Monthly Archives: March 2014

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Synopsis: Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that … Continue reading

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Review: A Vision of Light (Margaret of Ashbury 01) by Judith Merkle Riley

Synopsis: In the year 1355, Mistress Margaret Kendall, wife to a merchant of the City of London, hears a Voice directing her to write a book. It is not the first instance she’s heard that Voice – it’s always brought … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell

Synopsis: Lucy Kendall always assumed she’d help her father in his candy-making business, creating recipes and aiding him in their shared passion. But after a year traveling in Europe, Lucy returns to 1910 St. Louis to find her father unwell … Continue reading

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Movie review: Frozen directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

Official, spoiler-free synopsis:  If you wondered where the Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen came from here is the answer of Disney. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named … Continue reading

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Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris 01) by Jim C. Hines

Synopsis: Isaac Vainio has spent the past two years working at the Copper River Library in northern Michigan, secretly cataloguing books for their magical potential, but forbidden from using that magic himself . . . except for emergencies. Emergencies like … Continue reading

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Review: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Synopsis: I would like to start with a quote – one of many great quotes from this novel. “A man wants his virility regarded, a woman wants her femininity appreciated, however indirect and subtle the indications of regard and appreciation. … Continue reading

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Movie review: Philomena directed by Stephen Frears

Synopsis: Ireland in the 1950s. Philomena Lee is a pregnant, unmarried teenage girl – it doesn’t bode well in a virulently Catholic country. Her family will most likely disown her, she won’t find a job and she’ll have to raise … Continue reading

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Review: Police (Harry Hole 10) by Jo Nesbø

Synopsis: Police is picking up right after the dramatic shooting at the end of 2012’s Phantom so if you haven’t read that one or if you read it long time ago do jog your memory or you’ll be at a … Continue reading

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