Monthly Archives: April 2016

TV mini series review: Meet the Romans with Mary Beard (2012, BBC2)

Product info: Professor Mary Beard takes a look beyond the stories of emperors, armies and gore in ancient Rome, a city at the heart of a vast and dominating empire — in order to meet the everyday people at the … Continue reading

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The Boy with the Painful Tattoo (Holmes & Moriarity 03) by Josh Lanyon

I decided to continue my blogging after all :D. Here is the proof – another review! Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s moving day at Chez Holmes. Somehow, against Kit’s better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Assassin (2015) directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Movie info: Set in ninth-century China during a time of unrest that would eventually lead to the decline of the Tang Dynasty, “The Assassin” tells the story of Nie Yinniang (Shu Qui), a daughter of a mighty general. She was … Continue reading

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People in Season by Simon Fay

I got a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much!  Synopsis: The untouched – psychopathic personality types banned from professions where they could do harm – still prowl … Continue reading

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Movie review: Spotlight by Tom McCarthy

Movie info: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold … Continue reading

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Drawing in the Dark (and other stories) by Jeremy Baker

I got a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! As it is an anthology of short stories, I am presenting them one by one. I promise to be … Continue reading

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An announcement

All the good things come to an end. All bad ones come to an end too. I think I should stop blogging and generally, cancel my Internet connection altogether. Nobody loves me anymore, nobody visits, nobody comments. Eh life. This … Continue reading

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