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The left hand of darkness
The Left hand of darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

Read for the Coursera online course, Carl’s 2012 Science Fiction Experience, the Not Just for Stormtroopers Sci-Fi challenge, & the […]

Code name Verity
Code name Cerity - Elizabeth Wein

Received free from NetGalley “Verity” has been captured by the Germans. Held in a converted hotel in France she is […]

How many miles to Babylon?

ISBN: 9780141046969 ; Quotes Because I am an officer and a gentleman they have given me my notebooks, pen, ink […]

The King’s Speech

The wireless changed a great many things. Before, all that was required of a monarch was that he look the […]

Touching earth lightly

ISBN: 1864488239 “I’ve got to get our of that house.” Janey looked almost small, walking past these angled girders. Growing […]

The help

Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960.

The Help of the title refers to the black women domestics who worked all other the southern states, the maids and cleaners who went into the homes of “polite” society and looked after children, cleaned house, cooked, and generally looked after everyone before returning to their own homes to do the same there. Specifically this is about two maids, Aibileen and Minny, who agree to tell the story of their lives to Miss Skeeter, a white woman in her twenties who wants to be a writer.

Enna Burning

This is the second Book of Bayern so it does help if you have read the first book, The Goose Girl but it is not entirely necessary as the story itself is quite separate. Hale expands on the world she created in the first book, using a secondary character. In The Goose Girl Enna was one of Ani’s “forest friends”, important as friend and helper. In this book Enna is the main character. After the events of the first film she returned home to the forest, her mother died, and she moved back home with her brother. As this book begins he has found a mysterious vellum parchment in the forest and begins to change, becoming hot-headed and rash. At first he begins to argue against the king, saying the forest folk have been too harshly treated and deserve better, but as soon as word comes of a possible war he swings in behind Bayern and becomes a loyal subject, desiring to go to war on his country’s behalf. And then there is the fact that he can control fire.

The goose girl

ISBN: 97807457598008 DDC: 813.6 Book 1 of The Books of Bayern Read as part of the Once Upon a time […]

Whip it!

Dir: Drew Barrymore
Writ: Shauna Cross, based on her novel

Bliss Cavender works at a typical American diner, under her mother’s guidance she does pageants, and she goes to school. It isn’t an ideal life. She wants out. One day, while out shopping she sees some local roller derby girls and wants to investigate. Herself and best friend Pash pretend to be going to see the local football team but instead head for the roller derby, and before you know it Bliss is trying out for a team.

Can I just say that I loved this film. It was teh awesome!

Sideways

Thank God, a good film. A great film even, and seeing as the films I saw before this were stinkers, […]

The Lions of Al-Rassan

ISBN: 0061056219 Loved this book. Pretty much devoured it in one day, and it isn’;t the shortest of books. The […]