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Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
did not like it
Page 318 - Had her body changed because she was a werewolf? Or had she become a werewolf because her body was wrong? The only female werewolf in the h ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
4.06
it was amazing
Apparently I'm getting this for Christmas. ROCK ON.

...Having not read this yet, my favorite part was that on the day it showed up on Amazon it immedia
...more
Jan 08, 2011
Sep 19, 2008
 
A Separate Peace
3.56
it was ok
I remember viscerally hating this - I found it incredibly boring and I don't think anything really happened except a whole bunch of wank about being a ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2008
 
Keturah and Lord Death
3.87
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Keturah is an idiot, nothing that happened seemed to have a point, Death is the Biggest Woobie Ever, it ripped off Scheherazade with ...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jun 11, 2008
 
The Mist
3.91
did not like it
**spoiler alert** 21W.758 - based on first 20 pages, if I didn't have to read this I'd've already returned it to the freaking library.

admittedly only
...more
Sep 13, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
The Prestige
3.87
did not like it
page 290: "It is difficult to deal with massy, inorganic compounds. Living tissue is not of the same order of problem."

page 291: "...it would be a sim
...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
 
Little Brother
3.94
it was amazing
after I finished: READ THIS BOOK. Read it. Read it and then send it to your friends and make them read it.


I think I found this via a link from Neil Ga
...more
May 26, 2008
May 25, 2008
 
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.88
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I had been really, really looking forward to reading this ever since I'd heard about it (I think from a review on Boingboing), so th ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Jul 07, 2011
 
Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider's Guide to the World of Uglies
3.72
it was ok
Westerfeld seems so pleased about being a geek that he forgets that it's important to get science right.

1) "The word 'nano' means 'a billionth'" - no,
...more
May 08, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
 
The Big U
3.24
it was amazing
This book.

This BOOK.

Holy shit.

It's complete and utter crack of the absolute best kind. It is fantastic and ridiculous and terrifying and beautiful and
...more
May 08, 2008
Apr 27, 2008
 
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself
3.71
liked it
STORY TIME!

Today, August 11th 2016, I left my apartment at a bit after noon to go to the laundry room in my building's basement. Time to switch clothe
...more
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.70
did not like it
...I have this one too. SHUT UP.

all of 38 pages in: OH JESUS HECTOR CHRIST, BELLA. Grow a spine. Edward, stop being a creepy asshole. If you were huma
...more
May 25, 2008
May 20, 2008
 
We Were Liars
3.85
did not like it
That... happened.

I'm kind of overwhelmed, but I don't think it's in a good way.

Update a couple hours later to demote this to one star and explain why,
...more
Jun 26, 2015
Nov 17, 2014
 
The Antagonists: Book One
4.02
liked it
Okay, this is adorable and brilliant - it started with a Tumblr post about disability politics and the racism, sexism, and ableism inherent in superhe ...more
Oct 11, 2015
Oct 10, 2015
 
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
4.03
liked it
This is an odd one for me - I'm a 28-year-old bi woman with chronic physical and mental illnesses, as well as trauma-related aversion to relationships ...more
Jan 2017
Dec 30, 2016
 
Lab Girl
4.04
it was amazing
Really beautifully done, everything from growing up Scandinavian to the inherent timeline skewing that comes of being a woman in STEM to the descripti ...more
May 18, 2016
May 16, 2016
 
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
4.44
really liked it
3.5 rounded up because I'm a sucker for girls with knives, what can I say.

I wish, I seriously wish that I had fallen for this series - the characters
...more
Feb 27, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
 
The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2)
4.37
it was amazing
Hooooooboy.

I don't have a proper review, just the extent of my love for the world Jemisin has created and the people in it. Nassun is wonderful.

SF-pos
...more
Jan 16, 2017
Jan 14, 2017
 
Solitaire
4.00
it was amazing
It's going to be really difficult to explain how much I love this and why but I do. It's incredible.
Mar 21, 2017
Jul 07, 2013
 
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
3.96
liked it
Finally read; still irritated at prodigious use of synonyms for "icky", and there's a few ten-dollar words that Mieville is in love with and uses far ...more
Mar 27, 2010
Jul 07, 2008
 
My Heart and Other Black Holes
4.02
really liked it
The plotting and pacing are a bit uneven, but the depth and care with which Warga writes about severe depression is remarkable. I'm not certain this w ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Nov 03, 2015
 
Tell The Wolves I'm Home
4.03
it was ok
**spoiler alert** It's plausible that the degree of homophobia in this is due to it being narrated by a fifteen-year-old girl from a straight nuclear ...more
Jan 11, 2014
Nov 24, 2013
 
The Nightingale
4.54
it was ok
The story is as harrowing as a realistic WWII novel could/should be, and I haven't read very many at all set in occupied France, so I was glad to know ...more
May 28, 2016
Dec 08, 2015
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
did not like it
...I tried to avoid it. I borrowed the book (no money, NO MONEY TO YOU) and will read it for decompression during finals week.

FINISHED (after five hou
...more
May 17, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
Ready Player One
4.31
really liked it
Loved the plot, thought Cline was way in love with his own descriptions, couldn't tell what the time frame of the narration was - Wade makes reference ...more
Oct 23, 2012
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Prince (The Selection, #0.5)
3.94
it was ok
I just really dislike the dude.
Aug 2016
Aug 01, 2016
 
Spare Parts
4.13
it was amazing
Okay, I'm living in a disabled, sick body and I miss having full possession of myself, so part of this rating is definitely just that this novel is st ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Oct 25, 2012
 
Acceptance (Southern Reach, #3)
3.58
really liked it
A note on shelving: I usually use "sf-colonization" for human civilization expanding in the galaxy. However, it has never been more appropriate here, ...more
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
 
The Woman in Cabin 10
3.67
really liked it
NICE.

This gets twisty and bizarre and very claustrophobic at times - the boutique cruise ship setting is BRILLIANT - and it works out. It truly does w
...more
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
 
Afterworlds
3.72
really liked it
This was really interesting, as a novel, a novel-within-a-novel, and a snapshot of (very precisely) the YA writing community and how it operated in 20 ...more
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 07, 2017
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