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Book Review: Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

Sleeping Beauty: the sweet tale of true love's kiss as told by Disney and Perrault. The romantic story based on Talia, the Sun and the Moon, a tale I hate immensely. Given an alternative, I'll rarely read any version of sleeping beauty; me liking a version of sleeping beauty is an occasion so rare that… Continue reading Book Review: Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

Review: Fantasy

Book Review: By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey

If you're paying any attention at all to the general tendencies of this blog (though I don't expect you to, and it's perfectly alright if you're not), you may think that this is an odd choice to make as a first book to review by Lackey. Well, you'd be right. I read this book specifically… Continue reading Book Review: By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Romance

Fan Fiction Review: Sparks Fly, Tires Skid by Ari Rhoge (orchidvines)

As if the title hasn't already told you, I'm going to do something radical today. I'm going to review a fan fiction work in the same way that I would a published book! I know, it's so edgy. Since the internet doesn't carry tone, I will now clarify that that was a joke. I read… Continue reading Fan Fiction Review: Sparks Fly, Tires Skid by Ari Rhoge (orchidvines)

Review: Fairy Tale · Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Rumpelstiltskin isn't an easy fairy tale to retell as a novel, simply because as a fairy tale, none of the characters are sympathetic ones. The miller is an idiot who lies to the king and sends his daughter to her death. The king is greedy, gullible, and doesn't appear particularly caring. The miller's daughter, though… Continue reading Book Review: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Review: Romance · Review: Teen Fiction

TV Show Review: Nodame Cantabile

So, for the past few days, as I work frantically and largely sleeplessly on editing, coding, referencing and writing, I've been watching Nodame Cantabile. I've seen it before, multiple times, although possibly didn't finish the anime previously. And when I responded to someone's review of the show on LJ in a comment longer than the… Continue reading TV Show Review: Nodame Cantabile