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Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom
Having been a Jane Austen fan for a very long time, I was thrilled to receive a copy of this work of nonfiction about the fandom surrounding the belov...more
Aug 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
Steve McQueen: A Biography
FULL DISCLAIMER UP FRONT: I won this book through FirstReads.

McQueen is one of my favorite classic actors, and for that reason, this biography really...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
The Fortune Hunter
Full disclosure: I won this book through FirstReads.

I am definitely biased but I love it when the lead female character of a novel is a short brunette...more
May 20, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster
Full disclosure up front: I won this book through FirstReads.

I was interested in this book because I am intrigued by ways to make the brain perform be...more
Aug 07, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
The Legend of the Seventh Virgin
I picked a pretty decent Holt to start with. I had been interested in reading the author since Lauren Willig (whose Pink Carnation books I adore) ment...more
Nov 11, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
The Age of Miracles
FULL DISCLOSURE: I won this book through FirstReads.

In both premise and execution, this is an exceptional novel. In basic plot terms, a girl named Jul...more
Feb 06, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
The Edge of Nowhere (Saratoga Woods, #1)
FULL DISCLOSURE: Won this through FirstReads.

OK, I always try to focus on the positive when I review things but this book just didn't have a lot of th...more
Oct 09, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Mistress of My Fate (The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot, #1)
FULL DISCLOSURE UP FRONT: I won this book through FirstReads.

Overall, this novel was successful. The lead character is Henrietta Ingerton, who changes...more
Feb 03, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls
Full disclosure up front: I won this book through FirstReads.

First, I have to say I LOVE the premise for this book. WHY, WHY, WHY haven't we heard any...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
I won't put any spoilers in this review and I won't make it long, but I did want to put out there how much I enjoyed this book.

The Parasol Protectora...more
Apr 18, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
I vastly enjoyed this novel, and it's cliffhanger ending only left me wanting the next book in the trilogy NOW! If you want your vampires served up a...more
Apr 29, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
This book is the first in a series that is part of a recent trend in the YA market recently--post-apocalyptic. In this case, "the Return" has resulted...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
Little Women and Werewolves

I was very excited to win this book through FirstReads, and I wondered whether this would be an enjoyable "monsterization" (is tha...more
May 07, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
The Second Duchess
Disclaimer first off: I won this book through FirstReads.

I have been wanting to read more of all the great historical fiction appearing recently, so I...more
Mar 20, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1)
Full disclosure: I won this book off FirstReads.

Having never read any Archer before, I decided to take the chance to win this book because I like epic...more
Sep 23, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
FULL DISCLOSURE: I won this book through FirstReads.

I am a big fairytale fan (Once Upon a Time is one of my favorite TV shows) and I thought Pullman's...more
Dec 23, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark, #2)
Full Disclosure: I won this through FirstReads.

Well, I was surprised that after winning the first book in this series, The Sweetest Dark, the next boo...more
Jun 03, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I decided to put my review of the whole Hunger Games series here, with the final book.

I think this series is AMAZING! It would take a lot for a series...more
Nov 23, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
The Grand Sophy
This is officially my fave Heyer so far!

The singularly entertaining Sophy Stanton-Lacy arrives to stay with her aunt, uncle, and cousins and proceeds...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Shades of Grey, #1)
I decided to make my first review here on Good Reads for this book, because I had to tell what I thought about it.


Jasper Fforde always astou...more
Apr 02, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great (Catherine, #1)
Disclosure before review: I won this book through FirstReads.

As I've gotten more historical fiction under my belt as a reader, I am realizing more abo...more
Dec 13, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
Shadows on the Nile
Full Disclosure: I won this book through FirstReads.

I enjoyed this novel quite a lot. Furnivall's sense of plotting and word choice worked well throug...more
Oct 30, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
A Million Dirty Secrets (Million Dollar Duet, #1)
Full disclosure up front: I won this book through FirstReads.

The phenomenal success of "50 Shades of Grey" has spawned many imitators. Unfortunately,...more
Oct 12, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
OK, a rating of this book needs a discussion. Much has been made of the sexual content of this series, and the amount and type of the sexual scenes he...more
Jun 18, 2012
May 22, 2012
Handling the Undead
**spoiler alert** Disclaimer up front: I won this book through FirstReads.

Horror is not my usual genre AT ALL, but I had heard that Lindqvist's Let Th...more
Oct 05, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
Impulse & Initiative: What if Mr. Darcy had set out to win Elizabeth's heart? (A Pride & Prejudice Variation)
**spoiler alert** I have loved branching out my Austenesque reading lately, and I was particularly eager to delve into my first "variation." Based on...more
Nov 29, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Full disclosure: I won this book through FirstReads.

Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of history's most interesting female figures to me. And reading fictio...more
Oct 11, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, #1)
I was disappointed when I didn't win this book from FirstReads and I had to wait to get it through, but the fun in this book is wort...more
Aug 16, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
**spoiler alert** As I read/reviewed/ADORED the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series, Soulless, I had to read this second installment as well...more
Apr 28, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation, #7)
I couldn't believe it--I found an advance copy of this at my local Half-Price Books!! Someone nearby must have gotten it and sold it there. I snatched...more
Oct 14, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
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