Monthly Archives: August 2012

Review: The Fire by Katherine Neville

Cover of The Fire: A Novel Book info:Form: pdf, e-bookGenre: alchemy and chess-related thrillerTarget audience: pretty much everyone interested in the topic Synopsis: The Fire is actually a sequel to Katherine Neville’s The Eight published some twenty years ago and … Continue reading

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Movie review: My Week With Marilyn by Simon Curtis

Director: Simon Curtis Cast: Michelle Williams – Marilyn Monroe Colin Clark – Eddie Redmayne Sir Laurence Olivier: Kenneth Brannagh Vivien Leigh- Julia Ormond Synopsis: It is a movie based on facts. In 1956 Marilyn Monroe went on her first trip … Continue reading

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Review: Higher Magic by Kira Izmailova

Form: paperback Genre: Urban fantasy, romance, crime story Target audience: adults and young adults (but closer to 18) Pages: 416     Synopsis:   When Naina Chernova signed up for the State’s Magic University in Moskow she thought it was … Continue reading

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Review: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Book info: Format: pdf, e-book Genre: fantasy Target audience: adults Synopsis or something like that: It is he fifth volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the fantasy epic series which has been made very popular nowadays. If you … Continue reading

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Movie review: Brave

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Story: Brenda Chapman Cast (voices): Queen Elinor – Emma Thomson Merida: Kelly Macdonald King Fergus: Billy Conolly The Witch: Julie Walters Synopsis: Brave (2012 film) Once upon a time in medieval Scotland lived an … Continue reading

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Review: On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Book info: format: mobi Genre: adventure, romance Target audience: adults Synopsis (from Goodreads): When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working … Continue reading

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Austrian Alps and Tirol – my holiday report

The German name for Austria, Österreich, means “Eastern realm”, it derives from the word Ostarrîchi, which first appears in the “Ostarrîchi document” of 996 but I  don’t mean to bore you with historical details. It will be just about my personal experience. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Dictator

Directed by Larry Charles Screenplay: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer Cast: General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen/Efawadh: Sacha Baron Cohen Zoey: Anna Faris Tamir: Ben Kingsley Synopsis:  A little African country of Wadiya is a dictatorship ruled … Continue reading

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