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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
There's an old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in which Calvin, like he is wont to do, goes off on a particularly wild flight of fancy about T-rexes fly ...more
Apr 02, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
Club Dead for me is where the Sookie Stackhouse series really starts getting its feet under it. Things are definitely not well between Sookie and her ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 30, 2008
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
I can solidly say that my acquisition of The Forest of Hands and Teeth is entirely the work of John Scalzi's Big Idea posts that have been prominently ...more
Nov 03, 2014
Mar 11, 2009
Witch Fire (Elemental Witches, #1)
There is an audience for Anya Bast's Witch Fire, but unfortunately I am not it.

Here's the Not My Cup of Tea part: this is one of those paranormal roma
Jul 15, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
Live and Let Die (James Bond #2)
Okay, I'd known that Ian Fleming is on record as having been a racist and sexist bastard, but somehow I had managed to not really notice that much the ...more
Feb 04, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
Read this one recently on the strength of a friend's recommendation, and was rather glad I did; it's one of the more unusual SF novels I've had the pl ...more
Sep 14, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)
I never got into Richard Castle's Derek Storm novels, because I try to avoid things that hit bestseller status--in no small part because I've had one ...more
Oct 2009
Jul 31, 2009
The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, #6)
I had high hopes for The Laughter of Dead Kings, the sixth and final installment of Elizabeth Peters' Vicky Bliss series. I've loved the Vicky books a ...more
Oct 12, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
The Clockwise Man (Doctor Who: New Series Adventure 1)
As I've posted about on my journal earlier, the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, completely sold me on being a Doctor Who fan at last. And as I ha ...more
Mar 2007
Dec 21, 2008
Interred with Their Bones (Kate Stanley, #1)
I have a confession to make, and it is this: I am simultaneously repelled by and attracted to books that shamelessly mention The Da Vinci Code in thei ...more
Feb 04, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
Black Powder War (Temeraire #3)
**spoiler alert** Black Powder War has a definite "middle of a series" flavor about it--not unlike trying to read one of the Aubrey-Maturins. It reads ...more
Feb 2013
Dec 22, 2008
Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody, #18)
**spoiler alert** Last year when I read Elizabeth Peters' The Serpent on the Crown, I'd remarked that it really rather felt like someone else had ghos ...more
Jun 2007
Dec 21, 2008
The Spymaster's Lady
I read this one after seeing it lauded on Smart Bitches Trashy Books as a sterling example of an author portraying non-English dialogue very well. Sin ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Dec 20, 2010
Battlestar Galactica
Since I've gotten all captivated by the shiny new Battlestar Galactica remake on the Skiffy Channel, I got the urge to re-read LJ user solarbird's old ...more
Mar 09, 2005
Dec 22, 2008
Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers, by Linnea Sinclair, is the love child of a romance novel and an SF one. It's set in space, sure--but at heart, it's really a romance. ...more
Jun 09, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
The Keeper (Keeper, #1)
My first book of the year turned out to be entirely unplanned--an impulse purchase at Albertson's when I went down there yesterday to pick up various ...more
Jan 15, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
When one is accustomed to the trends of American fantasy novels, it's a refreshing shock to the system to come across a clean, spare little book like ...more
Sep 18, 2007
Dec 22, 2008
Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, #5)
Decided to give Julie Garwood a go since she'd been recommended to me, but apparently I picked the wrong book or something, because Slow Burn mostly j ...more
Mar 02, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
Shakespeare's Counselor (Lily Bard, #5)
The fifth (and to my knowledge, last--I don't know if any more are forthcoming) Lily Bard book is almost more about developments in Lily's life than i ...more
Aug 07, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
Infected (Infected, #1)
I wanted to like this book. I was ready to let it entertain me with its creepy-sounding premise: alien spores infecting hapless human beings and turni ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
With all of the fuss I've seen made over Lev Grossman's The Magicians, I feel like I rather missed something--because I outright loathed this book. An ...more
May 13, 2011
Oct 14, 2010
Steam-Powered:  Lesbian Steampunk Stories
Say you're a big fan of steampunk. Say also that you think the world needs more queer short fiction--and in particular, F/F. If both of these apply to ...more
Nov 22, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Born in Death (In Death, #23)
Is the In Death series really up to 23 books? Wow. No wonder it's getting harder for it to have installments that stand out from the crowd. The last f ...more
Jul 12, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
Always Time to Die
Note: I originally read this book back in 2006, and read it again in 2011. My opinion of the book hasn't changed in the interval, though it's worth no ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Dec 22, 2008
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
**spoiler alert** Okay, yeah, that was thirty-six guns of fun on a twenty-gun frigate.

Things start off with a bang in Throne of Jade when our Captain
Jan 29, 2013
Dec 22, 2008
Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss, #2)
Ah yeah, now we're talkin'. With the second installment, Street of the Five Moons, the Vicky Bliss series starts getting its feet under it--in no smal ...more
Sep 09, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
The other day, editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden posted up on Making Light that he had several dozen ARCs of Cory Doctorow's forthcoming novel Little Brot ...more
Apr 26, 2008
May 01, 2008
The Hollow (Sign of Seven, #2)
On to book two of Sign of the Seven!

I definitely liked this one better than Book 1, for a couple of reasons. One, I liked Fox as a male lead character
Jun 30, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
Sacred Sins (D.C. Detectives, #1)
Sacred Sins is one of Nora Roberts' late 80's-era novels, and for me at least, it falls somewhat flat compared to her later work. The elements are cer ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
City of Pearl (Wess'har Wars, #1)
I really enjoyed reading City of Pearl. Most of the authors I read in SF/F are the F side of the genre, so whenever I come across a female SF writer i ...more
Feb 09, 2006
Dec 22, 2008
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