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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.26
Disappointed. None of the story lines wrapped up, some of the book was downright boring, and I *hated* how they left off on Jon Snow's chapter.

Okay, m
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Aug 16, 2011
Aug 06, 2008
 
A Conspiracy of Alchemists (The Chronicle of Light and Shadow, #1)
3.44
The concept of blending fairies and steampunk was very intriguing to me, thus the reason why I wanted the ARC. I admire the author's world building sk ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1)
3.72
**spoiler alert** I was really excited to read this author because I follow her blog and she has responded back to me when I've commented. She has boo ...more
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Jul 22, 2010
 
This Year You Write Your Novel
3.60
Walter Mosley is a very successful and prolific author and has the credibility to write a book about his craft. However, this book feels like he wrote ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Mountain Home
4.35
Review link coming soon.

Jun 08, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
Eliza's Awakening
2.81
ELIZA'S AWAKENING is a short novelette that I flew through before bed. I was pulled into the story right away and it kept my attention right up until ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.15
I really tried to give this book a chance, I really did. Robert Jordan is one of the fathers of modern day fantasy, a highly praised author with a leg ...more
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Oct 08, 2012
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. The blurb on the back cover called it "literary fantasy" which I thought was slightly pretentious. But ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
The Forest for the Trees
3.95
I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't the best book I have ever read on the subjects of writing and publishing, nor gives the best advice. However, I did ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 08, 2008
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.99
When I began reading this book, I thought that my best friend's 10 year old daughter (and my goddaughter) would love it as well, so I shipped her a co ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Dec 30, 2012
 
Writing the Breakout Novel
4.07
Donald Maass is brilliant, and in my wildest dreams he will be my agent. This book is unlike any other Writer's Digest book I've ever read in that it ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
Full Dark, No Stars
3.99
Some of the stories in this book I downright hated at first. Some of them I loved through half the story, but hated at the end. Then I finished readin ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Heart-Shaped Box
3.80
This novel has some definite "first novel" signs that after reading HORNS makes me realize how much Hill grew as an author in between. The story of HE ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Aug 10, 2008
 
The Windup Girl
3.73
I couldn't finish this book, and I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one. Bacigalupi is an amazingly talented writer, I give him one star for that a ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Sep 28, 2010
 
The Night Circus
4.00
This book was advertised to me as "the next Harry Potter" which I'm always wary about anyway, but in this case that assessment was completely off-base ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
 
Shaman's Crossing (Soldier Son, #1)
3.38
It took me forever to slog through this book. The beginning and end were great, but the middle could have been cut significantly, and the first chapte ...more
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
Wild Seed (Patternmaster, #1)
4.21
Octavia Butler has the rare mix of great storytelling and excellent writing abilities. Wild Seed is one of her earlier works, and I am eager to read s ...more
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Oct 06, 2008
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.95
Love the HBO series, so I downloaded this to my Kindle one day when I wanted something to read that was light and trashy.

Harris's writing style is ve
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Feb 28, 2009
 
The Talisman (The Talisman #1)
4.09
This felt mostly like a Stephen King book, although I could detect Peter Straub's style in much of the prose, especially so near the end.

This book is
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Jul 21, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
Writing Down the Bones
4.16
This book was a mixed bag for me. It went as follows:

1/4 Good writing advice

1/4 Hippie bullshit

1/4 Therapist

1/4 Writing workshop

All in all, worth the
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Mar 22, 2010
Aug 24, 2008
 
Inside The Kingdom: My Life In Saudi Arabia
3.63
This is one of the most interesting books I've ever read. Written by the ex-wife of one of Osama Bin Laden's brothers, it is an inside look into a wor ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
 
The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing
3.89
I admittedly have not finished all the essays in this book, but I don't feel I have to in order to rate this collection of essays. I love this book, a ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Aug 10, 2008
 
The Mythic Bestiary: The Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Fantastical Creatures
4.31
This book is beautifully illustrated with fantastic stories of each creature. Love it. I use it as a writer's reference.
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Oct 06, 2009
 
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
4.25
I hate poetry, but I love Billy Collins. I met him once at a book signing, too. Great guy.
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Feb 21, 2013
 
Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love
4.39
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Sep 30, 2013
 
Snoopy and the Red Baron
4.14
One of my favorite childhood books.
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May 11, 2013
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
I ripped through this book in one afternoon. I couldn't stop reading. The world that Collins has created is vivid, interesting and relevant to today's ...more
Aug 17, 2011
Mar 02, 2009
 
Twelve-Part Harmony
3.33
I'm fairly sure that this book is now out of print, but I borrowed a copy from my MIL when I mentioned to her that I wanted to adopt. It gives all the ...more
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Sep 17, 2008
 
Lisey's Story
3.59
The language of the book was very annoying after the first couple of chapters. I know that it was meant to make the reader feel like Lisey and her hus ...more
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Aug 06, 2008
 
The Child Thief
4.09
This is not the best written fantasy book I have read by far. However, it is a captivating read and a very original take on the Peter Pan story.
Nov 02, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
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