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Okay, whoa, that was super weird and intense and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.
Aug 2012
Jan 20, 2011
The God Engines
Maybe it's just because of my uber-Catholic upbringing, but this book totally fucked with my head. In a good way. I think.
Dec 2012
Jun 25, 2011
This was epic and intimate and sacred and secular all at the same time. Liked it much better than Habibi, probably because it was so personal. But it'...more
Nov 2012
Mar 11, 2010
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Other Puritan Sermons
So much anger!
Jan 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Holy Bible: The New King James Version
Not exactly sure how I'm supposed to rate this, so I won't.
not set
Jan 08, 2014
The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
Fascinating and really well done, but I feel like I don't know enough about the subject matter to fully appreciate what was going on. There were a lot...more
Aug 2012
Sep 08, 2010
Everyman and Other Medieval Miracle and Morality Plays
Honestly, other than for their historical value, and their influence on Elizabethan/Jacobean drama, I find medieval morality/mystery plays completely...more
Mar 2011
Mar 03, 2011
The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)
These were my favorite books when I was a child. I enjoyed some more than others, but the ones I loved I REALLY LOVED. If I would have read them for t...more
not set
Jan 08, 2014
The Sirens of Titan
Weirdest fucking book I've ever read. Not even sure how to rate it. Will do four stars for now, but this could very possibly be a five star read, if m...more
Dec 2012
Mar 03, 2012
Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
Oh, Terry Pratchett, you scoundrel. A terrific, tongue-in-cheek send-up of organized religion that manages to point out its foibles without being thre...more
Jul 2012
Jan 03, 2011
Alif the Unseen
Alif the Unseen is simultaneously one of the most complex books I’ve ever read and one of the simplest. Set in an unnamed middle-eastern security stat...more
Sep 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
This book was so overwhelmingly thorough (and also just kind of overwhelming) that I’m not entirely sure what to say about it.

Lawrence Wright won the...more
Mar 2013
Feb 02, 2013
A Canticle for Leibowitz
I was doing so well with my review writing until I got to this book, just plodding along reading and reviewing, reading and reviewing. And then I got...more
Jan 2013
Dec 28, 2012
Paradise Lost
Worth reading once, but I never ever want to do it again.

[First read, November 2004]
Mar 2011
Dec 04, 2010
Saints (Boxers & Saints, #2)
GENE LUEN YANG: Did you just finish reading Boxers?
ME: Yes!
GENE LUEN YANG: Well, I have a present for you!
ME: I like presents. What is it?
Feb 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Boxers (Boxers & Saints, #1)
I’m a bit ashamed to admit that my only knowledge of the Boxer Rebellion before reading these books came from those crossover episodes of Buffy the Va...more
Feb 2014
Jan 05, 2014
The Golem and the Jinni
1899. On a ship bound for New York in the middle of the Atlantic, a Golem comes to life. Soon after, her master and sole reason for living, dies. A li...more
Jan 2014
Nov 11, 2013
The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns, #3)
This was a great ending to a great series. Rae Carson sets a standard for writing competency that other lesser YA authors would be wise to measure the...more
Sep 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Alchemist
I have a couple of friends who think this book is the worst thing they’ve ever read. Of course, these same friends are also notoriously high-minded ab...more
May 2014
Jul 19, 2008
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