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Lord of the Flies
I just don't buy it.

This book is famous for unmasking what brutes we are, just under the surface, but, well, for all the hype, it just isn't convincin
Jan 1983
Jul 24, 2007
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
I really don't see what all the fuss was about this book--the author didn't seem particularly knowledgeable, and her "zero-tolerance" approach seems t ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2007
F in Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders
When I was much younger, a 10th-grade vocabulary quiz had a word I couldn't remember how to spell or to define. Knowing that any answer I gave would b ...more
May 27, 2011
May 28, 2011
Tales from Rugosa Coven

Amber smirked and started humming along with the muzak on the customer service line. It was a much-softened version of Twisted Sister’s "We’re Not Go
Mar 30, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
I checked this out to find out if she was really as hateful as her reputation.

It didn't take long.
not set
Jul 24, 2007
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Harry vanquishes Voldemort on page 212, and the rest of the book is about him trying to cope with the paperwork to make up the cla
Jul 2007
Jul 24, 2007
Scheherazade's Facade: Fantastical Tales of Gender Bending, Cross-Dressing, and Transformation
I'm very happy to be a part of this book. Out of 12 stories, every single one had a flash of brillance somewhere within, and I didn't find a single st ...more
Dec 10, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Triangulation: Last Contact
They put my name on the COVER! My NAME on the cover! My...

How cool is that?

I'd like this book anyway, but I like it even more with my name on that b
Sep 09, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Men Under Water
I found this book for a dollar at an overstock sale in Portland, years ago--probably around the time Lombreglia's 2nd collection, Make Me Work, came o ...more
Jan 1994
Jul 24, 2007
Triangulation: End of the Rainbow
Well, I'm thrilled and honored to have the opening story in this book, with authors I admire such as Peter S. Beagle and Cat Rambo (I understand Eugie ...more
Nov 2010
Sep 09, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
OK...8 pages of exposition where all that happens is kids meet in the woods to eat bread with goat cheese. In a dystopic world where society is comple ...more
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Oct 23, 2013
Shadow of the Antlered Bird
Shadow of the Antlered Bird now available from Drollerie Press!

In time for Hallowe’en, Drollerie Press has just released the e-book Shadow of the Antl
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Jul 21, 2008
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, #1)
This book arrived in a shipment on Hallowe'en morning, and I started reading it to my son the same night. Read 3 chapters in a row, and it's amazing. ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Oct 31, 2011
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Depressing. And I would like to read some of his later works, to see how his voice has matured.

When I got too deep into the dismal, I reminded myself
not set
Oct 23, 2013
The Eye of Night
What I love about this book is the uncertainty it conveys. It's not unusual, in well-written high fantasy, to wonder whether the heroes will succeed i ...more
not set
Jul 24, 2007
The Rabbi's Cat 2
sometimes a brilliant sequel outshines the original. Sometimes a lackluster sequel disappoints after a brilliant original. This, however, is a sequel ...more
not set
May 28, 2011
Katie Loves the Kittens
Charming story of a dog who can't contain her excitement. Artwork is expressive and very funny--more than enough to make up for the kind of poor draft ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2012
Stereo Opticon: Fairy Tales in Split Vision
Contains my story "Red 'Hood" as well as several other Drollerie Press stories I've been curious to read
not set
Apr 11, 2009
Rainbow Magic Sugar & Spice Fairies Set
Some books are a delight to read to your child. This is not one of those.
not set
Feb 10, 2015
The Snow Day
A beautiful story that captures the sense of solitude when a city is shut down by snow.
Jan 2010
Apr 15, 2010
A Year and a Day
Sara Harvey has written a detailed and glorious love letter to New York City. Starting with a simple and stunning premise, she lays out through her ch ...more
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
The Golem and the Jinni
This author is patient, confident, and very perceptive. Five chapters in, and the leads are still getting their bearings, adjusting to life with human ...more
Apr 05, 2014
May 16, 2013
Pretty Monsters: Stories
I'm taking this one slow--so far I've read 3 stories. The genius of Kelly Link appears to lie in her ability to take the snippets other writers would ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Sep 12, 2010
Unwelcome Bodies
I'm currently only two stories in, and as hard-hitting as these stories are I don't want to move any faster. In the first story, we see the best and w ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2012
The Convent of the Pure (The Blood of Angels series, #1)
So far I've only had a chance to read the first chapter; I'm hoping to get more time soon. The review in Publisher's Weekly describes this novella as ...more
Sep 09, 2010
Apr 20, 2009
Travellers in Magic
This is one fo those books that changed the way I think about fiction and literature. More than any other writer I've encountered, Goldstein spans the ...more
not set
Jul 24, 2007
Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them
A truly intriguing book with some fascinating insights but also some problematic blind spots. As I read this book I alternate between dropping my jaw ...more
Oct 26, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
I'd have a hard time describing how wonderful this book is.
Jul 12, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
The Chocolatier's Wife
Ella Enchanted meets Fiddler on the Roof.

Part mystery, part romance, but constantly subverting both genres, Cindy Lynn Speer tells a charming love st
Nov 03, 2011
Mar 12, 2009
We Never Talk about My Brother
I don't know if it's fair to give a book a five-star rating when you've only read one story, because then you may have to revise it downward but you c ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
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