Excerpts

The worst sex scene in 1Q84 – Extract from Haruki Murakami

Book 1 (1Q84 – Book 1 * Haruki Murakami) He was naked when he awoke, and so was Fuka-Eri. Completely and totally naked. Her breasts were perfect hemispheres. Her nipples were not overly large, and they were soft, still quietly groping for the maturity that was to come. Her breasts themselves were large, however, and… Continue reading The worst sex scene in 1Q84 – Extract from Haruki Murakami

Book Reviews

Enchantment * Orson Scott Card Book Review

"He stopped short at the edge of the clearing and looked around. Shouldn't it be a meadow here, where the sun could shine? Tall grass and wildflowers, that's what it should be. But instead it was just like the forest floor, dead leaves thickly carpeting the undulating surface of the clearing. Nothing alive there. What… Continue reading Enchantment * Orson Scott Card Book Review

Places

A Brief History of the Russian Language

"Where do you come from?" was a question I heard often during the nearly two years I spent living in Russia. "I’m from America," I would always answer, but this reply rarely satisfied the innate "Russian curiosity" of the inquirer. "Yes," they would say, "but where are your roots?" I would then explain that my… Continue reading A Brief History of the Russian Language

Excerpts

Mein Kampf * Hitler about the Parliament * Excerpt

I had always hated the parliament, yet not at all as an institution in itself. On the contrary, as a liberal thinking man I could not imagine any other possible form of government, for my attitude towards the House of Habsburg being what it was, I would have considered any kind of dictatorship a crime… Continue reading Mein Kampf * Hitler about the Parliament * Excerpt

Romance Books

Beauty’s Punishment * Anne Rice

The claiming of the sleeping beauty was the first book of this sex-filled trilogy and I must say, when it comes to BDSM and really explicit sex scenes, Anne Rice is way better than E.L. James with her 50 Shades of Wayyy no. Writing under a pseudonym (A. N. Roquelaure), Anne Rice went through and… Continue reading Beauty’s Punishment * Anne Rice

Romance Books

Jessica Ruston’s Luxury Book Review

Sex, glamour, night life, sexy rollers, business tycoons and a lot of drama! The book starts off slow (I nearly abandoned after the first 10-20 pages), but with a bit of coffee and a lot of determination, I started plowing through it and I was surprised how good it turned out to be! It's a… Continue reading Jessica Ruston’s Luxury Book Review

Book Reviews

Maggie Stiefvater * The Wolves Of Mercy Falls Trilogy

I picked up these three gorgeous books at a sale at The Works (paid £5 for something that made my life a lot nicer, filled my heart with love and light and made me forget the horrors of Twilight). The book covers are amazing but they give nothing away of the subject (btw, mine are… Continue reading Maggie Stiefvater * The Wolves Of Mercy Falls Trilogy

Book Reviews, Growing Up

Beautiful Creatures Novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl * Book Review

Do you remember The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare where a normal teenager gets mixed up with creatures like faeries and werewolves and angels? Or Ink Exchange from Melissa Marr dealing with faeries and tattoos? Or maybe the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy? Well, there is this book about a teenage girl just turning 16, moving… Continue reading Beautiful Creatures Novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl * Book Review

Book Reviews

Book Review – Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever: the final installment in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and the final story of Grace and Sam. ‘And then I did laugh, even though the future was a dangerous place, because I loved her, and she loved me, and the world was beautiful.’ then. When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and… Continue reading Book Review – Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater