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Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons
it was ok
Recipes are interesting, but the "lessons" are dogmatic. Wiviott clearly thinks he's a god, but unlike Myron Mixon (who also thinks rather highly of h ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
Fun dystopian lit requiring massive suspension of disbelief regarding factions and the rigid personality types upon which they are based. Once I was a ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
it was amazing
I loved it for what it is. I don't understand how people can't look past the references to see the underlying character and his desperate, tragic love ...more
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
it was amazing
Wow, what an amazing book. I can't possibly write anything to do it justice or that likely hasn't been said before. Genius.
Apr 02, 2014
Oct 22, 2013
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
it was amazing
More like 4.5 starts, but I couldn't deny it. Very, very fun book.
Jan 23, 2017
Jul 20, 2016
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
really liked it
I really enjoyed the premise of Boneshaker and Priest's alternate history of 1880s-era Seattle. I am a sucker for steam punk books anyway, and Priest ...more
May 28, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
it was amazing
Great examination of what was (and still is) wrong with baseball from a market perspective, but it's so much more than that. Moneyball is brilliant in ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
Memories of the Future - Volume 1
really liked it
Very fun, quick read of Wheaton's snarky episode summaries and behind-the-scenes recollections. Hilarity reigns!
May 13, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Moment We Found Nirvana: An Oral History of One of the Greatest Bands of All Time
liked it
Courtney Love is a bitch.
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows
really liked it
Interesting concept. Weird execution.
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
really liked it
A riotously fun read. Sure, Burroughs quickly glosses over some plot issues, but it is a fun and fascinating thrill ride.
Oct 10, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
The Bat
really liked it
Interesting. I look forward to reading more of these.
Jun 30, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
Gone (Gone, #1)
really liked it
Fun book. Nice world-building. Not sure where the series can go from here; it seems like X-Men in a bottle.
Mar 11, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
The Goldfinch
it was amazing
This took a while to read, between putting it down to read other things and generally just not having the right time to focus on it, but once I finall ...more
Dec 13, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
really liked it
A whole lot of fun with fairly well-done characterization for this type of novel. Lisbeth Salander is a wonderful character and I am looking forward t ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Nov 14, 2010
Iron Council (New Crobuzon, #3)
I simply could not finish it. The first narrative was interesting enough, but the second part bogged down into a thinly-veiled Marxist manifesto in wh ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
The Bone Clocks
really liked it
Inconsistent and downright difficult at times, but when the focus is on how people, without knowing it, can impact others' lives and with what force, ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Nov 03, 2014
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
it was amazing
Outstanding story of how this group of people worked tirelessly to find and preserve the cultural legacy of Europe. I'm in awe of what they did with t ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Nov 18, 2013
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
really liked it
So trashy and so terrible. Why do I keep coming back for more? Decent characterizations, fun plots, and total escapism. That's all these books have to ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Jan 26, 2010
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
really liked it
Fun, very quick read. Much tighter than the first book in the series. I couldn't believe I was finished with it (one of the quirks of reading books on ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Nov 24, 2009
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
it was amazing
Simply brilliant. I look forward to tackling Ulysess again; maybe this time I'll finish it.
Mar 23, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead
liked it
Enjoyable if a bit repetitive. Really sets the stage for Brooks's follow-up, World War Z.
Dec 17, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
The Martian
it was amazing
I could not put this book down. Mesmerizing, fun, suspenseful—I could go on and on.
Feb 13, 2015
Jun 09, 2014
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
liked it
Fun, somewhat trashy vampire novel. Think I like the TV series True Blood better.
Jan 26, 2010
Nov 24, 2009
The Year of the Flood
it was amazing
What an ending! Looking forward to the next book when I can get to it.
Jun 10, 2014
Oct 22, 2013
The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2)
really liked it
Finally had some time to finish up this morning. What a fantastic romp!
Feb 10, 2016
Oct 05, 2011
The Secret History
really liked it
What a messed up book. I'm going to be thinking about this one for some time.
May 04, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
really liked it
Library e-book FTW! Though it is interrupting Dark Tower IV.
Aug 28, 2012
Oct 03, 2011
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
it was amazing
Emotionally overwhelming, clever, light, dark, ocean.
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3)
it was amazing
"Please stop singing or I can’t go on with the story."
Sep 18, 2014
Oct 22, 2013
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