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Fables Vol 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

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Summary from Goodreads:

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

It's nice to see a graphic novel that is perhaps the first of it's kind, if I'm not mistaken. A fairy tale retelling in the form of a graphic novel. Next to superheroes, the idea of fairy tale characters living among us, is one among the many fantastical thoughts, th…

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

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1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - A WWII story about women spies and fighter pilots. This is one of those stories that broke my heart. It's more than just espionage. It's about love, loyalty, bravery, and friendships.

2. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner - Wonderful 3rd installment that surpassed the 1st and the second. Gen is a whole new person here and I loved it.  

3. The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud - I knew I was going to love this because of the wise cracking djinni, Bartimaeus. And, yes, I wasn't dissappointed. His commentaries here are as hilarious as ever and the plot is as exciting as it was in the Bartimaeus Trilogy.   

4. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness - Explosive ending to an awesome trilogy. It brought about all the necessary feels. Sadness, Anger, Grief, Heartbreak. I was exhausted by the time I finished reading. 

5. In Hero Years...I'm Dead by Michael Stackpole - This has all the superhero trappings of capes and tights, of bad guys and…

The Happy Prince And Other Tales by Oscar Wilde

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This book by the Irish writer Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde includes five short stories: The Selfish Giant The Happy Prince The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Remarkable Rocket.

I had a lovely time reading these five short fairy tale like stories. I find Oscar Wilde's writing style engrossing and beautiful. He focuses a lot on aesthetics. His stories seem to always touch on the nature of beauty and art. One can also find Christian undertones in them.  

The Happy Prince - 5 Stars

The story speaks about a regal, golden, bejeweled statue in the likeness of what was once a real young rich prince. And one night, a  sparrow on the way to Egypt happen to take refuge on the statue, and the two struck a bargain on several occasions, and which eventually led into an enduring friendship. This is my favorite because it is heartbreaking and touching and will just make you weep with sadness and then happiness. 

The Selfish Giant - 3 Stars

There was once a selfish giant wh…

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Summary from Goodreads:

Marriage can be a real killer.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his inno…

Rabbitin Turns 2!

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Today, marks the 2nd year anniversary of Rabbitin! Happy, happy day! 


For the longest time, I have been a reader as well as an all-around book blog and reading community lurker. But at some point I actually started getting in touch and commenting on blog entries. And I was absolutely thrilled whenever they responded back. It's like having a pen pal, only with a faster response time and without the post office travails of lost mail. Most importantly, I found an outlet to talk about all things books! So I did that for awhile, bombarding other people's blogs with comments. The idea of my own blog, did surface in my mind, but I never acted on it because of my usual neuroticism. Who would read my blog anyway? How would I write a review? Besides quips such as: 'I liked it!', 'It was good!', 'It was awesome!', 'I loved it!'. But still, like an itch, I kept coming back to the idea of my own blog. Much like girls envision their weddings and pick out motif…

Required Reading: June 2013

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It was a merry month of May, despite a couple of changes I had to deal with regarding our business, which occupied my thoughts quite a bit, and the reason why I wasn't able to churn out review posts as much as I would have wanted to. Boo. But now, let's welcome the month of June! *blows trumpet* The month which also happens to be my blog's anniversary month! *vigorous hand clapping ensues* Anyway, moving on...

I thought I'd try another one of those "barely touched" genres of mine. I feel like it's time to be more adventurous, genre-wise. (Well, except maybe if it's Non-Fiction or Horror or The Classics. I might need a little more bravery juice, for those.) Therefore, I declare this month, The Thriller Month of June!!! (with 3 exclamation points for added thrill!!!)  


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - I have to thank Lynai for both introducing and sending me the e-book copy! ( Thank you Lynai! *cartwheels*) I learned about this book throughher reviewon It…