Monthly Archives: September 2015

Review: Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente

Palimpsest – n. a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing. something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. Synopsis (from Goodreads): In the Cities … Continue reading

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Review: The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard

Lovely Melfka lent me this one – thank you very much, I owe you again! Synopsis: A large dragon is lying paralyzed on a plain in the Carbonales Valley. Its body grows bigger and bigger but is not longer active. … Continue reading

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A visit to Prague (Praha) 2015

Prague. A city of one hundred spires and an almost infinite number of beautiful bridges. A very old, very historic and very modern capital of the Czech Republic. The 15th largest city in the European Union, home to a number of famous … Continue reading

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Review: Nice Dragons Finsh Last (Heartstrikers 01) by Rachel Aaron

Official synopsis: As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep your mouth shut, stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn’t fly in a family of magical predators, … Continue reading

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Review: In the Night Garden (The Orphan’s Tales 01) by Catherynne M. Valente

This one was recommended to me by lovely Melfka – thank you, my dear,  and I owe you again! Synopsis (from Goodreads): A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers. Every once in a great while a book comes along that … Continue reading

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Away on holiday

Rejoice, smile and breathe with ease, dear Visitors, Readers and Lurkers! Indulge in some happy song and dance routine!  This week there will be no more posts on this blog! I am going on a little trip to Prague (the … Continue reading

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Series review: The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave 01) and The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave 02) by Rick Yancey

Synopses (from Goodreads): The 5th Wave After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, … Continue reading

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Plants worth having around you

If you have to spend long time day after day in a room with computers, printers and generally a lot of plastic and synthetic furniture, carpets etc. there is nothing better to surround yourself with plants. Plastic is reacting chemically with … Continue reading

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