Monthly Archives: March 2013

Review: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles 02) by Marissa Meyer

Book form: pdf Genre: YA sci-fi/fantasy Target audience: fans of modern fairy tale retellings The first part of the series, Cinder was reviewed by me some time ago; my review can be found here. If you haven’t read that one you … Continue reading

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Movie review: Stranger Than Fiction by Marc Forster

Directed by: Marc ForsterWritten by: Zach HelmGenre: literary drama, romantic comedyRelease date: 2006Cast: Harold Crick: Will FerrellAna Pascal: Maggie GyllenhaalProfessor Jules Hilbert: Dustin Hoffman Kay Eiffel: Emma Thompson Synopsis Harold Crick leads a completely predictable, boring, lonely life. He works as … Continue reading

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Review: Dirty Blood (Dirty Blood 01) by Heather Hildenbrandt

Book info: Form: pdf Genre: YA Urban Fantasy with Werewolves Target audience: Twilight YA fans EN GARDE! Synopsis (from Goodreads): I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I … Continue reading

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Review: Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy

Book info: Form: pdf ebook Genre: sci-fi, space opera Target audience: adults Synopsis Edie,  a young but very gifted cypherteck, is kidnapped by a group of rovers- pirates from the space. As she can plug in and manipulate the biological tools … Continue reading

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Movie review: Searching for Sugar Man directed by Malik Bendjelloul

Release date: 2012 Directed by : Malik Bendjelloul Genre: documentary Synopsis: What do you need to become a world-wide famous musician? A good voice? A talent? A great personality? Agents who believe in you ? A guitar?  Sixto Rodriguez had … Continue reading

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Review: The Third Section (The Danilov Quintet 03) by Jasper Kent

Book info: Form: pdf Genre: historical fantasy Target audience: adults Synopsis (from Goodreads): Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. … Continue reading

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Blue Moon…Is It Real?

What is a Blue Moon? I am pretty sure you’ve heard the phrase, “until a blue moon” or “once a blue moon”. It  developed in the 19th century, meaning ‘never’, or at least ‘extremely unlikely’. It’s been now and then … Continue reading

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Rivers of London/ Midnight Riot (Peter Grant #1) by Ben Aaronovitch

Form: e-book, mobi formatGenre: Urban fantasy, crime mysteryTarget audience: older YA and adultsSynopsis: Peter Grant wants to become a real police officer but his plans seem to be thwarted even before his career starts for good. His superior, not impressed … Continue reading

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Two Movies Duel Review: Catch Me If You Can vs. The Talented Mr. Ripley

Two Movies Duel Review Catch Me If You Can vs. The Talented Mr. Ripley 1. Presentation of the opponents (a.k.a synopsis) The Talented Mr. Ripley: Tom Ripley is a handsome young underachiever without any formal education, living in a basement and … Continue reading

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Review: Haunt Me Still (Kate Stanley #2) by Jennifer Lee Carrell

Book info: Form: pdf e-book Genre: historical mystery/thriller Target audience: fans of the genre, no matter the age Synopsis Kate Stanley, Jennifer Lee Carrell’s dauntless Shakespearean scholar-turned- director, is catapulted into a new production of Macbeth, showcasing a fabled collection … Continue reading

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