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review 2018-02-20 15:33
Review: I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: 20th Anniversary by Ben Peskoe, Bill Green, Will Russell, Scott Shuffitt
I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: 20th Anniversary - Jesse Russell,Bill Green,Ben Peskoe,Scott Shuffitt

On the twentieth anniversary of the Coen brothers' cult classic film, the ultimate fan's guide to The Big Lebowski, with a foreword by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, and a new afterword by writer and film critic Daphne Merkin.


When it was first released in 1998, The Big Lebowski flopped at the box office. Twenty years later, the movie has developed a massive, passionate, and cross-generational cult following of Lebowski fans (a.k.a. Achievers), who yearly coalesce around Lebowski Fest, the film-screening/party where bowling pins tumble, costumes abound, and White Russians are the official drink of choice--"kind of a 'Star Trek' convention, but without all the geeks"(Associated Press).


Written by the Founding Dudes of Lebowski Fest--and with a foreword by El Duderino himself, Jeff Bridges--this new edition of I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski also features contemporary reflections on the movie by acclaimed writer and former New Yorker film critic Daphne Merkin. This is the fan book to tie every Achiever's room together, a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, illustrations, photos, interviews with every major cast member (plus the real-life inspirations for the Coen-created characters), highlights from the Fest, a handy Achiever translation guide, and tips on how to Dude-ify your life. I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski is a raucous and hilarious celebration of the greatest film ever made (condolences, Citizen Kane) and of the glorious revelry that continues in its two-decade wake.



If you were a fan of the movie then this book is a must read. If you have not watched it, watch it and then come back and read the book. But really either way you should be familiar with the movie.

The book was almost a guide to the movie and it was fun and very enjoyable to read. What can you expect from the book? A lot. Obviously humor and a whole lot more. We get a good look behind the scenes, many pictures of scenes, characters and locations. As well interviews with the cast and crew. Plus some other really fun stuff.

Overall, like I said if you liked the movie you will love this book.

I rate it 5★ it was quick, fun and very informative read.


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review 2018-01-29 18:23
Review: The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton
The Belles - Dhonielle Clayton

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.


But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.


With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.



I really, really enjoyed this book. While it started off a bit slow for me it sure picked up ¼ through the book and from there on it is pretty fast paced.

I absolutely love the world Dhonielle Clayton created, it was magic and real. I really wouldn’t mind to see it on the screen someday. Everything was well described but not overdone.

If you think this book is all about beauty and vanity, you are wrong there is so much more that is taking place. I don’t want to give anything away and it really dosent if I say to be a faviorte is not a necessarily good thing as Camille things in the beginning. She learns quickly that being a favorite may just mean a bigger and better golden cage. There are a lot of secrets and lies to be uncovered and Camille being a bit of rule breaker and rebel means to find out what all it hidden behind the nice golden and royal façade.

This book is full of surprises and has some nice plot twists that I did not see coming. Also be warned it does end with a cliffhanger.

I really enjoyed Camille for the most part of the book, she did have some annoying parts but she learned quickly and I ended up really liking her. Another favorite for me was Remy and I wish we could have had more of him.

Overall, this was a fast paced, full with some action, betrayal and many twists and turns  read that I really enjoyed.

I rate it 4 ½ ★ because it was a bit slow in the beginning for me but otherwise a great read with an awesome world.


**I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!**






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review 2018-01-29 17:54
Review: This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter
This Heart of Mine - C.C. Hunter

This book is a tearjerker, at least for me., but that being said I also really enjoyed this book.
It was heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. It also had it fair share of humor so not all doom and gloom and tears.
It was easy to follow and the characters were easy to relate to as well likeable.
Overall I can say that it is one of those make you feel good books that make you ugly cry .
I rate it 5★ and recommend


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review 2017-12-19 15:35
Review: Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold #1) by Kim Wilkins
Daughters Of The Storm - Kim Wilkins


Lying in a magic-induced coma, the King of Thyrsland is on the brink of death: if his enemies knew, chaos would reign. In fear for his life and his kingdom, his five daughters set out on a perilous journey to try to save him, their only hope an aunt they have yet to meet, a shadowy practitioner of undermagic who lives on the wild northern borders.

