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A Mixture of Frailties
Oh my gosh, so good! Totally my new favorite Robertson Davies book, and that's saying something, since of the six other books of his I've read so far, ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
So, I'm sadly a little more familiar with Michael Palin's work than I am with Ernest Hemingway's, despite my degree in English. I had my first encount ...more
May 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would...the premise sounded pretty uninteresting to me, but I wanted to give it a chance because I loved The Hung ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
Hare Moon (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #0.7)
Eh. I'm in the minority (yet again, it seems), but I was not a fan of this. Part of the problem here, I will admit, is that I just don't really like s ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
Eh. 2.5 stars, but I'll round up to three because it was enjoyable enough that I made it through the whole thing without getting TOO bored or annoyed. ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
Prodigy (Legend, #2)
A few times while reading this book I found myself feeling frustrated with the lack of detail, (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore
I stumbled across this at the library, and when I saw it, I thought, "Hey! Theodora! I know her!!!" You know, because of the whole Byzantine history p ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear
I think this a really good overview of polar bears in the wild and our history and future with them. Mulvaney does a great job of describing both the ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
North of Beautiful
I liked this, but it took me almost half the book to actually get interested in the story. Luckily it was semi-fluffy, so I was able to stick with it ...more
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
My husband gave this to me as an early Valentine's Day gift because he heard about it on NPR and knows me really well--I mean, how could I resist an a ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
George's Secret Key to the Universe
I probably only liked this book 2-stars worth, but Hugh Dancy's reading ups it by a star, because that, at least, was pretty great. At the beginning, ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
Prom Dates from Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl Vs. Evil #1)
This book was really fun--like one of Meg Cabot's supernatural books (only smarter and much better written) mixed in with a little Nancy Drew. The mai ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
The Ghosts of Heaven
I sort of was expecting not to love this one. I don't really know why. I guess some of the reviews have been kind of meh, and it also could be because ...more
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #13)
This is definitely the worst book in the series so far. First of all, what would normally be five chapters or so in any other book has been stretched ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
I enjoyed this one a lot to start with--I have nowhere near the sort of dedication and drive it takes to do something like this (or any dedication or ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
I really liked this, though I haven't put a whole lot of time into researching its history or thinking too hard about what it's saying. I've seen seve ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Dec 09, 2011
Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1)
So, yeah, I didn't love this. Or even like it that much. I don't normally object to language in books, but this one was a little over-the-top for me. ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, #6)
Gee, I must've been in a pretty bad mood or something the first time I read this, because it wasn't nearly as dreary as I remember it being. Still, I' ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
Cursed Pirate Girl

Okay, so, I keep seeing comparisons to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, and that seems dead on. But since Alice'
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse
This was interesting--Sheridan tells a (somewhat ridiculous) end-of-the-world story involving earthquakes, zombies, alien attacks, etc. with stories o ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
Paper Towns
Looking for Alaska is still my favorite of John Green's books, but this one comes in second. A lot of other folks have commented on the similarities b ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Apr 04, 2009
The Death of Ivan Ilych
I'm actually almost through with this one (thank goodness). The book begins with Ilyich dead, and then goes back to tell us all about how he got that ...more
Oct 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014
Heart of Darkness
I've been on this kick lately of either attempting to read classics I somehow have never gotten around to, or else rereading the ones I hated in high ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
Okay, wow. So, this book started out really slow for me. Jenna feels more like a computer than a person at the beginning, and it was really hard for m ...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
 Beholding Bee
So, this one...really surprised me. I wasn't enjoying it much at all at first. I found Bee's way of constantly referring to her birthmark as "my diamo ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Lock In
Really fun and interesting story revolving around a disease that leaves most of its victims trapped inside their own bodies, unable to use them, and o ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 7
For some reason I wasn't really looking forward to reading this one, and I almost sent it back to the library without doing so, but since it's so shor ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
The Witch's Betrayal (The Assassin's Curse, 0.5)
Excellent prequel to The Assassin's Curse, telling the story of Naji's disfigurement and where things went wrong with Leila. I'm soooooo looking forwa ...more
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
First of all, I was reeeeally not a big fan of this narrator. I found something about his delivery really obnoxious, especially when the book is talki ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
Leaven of Malice (The Salterton Trilogy, #2)
Goodness, I love Davies. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book in this trilogy, though I definitely enjoyed it, and so I put off reading the second on ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 17, 2012