Sunday, September 16, 2018

Half a King (Shattered Sea, Book 1) by Joe Abercrombie

Betrayed by his family and left for dead, prince Yarvi, reluctant heir to a divided kingdom, has vowed to reclaim a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the shattered sea itself - all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of a hard, cold world, he cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so has sharpened his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast, he finds they can help him more than any noble could. Even so, Yarvi's path may end as it began - in twists, traps and tragedy.

Product details
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager; 1st edition (3 July 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0007550200
ISBN-13: 978-0007550203
Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.5 x 23 cm

As you probably know, I like fantasy fiction a lot. I suppose this book one of my favourite. While reading the book, I thought that Yarvi is been away for years, but at the end of the book it was clearly said that he have been gone only for months not years. To avoid spoilers, I will say that I never expected ending to be like this. But isn't Yarvi's dream come true?
He did become the person he dreamed about, before his father and brother was killed.
Ironically, I have similar case in my family, when siblings are ready to stab your back to get what they want. Luckily, in my family nobody got killed.
Definitely, I would recommend this book for other readers. I am reading other genres too and that's way I found out which genre I like most. If we are talking about authors, then my favourite author is Lisa Scottoline since I read her Everywhere That Mary Went six years ago.



I am considering in buying Half the World and Half a War too.

Bibliography

The First Law trilogy:

  1. The Blade Itself (May 2006)
  2. Before They Are Hanged (March 2007)
  3. Last Argument of Kings (March 2008)


Standalone novels




Short stories (published prior to the Sharp Ends anthology)


  • "The Fool Jobs" – appeared in the Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery anthology (June 2010) and features Curnden Craw and his dozen in events prior to The Heroes.
  • "Yesterday, Near A Village Called Barden" – appeared as an extra in the Waterstones hardcover version of The Heroes and focuses on Bremer dan Gorst on campaign prior to The Heroes.
  • "Freedom!" – appeared as an extra in the Waterstones hardcover version of Red Country and focuses on the liberation of the town of Averstock by the Company of the Gracious Hand.
  • "Skipping Town" – appeared in the Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell anthology (November 2013) and features the couple pairing of Shevedieh (Shev) and Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.
  • "Some Desperado" – appeared in the Dangerous Women anthology (December 2013) and features Shy South on the run during her outlaw days before Red Country. Nominated for a 2014 Locus Award.
  • "Tough Times All Over" – appeared in the Rogues anthology (June 2014) and follows courier Carcolf and the circuitous route one of her packages takes through the city of Sipani. It also features Shev and Javre.
  • "Small Kindnesses" - appeared in the Unbound: Tales by Masters of Fantasy anthology (December 2015) and features Shev.
  • "Two's Company" - first appeared online on tor.com (January 2016),[11] featuring Shev and Javre, a "female Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser style thief and warrior odd couple."


Short story anthology

Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law (April 2016), collection of all short stories from the First Law continuity (8 previously published, 5 original to the collection):


  • A Beautiful Bastard†
  • Small Kindnesses
  • The Fool Jobs
  • Skipping Town
  • Hell†
  • Two's Company
  • Wrong Place, Wrong Time†
  • Some Desperado
  • Yesterday, Near a Village Called Barden...
  • Three's a Crowd†
  • Freedom!
  • Tough Times All Over
  • Made a Monster†


† story first published in Sharp Ends

Upcoming First Law Trilogy
Set 15 years after the events of Red Country.


  • A Little Hatred (September 2019)
  • The Trouble With Peace (2020)
  • The Beautiful Machine (2021)


Shattered Sea trilogy


It is time now for Divergent by Veronica Roth!

Have a nice day and keep on reading!


Friday, September 7, 2018

Beauty Formulas Mouthrinse Soft Mint - 750

Extra Value Mouthrinse designed to help freshen breath. Especially formulated with flouride to help protect your teeth. Available in Alcohol Free Green Mint and Soft Mint.

This mouthrinse is in 750ml bottle. We are running out of this kind of stuff really fast, because it is used at least two times a day.
It is quite cheap and I bought it even cheaper, than you can buy it now on discount. It is available for 2.99 Euros.

I asked by kid if this product was good, and he said: "Can the mouthrinse be bad? I don't think so. I use what you buy".


This time I bought Dentica - Liquid oral hygiene FRESH MINT 500ml , it costs 2.41 Euros at my shop.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

SANO MEDIC HAND CLEANING GEL WITH ALOE 100ML

We are using this product at work to disinfect our hands when needed if the ALCOHOL GEL – MOISTURIZING HAND CARE GEL is not available.
this product is ideal for your little bag. the thing I do not like about this product is, if you hold it upright, you have to wait until it flows to get it out. We store ut bottoms up, but the cap is a little rounded, so we store it in plastic cup.

DAGNE LIQUID SOAP WITH OAT EXTRACT

I am buying these soap frequently, mostly I am using this in the bathroom basin mostly. These soap leaves your skin so soft as a baby skin. these are not expensive. They cost 2.03 Euros at my shop.

