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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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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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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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Promise of Blood (Powder Mages 01) by Brian McClellan

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it It’s a bloody business overthrowing a king… Field Marshal Tamas’ coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread … Continue reading

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Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

I read this one because of dear Melfka – thank you very much, I am obliged! Synopsis (from Goodreads): The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. … Continue reading

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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races … Continue reading

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in … Continue reading

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Movie review: Equilibrium (2002) directed by Kurt Wimmer

Product info: Cast in Libria, a dystopian country of the future which outlawed emotions of any kind, the film follows John Preston (Christian Bale), an upper echelon  enforcement officer called a Grammaton Cleric. Citizens have to take daily injections of … Continue reading

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And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily 01) by Tasha Alexander

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Emily agreed to wed Philip, the Viscount Ashton, primarily to escape her overbearing mother. Philip’s death while on safari soon after their wedding left Emily feeling little grief, for she barely knew the dashing stranger. But her … Continue reading

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Movie review: Interstellar (2014) directed by Christopher Nolan

Product info (from Wikipedia): Sometime in the 21st century, a series of crop blights on Earth threatens humanity’s survival. Joseph Cooper (Mathew McConaughey), a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law, son Tom (Casey Affleck), and daughter … Continue reading

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