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Ronia, the Robber's Daughter
When I had finished the previous book, a book translated from Swedish, J handed me this book, another book from Sweden. I was not familiar with the au ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
The Crow
bloody, disturbing, graphic, and immensely sad. beautiful in its darkness and wonderful in its anger and sadness. this graphic novel does not let the ...more
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
i must say that a big part of me was hesitant to pick up stephenson's latest creation. on the one hand, it's stephenson, i love him and would read alm ...more
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 09, 2008
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
I wasn't sure I could love Amanda Palmer more than I did, but I was proved wrong. Thank you, Amanda, for allowing us to see you. And for always encour ...more
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
this is the first Octavia Butler book i have read, and let me tell you, this woman can write. i am going to have to dig up the rest of her books and j ...more
Oct 2008
Sep 13, 2008
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
Is it silly that I sat down and read through this recipe book today? Perhaps it is. However, I found the original recipe on the Mother Earth News webs ...more
Dec 05, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
Being Peace
What a beautiful, quiet, insightful and enlightening book. As soon as I finished this book I wanted to read it again immediately. I got so much out of ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Promethea, Vol. 1
I haven't been reading comics my whole life. I started a few years ago with some classics like V for Vendetta, and Watchmen. In the past week or so I' ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
**spoiler alert** I had high hopes for this book, and the beginning of the book was creative, and quite the page turner. Unfortunately for me, it fizz ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution
This comic is, to put it bluntly, a complete mind-f**k. It is truly weird, and truly groundbreaking. After reading this comic I had to decompress with ...more
Sep 06, 2009
Sep 07, 2009
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
I have to say I'm not impressed with Brown's work. I remember reading the Da Vinci Code when it came out and everyone was gaga for it, and I unimpress ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
Having just seen the fairly terrible Sci-Fi channel adaption of this series, I decided it had been long enough since I read the series and I should ge ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I love reading books translated into English. There is something about reading a book that was originally written in a different language that tickles ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Nerve Zero
Nerve Zero, the third book that I've read by Robinson, is noir of a different color (ahem). Nerve Zero is definitely a Robinson book, gritty fast-pace ...more
Dec 05, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
This is the second time I've read this book and I have to admit when I started it this time I just wasn't as into it as I had been the first time. I f ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I don't buy Pringles anymore, because not only are they full of chemicals and bad for me, but if i open up a can I will start with just a few and then ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Dec 27, 2009
Get Blank (Fill in the Blank, #2)
Well, Justin Robinson has done it again. In this (long-awaited by this reader) sequel to Mr. Blank, Justin once again gives us a whirlwind adventure t ...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Ca ses
This book could have been great - the subject matter was extremely interesting, the main characters were interesting, and the cases they examined were ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
The City & the City
The first Mieville book I have read thus far, and I have to say: wow. I love his writing style, and I love his characters. I wasn't sure what to expec ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (Mouse Guard, #1)
a graphic novel about the world of mice - their cities, system of governance, and the mouse guard.

the art was beautiful. the characters, interesting.
Dec 26, 2008
Dec 26, 2008
The Crane Wife
Having just wept through the last forty pages or so of this stunning book, I'm not sure I can sound intelligent in this review. But The Crane Wife mov ...more
Mar 24, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
The Monsters of Templeton
groff's first novel is fantastic. it is a tale of a woman returning to her hometown in the midst of a her own personal crisis, and she spends the next ...more
Dec 27, 2008
Dec 23, 2008
Ready Player One
Summertime, popcorn reading at its best. I literally made popcorn to eat while reading this. It is a quick, fun, action filled read, dripping with nos ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Sleight of Hand
I forget how much I love short stories, and then I pick up a collection from a beloved author and remember once again how enthralling such stories can ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
I honestly believe that this book, along with Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma should be required reading for just about everyone in Americ ...more
Aug 10, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant, #1)
i just have to say that before i read this book, i hated gibson. i had read neuromancer many years ago, and couldn't stand it. i am very happy to say ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Sep 14, 2008
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
This was a prefect book for reading this weekend - it went fast, and it didn't require any thought. I didn't expect a lot from this book, having been ...more
May 30, 2010
May 31, 2010
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
Quick, fun read, perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon off. I'm not generally one for romance novels, but this was an interesting paranormal/alternate ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
The Graveyard Book
Every time I read a Neil Gaiman book, I am more and more certain I need to read, and buy, and have everything he's ever written.

The story of Bod, grow
Nov 15, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
The Imperfect Environmentalist: A Practical Guide to Clearing Your Body, Detoxing Your Home, and Saving the Earth (Without Losing Your Mind)
An enjoyable book that walks you through the basics on how you can green your life. Being pretty green myself, a lot of it I was already aware of, but ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
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