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review 2017-06-08 23:59
Not about Diana
Wonder Woman (2006-) #1 - Allan Heinberg,Terry Dodson

Apparently things happen, Diana has no recourse but to kill a villain, her reputation is destroyed so one of her sisters, Donna Troy, takes over as Wonder Woman.  Three of Diana's old enemies want to draw her out, so they kidnap Steve Trevor and get Donna Troy to come and try to save him, sure that she'll come for these two. 

 

I simply didn't care as much for Donna Troy as Diana, although it was fun to see some of the old villains.   Donna isn't a poor character, she simply isn't Wonder Woman to me.   And the writing and art were good, but again, wasn't what I wanted to read about. 

 

I got this for free with Fandago tickets for Wonder Woman, which I'm taking my sister to on Saturday.   Not a bad read, just not what I was expecting. 

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review 2016-08-12 05:00
Bound (True Desires #1) by Sasha White
Bound by Sasha White (2006-06-27) - Sasha White

Everybody has a dark side. I just never expected mine to come out in my sexuality. But in that quiet time before I drift off to sleep the images that come into my mind shock even me. You see, I’ve always been the good girl. The steady one, the responsible one, but ever since I set eyes on Joe Carson, the dreams have turned into urges… a restlessness I can’t resist.

So I don’t.

No one is more shocked than me when after putting on a private show of self love for Joe, I tell him I’ll do anything for him… and he holds me to it.

I admit it. I’m an addict.

I’m addicted to the freedom that I find in his arms…and I’m worried it might cost me the freedom from small town existence I’ve been working towards my whole life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I felt as if I only got half the story in Bound. I don't know if we are supposed to expect a "his and her" version of Bound but I felt like we needed more from all of the characters and more from the story.

I didn't get a whole lot out of the plot or the sex. I didn't really care as a reader why any one was doing anything or Kate's conflicting emotions because they didn't feel very developed. I wanted more emotion from all involved because it all felt just a little incomplete and numb to me.

The story was still good but just not what I was expecting from Sasha White.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2016-07-24 20:06
Not at war anymore - but also not quite at peace
Krieg und Frieden - 'Leo Tolstoi', 'Hermann Röhl'

Never before has it taken me that long to finish a book as it did with War and Peace. I started this work an unbelievable 8 years ago! I didn't read it during all this time, there were long breaks and several attempts to finish it. The main reason why it took me so long was that I had this huge one-volume edition which just was too big for my hands and too heavy for my handbag. But the end of last year my library finally had it as an ebook and this really helped! Now I'm just glad to finally be done!

I had watched a miniseries of War and Peace before reading the book which made reading it a lot easier: I had the character's faces on my mind and this helped remembering who was who. There really are a lot of characters!

War and Peace is an enormous work and it deserves to be read. It's just that tiny bit too long. The peace parts can be read fairly quickly, but the war parts are often very very slow going. I'm not really interested in battle descriptions or at least only up to a certain point. When they are hundreds of pages long with every detail and often repetitive that's a bit too much. He reaches the peak when he even uses mathematical equations! What I didn't like about Tolstoy's style is that whenever he uses an image or an example he explains it. It seems like he doesn't believe his readers can understand what he's saying. He's also often quite preachy which isn't my cup of tea.

I was at war with this work for a long time, now I'm finally at peace with it but only barely. After all the effort I put into reading it I just hoped that I would love it in the end. It's a good book but it will never be one of my favourites.

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review 2016-04-19 00:36
Rumpelstiltskin by Christopher Noel
Rumpelstiltskin (Rabbit Ears: a Classic Tale) - The Brothers Grimm,adaptation by Christopher Noel,Peter Sís

Genre:  Fairy Tale / Germany / Audiobook / Family


Year Published: 1991


Year Read:  2006

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Series: We All Have Tales 

 

 

Rumpelstiltskin

Rabbit Ears Productions is widely known for their celebrity narrated stories. The production also many stories that were highlights of the 1990s. “Rumpelstiltskin” is a popular story from Rabbit Ears “We All Have Tales” series and is greatly enhanced by Kathleen Turner’s narration, Tangerine Dream’s haunting music and Peter Sis’s delicate drawings.

Kathleen Turner’s narration is extremely brilliant as she uses a somewhat menacing voice foreshadowing Rumpelstiltskin’s ulterior motives. Also, Turner does an excellent job at being brilliantly scary towards the end of the story when Rumpelstiltskin meets his demise. Tangerine Dream’s haunting music provided the perfect mysterious atmosphere to the appearance of the little man to enacting Rumpelstiltskin’s frightening dance number when the queen searches for him. Peter Sis’s drawings are delicate yet haunting, especially of the image of Rumpelstiltskin pulling off his mask, revealing a skeleton face.



Parents should know that younger viewers may be frightened by the theme of Rumpelstiltskin trying to take the child away from the queen. Since, many children are getting kidnapped in the world today; many young viewers may worry about being kidnapped by a little man. Also, since Rumpelstiltskin’s reasons for wanting the child is made unclear, children may fear that Rumpelstiltskin may hurt the baby boy.

“Rumpelstiltskin” is another Rabbit Ears story that is mysterious and haunting, just like “The Fisherman and his Wife,” and is full of engaging music and images that create a wondrous world full of mystery and enchantment. This is a great film for the whole family watch, but parents must warn their children about the theme of child-kidnapping before letting them watch this video.

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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review 2016-03-21 02:34
[REVIEW] Fairies by Yoshitaka Amano
Fairies by Yoshitaka Amano(May 3, 2006) Hardcover - Yoshitaka Amano

Gorgeous, and at times slightly grotesque, illustrations. Most of them did possess a dream-like quality that I enjoyed.

The text consisted of tidbits of poetry and short stories about the fairy creature featured in the illustration. Not particularly remarkable.

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