Monthly Archives: April 2013

Romance Novel Plot 101

The beautiful month of May will be the romance month on this blog. We decided to introduce you into the topic in the gentlest way possible.   Have you ever wondered how these romantic books are written? Here you have … Continue reading

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Review: A Short History of Nuclear Folly by Rudolph Herzog

Synopsis: In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe. Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed author of Dead Funny, presents … Continue reading

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How to pass the Bechdel test and why it is IMPORTANT at all

The Bechdel test or Bechdel/Wallace test was developed by Liz Wallace and became widely known after Alison Bechdel featured it in her comic Dykes to Watch Out For. The Bechdel test is a test of female characterisation in movies. Passing … Continue reading

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Review: Rome 03: The Eagle of the Twelfth by M.C. Scott

Book info: Form: hardback Genre: historical fiction (ancient Roman Empire) Target audience: adults Synopsis: Demalion of Macedon accompanies Sebastos Panthera, a Roman spy, to Parthia but their mission is soon concluded. Then he is made to join the Twelfth Legion, notorious … Continue reading

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Rameau’s Review Archive: Unclaimed (Turner #2) Courtney Milan

Rameau’s ramblings: This will be listed under second opinions, but technically this is the first opinion and the review that got Anachronist reading historical romance. Go me! Originally posted on Goodreads September 20th 2011. Synopsis:  Her only hope for survival… … Continue reading

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Review: Sins and Needles (The Artists Trilogy 01) by Karina Halle

Synopsis Some children get Lego blocks and Barbie dolls to play with, some get locks and skeleton keys. And scars. Ellie Watt has never known another life – just that of con scams and stealing. Her parents, a set of … Continue reading

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Rameau’s Review Archive: The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates

Rameau’s ramblings: This was the first Joyce Carol Oates novel I ever read. First posted on Goodreads November 6th 2011. Synopsis: Marissa is a beautiful, sweet, but slow 11-year-old. Judah, an older girl from the same school, has led Marissa … Continue reading

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Review: Children of Scarabaeus (Scarabeus #2) by Sara Creasy

Synopsis:The crib is everywhere . . .Edie Sha’nim believes she and her bodyguard lover, Finn, could find refuge from the tyranny of the Crib empire by fleeing to the Fringe worlds. But Edie’s extraordinary cypherteck ability to manipulate the ecology … Continue reading

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Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

I got the ARC of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley free of charge – thank you very much! Of course that fact didn’t influence my review in any way.   Synopsis: Beth Risk is…a risky girl. Small wonder … Continue reading

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Review: Nothing Lasts Forever (Die Hard #1) by Roderick Throp

Synopsis:This bestseller was the basis for the blockbuster film “Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis. High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international … Continue reading

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