bookshelves

all (6431)
« 1 »

cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down_arrow date read date added
 
Galore
3.71
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Historical fiction and a multi-generational tale, set in the freezing Newfoundland seaside town of Paradis...more
May 05, 2011
Sep 29, 2010
 
Gilded (The St. Croix Chronicles, #2)
3.73
Original review at Layers of Thought.

A darkly intriguing mystery/romance and the second book in an action packed steampunk series. Including a brillia...more
Dec 24, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
 
The Women of Nell Gwynne's
3.65
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A steam punk novella which won a 2009 Nebula award. It has a bit of a satirical twist, where the women of...more
Nov 16, 2011
May 16, 2010
 
The Metamorphosis
3.73


Mini Synopsis:
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. – Franz Kafka, The
...more
Jan 06, 2010
Oct 20, 2009
 
The Six-Gun Tarot
3.68
Original review written by John posted at Layers of Thought.

John’s quick take: A clever and entertaining mash-up of cowboy Western, mysticism, mythol...more
not set
Jan 08, 2013
 
The Kassa Gambit
3.39
Original review by John posted at Layers of Thought.

We also have an author interview here.

John’s quick take: A couple of paranoid loners find themselv...more
not set
Jan 08, 2013
 
Blood and Other Cravings: Original Stories of Vampires and Vampirism by Today's Greatest Writers of Dark Fiction
3.35
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

Not for just vampire lovers, this is another compelling and diverse collection of horror from some of the...more
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 09, 2011
 
Dirty Little Angels
3.42
Actually 3.5 stars

This a page turning coming of age story with a dark Southern Gothic tone and an intriguing twist.

Mini Synopsis: A realistic tale cen...more
Jun 06, 2010
Nov 05, 2009
 
Book Crush: For Kids and Teens-Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest
3.99
Original series review posted at Layers of Thought.

If you love books and lists, and are an eclectic reader, you will adore this series. Each recommend...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
Bellman & Black
3.01
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: Set in England in the 1800’s, in a Yorkshire mill town and on the outskirts of Londo...more
Nov 13, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
Kafka on the Shore (Contemporary Fiction)
4.11
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A complex, fantastical novel with philosophical musings and literary tropes discussed throughout. Translat...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 11, 2009
 
Tender Morsels
3.56

Set Up:
This story is a version of the tale Rose Red and Snow White, which, according to the link, has no connection to the American version or any oth...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jul 24, 2009
 
Garden Spells
4.06
Touted as a book with magical realism, I have to agree. Garden Spells is a sweet and enchanting novel that takes the reader into a world that is real...more
Jul 18, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
Permanence
3.69
3.5 stars actually. Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A tragic page turning story that has madness, and themes of water and fire at its core...more
Jul 24, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
Hothouse Flower: and the Nine Plants of Desire
3.39
The original review for this book is posted at Layers of Thought. There is also a giveaway for it there that ends October 3rd - 2010 for the US and Ca...more
Sep 18, 2010
Sep 12, 2009
 
The Reincarnationist (Reincarnationist, #1)
3.43
This is a series review. Original post at Layers of Thought.

A page turning paranormal thriller series with historical fiction and an ancient religious...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jun 16, 2009
 
Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot
3.70
Actually 4.5 stars

Mini Synopsis:
Bruce and Andrea Leininger married in the late 90s. This was his second marriage and her first - he a well paid top ex...more
Sep 21, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
The Unit
3.73
Original review at Layers of Thought.

A translated novel set in a futuristic and twisted democracy, it borders on horror with a realistic feel making i...more
Aug 07, 2010
Sep 16, 2009
 
The House at the End of Hope Street
3.82
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

2.5 stars actually.

Shellie’s quick take: A sweet and “bookish” story about a house that helps lost but tal...more
Jul 21, 2013
Oct 25, 2012
 
Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories
3.76


3.5 stars actually

Lisa Lillien is a blogger gone mainstream author. I am now seeing her books in the grocery store. Her philosophy is to eat and to no...more
May 07, 2010
May 19, 2009
 
Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood
3.30
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A historical telling of how Bram Stoker’s 100 year old cultural icon – Dracula - was created and became th...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
 
Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America
3.57
Actually 4.5 stars

Mini Synopsis:

By the year 2042 white people will be a minority in the United States. With this in mind, Rich Benjamin takes a trip a...more
Mar 11, 2010
Oct 06, 2009
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
This was, of course, a heartbreaking book. An excellent translation and a page turner. A tribute to the ideal that to forget our history often leads u...more
Jun 10, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Year of the Storm
3.84
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: A complexly interwoven and otherworldly mystery that is also a dark coming-of-age st...more
Jul 09, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
 
Chasing Stardust
4.22
This review is originally posted at Layers of Thought.

About a persistent woman who holds onto her dreams. It is about her life during the sexual revol...more
Jul 20, 2010
Nov 20, 2009
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.74
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

There is a reason why some novels win multiple awards; this historical fantasy is one example of a book th...more
Sep 29, 2011
Jun 03, 2009
 
Baudelaire's Revenge
3.31
3.5 stars actually

Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A complex literary crime novel, based in 19th century France and revolving around the li...more
not set
May 07, 2014
 
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters
3.98
Update with a great link
http://www.worldtoilet.org/


I really enjoyed this book. I think, in part, it may be my inner child connecting to what we adult...more
Mar 11, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
3.90

Mini Synopsis:
Actually 3.5 stars - (This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult...more
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 03, 2009
 
Goldenland Past Dark
3.52
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: A sweet yet dark and mind-bending coming-of-age romance about a sensitive and small...more
May 17, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Rss