Friday, 24 July 2015

My dog Akime

I have started to look at old pictures from my camera and found some good pictures but not so many on my dog.

well this story is long but Im gonna make it short. I had a dog, a very sweet girl, American Stafforshire terrier. I loved more than anything and still do even if she isnt alive anymore. she didnt even turn 4 year. It was a tragic accident and Im not gonna talk more about it because it still hurts to much.

well we where looking for a new dog and because Im not a permanent citizen Im not allowed to adopt a dog from a dog shelter but my boyfriend is but they was very rude when we visited the shelter due to me not being Czech. We then started looking at other alternatives and we found a shelter in Slovakia. They transport dogs to new home in Slovakia and Czech Republic and we there found a dog, a staffy mixed breed and we feel for him.

He was thin and was about to be put down because of time and the shelter had so many dogs so they where very happy when we took him. we knew he was young and skinny but when we picked him up we was so surprised over how skinny he was. I have pictures of it somewhere and I will upload them later.

Well his name is now Akime and we have had him for a few months and we love him a lot and he is slowly gaining weight. he is a big huge pupppy, turning one tomorrow August 1. well this is a guess but the passport say so, so that is what we have to go for. When he has reached a good weight we will take him and get him neutered. the shelter dont do this and specially not to skinny dogs like he was.

Well here is a picture of Akime the day after we picked him up. He is a sweet heart and is now sleeping next to me. He is easy to teach new things. We are still arguing about what breeds is in him even if that isnt the most important thing. But its always fun to know :D

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Review: The Bat - Jo Nesbo (book review)

"The Bat" is the first thriller about detective Harry Hole from the Norwegian police. Buy the book here

A young woman has been brutally raped and murdered in sunny Sydney Australia and Harry Hole is sent there to be the Norwegian assistant on the case, but as soon as Harry arrives he get told not to meddle in things and to take some time off and enjoy Sydney instead. Harry on the other hand decided that he didn't want any vacation and linger himself into the case. He becomes partner with the Aborigine cop named Andrew Kensington.

Andrew shows Harry around in Sydney and in other part of Australia that is in some strange way connected to the case. Harry sometimes wonder why Andrew takes him to this places and makes him meet so strange people. On the way Andrew and others educate him about the  Aborigine culture and Australian culture. Andrew enjoys this and part of him wonder if the stories has something to do with the case, that they are more than just stories.

The murdered woman worked in a bar and in there Harry meets the beautiful Swedish woman Birgitta and he quickly falls in love with her. They start a romance even if they know it can not last with her in Sydney and him soon going back to Norway. It don't matter and Harry open himself up to her and tells her about his past. It's a very dark past that soon will be more present then he wish.

Harry has no idea who the murder is and even if he knew there is no evidence. this makes it very complicated and he is sure there are thing in the investigation he has missed and isn't sure what or how to find the murder, but he has a feel that the murderer is close to him. someone around him, and he is the only one who can catch him.

My Thoughts
I love dectective stories and have done my whole life even if I now, with age, has started to realise that the more of them I read, the easier it is to pick out the murderer. I have read so much about this book and finally decided to give it a chance and it is nothing I regret. I was hooked straight away.

There are a number of things I like with this book. One of them is that the story is very good and very well written. there is a red thread and there is a lot of stories around the main story and that makes it more real. It is deep and there is a lot of feelings going into it.

I like that it is very hard to pick out the murderer and I must confess that I was wrong on who I thought was the murderer but I got it right on my second guess, but this was far in the book when "my" suspect was eliminated. Books where the murderer is well hidden, is very rare but it is books like that you remember and recomment to others.

I am from Sweden and one of my favorite authors are Henning Mankell and when I read "The Bat" I saw a lot of similarities between how they write and how the story is build. I dont know if Nesbo is a fan of Mankell but I think he is. No matter what they are alike and maybe that is one of the reasons I enjoy their books so much.

I didn't read the Norwegian or the Swedish version of the book but the English one due to it is the language I can buy books in here. The language in the book was easy, almost to easy from time to time and there are plenty of translation mistakes and missed translations in this book, and that is a shame. It destroys the book a bit. For me who knows the language can "translate" the words on my own but a person who don't speak a Nordic language will have plenty of trouble.

So in the end I must say that I really enjoyed this book and has already bought a few more books from Nesbo about Harry Hole. This is a good sign that the book is well written with a good story line. I must say that I without a doubt would recommend this book to others. It is a very well written book and I have big hopes for the others in the series. If you like well written crime stories, this is a book for you and you will be educated to.

Welcome to my blog

First of all welcome to my blog. This blog will be deducated to my life, my love and passion, animals (among them my dog) and my big passion books.

I cant promis this blog will be interesting but I'll do my best!

So who am I? Well I am a 28 year old girl. Im from Sweden but live in Prague at this moment. I love Japan and have lived there for a while but work brought me to Prague. here I found love.

I have a dog, a mixed breed from a slovak shelter. He was supposed to be put down when we took him and we love him loads.

My big passion is books and reading so I will do a lot of reviews and so on! :)

this is all for now! :)