onsdag den 7. juli 2010

Straight from the reader´s mouth

As I am cameraless today, I can´t show you my husband´s bargain. A clue: it is Swedish, and something you can read.

And finally I have read a book! No reviews for eight days, what a pathetic book blog. There will be a review for you tomorrow, though.

For now, a teaser:

“The farmhouse was a two-storey structure covered in Boston Ivy that had recently lost its bright red leaves. Three steps led up to a Georgian door, a semi-circle of clear glass above it. There were two Georgian sash windows to the left of the door, one to the right. A single-storey structure continued past the house to the right, interrupted along its length by a high archway. From McEvoy´s experience it almost certainly led into a farmyard that would be framed all the way round by outbuildings. It was a modest house for someone reputed to be one of the richest men in Ireland.”

I don´t know about you, but this farmhouse and its history is a setting I like. And on page 304 - oh, no, I shouldn´t tell you this, but I also like when the clues and tracks are a bit out of the ordinary. Nice touch!

And tomorrow I am going to take you to Ireland, one of my favourite holiday resorts.

10 kommentarer:

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Am going to read The White Gallows as soon as I finished Deon Meyer's Thirteen Hours.

Anonym sagde ...

Dorte - Thanks for the teaser : ). I'm glad you'll be giving us your full review tomorrow. And I would hardly say, "pathetic.."

Dorte H sagde ...

Jose: and I can see you have just finished another great novel!

Margot: I know you wouldn´t, but that is because you are such a kind reader - so I knew I would have to say it myself ;D
(I must admit I don´t *feel* pathetic today - I just got a chapter back from my Danish beta reader, and she praised it so much I am quite dizzy)

Bernadette sagde ...

Unless you are like Margot and go without sleep completely something has to give when you work and write and read and blog so we understand if the blogging suffers a little sometimes - it's OK.

Glad to hear your Danish reader likes your work - that must give you a great incentive to keep writing.

Anonym sagde ...

Dorte - I'm looking forward to your review on this one!

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernadette: I am not at all like Margot; I need an awful lot of sleep! So I just have to keep up the writing right now when I am inspired and not bogged down by work.

Linda: just a few hours and it will be there! :D

Kelly sagde ...

Just the little snippet you shared here sounds good. Looking forward to the full review!!

Mason Canyon sagde ...

First, I agree you are not "pathetic" for not having a review in eight days. I love the teaser, can't wait to read your review. Congratulations on the praise for the chapter from your Beta reader.

Thoughts in Progress

Bente Pedersen sagde ...

Oh Dorte, I just started at one of the books you reviewed in June "I See You" by Grebe and Träff... I*m on the hook :-)

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: it was a really fine reading experience. The book is hereby recommended.

Mason: oh, I know I have neglected my blog for some days, but I don´t feel very guilty as long as I spend my time writing fiction. ;)

Bente: I am happy that you also like it. Good books deserve to be read.