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Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
I guess this will fulfill my yearly quota for Mickey Mouse watch-clad academics who solve ancient conspiracy filled puzzles.

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May 2013
Jan 15, 2013
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
Update 7/29/2014: Ugh, this is going to be one of those reviews where I just flounder for things to say because a) I waited too long to write it, and ...more
Jul 2014
Sep 23, 2013
Lock In
UPDATE 10/1/2014: If I was rating this book by the world-building alone, it probably would have gotten five stars. The idea of exploring Locked In Syn ...more
Aug 2014
Sep 06, 2013
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
You thought you could keep this a secret, didn’t you, Jo? WELL TOO BAD.

The Cuckoo’s Calling, the latest novel by J.K. Rowling, originally written unde
Aug 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Paper Towns
“There are so many people. It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misima ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Jan 02, 2012
Rogues was my second George R.R. Martin/Gardner Dozois themed anthology in less than six months, and I’m happy to say I enjoyed it more overall than t ...more
Jul 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Dangerous Women
This was pretty good for an anthology, but I really prefer longer stories, as it really takes a talented author to make me care for characters in such ...more
Feb 2014
Nov 26, 2013
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
This is all Jason O'Mara's fault.

I was perfectly content never having touched this series, perfectly content with the righteous indignation I felt eve
Jan 2012
Jan 27, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
February 2012: This is my second time through the Millennium trilogy, so I'm going to try and keep this review short and to the point.

Everybody and th
Feb 2012
May 23, 2009
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
I’m not going to lie to you. I mostly only read this because Eggs Benedict Cucumberbatch is in the movie.

Okay, so, previous statement about not lying
Jul 2014
Jun 10, 2010
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
I picked this book up because of the cover, checked it out of the library because of the blurb, and stayed glued to my couch for hours because of the ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 16, 2012
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
For five years, May 17th was an actual day of mourning for me. I put it on my calendar and wore all black. May 17th, 2007 was the day the CW canceled ...more
May 2014
Jul 17, 2013
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
I keep wavering on whether or not to give this three stars or four, because I'm optimistic that the series will eventually get better. Fast paced and ...more
not set
Apr 05, 2009
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
**spoiler alert** I am really, really glad I didn't give up on this series. It took longer than it probably should have for the books to get this good ...more
Sep 2013
Oct 16, 2010
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
There are two questions I usually ask myself as I'm preparing to rate and/or review a book:

1) Did this book accomplish what it set out to accomplish?
May 2013
Oct 09, 2012
Gun Machine
A naked old man holding a gun shoots and kills NYPD Detective John Tallow’s partner of five years, and that murder — aside from being devastating and ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Bloodhound (Beka Cooper, #2)
I suppose it was sort of inevitable that I wouldn’t like this one as much as I enjoyed Terrier, but I felt Bloodhound (the second book in Pierce’s Bek ...more
Apr 2014
Mar 30, 2014
And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, you saucy minx. You had me fooled! (Shakes fist at Agatha Christie.)
Jan 2011
Sep 27, 2009
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
Wow, that wasn't what I was expecting AT ALL. In a good way. For me, this is the best of the series.

So, fair warning, this review will be chock-a-blo
Feb 2014
Oct 29, 2013
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
February 2012: This book is when you realize that the Millennium trilogy is really all about Lisbeth Salander. It takes up all the threads woven into ...more
Feb 2012
May 23, 2009
The Thirteenth Tale
Definitely didn't enjoy this as much as I did the first time. Twenty-three year-old Ashley was clearly impressed enough to give it five stars, but twe ...more
Dec 2013
Jul 19, 2008
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Book 2
Guys, I’m begging you. Don’t even bother with this series, whether or not you’ve read the original trilogy. If you’re a fan, it’s just going to piss y ...more
Feb 2014
Apr 11, 2013
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
Never thought this would actually happen, but I'm giving more than three stars to a Dresden File book. I'm still not entirely sure if that extra enjoy ...more
Nov 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
I continue to be surprised at how much I enjoy this series for as much as I was bored and frustrated by the first three volumes.

All through the first
Feb 2012
Oct 16, 2010
The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)
I’m not sure whether it’s the book, or whether I was just in the perfect mood for it, but regardless, the result is the same. The Fourth Bear is my fa ...more
Sep 2014
Dec 07, 2008
Death Comes as the End
This is probably more like 3.5 stars because I was expecting more clues and detecting, and what I got was more character based drama and introspection ...more
Nov 2013
Sep 27, 2009
Lights Out (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #12)
Meh, I guess? I mean, the second half was pretty good, I guess. She sort of got Twelve's voice and demeanor right. Not sure when this was written? The ...more
Nov 06, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
I'm still waiting to be knocked off my feet by this series, but this book was still pretty fun. Also, Susan was way less annoying, ditto for Gentleman ...more
Dec 2010
Oct 11, 2010
Men at Arms (Discworld, #15)
Heh. This was great. Not sold on a full five stars yet, but perhaps after I've considered it a while. For now, 4.5 stars. Full review later.
Dec 19, 2014
Jan 03, 2011
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. (No, really. I can't. I don't want to ruin it for you. Just read it yourself.)
Jul 2010
Oct 26, 2009
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