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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Recall the last time you went on a significant vacation from work: before you left you cleared all your to-dos, emptied your inbox, tied all the loose ...more
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Feb 09, 2009
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
Is it just me or do all urban fantasies, as their series get into the larger numbers and the authors are expected to write faster and faster, tend to ...more
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Apr 27, 2010
Memory in Death (In Death, #22)
Oh, that Eve Dallas. If you've gotten to this (book 24!) in the Eve Dallas series, you don't need my review. You're reading it anyway. Good luck. It's ...more
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Jul 21, 2008
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14)
Okay, my rating isn't really objective - I'll admit that now. I'm a Ranger girl, and he doesn't figure prominently in this book, so I gave it a poor r ...more
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Jun 11, 2008
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1)
Harry Bosch is a saltier version of the mystery novels I normally read. I read this as a foray into the world of "guy lit". I just asked a guy friend ...more
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Dec 30, 2008
The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, #6)
I picked The Three Coffins (aka Hollow Man) up when, after I started reading the Poirot mysteries, Adam mentioned the term "Locked Room Mysteries". Ha ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
**spoiler alert** Sorry to say, this is the worst in the series, imo. The series has always been cute, but not a must-read to me. (It's probably worth ...more
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May 22, 2009
How To Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food
Truly simple recipes. Julia turned me on to this guy, and this book is full of the kind of recipes you can read once and remember without having to ke ...more
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Dec 28, 2008
The Outlander Series (Outlander, #1-7)
In the opening chapters (view spoiler) ...more
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The Reader
I started this on audio and picked it up in print. I realized after I finished that half of the riveting nature of the plot was the artfulness of the ...more
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Dec 14, 2008
100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More
Wow. This is the most stunning knitting and crochet book I've ever seen. The flowers are gorgeous, correct, and the patterns appear to be pretty strai ...more
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Feb 08, 2010
Chimera (Weaver #1)
This book reminds me a lot of the Psy-Changeling series, but a bit darker and perhaps more of a YA novel. I grabbed it for my Kindle when a friend gav ...more
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Mar 01, 2015
The Gargoyle
I really enjoyed the mood of the book; it's got a very realistic feel despite the perhaps-mystical plot. You never feel as if you're in a different wo ...more
Aug 31, 2008
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Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
I've been meaning to read this ever since Scalzi and I kind of mutually offended each other over it at a signing (he was kind enough to give me a copy ...more
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Thin Air (Weather Warden, #6)
It was pretty good. I enjoyed the play with the Evil Twin theme, and I enjoyed that the amnesiac Joanne got to make a choice between Lewis and David. ...more
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Dec 14, 2008
Welcome to the Jungle (The Dresden Files, #0.5)
My first graphic novel to actually get through, let alone really enjoy. I'd attribute it to already really liking the characters, but that didn't get ...more
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Nov 29, 2008
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)
I promised not to junk up goodreads with this series, but I have some things to say about it.

1. Every person in this world uses all the same jargon, i
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Jun 08, 2011
Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #17)
**spoiler alert** Wow. Big improvement! There's plot, there's character, I can only deduce that someone decided to finally start editing these books a ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
Hellforged (Deadtown, #2)
Victoria Vaughan is a demon-killing shape-shifter in a world where a virus accidentally killed, then re-animated much of downtown Boston.

Because I'd w
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Jul 26, 2012
Kushiel's Justice (Imriel's Trilogy, #2)
**spoiler alert** After the incredibly awful audio experience of the last book (I'd bought it rather than borrowed it, so I felt compelled to finish i ...more
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Aug 10, 2009
Gone Girl
It is pretty well written and totally screwed up. Unreliable narration at the very least, detestable character(s) certainly, and it will make you look ...more
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Jan 12, 2013
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
**spoiler alert** At the end of "Changes" I just knew that Mab would save Dresden from death, because she wouldn't be cheated of her Winter Knight. It ...more
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Oct 03, 2011
A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
The Argeneau series has one major fatal flaw for me: NANOS?!?! Come on.... that's really putting too technical a spin on what should be a breezy easy ...more
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Jan 30, 2010
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30)
I really enjoyed this addition to the Eve Dallas series. She contemplates a lot on friendship and the pros and cons of letting people into your life. ...more
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May 17, 2010
Do Unto Others
I really enjoy hearing Jeff Abbott speak in person. That's why I picked this book up -- his stories of writing this series were just wonderful and hil ...more
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Nov 01, 2011
Stray (Shifters, #1)
**spoiler alert** If this didn't have a blurb from Kelley Armstrong on the back endorsing the book, I'd have recommended she sue for copyright infring ...more
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Jul 05, 2009
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Stieg Larsson managed to get me interested and involved in what is mainly a plot of political intrigue here. I normally stay far far away from politic ...more
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Oct 03, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
I put off reading this book for two weeks. You just have to be in the right mood to want to read a love story between two teens with cancer. I read it ...more
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Mar 06, 2012
Paper Towns
Perhaps I should have read his books in order of publication. I get the feeling that Abundance of Katherines (which came between this and Looking for ...more
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Apr 21, 2009
Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
It's just as fun and silly as it sounds. I enjoyed it in the same way as Sookie Stackhouse, but a bit more. The main character was a lot more likable. ...more
Jan 28, 2010
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