Monthly Archives: October 2012

Review: Enshadowed (Nevermore 02) by Kelly Creagh

Book info: Form: pdf file Genre Poe-related fantasy romance Target audience: YA Synopsis: It is the sequel of Nevermore, reviewed by me not so long ago. If you haven’t read the first part and you are spoiler-sensitive, please omit this … Continue reading

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Review: Lord of Scoundrels (Scroundels 03) by Loretta Chase

Form: pdf file, e-book Genre: regency historical romance Target audience: adult women Synopsis: He is an inveterate rake with a lot of money, an ugly, dark beast with a big nose and big…everything else. Intimidating, admired and feared whenever he … Continue reading

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Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Book info: Form: pdf file, e-book Genre: Poe-inspired fantasy/romance Target audience: YA Synopsis:  What can a blonde cheerleader extraordinaire and a Goth oddball wearing eyeliner have in common? They attend the same school and they’ve just paired for an English … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (Steampunk Chronicles #01)

Book info: Form: pdf file Genre: steampunk-flavoured romance/adventure Target audience: YA Synopsis: 1897, Victorian England.16-year-old Finley Jayne is convinced she’s a freak. No normal girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man or … Continue reading

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Mini Review: Enchantment by Thaisa Frank

This book was sent to me by Heidenkind/Tasha from Truth Beauty Freedom and Books blog – thank you very much! My impressions It is a collection of short stories. Their common themes seem to oscillate around alternate reality, magic, death, … Continue reading

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The Most Fascinating Libraries of the World 07 – Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

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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Movie review: Dorian Gray directed by Oliver Parker

Release year: 2009 Script Toby Finlay based on the novel of Oscar Wilde Cast: Dorian Gray: Ben Barnes Basil Hallward: Ben Chaplin Lord Henry Wooton: Colin Firth Sybil Vane: Rachel Hurd-Wood Emily Wooton: Rebecca Hall . Synopsis (for those who … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray(1891) is a classic instance of the aestheticism of the late 19th century’s English literature. The maxim of aestheticism “art for art’s sake” is reflected in the opening of the novel, which … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Duchess directed by Saul Dibb

Cover of The Duchess I dedicate this review to my friend, The Red Witch, who not only had her birthday this month but also was kind enough to make me write an essay about Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire some time … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Angel directed by François Ozon

    Directed by François Ozon   Cast: Angel Deverell – Romola Garai Esme Howe- Nevinson – Michael Fassbender Theo Gilbright (Angel’s publisher) Sam Neil Nora Howe-Nevinson (sister of Esme) – Lucy Russell Synopsis: Once upon a time there was … Continue reading

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