Monthly Archives: May 2012


Neverwhere (group read part 2) by

Neverwhere

I may have been late last week, but for part 2 I’m all caught up. This week’s read covers chapters 6 through 12, so there will be spoilers. Chapter 6 begins with Richard chanting the mantra, “I want to go home”. How do you feel about Richard and his reactions at this point to the unexpected adventure he finds himself

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Neverwhere (group read part 1) by

Neverwhere

As is my norm for these group reads I am behind schedule. I should have been posting this on Monday, but here I am, typing away on a Thursday. Nevertheless, I shall press on Better late than never, isn’t that right. There will be spoilers up to the end of chapter 5 What do you think of our two villains

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The Raid dir. by

The raid

The Indonesian version of SWAT are going into battle. An apartment block has become home to the bad and the violent. A no go area that the police never visit. But now they are going in, intending to get through as many floors as possible without being seen, taking down Tama, the drug lord. This review is not going to

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RIP Jean Craighead George

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Jean Craighead George has died.George was an author of young-adult literature, including the Newbery Medal winning Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain, which won the Newbery Honor. Her works doubtlessly introduced millions of young readers to the joys of literature. from RIP | MetaFilter.

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In the sea there are crocodiles by

In the sea there are crocodiles

The story of Enaiatollah Akbari, trans. from the Italian by Howard Curtis When Enaiat is around ten his mother takes him from his village in Afganistan and they travel Pakistan. And then, after a few days, she leaves him there, and goes back home to his younger brother and sister. At first Enaiat isn’t sure what to do. He starts

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The Last Dragon by ,

The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay

Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Everyone knows that all the dragons are gone. They were killed off years and years ago. Before that they wrecked havoc on people, the sweetest meat. But heroes came and killed them all. But in the town of Meddlesome something is stirring. The herbalist has gone missing. A baby has been

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In the eye of the beholder

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Kameron Hurley, author of God’s War wasn’t overly impressed by The Cabin in the Woods, as maybe you can tell from this short excerpt from her blog: Throughout the whole movie, the guys are the puppeteers. The guys still get most of the lines. They’re in control. Throwing in Show Spoiler ▼ Sigourney Weaver at the end for the final

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