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review 2018-03-18 18:00
Poster Boy (Theta Alpha Gamma #5) by Anne Tenino Review
Poster Boy - Anne Tenino

t's all fun and games until someone puts his heart out.

After being outed to his hockey team and then changing schools, Jock figures he’s due for something good — like the sex he missed out on in the closet. Toby, the hot grad student he meets at a frat party, seems like a great place to start, and their night together is an awesome introduction to the fine art of hooking up.

Toby’s heart takes a bruising after the near-perfect experience with Jock leads to . . . nothing. He’s been left on the outside as his friends pair up into blissful coupledom, and he’s in danger of never completing (or starting) his thesis. Can’t something go right?

Then Toby’s coerced into chaperoning a Theta Alpha Gamma trip to France. Not that he’s complaining. What better place to finish his thesis and get over that frat boy? Except Jock’s outing is leaked to the press, turning him into an unwilling gay rights martyr, and he decides France would be a great escape, too. It’s a break from reality for both guys, but they soon find their connection is as real as it gets.

 

Review

 

 have enjoyed this series and Toby's and Jock's romance makes an intersting addition.

Toby in previous books has been kind of hard to read. We get in this book that he feels kind of plain and not that valuable. His fetish of more "virginal" guys isn't well explored but we do get a lot more insight into who he is. He grows a great deal in this book and I end up liking him a great deal. 

Jock is a bit of a mess. Young and self centered. Jock hooks up briefly with Toby and is pretty rude really about the whole thing. It means more to Toby or at least Jock isn't ready to have it mean anything. 

They end up in France together. Jock is terrified on emotionial intimacy and has all sorts of internalized homophobia to deal with. Toby takes all kinds of emotionial risks that I am not always sure the Jock deserves. But it ends up a sweet love story in the end and Jock really sorts his stuff out in a very satisfying way and Toby learns his true calling. Good stuff. 

I love the surprise secondary romance, the madcap frat boys, setting, and the history.

I hope Noah gets his own book.

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review 2016-03-22 09:50
His Four Poster Bed (Bedroom Secrets Series Book 2) - Emma Thorne

This is Book 2 in the series, but can be read alone. It was addicting and I want more.

Given for an honest review.

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text 2016-02-11 09:47
Fundstück: Visions of the Future (NASA)

Entweder ist es mir früher einfach nur entgangen, oder die NASA arbeitet kräftig an einem frischeren, jüngeren Image. Jedenfalls kommen aus der Ecke immer häufiger humorvolle, weniger ernste Beiträge bei mir an, die das Thema Raumfahrt auch mal etwas spielerisch angehen. Zum ersten Mal aufgefallen ist es mir mit Astronaut Chris Hadfield, über den ich wiederum durch eine Freundin (hallo, Jule!) gestolpert bin. Wer seine Faszination für den Weltraum verloren hat oder schlichtweg noch nicht gefunden hat, der sollte der Website dieses humorvollen Menschen einen Besuch abstatten und sich das ein oder andere Video ansehen.

Worum es jetzt aber eigentlich geht, das ist die Posterreihe »Visions of the Future«, die kürzlich von der NASA auf deren Website veröffentlicht wurde. Bei dem Titel der Reihe hatte ich zunächst einmal sterile Bildinhalte erwartet, die Aufmachung ist aber farbenfroh und ziemlich retro, was einen Bogen zurück zum ersten großen Weltraumhype in den 60ern schlägt. Bei manchen Bildunterschriften muss man doch wirklich schmunzeln und wenigstens ich bekomme Lust zu einem Buch mit Space-Adventure zu greifen. Vorschläge, liebe Buchwürmer? 

Mir gefällt’s jedenfalls und wer sich auch für solche Dinge begeistern kann, der schaut sich ein paar der tollen Plakate in größer auf der Seite der NASA an.

(Screenshot: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/)

Fundstück: Visions of the Future

Source: moyasbuchgewimmel.de/fundstueck-visions-of-the-future-nasa
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text 2015-09-04 16:28
Banned Book 10 - Where's Waldo
Where's Waldo? The Spectacular Poster Book - Martin Handford
Where's Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt - Martin Handford

Yup, Where’s Waldo has been banned and challenged because there is an apparently a lady without a bikini top in one of the pictures.

 

                Honestly, how did whoever find that lady?  The amount of dedication that such a feat must required is simply awe inspiring. I hope they work at some intelligent gathering service that determines important thing.

 

                Ah, who I am kidding.  Seriously, what kind of person does that?  Am I the only one who is imagining some person in a dimly lit attic bent over a sticky copy of Waldo with a face alternating between fascination and horror?

 

                I haven’t gone looking for the half naked lady.  This is in part because I don’t think she really exists.  How often do we see things that aren’t really there?  How often does cereal look like Jesus or the Virgin and everyone can see it but you?

 

                Happens to me all the time.

 

                Even if the lady is topless, what is so scary about breasts?  I mean, okay, if you’re having one of those drug induced dreams where the nipples turn into eyes, I can understand.  But that’s not the case here.  I know nudity is a thing, and it should, in general, be left to the parents to determine exposure.  Yet, again, why is what that one group gets to determine what is good for all?  If you don’t want your child to read it, fine.  But why can’t I or my child?

 

                The banning and challenging of Waldo isn’t because of a guy in glasses wearing a striped shirt and blue pants isn’t spooky looking, but because of possible nudity.  Possible female nudity.  Would it be the same level of protest if a guy were flashing his breasts?  And why can guys flash their breasts?  Including some men who should be wearing bras.

 

                So Waldo touches on a deeper societal issue, doesn’t it?

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