Review: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Facts
563 pages
Author: Stieg Larsson
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Series: Millennium Trilogy #3

Summary
This book follows The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (#1) and The Girl Who Played With Fire (#2) of the Millenium series.  It picks up where The Girl Who Played With Fire left off and Lisbeth Salander is in intensive care in the hospital with a bullet in her head following a confrontation with her father.  She faces trial for murder if she recovers and risks being sentenced to jail time or worse – a lifelong sentence to a psychiatric ward.  This book follows Salander as she fights for her life and innocence and as the people around her – Blomkvist, Armansky, and Holmgren – all team up to unravel the secrets surrounding the Zalachenko affair.  However, when they discover each new part of the mystery they put themselves and Lisbeth into more danger, as a secret group of government officials will do anything to keep their existence secret.

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Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire

Facts
630 pages
Author: Stieg Larsson
Genre: Mystery
Series: Millennium Trilogy #2

Summary
This story is the sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which I reviewed here.   In this book, Blomkvist decides to use his magazine, the Millenium, not only to expose corrupt financial leaders, but this time to expose an extensive web of officials involved in a sex trafficking scandal.  However, right before the magazine planned to publish this controversial exposé, the two journalists working with the Millenium on the issue are found dead in their apartment.  The police arrive at the scene and find the murder weapon — with Lisbeth Salander’s fingerprints on it.  The police are initially confident of her guilt and issue a nationwide search for Lisbeth, but she uses her cunning resources to disappear into hiding.  Blomkvist refuses to believe Lisbeth might be guilty and tries to defend her innocence by doing some detective work of his own and searching for the real killer.  The story gets more complex the deeper Blomkvist digs and the book leaves off with a shocking cliffhanger.

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Please Don’t Drool On The Books When You See This

Today while browsing the “books” tag of blogs, I came across a post on Two Muffins In An Oven about bookshelf porn.  I kid you not.

While there are no nudes or risque *ahem* activities, book lovers will definitely get a lot of pleasure from this website.

Bookshelf Porn is a collection of amazing photos of bookshelves, libraries, bookstores, and other bookshelf-related things from across the world.  It’s impossible to count how many pictures there are, but you can keep scrolling down the page for a while without running out of pictures or getting bored.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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What books did you ask Santa to bring?

My Christmas wishlist mostly consists of books this year.  There are far too many to list, but some titles include The Hunger Games trilogy, Everything Is Illuminated, Gone With The Wind, Middlesex, and Sarah’s Key, to name a few.  My mom was a bit overwhelmed when I emailed her the full list, so I’ll spare you the pain.  I want to hear what books are on your wishlist.  I’m going to play Santa’s helper for one lucky person and deliver a book via The Book Depository.

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