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Cat or Dog for President
Cat or Dog for President is a children's story, told from the point of view of a kid who wonders who would win if their dog and cat ran for president. ...more
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
Warning: This book brings out the politics in me, so this review might offend you! Turn back now if you are easily offended by Pagans who are fed up w ...more
Jul 21, 2012
Aug 05, 2009
The Mine (Northwest Passage #1)
The story starts in the year 2000. Joel Smith is about to graduate from university, and goes on a road trip with his friend. On the way home through M ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
The Winter Solstice
My review from The Towering Pile (to be posted Dec. 15):

This book was not at all what I was expecting. What I was expecting was a nice book about cele
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
The Dark Victorian: Risen (Dark Victorian, Vol. 1)
This review is copied from my blog, The Towering Pile. It was originally published here.

Risen takes place in 1880s London. Criminals who have been exe
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Billy Pilgrim is a man who comes unstuck in time, and experiences events in his life out of order, including the bombing of Dresden during WWII, and h ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
Widows of Hamilton House
Wow. So good. And I'm not just saying that because the author is one of my favourite professors. I didn't know what to expect going in. I read fantasy ...more
Feb 08, 2011
Oct 28, 2010
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
This review is copied from my blog, The Towering Pile. The original review is here.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers is a work of narrative non-fiction, m
Jan 22, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1)
I read the first book in the series when I was little, and never got around to reading the rest. Then, at 21, I decided to read the series. I was not ...more
not set
May 09, 2009
Change the World Before Bedtime
Change the World Before Bedtime is a kids' book (it says pre-K to grade 2; I think it's a bit younger, but I don't have kids so what do I know?) that ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Veil Between Worlds
The following review is copied from my blog, here.

The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds is the first book in what will be a series of 8, each o
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
This book is truly delightful. I've always loved the movie, and I love the book even more. It's the kind of book everyone can enjoy, from the age of f ...more
Nov 23, 2009
May 14, 2009
Dented Cans
Dented Cans is the story of a weird family and their trip to Disney World. Actually, it's mostly the parents that are weird. Hannah's dad collects den ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Krampus: The Yule Lord
Krampus is a creature from Germanic folklore. He's often compared to Santa Claus, but is actually much older. Unlike Santa, who is known more for rewa ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
This review is copied from my blog, The Towering Pile. It was originally published here.

I've read this book twice before, but this was my first time l
Feb 09, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Caught in Crystal: A Lyra Novel (Lyra, #4)
This review is copied from my blog, The Towering Pile. It was originally published here.

Kayl is living the quiet life of an innkeeper with two childre
Feb 2012
Jan 19, 2012
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium: The Graphic Novels, #1.1)
This is the first of what will be a six-volume graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. It basically covers the part of the firs ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories
This review is copied from my book review blog, The Towering Pile. Original review:

First off, let me just say
Jan 15, 2012
Dec 16, 2011
Anthology I: The Other Side
Note: I didn't finish this book, so this review covers only the first few stories.

Anthology I is a collection of short stories that are meant to be ho
not set
Aug 20, 2012
Dream Magic: Awakenings
When I read the premise of Dream Magic: Awakenings, I jumped at the chance to read it. It's being compared to Harry Potter, because it's about kids le ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Memnoch the Devil (The Vampire Chronicles, #5)
Memnoch the Devil is much different from the earlier Vampire Chronicles, especially the first three. Its events take place entirely in the present. In ...more
Aug 31, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
This review is copied from my blog, The Towering Pile. It was originally published here:

I've read this book t
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
The Enchanted Truth
The Enchanted Truth is a short gift book, which tells the story of a princess who is always finding herself with the wrong guy. All she sees at first ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1)
The Witching Hour is a tough book to summarise, because there's just so much going on! It's really, really long, and just packed with plot. We have Mi ...more
Oct 26, 2012
May 09, 2009
In the late 18th century, a ship pulls into the harbour at Newburyport. The people on the ship have come down with a terrible fever, so the ship is pu ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Shadows of Kings (Dragon Rising #1)
The Harhn, somewhat orc-like beasts that plague the human villages, are suddenly attacking with more strategy than usual, and posing a real threat. Le ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Nov 14, 2012
Uglies: Cutters (Uglies: Graphic Novel #2)
Uglies: Cutters is a graphic novel retelling of Pretties by Scott Westerfeld, from Shay's perspective. It's the sequel to Uglies: Shay's Story. Shay's ...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2)
The following review was copied from my blog, The Towering Pile. It was originally published here.

Note: This book is the second in the series and so p
Feb 27, 2012
May 02, 2009
The Hermitage House Miracle
The story begins with Jamie trying to convince his mother not to go out, because she's too drunk to drive. She says strange things, like how she's giv ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
We're All Different but We're All Kitty Cats: First Day of School
When Carlos goes to school for the first time, the other kitty cats laugh at him because he has no fur. After school, a couple of other kitties stand ...more
Nov 09, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
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