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Elfhome (Elfhome, #3)
4.28
the Tinker books are great reads, although there's no denying a good copy-edit would have got rid of some of the dodgy grammatical parsing and redunda...more
Nov 08, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
 
The Manor House School
3.53
i read a lot of school/pony/ballet books when i was small, but never, as far as i can remember, any by Brazil. presumably the library didn't have them...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
 
The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2)
4.09
i read this interview with Martha Wells recently, where she explains what happened after she published the Fall of Ile Rien books, which got me thinki...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
this one succeeds not with the why or even so much the what, but with the how. despite some clumsy writing and my least favourite tense, it's genuinel...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
 
Don't Tell My Husband Vol. 1
3.50
cute but would need to develop an overarching plot to sustain my interest (i bought it to test the quality of eManga PDFs - answer: fine if not fantas...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
 
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1)
3.74
(3.5) lively and imaginative, even if it could have done with an edit for small amounts of redundancy and repetition. but i was still pulled through t...more
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
 
Wild Ride
3.41
it has the Crusie style, which is one of the main reasons i read her books - they make me laugh a lot - and many good moments (including a nice 'aha,...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
Working Kentauros
4.21
(4.5) what i love about japan. you like things that on the face of it seem disparate (centaurs, stories about men carrying out their trades, BL) - in...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
 
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)
4.16
Ivan has always been my favourite character, so i'm completely delighted that he gets a book to himself. best things about the book: the way Tej is su...more
Nov 02, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
 
The Hidden Stars (Rune of Unmaking #1)
3.57
i gave this a decent go (90+ pages) as i have a fondness for Edgerton's The Goblin Moon & its sequel - earlyish exemplars of fantasy not featuring...more
not set
Jul 30, 2013
 
American Fairy Tales
3.55
more like E Nesbit than Andrew Lang and, if you make allowances for their antiquity, pretty cute. i liked the 'morals' especially. if i were giving/re...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
 
Moxyland
3.66
impressive. not sure i liked it, as such, or any of the characters, but that's hardly the point with this school of scarily plausible future predictio...more
Oct 05, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
 
The Coming Of Bill
3.57
my least favourite, and the most serious, Wodehouse that i can recall. these facts may be related. i see it was made into a silent film though, which...more
Nov 19, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum #15)
3.95
(3.5) amazing that Evanovich manages to keep the formula entertaining. although i don't need to be constantly reminded that Ranger goes commando. got...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
 
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
4.53
rereading in preparation for no. 5, which as we all know has taken its goddamit time. the pro being that i've completely forgotten the story, so it's...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
Unveiled (Turner, #1)
3.87
very readable, which is all i ask from regencies (although this isn't really a regency - what *does* one call that bit before Victoria?) - it's been a...more
Nov 04, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
 
Scar Night (Deepgate Codex, #1)
3.58
well-written with an interesting premise, but i just don't have the patience for this kind of gratuitous grimness.
not set
Nov 01, 2013
 
Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mystery, #1)
3.97
definitely the m/m i've enjoyed the most so far. love the self-deprecating wise-cracking style.
Nov 08, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
 
Oku-san's Daily Fantasies
3.70
lightest of lightweight. a few laughs but it won't be going in the keepers pile.
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
A Local Habitation (October Daye #2)
3.89
if this was rated on Tybalt appearances, it would be a 1. not enough Tybalt.
May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
 
The Battle Of The Sun
3.54
stranger than its prequel, Tanglewreck (its prime genitor is alchemy, not physics), more dreamlike and odd. i liked it a great deal, but i'd be intere...more
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
 
Sanshiro
3.81
(4.5)
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
In the Approaches
4.00
(4.5)
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
 
The Luminaries
3.71
(3.5)
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
 
A Confusion of Princes
3.73
(3.5)
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
The Silicon Mage (Windrose Chronicles, #2)
3.95
(4.5)
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)
3.29
(3.5)
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
Dog Wizard (Windrose Chronicles, #3)
3.91
(4.5)
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.80
(3.5)
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
Lud-in-the-Mist
3.86
in a word: delightful.
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
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