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Hunted: A House of Night Novel (House of Night, #5)
**spoiler alert** This series is fun, if you don't look too closely. ;) It's brain candy, like a great episode of Buffy or something. But I do have se ...more
Mar 17, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)
So, what the hell? I loved Caliban's War so much - I loved all the characters (old and new), there was plenty of action, and it was a tight story that ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2014
Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5)
On my death bed, I just want to listen to/read/watch hilarious exchanges between Avasarala and Amos. That team is comedy gold.

Wow. This book. I have b
Jun 09, 2015
Nov 09, 2014
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
This was a weird book. It's the first volume in an epic adventure, and it really does feel like that - a lot of setup, getting to know characters, lay ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 08, 2007
Radical Unschooling - A Revolution Has Begun
I LOVE the ideas and general message of this book. It's very inspirational and makes the radical unschooling lifestyle seem very natural and doable. D ...more
Nov 06, 2009
Sep 04, 2009
The Hunchback Assignments (The Hunchback Assignments, #1)
One word: flat. No wait, I have lots more words. Dreary. Miserable. Highlights the worst of humanity while providing us with a completely unimaginativ ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
**spoiler alert** I'd give it 2.5 stars if that were possible.

I was just...disappointed by the way this series went. Divergent was so interesting and
not set
Dec 15, 2013
Zen and the Art of Vampires (Dark Ones, #6)
**spoiler alert** **spoiler alert!***
So I always like the Dark Ones books. They're funny, romantic, and STANDALONE. This one was funny, but not LOL fu
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
The Gospel of Loki
I do looooove me some Loki. I enjoyed the sense of humor immensely. But I have to stay I had to really bully myself into finishing this book. Part of ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
Great book! Cool illustrations and a well-told story of Eratosthenes, who since he was very little loved to ask questions and wonder about things. Gre ...more
Jun 24, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally
Quick read about a couple from Vancouver, B.C. who decide to conduct a one-year experiment in local eating. They draw their boundaries with a 100-mile ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
The Kinfolk Table
I have never wanted to punch a cookbook in the teeth so much as I did this cookbook. Pretentious doesn't EVEN begin to cover it. Boring, pedestrian, p ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2014
Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)
Cute! Yes, I definitely get the Doctor Who-Sherlock mashup vibe that Maricel and Selah have mentioned! Loved Jenny and Douglas the duck! The identity ...more
Mar 21, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
Salt Fish Girl
This book was deeply weird, and it took me a lot longer to read than most books.

Part fairy tale, part dystopian future (but the quietly desperate kin
May 05, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
**spoiler alert** Yay! I saw Patty read from this last week and got my copy signed! I love readings, so fun.

Anyway, I LOVED this installment of Mercy
Feb 07, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
Hilarious, smart, endearing...just delightful. And a little heartbreaking. And wonderful. Just read it! It took me two whole hours, it's definitely wo ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)
This is part of my community's Everybody Reads program.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I loved the tone of the writing, the whimsy of it, the affecti
Feb 17, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
To Hell and Back (Dante Valentine, #5)
Book 5, the last blessed book, in the Dante Valentine series. I found myself skimming A LOT in the this book. I just wanted to see what happened. The ...more
Sep 12, 2008
Sep 03, 2008
Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, #5)
**spoiler alert** The 5th book in the Morganville Vampires series. Ok, I didn't like the way the 4th book ended and I liked this one even less. The st ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3)
**spoiler alert** The third installment of the Night Huntress series. This one was action packed, but I thought things got a little muddled in the mid ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
17-year-old Marcus and his friends are in the wrong place at the wrong time and get taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security and held ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)
**spoiler alert** Aaargh!!!! Ugh!!!! Grrr!!! Finally, I think we might get a HEA for Rose and Dmitri, and then this happens! Again, Argh!

I devoured t
Jan 07, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Impossible (Impossible, #1)
Here's the short blurb: "Lucy has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter.
Inspired by the ballad "
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang (Dark Ones, #7)
This is basically the second (!&*$&^#&) half of one big story, starting with Zen and the Art of Vampires. I was really really irritated wi ...more
May 17, 2009
May 21, 2009
Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom, #1)
I liked this book, and I really didn't know what to expect. I picked it up on a whim because the author is local to Portland, where I lived and my par ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Let me just start by saying that I have a strong tendency to avoid all things to do with war. I hate war movies, war shows, history of war, etc. Just ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I *love* this series! It is so utterly addictive, I can barely put the books down while reading them.

This 2nd (middle) installment of the story finds
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs
This is a great, engaging book of myths and history of Ancient Egypt. Written half comic, half narrative style (the story told below the panes of illu ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax, #2)
2nd in the Sirantha Jax trilogy. Second installments are tricky, and this one I found a little frustrating. I really love that Velith is back and has ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
Quick synopsis: 10-year-old Alanna and her twin Thom are about to be sent away from home, Thom to train as a knight and Alanna to the convent to be tr ...more
May 27, 2009
May 28, 2009
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