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Film Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

What is a movie review doing in a book blog, you might ask? Well you see, I would reply conspiratorially, I cheated. Persepolis – the graphic novel – was the topic of discussion in our recent Ladies Night Comic Club meeting, but procrastination various distractions and priorities got in the way of me reading it. […]

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Comic Review: Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan

It’s the year 2076. After all the information we’ve ever uploaded online is suddenly released for everyone to see, privacy has become a sacred right valued by everyone. Well, almost everyone. Where there are secrets, there will always be paparazzi. In this case, the paparazzi  become private detectives, hunting the secrets behind the secret identities […]

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Book Review: Overkill by Robert Buettner

Overkill by Robert Buettner Genre: Military Science Fiction Series: Book 1 of Orphan’s Legacy Publisher: Baen Author Information: Website Tiara’s Rating: 4 of 5 Stars Narrator: MacLeod Andrews | Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins | Audiobook Publisher: Audible Studios | Whispersync Ready: Yes I originally bought the book as an impulse buy from Audible because they kept taunting me […]

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Book Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Supernatural Series: Book 2 of Anna Author Information: Twitter | Website Tiara’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve just finished reading this book. It’s 3:30 in the morning, and my Nexus 7 is on its last leg because I was too enthralled to plug it […]

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Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake I’ve been watching horror movies and reading horror books nearly as long as I’ve been reading. Nothing much scares me or surprises me anymore with the genre, but I still enjoy the genre because of the atmosphere the stories present as well as how the stories are told. […]

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Book Review: Stars Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor by Matthew Stover

Traitor by Matthew Stover The issue I have with the Force is that the movies made everything so black and white. Give in to your hate and passion and poof, you’re dark side. The Sith have their code about killing all the things and power, and the Jedi have their code about not having sex and only killing all the things when you […]

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The Stolen Throne by David Gaider I’ve recently finished two playthroughs of Dragon Age: Origins and in both, my Warden permitted the same fate for Loghain Mac Tir. It was the fate deserving of his crime against king and country, but I never could appreciate the reasoning given for his betrayal as there seemed to […]

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Book Review: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell I read this book because of the trailer, like many others. The trailer – despite the presence of Tom Hanks AND Halle Berry – fascinated me, though I could not fathom what was going on in what promised to be an excitingly visual journey through the times and lives of oddly connected people. […]

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Book Review: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik If you’re looking for an action read involving war dragons, this isn’t it. There are a few skirmishes, but they are far between. Instead, this is a book about the relationship between a very unique dragon and a naval officer snatched out of the life he was used to […]

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Book Review: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman As a sequel of sorts to American Gods and based on word of mouth that told me that this was very much unlike the much darker predecessor, I wasn’t sure what to expect, although, anything centred around Anansi promised to be charming. The book started rather slowly with an intentionally boring character, Fat Charlie Nancy, who’s […]

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