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The second book in the five-part Vatta’s War science fiction series. Publication year: 2005 Format: Audio Running time: 14 hours and 21 minutes Narrators: Cynthia Holloway This book starts soon after then first book, “Trading in Danger”. After she was drummed out of military academy, Kylara Vatta, Ky, is now the captain of a small […]


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Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Der Felsen / A Map of the Heart. Antonio Wannek (Malte) and Karoline Eichhorn (Katrin). Director: Dominik Graf Country: Germany Year: 2002 Duration: 2.02 Languages: de, en, fr, sv     35 mm transferred from DV. In German with e-subtitles in English.     In the presence of Dominik Graf hosted by Olaf Möller.     Viewed at the School, Midnight Sun Film Festival (MSFF), Sodankylä, 15 June 2018 MSFF: "During a vacation in Calvi, Jürgen tells his lover Katrin that he’ll leave her to...


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The first book in an alternate reality noir mystery series. Publication year: 2015 Format: ebook Publisher: Red Dog Press Page count: 243 at GoodReads In an alternate USA, four big families rule the city of Bridges. The city has been divided into four quadrants, each ruled by one family, and it’s very difficult to move […]


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The 17th book in the Amelia Peabody historical mystery series. Publication year: 2005 Format: print Publisher: HarperCollins Page count: 350 I’ve been reading the Peabody mysteries for a long time. Even though it’s been a few years since I read the previous book (Children of the Storm), reading this book was still like coming back […]


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A fantasy novella set in Bujold’s Five Gods universe. While it’s the newest in publication order, according to internal chorology, it’s the third. I recommend starting with the first novella “Penric’s Demon” to get the most out of the novella series. Publication year: 2017 Format: Audio Running time: 4 hours and 29 minutes Narrators: Grover […]


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The third book in the historical superhero series set in 1961 USA. It can be read as a stand-alone but you get more out of it by starting with the first book, Serpent’s Sacrifice. Publication year: 2018 Format: ebook Page count: 276 Chronologically, this book goes between books one and two in the Serpent series […]


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The sequel to “Penric’s Mission” and “Mira’s Last Dance”. A fantasy novella. I recommend starting with the first novella “Penric’s Demon” to get the most out of the novella series. Publication year: 2017 Format: Audio Running time: 5 hours and 25 minutes Narrators: Grover Gardner Penric is a sorcerer in the Bastard’s Order and therefore […]


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The first book in the Blackthorn and Grim fantasy series. Can be read as a stand-alone. Publication year: 2014 Format: Audio Running time: 17 hours and 44 minutes Narrators: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan This story has three POV characters and so it has three narrators. Each reads the chapter which is written in […]


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A mystery book which has two intertwined timelines. One starts at 1972 and the other 1790. Translator: Seppo Loponen Publication year: 1988 Publication year of the Finnish translation: 2010 Format: print Publisher of the Finnish translation: Bazar Page count: 667 This book has multiple POV characters and two distinct timelines. While it’s advertised as a […]


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The second book in the historical superhero series. Publication year: 2017 Format: ebook Page count: 308 The book starts two years after the climatic ending of the first book, Serpent’s Sacrifice. It’s 1962 and Alice lost a lot at the end of the previous book. Her two best friends, and fellow superheroes, have left, her […]


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A classic which has languished on my shelves for far too long. Publication year: 1894 Format: print Publisher: Penguin Books Page count: 140 This is an old swashbuckling romance story which has been filmed several times and also referred to in many books. It’s quite short and plot-driven. Rudolf Rassendyll is a British gentleman of […]


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Agon treeniblogi -

Tammikuussa Rillan veljen, Fidon, omistaja Minttu alkoi taivutella minua lähtemään näyttelyihin ulkomaille. Tuumasta toimeen ja kohteeksi valikoitui huhtikuun viimeisen viikonlopun kaksi kansallista näyttelyä Rakveressa. Ajattelimme ettei paikalle montaa lagottoa ilmoittaudua koska vain muutamaa viikkoa aiemmin oli tittelinäyttely Tallinnan voittaja eikä Eestin voittajaankaan pitkä aika ole. Ja oikeassa olimme, paikalle oli ilmoittautunut 3 lagottoa, Fido, Rillis ja valionarttu...


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The first book in a superhero series set in the 1950s US. Publication year: 2017 Format: ebook Page count: 487 The story starts in 1947 when Alice Seymour is 10. She lives with her mom and her abusive father. He’s a former soldier and apparently had traumatic experiences in a war and that’s why he […]


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The third and final book in the series about Greek gods in modern times. Publication year: 2018 Format: Audio Running time: 16 and 30 minutes Narrator: Jordanna Max Brodsky and Robert Petkoff The book begins six months after the end of the previous book, Winter of the Gods, which parted our heroes. Selene, the goddess […]


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Antti Alanen: Film Diary -

Mademoiselle Paradis / Mademoiselle Paradis.     AT/DE © 2017 NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH / LOOKS Filmproduktionen GmbH. P: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger. D: Barbara Albert. SC: Kathrin Resetarits – based on the novel Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik (2010) by Alissa Walser. CIN: Christine A. Maier – source format: Apple ProRes 4444 XQ – colour – 2,39:1 – release format: DCP. PD: Katharina Wöppermann. Cost: Veronika Albert. M: Lorenz Dangel. ED: Niki...


