Monthly Archives: January 2016

Movie review: The Danish Girl directed by Tom Hooper

Movie info: A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe (born Einar Wegener)  and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Starring: Eddie … Continue reading

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Reboot (Reboot 01) by Amy Tintera

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human … Continue reading

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Series review: King’s Blades series by Dave Duncan ( The Gilded Chain, Lord of the Fire Lands, Sky of Swords

Series info: Three books follow fates of some unwanted but rebellious boys – they found refuge and are schooled in Ironhall, only to emerge as the finest swordsmen in the realm. Still such an exclusive schooling has its price – … Continue reading

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TV series review: Jessica Jones season one, episodes 1-13

Jessica Jones created by Melissa Rosenberg , based on Jessica Jones comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. I watched it because of Heidenkind/Tasha who writes an excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books – thank you my dear for everything! … Continue reading

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Review: Corruption of Power by G.W Eccles

I got a copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Summary: Independent troubleshooter, Alex Leksin, is recruited by Prime Minister Saidov when the plan to reduce Russia’s reliance on … Continue reading

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Movie review – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Movie info: If you watched three previous seasons of BBC’s Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch, you need hardly any info and, I bet, you would guess easily the plot. It’s about Holmes, his drug addiction, his friendship with Dr Watson, his tough … Continue reading

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Movie review: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens directed by J.J. Abrams

Starring:  Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac Movie info: Approximately 30 years after the destruction of the second Death Star, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last Jedi master, has disappeared. The First … Continue reading

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Review: A Fashionable Indulgence (Society of Gentlemen 01) by K.J. Charles

Synopsis: Harry Gordon Vane spent the first seventeen years of his life evading police, learning how to organize a demonstration, direct a mob and spread seditious pamphlets. He had to. Both his parents were staunch democratic radicals and at one … Continue reading

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