an #unpopularopinion, but Nesbø‘s most popular book (at least in America) is my least favorite. I figured out who the serial killer was early on, and the convoluted storyline did not work as well as it has in some of his past books.
I am also not a big fan of serial killer books, so that could have something to do with it. They all seem to follow the same trope.
Fulfills the #pop19 prompt βread during season it is set #seriesread
I‘m starting to get used to how Jo Nesbø writes his villains, and my hunch is that Mathias is the serial killer in this one. just not sure if his age and the flashback chapters match up.
Putting this behind a spoiler warning on the off chance I‘m right...I‘m only 50 pages in.
If I‘m right, Jo better not kill off Rakel. ?
First regular day since winter break, and here I am crashing into bed before 8pm.πππ
Well, just as soon as hubby gets out of the way. He‘s blocking my ability to stretch out. I‘m wiped out, so who knows I‘d much reading will happen tonight. π΄π΄π΄
1. My sis and her boyfriend (see 3)
2. #booked2019 #pop19 #GRchallenge #nonfiction2019 and catching up on a few series.
3. Best: I made a major change, transitioning from sahm to starting a life coaching business and don‘t regret it yet! π Worst: losing my sister‘s long-term boyfriend. After 7 yrs clean, he died of an opiate overdose last spring. No one knew he had relapsed. π’
4. Intention: Gratitude
5. First one started in 2019
You know what was a bad idea? Starting this book about women being murdered during the first snowfall with a snowman left behind exactly when we had our first snowfall and snowmen were popping up around the neighbourhood.
#WinterWonderland #FrostytheSnowman Funny story, I had this crush on Michael Fassbender (who doesn‘t?) and saw the trailer for The Snowman. Then I found out it was based on a book. Then I found out it was the 6th in a series. So 2 summers ago I read the series up until the 6th book and just couldn‘t take the what I feel is very in your face male chauvinism. And then, after all that reading, I didn‘t see the movie. Boooo Lol.
This is the only Nesbo I have read, but I enjoyed it (& contrary to most people I didn't think the Michael Fassbender adaptation was a total disaster). A snowman at the scene of a series of seemingly unrelated murders leads Harry to theorize the existence of Norway's first serial killer.
'Death comes to us all in the end my dear, so sit still'
Happy Halloween π§β οΈππ»π
So I was doing a #screamathon #readathon threw out the whole of October with the lovely @4thhouseontheleft and others, as this is the last day of the month this is my wrap up stats!
*5 books finished
*4 books I loved, 1 book I hated (demon seed)
* Started but not finished The snowman by Jo Nesb@
What a great thriller! This is translated from Norwegian and even though the series has been printed out of order in English (usually a pet peeve of mine) it has not stopped me from reading these out of order. Jo Nesbo is now a favorite author. #AllHallowsRead
I cannot get enough of these books and I have a feeling next year I will be doing a re-read. I really hope Thirst isn‘t the last book. This one finds Harry at the darkest point of career to date - not only is the villain close, but he‘s close to the people Harry loves the most.
Great, well written serial killer thriller. This was my first Nesbo, and I liked the tough but human character of Harry Hole, and his forlorn love for Rakel. We get many false solutions and twists, lots of action, violence, gore and sex, but also good character development and relationships. I found the Sherlockian attention to tiny details really fun - not too many detectives do that any more. βοΈβοΈβοΈβοΈβοΈ
This is my first Harry Hole book so no preconceived notions on what to expect. I thought this book was creepy in the description of the snowmen and murders. I read books like this a lot but this one actually gave me a nightmare. It did drag on in certain parts but otherwise great story with good characters.
Harry Hole has to hunt down a serial killer that creates snowmen before committing a murder. The killer has a fascination with Hole. Lives up to its reputation as being one of the best Harry Hole thrillers. It doesn‘t let up with the excitement and suspense. 8/10 I will take a break from my Hole marathon till a later date.