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My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions
Let me open this review with a big, fat, huge, 'IN MY DEFENSE' pre-qualifying statement, since I am a MAN and apparently this isn't the type of book I ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2010
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
Wasn't bad. Actually this was a good nod back to the days before this series picked up its awful stigma that it has now. I like to pretend the fourth ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2010
The Devil's Only Friend (John Cleaver, #4)
Dan Wells has written the perfect fourth volume to this trilogy. He knows his characters, knows his world, knows just how to ratchet things up to leve ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
My review from

You've been hearing a lot about this book. I know this because, as we've established, you have
Oct 04, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
I anticipated liking this book, but the enjoyment level came in higher than expected.

Renee Collins bills her novel as a western, but that sort of unde
Aug 29, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory
I don't own this one yet, I've just read all five of the component issues, so yeah. Great artwork, intriguing story, although the cliffhanger at the e ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2014
You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing
Lots of authors write books on writing. Louis L'Amour did, and his book is on my all-time Top Ten. Stephen King also wrote a winner. Both of those wer ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
Murder on the Orient Elite (Grimnoir Chronicles, #3.5)
Not sure how to rate it, in that it was a cool little continuation of the Grimnoir world. Dunno if I want to five-star it but at the same time, anythi ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Dec 04, 2014
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
My review from

I don't care who you are. Go read this book right now.

The first Westerfeld that I read was last
Oct 10, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
The Martian
This might be the best book I will read all year. Holy crap, detailed review to come.
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and the Starcatchers, #2)
My review from

(I reviewed the whole series in this post)

This is another series I've only made it halfway thro
Mar 04, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
The Endless Knot (The Song of Albion, #3)
My review from

(Whole trilogy reviewed)

This one is over a year in the making. I first read The Paradise War la
Oct 17, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)
I could sit here all night typing about this book. It blew my mind in ways I could never have anticipated. It was smart--downright brilliant even. I c ...more
May 10, 2010
May 09, 2010
UnDivided (Unwind, #4)

Nov 02, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl from Nowhere
If the story had finished the same way that it had executed up until about the halfway point, I might have only given it two or three stars. But I fou ...more
Dec 20, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
I was expecting a generally whimsical teen romance with a little bit of angst, and good character development; I was surprised to see that the whole b ...more
May 12, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Preach My Gospel: A Guide To Missionary Service
Didn't know this was on Goodreads. As far as what I normally read goes, this is a highly specialized manual, primarily for full-time missionaries but ...more
Nov 2004
Aug 01, 2014
One of the few contemporary YA books where I disliked the main character immensely, but I respect the treatment of the story because, well, that's kin ...more
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
ZOE: OUT OF TIME #2 of 4
Builds on the first tremendously well. Here's the review from my blog:

Back in May I reviewed ZOE: OUT OF TIME #1, a new comic by J Michalski and Alexa
Aug 2013
Aug 02, 2013
Battle Royale
Wasn't without its redeemable qualities, but six hundred pages of it was overkill, and the flaws won in the end.

While it shares its bare-bones concept
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door, #2)
More perks of working at the bookstore :-) I got to read an ARC of this. I'm very satisfied with this book as a follow-up to the first, which stands o ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
The Essential Starchild (Book 3)
James Owen has a way of putting out work that, if produced by anyone else, I would only be able to call it a hot mess. And yet there are microscopic c ...more
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse, #1)
This book is about Lisabeth Lewis, a girl who struggles with anorexia. She is assigned the mantle of Famine, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalyps ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Illusions (Wings, #3)
Right out the gate, I have to say that three stars = good. Means I liked it. I'm particular about giving 4 and 5 star reviews--I put those on books th ...more
May 04, 2011
May 03, 2011
Anansi Boys (American Gods, #2)
Originally read in May 2009
Re-read in August 2013
Reading a third time in June 2015.
Jun 22, 2015
Jun 16, 2009
America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 1: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War
Though the breadth of the subject matter makes such a project ambitious by any stretch, Bennett does a good job of covering many years of American his ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Nov 15, 2009
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
My review from

(Contains reviews for both books)

I listened to Freakonomics in the summer of 2008, after I'd pi
Nov 08, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
My review from

(Contains reviews from this book and its sequel).

I listened to Freakonomics in the summer of 20
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 16, 2009
Monster Hunter International (MHI, #1)
Had its ups and downs, but it was definitely fun. Correia has a talent for writing action scenes, too. The only time I really wanted to put the book d ...more
Jan 23, 2010
Dec 01, 2009
Something Wicked This Way Comes
My review from

If Halloween was a book, it would be Something Wicked by Ray Bradbury.

You've heard the saying "
Oct 21, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
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