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Debt: The First 5,000 Years
4.19
I think of Goodreads stars as the following: 1, shouldn't have been published; 2, terrible; 3, pretty good; 4, really good; 5, everyone should read th...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
 
Dracula the Un-Dead
3.06
Written by a Stoker family member and a Dracula researcher/screenwriter . . . and it shows. Between infodumps (I sometimes felt like I was reading a n...more
Mar 28, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
 
The Profession
3.55
In a near-future world where governments have outsourced war to a wide-flung network of military contractors, a mercenary with an uncanny connection t...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
 
Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler, #1)
3.72
The President of the United States is linked to the murders of two young women by a junior lawyer and a private detective, triggering a race against t...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
Gone Girl
3.94
I finished GONE GIRL four days ago and had to give myself some time before reviewing, because holy moly did I have a visceral reaction when I put this...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
Angelology (Angelology, #1)
3.38
**spoiler alert** I was willing to forgive some of this book's sloppiness (multiple points of view; no tonal shifts between characters; general wordin...more
May 03, 2010
May 01, 2010
 
Lady Gone Bad (Gone Bad, #1)
3.07
Why only two stars? Mainly, because of some very personal peeves, so YMMV:

1. Instant hornypants between the two main characters. If you like your roma...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
 
Fiend
3.53
When a world-ending virus sweeps the globe, it leaves behind three groups: ordinary folks, dead in their beds; naked, flesh-eating, uncontrollably gig...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
 
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1)
3.93
Silly and over-the-top, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs doesn't take itself too seriously--which is good, because if you're not already a fan of vampire c...more
Sep 03, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed (Sons of Sin, #1)
3.89
Largely solid historical romance, with one relatively minor problem that made me crazy throughout the first two-thirds of the book: The premise is tha...more
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
 
Payback: The Case for Revenge
3.20
In Payback: The Case for Revenge, Thane Rosenbaum argues several points:

1. Anger is a natural and healthy reaction to being the victim of crime or bei...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
Out With Three: The Murder and Betrayal of Bald Head Island Police Officer Davina Buff Jones
3.00
Shortly before midnight on October 22, 1999, Officer Davina Buff Jones was killed by a single gunshot to the back of her head near Bald Head Island li...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
 
A Night of Scandal (Bad Blood, #1)
3.76
So, I picked up A Night of Scandal because it's the latest pick in the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club (it's a fantastic blog for roman...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
Columbine
4.24
Columbine reads smoothly, showing the depth of author Dave Cullen's research in its insight, rather than its format. Cullen presents a detailed accoun...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
Out of the Dark
3.14
Out of the Dark is . . . interesting. It's got a whopper of a twist ending that I'd maybe, possibly be on board for if this was the first book in a ne...more
Dec 06, 2010
Dec 05, 2010
 
Suspect
4.12
LA cop Scott James, survivor of a vicious shooting that killed his partner, shouldn't be on the job--in near-constant pain, tormented by flashbacks, a...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
 
Blood and Smoke: a True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500
3.64
Blood and Smoke, by Charles Leerhsen, focuses on the first Indy 500, which took place in 1911. It describes the history of the automobile to that poin...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
Bio Rescue (Bio Rescue, #1)
3.64
I was willing to give this book a chance. The quality of the writing wasn't great, the plotting was uneven, but I assumed (since this author wrote qui...more
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears
3.56
Asma has collected and given perspective to an interesting collection of monster history and psychology in On Monsters. It's generally an interesting...more
Apr 02, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
One Kick (Kick Lannigan, #1)
3.79
Chelsea Cain returns with a new series centered on a new protagonist: 21-year-old kidnapping survivor Kick Lannigan, who collects throwing knives like...more
Oct 10, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
 
The Crossing (The Border Trilogy, #2)
4.09
The Crossing contains stunningly beautiful turns of phrase and complex, fascinating characters who explore themes of purpose, justice, family, and des...more
Mar 06, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Avi
3.79
I got this book as a prize for participating in a summer reading program. I had wanted a Goosebumps book, but they had run out - luckily for me . . .

T...more
not set
Dec 18, 2010
 
Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, #1)
3.91
While it's light on characterization and Campbell's writing style sometimes shows rough edges, Dauntless nevertheless delivers a compelling military s...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
 
Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I
3.80
Sometimes a bit dry and repetitive, but generally a comprehensive and interesting look into food-related domestic culture in the US during WWI. Amply...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
Kill City Blues (Sandman Slim, #5)
4.08
As per usual with Richard Kadrey's books, I made a very foolish mistake: I read a bit during the day, then picked up KILL CITY BLUES with about 200 pa...more
Sep 15, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 
Spoon
3.66
A modern update of Jack Schaeffer's classic Shane, Spoon brings together a troubled family and a mysterious drifter in a battle against the ruthless c...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
 
Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals
3.72
Interesting insights, although the language sometimes turns dry and the authors often repeat their examples, using the same anecdote with little modif...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
Sharp Teeth
3.90
Saw this in Barnes and Noble the other day and was reminded of how much I loved this when I read it a while ago. Think werewolves and poetry have noth...more
Jan 2008
Jan 31, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
Katniss is annoyingly thickheaded for much of the book, but the world is well drawn, and the secondary characters (Peeta, Katniss's family, and the en...more
not set
Jan 31, 2010
 
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
4.02
Harris doesn't do quite as good a job of integrating the multiple storylines in this book as previously, but Sookie Stackhouse remains one of my favor...more
Sep 07, 2009
Sep 06, 2009
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