DAGNE liquid soap with oat extract. Feel the relaxing touch of Latvian nature. Skin caring liquid soap for hands and body. Soap gently cleans and maintains the natural balance of the skin. Oat extract has moisturizing and calming properties.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Cocamide MEA, Laureth -10, Avena Sativa kernel extract, Propylene Glycol, Citric acid, Parfum, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Alcohol , C.I. 47005


As I didn't have a new soap to replace the empty one, I used Elle Macpherson Nourishing Hand Scrub instead.
Today I bought the same Dagne Liquid Soap With Oat Extract.

A variety of Seal products you can find here.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I started to read his book in April. As I didn't have enough free time, only 245 paginals were read till yesterday. I started reading yesterday again, and now I am finished the book. This was one of those books you can't put down. I was reading in late night and continued all day today. I was addicting.
As I like variety of genres, i read a lot of different books. Detectives, Mystery, Sci-Fi is my favorite. I also like Biographies and historical fiction.
There was some parts in book so good written, that I could place myself in the epicentre of the events (I couldn't recall the proper name in my brain).
I could just see in my imagination how looked Crowley's Bentley, when the retro car was in flames (the movie is being filmed, and I hope they will not destroy a retro Bentley). Fast driving (flying) car in flames, and a flying scooter, surrounded by blue circle.
I am excited to start a new book. It is Half a King (Shattered Sea, Book 1) by Joe Abercrombie
You can buy Good Omens by clicking the pictures below. One is in english and one is in Latvian.



bibliography of Neil Gaiman
Bibliography of Terry Pratchett



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Himalaya Herbals Active White Fresh Gel Toothpaste



Active white Fresh Gel, a breakthrough herbal formulation based on Plant Enzyme Technology from Papaya and Pineapple, gently removes surfaces stains on teeth in 2 weeks, leaving your teeth whiter and sparkling

Key herbs:

Miswak
Papain and Bromelain
Whitening Crystal
Directions for use:
Brush thoroughly, at least twice a day or as directed by a dentist or physician.
Children 6 years or below should have adult supervision and use only a pea-sized amount. Do not swallow. Spit and rinse thoroughly after brushing.

I bought Two-pack for price of one.
Himalaya Herbals have huge variety of beauty and health products.



This morning I placed a new one in bathroom. It is R.O.C.S. Uno Calcium.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Obsessed With Sci-Fi, Detectives And More

So, I made a conclusion, that I have been obsessed with Sci-Fi, Detectives and things like that (books, movies, etc).
The first time I become obsessed with Detectives was when I read the Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline. It was first book from Lisa Scottoline I read.
Today I got pamflet (I didn't know that word, my son told that to me) for Lisa Scottoline new book Feared

So, I bought Feared and Legal Tender on amazon. I should have paid 34.11 Euros, but I got them for free, because I have had an electronic gift card.
What made me obsessed wit Sci-Fi? These were books from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and a movie Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets.

I will add a bibliography of Lisa Scottoline. Eventually I will update it with books I have read trom author. I am 100% sure that I had an bibliography in my old blog which I sold to an college student for his report/lecture.

Bibliography
Note: the year in brackets are the book has written or the year the book was first published.

Rosato & Associates

Everywhere That Mary Went (1993)

Legal Tender (1996)
Rough Justice (1997)
Mistaken Identity (1998)
Moment of Truth (2000)
The Vendetta Defense (2001)
Courting Trouble (2003)
Dead Ringer (2003)
Killer Smile (2004)
Lady Killer (2008)
Think Twice (2010)

Rosato & DiNunzio Novels

Accused. St. Martin's Press. 29 October 2013
Betrayed. St. Martin's Press. 25 November 2014
Corrupted. St. Martin's Press. 10 October 2015
Damaged. St. Martin's Press. 16 August 2016
Exposed. St. Martin's Press. 15 August 2017
Feared. St. Martin's Press. 14 August 2018

Standalone fiction

Final Appeal (1994)
Running From the Law (1996)
Devil's Corner (2005)
Dirty Blonde (2006)
Daddy's Girl (2007)
Look Again. St. Martin's Press. 1 April 2010
Save Me: A Novel. St. Martin's Press. 12 April 2011
Come Home (2012, St. Martin's Press)
Don't Go. St. Martin's Press. 9 April 2013
Keep Quiet (2014, St. Martin's Press)
Every Fifteen Minutes (2015, St. Martin's Press)
Most Wanted (2016, St. Martin's Press)
One Perfect Lie (2017, St. Martin's Press)
After Anna (April 10, 2018, St. Martin's Press)

Serial novels contributed to

Naked Came the Phoenix (2001)
Natural Suspect (2001)
The Chopin Manuscript (2008)
The Copper Bracelet (2010)
Watchlist (2010)
No Rest for the Dead (2011)

Nonfiction

Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (2009)
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space (2010)
Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter (2011)
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim (2012, St. Martin's Press)
Have a Nice Guilt Trip (2014, St. Martin's Press)
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions, with Francesca Serritella (2015, St. Martin's Press)
I've Got Sand In All the Wrong Places, with Francesca Serritella (2016, St. Martin's Press)
I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool, with Francesca Serritella (2017, St. Martin's Press)
I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses, with Francesca Serritella (July 10, 2018, St. Martin's Press)

These lists may change in the future, as new books may be published.

P.S. Reading may cause addiction!