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A Brief History of Stonehenge
Stonehenge is one of the most compelling landmarks on Earth, unique and instantly recognizable. We don’t know much about its builders, why they built ...more
Sep 21, 2011
May 29, 2011
Cat's Eye
As we dove into summer I read my first Atwood novel, The Handmaid’s Tale , thereby establishing some ground rules for our relationship. We decided to ...more
Aug 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
Full disclosure: I received this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Loves me the free books.

In Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
Jun 05, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Probability Sun (Probability, #2)
One day I hope to read a Nancy Kress novel full of amazing, deep, complex characters who manage to transcend the stereotypes often demanded by plot an ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
The Grand Design
I make no secret about the fact that I love science, and of all the sciences, I will make no secret about my love for physics, for theoretical physics ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
The Sky That Wraps: Collected Short Fiction
Jay Lake has been hovering around the edge of my observable SF/fantasy universe for a while now, finally entering that universe when I read his Clockw ...more
Dec 25, 2011
Oct 25, 2010
As I write this review, there is a single, lonely rating on this book and no other reviews. I apologize, but I can't resist …


All right, I have
Aug 14, 2011
Oct 25, 2010
The Invention of Air
The Invention of Air has a catchy title, but its subtitle better describes the book itself: A story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of Am ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Mar 06, 2009
Ever discover an author through another medium, like TV or Twitter or the author’s blog, and realize you want to read everything this author has writt ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Oct 25, 2010
Player One: What is to Become of Us (Massey Lectures Series)
Recently I stole the soapbox in another person's review of Shampoo Planet to pontificate about my personal reader's theory of Douglas Coupland. JPod w ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Sep 20, 2010
The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen seems to be all the rage these days, though according to the timeline one can glean from his Wikipedia article, he seems to have been ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Aug 25, 2010
The Order War (The Saga of Recluce #4)
My previous reviews of the Recluce saga have been brutally honest when it comes to how L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s writing is disappointing a second time aro ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Jul 17, 2010
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, #1)
I’ve long been a fan of anthropomorphized versions of Death. This is probably not surprising, since we have been doing this for thousands of years to ...more
Oct 09, 2011
Apr 12, 2009
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
I really like the feed icon. It's simple, clean, and easy to recognize. I love it so much that when Mozilla decided to remove it from the location bar ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Feb 12, 2010
**spoiler alert** Often I go into novels with expectations. If they’re by an author I know and like, or if they came highly recommended from a trusted ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Jun 05, 2009
The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
My experience with Iain M. Banks has been lukewarm. I liked but didn't love the first book in this series, Consider Phlebas, and I absolutely hated Th ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Dec 17, 2009
The Manticore
The Manticore begins by betraying us. Dunstan Ramsay, that incorrigible saint-chasing old man who provided the heart and soul and voice of Fifth Busin ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Dec 07, 2009
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
As I go to review this, I realize I never got around to putting it on my "currently reading" shelf. Weird.

I love Bible stories and parodies of Bible s
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 13, 2009
This past Saturday I was Skyping with my friend Vivike, and I mentioned I had just finished Persuasion. Together, we pondered why Pride & Prejudic ...more
May 29, 2011
Sep 07, 2009
The Stolen One
I was not sure how I would approach my review of The Stolen One until I came across this sentence: "My heart began to beat." This comes from the first ...more
Jul 2011
Aug 22, 2009
Singularity's Ring
I know the line between science fiction and fantasy, if one exists at all, is tenuous, as is any genre brinksmanship one cares to play. I do try, howe ...more
Oct 28, 2011
Jul 12, 2009
Worldwar: In the Balance (Worldwar, #1)
Without a doubt the Second World War is one of the most influential and significant events to occur in the past hundred years. The scope of this war w ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Aug 14, 2009
The Pearly Gates Of Cyberspace: A History Of Space From Dante To The Internet
Space is a difficult word to pin down. Colloquially, it probably conjures images of stars and supernovae, Jupiter and Saturn and Mars, and the shuttle ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Jul 26, 2009
A Family Daughter
Once upon a time I sat down to read a book called Liars and Saints , which I had noticed in a piece in TIME magazine. I had bought the book with the i ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Jul 28, 2009
The Cutting Room
Obsessions are dangerous, yet they are also so human. They drive the most amazing and visionary projects—and fuel the darkest, most horrible passions. ...more
Jul 06, 2011
May 29, 2011
Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1
This is such an amazing concept, and when I first heard about it, I was taken aback by how unbelievably awesome it might be. Some of Shakespeare’s mos ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 31, 2011
The Time Traveler's Wife
Contrary to what the title of this book implies to any sensible reader, this book is not about River Song. Disappointing, I know.

I ended up liking thi
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Reading this novel, two thoughts were constantly present in the foreground of my mind: (1) wow, there is a lot of sex in this novel; and (2) Twilight ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
Con & Conjure (Raine Benares #5)
I have been reading a lot of heavy, "serious" works lately, works that employ a large cast of characters to deal with issues on a big, even epic scale ...more
May 17, 2011
May 15, 2011
So after finishing The Time Traveler’s Wife I realized that the next book on my shelf was Family Matters. The last Rohinton Mistry book I read cut me ...more
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
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