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Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons
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)
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
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
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
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
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
Courtney Love is a bitch.
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows
Interesting concept. Weird execution.
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
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
Gone (Gone, #1)
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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
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 Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
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)
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)
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
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
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
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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
Enjoyable if a bit repetitive. Really sets the stage for Brooks's follow-up, World War Z.
Dec 17, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
Fun, somewhat trashy vampire novel. Think I like the TV series True Blood better.
Jan 26, 2010
Nov 24, 2009
The Secret History
What a messed up book. I'm going to be thinking about this one for some time.
May 04, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)
What an ending! Looking forward to the next book when I can get to it.
Jun 10, 2014
Oct 22, 2013
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
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
Emotionally overwhelming, clever, light, dark, ocean.
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
Dumb, trashy, fun. Total cotton candy reading.
Feb 11, 2013
Jan 26, 2010
Assassin's Code (Joe Ledger, #4)
Fun book.
Mar 20, 2014
Aug 07, 2013
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
Feb 2011
Nov 24, 2009
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
Jun 03, 2013
Jul 18, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Feb 2011
Jan 28, 2011
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
Mar 02, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
A Feast For Crows
Mar 14, 2012
Jul 18, 2010
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