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The first book in a steampunk series. Publication year: 2004 Format: print Publisher: HarperCollins Page count: 322 Matt Cruse is a cabin boy aboard the luxury airship Aurora which travels from Lionsgate City, US, to Australia. He loves his job and dreams of being a sailmaker, like is father was. His father worked aboard the […]


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A science fiction novella where the main characters is a Murderbot. Publication year: 2017 Format: ebook Publisher: Tor Page count: 144 in GoodReads The story is set in a future time where humans have spread to several planets. The story follows a Security Unit, SecUnit, who is an android with both mechanical parts and cloned […]


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Written by an anonymous Chinese author and translated by Gulick. Publication year: 1976 Format: print Publisher: Dover Publications Page count: 223 + translator’s prescript and postscript Apparently, this is a translation of the first part of an 18th century Chinese manuscript. It’s a detective story but more in line with Western detective fiction than in […]


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The first book in the Hidden Alchemy urban fantasy series Publication year: 2017 Format: ebook Publisher: Chaos Fox Page count: 182 in GoodReads Kaitlyn Felis is a treasure hunter and an alchemist. When the story starts, she’s in London but an apartment isn’t a great place to do alchemy. When her uncle contacts her, saying […]


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The second book in the alternate world thriller Roma Nova series. I strongly recommend reading the first book, Inceptio, first because the characters and their relationships are introduced there. Publication year: 2013 Format: Audio Running time: 11 and 54 minutes Narrator: Caitlin Thorburn Perfiditas starts seven years after the end of Inceptio. Karen Brown is […]


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A military thriller set in the near future. Publication year: 2017 Format: ebook Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services Page count: 442 in GoodReads Sarah Dharmawan is a highly competent police officer in the Indonesia police and also a member of Densus-88, Indonesia’s special forces counter-terrorism squad. She comes from a family of military officers. At the […]


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Lauttasaaren Shakkikerho -

Alright, I'll be honest, I'm not sure if this is the fourth or the fifth edition, but whichever one it is, welcome! This will be held on 28.03.2018. Format - PART I  - Quiz Last time the (self-graded) "Quiz" section of the tournament was introduced, and went pretty well, so I plan to repeat it. The idea is to get practice at looking at endgame positions and immediately know whether it is winning, losing or drawing. Improving skills in this area will help to strategize better in the middle...


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A stand-alone historical fantasy book which follows Achilles from the perspective of Patroclus. Publication year: 2011 Format: print Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Publication year of the Finnish translation: 2013 Translator: Laura Lahdensuu Publisher of the translation: Basam books Page count: 454 This is a love story from the point-of-view of Patroclus. His childhood is unhappy because […]


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The final book in the 500 Kingdoms fantasy romance series. This one was clearly inspired by Beauty and the Beast along with werewolf tales and has elements from various other fairy tales. It can be read without reading the other books first. Publication year: 2011 Format: Audio Running time: 9 and 52 minutes Narrator: Gabra […]


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A short story collection focusing on steampunk with magic through alchemy. Publication year: 2015 Format: print Publisher: WMG Publishing Page count: 237 “The Rites of Zosimos” by Angela Penrose: the collection starts with a story set in a magic/alchemy school. The story has two such schools. A body is found, naked and boiled. Sir Peter […]


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This is a collection of two novellas and two short stories in the Ruby Callaway urban fantasy series. Each happens in a different time period: 1812, 1993, 1959, 2006. Publication year: 2016-2017 Format: ebook, kindle Publisher: Watchfire Press Page count: none in Kindle Bone Realm (1812): Rebecca Callaway is working in her late father’s business: […]


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The newest book in the Vlad Taltos series. It’s the 15th. Publication year: 2017 Format: Audio Running time: 9 and 31 minutes Narrator: Bernard Setaro Clark This it the first Vlad Taltos book I’ve listened as an audiobook and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the reader, Clark. Of course, he […]


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A stand-alone book which stars Catwoman and Batman. Not romantically. Publication year: 1993 Format: print Publisher: Warner Books Page count: 196 Catwoman, Selina Kyle, must steal to survive. She doesn’t do it often and usually steals from local drug gangs, but she also has no qualms about it. Sometimes she runs into Batman but avoids […]


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A stand-alone Batman book where he confronts child abuse. Publication year: 1995 Format: print Publisher: Warner Books Page count: 196 + David Hechler’s essay on Child Sex Tourism Bruce Wayne is in a charity event for the Gotham Museum. An otherwise dull evening becomes more colorful when a child protective services caseworker Debra Kane confronts […]


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The third and final book in the Gateways to Alissia fantasy series. I got an eARC from the publisher. Thanks! Publication year: 2018 February Format: ebook Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse Page count: 352 on Goodreads A small amount of time has passed since the end of the previous book, the Island Deception. The stage magician […]


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