Monthly Archives: September 2012

Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Book info: Kindle format Genre: Contemporary fiction Target audience: adults only  Synopsis: When Barry Fairbrother dies suddenly of aneurism in his early forties, leaving his family and a lot of unfinished issues behind, the town of Pagford is  in shock. … Continue reading

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Mini Review: Mean by Renata F. Barcelos

Book info: Form: pdf  Length: 60 pages Genre: psychological thriller Target audience: adult A copy of this novelette for reviewing purposes was sent to me free of charge by the author – thank you very much Renata!  That fact, of … Continue reading

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The Most Fascinating Libraries in the World 06 – The New Library of Alexandria

I visited a friend’s blog one day and I was literary blown over by a picture of one of the most fascinating libraries around – Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland. It also gave me an idea of a series … Continue reading

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A More Diverse Universe review – Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

I’m participating in an event called A More Diverse Universe, hosted by Aarti at BookLust. I found out about it because of Heidenkind and her excellent blog called Truth Beauty Freedom and Books The event is meant to help promote people … Continue reading

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Movie review: Bel Ami by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod

Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod; written by Rachel Bennette, based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant under the same title  Cast: Robert Pattinson (Georges Duroy), Uma Thurman (Madeleine Forestier), Kristin Scott Thomas (Virginie Rousset), Christina Ricci (Clotilde … Continue reading

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Review: Come The Night (Vampire/Werewolf Trilogy #3) by Susan Krinard

Book info: Form: paperback from my local library Genre: paranormal romance, werewolves Target audience: adults Synopsis:   Gillian Delvaux, nee Maitland, a young widow with a 12-year-old son, belongs to a very exclusive pure blood British werewolf family. Noblesse oblige … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Book info:Form: paperbackGenre: Jane Austen novel ;pTarget audience: anybody Synopsis: Brace yourself, it will be a long, detailed synopsis with spoilers but hey, the book is a classic, right? Let me indulge myself a bit 😉 Once upon a time … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Ides of March directed by George Clooney

Written By: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon Cast: Governor Mike Morris: George Clooney Stephen Meyers: Ryan Gosling Ida Horowich: Marisa Tomei Molly Stearn: Evan Rachel Wood Paul Zara : Philip Seymour Hoffman Synopsis: A Democratic Party primary campaign is … Continue reading

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Review: King of Thorns (The Broken Empire #02) by Mark Lawrence

Book info:Form: e-book, Kindle formatGenre: very dark fantasyTarget audience: adults Synopsis: Honorous Jorg Ancrath has never exactly wanted to be a mere king but, as a mountainous strip of land falls into his hands he takes the crown and never … Continue reading

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The Most Fascinating Libraries of the World 05 – the Austrian National Library in Vienna

Austrian National Library pano :  Wikipedia) Kaiserlichen Court Library (Hofbibliothek) in Vienna (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I visited a friend’s blog one day and I was literary blown over by a picture of one of the most fascinating libraries around – … Continue reading

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