Monthly Archives: October 2010

Review: Ilona Andrews: Magic Burns (book 2)

Ilona Andrews: Magic Burns (book 2) Mass Market Paperback: 272 pagesPublisher: Ace; First Printing edition (April 1, 2008)ISBN-10: 0441015832 Synopsis Cover of Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, Book 2) The second book reads like a separate episode – while it does … Continue reading

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A truly scary story – one case of witch hunt

One case of witch hunt If somebody mentions Sweden, a beautiful Nordic country, what images appear in your mind? I instantly think: high standards of living, a bit cold climate, lovely landscapes, Vikings, ABBA, Ikea. These associations, even if correct … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic – Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Reviewing a classic – Bleak House by Charles Dickens Image via Wikipedia Introduction Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in twenty installments. Small wonder – it is really a monster of a book. It is also … Continue reading

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Wishful Wednesday, 20 October

Wishful Wednesday, 20 October The meme is hosted by Brooke Bluestocking Guide.  Welcome to Wishful Wednesday! Today I wish I could grab a quite unusual book – “Hope in Patience” written by Beth Fehlbaum. The book is unusual because of  … Continue reading

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Review: Christine : SOE Agent & Churchill’s Favourite Spy by Madeleine Masson

Synopsis Sometimes watching a thriller or a James Bond movie you might start to wonder whether supermen and/or superwomen exist in real life. With the greatest pleasure I can say that yes, sometimes they do but still their existence is … Continue reading

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Review: The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger (Souless, Changeless, Blameless)

Review: The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger (Souless, Changeless, Blameless) Content note: This review includes some mild spoilers for all of books of The Parasol Protectorate series, published so far (Souless, Changeless, Blameless), more or less along the lines … Continue reading

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From my brain to this blog part 3

The post is the final part of the creative exercise, started and hosted by Brooke Bluestocking Guide. The first part you can find clicking here and the second – here. Feel free to comment and have fun!That’s what happens when … Continue reading

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