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Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
4.31
really liked it
*Cross-posted on Wordpress and BookLikes.

Disclaimer: I witnessed the production of this book from the sidelines.

*Currently available from Lulu as a n
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Nov 03, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
 
Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #19)
3.82
did not like it
Stay away from it. Stay away. If you had any love for this series at any point, do not read this book. If you do, make sure you're a fan of erotica i ...more
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
 
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
3.94
did not like it
You must turn off your brain and ask no questions when reading this book. It’s a requirement to enjoy it. I failed miserably. It may be readable but I ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Dec 09, 2010
 
The Glimpse (The Glimpse, #1)
3.50
did not like it
Dangerous. This book is dangerous and disappointing. I can't tell you about the fury I felt at the very beginning of this book. The propaganda, myths ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
 
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
3.97
really liked it
Cynical people: it's worse than you can even imagine. Privacy infringements, systematic exploitation of children and African Americans, government cor ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1; Feline Breeds, #1)
3.95
did not like it
Tempting the Beast is a lesson in how not to write romance or a book in general. Editors do an important job and I wish a good one had worked on thi ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Jul 06, 2010
 
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)
3.56
did not like it
**spoiler alert** A review in book covers.

EXHIBIT A: First published in hardback with this cover:



It's a mirror image of a statue symbolising the ident
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Nov 02, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
3.93
it was amazing
Beautiful. Evil, but beautiful. Evil because I now have Stockholm Syndrome. Beautiful because I didn't realise it was happening, the writing was so su ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.04
did not like it
Not at all what I was expecting after the numerous 5 star reviews from the most discerning critics.

My UK cover:

Pretty unremarkable, right?

The US cove
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Nov 04, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
4.11
did not like it
It's okay to rape your husband. (Source: Chapter 18 onwards.)

Up until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars. Four and not five bec
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Oct 06, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.78
it was ok
Lessons learned :
Never trust history.
Never trust doctors.
Never trust scientists.
Never trust technology.
Never trust blanket medication.

Overall my expe
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Sep 26, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
4.03
liked it
Well written but I think my sheer impatience with the set-up got to me.
References to Samuel Lyle (Darkest Powers trilogy) and the Nasts, Cortezes and
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Apr 02, 2011
Mar 25, 2010
 
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
4.12
did not like it
I jinxed myself. I read the first 5 pages and thought I might actually like it after procrastinating over the decision of: to read, or not to read? I ...more
Oct 18, 2011
May 30, 2011
 
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)
4.21
really liked it
I'm not going to spoil the story for you but there are plenty of good bits, in fact I noted down my favourite pages to do with Chloe and Derek: 125, 2 ...more
Apr 2010
Nov 01, 2009
 
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)
3.97
it was ok
This one came highly rated by friends and after seeing it constantly mentioned I decided it must be worth a try. I can say I was completely engrossed ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
The One and Only Ivan
4.23
it was amazing
Chicken soup for the soul. The Grinch himself would be hard-pressed not to empathise with Ivan's story. With a gorgeous cover and a heartbreaking memo ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Alien Mate (Alien Mate, #1)
3.58
really liked it
Raise your hand if you iron your underwear? No one? Diana does. She's a little plumper than your average gal so her undies contain little more fabric ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Oct 28, 2010
 
The Lottery
4.09
it was ok
Available as a free PDF.

"Is that it?" was my first thought upon finishing. The only thing saving this is the thought that it was written in 1948, post
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Jan 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
3.93
really liked it
Customer: Do you have any Robin Hood stories where he doesn't steal from the rich? My husband's called Robin and I'd like to buy him a copy for his b
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Apr 07, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
 
Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
4.45
really liked it
I'm going to preface this review by saying that if I hadn't read interviews and blog posts about this and future books then I would've awarded more st ...more
Jan 14, 2011
May 31, 2010
 
Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis
4.14
really liked it
"Vulnerability scares us, very deeply. To feel your body being forcibly penetrated by another human being is an experience of such utter, terrifying ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Dec 19, 2012
 
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1)
3.70
it was ok
A mash-up of "Men In Black" and "Ghostbusters" with a central "McGyver" character. Intriguing premise. The sex scenes were steamy and the humour somet ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
 
Archangel's Consort  (Guild Hunter, #3)
4.24
liked it
Archangel's Consort was far from perfect with it's superfluous sex scenes and slow build up to an uncertain and frankly lack lustre ending. It pains m ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Dec 29, 2009
 
Starters (Starters, #1)
3.91
liked it
Super strong opening chapters with a premise similar to TV’s Dollhouse which although interesting, threw up more questions than answers.

Starters shine
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Feb 16, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
 
Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11)
4.32
it was ok
Gelatinous vampire goo. Gelatinous vampire goo. I can't get over it. This is so...wrong. I'm hoping this new enemy is part of Caine's endgame. We've h ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2010
 
Fade Out (The Morganville Vampires, #7)
4.20
really liked it
Good but not brilliant. This one is a little more sedate and less action packed but it took a worrying element (i.e. Ada) of the previous book and exp ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
 
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
4.06
it was amazing
Is America a dystopian society when it comes to its neglectful and abusive nature towards its women?

I ask this question honestly, not to shock or offe
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Jan 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2010
 
Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1)
3.58
it was ok
A brilliant first chapter and an intriguing concept but this book just didn't do it for me. The story dragged and became never-ending. The outcome was ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Dec 27, 2009
 
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1)
3.82
it was ok
Many people seemed to like this one but unfortunately I didn't. About 50 or so pages in childhood sexual abuse is described immediately followed by wh ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
3.81
did not like it
Damn this seductively beautiful book cover. *sigh*

Confused and worried about the yo-yo ratings given this by my friends, I was hoping my experience wo
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Sep 24, 2012
May 20, 2012
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