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Philip Pullman is known, perhaps infamously, for His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been attacked because of Pullman's atheist beliefs as well as t
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Oct 09, 2008
There is a debate (or at least an ongoing conversation) among teachers who help college students hone their reading skills. What exactly, do you have ...more
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Dec 14, 2009
Effects of Unfairly Unfavorable Book Reviews on Independent Authors
I was going to take this down because I'm redrafting all my freedom of speech reviews. Then I thought, no that would make too many people happy. Fuck ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
London: The Biography
Dear Mr. Ackroyd,

Will you marry me? I know you're gay, and I'm a woman. I understand that such details present wrinkles in the grand scheme, but I'm s
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Nov 11, 2010
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1)
I feel it necessary to admit a few things before starting this review proper.

1. I have watched the Horatio Hornblower movies that were shown on A&
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Dec 25, 2009
Authors vs. Goodreads
To call this rant stupid would insult stupid people. Funny how the author is okay with not reading a book if she is the one doing it.

I cannot be the o
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
Do you have an old, worn piece of clothing? Perhaps that sweat shirt that you can’t wear anywhere except to bed or walking your dog? Perhaps it is an ...more
Dec 10, 2012
Oct 10, 2008
The Hobbit
2012 - Reread - What to add to my original review for this site? I don't. There is something everlasting and yet almost tragic about this book. Thorin ...more
Dec 03, 2012
Oct 10, 2008
Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
I’ve been asked why I wasn’t a fan of Torchwood. You’d think I would be. Who doesn’t like Captain Jack? I turned on the first episode and that ruined ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Disclaimer: ARC via the publisher and Netgalley.

When you think of an Egyptian female ruler, who do you think of?

If the answer is Elizabeth Taylor as
May 02, 2014
May 02, 2014
The Little Paris Bookshop
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley

There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish – one floor, a big first room, a pas
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Peaches for Father Francis (Chocolat, #3)
Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Receiving said ARC made me squeal in glee. Whatever power at Penguin books said let her have it, I love y ...more
Jun 09, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.

Disclaimer 2: I was a little too old for Bill Nye’s television show when it first came out. I watched it now and then, a
Nov 07, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
There is something lacking in war stories that make it to television. We have great battle epics, such as appear on HBO, and we have the rescue storie ...more
May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012
Mornings in Jenin
Disclosure: Won in Goodreads giveaway.

I suppose this is a type of book that will get some people's panties in a twist, so let me say a couple things.

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Jan 23, 2010
The Alchemy of Stone
When I re-read The Little Mermaid as an adult something about it bugged me. This something bugs me more and more each time I re-read the story. It's n ...more
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Jun 05, 2010
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
Reasons to read this book.

1. Harry Dresden is a believable character. He learns, he grows, but he does not gain a new power every book. In fact, he do
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Jul 12, 2009
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed
**spoiler alert** Despite the rather presumptuous sub-title of "case closed", Cornwell doesn't prove her thesis. In fact, this book is a text book for ...more
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Oct 19, 2008
Black Beauty
Black Beauty is one of those rare books that can preach without being preachy. Anna Sewell wrote this to illustrate the abuse of horses, in particular ...more
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Oct 24, 2008
The Goodreads Killer
**spoiler alert** I might change the star rating. I see this as 1.5.

Humor is a funny beast. It really is. One’s person’s crack up is another person’s
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
**spoiler alert** I should admit two things before I start this review. I didn't finish this book; however, it does not belong on my ick-attack shelf ...more
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Jun 03, 2010
The Scarlet Letter
The best advice anyone can get about The Scarlet Letter is to skip the whole introductory bit about the Chapter House, unless you want a degree in Eng ...more
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Oct 13, 2008
What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal]
Sex is a complicted subject. Sometimes, literature doesn't make it easier. Neither do movies or television. There is something to be said for this; ho ...more
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May 02, 2010
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
**spoiler alert** I have a problem with time travel plots. I really do. I don't know why. Maybe because they make my head hurt. Even Brigadoon, does t ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale

HT was not the first work by Atwood that I read, that was a short story or two in a Canadian Lit class, but it was the first novel by Atwood that I re
Jul 25, 2015
Oct 17, 2008
Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #11)
Why I did I not like this book? I suppose it could have been the fact that a once kick ass heroine is now a sex fiend. However, Anita is Hamilton's ch ...more
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Oct 13, 2008
The Stepsister Scheme (Princess, #1)
One of the more recent cultural phenomenon is the rise of the Disney princesses. Everywhere you look, you see young girls wearing Disney Princess gear ...more
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Mar 20, 2010
The Long Earth
Those poor French. You lose to Spain at the Euro and Terry Pratchett takes an accurate pot shot at you in this book.

C'est la vie.

I'm unsure to give th
Jun 24, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen
I should note that I am a fan of both Boleyn and Katherine of Aragon. It seems as if many of Henry VIII’s wives had many characteristics in common. Th ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Apr 26, 2013
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel
This is Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.


Now, despite the fact that Basil Rathbone was the first Sherlock I ever saw, Brett is the best Sherlock, hands
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
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