BBC Thursday – 27th of October

BBC_Radio_logoToday’s the pre-scarry edition. Since it’s almost Halloween and all the creepy tales are crawling into the radio and yet there are still few interesting tales that won’t make you look under the bed searching for monsters, I’ve decides to split my BBC post to two parts this week.

Today I’ll give you a few tales that I liked or that seem interesting and during the weekend I’ll write a special creepy edition ;). I’ve got a few dramas already chosen for that one!

1. 1963 – Fanfare for the Common Men by Eddie Robson

The Fifth Doctor first fetched up on Earth in the 1960s – but what does he make of that decade’s greatest musical contribution, the Beatles?

It turns out the Time Lord is a big fan. His young companion Nyssa, however, is unfamiliar with all the fuss over Earth’s musical heritage – so a trip to Fab Four’s formative days is in order.

Yet the Beatles are nowhere to be seen and their role in history has been taken by another group…

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Goodreads

Day left: 21
Duration: 30 min | 4 episodes
Rating: ★★★☆☆

First and obviously one that I couldn’t skip – another Doctor Who! Well, I admit this one wasn’t my favorite, but if you love the series you should at least give it a try :).

On a side note – if you’re in dire need of some awesome graphic novels the HumbleBundle currently has Doctor Who set in offer! It’s like a Halloween gift!
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BBC Thursday – 6th of October

BBC_Radio_logoAnother three weeks had passed since my last BBC post but, to be honest, I haven’t listened to it much lately. Not many dramas caught my attention and I had some other really good things to listen and watch :D.

But it seems autumn brings some interesting dramas with it. I might’ve listed some of them already at some point, after all, BBC does replay them from time to time (which is also one of the reasons I haven’t listened to it lately). These are three dramas I’ve listened to some time ago. All of them based on fantastic stories.

1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

In post-war 1992 androids are becoming indistinguishable from human beings, even in their capacity to love, and bounty hunter Rick Deckard is tasked with locating and retiring a rogue group of escaped androids who have fled a life of slavery and returned to Earth.

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Day left: 18
Duration: 60 min | 2 episodes
Rating: ★★★★☆

Let’s start with a bit of Sci-Fi awesomeness – whoever read it knows it’s good, whoever watched Blade Runner (and you all should!) should also have a look at the original story. The dramatization takes only two hours, but I’d suggest you check it out even if it’s still not the book.
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Welcome to the world of imagination!

Today I’ve got for you four stories that made me switch to the child mode :). There are magical, colorful, full of fantastic creatures and have the strong good vs evil factor. Sounds good, right? Well, let’s get to details.

One small warning – since I’ll be writing about the whole series, each next story might start with a spoiler for the previous book. I’ll try to avoid them, but it will be hard.

First of all, I love the covers, you can already see it’s going to be a fantastic journey for children. Just look at them:

Elora of Stone Into Coraira Teagan of Tomorrow Second Twin

Author: Jaime Lee Mann

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I received these book from the publisher via NetGelley in exchange for an honest review.

I admit I waited way too long to read these stories, even though I had the first three on my kindle for a long time. When the “Second Twin” came out I decided I finally need to read them and here we are.

Sometimes it’s not easy to switch to the kid-mode. Some of the books simply take you int the story and you’ve got nothing to say about it, but in this case, I had to “manually” change my way of thinking. It wasn’t easy because even though these stories are magical they also have this cruel darkness lurking about, ready to grab the unsuspecting reader. Continue reading “Welcome to the world of imagination!”

Top 5 Wednesday – Books That Feature Time Travel

imgresI thought I’ve read more books about time travels by now. Indeed, I do have good reads on my lists, but this time, I’d rather look forward to my next reads. Today I’m presenting you 5 books I’d like to read one day. If you read any of these, let me know what you though. Maybe you’ve already written a review you’d like to share? Link it up in the comments, I’ll gladly take a look :).

And it seems I’m still into pirates 😛 maybe it’s because I still haven’t found the one book I like, although “Cutlass” is good.

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Ruby RedRuby Red by Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell

I’ve had this book on my TBR list for few years now! And yet I still can’t get myself to buy and read it. There’s always something else on the way. But I do want to read it one day. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday – Books That Feature Time Travel”