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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Release Day Review!!! - Strange Weather by Joe Hill

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Title: Strange Weather

Author: Joe Hill

Genre: Novellas, Anthology, Horror

Release Date: 24th October 2017

Amazon: UK - USA


Strange Weather is a collection of four novellas or short novels by writer Joe Hill.

Snapshot, Loaded, Aloft, and Rain are connected by bizarre weather events, providing a backdrop - or a catalyst - to the events which unfold.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nerd Church - Recovery...?

(Warning: this post discusses mental health problems, especially depression and anxiety)

I've struggled with depression and anxiety for several years now.

I was ill for quite a while before I started this blog, and Dora Reads has been running, in one form or another, for nearly three years.

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Release Day Review!!! - Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne and Rowan Coleman

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Title: Mirror Mirror

Author: Cara Delevingne and Rowan Coleman

Genre: Young Adult/New Adult (YA with crossover appeal,) contemporary, crime*, LGBTQ+(and gender questioning)(F/F)


Release Date: 5th October

Amazon: UK - USA

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday Fics Fix - B-A-B-Y Baby

Something a li'l different for you this week my nerdlets!

This week I've got a fic based on the awesome film Baby Driver - if you haven't seen it, it's pretty damned cool!

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For those not in the know (or in need of a reminder,) Baby Driver is about a getaway driver called Baby who plays music (LOUD) on a semi-permanent basis to drown out his tinnitus (and the whiny bank robbers he works with.)

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Nerd Church - A Letter To My Younger Self

(Warning: this post contains references to suicidal thoughts and feelings, as well as brief references to grief, depression, abusive/toxic friendships, and the general randomness of my life.)

I'd been thinking of doing one of these things for a while - y'know the 'Hi little 15-year-old Cee, this is the advice I'd give you!' kind of things.

Then, between my birthday on Friday (no, I'm not telling you how old I am - it ain't happening,) and reading blogpost ideas by Jemma @ Dorkface, which suggested writing a letter to your younger self, I was like - IT'S A SIGN!!!!!!!!!*

*Yes, there was coffee. Also, my parents are hippies.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Review! (Graphic Novel Edition!) - Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Vol 1: Going Underground

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Title: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Vol 1: Going Underground

Author: Gerard Way; Jon Rivera

Artist: Michael Avon Oeming

Contributors: Nick Filardi; Clem Robins

Genre: Graphic Novel, Sci-Fi

Series: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye (#1-6)

Amazon: UK - USA

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nerd Church - Losing Chester

(Warning: this posts contains discussions of suicide – specifically that of Chester Bennington - mental health problems, and grief; it also mentions addiction problems and child sexual abuse.)

First of all guys, if you need help with mental health stuff, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE IN A BAD PLACE RIGHT NOW, there are links to helplines and resources at the end of this post.

You are valuable, you are valid, and we want you here.

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The news of the death of Chester Bennington - the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park - was a big and painful shock to his fans.

I cried. And I wasn't the only one.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Nerd Church - Victims of the System

(Warning: this post discusses a child killing case from the UK committed by a mentally ill teenager, and issues surrounding this such as stigma and failings in mental health care.)

Diminished Responsibility is a defence in English and Welsh law.

It means that the person who has committed the crime is not in control of their own actions, and is usually used in mental health-related circumstances.

At the same time it recognises that there is some responsibility on the part of the person committing the crimes - if only that they did not take all reasonable precautions to prevent this or a similar situation from occurring.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Friday Fics Fix - The One I Forgot To Title

I love new takes on established characters - especially the ones that blow your mind ;)

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That's what I have for you this week - something that will make you sit up and say, 'Huh? Wow. I can't believe I never considered that!'

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Month in Review(s) - June 2017

June was too damned hot here in the UK.

It regularly reached over 28C, & often over 30C. I officially melt at around 23.5C, so I was NOT happy.

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Told You I Was Trash

Something you may or may not be aware of is that there are a number of fics in which Clint Barton (Hawkeye) and Matt Murdock (Daredevil) meet in a dumpster.

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I f**k you not. This is a thing. A fandom thing. And it rocks.

It's gotten to the point where they're now referred to as 'Dumpster Buddies' or 'Dumpster Bros.' #TrueStory.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Review! - Something Beautiful by Amanda Gernentz Hanson

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Title: Something Beautiful

Author: Amanda Gernentz Hanson

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary*, Romance* (M/F; M/M,) (*ish,) LGBTQ+ (and sexually fluid)

Release Date: 27th June 2017

Amazon: UK - USA

Monday, 26 June 2017

Review Time! - Such a Good Girl by Amanda K Morgan

(Warning: This review contains discussions of child abuse, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse, amongst other such heavy topics.)

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Title: Such a Good Girl

Author: Amanda K Morgan

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Crime*, Thriller* (*ish)

Release Date: 20th June 2017

Amazon: UK - USA

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Review! (Graphic Novel Edition!) - Doom Patrol, Vol 1: Brick by Brick

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Title: Doom Patrol, Vol 1: Brick by Brick

Author: Gerard Way

Artist: Nick Derington

Contributors: Tom Fowler, Tamra Bonvillain, Todd Klein

Genre: Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi, Superheroes* (*ish)

Series: Doom Patrol #1-#6

Release Date: USA - 31st May; UK - 13th June

Amazon: UK - USA

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Month in Review(s) - May 2017

Ahhhhh May. The month when we all gave up hoping 2017 would be better than 2016, and decided to just do damage control from here to Christmas.

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(I joke - but only slightly. People in 1917 would be shocked by how short a distance we've come.)

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Comics Wrap-Up - House of the Rising Sun

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Film Trailers

New Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer!!!!!!!

I'm loving the whole Tony-Stark-as-out-of-his-depth-father-figure vibe! :)

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mini-Review! (Comics Edition!) - The Sun Dragon's Song #2

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Title: The Sun Dragon's Song #2

Author: Joyce Chng

Artist: Kim Miranda

Genre: Comics, Fantasy, Kids

Series: The Sun Dragon's Song

The Sun Dragon's Song #1: UK - USA
The Sun Dragon's Song #2: UK - USA
Two issue bundle #1&2: UK - USA