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Lit Geek: Bookends

As a lit geek, I have a lot of books (mostly Romance and Young Adult), but very little shelf space. Not only that, but my shelves are old and ugly, and I cover them up with a piece of cloth. It’s not very aesthetically pleasing, but if I could, I’d decorate my collection with beautiful … Continue reading

Book Review: I’ve Got Your Number

Once again, Sophie Kinsella has managed to incorporate wit, urgency and romance into one whimsical and fantastic story. The premise behind I’ve Got Your Number is the protagonist Poppy Wyatt needing a new cell phone after hers get stolen. This is important because she needs a phone to stay in contact with a hotel – … Continue reading

The Embarrassing Side Effects of Having Recently Read “The Hunger Games”

These side effects seem to have developed into a pandemic within the last few months for most of my friends. I know I am guilty of at least… most of them. We aren’t complaining about this, really, as these “embarrassing” side effects are no where near as embarrassing as anything Twilight related that we may … Continue reading

Upcoming: Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer‏

As a reader of the Artemis Fowl series since the very beginning, I am thrilled and excited for the next and final instalment in the list. Coming out this summer (July 10, 2012, according to Indigo), Eoin Colfer’s eighth Artemis Fowl novel, subtitled: The Last Guardian, has a lot to live up to, especially when the … Continue reading

Book Review: Dating the Undead

There are so many brilliant things about Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter & Jill Monroe, a sort of experimentation and a comedic look on the pervasiveness of the urban supernatural genre on society. It is, undoubtedly, a book, but it’s formatted and written like a Cosmopolitan magazine, with the same sizzling cover lines and the smexy … Continue reading

The Best Japanese Live Actions

From print to screen Live actions are a tricky business. Followers of the original work (whether in anime or manga) are both hopeful and critical, and I tend to be critical. In the first episode alone, I note the actors and actresses, their acting skills, their clothing, the setting, the introductory plot, the special effects … Continue reading

Strong Female Protagonists in Shoujo Manga

Shoujo manga typically conjures up the image of a plain, modest girl, who’s kindness makes everything better and has all the boys falling over themselves for her affection. To make it even better, the boys are handsome, rich and kind, but only to the girl, and they fall in love and live happily ever after. … Continue reading

Recommendations: Webcomics

Today is hump day, and the first half of the week has already wasted your brain – the other half is still waiting to eat you alive. To help you through the monotonous working week, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite webcomics with you. Girl Genius Online Comics Lots of newbies are put-off … Continue reading

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