Television Review: Orphan Black, Series 3

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Amazon Synopsis: In this series, Sarah (Maslany) tries to track down her missing twin, Helena (also Maslany), with the Castor clones in hot pursuit of the Leda sisters. Meanwhile, the Proletheans continue their pursuit of all clones and Sarah tries to find out more about the origins of Project Castor.

 

 

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Novel Progress: November

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The last time I wrote this post was back in May, and the only thing it did was to lament my lack of progress. Now that I am trying to get myself writing again, I thought it was time to put some thoughts down on paper.

Since my MA finished, I’ve been attempting to spend time focusing on the novel again. It’s always been my dream, so I refuse to abandon it just because I’m job hunting in a different direction now.

Ironically, my first step to getting back into it was to delete a load. I had been writing it roughly, rushing scenes despite having been excited about writing them. I knew editing wouldn’t fill in the gaping holes in the plot and it was such a big section, it was ultimately easier to delete it. I say easier… it was horrible hitting the button but I knew it had to be done.

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Book Review: Trading Darkness by Lisa Hofmann

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Synopsis: Once upon a time, a demon from the depths of the earth decided to seek the light of love. 


When human weakness destroys that love, a yearning for vengeance awakens within the 

 

ancient soul, and the fiefdom of Wildenburg becomes home to many kinds of men and monsters. A never-ending spiral of cruelty and sacrifice is set in motion. Over the centuries, wars, hunger, and witch trials cripple the little fiefdom, until one day, the reigning lord discovers that not even his own children are safe from the fiend his ancestors helped create. 


There is truth at the heart of every fairytale, but a fairytale can quickly turn into a nightmare. Only one person has the power to break the curse that has befallen the land: a young woman who has lived all her life in darkness. Can she find enough beauty within the beast to put an end to the killing?

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Film Review: Moana

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Synopsis: Disney animated adventure set in ancient Oceania.

When a fiery ocean demon threatens her peaceful island home, teenage Princess Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) vows to fulfil her heroic destiny and save her people. Putting her navigation skills to the test, Moana sets out on a daring sea voyage to find the once-mighty demi-God Maui (Dwayne Johnson), the legendary creator of the Pacific Islands and the only one who can help her with her quest.

 Together, they traverse the treacherous open waters, encountering difficult conditions and dangerous creatures along the way, as Moana searches for the mythical island which holds the key to completing her mission.

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Book Blogging on a Budget

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I love being a book-blogger. I love being able to help out an author by leaving a review or helping draw attention to their title. I will never be a big blogger, not compared to how amazing some of the book-bloggers out there are. But I will keep plodding through my TBR pile and do what I can to help out.

But sometimes, keeping on top of new releases and being able to produce the images and giveaways is beyond me. I don’t have the money. It doesn’t ruin the experience though.

If you’re starting out as a book-blogger and wondering how to ensure you have enough reading material without it costing you a fortune, here are a few of tips that have seen me through.

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Book Review: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

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Goodreads Synopsis: To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

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Television Review: Breaking Bad, Series 4

 

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Amazon Synopsis: The phenomenon continues as Breaking Bad hits a stunning new high with its most suspenseful season yet! In his multiple Emmy® Award-winning role, Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a one-time mild-mannered chemistry teacher whose transformation into a deadly criminal kicks into overdrive in the explosive fourth season.

As his young accomplice, Jesse (Aaron Paul in his Emmy® Award-winning role), turns increasingly distant and hostile, Walt must deal with his estranged wife (Anna Gunn), his relentless DEA Agent brother-in-law (Dean Norris), and the ruthless kingpin manipulating the entire operation (Giancarlo Esposito) – culminating in a bombshell season finale that will leave you speechless. Executive produced by Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson.

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