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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
Mar 12, 2009
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...more
Jul 15, 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
Doctor Who - The Clockwise Man (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
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
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
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
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
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...more
Jun 30, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
The Queen's Bastard (Inheritors' Cycle, #1)
There are times when I read a book so well-put together, so deliciously complex, and so generally OH-MY-inducing that I despair of ever trying to writ...more
May 10, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
Hot Ice
Nora Roberts' Hot Ice, one of her older standalone books from the late 80's, is a halfway decent caper novel. Thief Douglas Lord, betrayed by the man...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
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
Only His (Only Series, #1)
Let's talk Elizabeth Lowell Old West romance!

Willow Moran is heading west in search of her missing brother Matt, last heard from on his way to a gold...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
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
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
If Book 6 of the Sookie Stackhouse series was a turning point, then Book 7, All Together Dead, is the drawing of battle lines. Vampire politics, were...more
Oct 05, 2008
Oct 05, 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
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (Eden Moore, #1)
I have come to the realization that although I would never live in the South again if you paid me, this does not mean that the South has left me. I ap...more
Apr 10, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Sacred Sins (SS/BV, #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
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
The fifth installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead as a Doornail, was one I didn't care as much for the first time through. On re-reading it,...more
Oct 02, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
Doctor Who: The Sensorites
The Sensorites is a rather old Doctor Who novel--and unlike all the other Doctor novels I've read so far this year, it's actually just a novelization...more
Aug 11, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper, #1)
**spoiler alert** First and foremost, speaking as someone who just attended at least part of a horse-related panel at an SF con and who has been consc...more
Apr 17, 2006
Dec 22, 2008
Angels Fall
Turned out that, despite all the various Nora Roberts recommendations folks kindly gave me, the first non-J.D. Robb of hers that I read was Angels Fal...more
Aug 03, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
Pixie Warrior
In a genre that’s been heavily overpopulated by urban fantasy the last several years, it’s a nice change of pace to get a period fantasy novel set in...more
Jul 23, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
**spoiler alert** I am a diehard Dresden Files fan, and with each successive book, I've gone in expecting to be thoroughly entertained. This time arou...more
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
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
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
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I waited far too long to read World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Max Brooks, I was surprised and pleased to discover, is the son of Mel B...more
Nov 06, 2007
Dec 22, 2008
Snake Agent (Detective Inspector Chen #1)
There are any number of reasons why Liz Williams' Snake Agent, the first book of her Detective Inspector Chen novels, is worth your time. The setting...more
Sep 22, 2007
Dec 22, 2008
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