Tag Archives: Snarky

I was Framed by that Device!

At the moment I’m reading a terrible book. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun kind of terrible, an impression that was mainly formed because of this glorious bit of cover work. Look at that … Continue reading

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Veronica Roth’s Divergent: A Review of Training, Teachers and Virtues Gone Wrong

As you read this, I will be happily burying myself in Veronica Roth’s Insurgent. While you read, I’d like you to picture me curled up under a blanket with a nice cup of tea, alternatively reading obsessively and trying to … Continue reading

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WANTED: Gay Dragon Slayer/Detective/High-Powered-Executive-Who-Needs-To-Learn-About-The-Meaning-of-Life

Recently, I was reading the blog of one of my favourite authors, B. R. Collins (She’s since taken the post down). She was discussing a problem she’s having with one of her manuscripts. Well, not so much a problem, more … Continue reading

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Conversing with Captain Obvious

The other day, I watched Lord of the Rings Return of the King with my roommate. And, in addition to being STILL blown away by the sheer epic of that movie despite multiple rewatchings and ten years of advances in … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Prophecies

You may or may not know this, but I read a lot of fantasy. And not just any fantasy, I tend to read the high fantasy, sword and sorcery type. You know the ones, with the wizards and mages standing … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends: Breaking the Rules, Twilight and Dark Pasts

This week we’re trying something a little different. Instead of doing a full-length post I thought we might do a whole bunch of mini-topics that I’ve been contemplating but haven’t been able to get enough material for a full post … Continue reading

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How to make me yell at your book: A review of frustration and (lack of) character development

I am a victim. I am a victim of the terrible, terrible affliction of taking the phrase ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ to heart. And for that I have paid dearly. Because of my affliction, 300 pages … Continue reading

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