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Night Film by Marisha Pessl 1

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

I’ve been meaning to review Marisha Pessl’s physical book genre-bending novel Night Film for quite some time. Easily one of the best books I read in 2013, it’s not quite as much a book...

Annual Report 2013 0

Annual Report 2013

One of my favorite type of post to read on blogs are those that I call “annual reports”. Basically, statistics and interesting things from behind the scenes. I thought it’d be a good tradition...

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On Reviewing (Grammarly Edited)

I use Grammarly’s free plagiarism checker because it’s never fun finding out that you’re not as original as you think you are. It’s about time that I wrote an essay about my philosophy of...

The Key by Simon Toyne 0

The Key by Simon Toyne

Simon Toyne began the Sanctus trilogy to great fanfare from fans of thrillers. The Key is the second novel in the trilogy, and stands rather well on its own – you don’t necessarily have...

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas 0

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas is the first in a planned trilogy entitled ‘The Elemental Trilogy’. Set in England in the 1880s with both a magical world and a normal world, if you’ve...

{FC} Relic (The Books of Eva I) by Heather Terrell 0

{FC} Relic (The Books of Eva I) by Heather Terrell

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by SOHO Teen about Relic: The Books of Eva, and as I read the promotional summary of the book itself – I was intrigued. It’s described as...

{FC} The Circle of Thirteen by William Petrocelli 0

{FC} The Circle of Thirteen by William Petrocelli

If you’ve been searching for an up and coming author of thrillers to supplement your Dan Brown, Simon Toyne, and James Patterson fixes – look no further. William Petrocelli has announced his candidacy with...

{FC} Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr 2

{FC} Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr

Luke Barr’s Provence, 1970 tells the story of the evolution of American cuisine and its ringleaders: M.F.K. Fisher, the Childs (Julia & Paul), James Beard, and Richard Olney. If food and the champions of...

We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson 0

We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson

It seems like just a little while ago that Anonymous and LulzSec were the darlings of the media. It was a pretty good bet that you’d find something in the news weekly about something...