Monthly Archives: January 2011

A kind of addition to my rating system

As you perhaps know only too well I do not have a proper rating system here- no points, no stars, flowers, hearts, cups or whatever. It is deliberate. I’ve always been of the opinion that the descriptive assessment is the … Continue reading

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Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Reading level: Young AdultHardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition/First Printing edition (December 8, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0385738935 ISBN-13: 978-0385738934Genre: paranormal romance The digital version of this book was sent to me by my friend … Continue reading

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Review: Extras (04 The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld

Reading level: Young AdultHardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 2, 2007) Language: English Cover of Extras (The Uglies) ISBN-10: 1416951172 ISBN-13: 978-1416951179Genre: dystopia, adventure, sci-fi Question: How many parts are there in a trilogy? Answer: Three, unless it is … Continue reading

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Review: Pretties (02) and Specials (03) by Scott Westerfeld

Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 384 pages, 400 pages Cover of Pretties (Uglies Trilogy, Book 2) Publisher: Simon Pulse; Original edition (November 1, 2005 Language: English genre: dystopia, sci-fi, adventure Synopsis:  The first part of this series, Uglies, I reviewed … Continue reading

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Roxolana or Turkish Delight

Image via Wikipedia Have you ever visited Turkey, a very popular holiday destination? It is the only European country with a predominantly Muslim culture and it used to play an important role in the European history. Can a woman in … Continue reading

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Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Cover of Uglies (Uglies Trilogy, Book 1) Reading level: Young AdultPublisher: Simon Pulse (February 8, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0689865384 ISBN-13: 978-0689865381genre: dystopia, sci-fi, adventure Synopsis: Welcome to a dystopic vision of the future, a world where everyone gets a … Continue reading

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Wishful Wednesday 12 January

The meme is hosted by Brooke Bluestocking Guide.  Welcome to Wishful Wednesday! This week my wish is connected with the fact that I might want to buy a cat soon. I am still in two minds about it so I … Continue reading

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A portrait of a lady with a gold fish

Imagine you are a person who by a stroke of exceedingly good luck had caught a magical gold fish and then magnanimously released it. Now that mythical creature owns you a favour – three of your wishes will come true. … Continue reading

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Review: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Cover via Amazon ·  Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages ·  Publisher: Ace (May 1, 1996) ·  Language: English ·  ISBN-10: 0441003257 ·  ISBN-13: 978-0441003259  genre: humorous fantasy, Synopsis: The end of the world a.k.a Armageddon is finally scheduled. The evil … Continue reading

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