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Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

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By: Malinda Lo

Published:  September 18th, 2012

Publisher: Little, Brown Company

Language: English

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For this week’s read I delved into Malinda Lo’s sci-fi paranormal book Adaptation. I will admit that it was not my initial book I was planning to talk about but sadly it did not keep my attention and I felt that I was reading the book out of order. Despite the book being the first in the series. So I put down that one and picked up this one, hoping for a better reading experience and I was not disappointed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Review

 

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Review: UnEarthed by Rebecca Bloomer

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By: Rebecca Bloomer

Publisher: Odyssey Books

Published: July 2nd 2012

Language: English

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Surprise!! You are getting yet another review from me this week! A second book review. Think of it as an early Christmas present for my first Christmas doing this blog.

This cover & description caught my attention while I was looking through Netgallery and I was lucky enough to be given the chance to review the book. Also I feel that I should note that the author, Rebecca Bloomer, is Australian! Not that being Australian I believe affects the story but I am trying to look at as many authors from different countries as possible. Gotta explore what is outside of your doorstep sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2013 in Review

 

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Canvember 2013: A Road So Far

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Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Canvember

 

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Canvember 2013: Simply Sunday

I’m going to start off with Canvember with this quote from by Canadian author Margaret Atwood.

Simply Sunday is a reading meme run over at Books For A Delicate Eternity. It’s where you can share your favourite quote of the week; be it from a book, a novella, a short story, a poem, a song – whatever you like!

Quote: Source

If I pick up a book with vampires on the cover, I want there to be vampires. If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling. I don’t want to open up my cornflakes and find that they’re full of pebbles….You need to respect the reader enough not to call it something it isn’t.

~Margaret Atwood

Reason:

The quote comes out of an interview where Margaret is asked about why the need for defining science fiction, setting up boundaries between science fiction and other genres such as fantasy and speculative fiction. While I may disagree with what she thinks science fiction is (especially when she says Star Trek is not likely to happen), I think she does have a point about the importance of having your cover match what your story is about. There is nothing worse then reading a book with a great cover that has nothing to do with what the book itself is actually about OR passing up a book with a great story because the cover does not match and turns you away.

Example: Classic novel with a cover that I know has NOTHING to do with the book and there is not a scene where this happens.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you stick around for the rest of Canvember 2013!!

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2013 in Canvember

 

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Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and The Stuff That Nightmares Are Made Of

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (時をかける少女)

Author: Yasutaka Tsutsui, David Karashima (Translator)

Published: 1967 (Japanese), 9 May 2011 (English)

Company: Kadokawa Shoten (Japanese), Alma Books (English)

Language: Japanese (Original), English (Translated)

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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Review

 

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First bite into the Cookie

Greetings and warm salutations, wandering spirit to my humble little corner of the Internet.

My name is Cookie and here I plan to be talking about the wide and vast genre of science fiction and fantasy (plus the genres that are in between) novels. I plan to post a review every Monday and something extra during the week. Maybe a rant that’s burning away in my mind, a look at what other people are talking about in the community (science fiction, fantasy, blogging, etc), or even me talking part in one of the weekly book blogging memes that are floating around.

You’ll notice though that I don’t use any numeric rating system in my reviews. Having done reviews elsewhere in the past, I found that my numbers never really changed all that much. Instead I’d like to focus on the content in the books themselves rather than trying to fit it on some arbitrary number system. I always find myself more interested in what the book is about and what the content is about then what number a reviewer gives it.

If you have any suggestions for books or blogs that you want to share and spread the word about, please put it in the comments below!!

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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