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Beta (Annex, #1)
it was ok
This is the third book I've read about "perfect" manufactured young women lately, and the theme is beginning to bug me a little. But whatever, i see t ...more
Jun 03, 2013
May 31, 2013
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
really liked it
I enjoyed it, but I was super disappointed in how little it actually focused on Lafayette! It was more about Washington and the war in general than ab ...more
Nov 17, 2015
Nov 10, 2015
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
it was amazing
Super fascinating book! I wish I actually owned it, because I know when I try to actually put my thoughts on it together, I'm going to want to referen ...more
Oct 31, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
really liked it
Vampires the way you'd expect them to be... grey skinned, not sexy, and not human.

I'm not a huge fan of the writing style or the main character, but I
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
Dreams of Stardust (de Piaget, #3; de Piaget/MacLeod, #11)
liked it
Not a good book, but so enjoyable. I'm a sucker for shitty time travel, and have already bought all the authors other kindle books in the de Piaget an ...more
Oct 25, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1)
liked it
Pretty delightful, but just a couple of bits here and there were grating enough I couldn't give it a four. I loved the "wasing of the what" type refer ...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Odd Women
liked it
An unenjoyable book about unlikeable characters. Or rather, caricatures. It attempts to tackle early feminism in England, but everyone-- male and fema ...more
May 16, 2010
May 15, 2010
Portnoy's Complaint
really liked it
It's a good book with a dislikeable lead who is waaaaay too obsessed with his mother and sex. Which is kind of the entire point of the book. I found i ...more
May 20, 2012
May 12, 2012
The Infinite Plan
really liked it
It would have been five stars if it weren't for the horribly annoying shifts from third to first person. I just... gah. It was jolting every time it h ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
it was amazing
So, I was debating between 4 and 5, because there are a couple of slow bits, but really, it's just too entertaining. I really enjoyed it. And yes, I f ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
Bloodchild and Other Stories
really liked it
LOVED The Evening and the Morning and the Night; really liked Near of Kin, as well as Speech Sounds; felt that Crossover was kind of bleh, and liked a ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
it was amazing
Super super fun! It reminds me of Pratchett, but toned down enough to be really likeable. I loved it, basically, and it was a super easy, super quick ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
The Wind Done Gone
it was ok
It felt like poorly done fanfic-- which is what it is. the writing style changes an annoying amount for something that's supposed to be someone's diar ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Betraying Season (Leland Sisters, #2)
liked it
fluffy, fun, not as good as the first in the series, but whatever, i'll still read the third.

I found the main romance to be... sort of lackluster. And
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Before We Met
liked it
Well, it's not the next Gone Girl, but the story IS attention holding. The plot twist, such as it was, was pretty predictable, but not horrible. The c ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
really liked it
Some delightful aspect,s some undelightful aspects, but overall, pretty enjoyable read. Also refreshing to see some historical YA fantasy set in the s ...more
May 21, 2013
May 17, 2013
The Joy of Hobby Farming: Grow Food, Raise Animals, and Enjoy a Sustainable Life
really liked it
A good intro, but a little too much focus on flowers for my taste-- would have liked a little more info on composting methods and coldframes/hoop hous ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
The Postman Always Rings Twice
liked it
Not a huge fan of the style of this one, and i must admit, I was sort of hoping for a completely different ending, but the ending fits the book, and f ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
The Harlot Countess (Wicked Deceptions, #2)
really liked it
Ooh la la, this is a fun and ridiculous book about a lovely, bright woman who managed to maintain most of her virtue even though the ton assumes she's ...more
May 03, 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Children of the New World: Stories
liked it
Maxed bag of near future stories

Some of the stories are five star. Some are terrible. So I'm balancing it out with three stars. All of the stories are
Oct 2016
Sep 28, 2016
Stardust of Yesterday (de Piaget, #9; de Paiget/MacLeod, #1)
it was ok
As always in Kurland's books, communication is something the leads sort of suck at. But! This is the closest any of her books I've read so far come to ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
The Near Witch (The Near Witch, #1)
it was ok
Enjoyable enough, but I hated, as always, the insta-love. The story of the witch and her death was... well... pretty anticlimactic. And the girl's acc ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
liked it
**spoiler alert** Well, that was anticlimactic. I very much enjoyed all the mystery over the nature of ndes, but once Joanna died it went downhill. Th ...more
Sep 22, 2015
Sep 20, 2015
The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations
did not like it
I am so glad I am done with this piece of dreck. It tries far, far too hard to be clever and falls flat, it tries to make cheeky references and fails, ...more
Apr 08, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
Mistborn (Mistborn, #1)
really liked it
I'm a sucker for bildungsroman, escpecially fantasy ones, so this is pretty much up my alley. Distrustful orphaned girl with superpowers, charismatic ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1)
it was ok
Won this in a goodreads giveaway. Decent, fast paced story, but the characters are idiots. I liked that the main romance isn't a huge focused but that ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2016
Shadows and Light (Tir Alainn, #2)
liked it
Oh man... it isn't well written, and even though I am super feminist, I like political messages in books to be a little less EXTREMELY OBVIOUS.

Oct 04, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
it was amazing
Much more enjoyable than the first book! Possibly because this one had more politicking, and I enjoy that sort of thing in fiction. Plus, i feel like ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, #5)
liked it
Whatever, it kind of sucks, but at least Jondalar is less of a dick in this one. I can't recommend this to anyone, and it took a force of will to fini ...more
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
liked it
I liked the factual information but man, the author's habit of being self-congratulatory and dwelling on himself kind of got to me. I can deal with it ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
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