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review 2018-05-05 21:36
Penny Dreadful: The Beauteous Evil
Penny Dreadful: The Beauteous Evil - Chris King

As much as I love these books, they make me so angry over what could have been had the show not been canceled. (And no one will never, ever convince me that the show was supposed to end where it did. I'm sorry.)


By the by...I had to add this edition, too, and the book page for this one as well as Penny Dreadful: The Awakening both point to the wrong author. It should be this guy right here. I don't know how to fix it, though. *sighs*

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review 2018-04-07 01:22
Penny Dreadful - The Awakening
Penny Dreadful - The Awakening - Chris King

I enjoyed this so much. It also makes me really, really miss the show even more than I did before. I am still so upset it was canceled the way it was.


This is a glimpse into what could have been had it been allowed to continue.


**Also, I had to add this edition myself (and I'm never sure if I do that right), and when I added the Illustrator Jesus Hervas, BL credited it to Jesus Santos Hervas, who is apparently a translator of an edition of Anna Karenina. I'm not entirely sure they're the same person, so I submitted an edit.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-09-19 11:39
Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–September Edition





These are the books that I read in different Septembers throughout my reading life and have left an impression on me.






I think I have said a lot on this topic and will be saying more in the future. To read what I have been saying, check out Project Frankenstein.





I have been known to express my love for this guy every now and then.






I think is one of the very few stories that I have read more than once. Both times, it has affected me in the same way. Even when I knew who the bad guy was the second time around, I was still sad at the futility of it all!






If you love reading about iffy characters who can never really be called protags and yet worm their way into your heart, then this series is for you! Plus, the author cares about his readers enough to respond to their tweets:






The Queen of Mystery was born this month. While Miss Marple stories are always fun to read. I recently read Murder on the Orient Express (MotOE) and reviewed it. It is a pity that I didn’t read the entirety of A.C.’s works at a younger age. I am sure I would have appreciated them more. Back then, the twist in the Orient Express would have left me wowed!


I started watching Dr. Who recently and while Matt Smith will always be my favorite Doctor since he was also my first, I am enjoying the Peter Capaldi seasons as well. There is an even an episode inspired by MotOE that I wanted to share here. Of course, it has a Whovian twist to it but it was fun to watch!







I don’t know what I expected these books to be like. I do know that I was pleasantly surprised by them. They were different and I found that refreshing. The second book also reminds me of the Billy & Mandy episode based on the myth:








A book that starts off with an eerie atmosphere but becomes something different by the time you’ve read half of it. I liked the story and the characters even if I couldn’t connect to them. The movie is supposedly a letdown but I will have to watch it before I can comment on that. Eva Green can do all sorts of creepy roles. I enjoyed watching her in Penny Dreadful, which is yet another series that I have to complete both on the TV screen and paper!







I loved Tigana for the oddest reason: I appreciated the patriotism that one of the characters displayed. I also liked the fact that it is a different shade of epic fantasy — a genre that will always have a special place in my heart.







Every reader has feel-good books. This series is one of mine. When I want to read something that wouldn’t make me think much and where family is always there for you (like mine is), I pick up the next book in this series. So far, the series has continued to be written. I read and reviewed the latest quite recently.




If creeptastic books are your thing, then you might wanna check these two out. The ominous way they are written is much scarier than if the horrors were laid out in front of us. Janni Lee Summer managed to do that in a more subtle way, which is why I went ahead and completed the series. I would love to see movies based on both of these!






I have read other works by J.S. but this one just pierced my heart. I mean, you continue reading a book, thinking that things will get better soon. They didn’t! Then you tell yourself, at least it might have a happy ending. It didn’t!


Which books did you read in September that left their mark on you?

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quote 2016-08-02 14:25
True evil is, above all things seductive. When the devil knocks on your door he doesn't have cloven hooves. He is beautiful. And offers you your hearts desires and (something mumbled). Like a siren.

- Penny Dreadful (tv show)

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text 2015-05-14 19:37
Penny Dreadful or Jackaby?

I still haven't watched the latest Penny Dreadful episode...I thought I would do it last night, but I was so tired that even reading was tough and today have I spent most of the time with my family and the only thing I have watched is 3 old episodes of Doctor Who (David Tennant ♥)


I needed something that both me and my niece could watch and thought that perhaps introducing Doctor Who to her could perhaps work and she actually saw 3 episodes with me without complaining...and there wasn't even a horse or a dog on the show...well K9 showed up a bit...


So now is the question; continue with Jackaby and try to finish it and see if I'm alert enough to what Penny Dreadul after or watch Penny Dreadful and then read as much as I can muster...




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