Monthly Archives: July 2015

Review: The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike 02) by Robert Galbraith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants … Continue reading

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Review: Jackdaw by K.J.Charles

Synopsis (from Goodreads): If you stop running, you fall. Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief…and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser’s life. Until his betrayal left Ben jailed, … Continue reading

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Review: Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin 04) by Jordan L. Hawk

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has spent the last few months watching his lover, Griffin Flaherty, come to terms with the rejection of his adoptive family. So when an urgent telegram from Christine summons them to Egypt, … Continue reading

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Review: Wednesday by Dennis Sharpe

I got a complimentary copy of this one in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence me in any way. Synopsis (from Goodreads): When everything in life has been against you, who can … Continue reading

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Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Once again I owe Tasha/heidenkind from Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books who tweeted me about this one – thank you! Synopsis: Professor of genetics, Don Tillman, is perhaps one of the most organized people around. He has mild Asperger’s  but … Continue reading

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Review: Inceptio (Roma Nova 01) by Alison Morton

I found out this series while visiting Carole Rae’s blog – thank you my dear for an excellent tip! Synopsis (from Goodreads): New York, present day, alternate reality. Karen Brown, angry and frightened after being made unemployed and a kidnap attempt, … Continue reading

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Review: The Chocolate Touch (Amour et Chocolat 04) by Laura Florand

I read this one because of Tasha/heidenkind. Go, blame her. ;p Synopsis (from Goodreads): La Vie en Chocolat: oui, c’est possible. Dominique Richard’s reputation says it all—wild past, wilder flavors, black leather and smoldering heat (they of course mean his … Continue reading

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Movie review: Jupiter Ascending directed by the Wachowskis

Synopsis: Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under signs that predicted future greatness, but her reality as a woman consists of cleaning other people’s houses and endless bad breaks. Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered hunter, arrives on Earth to … Continue reading

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Movie review: Citizenfour directed by Laura Poitras

Synopsis: In January 2013 Laura Poitras, an American documentary film director and producer, started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from “CITIZENFOUR,” who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies … Continue reading

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