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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
4.13
I absolutely loved it, and I know I'll visit this book again and again. My only sad: the alot does not make an appearance.

SO I DEMAND A SEQUEL! I DEM
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Nov 19, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
 
House of Leaves
4.15
If you want a really good, insightful review of House of Leaves (that I didn't write), go read this one from Aerin.

If you want to read mine, here you
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Jan 06, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
 
Fuzzy Nation
4.07
All this week, I'm reading Fuzzy Nation for the audio book. Once again, I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I get to read a wonderful book, written b ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.48
I'm beginning to wonder if there will ever be a Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher who is just a teacher.
Sep 12, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
As wonderful and magical as promised. Because I didn't remember the movie, the third act of the book was a delightful surprise to me.

I wish I'd had th
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May 13, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
 
NOS4A2
4.04
Joe Hill tells another wonderful story that is scary, disturbing, beautiful, sad, and surprisingly touching.

Read it all the way to the end. All the wa
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Oct 07, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
I really loved this book. I didn't know anything going into it, other than that it was weird, so that's all I'll give you.

I think it's worth your time
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Mar 05, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
4.31
Overall, I loved this, and I can't wait to start Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban today.

Quick thoughts on the things that stood out to me:

Wo
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Jul 04, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
 
S.
3.79
**spoiler alert** I just closed the book after finishing the final chapter. I'm profoundly confused and unsettled. I think I may have to go all the wa ...more
Jan 2015
Dec 19, 2013
 
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
3.75
What if vampires were real, ancient, and spread their vampirism like a virus? That's the central premise of The Strain, and I was on board from the fi ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.27
I know it's like saying "puppies are cute," but it bears repeating: everyone who wants to write, whether for a living or not, simply must read this bo ...more
Jan 2001
Jan 02, 2010
 
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick
4.09
I think it's the best comic book of the year, and one of the best comic stories I've ever read.
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
20th Century Ghosts
3.95
Absolutely wonderful book. This is a collection of stores that will have you crying, checking for monsters under the bed, and wondering how the hell J ...more
Sep 04, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
 
Wraith
4.07
I freaking loved NOS4A2, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Though I bought it in single issues, I didn't get time to read it until the ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
 
The Road Virus Heads North
3.78
It's classic Stephen King.
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
Carter Beats the Devil
4.08
Other reviews here go into the details of this wonderful novel, so if that's what you want, go read them. I'll just tell you what I knew before I went ...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
4.17
**spoiler alert** The updates I posted while reading this book pretty much capture how I felt the entire way, so rather than just rewrite them, I'll f ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.38
One of my friends, I think it was John Scalzi, recommended this book to me. I was totally unaware of the hype surrounding it, so I didn't have any of ...more
Oct 2010
Feb 05, 2011
 
Flowers for Algernon
4.00
Heartbreaking and beautiful. Required reading, as far as I am concerned.
not set
Jun 10, 2009
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
This isn't nearly as enjoyable as The Hunger Games. It feels like it's heavily targeted toward the Twilight crowd, and (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
More polemic than novel, Little Brother is the kind of book I would have devoured when I was a teenager. I gave it to my teenage son, and he went nuts ...more
May 28, 2008
May 20, 2009
 
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
3.93
It's not just good ... it's [author=Charlie Huston] good.
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games
4.37
Just like the great second chapters in epic series (like Empire Strikes Back or The Two Towers) this ends on a very dark, down, disturbing note. Thing ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
The Road
3.94
I really wanted to like this book, because just about everyone I know who read it loved it and raves about it. That it's post-apocalyptic fiction is a ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2009
 
Dead Pig Collector
3.91
Just fantastic. Absolutely worth your time and money.
Dec 31, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
Dead Set
3.53
Readers who are fans of Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim series who are expecting something as dark and gritty as that wonderful series will probably be ...more
May 16, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
4.21
Hawkeye is the best comic story in a decade.
not set
Aug 14, 2013
 
Caught Stealing (Hank Thompson, #1)
4.07
On the back of this book, there's a blurb about how it's nearly impossible to put it down.

"Oh, really?" I thought, "We'll see about that."

After one da
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Mar 31, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.50
Cherie (disclosure: she's a good friend, and I read the ARC of Boneshaker) has crafted a beautiful and believable world, and filled it with characters ...more
Jul 2009
Jan 02, 2010
 
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
4.54
So it drags a little (a lot) around the halfway point, but the last third of the book makes it worth the wait.
Jun 06, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
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