Monthly Archives: February 2016

Movie review: Crimson Peak directed by Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver Movie info: 1887. Young Edith Cushing, the daughter of a wealthy American businessman, Carter Cushing, is visited by her mother’s ghost. The apparition warns her “beware of Crimson Peak” … Continue reading

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She Moved Through the Fair (The Caitlin Ross series 02) by Katherine Lampe

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Autumn brings a new music festival to Gordarosa, Colorado, and Caitlin Ross’s band is playing! Hoping to get through the event with a minimum of arguing over set lists and placement, Caitlin soon discovers more trials await … Continue reading

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Movie review: 20 Feet from Stardom by Morgan Neville

I watched this one because Tasha/heidenkind mentioned it on her excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books – thank you very much again, my dear! Movie info: A documentary about backup singers who usually stay in the shadows of big … Continue reading

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Lumière (The Illumination Paradox #1) by Jaqueline E. Garlick

Synopsis (from Goodreads): One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything. After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s special – like mother like daughter

This year, in order to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, I decided to treat you with something horribly romantic. Accordingly, my little essay will have it all: doomed love, arranged marriages, love matches, unfaithful lovers, cursed inheritance, greed, worthless friends, illegitimate … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Grave (The Caitlin Ross series 01) by Katherine Lampe

Synopsis: Caitlin Ross is a musician and a witch who, once upon a time, for a reason or two, decided that she wouldn’t use her powers. Ever. Not worth the risk. Still when she is hired for a gig in … Continue reading

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Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows 01) by Kim Harrison

I got this one from my lovely Twitter friend, Melfka –  a very industrious writer. Thanks a lot! Synopsis (from Goodreads): All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party… and … Continue reading

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I’ve Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen (The Lords of Worth 01)

Official blurb (from Goodreads): Where Secrets Smolder… Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion—her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele “disappeared.” Now she must risk revealing her … Continue reading

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The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon 01) by Daniel Silva

Summary (from Goodreads): Gabriel Allon is an art restorer persuaded out of retirement by Ari Shamron, Israeli spymaster, to kill Tariq, a Palestinian activist turned fundamentalist, before he assassinates his old comrade Yasir Arafat. Tariq’s role in the murder of … Continue reading

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