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The King of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief 03) by Megan Whalen Turner

Synopsis (from Goodreads): By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a web of his own making. Then he drags a naive … Continue reading

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The Queen of Attolia (the Queen’s Thief 02) by Megan Whalen Turner

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Revenge When Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes’s Gift, the Queen of Attolia lost more than a mythical relic. She lost face. Everyone knew that Eugenides had outwitted and escaped her. To restore her reputation and … Continue reading

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Movie review: Idiocracy (2006) directed by Mike Judge

Product info: n 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) who works as an Army librarian is selected to take part in a secret military experiment. They want to put him in hibernation for a year along … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers – a dilemma

A cliffhanger is a type of narrative or a plot device in which the end is curiously abrupt without offering any resolution of conflicts. Usually it involves leaving the main character(s) in a difficult or dangerous situation. As a result suspense is created at … Continue reading

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Knight’s Shadow (Greatcoats 02) by Sebastien de Castell

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  A few days after the horrifying murder of a duke and his family, Falcio val Mond, swordsman and First Cantor of the Greatcoats, begins a deadly pursuit to capture the killer. But Falcio soon discovers his own … Continue reading

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May flowers part two

I am going to honour the weekends of the month of May with photos of flowers which can be found in my neighbourhood. All photos have been taken by yours truly with an almost anachronistic camera – enjoy! Pst, pst…if … Continue reading

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The Thief (The Queen’s Thief) by Megan Whalen Turner

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects a youth called Gen from the king’s prison. He … Continue reading

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May flowers part one

This year I am going to honour the weekends of the month of May with photos of flowers which can be found in my neighbourhood. All photos have been taken by yours truly with an almost anachronistic camera – enjoy!

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Movie review: Beauty and the Beast (2017) directed by Bill Condon

Product info: Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous … Continue reading

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Malice by Keigo Higashino

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his … Continue reading

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