Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wishful Wednesday, 30 March

The meme is hosted by Brooke from Brooke Bluestocking Guide.  Welcome to Wishful Wednesday!  This week I wish for a historical novel: House of Dreams by Pauline Gedge Book info (from Amazon.com): House of Dreams is the story of an indomitable, ambitious young … Continue reading

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Review: Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Crown (February 15, 2011)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0307588653ISBN-13: 978-0307588654genre: historical fictiontarget group: adults Synopsis: The end of 18th century, France. Marie Grosholtz, a young woman of Swiss origin, lives with her mother, an uncle and three adult brothers … Continue reading

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50th review – The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next 01) by Jasper Fforde

I’ve never ever imagined I would be able to write 5, let alone 50 reviews, but here you go! Thank you, my dear visitors, followers and friends for every encouraging word ! The readers of this blog have chosen The … Continue reading

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Friday Flash Fiction

Amy C at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie atTink’s Place have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt will be posted and if you choose to participate – you post your story … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic – The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Paperback: 144 pagesPublisher: Penguin Classics; 11th edition (August 1, 1989)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 014044503XISBN-13: 978-0140445039genre: romance About the author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Along with Schiller he is … Continue reading

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Review: I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies 01) by Pittacus Lore

· Reading level: Young Adult ( Middle-grade)· Hardcover: 448 pages· Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)· Language: English· ISBN-10: 9780061969553· ISBN-13: 978-0061969553 I got this book in a digital form courtesy of my friend pchłaszachrajka – thanks a lot! … Continue reading

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Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

· Hardcover: 304 pages· Publisher: Knopf (April 5, 2005)· Language: English· ISBN-10: 1400043395· ISBN-13: 978-1400043392· Genre: sici-fi, dystopia· Target group: adult Synopsis (with some spoilers): Never Let Me Go is the third book of Kazuo Ishiguro dealing with sci-fi subjects. … Continue reading

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Concise history with fangs – part four ( and the last)

Glamour, entertainment and science From 19th century to this day In the third part of this essay I presented two historic figures who became unwillingly two template vampires. The fact that they were both aristocrats influenced the way vampires have … Continue reading

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Movie review: Gosford Park

Gosford Park  (2001) Directed by: Robert Altman Screenplay: Julian Fellowes, based on an idea by Altman, Bob Balaban. Cast: Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hellen Mirren, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance, Clive Owen, Tom Hollander Plot: Set in the … Continue reading

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Concise history with fangs – part three

I didn’t manage to fit two interesting bios into the second part of my fanged history, although chronologically they belonged there. Their stories are too important to be simply skimmed and be done with, especially if you want to understand … Continue reading

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