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The essays presented in this volume have been collected from a number of original sources. Along with his other published works, Tomislav Sunic is steadily turning his attention to a wide variety of topics affecting Europe’s cultural and political heritage, including such sacred and less sacred cows, as liberalism, the artistic legacy of the ThirdContinue reading “Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity by Tomislav Sunic”
Maybelle, an emotionally unstable eighteen-year-old girl, has been living in the shadow of her older sister’s success her entire life. While her sister just got accepted to Harvard medical school, Maybelle’s only future plans are which party she will be at the next weekend. When she gets destructive superpowers meant for her sister, her lifeContinue reading “Burnout * Taryn Eason”
In Power, Freedom, and Grace, Deepak Chopra considers the mystery of our existence and its significance in our eternal quest for happiness. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go when I die? Chopra draws upon the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the findings of modern science to help us understandContinue reading “Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (2006)”
One Boy Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die. One Mission Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. One Problem The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousandsContinue reading “Seven Wonders – The Colossus Rises * Peter Lerangis”
In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding civilization under orders from the provisional government based in Buffalo. TheirContinue reading “Zone One * Colson Whitehead”
When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid time, natural-born journalist Ollie asks the subscribers of his website: how did they getContinue reading “Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding”
France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions. And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait – paintedContinue reading “Jojo Moyes * The Girl you left behind”
My name is Meghann O’Neill. I am a psychologist who specializes in treating victims of abusive relationships—particularly women and children. I am also a vampire, and for years I suffered the cruelty of the man who seduced and turned me into this immortal creature. His name was Simon Baldevar. Handsome and sophisticated, he claimed to loveContinue reading “Crimson Kiss book 1 by Trisha Baker”
Ordinary is what most people are and I am not. I am not ordinary at all. I am a scientist. One stormy night, a group of villagers are struck by lightning. The only survivor is a baby – Mary Anning. From that moment on, a spark is lit within her.Growing up poor but proud onContinue reading “Lightning Mary * Anthea Simmons”
Yoriki Sano Ichiro, Edo’s newest senior police commander, made his way slowly on horseback across Nihonbashi Bridge. Early on this sunny, clear winter morning, throngs of people streamed around him: porters carrying baskets of vegetables to and from market; water vendors with buckets suspended from poles on their shoulders; shoppers and tradesmen bent low under theContinue reading “Laura Joh Rowland – Sano Ichiro Samurai Detective 01 – Shinju”
When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods – despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumours of a terrible curse – and aContinue reading “Rick Riordan – The heroes of Olympus Book 1 – The lost hero”
Years and years ago when I was still a teenager, I was reading manga. A LOT. And among my incursions into the now defunct MangaTraders.com, I found some weirdly disturbing horror series that kinda stuck into my mind. They were tales about a spiral – people going crazy in a town where even their smokeContinue reading “Can we talk about Junji Ito?”
Cardinal Woolsey’s Yarn Shop has been chosen to appear on TV which is great publicity – until a murder stops the cameras… Celebrity knitting designer Teddy Lamont is coming to Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting and yarn shop in Oxford to run a special class that will be televised. Lucy Swift can’t wait to host the popular, flamboyantContinue reading “Lace and Lies * Nancy Warren”
1800s. San Antonio, Texas: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found. One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere… but her body wasContinue reading “Heather Graham – The Unseen”
By Jeffrey Deaver, David Baldacci, Alexander McCall Smith, Kathy Reichs, Peter James, Tess Gerritsen and Jeff Lindsay Mysteries are the guilty cheats of the book world. When Christopher Thomas, a curator at San Francisco’s Museum of Fine Arts, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in Berlin, his wife Rosemary Thomas is the prime suspect. Long suffering underContinue reading “David Baldacci (introduction), Laurie H. Armstrong, Sandra Brow – No Rest for the Dead (Unabridged)”
– Will you marry me? – No. – Oh, my God. – Well, what do you mean, “Will you, um, marry me?” I haven’t seen you in weeks! You don’t look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage!You’re asking me to give up my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution thatContinue reading “Definitely. Maybe. Rooftop Proposal”
There is a pecking order in high school. And girls like me, plain girls, from poor families, rested at the bottom. We either became quirky and interesting. Or we disappeared into the background. I had chosen the later. It was easier that way. When Rebecca was offered a prestigious letter of recommendation for college toContinue reading “Deception (The Benson Brothers Book 3) by G.L. Snodgrass”
In a post-earth world, children are endowed with telekinesis, a power they lose once they hit puberty. Since kids have all the power, great strides are taken to keep them in check, and evil “Oliver Twist-like” people are out to take advantage of their abilities.
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