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Kushiel's Scion (Imriel's Trilogy, #1)
When I started reading this one, Nobilis told me it was a solid 8 to the first trilogy's 9. I think I'd have to agree that Kushiel's Scion did not wow ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
Decent stories. I just prefer the Old Kingdom books.
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20)
Boooooored. Gods why am I still reading these. This series used to be good and now it's just awful. There was maybe one passage I liked. All the chara ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
I wanted to like this book, but it ignored most of what made me curious and instead focused on its ideas' least interesting consequences and vehicles. ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
The Complete Tarot Reader: Everything You Need to Know from Start to Finish
Picked this out of the library to help me with my Doctor Who tarot project. I mostly skimmed it, but it was helpful for making connections between car ...more
Apr 25, 2010
May 04, 2010
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
Couldn't resist picking up the next Dresden Files book on my last trip to Constellation Books. It was just sitting there on the shelf, all shiny and c ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
I bought this book purely for Jeremiah Tolbert's story, which did not disappoint, and was surprised to see other authors I liked among the contributor ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #15)
Much better than Danse Macabre. The plot is tighter. The sex isn't ridiculous. There are fewer new characters introduced and the relationships between ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
Weather Child
Yet another of Philippa Ballantine's books that made me cry at the end. The characters were very solid and I quickly became invested in their doings. ...more
Jun 26, 2010
May 04, 2010
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
I waited a long time to read this book, because I hate reading the current last book in a series before I know whether there will be another one. I pi ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
Kushiel's Justice (Imriel's Trilogy, #2)
I don't know whether I have disproportionate nostalgia for the first three books that leaves me unable to enjoy the latter installments as much, or if ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Jul 29, 2009
The Case of the Pitcher's Pendant: A Billibub Baddings Mystery
I loved the first book, and the second did not disappoint. Some of the best characters from the first book return (Miranda, Mick, Al) and a host of ne ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 19, 2008
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
I've described this book to several people as "alternate history Civil War-era steampunk in Seattle with zombies" and they all say "hey, yeah, that do ...more
Jul 15, 2010
Nov 07, 2009
The Urban Primitive: Paganism in the Concrete Jungle
I really enjoyed this book. It has lots of great advice for city-dwelling or -working pagans. It is very useful that someone has considered how living ...more
Sep 20, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Danse Macabre (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #14)
Sigh. This book gets a solid meh. I finished it just to close an open loop; I'd been halfway through it for three-and-a-half years. There were some se ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 12, 2009
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
I'm starting to notice a pattern to these books, but it didn't make this one any less enjoyable. Even if I guessed what the eventual key would be, I d ...more
Apr 29, 2010
May 04, 2010
The Graveyard Book
I adore this book. Every Neil Gaiman book I have read so far (and I have a goal to read all of them by October 2011) is superb, and The Graveyard Book ...more
Nov 2008
Jun 12, 2009
The Hobbit
I dearly adored these tapes as a child. I listened to them all the time, to the point that I could recite some passages along with the actors. "Down o ...more
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Aug 13, 2010
The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time
My girlfriend, who I borrowed this book from, is totally the person the introduction to the book describes. Not so much me, but there was still some u ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More
Really enjoyed this one. First lengthy ebook I've read on my phone, and it was a great experience. I hate highlighting print books, but I made heavy u ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Kushiel's Mercy (Imriel's Trilogy, #3)
I can't say this book was bad, and it still gets four stars, but I am glad I'm done reading it. It should not take me 2.5 months to get through an 800 ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Jul 29, 2009
Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude
I had forgotten about this book. This was one of the books that helped me realize I was trans when I was sixteen. Looking back, it's not a great book ...more
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Aug 10, 2010
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
A classmate gave me this book for a birthday along with Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, but my mom took it away from me because the jacket summary said s ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2010
Butch Is a Noun
I hate to say it, but this book should have been shorter. Either that, or I should only have tried to read one essay a day, or perhaps one a week. I r ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Nov 02, 2009
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
This is one of my favorite book series. The size of the novels and the size of the cast can be daunting, but they're worth the time investment to read ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
I gave this book to my mom as a gift soon after it came out. I remember wrapping it in pages torn from Astronomy magazine because I was at school and ...more
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Aug 13, 2010
Money Girl's Smart Moves to Deal with Your Debt
It was free so I can't complain much. It's a nice little book that lays out a broad outline of ways to ameliorate debt. Some of them may be 'common se ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Lunatic Fringe (Tales of the Pack, #1)
I really wanted to love this book. Lesbian werewolves? Right on. Great concept. This is the kind of book I would have eaten right up as a baby dyke. R ...more
Oct 2012
Sep 26, 2012
One Hundred Years of Solitude
I know this is one of the "greatest books" out there, and I don't deny Marquez's significance nor skill. But this book just didn't do it for me. I fin ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
Finally got to finish this. I really enjoyed most of it, and quickly discovered I shouldn't eat while listening to it. The soundtrack and the music ch ...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 05, 2009