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    Beauty and the Beast | MinaLima Classic

    So remember back in August I wrote about the MinaLima editions of Peter Pan and Jungle Book, at the time I said I would literally buy every book MinaLima released. Well two days ago I found out MinaLima had released a new edition of The Beauty and the Beast (I presume to go along with the movie), any way I found out about it and immediately bought it. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The thing I’ve been learning a lot about in class just now is how to use design to make something feel expensive. Good design can turn something normal into a premium product. This is a good example of it because…

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    Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald

    Luna: Wolf Moon is the second book in the science fiction series by Ian McDonald. These books are set on the Moon, in a future where it is controlled by five warring corporate families. If you enjoy hard science fiction books this is a must read. LUNA: WOLF MOON SUMMARY The Luna series is set in a futuristic version of our own world where Dragons; powerful dynastic corporate families have set up on the Moon, mining and producing chemicals and equipment which is sent back to Earth. The story starts out in Luna: New Moon which introduces us to the Corta family and their helium mining industry Corta Helio. The…

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    Am I Pretending To Be A Book Blogger?

    A week ago I was in a Waterstones and came across a copy of The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon. This is not particularly surprising because it was close to the release date. But when I saw that book last week, it was on a shelf 5 days before the official release. Normally during occasions like this the book blogger in me would have had a tiny freak out moment in the store. Immediately buy the book then come home and tell everyone on the internet that I got a book before the release date. ON NOT BUYING BOOKS This time it wasn’t quite like that. This time I noted…

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    Book Review | Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

    Paper and Fire is second book in The Great Library series by Rachel Caine. The series starting out with Ink and Bone. It is set in an alternate world where books are banned. This book has a really Harry Potter feel. With the main character, Jess, leaving home to join the mysterious library. If you love books about books, Paper and Fire is a must read. PAPER AND FIRE SUMMARY With an iron fist, the Great Library ruthlessly controls the knowledge of the world, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the…

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    Book Review | Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

    Ink and Bone is the first part of The Great Library series by Rachel Caine, which is continued in Paper and Fire. Ink and Bone is set in an alternate history. The main character Jess, leaves home to join the mysterious library. This series has a Harry Potter feel to it, so its a must read if you’re looking for another Potter fix. INK AND BONE SUMMARY Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books…