Monthly Archives: February 2012

Review: The Sounding by Carrie Salo

This book was provided by the author’s publisher via my lady Blodeuedd’s excellent blog in return for an honest review. I haven’t been compensated for writing the said review in any way and the fact that the book came free of charge … Continue reading

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Review: Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

Target audience: adults Genre: crime mystery/detective story Pages: 496 Form: e-book, pdf file Synopsis: It is the third part of Jackson Brodie adventures – you can read this series out of order but, in my humble opinion, it helps if … Continue reading

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A monster of Glamis?

I found this short entry on one of my favourite blogs so far, “Tai-wiki-widbee” – I encourage you to visit it!   I couldn’t help being fascinated by this story and I  admit I shamelessly stole it to re-publish . Excerpts … Continue reading

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Review: Captives of the Night (Berkeley Sensation/ Scoundrels #2) by Loretta Chase

Genre: Historical Romance (1820s England), murder mystery Form: e-book, pdf format Target audience: adults Why I read this? Why I have to explain myself? Well, ok, I just feel like explaining… Every time I read a romance book I think … Continue reading

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Review: The Whipping Club by Deborah Henry

I got a digital copy of this book from NetGalley. I haven’t been compensated for writing my review in any way and the fact that the book came free of charge didn’t influence me either.    Book info: form: e-book, e-pub target … Continue reading

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Review: A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis by Irene Woodbury

This book was provided by the author’s publisher via my lady Blodeuedd’s excellent blog in return for an honest review. I haven’t been compensated for writing the said review in any way and the fact that the book came free of charge … Continue reading

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Review: Secrets of an Accidental Duchess by Jennifer Haymore

Today I have a perfect St Valentine’s Day treat for you all! Once again welcome Rameau  who kindly agreed to publish her another splendid review as a guest post on my blog – the rest of her work can be found … Continue reading

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Review: Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan, books 1-6 (or 1-3, Orbit edition)

The series has had two editions and, as it might be confusing, I am giving you the full list of the titles. The first edition, published as six books by AMI and Ridan Publishing (these books are now out of print) … Continue reading

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Review: The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley

Genre: non-fiction, historical Target audience: adults Book form: paperback, 291 pages  This book was provided by the author’s publisher via my lady Blodeuedd’s excellent blog in return for an honest review. I haven’t been compensated for writing the said review in any … Continue reading

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The masquerade – Venetian carnival and masks

Carnival is a festival traditionally held in Catholic and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Orthodox societies. The word carnival most likely comes from the Latin carnem levare or carnemlevarium which means to take away or remove meat. Other scholars argue … Continue reading

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