Tag Archive: books

Book Recommendations: February 2013

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By Appa the Gypsy Maybe you’re like me, and you’re forever drowning in that pile of books to read that’s always growing, and never seems to shrink. Maybe you wish you read more,… Continue reading

Book Recommendations: January 2013

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By Appa the Gypsy Just in time for the New Year, I’ve decided to kick off a new series of recommendation posts, because now that it is a new year, and we all… Continue reading

The Dwarves of ‘The Hobbit’ – A Guide to the Characters and Cast

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The Lord of the Rings had a huge cast of characters, many of whom were introduced at different intervals throughout the movie and were easily distinguished by the different races they represented. Newcomers… Continue reading

Does ’50 Shades of Grey’ Deserve its Criticism?

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So here’s how this review came about. About a year ago I became aware of a growing pop culture phenomenon called the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy. I went to find a copy (because I’m… Continue reading

20 Authors to Read During the Halloween Season

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1. Washington Irving Check out: The Sketch Book (1920) which includes short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle” 2. Bram Stoker Check out: Dracula (1897), The Lair of the… Continue reading

‘Games of Thrones’ Season 3 – Top 12 Spoilers

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Although the books having been moving of the shelves like something that sells really fast the odds are that you are more likely to be waiting for the TV show to come back… Continue reading

The 4 Reasons ‘The Hunger Games’ Trilogy Will Disappoint

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There’s this book called The Hunger Games that was recently adapted into a movie. You may have heard of it, since it’s been crazily popular and hyped up the butt. We loved the… Continue reading

‘The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman’ Book Review

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Author: Vic Armstrong with Robert Sellers Publisher: Titan Books Many years ago, during the Brosnon era of Bond films, some friends and I were enjoying the latest adventures of the world’s most famous… Continue reading

‘Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion’ Book Review

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Author: Various Editor: Mary Alice Money Publisher: Titan Books, PopMatters Review: For those who have grown up on the internet (ie: a large part of our readership) the concept of a companion might… Continue reading

My Growing Astonishment at ’50 Shades of Grey’

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Whenever I walk past a bookshop I impulsively pop my head in the door to see what the new releases and best sellers are. Lately there’s been a trend. A couple of spots… Continue reading