Monthly Archives: December 2010

Review: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Hardcover: 528 pages Publisher: Doubleday Books; First Edition edition (September 15, 2009) Language: English Cover of The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, No. 3) ISBN-10: 0385504225 ISBN-13: 978-0385504225 Genre: Dan Brown, everything else would be an undeserved compliment. Synopsis: Robert Langdon … Continue reading

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Review: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Reading level: Young AdultHardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Simon Pulse; First Edition edition (October 6, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1416971734 Cover of Leviathan ISBN-13: 978-1416971733Genre: steampunk, adventure I got a copy of this book courtesy of one of my friends (thanks … Continue reading

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Riders on the Storm

Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Into this house we’re born Into this world we’re thrown Like a dog without a bone An actor out alone Riders on the storm There’s a killer on the road His brain … Continue reading

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Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Cover of A Short History of Nearly Everything Hardcover: 560 pages Publisher: Broadway; 1 edition (May 6, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0767908171 genre: non-fiction, popular science  Synopsis: A Short History of Nearly Everything tries to present the history of our … Continue reading

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Wishful Wednesday, 22 December

The meme is hosted by Brooke Bluestocking Guide.  Welcome to Wishful Wednesday!   I love steampunk. Having said so, this week I wish I could grab the Leviathan series of Scott Westerfield. Not so long ago Brooke Bluestocking reviewed the second … Continue reading

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Requiem for an Empress and her son, the Crown Prince

Some time ago I wrote an essay about the last independent king of Bavaria, Ludwig II von Wittelsbach, a rather hapless guy. Checking information about his background I found out that his so-called suicide was not the only suspicious and … Continue reading

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Review: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Paperback: 536 pages Publisher: Harvest Books; 1 Harvest Ed edition (September 28, 1994) Cover of The Name of the Rose Language: English ISBN-10: 0156001314genre: historical murder mystery ”I was not surprised that the mystery of the crimes should involve the … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for…especially if you wish you were a king.

Another bad day at work or at school, not exactly nice news concerning your bank statement or pocket money, another bill to pay, another gray, sad day to face without anything exciting to look forward to…Have you ever wanted to … Continue reading

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Review: Vampire Empire Book 1: The Greyfriar by Clay & Susan Griffith

Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Pyr (November 18, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616142472 Genre: steampunk, fantasy Synopsis: 1870 seemed to be the beginning of the end of the human race – vampires, half mythical creatures lurking in the shadows since time … Continue reading

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40 Famous Females and Their All-Time Favorite Reads

It seems that behind every famous woman there is at least one famous book which has helped her making an outstanding career. Preity Smith contacted me sending the link to one awesome article that shows clearly how true that statement … Continue reading

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