Tag Archives: fantasy

You Remind Me of the Babe…

I blame Timothy Dalton… and David Bowie. Definitely Harrison Ford and Charles Dance and Richard Chamberlain and Leslie Howard. And quite possibly James Spader, though I keep wavering on that one – I’m just not sure if he’s her father … Continue reading

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Worth the nod?

The Golden Globes will start later this evening, and the balloting phase for the Academy Awards has been over for two days.  That gives me a limited window to speculate on who I think will at least get Oscar nods … Continue reading

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Why do bridges in Star Wars never have railings?

THE FOLLOWING THINK-PIECE IS FULL OF SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.  YOU REALLY SHOULD HAVE GONE TO SEE IT BY NOW.  READ AT YOUR OWN PERIL.  OR, BETTER YET, JUST TRY WALKING ACROSS A BRIDGE TOWARDS A MAN … Continue reading

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Bookiness – Tigana (1992) by Guy Gavriel Kay

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are some authors who, thank goodness, never let you down. For me, Guy Gavriel Kay is one of those. I first read his Fionavar Tapestry when I was … Continue reading

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The Weight of Books

I just moved to a new apartment in a new city.  As many, if not all, of you will know, moving homes involves a lot of planning… and a lot of boxes.  In my case, it also involved that careful … Continue reading

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Bookiness – Black Venus (1980) by Angela Carter

Black Venus’s Tale by Angela Carter My rating: 3 of 5 stars I adore Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, and Black Venus has been sitting on my book shelf unread for nearly two years; something had to be done. As with … Continue reading

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Bookiness – Catching Fire (2009) by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars While this wasn’t quite as insanely gripping for me as The Hunger Games, I give full kudos to Suzanne Collins for shocking me *twice* in the space of only … Continue reading

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