No-one can stand before the fierce tattooed soldier and eldest daughter Bluebell, an army commander who is rumoured to be unkillable, but her sisters, the loyal and mystical Ash, beautiful but unhappily married Rose, pious Willow and uncertain Ivy all have their own secrets to keep from her — the kind of secrets that if revealed could bring disaster down upon not only them, but the entire kingdom.

Waiting in the wings is stepbrother Wylm whose dealings with Bluebell's greatest enemy, Hakon the Raven King, would end Bluebell's dreams of revenge on his mother and propel his own desperate grasp for power


I was offered an ARC of this book and after reading the blurb fir it I thought it might be something I enjoy and I mostly did. However there also were a few things that I didn’t like as much but overall it was a good book that you will enjoy if you like fantasy. For me the story was a bit slow-paced, but I couldn’t figure out if it was the story line or if it was just me. The entire book is very descriptive, which is always nice but sometimes can slow one down. I definitely enjoyed the story and the idea behind it. I couldn’t wait to see what will happen next. We get a little bit of everything in this book, action, romance, thrill, betrayal and a humor and of course plenty of suspense. Now to the part I couldn’t enjoy as much. The Characters, and not just one but all of the sisters and other people you encounter in the book. For some reason I sadly had a very hard time to connect to any of the characters. While all five sisters were very different from each other they all were equally flat to me. They just came over as very 2 dimensional and I couldn’t connect or relate to any of them. Which made it seem long and sometimes boring. Overall, like I said I enjoyed the story, just not the characters telling it so much. I might read the second book to see if it gets better and to see what happens next. I rate the book 3 ★

*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

Will be available March 6th 2018


Kim Wilkins was born in London, and grew up at the seaside north of Brisbane, Australia. She has degrees in literature and creative writing, and teaches at the University of Queensland and in the community. Her first novel, The Infernal, a supernatural thriller was published in 1997. Since then, she has published across many genres and for many different age groups. Her latest books, contemporary epic women’s fiction, are published under the pseudonym Kimberley Freeman. Kim has won many awards and is published all over the world. She lives in Brisbane with a bunch of lovable people and pets.


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review 2017-12-19 15:13
Review: Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
Keep You Close - Lucie Whitehouse


When the artist Marianne Glass falls to her death, everyone insists it was a tragic accident. Yet Rowan Winter, once her closest friend, suspects there is more to the story. Ever since she was young, Marianne had paralyzing vertigo. She would never have gone so close to the roof's edge.

Marianne -- and the whole Glass family -- once meant everything to Rowan. For a teenage girl, motherless with a much-absent father, this lively, intellectual household represented a world of glamour and opportunity.

But since their estrangement, Rowan knows only what the papers reported about Marianne's life: her swift ascent in the London art world, her much-scrutinized romance with her gallerist. If she wants to discover the truth about her death, Rowan needs to know more. Was Marianne in distress? In danger? And so she begins to seek clues -- in Marianne's latest work, her closest relationships, and her new friendship with an iconoclastic fellow artist.

But the deeper Rowan goes, the more sinister everything seems. And a secret in the past only she knows makes her worry about her own fate . . .

This was one of those books that started out very promising but I ended up not liking as much as I thought. Once I finished the book and thought it over I decided to that I do like the actual story line, I was just not a huge fan of how it was written out. While the book was actually suspenseful it was hard to see while reading it because there was simply too much going on and by too much I mean back story, there seemed to be so much crammed in there that the suspends was gone by the time we got around back to the original point The same goes with characters, there were way to many people to keep up with and also certain things were just dragged out and could have been more enjoyable if it would have been shorter. Overall, I enjoyed the story but I think in this case less is more would have been even better. If you enjoy extremely well and long detailed backgrounds and worlds and characters you will enjoy this book. I rate this book 2 ★

*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*


Lucie Whitehouse

Lucie Whitehouse was born in the Cotswolds in 1975 and grew up in Warwickshire. She studied Classics at Oxford University and then began a career in publishing while spending evenings, weekends and holidays working on the book that would eventually become THE HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT.

Having married in 2011, she now divides her time between the UK and Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband. She writes full time and has contributed features to the Times, the Sunday Times, the Independent, Elle and Red Magazine.


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