Author Archives: portiabridget

It’s time to say goodbye…

…at least temporarily. Due to my personal situation I am going to give myself more blogging-free time than usual, basically almost the whole December. My hiatus might last till New Year 2018 and believe me, I need it rather badly. Then … Continue reading

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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Product info (from Goodreads): Sugar, 19, prostitute in Victorian London, yearns for a better life. From brutal brothel-keeper Mrs Castaway, she ascends in society. Affections of self-involved perfume magnate William Rackham soon smells like love. Her social rise attracts preening … Continue reading

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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis: SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch 01) by Ann Leckie

Synopsis: On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren– a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the … Continue reading

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The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review. Product info: It is a story which contains some reality: the terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in 2012, during which five Israeli tourists … Continue reading

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Farewell, dear friend!

I am extremely sad to announce a sudden demise of my faithful pet, Jet. He was a miniature Yorkshire terrier, a pedigree, and a great dog to own: funny, intelligent, compassionate, and tender, very friendly towards both cats and dogs. … Continue reading

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Movie review: What We Do in the Shadows (2014) directed by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

This one was recommended to me by @Myk Pilgrim at Twitter. Do follow him; even though he sometimes pretends he doesn’t like you he is really a great pumpkin guy and a swell writer (I suppose) ;p. Product info: Four … Continue reading

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Movie review: Don’t Knock Twice (2017) directed by Caradog James

Product info: Jess (Katee Sackhoff) used to be a drug addict and a punk but she’s cleaned up her act. Now she is a rich and successful sculptor married happily to equally rich banker. As she is redecorating her huge … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles 01) by Ilona Andrews

Product info (from Goodreads): On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest … Continue reading

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Movie review: Priest (2011) directed by Scott Steward

Product info: This post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller is set in an alternate world, ravaged by centuries of war between men and vampires. Men won or so they are said by Church officials. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul … Continue reading

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