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Let's Go for a Drive!
I've been studying Mo Willems lately. What's the big hullabaloo about Mo Willems? His art's not the best. It's rather rudimentary. His colors are mute ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
Discipline without Shouting or Spanking: Practical Solutions to the Most Common Preschool Behavior Problems
I found this book pretentious and impractical, marred by a prevailing attitude that the major flaw with children is their parents. When the authors we ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2011
Honey  Hunt, Vol. 6
Yura continues her descent into silliness and unbelievability, and the series comes to an end.

It's hard to see how anybody would want to work with su
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Bakuman, Volume 1: Dreams and Reality (Bakuman, #1)
First of all, the art in this series is top notch. I am often in awe at the competence of Takeshi Obata. Secondly, the characters are engaging. The tr ...more
Nov 08, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Death Note, Vol. 10: Deletion (Death Note, #10)
With only two volumes left to the series it is probable that the creators knew I would keep reading no matter how dull and drawn out the conversations ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs
Fanciful illustrations, but inexplicable storyline. Things happen because they do, not because they make sense. I am astounded that the movie Epic cou ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
**spoiler alert** I wanted to like this book. I loved the redshirt themed satire. I enjoyed the campiness of the dialog when the Narrative took over. ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Blood Alone, Vol. 1-3
I'm going to do my best on this review, but there is a lot of commotion going on around me and my attention is taxed. You have been warned.

I have mix
Apr 10, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)
After years of hearing of Fables in hushed, reverent whispers, I thought I might take a look and see. I fear being branded a heretic, but I must admit ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Chicken Cheeks
I wanted to like this book. I truly did. It featured comical, brightly colored illustrations. It featured a cornucopia of keisters. Seriously. A book ...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
…Styles began stuffy, became engaging for chapters on end, bored me fiercely during the trail, then ended happily, although poor Hastings didn’t get t ...more
Oct 03, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles #7)
This was a good mystery. I swallowed it up in one evening, so the story was engaging and kept my attention. I found the ghoulish keepsake deaths well ...more
May 28, 2009
May 29, 2009
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2  (Twilight: The Graphic Novel, #2)
Another fantastic adaptation from Young Kim. This book was not as evenly paced as the first GN. There was a lot of dialog with action feeling squeezed ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I've come to the end and I must admit I am disappointed. Where the first book seemed to be about hope in the face of despair, and the second book was ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
As I read this book, I felt it read like a screenplay. The descriptions were so perfunctory; so practical. Then I learned after I was finished that th ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
Fables, Vol. 3: Storybook Love (Fables, #3)
I don't feel the comic is as bad as some make it out to be, but, heck, it ain't as phenomenal as it has been made out to be, either.

The first story w
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura, #1)
I must warn you. I'm sick and grumpy. It will likely affect my review…

I loved this book. I cracked the cover to check it out while tidying my shelves
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Maoh: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 5
This series continues to surprise me. On one level it is a typical manga for teenage boys with blood & violence and the occasional busty girl, but ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
This was a good book and a good ending to the series, but it wasn't as good as the other books. The story became too big, and the characters were sudd ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
I've read a few reviews here and people complain about the prose. They think it's stilted and uninspired. I might even agree with them here and there. ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot #2)
This book suffered from simply having too much in it. Perhaps some would like the twists, turns, flips, and surprises at the end, but I failed to enjo ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Honey Hunt, Volume 5
The first chapter of this book, with its older boy with younger girl situation, almost turned me off the series until I saw that Q-ta was counting to ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
Bless Harry's sexist, old fashioned heart. I loved every moment of this book. Butcher's imagination was on fire. Never mind tromping zombies with a re ...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
**spoiler alert** This wasn't a favorite read of mine. On one hand, there was hilariously funny writing, but on the other hand there was kinky ogre ro ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
This prequel to the Bone series was epic in scope, full of archetypal myths and the foundation for the battle to come. Although Princess Rose was well ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
The Boxer and the Spy
Light, airy text. Short chapters. Small town mystery solved by teenagers. Boxing chapters served as metaphors for life. Thoughts on love, sex, and adu ...more
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child (With the Light, #1)
Such an aggressive, massive work. So much research. It truly is impressive.

I related with the plight of the mother not because I have an autistic chi
Nov 23, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Probably closer to a for me, but still a griping tale that kept me turning pages. Towards the middle of the book the story felt like the characters w ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes
An anthology is only as good as its whole, and this one had a few clunkers that pulled down the others (see my comments on each story). I'd give this ...more
Jun 04, 2013
May 07, 2013
Short Program, Volume 1
Some of the stories in this compilation were misses for me, but two in particular hit the mark. The first was "Short Program". What starts off as a "d ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
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