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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Heres to hoping that you won’t disappear 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Well, only from the blog, anyway. If I dare, I’ll try tomorrow. I was reading about it yesterday… I have a post prepared for Christmas day, but we shall see…:)

  2. Juana says:

    Buena suerte with the move! Hope it all goes smoothly.

    Really enjoyed the book reviews, and am interested to check out the books when I can. Thanks for that.

    Happy holidays!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Juana. They are both well worth a read.
      Only moving websites and blogs, not me personally, but I’ve been thinking about it for a while. I might leave the website where it is (it’s done and paid up until next summer) although not doing much to it, and just create something new slowly in a new site, blog included. We shall see…;)

      1. Juana says:

        You’re welcome.

        Yes, I mean, good luck not losing your site in the process…:-)

        1. olganm says:

          TY! One wonders, though. I read a book about virtual reality where a real person got trapped there… Perhaps I’ll end up lost in the world of blogs. Although there are much worse places. ♥

          1. Juana says:

            lol! 🙂

          2. olganm says:


  3. Blogs, technical issues, and moves — the stuff of nightmares! Good luck Olga. Thank you for all the wonderful reviews throughout this year. Happy holiday hugs!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks, Teagan. Only moving website and blog (or perhaps leaving website where it is and then killing it off in the summer by the time the new blog/website is hopefully up and running).
      Thanks for your wonderful stories and hope to read many more next year. 🙂

  4. Great reviews. I loved “Unexpected Gifts”. Kudos and best of luck with the re-shuffling. <3

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks, Christoph. Yes, I love S.R. Mallery’s books. I have ‘The Dolan Girls’ although I won’t get to it until next year.
      Perhaps it will all go smoothly but I’d rather not have too many expectations… at least I won’t get so disappointed (and might even be surprised).
      Be well and enjoy Christmas.

  5. Once again thank you so much for these excellent reviews….I will definitely be getting ‘Unexpected Gifts’ by SR Mallory – Having lived and worked in the States for 28 years and brought up children there, this is one I want to read. I hope that you don’t have too many technical glitches with your blog….and so I wish you great luck and will send a couple of hummingbirds to help with the process. Janet.:)x

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Janet. I’m sure you’ll love it. I have another book by SR Mallery lined up to read (The Dolan Girls) and so far have loved all of her books. She has a way with stories and brings history into them like the patterns in one of her quilts (she’s a master quilter).
      The hummingbirds are more than welcome. I’ll take any help I can.
      Have a lovely Christmas!

      1. The book is on its way:)

        1. olganm says:

          Keep me posted, Janet!

    2. Thank you, Janet! I hope you enjoy. Get ready for a LOT of U.S. 20th century history…:)

        1. olganm says:


  6. See you on the other side of your ‘move’, Olga. Have a good Christmas, and thanks for all your book recommendations (and support of my blog) throughout the past year.
    Best wishes as always, Pete, x

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Pete. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. Thanks for visiting, commenting and for keeping me up to date with your news. If what I’ve read is correct and it works out all right (fingers crossed) this blog should stay here anyway…

  7. Olga, thank you so, so much! You are such a dear to read, write such a lovely review, and feature me as well as so many others! xoSarah

    1. olganm says:

      It’s a fabulous book. Happy holidays and I’m looking forward to the Dolan Girls. I hope to do some reading over the holidays.

  8. macjam47 says:

    Great sounding books, Olga. More for the tumbling, nearly toppling TBR.

    1. olganm says:

      Thankfully I read mostly in my e-reader, Michelle, otherwise I don’t think I’d be able to come into the house for books!

  9. Your usual in depth and thoughtful reviews, Olga. Wish I could add them to my TBR list, but I still have books gifted to me last Christmas in the pile by my bed! They do sound great, and I have a friend to whom I am forwarding your reviews, because they are right up her alley.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks, Noelle, and thanks for passing the reviews on. I know what you mean. I’ve been trying to get to some books for months (or longer). I hope to dedicate a bit more time over the holidays to reading and writing, but I have a few things to finish off and not sure I’ll fit everything in. Have a lovely holiday season!

  10. Interesting books and I like the lighter face of the new website. Happy Christmas!

    1. Thanks so much, Hilary. Merry Christmas. The books are fabulous and very different, although with women protagonists in common. I have bought some new themes for the blog that I have to explore yet, but I’m also doing a branding course, so I hope everything might come together at some point… Experimenting at the moment.

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