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The Sisters Brothers
3.83
I loved this book.

This is not your daddy's western. If it weren't for the California gold rush setting and guns-for-hire subject matter, I wouldn't c
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Feb 25, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
Gone Girl
3.95
SPOILER ALERT - for those who haven't and might still read Gone Girl
(I sure wish Good Reads would institute 1/2 stars. This is really more of a two an
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Aug 25, 2013
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
(no spoilers)

Okay, so maybe I've been living under a rock, but I'd never heard of this book until it was gifted to me for Christmas. I immediately wen
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Jan 2012
Dec 25, 2011
 
The Drop
4.11
Entertaining, quick read. I've been reading Connelly's Harry Bosch novels on and off for a few years now (usually as hand-me-downs from my s/o). They ...more
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Mar 14, 2014
 
The Postcard Killers
3.76
This was a pretty entertaining, quick read between my stints at Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. It was let down by a hurried, impla ...more
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Jan 23, 2014
 
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1)
4.10
I picked up The Lincoln Lawyer as a quick summer read and as a precursor to possibly seeing the movie. It turned out to be much better than expected. ...more
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Positron, Episodes 1 - 3
3.88
I gobbled up these three episodes in three sittings. I can't wait for episode number four!

What will happen to poor Stan? What will happen to bubble-h
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Feb 15, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
The Heart Broke In
3.33
I liked this book well enough. If I could, I'd rate it three and a half stars. It reminded me a lot of Jonathan Franzen's, The Corrections with all th ...more
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Oct 09, 2013
 
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
3.75
I picked up this book thinking I would read about the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 - and I did. But it was so much more. I love when that ha ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
The Awakening
3.60
I started out listening to The Awakening as an audiobook, but got impatient with the narration around chapter twenty-five and managed to find a Projec ...more
May 04, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
 
Robopocalypse
3.66
***1/2
This was an enjoyable, moderately intriguing read for me, made more so, by the fact that the author has a PhD in robotics.

As stated by other re
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Nov 18, 2011
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
4.44
Best fantasy book I've read in a very long time. It was recommended to me quite awhile ago by quite a few people. I'm not sure why it took me so long ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
My Ideal Bookshelf
3.71
Cool concept for a book - get people from various creative endeavors to compile a list of books that would comprise their ideal bookshelf, write a sho ...more
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Mar 10, 2013
 
The Wild Zone
3.25
This was my first Joy Fielding book. I bought it for a quick, enjoyable summer read. At best, it was only mildly entertaining. The characters were car ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 22, 2011
 
White Teeth
3.70
*** 1/2 - (I do so wish Goodreads allowed half stars!)

I vacillated between loving this book, feeling ho-hum bored, and wishing Smith would just get on
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Nov 30, 2011
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
I loved this book. (Another case of 4 1/2 stars, upgraded to 5 stars.)

Before reading Cloud Atlas, I knew that it was comprised of a series of stories
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Jan 26, 2012
Dec 07, 2009
 
Anathem
4.16
Loved this book. It missed a full five stars by the barest of margins.

I dove right into this book after reading and taking at face value, the first p
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Mar 28, 2011
 
The Art of Fielding
3.99
I've had a hard time getting my thoughts together about The Art of Fielding. While on the one hand I really liked it, on the other I didn't believe a ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
 
MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy, #3)
3.93
While I don't think Maddaddam is a good stand-alone book, it is a fitting end to the MaddAddam Trilogy. And allthough Atwood does re-cap the first two ...more
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Mar 05, 2014
 
The View from Castle Rock
3.72
It really pains me to give this book just three stars. I've been a long-time fan of Alice Munro and her short story collections and often find myself ...more
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Apr 27, 2008
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
Catching Fire is not so much a sequel as it is an intermediary between books 1 and 2 of The Hunger Games series. I mentioned in my previous review of ...more
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
 
Tiger
2.77
Like many other readers, I received this book as a free Kobo promo.

Pleasant enough short (very short) story. Nicely written, but felt like the beginn
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Apr 28, 2014
 
Play Dead
3.70
This is a newly published early novel by Harlan Coben. Not terrible, but as expected, not up to his later books.

I read this while on vacation and by
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Nov 18, 2011
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
4.05
This a wonderful read and I'm glad I finally got around to it.

In an odd way, I think I've avoided reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? becaus
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Dec 18, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
 
Family Matters
3.96
Family Matters was a bittersweet read for me. It is a stunningly, at times, achingly honest portrayal of family. From the petty arguments, parental pr ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
 
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
3.62
Amazingly good. This was Michael Chabon's first novel written as his master's thesis at University of California Irvine and later submitted to a liter ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
Headhunters
3.71
Probably more 3 1/2 stars - just for the pure entertainment factor and a couple of chuckle-out-loud scenes.

A first-person narrative is always a bit t
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Mar 14, 2014
 
The Poet (Jack McEvoy, #1)
4.17
An entertaining murder mystery.

The story follows Jack McEvoy, a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News who, while looking into his twin brother's appar
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Jun 04, 2012
 
At the Mountains of Madness
3.99
Disappointing.

I found the writing repetitive and tedious. The long build up and seemingly endless descriptive narrative, instead of enhancing the sens
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Dec 13, 2012
 
State of Wonder
3.83
I am waffling between 3 and 4 stars on this one.

For most of the book, I was convinced this was a 4-star read -- I think mostly due to Patchett's deft
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Mar 26, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
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