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The Island of Dr. Moreau
This one's hard to rate and review. It's well written with excellent structure and vivid language to be sure. I'm just not sure how to feel about the...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
Unclutter Your Life in One Week
I bought this book on the strength of the website, and it was worth the money. Only giving it a 4 for now because I haven't yet tried...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 25, 2009
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
This was a pretty good read. A friend recommended it and as procrastination has been one of my banes for a long time, I requested it from the library....more
Feb 21, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Crazy English
I love this book. It looks at so many odd things about the English language and exploits them to the fullest degree of humor. To this day I say "foxen...more
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Dec 22, 2008
Good to finally read the original. I shall be glad if I never hear the word "stertorous" again
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection
Some really neat stories in this one, and some that were not my style.

My favorites:
"Mrs Mabb," Susanna Clarke
"Due West," Rick Kennett
"Taking Loup," Br...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
And Then She Was Gone (The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, #1)
This book did not grab me from the very first page. The voice of the narrator grated on me at the beginning, the noirisms coming a bit too fast and th...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
The Invisible Man
Somehow I was not expecting the invisible man to be such a troll.
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
A Companion to Wolves (Iskryne World, #1)
I picked up this book because I've been drooling over Elizabeth Bear's short stories recently; I'd never heard of Sarah Monette, so I don't think I ca...more
Aug 06, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #17)
Much better! Edward and Olaf are back, there's a new city to explore, new wereanimal politics to learn, and Anita actually has a case to solve. Tiger...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37)
The problems with reading so much Pratchett (the summer after eighth grade, I went to the library every three days and read one Terry Pratchett, one L...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #21)
Inconsistent, repetitive, anticlimactic.

I liked one of the sex scenes until she said Micah's penis was several inches too long for Anita's vagina so...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Stranger in a Strange Land
I probably shouldn't have read this all in one go. Certainly I got nothing else done today. Weirdly though, now's the time I needed to read it.

It's ha...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 08, 2011
The Somnambulist (Domino Men #1)
I had some hopes getting into this book. It's got kind of a quirky style and some interesting characters and a pleasantly twisty plot. But somehow it...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
This book definitely has much food for thought. I originally encountered the GTD concept on (where else) and thought it looked interesti...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #19)
This gets a four for some nice lines and scenes, but the rest of it doesn't really give me hope for future books. I was told this one was a return to...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, #1)
I adore the Xanth series, and have read probably 2/3rds of it in total. I found them when I was a kid, checking out this very book from my middle scho...more
May 2009
Jun 12, 2009
All Clear
I really wanted to like this book more but there are a couple of aspects that were supremely annoying to wade through. Lots of unnecessary repetition,...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel
Grabbed this from the library having not heard there was a graphic novel in the Outlander series. It was good for what it was, and the art was very pr...more
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Doctor Who: Fugitive (Doctor Who Graphic Novels: The Tenth Doctor - Tony Lee Series, #1)
This comic was surprisingly good. I'd never picked up any of the non-TV Doctor Who materials, and this was the only thing in the county library when I...more
May 09, 2010
May 07, 2010
Making Money (Discworld, #36)
I'm quite behind on Discworld, so I was happy to pick this one up when I got the chance. I enjoyed it, but it's not one of my favorites so far.

Most o...more
Jan 08, 2010
Dec 31, 2009
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Better the second time around, since I now understand all of the jokes I missed when I was sixteen. This book is hilarious and apt in a way that defie...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jun 18, 2008
From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond
I first read this book a couple of years ago, as I was just beginning to explore my gender. It was much better on the second read, and I had a tangibl...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 18, 2009
Marvel 1602
I think I would have rated this book higher if I were more familiar with the superheros that populate its pages. I do love me a Neil Gaiman graphic no...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (The Sandman #6)
I must have read the first few stories some other time and had to send it back, or read it in the library but didn't take it home, because they were v...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #18)
I'm just going to pretend this book doesn't exist.

I didn't learn anything that hadn't already been repeated in the last seventeen books. The one glar...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
This book was a real treat. At less than 200 pages, I breezed through it in a few hours, my attention completely focused on it the whole time I was re...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
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
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
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