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All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, #4)
I hate this book so much. I hate it so much that it hurts. I hate that I spent an audible credit on it. I hate that it's about subjects I LOVE- WWII? ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Nov 10, 2010
2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, #2)
holy crap, these are HORRIBLE books. I can't stop reading them. It's like picking a scab. Someone help me!!
Feb 28, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, #3)
I'm already planning to put this on the "hours I will never get back" shelf. Crazy thing is that I will finish it and probably listen to the second bo ...more
not set
Nov 10, 2010
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9)
I've just hate-read 10 books. this is my lowest hour. it was like being bludgeoned. with a fish. or a simile. then having the meaning of the simile ex ...more
Feb 23, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
W.o.w.. I loved "in the woods" and was so so so disappointed with the next 3 books- they were ok but not special. This one is special in the same way ...more
not set
May 26, 2014
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
So far I'm loving this which is good because I hate nearly everything. Very Lovecraftian in feel.

What it made me think of was a short story I read yea
May 26, 2014
May 24, 2014
I always think authors who set their sci fi in current times and base it in real technology are, um, courageous? What's wildly bleeding-edge in 1994 s ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)
Again, enough imagination for 100 books, packed into one. The crazy world of Bas-Lag is worth the price of admission alone. Story full of intrigue and ...more
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
Running for Mortals: A Commonsense Plan for Changing Your Life With Running
Nice for motivation and validation. Author was old and fat when he started running (as well as carrying a few bad habits even I don't cultivate). He r ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5)
Boring, self-consciously "nerdy", characters with no interest or dimension, crap narrator (breathy falsetto for female characters). Just a dud. I'm do ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2014
Pretty Little Dead Things
Ok, I must be weird- both this book and its sequel "Dead Bad Things" got good reviews from readers on Goodreads- but to me they sucked so bad.

This re
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
holy moly! When was the last time that a book stole my life? I picked this up yesterday when I realised that Amazon had pushed it down to my Kindle ap ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
**spoiler alert** Recommended to me as a good first 'Culture' novel by someone on the Sword & Laser goodreads group. Captured my attention, made m ...more
Jul 2010
Jun 26, 2010
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
unabridged audio version from

this book is way better than I expected based on my preconceptions!

Ok, so it could be the excellence of the a
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
I'll finish it, probably... halfway through, really surprised by the reviews and prize nominations this book received. It's... well it's okay. But tha ...more
May 11, 2010
May 07, 2010
The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)
LOVED this. Not as in love with Simmon's writing as some other reviewers but its' ok because it's such an amazing story. Seriously, how can you not lo ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos, #4)
Finished this today- having listened to the unabridged audio of the 4 Hyperion books one after the other for the last few weeks. I think my 4 star rat ...more
not set
Sep 16, 2011
Bitter Seeds (The Milkweed Triptych, #1)
Picked this up the first time (downloaded the sample chapter from Amazon) and couldn't get into it, somehow). Bought it anyway, or maybe accidentally ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
hmm. I haven't read any other reviews yet, I wanted to do my own first, in case I am being really dumb.

I tolerate, no, enjoy Mievelle even though he
Nov 10, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
I may not finish reading this... I know how it ends. A book that successfully captures a Jesus who would have been utterly appalled by most of his cur ...more
Nov 02, 2009
Nov 01, 2009
Surface Detail (Culture, #9)
(this is the review I posted at Like all of Iain M Banks' Culture novels that I have read, this one was vast, mind blowing and in parts h ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
Jane Eyre
I'm determined to nibble my way through some of the classics- and Daily Lit seems like a painless way to do it. I did manage to finish "The Moonstone" ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
Cyteen (Cyteen #1-3)
what??? I thought this was book 1 of a series! now i wonder if I should stop and find the real book one?

came here less than halfway through to say th
Mar 18, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
The Thirteenth Tale
**spoiler alert** actually listening to the unabridged audio (Jenny Agutter reading).

ok, finished. This unabridged version was excellently performed b
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
Pushing Ice
So happy to have found another hard sci-fi author I can enjoy! Not only an author who can write (nothing flashy- the kind of writing that doesn't dist ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 03, 2012
House of Stairs
requested this from the library- I am pretty sure I read this as a kid! Ann talking about it on 'books on the nightstand' jogged my memory. We'll see ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
The Windup Girl
I'm only about 1/10 of the way into this book, but what a breath of fresh air after enduring the turgid crap of "under the Dome". So far this is aweso ...more
May 06, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
The Little Stranger
**spoiler alert** nice atmospheric page-turner, with a satisfying if mysterious ending.

I upgraded this to 4 stars after thinking about it a bit. below
Jun 2009
Jun 17, 2009
ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running
This book is so packed with technical information on how to run- not just inspirational "anyone can run" stuff, but step by step (see what I did there ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
Please be clear on one thing. Neal Stephenson's ONE star is most authors' three. His four... well it's off the scale for the normal, non NS author. I' ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
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