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The White Dragon (Pern, #3)
**spoiler alert** Okay, wow, I had forgotten how unpleasant I find Jaxom about half the time. He's a sympathetic character in that he gets to do all t ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1)
This is the post-apocalyptic gay superhero with soulbonds underdog sports story OF MY HEART. While quality may vacillate between three and four stars, ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Nov 01, 2009
Pleasure and Purpose (Order of Solace, #1)
Dude. It's like the Valdemar or Pern books, but instead of ponies or dragons, the lucky few get religious hookers. It's like Valdemar and Kushiel had ...more
Nov 18, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Test of the Twins
This almost got bumped down to three stars, because I cannot begin to tell you how much I still don't care about Tanis and Kitiara, but while the good ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Dragonsdawn (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #6)
**spoiler alert** Okay, yeah, I still love this one. I have to not think about science or villain!logic or much of anything at all, but I love this bo ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 31, 2009
**spoiler alert** This is a six, six and a half for me. The quality is solid, but it doesn't blow me away. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it didn't blow ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
**spoiler alert** Enjoyed it just as much as the first one. Someone described it to me as "the American Idol tour crossed with...death? and stuff?", a ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
The Cinderella Deal
**spoiler alert** A sadly disappointed five. It's sharp like all of Crusie's novels, and I luuuuuuuuuurve a good pretend-to-be-married plotline, but t ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 27, 2009
The Return: Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries, # 5)
**spoiler alert** Okay, so the four stars is generous - this is a quality-two, maaaaaybe two and a half, but my enjoyment was a solid four. Oh, L.J. S ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 28, 2009
Butterfly Tattoo
**spoiler alert** This is a reluctant three stars, but overall this book is quite good, and the characters are compelling. It's just that the author m ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
The Gargoyle
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book, even as I'm still conflicted about it. (And I'm pretty sure that's not just the Day-quil talking.) There were s ...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Slave Boy
**spoiler alert** It's like this bizarre hybrid of Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan/Anakin slavefic!namechanged!AU where the author talks about rosebuds an ...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven, #1)
Book one of Nora Roberts Does It! Her intriguing plot gets bogged down a little in straightening out everybody's relationships, almost like Roberts he ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Miss Wonderful (Carsington Brothers, #1)
**spoiler alert** Certainly no Lord of Scoundrels, but a cut above the average romance, I'd say. Almost more frustrating because of that, in that the ...more
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca
I feel like I enjoyed this book way more having read it while actually in Morocco. Everything is so much more meaningful when you're actually looking ...more
Nov 12, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
The Lovely Bones
Meh. Suffers from two things: 1) oh, look, someone's writing genre fic but doesn't want to acknowledge it and is therefore treated like she's doing so ...more
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
The Bride's Baby
I almost gave this 2 stars, because OH MY GOD is it brain candy, but you know what? I'm taking a stand! It was complete and utter ridiculous fluff, an ...more
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
Don't Tempt Me (Fallen Women, #2)
Enjoyment two-to-three, depending on how much I'm rolling my eyes at any given time, quality a generous two, if that. The writing's snappy and the Her ...more
Sep 24, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
The Hollow (Sign of Seven, #2)
Wow, and I really wanted to like both the heroine and hero. So didn't. The heroine's concerns and fears were logical and reasonable but almost seemed ...more
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Your Scandalous Ways (Fallen Women, #1)
Three-quality, four-enjoyment. Good heroine, good hero, no one too stupid to not die in a fire, a little intrigue, hey!
Aug 2009
Aug 27, 2009
The Sandalwood Princess
A solid six - three-quality, three-enjoyment. I might have even liked it better than Lord of Scoundrels. Actual intrigue on both the hero and heroine' ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 27, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
**spoiler alert** Loved it. Exactly the right book at exactly the right time. Perhaps the most scathing indictment of reality television I've ever rea ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
War of the Twins (Dragonlance: Legends, #2)
Still my favorite of the series. The whole time travel paradoxes (paradoxi?) make more sense at 28 than they did at 12, and they hold up pretty well t ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3)
**spoiler alert** I can see why this book lures people to romances who don't otherwise read romances.Good heroine, not too overbearing hero, snappy di ...more
May 17, 2009
May 31, 2009
Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet, #2)
The main hooks of these books are the friendship between the four women and the fantasy of the amazing party planning. I found the heroine in the firs ...more
Nov 14, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Time of the Twins
Overall for the series, it held up better than I expected, now that I'm not reading it through the haze of an adoring twelve-year-old. Raistlin is mor ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
The Warrior's Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga, #2)
Rollicking space opera. A page-turner but not an omg-I-must-forego-bathing-since-I-can't-take-a-book-in-the-shower, although I hear the series gets li ...more
May 22, 2009
May 31, 2009
Sprig Muslin
Amanda herself and all her shenanigans are deeply irritating to me, but I do love the almost-background relationship between Gary and Beatrix. Also, A ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
LMM took the charm and whimsy of Anne herself and cranked it up to eleven (maybe even twelve) with her kids, but without giving us time to get attache ...more
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
Pledge Slave
**spoiler alert** ...because everything's better with werewolves? ::facepalm::

Points for solid characterization and pacing, but it pains me to give th
Jun 2009
Jun 01, 2009
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